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Daniel

Daniel Hickory Creek, TX United States Member Since 2006
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  • "Too much fun"

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    This is not normally my cup of tea. I'm sort of a military fiction/science-fiction/thriller/mystery kind of guy. I like a lot of action in my books and I don't like a lot of psychological mumbo-jumbo or romance or sex. Philosophy? OK. I can handle some of that, and there is plenty of philosophy found in this work. It's dished out in un-subtle slaps to the mug too, though not unkindly.

    Plus, it's a very funny book, sort of in a "Stephanie Plum" funny way. However the protagonist, Amy, isn't young and fit and beautiful. She's in her 60s and sort of dumpy; and very anti-social, especially at the start of the book. When we meet her she has a basset hound and a couple of friends and teaches writing on-line and has a very messy house which she rarely leaves and which is filled with books she hasn't read.

    In chapter one, she falls down. She's hit on the head and suffers a mild concussion.

    What happens from there... Well, listen to the book. You'll enjoy it. I did, and I was surprised. Honestly I never would have bought this book but it was one of those books recommended by the narrators.

    And, speaking of the narrator, Amy McFadden did a wonderful job on this book, catching the character's voices just right; hitting the proper ironic notes and also deadpanning the slapstick in the funniest ways. I laughed out loud while in inappropriate places, such as the grocery store, the pet store, the gas pump and one or two other public places I can't think of right now.

    For me, this book was sort of like falling down and being hit on the head and suffering a mild concussion, metaphorically, and... I suppose... philosophically speaking.

    This book is laugh out loud funny, I recommend it highly.

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    Amy Falls Down: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jincy Willett
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
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    Amy Gallup is an aging novelist and writing instructor living in Escondido, California, with her dog, Alphonse. Since recent unsettling events, she has made some progress. While she still has writer's block, she doesn't suffer from it. She's still a hermit, but she has allowed some of her class members into her life. She is no longer numb, angry, and sardonic: she is merely numb and bemused, which is as close to happy as she plans to get. Amy is calm. So, when on New Year's morning she shuffles out to her backyard garden to plant a Norfolk pine, she is wholly unprepared for what happens next. Amy falls down.

    William says: "Not contemporary fluff"
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Jean's greatest hits:
  • Unusual Uses for Olive Oil

    "The Professor!"

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    This is the first time I have read this series about Professor Dr. Monitz-Maria Von Igelfeld and his dachshund. The title got my attention and of course it is written by Alexander McCall Smith, but I think I prefer the other two series I routinely listen to by Smith.
    In this story Professor Van Igelfeld discovers Detlev-Amadeus Untenholzer is on a short list to win an award. Of course Igelfeld think the committee mistook Untenholzer for himself and sets off to see if he can get that corrected. He lives in a Bavarian city of Regensburg and some of the story talks place at a resort in the Alps on a student retreat with lectures by Igelfeld. I will not give away what applies to the olive oil as it is unexpected. The story has some humor and per usual for a Smith book an ethical question or delemma. It is short and worth the read for a break from the usual stories. Paul Hecht did a good job narrating the story.

  • The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 14

    "Delightful"

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    I have read all of the 1st Ladies Detective Agency series and can hardly wait for the next book to be released. “The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon” is the newest book; I believe it is number 14. McCall Smith manages to portray the leisurely pace of Africa in the book. I love how he weaves philosophical arguments into each of his stories. In this story the philosophical arguments are about good and evil, on importance of friendship and to a discussion of traditional vs. modern beliefs. His writing is excellent and he builds such unique and believable characters. In this book Mma Grace Makutsi is pregnant then later delivers a baby boy. Phut Radiphut’s aunt moves into the house with Mma Makutsi and Phut which creates a difficult situation as she insist on following the traditional ways and Grace the modern way. Precious Ramotswe takes on 2 puzzling cases. The first one is for solicitor Mma Sheba, who is the executor of the will of a farmer Edgar Molopo. She thinks the man who came forward to claim the inheritance of a farm is not really his nephew. Mma Sheba asks Mma Ramotswe to find out if he is actually the nephew. The second case is of Mma Soleti the owner of the Minor adjustment beauty salon who received a bad omen in the mail and is now under attack of rumors about poor service of her salon. How she goes about solving these problems is delightful and why I love Alexander McCall Smith stories. Smith’s descriptions of the countryside, the markets, and the people make me want to travel to Botswana. Lisette Lecat was the narrator of the story. She is from South Africa and does the accents and is able to pronounce all the names with great accuracy and with the rhythm of Africa and makes it a delight to listen to.

  • Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art

    "19th Century Paris"

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    I had recently read Irving Stone's" Lust for Life" about Vincent Van Gogh and when I saw this advertised as What if Van Gogh did not kill himself but was murdered. I thought this interesting and so got the book. The book was more about Lucien Lessard and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec than Van Gogh and had some historical fiction but mostly was fantasy. It was okay but not my cup of tea. I understand Moore has quite a following and maybe he is one of these writers that grows on you. Euan Morton did and excellent job narrating the story.

  • Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

    "Grandma goes under cover"

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    Lorelei King's narration of this series is what makes it all work. Stephanie Plum bond enforcement agent middle name is "trouble." Whatever will go wrong will when Stephanie and Lulu are on the job. This story kept me laughing from bridesmaid dress to car being blown up are vintage Stephanie. I wish Evanovich would have gone into more depth with Grandma Mazur going undercover at the hospital and assisted living facility. The story makes a pleasant break from more serious reading.

Kim

Kim Spokane, WA, United States 05-16-13 Member Since 2009

Addicted to audiobooks & podcasts. 5 Stars=I Loved It, 4 Stars=Enjoyed it Thoroughly, 3=Kinda Good, 2=Bad/Boring, 1=Complete Waste of Credit

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  • "LMAO times 10 !!"

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    I so thoroughly enjoyed this masterpiece that I've broken my policy of only one listen per book - I've listened to it twice and I'm predicting I'll be doing it again at some point. You know that feeling when you just want to finally get a good book that doesn't take itself too seriously but is extremely well written? One that will lighten your step and make you look forward to your drive to work? Well, this is that book. The bonus for me was learning about King Lear and his court without having read the Shakespeare original. Yes, it contains incredibly filthy language - but it's the wonderfully wicked kind and an English accent always makes dirty words sound less dirty right? The narration is to die for - simply perfect - the characters are loveable and absurd - I couldn't ask for more (pun avoided - you're welcome.)

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    Fool: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
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    Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years. So naturally Pocket is at his brainless, elderly liege's side when Lear demands that his kids swear to him their undying love and devotion. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordelia believes that her father's request is kind of...well...stupid, and her blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot.

    Michael says: "Mr Moore does it again."

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  • 4.8 (28 ratings)
    Very Good Jeeves, Volume 2 (






ABRIDGED) by P. G. Wodehouse Narrated by Martin Jarvis

    Very Good Jeeves, Volume 2

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
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    The second instalment of this wonderful collection of short stories sees Bertie Wooster in the proverbial soup as usual and Jeeves invariably shimmering to the rescue. Love, comic reunions and errant Uncles are all on the agenda, plus bucket loads of laughter. Where would Wooster be without his infinitely brainy valet? Where would audio listeners be without Wodehouse's sparkling comic invention?

    Tad Davis says: "Perfect narrator"
  • 4.9 (11 ratings)
    Living On Air: Adventures in Broadcasting (






UNABRIDGED) by Joe Cipriano, Ann Cipriano Narrated by Joe Cipriano

    Living On Air: Adventures in Broadcasting

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    • By Joe Cipriano, Ann Cipriano
    • Narrated By Joe Cipriano
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    Living On Air is a coming of age tale about a small town boy who makes it to the top of his profession in the world of radio and voice-over. It's a heart-warming, funny story filled with the ups and downs people face on the roller-coaster ride to success, including some laughable encounters with major celebrities. Living On Air is narrated by author, Joe Cipriano, considered one of the top voice-over talents in America. Instantly recognizable as the voice of TV networks, award shows, games shows and more.

