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Ben R Faus

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  • Something Wicked This Way Comes

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (142)

    Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. And two inquisitive boys standing precariously on the brink of adulthood will soon discover the secret of the satanic raree-show's mazes and mirrors, as they learn all too well the heavy cost of wishes and the stuff of nightmares.

    A User says: "A Great Classic Come to Life"
    "A good Classic."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend it for Bradbury fans. Due to nostalgia.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    For its day this was a captivating story and I would not recommend any changes.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of the scenes on the carousel were quite appealing to me.


    Could you see Something Wicked This Way Comes being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    That sounds interesting and do-able to me. I can only imagine new arising young actors as the two boys and some older popular actor like Bill Paxton as the dad. The Carnival owners could be someone like Tom Waites or Gary Oldman.


    Any additional comments?

    I recalled my own childhood in around this time the boys were in and can picture that kind of experience enriching my childhood.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Neon Rain: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3021)
    Performance
    (1828)
    Story
    (1821)

    New York Times best-selling author James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels began with this first hard-hitting entry in the series. In The Neon Rain, Detective Robicheaux fishes a prostitute's corpse from a New Orleans bayou and finds that no one, not even the law, cares about a dead hooker.

    S. Sand says: "The perfect combination of author and narrator"
    "Will Patton does a fine job"
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    Where does The Neon Rain rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    Neon Rain ranks in the top 70% of all the audio books I've listened to (well over 200).


    What other book might you compare The Neon Rain to and why?

    I would compare This James Lee Burke Novel to ones by Lee Child or John Sanford, such as the Affair by Child or Bad Blood by Sanford since the authors do such a good job of making the story come to life by their vivid descriptions of what the characters are experiencing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where Detective Robicheaux is banging bad guys around with a bag of heavy washers etc. was my favorite.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This was a book that I would have listened to in one sitting if I had the time. As it was it took me two days of listening and working outside with my spring planting.


    Any additional comments?

    I could almost taste the PoBoy sandwiches that the character s were eating and feel the cool breeze blowing across Dave's house boat on Lake Pontchartrain.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3094)
    Performance
    (2522)
    Story
    (2528)

    Generations of werewolves have been secretly residing in a secluded valley a stones throw from Grundy, Alaska. So when a snooping Outsider comes to Grundy to investigate rumors of lycanthropic shenanigans in the area, the valleys pack alpha, Maggie Graham, resolves to chase him away, even if doing so takes a quick bite on the butt. What a pity that researcher Nick Thatcher turns out to be so drool-worthy, and that his kisses make Maggie want to sit up and beg.

    Ducky says: "MOLLY HARPER IS A HOOT!!!!!!"
    "Wow! an Alpha female wolf."
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    Where does The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    Quite delightful and entertaining. I'd give it a 7 out of 10 both for delivery and interesting story.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I loved the setting and the character development. The conflict with the family needs some work.


    What about Amanda Ronconi???s performance did you like?

    Very clear and easy to understand and easy to listen to voice


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Pretty much so.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the action following the pick-up truck crash.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dr. No

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (974)
    Performance
    (641)
    Story
    (642)

    M calls this case a "soft option". He sends Bond to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of the head of the Kingston station. Jamaica is luxurious, and the seductive Honey Rider is beautiful and willing, but they are both part of the empire of Dr. No.

    Doug says: "A classic James Bond thriller"
    "True classic."
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    What made the experience of listening to Dr. No the most enjoyable?

    Read this first in 1962. Great to hear it in style!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dr. No?

    007 climbing up the air duct to escape.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hiding in the swamp breathing thru hollow reeds with Honeychild.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    James begins his odyssey.


    Any additional comments?

    More exciting than the read or viewing the movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Word Answer

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (293)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (158)

    Sookie Stackhouse's cousin Hadley ran away years earlier and hasn't been heard from since. When Mr. Cataliades visits on behalf of the vampire queen of Louisiana, Sookie finally learns that Hadley was murdered during a cemetery ritual. Now, the queen has an unusual request of Sookie that will force the telepathic cocktail waitress into a difficult situation.

    James says: "WARNING! Read before you buy...."
    "nice to tie in a few lost pieces of the story line"
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    Where does One Word Answer rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    at the lower end but it was inexpensive and worth the few dollars for the bridge in plot.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of One Word Answer?

    Waldo flaking away.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Sookie's one word answers at the end.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Kinda liked Sookie and Bubba's scene in the yard at the beginning. Just imagine.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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