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  • Artemis

  • Written by: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,374

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

Very Good Science Fiction

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-19

I enjoyed this one. Downloaded it on sale, but it was very good. Weir writes excellent science with a great sense of humor . The performance is great

  • Rainbow Six

  • Written by: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 35 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Ex-Navy SEAL John Clark is the newly named head of Rainbow, an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism. In a trial by fire, he must stop a terrorist group of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on earth as we know it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Thriller

  • By Langer on 2019-01-17

Fun Thriller

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-17

This book is a great break from the Jack Ryan series. Cartoonish plot but lots of fun

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses

  • Written by: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

When 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin - one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Exceedingly Silly but Fairly Clever

  • By Langer on 2019-01-12

Exceedingly Silly but Fairly Clever

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-12

This is a pretty typical 'Beauty and the Beast' story. Human female protagonist, handsome monster. Reminds me of the 'Twilight' books. Got this book on sale and it wasn't great but whatever. This book is...meh

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  • Executive Orders

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 51 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Debt of Honor ends as Jack Ryan is confirmed vice president minutes before a mammoth act of terrorism kills the President, most of his cabinet, all but a few members of Congress, the entire Supreme Court and all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Suddenly Ryan is President, which is where Executive Orders begins.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Techno-thriller

  • By Langer on 2019-01-09

Excellent Techno-thriller

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-09

I enjoyed this one. Not Clancy's best work...a little heavy on the political intrigue side, but good just the same. Worth a listen

  • The World of Ice & Fire

  • The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones
  • Written by: George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice, Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 21 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin's masterwork - the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time - warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with The World of Ice & Fire. This volume is a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's Game of Thrones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio Book only.

  • By Enelra on 2018-09-15

Great if you're a nerd

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-01

This is a great book for Westeros fan-boys. It reminds me of Tolkien's "Lost Tales" and other books that made up the Histories of Middle Earth. This book really enriches the world Martin created but is not much of a "stand-alone" book

  • Debt of Honor

  • A Jack Ryan Novel
  • Written by: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: John MacDonald
  • Length: 36 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Clancy plunges hero Jack Ryan into nonstop high adventure, as two seemingly unrelated occurrences being a chain of events that will stun the world. Called out of retirement to serve as National Security Advisor to the president, Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, must prepare the untested president to meet the challenges of a new world order.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad

  • By Langer on 2018-12-29

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-29

Not Clancy's best work, but enjoyable. At this point, the author started going to places with his characters which were no longer very plausible. Reading tries some pretty bad accents...a decent effort. Generally a pretty good read

  • The Sum of All Fears

  • Written by: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Against all odds we have made it into the last half of the 1990s. The Cold War looks solved, Arabs and Jews are talking, confrontation is on the wane. In this new harmony, one discord -- what becomes of unemployed terrorists?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent !!<br />

  • By Diana Guenette on 2019-01-08

Likely Clancy's Best

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-22

This book combines all of the features that make Tom Clancy an effective author. Plot weaving, astounding technical detail, political intrigue. Loved this one

  • Fire & Blood

  • 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History)
  • Written by: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 26 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen - the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria - took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire & Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great narrator, lethally boring

  • By nikko on 2018-11-28

Quite Good

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-15

This does not live up to Martin's work in the Song of Fire Snd Ice series. Interesting for certain and it is nice to get into the Westerosi world again, but the vontinuation of his other series is awaited

  • Clear and Present Danger

  • Written by: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 30 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Colombian drug lords, bored with Uncle Sam's hectoring, assassinate the head of the FBI. The message is clear: Bug off! At what point do these druggies threaten national security? When can a nation act against its enemies? These are questions Jack Ryan must answer because someone has quietly stepped over the line.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, great narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-12-30

Excellent Novel

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-10

This is one of Clancy's best. Full of great technical detail. Much of the plot weaving he was known for. Prichard is a fantastic reader. Enjoyed this one

  • The Cardinal of the Kremlin

  • Written by: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Two men possess vital information on Russia's Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is Cardinal -- America's highest agent in the Kremlin -- and he's about to be terminated by the KGB. The other one is the American who can save Cardinal and lead the world to the brink of peace . . . or war. Here is author Tom Clancy's heart-stopping masterpiece -- a riveting novel about one of the most intriguing issues of our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Very good

  • By Langer on 2018-11-30

Very Very good

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-30

This is the girst of Clancy's books that show his plot weaving style that made him an effective and entertaining author. The performance is a little weak in some places (like accents) but effective. A good read