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Ross Dunn

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  • Something in the Water

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 969

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • brutally obvious and drawn out

  • By Jamie on 2018-08-09

Too Much Cringe

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-08

I put this audio book down too many times to count because I was so frustrated with the blinding stupidity of the protagonist... it was cringeworthy. I only finished the book out of sheer persistence. Not recommended unless you want to be frustrated.

  • Renegades

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 7
  • Written by: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 386

The battle-scarred star carrier Flying Dutchman is finally on her way back to Earth, after an exceptionally successful series of missions that have once again saved the world. The ship needs a serious refit, and her exhausted crew just wants a break from constant clandestine warfare against a vicious and superior enemy. Wishes come true, right? Not for the Merry Band of Pirates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just binged the whole series. MUST HAVE MORE *taps forearm*

  • By Justin on 2019-04-21

What can I say? Please!

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-09

I love these books more than I like to admit. I occasionally go back and listen to them all over again. So much fun! Well done Craig! Please keep them coming!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Second Hand Curses

  • Written by: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Marc Vietor, Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

When your fairy godmother threatens to enslave you with a curse - when a malevolent piper solves your rat problem but steals your children - when you seek revenge on the prince who turned you into a frog - who can you turn to in your hour of need? The band of scoundrels known far and wide as the Bastard Champions - the swashbuckling trio who travel a world of legend, seeking adventure and righting wrongs - as long as there's enough gold to be earned.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This was a pleasant read.

  • By John Le Blanc on 2019-04-24

An Amusing, Fun, and Simple Set of Adventures

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-04

I enjoyed the more pessimistic twist on the fables we all grew up hearing. This book is an entertaining brain break.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • Written by: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but heavy lack of the Merry Band of Pirates

  • By Scott on 2018-10-22

Nothing beats these stories. ,

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-04

Exciting, hilarious, and scientifically thought provoking. Skippy the magnificent comes alive and me wish I knew him personally.

  • A Feast for Crows

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4
  • Written by: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525

Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Bad Despite Character Voice Inconsistencies

  • By StealthATK on 2018-09-19

Great story, mediocre narration

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-28

The story, of course, is great. The narrator, however, was absolutely hopeless when he attempted the voices of any of the female characters... dreadful! He was great with male voices, but there neetd to be a female narrator as well.

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • Written by: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really good!

  • By Matt on 2018-01-15

I can't get enough of these books. Skippy rocks!

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

Reviewed: 2018-03-07

RC Bray absolutely rocks these books as narrator. I haven't laughed out loud so often listening to an audio book.

  • Artemis

  • Written by: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,770
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,764

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not so great

  • By plaj on 2017-11-28

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 2018-02-14

Rosario Dawson absolutely rocked this narration. if she isn't chosen as Jaz for the inevitable blockbuster movie, I'll be pissed!

Narration aside, this book was thoroughly enjoyable. I will be recommending it to everyone.

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  • The Last Star

  • The Final Book of The 5th Wave
  • Written by: Rick Yancey
  • Narrated by: Phoebe Strole, Ben Yannette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

We're here, then we're gone, and that was true before they came. That's always been true. The Others didn't invent death; they just perfected it. Gave death a face to put back in our face, because they knew that was the only way to crush us. It won't end on any continent or ocean, no mountain or plain, jungle or desert. It will end where it began, where it had been from the beginning: on the battlefield of the last beating human heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • perfect

  • By laurie pollard on 2019-08-02

A conclusion

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

Reviewed: 2018-02-08

It wasn't great, but it was a decent conclusion to a story that needed one. The first 1/3 is a ramble of slightly enjoying chatter.

  • The Fourth Transformation

  • How Augmented Reality & Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything
  • Written by: Robert Scoble, Shel Israel
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Ten years from today, the center of our digital lives will no longer be the smart phone, but device that looks like ordinary eyeglasses: except those glasses will have settings for virtual and augmented reality. What you really see and what is computer generated will be mixed so tightly together, that we won't really be able to tell what is real and what is illusion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Fascinating Exploration of Our MR Future

  • By Ross Dunn on 2018-01-23

A Fascinating Exploration of Our MR Future

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

Reviewed: 2018-01-23

I found the upcoming technology very eye opening and the social implications both exciting and concerning.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • Written by: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,580
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,208
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,202

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-10

Extremely enlightening and enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 2017-10-10

I can't imagine how physically reading this book could touch the experience of listening to Trevor read it aloud himself. It was as if he was pouring out his heart in a private conversation. Touching, humorous, eye opening, and far more interesting than I had ever expected his young life had been!