Customer Reviews | Audible.com
 

You no longer follow Paul D. Singleton

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Paul D. Singleton

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Paul D. Singleton

Men's Minister - Hardcore Christian Men

Dallas, TX, United States | Member Since 2011

3
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 30 reviews
  • 56 ratings
  • 141 titles in library
  • 14 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Star Trek Movie Tie-In

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Zachary Quinto
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (466)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (226)

    In the far reaches of the galaxy, a machine of war bursts into existence in a place and time it was never meant to be. On a mission of retribution for the destruction of his planet, its half-mad captain seeks the death of every intelligent being, and the annihilation of every civilized world. Kirk and Spock, two completely different and unyielding personalities must find a way to lead the only crew, aboard the only ship, that can stop him.

    Katelyn says: "Excellent"
    "A great novelization of a great movie!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I truly enjoyed this book...almost as much as the movie. I recommend this to any fan who wants to get a little Trek during thier drive!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter Vendetta

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4080)
    Performance
    (3588)
    Story
    (3607)

    Accountant turned professional monster hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, managed to stop the nefarious Old Ones' invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones.

    Jason says: "Exciting story, well told, with a great villain"
    "And Z is at it again!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Correia did a good job with this one, and I'll keep reading these, but why the asides? This is a growing trend in books and it isn't a good one. Don't tell me a story within a story when a character could give a synopsis of past events and make it a smoother flow to the reading. Other than that, I truly enjoy this series and recommend it to anyone who enjoys supernatural without the teenage girl romance and glittery vamps!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amped: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Daniel H. Wilson
    • Narrated By Robbie Daymond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (396)
    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (355)

    In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities - and rights - of "amplified" humans. On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, 29-year-old Owen Gray joins the ranks of a new persecuted underclass known as "amps." Owen is forced to go on the run, desperate to reach an outpost in Oklahoma where, it is rumored, a group of the most enhanced amps may be about to change the world - or destroy it.

    D says: "No Michael Crighton but still worth a listen"
    "A great read for near future fans"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Listening to this really got me thinking about the possibilities that are just around the corner. Wilson does a good job of showing the fears that technology can bring but also giving a view of the humanity that will survive even as technology becomes even more integrated into our lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trapped: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3910)
    Performance
    (3574)
    Story
    (3595)

    After 12 years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave. Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge - but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief.

    Katherine says: "Trapped"
    "A refreshing continuation."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    So I can't say this was the best of continuations, but I have enjoyed it. My wife and I were talkinga bout it and the only complaint we have is that Hearne has started using other characters to tell the story at times. In the last few books, he has used a bit part character to come in a tell a story to catch us up to speed on some info that he wants us to have before moving forward. That's fine, except that it makes forward progress in the story feels halting. The book also felt like it had to many different stories running parallel and that we never got enough of the back stories to make the amount we got resonable. So now my review sounds halting, but not sure how to tell it but that.

    Daniels was back up to his normal performance with this piece and I loved hearing the characters return to thier normal voices (see my review of "Two Raven, One Crow" if you're not sure on this!)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter Alpha

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3423)
    Performance
    (3085)
    Story
    (3100)

    Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he's also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be a werewolf. When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf that worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business.

    Nicholas says: "Unexpectedly Enjoyable"
    "Fun. Another enjoyable read."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Departing from the story of Z. Pitt and his life as a monster hunter, Correia gives us more of the story of Harbinger. This story was much needed and I actually liked it more that the rest of the series. Harbinger is a bit more believeable and understandable after hearing this side of his story, and the idea of an alpha being challenged. If you like the story so far, jump in to alpha, you'll like it even more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cruel Numbers: A Steampunk Noir Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Christopher Beats
    • Narrated By Steve Coulter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    After the North loses the War of Southern Secession, money buys power in the Magnocracy, and people can disappear in a blink. War veteran Donovan Schist's specialty is finding these missing persons. There isn't much money in it, but he sleeps a little better. This time, Donovan is looking for a girl named Bridget Cleary. Her family's had no word from her for months. Donovan's certain he'll find her belly-up, but it seems her talent for analytical machines has made her a valuable asset to the powers that be.

    Paul D. Singleton says: "I love the work!"
    "I love the work!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    So I'm a steampunk, and a fan of noir. Christopher Beats wrote this book for me, or at least people like me. From the first chapter, his story captures the mind into a world that is almost, but not quite familiar. Coulter does a magnificent job caturing the characters and gives a truly masterful performance.

