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D. Sullivan

I'm That Guy

Southampton, MA | Member Since 2009

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  • 14 reviews
  • 67 ratings
  • 210 titles in library
  • 21 purchased in 2014
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  • The Cypress House

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Koryta
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (462)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (202)

    Arlen Wagner has an awful gift: he can see death in the eyes of men before it strikes. He's never wrong. So when Arlen awakens on a train one hot Florida night and sees death's telltale sign in the eyes of his fellow passengers, he tries to warn them. Only 19-year-old Paul Brickhill believes him, and the two abandon the train, hoping to escape certain death. They continue south, but soon are stranded at The Cypress House - an isolated Gulf Coast boarding house run by the beautiful Rebecca Cady - directly in the path of an approaching hurricane.

    Michele says: "Great book read by a great narrator!"
    "Enjoyed the suspense"
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    A very enjoyable listen. Had some good twists and plenty of suspense. Went through it faster than I usually go through books because it kept my interest and kept me wanting to know how the next situation turned out. A little corny in places, like when the narrator kept whispering the word "dead", but all in all a good story with an excellent narrator.

    3 of 3 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
    (10633)
    Performance
    (9900)
    Story
    (9904)

    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"
    "What a Fantastic Ride!"
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    I have spent the past 6 months just trying to find another book like this one to no avail. I have hundreds of books on Audible being a member for years and doing a ton of driving and I absolutely loved this book. I have suggested it several friends and relatives and it has yet to disappoint.
    It's your David -vs- Goliath type story and it's chock full of excitement, twists, humor, innocence and nostalgia. If you play any sort of MMORPG than you will definitely relate, but even if you don't it will not disappoint. Society has turned semi-apocalyptic due to oil reserves run out, education has gone virtual created by a multibillionaire who made his money through the worlds most popular MMORPG. He dies and leaves his fortune to whomever can find the golden egg. This is a multi step process and is nearly impossible to accomplish. Success on the path though, just may have very real and very mortal consequences.
    Do not pass this one up. Trust me when I say this is not a gamers only book. I am a 40 something guy. The only gamer knowledge I have is when I try to play along with my teen kids. I promise you won't be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Day By Day Armageddon

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By J L Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3209)
    Performance
    (2301)
    Story
    (2298)

    In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.

    rob haight says: "Great book! More more more!!"
    "Best Zombie book yet."
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    Where does Day By Day Armageddon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've gone through a series of Zombie books including World War Z & Hissers recently. I know I'll be crucified for saying this but, World War Z was a snooze fest for me. Hissers I enjoyed more, but I think I would have enjoyed it much more if I read it in my teens but still appreciated the story tremendously.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story was awesome! Written so well you could visualize being there. Exciting and fresh and narrated perfectly. Listened to this with my wife and 2 teen boys during 10 hours of round trip driving (also started into the second book of the series which is even better) and we all loved it, which is surprising because my wife has no use for these type of books.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition): An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
    Overall
    (2948)
    Performance
    (2793)
    Story
    (2797)

    World War Z: The Complete Edition is a new recording of Max Brooks’ best-selling novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, featuring 21 additional Hollywood A-list actors and sci-fi fan favorites performing stories not included in the original edition. New narrators include Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, Spiderman star Alfred Molina, The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, rapper Common, Firefly star Nathan Fillion, Shaun of the Dead’s Simon Pegg, and members of the casts of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes and more!

    Kim Venatries says: "A Good Story with an All Star Cast but ABRIDGED"
    "Looking forward to the movie."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I know I'll take some heat for this, but I am looking forward to the movie. From what I see from the movie trailers, it is absolutely nothing like the book, but more what I like about zombie stories.
    By no means is it a bad story, hence the 3 rating. It just isn't what I look for in a zombie story, hence the 3 rating.
    I much prefer heart pounding, intense, heat of the moment, no-way-out, oh s#!* all is lost stories. Always better if I do not know if the characters are going to survive. Obviously in this "zombie documentary" they do because their the ones telling the stories post apocalypse.
    If you enjoy docudrama's, or are a die hard Zombie Fanatic it's a really nicely done book. But if you just want heart pounding action, chose something like the Day by Day Armageddon books. I enjoyed those immensely.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Deeply Odd: Odd Thomas, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1490)
    Performance
    (1347)
    Story
    (1359)

    How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet, never does? That’s the critical question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. Who the potential victims are and where they can be found remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be: the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him dead in a small-town parking lot.

    G. House Sr. says: "Oddly Excellent!"
    "Another Odd Story"
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    What did you love best about Deeply Odd?

