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  • Tiamat's Wrath

  • The Expanse, Book 8
  • Written by: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 294

Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper. In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dialogue cut out at 14:41:40 end of chapter 39

  • By Timothy on 2019-03-28

as always, an amazing book

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-01

Jeffersonv Mays does an exemplary job. All the main characters have grown so much since The Expanse. Naomi is actually likable, now! I can't wait to find out how it all ends.

  • Mass Effect™ Andromeda: Annihilation

  • Written by: Catherynne M. Valente
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

With a new game, Mass Effect Andromeda, set for release in 2017, the launch of a new series of Mass Effect novels is timely. The new game will take the story in a dramatic new direction and is set in a new region of space, with a new and deadly enemy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, but too bad it wasn't in the game.

  • By Daniel on 2019-05-02

so much better than Nexus Uprising

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-16

The story and narration are infinitely better than Uprising. While I enjoyed Fryda as Ryder, she just couldn't work Uprising into anything beyond meh. Polish a turd and it's still a turd. This story actually made sense.

  • Playing with Fire

  • The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics
  • Written by: Lawrence O'Donnell
  • Narrated by: Lawrence O'Donnell
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

The 1968 US presidential election was the young Lawrence O'Donnell's political awakening, and in the decades since it has remained one of his abiding fascinations. For years he has deployed one of America's shrewdest political minds to understanding its dynamics, not just because it is fascinating in itself but because in it is contained the essence of what makes America different and how we got to where we are now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow....just....wow

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-08-20

wow....just....wow

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-20

that's alot of household names that should have been thrown in jail, or executed. In the beginning I was somewhat rooting for Nixon . As more of his deeds were unearthed, the bastard showed his true self. Never underestimate what someone will do to win an election.

What would the US look like if JFK and RFK and MLK and Malcolm X were never assassinated....

  • Deception Point: A Novel

  • Written by: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • By Zach on 2019-05-06

decent performance, plotline is.... ugh. spoilers.

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-28

this is quite possibly the worst Dan Brown novel out there. in the first two hours of this novel I'm fairly certain he used the phrase scientific discovery about 15 dozen times. We get that you're trying to delay giving us the plot decide, but find a new way of doing it. The writing style is close to Trump level.
While I enjoy the odd far fetched sci fi here and there and your near future type of stuff, and I do realize that this was written 15 years ago, the whole idea that NASA is the bane of all existence and that if you slash its budget in half it'll solve all the education problems in America.... Is beyond Trump absurd. Beyond Newt Gingrich wanting a base on the Moon by the year 2020. I understand this is fiction but I like believable fiction, I like it when the author doesn't treat the reader as a freaking idiot. Adding seven and a half billion dollars to the education budget by reducing the NASA budget by the same amount is going to solve all your problems? Good f****** luck. not once was the defense budget brought up and I believe that at the time that this was written that defense budget was 650 billion dollars. And it isn't audited at all. Not one goddamn mention of that bloated budget.
I get that the average voter isn't nearly as informed as we would like them to be, but the idea of using NASA as a scapegoat in this regard and that it's successful in getting the GOP nomination?
Clive cussler's novel regarding a hidden secret contract between the British and the United States where in Canada is actually the property of the United States is more believable than this bullshit.
as stated earlier, I get that this is fiction. But the National Enquirer is more realistic than this. Don't waste your credit on this and especially don't waste your money on this.

  • Ready Player One

  • Written by: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,879
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,624

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

that was alot better than I thought it would be

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

Reviewed: 2018-04-06

WHEEEEAAAAAAATTTTOOOONNNN!
he actually did a pretty damn good job narrating. the 80s nostalgia was a little much, but only crap this was a great book, and made great by Wil's passion and knowledge. It helps when the narrator is into the content he's reading.

  • Artemis

  • Written by: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,640

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

good listen

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

Reviewed: 2018-03-16

Rosario Dawson is really good at this. it is much better than I thought it would be. always love a good sci Fi book with great science.

  • Mass Effect: Initiation

  • Written by: N. K. Jemisin, Mac Walters
  • Narrated by: Fryda Wolff
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Lieutenant Cora Harper joined the Systems Alliance to develop and enhance her powerful biotic talents. She was assigned to the asari commando unit Talein's Daughters, where she honed her abilities to become a skilled and deadly huntress. Returning to Earth, Cora finds herself a stranger among other humans, and joins the Andromeda Initiative as Alec Ryder's second-in-command. The mission will send 100,000 colonists on a one-way, 600-year-long journey into the unknown.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a step up from book 1

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-02-14

a step up from book 1

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

Reviewed: 2018-02-14

makes me wish they me this as a kind of prequal in the game, or at least a side quest where b you play as Cora for an hour and a bit. this series her so much potential.

  • Mass Effect™ Andromeda: Nexus Uprising

  • Written by: Jason M. Hough, K. C. Alexander
  • Narrated by: Fryda Wolff
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

They slept for hundreds of years, dreaming of a new home in the Andromeda galaxy. When finally they awake, their dreams of peace are shattered. These colonists - turian, salarian, asari, human, and more - face an uncharted galaxy and threats beyond understanding.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • narrator ruined it for me

  • By Kevin on 2018-05-22

the story...just....such stupid whiny crewmates

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

Reviewed: 2018-01-09

i loved Wolff as Sarah Ryder. not so much as the whole cast. She didn't really change tone or volume throughout the novel. she's very pleasant to listen to though. But, if only the story had a more thorough editing. The reason for the uprising was.....ugh. Stupid, bitchy crew. "Why are you rationing us? Why do you want us to go back into stasis? why is there no food?? it's all the leadership's fault! kill everyone rawr!"

I hate that plotline. I expected more, BioWare.

  • Persepolis Rising

  • Written by: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 335

The seventh novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series - now a major television series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • glad they put the story back on track

  • By Amazon Customer on 2017-12-16

glad they put the story back on track

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

Reviewed: 2017-12-16

Weird alien shit. that's what got me into this series and this novel delivers. As much as I liked books 5-6, they took a bit of a detour from what made this series so enticing. I understood the necessity of the Free Navy, but it felt a little too much like filler. Our patience, however, has been rewarded.

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