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Daniel

Daniel

Bowling Green, KY, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • Plugged

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (201)
    Story
    (199)

    Daniel McEvoy has a problem. Well, really, he has several, but for this Irish ex-pat bouncer at a seedy, small-time casino, the fact that his girlfriend was just murdered in the parking lot is uppermost in his mind. That is until lots of people around him start dying, and not of natural causes. Suddenly, Daniel’s got half the New Jersey mob, dirty cops, and his man-crazy upstairs neighbor after him, and he still doesn't know what's going on.

    Townsend says: "An Irish Chili Palmer"
    "Amusing"
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    Performance
    Story

    Amusing, if a bit profane. Narrator's accent needed work. Worth a credit? - just barely. Check.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Summer of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (220)
    Story
    (226)

    It’s the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. From sunset bike rides to shaded hiding places in the woods, the boys’ days are marked by all of the secrets and silences of an idyllic childhood. But amid the sun-drenched cornfields, their loyalty will be pitilessly tested.

    Jeff says: "Excellent well-developed thriller / youth story"
    "Stephen King? Sorta"
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    Another coming of age book set in the idealistic late 50's and early 60's. It's a watered down version of "It" or an expanded version of "The Body." Take your pick. Worth a credit? Yes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fifth Elephant: Discworld #24

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    Overall
    (1150)
    Performance
    (573)
    Story
    (574)

    Sam Vines is a man on the run. Yesterday he was a duke, a chief of police, and ambassador to the mysterious, fat-rich country of Uberwald. Now he has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya. And if he can't make it through the forest to civilization, there's going to be a terrible war. But there are monsters on his trail. They're werewolves - and they're catching up. Sam Vines is out of time and already out of breath...

    Michael says: "Discworld: Worth Visiting Again and Again"
    "Werewolves, Vampires, and Pratchett."
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    Not the best of the series, but still five stars. As always, the author is wise and witty and turns phrases like no one else. Worth a credit: You bet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17889)
    Performance
    (15906)
    Story
    (15864)

    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"
    "JFK, Time Travel, and Stephen King"
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    When I heard that Stephen King was tackling the JFK assassination, I could not wait for the book's release. It did not quite match my expectations, but then again my expectations for Stephen King are quite high. The story and character development were great and, as always, you care about the characters he creates. I take off one star only for the ending. There may have been no good way to bring the story to a close, but the unexplained mystical time streams were confusing and did not do justice to the rest of the book. That said, it's Stephen King, and there isn't a better way to spend a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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