    For anyone who likes the gritty world of noir and the gears of steampunk, this is for you.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman
    • Narrated By Quincy Dunn-Baker
    Overall
    (570)
    Performance
    (512)
    Story
    (519)

    A dominant force in the sport of ultrarunning, Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run and a two-time winner of the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon through Death Valley. Eat & Run offers an inspirational account of Jurek’s life as a runner and vegan. Regaling listeners with jaw-dropping tales of endurance, Jurek also delivers sound science and practical advice—as well as his favorite plant-based recipes.

    Heidi says: "If you liked "Born to Run"...get this book!!!"
    "An inspiring story."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Scott Jurek has intrigued me since reading about him in "Born to Run". After reading this, I'm even more intrigued. His story inspires and makes me want to push beyond the limits I have imposed on myself. I encourage anyone who feels those limits to read this, and follow Scott's advice and example as you tread forward in your journey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On Church Leadership (A Book You'll Actually Listen To)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By Mark Driscoll
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    Clear, biblical answers to some of the most difficult and controversial questions about Church Leadership in one concise book you'll actually listen to! Packed with big truth, this little book can be listened to in under two hours.

    Paul D. Singleton says: "Dead on."
    "Dead on."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I've said in other reviews that I'm a fan of Mark Driscoll, and this book shows why. Driscoll lays out what he believes to be a true and fair interpretation of church leadership as laid out in scripture, primarily the Pauline Epistles and Acts. He is clear in his source for each of the major points and gives a concise description of need and want in a church.

    The fact that he sets up elder and pastor as the same in leadership is very important to me, as scripture does not use different words for these roles (in the original languages). If you are looking for a book to help navigate the process of setting up a church plant, or overhauling the leadership of an established church, this is the book for you.

    Prayer and clear guidance are the two most important things when navigating leadership, and this helps with the guidance!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Postman

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By David LeDoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (131)

    David Brin's The Postman is the dramatically moving saga of a man who rekindled the spirit of America through the power of a dream, from a modern master of science fiction. He was a survivor - a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war. Fate touches him one chill winter's day when he borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal worker to protect himself from the cold. The old, worn uniform still has power as a symbol of hope, and with it he begins to weave his greatest tale.

    Delbert Ealy says: "Excellent!!"
    "Great story...but..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    So I'll admit, I was one of the few people who actually enjoyed the movie...

    I've never been one of the people who let a movie change my feelings about a book, but I was expecting more from this one. Let me break it down for you.

    Post Apocalypse- brilliantly done.
    War- excellently portrayed
    Characters- gripping and honest, only a few lacking meat
    Over all story- awesome, and scary
    Narraction- horrid!!!

    And that's where the problem lies. I felt like a less charasmatic and less interesting version of Captain Kirk was reading this to me. It was boring. It was slow. And it almost killed the experience for me. This is the first time I said this, read it for yourself, don't let David LeDoux ruin the experience that David Brin created so well.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Christopher Healy, Todd Harris
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (123)

    Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change.

    Susie says: "Warning Gushing Ahead…….."
    "Not what I expected!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    So, It's not often that I say this, but this was not what I expected. Healy and Harris do an amazing job bringing us the story of the "Princes Charming" and thier work saving the kingdom. They also gave us more of an insider track to the ages old "Happily Ever After". If you are a fan of fantasy, fairy tales, or just like a good laugh, you need to listen to Bronson Pinchot narrate this story.

    That's something else that surprised me. Bronson Pinchot. Perfect Strangers. And here is he doing an amazing cast of characters with absolutely no trace of Balki! I loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8834)
    Performance
    (7852)
    Story
    (7825)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "A great beginning..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    When my wife and I chose this one for a recent road trip, I wasn't sure what to expect. Its about a supposedly 2000 year old druid and his life? Seems like it's just gonna be another stupid joke like Twilight.

    Thing is, it's not. Hearne took what could have been a horrible mess of modernized legends and he made it into a plausible and enjoyable read. The vampires don't glitter, werewolves are mean, and Atticus has a true need for his friends. Theres only a small amount of sexual tension, and the story doesn't fall apart.

    The thing I enjoyed most about this book was that Luke Daniels narrates it in a way that makes suspension of disbelief easy. There aren't alot of narrators that do this for me, but Daniels is one of em. Keep it up guys, and we'll keep listening!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.