    Eric says: "Great story and great narration, obviously..."
  • 4.8 (10 ratings)
    Uncle Fred in the Springtime (






UNABRIDGED) by P. G. Wodehouse Narrated by Jonathan Cecil

    Uncle Fred in the Springtime

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    • By P. G. Wodehouse
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    Uncle Fred, or to give him his full title of Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, fifth Earl of Ickenham, is considered by some as a splendid gentleman - a sportsman to his fingertips. Mr. Twistleton, nephew to the Earl, and otherwise known as Pongo to his friends, has a differing view. He simply describes his uncle as being loopy to the tonsils. But when the eccentric and well-loved Uncle Fred plays Cupid to Lord Emsworth, his old friend at Blandings Castle, little did he know that he would be known as Impostor A and the Lord’s beloved pig, the Empress, as Impostor B....

    Diana says: ""I say dear man . . . would you spot me a . . .?""
  • 4.3 (5375 ratings)
    World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (






ABRIDGED) by Max Brooks Narrated by Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, Rob Reiner

    World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
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    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

    Steve says: "Good but Too Short!"
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  • 4.4 (3933 ratings)
    Club Dead: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Charlaine Harris Narrated by Johanna Parker

    Club Dead: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
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    In this entry from Anthony Award winner Charlaine Harris' New York Times best-selling series, the gorgeous and feisty telepath hits the road to find her missing boyfriend, who may have run off with his former lover - a notorious vamp.

    Pamela M says: "Simply Fantastic"
  • 4.3 (2763 ratings)
    Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal (






UNABRIDGED) by Christopher Moore Narrated by Fisher Stevens

    Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
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    Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

    Hope says: "A Worthy Book, indeed"
  • 4.4 (1709 ratings)
    Snuff (






UNABRIDGED) by Terry Pratchett Narrated by Stephen Briggs

    Snuff

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
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    (1518)
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    (1526)

    Sam Vimes is on a well-deserved holiday. But for the commander of the City Watch, a vacation in the country is anything but relaxing. The balls, the teas, the muck - not to mention all that fresh air and birdsong - are more than a bit taxing on a cynical city-born and -bred copper. Yet a policeman will find a crime anywhere if he decides to look hard enough, and it’s not long before a body is discovered, and Sam - out of his jurisdiction, out of his element, and out of bacon sandwiches (thanks to his well-meaning wife) - must rely on his instincts, guile, and street smarts to see justice done.

    Tim says: "Perfect Pratchett"
  • 4.5 (1163 ratings)
    I Shall Wear Midnight (






UNABRIDGED) by Terry Pratchett Narrated by Stephen Briggs

    I Shall Wear Midnight

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
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    Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren't sparkly, aren't fun, don't involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about: She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someone - or something - is igniting fear, inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches.

    Rebecca says: "Another Treasured Pratchett"
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (






UNABRIDGED) by Jonas Jonasson Narrated by Steven Crossley

    The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Jonas Jonasson
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

    Sylvia says: "Full of Surprises and Unexpected Events"
  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Maria Semple Narrated by Kathleen Wilhoite

    Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Maria Semple
    • Narrated By Kathleen Wilhoite
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    Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

    Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

    S says: "One of my top 10 listens of the year!"
  • Go the F--k to Sleep (






UNABRIDGED) by Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration) Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson

    Go the F--k to Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson
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    Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

    Darwin8u says: "Read the F--king REVIEW!"
  • Bad Monkey (






UNABRIDGED) by Carl Hiaasen Narrated by Arte Johnson

    Bad Monkey

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Arte Johnson
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    Andrew Yancy - late of the Miami Police and soon-to-be-late of the Monroe County sheriff’s office - has a human arm in his freezer. There’s a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its shadowy owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, the sheriff might rescue him from his grisly Health Inspector gig (it’s not called the roach patrol for nothing). But first - this being Hiaasen country - Yancy must negotiate an obstacle course of wildly unpredictable events with a crew of even more wildly unpredictable characters.

