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Alfred

Cleveland, GA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Foundation

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2231)
    Performance
    (1584)
    Story
    (1603)

    For 12,000 years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future, to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last 30,000 years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire, both scientists and scholars, and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations.

    Alexander T. McMahon says: "The Foundation Trilogy is a True Classic"
    "Dull"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Everything but the narrator.


    What could Isaac Asimov have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    less cloak and dagger. less political maneuvering.


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

    His melodramatic style is the only thing that made it bearable.


    Could you see Foundation being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    God No.


    Any additional comments?

    There has to be a better story than the machinations of a futuristic version of the Roman Catholic Church.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Slow Burn

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Mike Fosen, Hollis Weller
    • Narrated By Basil Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    For decades, the Mexican drug cartels looked at the United States of America as a business partner. The cartels supplied the drugs, and the millions of American addicts supplied them with an endless amount of money. But when the War on Drugs heats up and the money alone is not enough, the cartels decided to up the ante. With the help of a ruthless Russian mercenary, they unleashed a lethal bio-weapon, initially conceived during the Cold War to quickly bring the West to her knees.

    Alfred says: "Troglodytes in the Zombie Apocalypse"
    "Troglodytes in the Zombie Apocalypse"
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    It was terrible. I allowed myself to be tortured through approximately 60% of the novel. A bunch of barely self-aware idiots trying to survive the zombies. The narrator's nearly mono-tonal delivery was the crappy icing on the manure cake.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patient Zero: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3590)
    Performance
    (2952)
    Story
    (2942)

    When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

    Kim Venatries says: "Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more."
    "Zombie Fix"
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    Performance
    Story

    As a skeptic, I am ashamed of my zombie fixation. I know that the human body is a machine, and once it is broken, it will not not come back to life. There is no scientific principle that would permit the existence of zombies, but here I am listening to yet another zombie book and liking it.

    Joe Ledger is a badass. The novel is well written and the kept my attention all of the way through. I thought the narrator reproduced the "Joe Ledger Voice" that I envisioned well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dexter in the Dark: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Jeff Lindsay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (71)

    “One of the most likable vigilante serial killers” (The New Yorker) faces his ultimate adversary…an evil so terrifying it scares away Dexter’s inner monster - and nearly dries up his sense of humor - in this wickedly witty, darkly suspenseful novel.

    Alfred says: "Wow. Dark Dexter Does It Again."
    "Wow. Dark Dexter Does It Again."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I think Jeff Lindsay really does the Dexter voice well. I would hope so, as he is the author. The thing that I hate about the Dexter books is that I wind up liking and rooting for a sociopath and murderer. How does he do that? Why would I like such an inhuman character so well?

    I enjoyed the story very much and look forward to the next book in the series as I work my way through it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pronto

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (228)

    The feds want Miami bookmaker Harry Arno to squeal on his wiseguy boss. So they're putting word out on the street that Arno's skimming profits from "Jimmy Cap" Capotorto - which he is, but everybody does it. He was planning to retire to Italy someday anyway, so Harry figures now's a good time to get lost. U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens knows Harry's tricky - the bookie ditched him once in an airport while in the marshal's custody - but not careful.

    Corey says: "It was good"
    "Leonard Does It Again"
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    The story was fantastic. Raylan goes to Italy. Another layer of Elmore Leonard's complex character has been revealed. I really enjoyed the short book. The narrator was so-so. He has a boring voice, and doesn't do Eastern Kentucky very well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beginning of the End: Apocalypse Z

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Manel Loureiro
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    Overall
    (631)
    Performance
    (583)
    Story
    (589)

    A mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news - it’s the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men. A lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy. But he never expected that his anonymous blog and journal would ultimately record humanity’s last days. Governments scramble to stop the zombie virus, people panic, so-called Safe Havens are established, the world erupts into chaos; soon it’s every man, woman, and child for themselves.

    Keith says: "Just For Pleasure"
    "Why You Cryin'?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A grown man weeps and vomits his way through a zombie apocalypse. I have never heard of a grown man spending so much time crying, even over boo-boos.

    4 of 11 people found this review helpful

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