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  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • Written by: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily one of the better books I've read..

  • By jesse cornelious on 2018-10-31

awesome sauce

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Reviewed: 2019-04-21

super awesome but very militarized. took me a while to get comfortable with it, but the I couldn't stop. Despite all the army mumbo jumbo the book made me laugh throuout the adventure and that I cherish

  • The Golem and the Jinni

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Helene Wecker
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best ever

  • By Travis Dean on 2019-03-21

best ever

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Reviewed: 2019-03-21

best book ever in the world. great story and characters and performance. totes and goats

  • Understanding Literature and Life: Drama, Poetry and Narrative

  • Written by: Arnold Weinstein, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Arnold Weinstein
  • Length: 32 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 3
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    5 out of 5 stars 3

The major texts of Western culture are a gateway to wisdom that can widen your views on self and society in enduring ways. And now you can examine its most important works - whether drama, poetry, or narrative - in this series of 64 penetrating lectures that reveal astonishing common ground.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great if you like to learn very in depth

  • By Travis Dean on 2019-03-13

great if you like to learn very in depth

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Reviewed: 2019-03-13

awesome sauce. took me a while to finish as it's so long. but worth every second.

  • Dead Moon

  • Written by: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

In the year 2243, the Moon belongs to the dead. The largest graveyard in the solar system, it was the perfect solution to the overcrowding and environmental problems that had plagued mankind for centuries. And the perfect place for Cali Washington to run away from her past. But when a mysterious meteor crashes into one of the Moon’s cemeteries, Cali and her fellow Caretakers find themselves surrounded by a terrifying enemy force that outnumbers them more than a thousand to one. An enemy not hindered by the lack of air or warmth or sustenance. An enemy that is already dead.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • "What's going on out there..."

  • By Steven on 2019-02-21

Good Book, Doesn't for the threshold series.

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2019-03-08

I feel like all these connections were made later after the story had been written already. It didn't seem to fit with the other two the same way, didn't have the same vibe and sounded.. cheaper. Ray Porter is awesome though and aside from my opinion on its status as the third book, as a stand alone that didn't tie in like the first 2 in the series, it was a really cool SciFi concept , I just think it could have been out together better, but still worth the time and super fun.

  • The Fold

  • Written by: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldnt. Stop. Listening.

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-02-11

awesome sauce

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Reviewed: 2019-03-04

story is great, character development is great, performance is great. listen to 14 first. 100 thumbs up.

  • Invasion

  • Alien Invasion, Book 1
  • Written by: Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

They are coming. The countdown has begun. First visible only as blips on a telescope image, the discovery of objects approaching from Jupiter's orbit immediately sets humanity on edge. NASA doesn't even bother to deny the alien ships' existence. The popular Astral space app (broadcasting from the far side of the moon and accessible by anyone with Internet) has already shown the populace what is coming.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great base story riddled with misogyny and incest

  • By Travis Dean on 2019-01-22

Great base story riddled with misogyny and incest

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-22

The main idea is great. Ray Porter is Great, like sooooo good. The characters are good for the most part other than a clearly divided line between men and women and the most stereotyped version of each. Alot of character development is even in good spirit but misses the mark with random incestual fantasies between the son and his step mom. Also in the second book the teenage girl becomes of age and becomes the center of much juvinille sex talk. Also does it matter how often the teenage son jacks off to his step mom ? No.... Take out all that garbage and this divided gender BS and it would be great. No incest and no mysoginy would also mean it's only one book. I really want to know what happens but I just can't listen to the trash that seems to have been injected for filler. And Ray.. if you read this... You made it tolerable at best and if it was read by anyone else, I would assume high schools boys got ahold of a typewriter.. also Im a dude and probably a more stereotypical one and like.. it's just gross and dumb. Audible owes me hours of my life back and but want cliff notes on the other 8000 books or whatever cause the concept is crazy interesting. The writing is BS. I listened to this because of the quality that BOB delivered... Why doesn't Bob have 20 books. It isn't fair. Change my mind audible.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • Written by: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,044
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't think I'd like it, but I loved it

  • By Eli on 2018-01-11

If you like SciFi and cool things then get it

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Reviewed: 2018-11-11

loved it. hands down fav SciFi . just get it and your life will better. promise.

  • Norse Mythology

  • Written by: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
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    5 out of 5 stars 898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Taylor Chafe on 2017-12-11

really great and we'll read. wish it was longer :(

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Reviewed: 2018-09-04

loved it. really great read and great stories with a ton of solid information. really well done wish it was longer.

  • Ready Player One

  • Written by: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,815
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    5 out of 5 stars 3,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,563

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing really good I loved any 13+ would love it.

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-01-07

Really cool Book.

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Reviewed: 2018-05-15

This book is nothing like the movie and much better all round.totes cool totes yeah snazz