    James says: "Disappointed"
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  • Good Omens (






UNABRIDGED) by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett Narrated by Martin Jarvis

    Good Omens

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
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    (4161)
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    (2632)
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    (2664)

    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    Lauren says: "Great voice adds to already amazing story"
  • The Screwtape Letters (






UNABRIDGED) by C. S. Lewis Narrated by Joss Ackland

    The Screwtape Letters

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By C. S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Joss Ackland
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    A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below". At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging and humorous account of temptation - and triumph over it - ever written.

    James says: "This is the Best Audio Screwtape, a Masterpiece"
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (






ABRIDGED) by Max Brooks Narrated by Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, Rob Reiner

    World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
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    (5375)
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    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

    Steve says: "Good but Too Short!"
  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal (






UNABRIDGED) by Christopher Moore Narrated by Fisher Stevens

    Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

    Hope says: "A Worthy Book, indeed"
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  • The Serpent of Venice: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Christopher Moore Narrated by Euan Morton

    The Serpent of Venice: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
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    Venice, a really long time ago: Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy from Britain who also happens to be a favorite of the Doge: The rascal-Fool Pocket. This trio of cunning plotters have lured Pocket to a dark dungeon, promising a spirited evening. Their invitation is, of course, bogus. These scoundrels have something far less amusing planned for the man who has consistently foiled their quest for power and wealth. But this Fool is no fool.…

    Amazon Customer says: "Moore sophomoric humor riffing off the Bard's time"
  • A Confederacy of Dunces (






UNABRIDGED) by John Kennedy Toole Narrated by Barrett Whitener

    A Confederacy of Dunces

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    • By John Kennedy Toole
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
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    The hero of John Kennedy Toole's incomparable, Pulitzer Prize-winning comic classic is one Ignatius J. Reilly, "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter". His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures.

    Jon says: "Well Done"
  • Year Zero: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Rob Reid Narrated by John Hodgman

    Year Zero: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rob Reid
    • Narrated By John Hodgman
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    Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it's a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. And boy, do they have news. The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on humanity's music ever since "Year Zero" (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang.

    Robert says: "Fantastic Performance by Hodgman"
  • The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Jonas Jonasson, Rachel Willson-Broyles (translator) Narrated by uncredited

    The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jonas Jonasson, Rachel Willson-Broyles (translator)
    • Narrated By uncredited
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    In a tiny shack in the largest township in South Africa, Nombeko Mayeki is born. Put to work at five years old and orphaned at 10, she quickly learns that the world expects nothing more from her than to die young, be it from drugs, alcohol, or just plain despair. But Nombeko has grander plans. She learns to read and write, and at just 15, using her cunning and fearlessness, she makes it out of Soweto with millions of smuggled diamonds in her possession. Then things take a turn for the worse....

    Diana says: "Cheeky, Clever and Current story + great narrator"
  • Eating Trees: A Piece of Total Fiction (






UNABRIDGED) by Jeff Koppelson Narrated by A. T. Al Benelli

    Eating Trees: A Piece of Total Fiction

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    • By Jeff Koppelson
    • Narrated By A. T. Al Benelli
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    Eating Trees is a rags-to-riches-to-rags story of an ordinary working guy who suddenly has an extraordinary idea. Nick Cerelli has always been "big-boned," as he and his family refer to their tendency to put on weight. He works hard as a laborer but never seems to get ahead until he makes an observation one day while working on a construction job: Fine sawdust feels like flour. "See, my big idea was to make some kinda diet Twinkie outta sawdust. Really. And why not?

