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  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,116
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,859
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,859

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping!

  • By Mr on 19-06-2015

Good book, better then the movie

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

Reviewed: 10-09-2018

Loved it, honestly sounded like it actually happened. Allot of research went into this book.

  • Forbidden Island

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

On the precipice of a cliff, contemplating suicide, dishonorably discharged US Army Ranger Rowan Baer is invited to provide security to a research team visiting the most dangerous island in the world - North Sentinel Island in the Sea of Bengal. Seeking redemption, he accepts. Living among Amazon rainforest tribes, eccentric Israeli anthropologist Talia Mayer is recruited to study the island's elusive inhabitants - the Sentinelese - who have resided on the tropical island since the dawn of mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to get through

  • By Alex on 11-07-2018

Hard to get through

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

Reviewed: 11-07-2018

Story was ok, pretty weird though.
Not as gruesome or gorey that some of the other reviews would lead you to believe.
reader killed it for me though, his downward inflection is really bad and made me hate the book towards the end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Annihilation

  • Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 168

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilisation. This is the twelfth expedition. Their group is made up of four women: An anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is perfect

  • By Michael John Beggs on 15-01-2015

Not worth it.

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

Reviewed: 12-04-2018

Was a struggle to get through, not at all engaging or even interesting.
Reader doesn't put any emotion into any characters and pronounces allot of words wrong.
Badly written and has no direction.

  • Dinosaur Lake

  • By: Kathryn Meyer Griffith
  • Narrated by: Johnnie C. Hayes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Ex-cop Henry Shore has been Chief Park Ranger at Crater Lake National Park for eight years and he likes his park and his life the way it's been. Safe. Tranquil. Predictable. But he's about to be tested in so many ways. First the earthquakes begin, people begin to go missing, then there's some mysterious water creature that's taken up residence in the caves below Crater Lake and it's not only growing in size, it's aggressive and cunning and very hungry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen and fast paced

  • By Alex on 29-11-2017

A good listen and fast paced

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

Reviewed: 29-11-2017

I really liked this book, it rolled together very well and I thought the narrator did a pretty good job. Not as full on or as descriptive as say jurassic Park but definitely had its own type of gripping story. Definitely not a boring 10hrs, Ide recommended it.

  • In the Heart of the Sea

  • By: Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

The epic true-life story of one of the most notorious maritime disasters of the 19th century - now a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth. The sinking of the whaleship Essex by an enraged spermwhale in the Pacific in November 1820 set in motion one of the most dramatic sea stories of all time: the 20 sailors who survived the wreck took to three small boats (one of which was again attacked by a whale), and only eight of them survived their subsequent 90-day ordeal, after resorting to cannibalising their mates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly good

  • By Alex on 02-05-2016

Mostly good

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

Reviewed: 02-05-2016

I loved this book for the most part but the last couple of hours really drag on once the main part is over.

Good reader though.

Also worth a read