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  • The Hammer of Eden

  • Written by: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

The FBI doesn't believe it. The governor wants the problem to disappear. But Agent Judy Maddox knows the threat is real: an extreme group of ecoterrorists has the means and the know-how to set off a massive earthquake of epic proportions. For California, time is running out. Now Maddox is scrambling to hunt down a petty criminal turned cult leader turned homicidal mastermind. Because she knows that the dying has already begun.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Follett's best, but worth the read!

  • By Darryl on 2019-03-06

Not Follett's best, but worth the read!

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-06

The performance is fine. I thought the story was not as compelling as his other works.

  • Foe

  • Written by: Iain Reid
  • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

In Iain Reid’s second haunting, philosophical puzzle of a novel, set in the near future, Junior and Henrietta live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters with each other. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with alarming news: Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm...very far away. The most unusual part? Arrangements have already been made so that when he leaves, Henrietta won't have a chance to miss him, because she won't be left alone - not even for a moment. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with it until the end

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-04-19

Fire the editor

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-28

The story was bad enough but the constant redundancies were just irritating! Perhaps cutting out the redundancies and getting to the twist a lot sooner would have avoided me developing a thorough hate for the wooden characters and general disdain for the plot. The last 30 minutes of oh-I-get-it-now do not make up for the first 5 hours of this-is-so-improbable-people-don't-act-like-that!

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  • The Man in the High Castle

  • Written by: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 49

It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war - and is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Philosophical Foray into an Under-utilized World

  • By David.D.Kentie on 2018-02-20

Don't be sucked in by the compelling premise!

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-10

The characters are wooden and entirely unbelievable! The performance was fine considering the material the narrator was working with!