    Once again Odd Thomas takes us on another intense adventure with plenty of wit and humor. Koontz has a way in these series of bringing forth horrors that could actually be believable and intermingles it with the totally fantastical. Fun and intense. One of the better books in the series. Definitely read the previous books in the series first though, as he refers continuously to earlier adventures and characters.


    What other book might you compare Deeply Odd to and why?

    The Cypress House by Michael Koryta. Which also is a terrific book with a great narrator. Not to give anything away in the book, but the main character also has a bit of a supernatural ability similar but not the same as Odd Thomas


    What about David Aaron Baker’s performance did you like?

    Love him as usual. He has such terrific poise and wonderful character voices. You really feel that he IS Odd Thomas.


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

    A few chuckles and disgust at the villains.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely a worthwhile read, but a better listen due to Mr Brick.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Floor

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (6571)
    Performance
    (4549)
    Story
    (4527)

    All is not well in Margrave, Georgia. The sleepy, forgotten town hasn't seen a crime in decades, but within the span of three days it witnesses events that leave everyone stunned. An unidentified man is found beaten and shot to death on a lonely country road.

    Ed says: "Comic book tough guy"
    "Good start but fell of the rails."
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    It started pretty strong but I lost interest as it went on. I believe that is because the author lost originality and direction as it went on. Also, the narrator was awful with poor judgment in inflection and tone. The female voices sounded like a man talking like a woman, which he is mind you, but superior narrators don't make it seem so.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Envy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Victor Slezak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1482)
    Performance
    (645)
    Story
    (643)

    New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.

    DMHVetSurveyor says: "Envy"
    "Very Forgetable"
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    I was just looking through my library and came across this title and thought...Hey, when did I get this book. After listening to a few minutes I remembered that I just finished this book about 2 weeks ago. Shows you how forgetable the story is. Very average.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hissers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ryan C. Thomas
    • Narrated By Macleod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (301)

    It's the last weekend of summer break in the small town of Castor, and four teenage friends are about to attend the most popular end-of-summer high-school party in town… with a massive wave of mutated undead about to crash the party. It's The Breakfast Club meets Resident Evil as the teens of Castor fight to stay alive.

    Mike Naka says: "stephen king of zombies"
    "Sadly...a bit boring"
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    I don't know...maybe cause it's been a long time since I was 14, but this book really did nothing for me. Unless your a teenager, you'll probably have a hard time connecting to the characters. I have 2 teenage boys, so maybe they'll enjoy it. But I have a feeling that they'll be dissapointed by the lame ending. It's like the author forgot to finish the story.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Still Life with Crows: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1829)
    Performance
    (1557)
    Story
    (1544)

    For the first time in unabridged audio! A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground. Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy? Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land? Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America's heart.

    Polly says: "SCARY, WEIRD, ENGAGING"
    "Favorite story yet so far but not narrator"
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    This is my favorite of this series so far. I think it is book four and I have been reading them in order. Unfortunately, the last one "The Cabinet of Curiosities" was abridged, which I really hate. Feel like I'm getting ripped off half a story.
    Anyway, this one was a lot of fun, just wasn't so crazy about the narrator. Not the worst I've heard by any means, just not so hot.
    Looking forward to the next book "Brimstone". Once again though, abridged. Grrrrr....

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10616)
    Performance
    (5850)
    Story
    (5893)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "Yawn"
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    Some minuscule thought provocation...I guess. But even that was quite puerile. Otherwise, the story was boring and tended to drone on perversely. Basically, a fictional story about making up a fictional story to supplement a true story. If you are in high school and are looking for something to ponder relating to religion then you may find this deep and intriguing. Otherwise, I wouldn't suggest. No suspense, no humor and nothing to take away of true value.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Envy the Night

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Michael Koryta
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (86)

    It has been seven years since Frank Temple III joined the rest of the world in learning his father's bloody secret: The U.S. marshal maintained a covert career as a contract killer, a double-life that ended in suicide to avoid prosecution and prison. The shocking revelation triggered years of anonymous drifting for Frank, time spent running from his legacy and struggling to believe that the father he'd loved so dearly was entirely in the wrong.

    Albert says: "So much fun!"
    "Story Ok...Narration not so"
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    I just started listening to Koryta stories over the past few months. This by far is my least favorite. Not his best story, maybe a 3.5 out of 5. The odd and often annoying style of the narrator is what brought my rating down. Dissapointed, but not by any means giving up on Koryta. I think he would be well advised to stick with Robert Petkoff reading his books.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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