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Andrew

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  • The Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6536)
    Performance
    (5777)
    Story
    (5830)

    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Meaghan says: "My First Completed Stephen King Novel"
    "At Last"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Stand rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    I read the abridged version, 3 times when I was a kid, then in college the uncut version twice. So, it has been 20 years since I last read it. The narrator is very good and the characters have again come to life even better than when I read the books. You will not go wrong listening to this!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Stand?

    Campion's ride across Texas.


    What about Grover Gardner???s performance did you like?

    He does well changing his voice just enough to represent his characters well.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10158)
    Performance
    (5069)
    Story
    (5103)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Suzanne says: "The scare is in the human nature under stress."
    "Enjoyable Read, Horrible narration and politics"
    Overall

    The narrator is the absolute worst I have ever heard. His only good voice was of Barbie, the hero. The rest were either whiny, snivelly sounding folks (anyone under 20) Southern Accents (much of the town) and one southern soldier that sounds like no one from the south I have ever heard. Poor guy needs another career. On a political note, lordy, when did King decide that Christians and Republicans were there to be ridiculed? Stay out of politics Mr. King, do only what you do best, write, don't opine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hearts in Atlantis

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King, William Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1003)
    Performance
    (465)
    Story
    (469)

    All the stories in this collection from Stephen King are related to the Vietnam War. King fans will recognize echoes of The Dark Tower series in the collection's first story, "Low Men in Yellow Coats." As the characters develop over the next four stories, King's version of the Vietnam War becomes one of his most frightening tales ever.

    Steve says: "Touching, Funny - Amazingly well written and read."
    "Great, if yu can stand William Hurt"
    Overall

    What a great story (ies). King is a great narrator, but Hurt sounds like someone recorded all of his words individually and then dubbed them together. Sentences stopping and starting midstream, very jerky. He is awful. If he was trying to use his style to "act", lord it took some getting used to. Otherwise, the story is great. Hurt, don't quit your acting job to become a narrator, you would starve.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I, Robot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1616)
    Performance
    (588)
    Story
    (605)

    They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey human orders, and they must protect their own existence...but only so long as that doesn't violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on a bold new era of evolution that would open up enormous possibilities, and unforeseen risks.

    Herb says: "Forget the violence - Read this one for the humor"
    "Boring, slow, awful"
    Overall

    Do not download this. Boring to all extremes. Trust this reader there.

    3 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22299)
    Performance
    (13699)
    Story
    (13841)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Great"
    Overall

    Very enjoyable quick listen.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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