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  • Alexander X

  • Battle for Forever, Book 1
  • By: Edward Savio
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Alexander Grant is a little too good at a few too many things. Two dozen martial arts. Twice that many languages. Chess, the piano, sports, forging excused absences, you name it. He graduated high school top of his class...seventeen times. Of course, no one knows any of this...when a mysterious cabal attempts to kidnap him and kill his friends, Alexander must use all his skills and centuries of training to outwit the most dangerous man alive, the mastermind of a plot that would change the world forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very different

  • By Flutterbi on 12-06-19

Very different

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-19

I really enjoyed Wil Wheaton reading Alexander X. The storyline was unusual and very detailed. Great use of historical fact and fiction. Looking forward to book 2 in this series.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,343
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,332

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jazzed Up Sci-Fi Crime Caper

  • By Simon on 15-11-17

Good Storyline

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-19

I really enjoyed this book, and the descriptions were good and made your imagination run wild. Rosario Dawson did an excellent narration, and made the character come to life.
I will be listening to more of Andy Weir's books.

  • Thunderhead

  • Arc of a Scythe
  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 244

Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the chilling sequel to the Printz Honor Book Scythe from New York Times best seller Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Matthew on 25-01-18

So different

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-19

I have listened to both books so far and been on the edge of my seat. Excellent storyline and narration. Can't wait for the third book in this series (The Toll) to come to Audible.

  • The Paths Between Worlds

  • By: Paul Antony Jones
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

For Meredith Gale, ending her life seems like her only choice, and that choice is the reason she’s dangling by her fingertips from a bridge high above the freezing water of the San Francisco Bay. But someone or some thing has other plans for Meredith, and as her fingers slip from the cold steel of the bridge, a disembodied voice asks her a simple question: “Candidate 13: Do you wish to be saved?” Realizing her mistake too late, Meredith screams “Yes!” and instantly finds herself transported to a mysterious island, alongside hundreds of other Candidates like her.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This book is a rewrite of the classic Riverworld

  • By J. Wexler on 15-04-19

Time flew

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-19

I cannot believe I got through this book so quickly, it was over before I knew it and I am hungry for more. Excellent story line, and a nice change from the usual sci-fi books I listen too. Never a dull moment.

  • Home Coming

  • The Survivalist Series, Book 10
  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

It’s been a long hard ride for Morgan and everyone. Just when things were starting to look up, the park was attacked, and they lost Bobbie. Danny’s physical wounds were nothing like the emotional loss of Bobbie. It was hard on Mel as well, and the rest of the group also felt the loss. With the attacks on the community becoming a greater threat, they must be dealt with. These attacks must end. But what can the group do against an army with artillery?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Felt rushed

  • By Flutterbi on 27-11-18

Felt rushed

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-11-18

I have listened to all the other Survivalist books and not been disappointed, Duke Fontaine is the perfect narrator for the stories. I felt as if this was a rushed ending to the series (I presume it is the last one), although nice in its own way it was a far cry from the other books and felt as if there was more packed in but less detail. However saying this it was still a good listen and I will not be returning it. Maybe if I listen to all 10 books in succession then it will feel as if it flows better. In fact I think I will do that right now.

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  • Slashed

  • Oil Apocalypse Series, Book 1
  • By: Lou Cadle
  • Narrated by: Cody Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

It's the end of oil. We knew it was coming one day. But it happened so fast! Devlin Quinn turns 16 the same week that a battle in a distant war shuts off the flow of imported petroleum to the US. Gas runs low, then runs out, and soon the highways are empty. And then it gets very serious. The grocery store shelves are empty, and people become desperate for food. Dev is trained to fight-his father made sure of that-but is he trained enough? Smart enough? Tough enough? He is about to find out when people desperate for food flee the burning cities and attack....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator lets it down

  • By Dee on 24-03-19

not as good as Gray

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It took me a long time to get into this book, and although I have listened to Gray many times I doubt I will be listening to this again any time soon as I was not keen on the narrator.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Slashed?

Without spoiling the story I think about a third of the way through the book it got better and the storyline faster.

Would you be willing to try another one of Cody Roberts’s performances?

no I did not like his style of reading.

Any additional comments?

I like Lou Cadles Gray and thought I would like this too but I was not keen, but I think that might have been down to the narrator.

  • Catch 22

  • By: Joseph Heller
  • Narrated by: Trevor White
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379

At the heart of Joseph Heller's best-selling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well read

  • By A G R on 03-02-13

it may be a classic but its boring

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-09-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

no still listening to it and falling asleep, very disjointed and no flow to it.

Was Catch 22 worth the listening time?

no will probably return

Any additional comments?

not the book I thought it would be.

  • Hurrah for the Class of 05

  • By: Peter J. Flores
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Fournier
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

In a small town in Arizona, the class of '05 is holding their class reunion. The only place they can find for the reunion is a civil defense bomb shelter. The joyous class reunion is interrupted by an earth-shaking catastrophic event, trapping its 53 guests. The story is about ordinary people surviving extraordinary events with dignity, honor, bravery, stupidity, and malice. A full range of human emotions. The story shows the best and worst of humanity.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • boring

  • By Flutterbi on 19-09-17

boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-09-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Very boring only listened to first 2 chapters but could not get into it, could not return it for some reason so thats a waste of money.

Would you ever listen to anything by Peter J. Flores again?

no

What didn’t you like about Jennifer Fournier’s performance?

Her voice was very flat and uninteresting

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hurrah for the Class of 05?

was so bored did not finish book

Any additional comments?

idea was good delivery not so much, writing was slow and boring.

  • Home Invasion

  • The Survivalist Series, Book 8
  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Morgan and his extended family could see the light at the end of the tunnel, dim though it may be. There was the promise of power once again. The plant was being repaired, and it looked as though it may actually run. While it meant lots of hard, sweaty work, the reward was worth the investment. The farm was growing strong, and community involvement was good. People were finally coming to terms with the fact that they needed to work together. So far Mother Nature had been on their side. But that, too, was about to change.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • most boring yet in series

  • By USATundra on 26-07-17

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-17

If you could sum up Home Invasion in three words, what would they be?

powerful, thought-provoking, interesting

What was one of the most memorable moments of Home Invasion?

I like Morgan and all the banter between him and Sarge

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The end chapter, sorry but don't want to give any spoilers

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh in places and although it did not make me cry it did make me feel sad at times.

Any additional comments?

I listened to books 1-8 in less than 2 weeks, and can't wait for book 9. Chris Weatherman aka A. American is an excellent author, and really makes you want to start buying up cans. Duke Fontaine is the perfect narrator.

  • Gray

  • The Complete Collection
  • By: Lou Cadle
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

Pre-med student Coral is on vacation in Idaho when something terrible happens. The black cloud is followed by a wildfire and searing heat that lasts for days. She survives deep in a cave but emerges days later to find the world transformed, with blackened trees, an ash-filled sky, and no living creatures stirring - except for her. So begins her desperate journey to find water and food and other survivors...and the answer to the mystery of what happened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating disaster survival story

  • By Erika on 13-09-17

Very enjoyable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book is for all those of us who ever imagine surviving some sort of disaster natural or otherwise. This was well read by Lauren Fortgang and this is the first I have ever heard by Lou Cadle but will definately find more if available.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Corel strong determined and written with faults which some writers overlook.

What does Lauren Fortgang bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She narrated this book brilliantly using different voices and bringing the characters to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could not listen to this in one sitting, it is a 3 parter merged into one and lasted over 24 hours.

Any additional comments?

Well worth listening to, and will definitely listen to it again.

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