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Wool Audiobook Review – Exceptional Story

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Wool by Hugh Howey Audiobook Review

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Wool

Written by: Hugh Howey

Narrated by: Amanda Sayle

Length: 17 hours and 43 minutes

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: April 9, 2013

Publisher: Audible Studios

When trying to imagine how it would truly be to exist in an apocalyptic world, it is easy to see that the living environment would be very harsh. The survivors would be left with dealing with the realistic impact that the event had on their lives, which would affect them mentally and physically. Well, American writer, Hugh Howey has outdone himself with his marvelous apocalyptic novel, Wool. Howey puts the characters on a pedestal, by letting them decide their own fate, even though the world outside the silo was considered off limits. Read the rest of this entry

The Lost World Audiobook Review

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The Lost World by Michael Crichton audiobook review

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The Lost World

Written by: Michael Crichton

Narrated by: Scott Brick

Length: 15 Hours and 19 Minutes

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 12-17-07

Publisher: Books on Tape

Over the years, humans throughout the world have developed a fascination with prehistoric creatures and especially dinosaurs. Many wonder what it would be like to be able to transport themselves back into prehistoric times and live alongside the dinosaurs. Michael Crichton attempted to explore the subject in his original novel, Jurassic Park. The book undoubtedly captured the world’s imagination and captivated audiences throughout the globe. Now, Crichton looks to take things one-step further, with the addition of The Lost World. Read the rest of this entry

The Man In The High Castle Audiobook Review

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The Man In The High Castle by Philip K. Dick Audiobook Review

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The Man In The High Castle

Written by: Philip K. Dick

Narrated by: Jeff Cummings

Length: 9 hours and 58 minutes

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: June 2, 2015

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

While there have been many outstanding novels based on the events following WWII, none compare to Philip Dick’s The Man in the High Castle. This novel combines fantasy with historical facts of WWII and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s failure to lead America to victory or recovery after the cessation of the war. In 1963, it won the Hugo Award for Best Novel and this says a lot about Dick’s ability to provide the listener with a compelling alternative version of history. Read the rest of this entry

The Martian by Andy Weir Audiobook Review

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The Martian audiobook review

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The Martian

Written by: Andy Weir

Narrated by: R. C. Bray

Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 03-22-13

Publisher: Podium Publishing

I started listening to The Martian with no particular expectations, other than the occasional high praises from other reviews I’ve glanced over online and my memories of the print version of the book. As it turns out, not only was it good enough to deserve a place in my personal collection, but it also got me out of the reading slump I’ve been in for some time. I felt excited about reading again. I think it takes a special kind of book to do that. Read the rest of this entry

Dune by Frank Herbert Audiobook Review

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A review of the audiobook version of Dune by Frank Herbert

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Dune

Written by: Frank Herbert

Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Simon Vance, Ilyana Kadushin

Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins

Series: Dune, Book 1

Series: Dune Saga, Book 1

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 05-14-07

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

This is the one folks. The one sci-fi book to beat! I consider myself a sci-fi fan and ever since I read Dune a few years back, my view of the genre was changed forever. I’m sure the story might be ‘too much’ for some but even people that usually prefer fantasy have given Dune high praise. You could say it’s fantasy but in space and it’s nothing short of epic! Read the rest of this entry

METAtropolis: Green Space Audiobook Review

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Audiobook Jungle readers can get the METAtropolis: Green Space audiobook for free when signing up for a new Audible account. Click on this image to sign up and get your free copy!

METAtropolis: Green Space

Written by: Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bear, Karl Schroeder, Seanan McGuire, Tobias S. Buckell, Mary Robinette Kowal, Ken Scholes
Narrated by: Dion Graham, Robin Miles, Mark Boyett, Scott Brick, Allyson Johnson, Sanjiv Jhaveri, Jennifer Van Dyck, Jonathan Davis
Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
Series: METAtropolis, Book 3
Release Date:10-15-13, Publisher: Audible Frontiers

Warning! You’re entering serious geek territory! Only authorized geeky personnel is to proceed beyond this point! OK, I’m kidding but seriously, this is some awesome hardcore sci-fi stuff. When a few years ago I started listening to audiobooks, one of the first books that I listened to was the original METAtropolis and I can say without any doubt that it was that moment I got completely hooked on the medium. If you haven’t read it, it’s a collection of five novellas specifically written for this book by award-winning sci-fi authors and narrated by actors from the awesome Battlestar Galactica TV show and other A Team voice talent. I just can’t recommend it enough. After hungrily plowing through it I immediately got my little hands on the next installment of this series – METAtropolis: Cascadia and indulged in some more amazing science fiction from these talented authors. That was somewhere around 2011 or 2012, I think. Imagine my recent reaction when I found out there’s a new third book. Read the rest of this entry

The Device by Patrick Skelton

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The Device Audiobook Review

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The Device by Patrick Skelton

Written by: Patrick Skelton

Narrated by: Kurt Feldner

Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins

Format: Unabridged

Release Date:10-04-13

Publisher: Patrick Skelton

The Device by Patrick Skelton seemed like an intriguing sci-fi story so I couldn’t resist reading it. A mysterious device, a troubled man on a quest to uncover the secrets of his past  and a chilling discovery that might change the world. What’s not to like? It’s an interesting premise and the author largely delivers. Read the rest of this entry

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The Lost Fleet: Dauntless Audiobook Review Written by: Jack Campbell, Narrated by: Christian Rummel

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The Lost Fleet: Dauntless

Written by: Jack Campbell

Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell

Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins

Series: Lost Fleet, Book 1

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 03-20-08

Publisher: Audible Studios

The Lost Fleet: Dauntless by Jack Campbell is a military sci-fi novel and the first book in The Lost Fleet series. John “Black Jack” Geary’s emergency pod has just been recovered from deep space after a century of cold-sleep hibernation. He was considered dead after his heroic last stand against enemy spaceships, allowing the remaining Alliance fleet ships escape. His actions went into the history books as the famous battle of Grendel and every child in the Alliance grew up with exaggerated tales about Black Jack and how some day he’ll come back to save everybody. Read the rest of this entry

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Blindsight Audiobook Review by: Peter Watts, Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith

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Blindsight

Written by: Peter Watts

Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith

Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 10-23-08

Publisher: Recorded Books

To be honest I don’t think I’ve heard of or read anything from Peter Watts before Blindsight. If everything he’s written before is half as good, I’ll certainly be reading it at some point. Straight to the point – Blindsight is probably the best Sci-Fi audiobook I’ve read this year. Let me tell you why.

Blindsight has most of the elements that are common in Sci-Fi novels – the plot unfolds in the future, somewhere near the end of the century, we have some sort of a post-economic society where working is not mandatory, the human body and mind are completely explored and can be easily fixed, manipulated and upgraded as easily and routinely as it is to get an appendix removed or go the dentist. We’ve somewhat explored the Solar system – a few bases on Mars and several other planets but no interstelar travel. Yet, there are very unique themes and cool ideas I’ve not encoutered elsewhere. Read the rest of this entry

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An audiobook review of Street: Empathy by Ryan A. Span, narrated by Nicole Quinn

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Street: Empathy

Written by: Ryan A. Span

Narrated by: Nicole Quinn

Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 05-11-12

Publisher: Gryphonwood Press

The first half of the audiobook was excellent. I was paying attention. I was sucked in. The narrator Nicole Quinn did such a good job with all the voices. No complaints there. The story showed a lot of promise, luring me into intoxicating murals of wildly creative mind trips painted underneath the feet of unsuspecting characters that are put straight into potentially huge plot revelations. Read the rest of this entry

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