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Jennifer Pickering

Supernatural Fan. Lifelong audiophile.

ratings
56
REVIEWS
10
FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
7

  • Ghost College: Ghost Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By J. R. Rain, Scott Nicholson
    • Narrated By John M. Perry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    First in a new series featuring paranormal investigators Ellen and Monty Drew. Ellen claims to possess a sixth sense but Monty, a former P.I., only believes what he can see. She views their work as a sacred mission while Monty just wants a happy wife and a paycheck.

    In Ghost College the Drews are summoned to a Southern California bible college after workers report hearing mysterious voices at night.

    Jennifer Pickering says: "Just a bad book."
    "Just a bad book."
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    Any additional comments?

    Its was beyond boring and I tried to restart listening to it..but after the 10th time I gave up and moved on. The book also seem like it very predictable at times.. Sorry JR Rain :(

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Loving Daylights

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands
    • Narrated By Krista Lally
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    A James Bond-meets-Austin Powers spoof about the gadgetmaker for a crime-fighting organization run by women. Jane Spyrus likes nothing more than devising new inventions, but even she knows her shrink-wrap prophylactic constraints, spray-on truth serum, and her other...rather innovative creations won't help save her kidnapped neighbor from the evil Ensecksi family.

    Lisa says: "Comedic spy story with female James Bond gadgets"
    "This book just made me feel cheerful"
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    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this light hearted girl-inspector gadget book. I found myself in a good mood when listening to and found that I couldn't wait to hear more each time I could listen to the book. Lynsay needs to get on the stick and make this a series. Its tooooo cute and a fun. I miss the characters and want to hear more about their adventures as spies

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Timeline

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    Overall
    (2467)
    Performance
    (747)
    Story
    (762)

    Modern science meets feudal France...dinosaurs still walk the Earth...a secret world of killer gorillas...only in a Michael Crichton thriller! Check out our full selection in our Crichton store!

    Charles Stembridge says: "Narrator"
    "Little long winded, worth a credit though!"
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    Any additional comments?

    The book was enjoyable as it involved time travel, technology and history. It was a little long for my tastes, but the author is clearly a long time writer with the talent to be able to weave the story for 15+ hours! Every "time travel" story that is written allows the writer to come up with their 'take' on how the space time continuum could be explained and this writer had some great *new* ideas. This book would be a good addition to your library if you are a fan of 'time travel' books. Returning? Nope. Felt this one was worth my time and 1 credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Walking Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Clifford Royal Johns
    • Narrated By Christopher John Fetherolf
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (3)

    Benny tries to ignore the payment-overdue messages he keeps getting from "Forget What?" a memory removal company. Benny's a slacker, after all, and couldn't pay them even if he wanted to. Then people start trying to kill him, and his life suddenly depends on finding out what memories he has forgotten.

    Jennifer Pickering says: "Stupid cover art, well chosen narrator! Grade A"
    "Stupid cover art, well chosen narrator! Grade A"
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    What did you love best about Walking Shadow?

    Well this book reminded me of a cross between total recall (movie), eternal sunshine (movie) and ready player one (book) and being as I loved all those titles I loved this book! The story had lots of plot twists and keep me guessing and I wanted to listen to more by this author. But this is his first 'book' published and that is a dang shame! This author needs to figure out how to quit his day job and just write. As for the cover art? Seriously lame. Not catchy and had I not taken the time to listen to the sample I would have never known what a great find this was.


    Have you listened to any of Christopher John Fetherolf’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    If you've listened to Bill the vampire series you will recognize the voice. Perfect fit.


    Any additional comments?

    Good job grand mal press. Way to pick 'em.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bill the Vampire

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Rick Gualtieri
    • Narrated By Christopher John Fetherolf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (236)
    Story
    (238)

    There are reasons we fear the night. He isn't one of them. Bill Ryder was a dateless dweeb...then he died. Unfortunately for him that was just the beginning of his troubles. He awoke to find himself a vampire, one of the legendary predators of the night. Unfortunately for him, he was still at the bottom of the food chain. Now he finds himself surrounded by creatures stronger, deadlier and a whole lot cooler than he is. Worst yet, they all want him dead...permanently this time.

    Mike Naka says: "imagine howard stern as a vampire"
    "Total Dude Book - seriously."
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bill the Vampire?

    When he realized he was the bomb


    Any additional comments?

    It took me a couple chapters to decide if I loved or hated the book. Then I realized what I was not sure about was the "total guy point of view". Once I excepted I was listening to a dude's point of view (his smelly gym socks and all) I found myself really rooting for him. Now I am on Team Bill...that stupid lovable bastard.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Hugh Howey
    • Narrated By Minnie Goode
    Overall
    (1359)
    Performance
    (1238)
    Story
    (1238)

    This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.

