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Dawn Carty

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Nerd Do Well: A Small Boy’s Journey to Becoming a Big Kid

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Simon Pegg
    • Narrated By Simon Pegg
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (225)

    The unique life story of one of the most talented and inventive comedians, star of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Star Trek. Zombies in North London, death cults in the West Country, the engineering deck of the Enterprise: actor, comedian, writer and self-proclaimed supergeek Simon Pegg has been ploughing some bizarre furrows in recent times.

    Diana says: "WHY DOES THIS HAVE TO BE ABRIDGED?!"
    "Simon Pegg has the attention span of a 10 year old"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Nerd Do Well the most enjoyable?

    Even though the narrative jumps between real life and his storybook like, it was still enjoyable


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

    Telling when there was a chapter break so that you can catch on when the switch between real life and the fantasy world a little faster would be nice but not really necessary


    Which character – as performed by Simon Pegg – was your favorite?

    His fantasy world is very rich with detail.


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

    I have no idea and I don't know how you would make a movie about this book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Married with Zombies

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jesse Petersen
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (586)
    Performance
    (507)
    Story
    (505)

    A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Meet Sarah and David. Once upon a time, they met and fell in love. But now they’re on the verge of divorce and going to couples’ counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things: the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, Dr. Kelly, is ripping out her previous client’s throat. Meet the zombies....

    decembergrit says: "Good read for zombie fans"
    "Great fun read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was a nice quick little story that inserted humor into a zombie apocalypse. While that is nothing new, the only resolution that came from the story was the romance. So, if you are looking for a solution for when the zombies attack, you are looking at the wrong story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12175)
    Performance
    (8996)
    Story
    (8997)

    A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters.

    Tom says: "Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering"
    "Reader was terrible"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story itself was pretty interesting but the reading was flat. I don't know if the character was supposed to be bored through the entire story but the reading sure was.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Edward Klein
    • Narrated By John McLain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (674)
    Performance
    (600)
    Story
    (598)

    It’s amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times best-selling author Edward Klein in his political exposé The Amateur. Tapping into the public’s growing sentiment that President Obama is in over his head, The Amateur argues that Obama’s toxic combination of incompetence and arrogance has run our nation and his presidency off the rails.

    Michael says: "Obama Fans Aren't Going to Like This Book!"
    "No new real information here"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The title says it all. The book sets out to show not that Obama is a bad president but more that he has no experience and has surrounded himself with the staff that do not resolve the problem.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Holst
    Overall
    (6884)
    Performance
    (5252)
    Story
    (5334)

    While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

    Haden says: "My friends thought I was crazy."
    "Overrated"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    While the author stayed true to Lincoln's history and mainly put in the vampire parts as an add in, there really didn't seem to be a point to it. Making the Civil War about vampires was just stupid.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30378)
    Performance
    (23460)
    Story
    (23641)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Forget the first half"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was assured that once the wedding dresses are delivered, the book gets much more chaotic and it was true. However, it was overly dramatic and the heroine definetly suffers from the reluctant hero syndrome (whining)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David A. Kessler
    • Narrated By Blair Hardman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (523)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (165)

    The End of Overeatinguncovers the shocking facts about how we lost control over our eating habits - and how we can get it back. Dr. Kessler presents groundbreaking research, along with what is sure to be a controversial view inside the industry that continues to feed a nation of overeaters - from popular brand manufacturers to advertisers, chain restaurants, and fast-food franchises.

    Deidre says: "The best 'NON-DIET" diet book out there..."
    "Very informative"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book provided information that I believe deep down we already know but like to ignore. It also has the scientific background explaining why we act the way we do towards certain foods.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Rob Grant, Doug Naylor
    • Narrated By Chris Barrie
    Overall
    (405)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (254)

    When Lister got drunk, he really got drunk! After celebrating his birthday with a Monopoly-board pub crawl around London, he came to in a burger bar on one of Saturns moons, wearing a lady's pink crimplene hat and a pair of yellow fishing waders, with no money and a passport in the name of "Emily Berkenstein". Joining the Space Corps seemed a good idea.

    Missy Hoppe says: "Finally!"
    "See review for Better than Life"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Red Dwarf? What did you like least?

    It was still a rehash of episodes of the show. The very beginning was interesting in showing how there characters got to where they were when the show started


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

    Some originiality would be good


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    It was a show!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Red Dwarf: Better Than Life

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Grant Naylor
    • Narrated By Chris Barrie
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (136)

    Better Than Life finds the crew trapped in a mind-boggling computer game that is threatening their lives and safety of the ship. One by one, they enter the game to rescue each other - and one by one, they become trapped! Holly will have to use his mega brain to solve this one.

    Katy Crumpton says: "As much fun as I remember it"
    "Its not bad"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Only if they are not familiar with the show. Otherwise the book is pretty much a rehash of certain segments of the show.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Grant Naylor? Why or why not?

    Maybe


    Which character – as performed by Chris Barrie – was your favorite?

    Obviously Rimmer was since that was his original voice but almost all of the voices sounded like themselves


    Was Red Dwarf: Better Than Life worth the listening time?

    Sure, it was something to listen to and not have to pay a whole lot of attention to.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Marc Cashman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1076)
    Performance
    (570)
    Story
    (579)

    The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain.

    Bev says: "I am now Zombie Proof"
    "The book takes itself a little too seriously"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Zombie Survival Guide again? Why?

    It would be interesting to listen to again to see what I missed the first time. There was a lot of information that was given and it does tend to get a little bogged down in the details


    What did you like best about this story?

    There was a story?


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Marc Cashman?

    No


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

    No


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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