    Merlin says: "A Hoot and a Howl!"
  • Chasing the Last Whale (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Wictor Narrated by Aaron Landon

    Chasing the Last Whale

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    • By Thomas Wictor
    • Narrated By Aaron Landon
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    Elliot Finell - an angry, maimed young man - meets Trey Gillespie, who is even angrier and more crippled in body and soul. They become friends, despite their utterly dissimilar backgrounds, temperaments, and worldviews. Elliot's rage has cost him his health, his relationship with his family, and the love of his life, a moody Southerner with a secret. While navigating his strange friendship with Trey, Elliot tries to heal his damaged body.

  • Seeing Other People (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Gayle Narrated by David Morley Hale

    Seeing Other People

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Mike Gayle
    • Narrated By David Morley Hale
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    Father of two Joe Clarke is about seventy-eight per cent sure he's just had an affair. After all that is the hopelessly attractive office intern in bed next to him, isn't it? But then again if he did have an affair why can't he remember anything at all about the night in question? Mortified by his mistake Joe vows to be a better man, but when his adored wife Penny puts two and two together and leaves him, things start to take a turn for the decidedly strange.

  • Slimy Underbelly: Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I, Book 4 (






UNABRIDGED) by Kevin J. Anderson Narrated by Phil Gigante

    Slimy Underbelly: Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
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    There's something fishy going on in the Unnatural Quarter. Bodies are floating face-down, the plumbing is backing up, and something smells rotten - even to a zombie detective like Dan Shamble. Diving into the slimy underbelly of a diabolical plot, Dan comes face-to-tentacles with an amphibious villain named Ah'Chulhu (to which the usual response is "Gesundheit!"). With his snap-happy gang of gator-guys - former pets flushed down the toilet - Ah'Chulhu wreaks havoc beneath the streets.

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  • Pears and Perils (






UNABRIDGED) by Drew Hayes Narrated by Matt Armstrong

    Pears and Perils

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    • By Drew Hayes
    • Narrated By Matt Armstrong
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    Most people would be overjoyed to win $50,000 and the chance to star in a nation-wide commercial, even if it was just for a fast food joint like Camelot Burger. Then again, Clint Tucker has never been like most people. Ushered to the tropical paradise of Kenowai, he and the other winners undertake an island tradition for the cameras, one meant to free a local imprisoned deity. One with very specific requirements that have yet to be met. One that might just be a bit more authentic than any of them expected.

  • Tastes like Chicken: Fat Vampire, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Johnny B. Truant Narrated by Matt Josdal, VOplanet Studios

    Tastes like Chicken: Fat Vampire, Book 2

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    • By Johnny B. Truant
    • Narrated By Matt Josdal, VOplanet Studios
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    It's been six months since fast-food-addicted Reginald Baskin was turned into a vampire too fat to live peacefully amongst the glamorous undead - six months in which Reginald and his 2,000-year-old maker Maurice have learned that power doesn't equal popularity. Sure, Maurice is now calling the shots, but the Council is up to new and dirty tricks, threatening to once again upset the balance...

  • Den skyldiges uskyld [Guilty Innocence] (






UNABRIDGED) by Flemming Jensen Narrated by Paul Becker

    Den skyldiges uskyld [Guilty Innocence]

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Flemming Jensen
    • Narrated By Paul Becker
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    Bali - gudernes ø! Det er her, det hele foregår. Og det er her, vi møder den unge grønlænder Jakob som en del af et dansk filmhold, der er sendt ud for at lave rejseprogrammer til tv i den bedste sendetid. Han har slået sin far ihjel. Men det var ikke hans skyld! Enhver, der får historien fortalt, vil til enhver tid kunne overbevise selv den strengeste jury om hans uskyld. Men hvem skal overbevise drengen selv?