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Marc

Weaverville, NC, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (18353)
    Performance
    (14171)
    Story
    (14117)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS WHILE WORKING OUT !"
    Overall

    This was a great listen...very funny...but one word of caution....due to unexpected fits of laughter - DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS WHILE LIFTING WEIGHTS !
    I almost lost it laughing in the middle of a set.......coming close to squishing my face.

    Fey paints a very approachable persona - a normal girl who had a couple of lucky breaks but mostly got where she is through determination and perseverance...talent too of course !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cyteen

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman, Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (433)
    Performance
    (384)
    Story
    (392)

    The saga of two young friends trapped in an endless nightmare of suspicion and surveillance, of cyber-programmed servants and a ruling class with century-long lives – and the enigmatic woman who dominates them all.

    troy says: "This is a Heavy Book (lovely too)"
    "DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY !!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is the only book I've ever deleted from my iPhone and after only the first download part !

    Let me spread the blame a bit here...I also found the narrator terrible- especially at the male voices...she sounded cartoonish with almost every male voice. She may be great in another type of story but here I found her just the wrong choice.

    As for the story itself....I found that the author didn't take the time to get us at all interested in the characters and the story feels like a bad soap opera...complete with lot's and lot's of OH (or "MY") GOD'S" usually followed by some crying.

    No wonder she writes under a pseudonym.

    Like I said - deleted after first part and even that was downright painful......

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5799)
    Performance
    (3730)
    Story
    (3742)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you’ve ever loved a dog - or even patted a dog - this book, told from the perspective of man’s best friend, will tug at your heartstrings...and won’t let go until long after Welch performs the last word. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master.

    FanB14 says: "Artful Surprise"
    "A must read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book is a must read for any dog owner/lover. However, I don't think the lack of dog ownership would reduce the enjoyment of this book. Simply put...this is a beautiful recounting of one man's life (the main character) mainly through the eyes of his dog, the bond between those two and the other people that come and go throughout the main character's life and the integrity that he chooses throughout his life. Not always a "happy story"....but life as it truly is....and yet a happy ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Keith Richards, James Fox
    • Narrated By Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2561)
    Performance
    (1399)
    Story
    (1391)

    Now at last Keith Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere....

    Jesse says: "Ins and outs"
    "interesting but reader changing distracting !"
    Overall

    The book starts off read by Johnny Depp...a great start then abruptly changes to the gravelly voice of Joe Hurley - who does a great job no doubt except his "Keith" voice ( with accent ) is even a bit too slow for Richards himself and me - more importantly the change leaves you trying to adjust and thereby taking away form the story for the next 30 minutes.
    Then at the end comes Depp again....this transition feels somewhat smoother as Depp's voice isn't so hard to adjust to.
    I still enjoyed the read...fascinating to hear but I would most definitely have stuck with one reader !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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