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Rick

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  • 5 reviews
  • 11 ratings
  • 166 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2014
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  • Swan Song

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2919)
    Performance
    (2542)
    Story
    (2581)

    Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

    Amanda says: "Simply an Amazing Story"
    "An Enjoyable Post-Nuclear War Novel"
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    Enjoyed this spin on the post-nuclear war story with a little of the supernatural thrown in. It kept my interest throughout and I thought the narrator was excellent. Hard to believe it was written so long ago.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (10474)
    Performance
    (9511)
    Story
    (9529)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Thoroughly enjoyed this book!"
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    Even though the reviews were great I am always a little skeptical, but I can say this book really delivered. I found the writing, the narrating, and the story very entertaining. Ray Porter does a fantastic job of narrating. I never got tired of listening to him. I found I couldn't wait for the next time I could listen to the book. I went through it in a week which is fast for me. I found myself chuckling at some of the character dialog which I don't do very often. The character build was great and I found myself caring for the them. It is very well written in my opinion. It had all the elements that I enjoy - suspense, adventure, comedy, and a little scare now and then.

    The only reason I gave it four stars for the story is it got a little crazy at one point but it still flowed well overall. This is just a personal opinion.

    I could go for a sequel!

    -Rick

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17039)
    Performance
    (15127)
    Story
    (15084)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Great Time Travel Adventure"
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    I really enjoy time travel movies and books. Being a long time Stephen King fan I was happy to see him venture into this area. I have read a few of his over the last couple of years I was not impressed with so my expectations were not real high. After a few minutes into this my wife and I were hooked. A great piece of work with an alternative spin on the typical time travel stories. We found it to be suspenseful and very enjoyable all the way through. It made our daily commute go very fast. Throw in the JFK angle and you have something that is very interesting. You end up caring about the characters and what happens to them. It has enough twists for some nice surprises. Craig Wasson does an excellent job at the narration. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good fiction novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3250)
    Performance
    (2879)
    Story
    (2889)

    Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies—and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable.

    Mikeyxote says: "Great listen for tech fans"
    "Enjoyable and Entertaining Story"
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    I remember the early days of hacking well and I identified with a lot of the things that were mentioned in this book. But even if I wasn't an 80's computer geek I would have enjoyed this book. It is not only a thriller and intriguing story, but there is enough detail to give it validitiy and even make it educational. The narrator did a good job and it was hard to stop listening to this very interesting adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9788)
    Performance
    (9106)
    Story
    (9106)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "Geeky 80's Heaven!"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Every 80's reference mentioned hit home with me. I was one of the guys that started into personal computers back in 1980 when I owned early game consoles, TRS-80 computers, Apple Computers, and even built a few at the component level (anyone remember the ZX-1 or Heath Kit computers? I wrote a few video games back in the day. So, personally, I loved this book.

    Even if you weren't part of the 80's computer and video game crowd, the references to the 80's movies and music may hit home. Or if you are younger and a gamer this book should also be enjoyable especially if you are familiar with some of the classic video games that started it all. The virtual world itself is full of RPG similarities that should be fun for gamers of all ages.

    Wil Wheaton, the narrator, did an excellent job making it easy to listen to. The only reason I didn't give this five stars is that for the general public (people that weren't 80's computer geeks or gamers) this may not be as enjoyable and might be a little cheesy. But like I said, since I was fully emersed in all things computer in the 80s this book was a blast!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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