    Charles says: "Unique"
    "Fantastic New Dystopian Story"
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    Where does Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Up near the top of my dystopian book list


    What other book might you compare Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) to and why?

    city of ember with a dash of enclave


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Giver

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Lois Lowry
    • Narrated By Ron Rifkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2358)
    Performance
    (1617)
    Story
    (1650)

    December is the time of the annual Ceremony at which each twelve-year-old receives a life assignment determined by the Elders. Jonas watches his friend Fiona named Caretaker of the Old and his cheerful pal Asher labeled the Assistant Director of Recreation. But Jonas has been chosen for something special. When his selection leads him to an unnamed man, the man called only the Giver, he begins to sense the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world.

    Nikki says: "This guy's mouth makes some serious noises..."
    "Um...Am I the only person who"
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    Any additional comments?

    can't help but think the writer was on something when this story was written? Like some edible mushrooms?!? I personally did not think this novel was powerful or provocative (as the new york times claimed). But then again, I also think the human race is capable of many great and stupid things-- just give us enough time and rope and we will figure out how to hang ourselves. So I had a hard time listening to this book. I read fiction because I want fantasy, not a moral wrapped up in a blanky served up as a science fiction book. Ug. But that is just me. Clearly this book is liked by a lot of people.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12577)
    Performance
    (10205)
    Story
    (10320)

    This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

    Joanna says: "Wow!"
    "OMG I want my credit back..."
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    Would you try another book from Patrick Rothfuss and/or Nick Podehl?

    uh. probably not.


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't get past the first 3 chapters! My friend loved this book and raved about it. Sometimes she and I love the same stuff and other times we are so far polar opposite I wonder how we can be such good friends! I want my credit back. As I keep trying to listen to the book I was like: "what the heck is going one, what is all the blah blah blah about what is the freaking point of the story?" so I tried to restart from the beginning 4 times!!! I could not get past the on and on and on and on and on and on and on about nothing and it wasn't funny like sienfeld (a show about nothing). My friend swore the book got better but she loves giant books. I'm sorry but I'm not a cat and don't have 8 extra lives to dedicate to nonsense.
    Since I hate wasting my credits I know I will try again (someday) to re-listen to the book.but I'm going to have be really desperate.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (895)
    Performance
    (776)
    Story
    (775)

    To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is an ordinary 14-year-old. In fact, the only thing that seems to set him apart is the fact that he has Tourette's syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers....

    Kraig says: "Your never too old to enjoy a good story"
    "If you liked Daniel X & maximum ride..."
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    Would you try another book from Richard Paul Evans and/or Fred Berman?

    Possibly.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    No, the ending seemed inline with the genre.


    What does Fred Berman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I personally think the performance helped the book. I am not sure I would have even bought the book had I cracked it open and read it.


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to so many books it become harder and harder to find something that I either haven't listened to or wished I hadn't purchased. The book was a simple listen, xmen and comic book genre. I personally am not that into these kinds of stories (generally) but I like supernatural books so I ended up purchasing it. It was a good bedtime fall asleep book :) nothing too awesome but nothing too terrible either. I think it would appeal to folks who like super hero stuff.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Immortal Rules: Blood of Eden, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Julie Kagawa
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (600)
    Performance
    (550)
    Story
    (555)

    In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.... Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

    Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked - and given the ultimate choice. Die or become one of the monsters.

    Alley McNally says: "BEST VAMPIRE STORY EVER!!!!"
    "Finally!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Immortal Rules to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print book, but I believe the audio version would be better. The acting and talent of the narrator (to me) made listening to the story so enjoyable! I can't imagine - just reading the book. I think I would get confused with all the different characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Original. Numerous characters who each could have their own back story. Dystopian + Vampire - two topics that were well mixed and creatively written. Story drew me in. There was a real story. There was balance between the scenery, the characters, the inner and external happiness and conflict of the people in the book. Not focused on erotica as many of the existing vampire series have - which are there own sub genre..but my intellect starves after a while w/ those books


    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    I've been an audiophile practically my whole life. So I have listened to a lot of narrators. Therese Plummer was outstanding. Simply put, her ability to act out ~20 different characters (and do it WELL) made this book fantastic.ADVISE FOR WRITER: DO WHATEVER YOU NEED TO DO TO ENSURE THIS PERSON READS YOUR SERIES!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Hurry up!!! and get the rest of your series out :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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