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  • Gil's All Fright Diner

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By A. Lee Martinez
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (303)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (231)

    Duke and Earl are just passing through Rockwood county in their pick-up truck when they stop at the Diner for a quick bite to eat. They aren't planning to stick around-until Loretta, the eatery's owner, offers them $100 to take care of her zombie problem. Given that Duke is a werewolf and Earl's a vampire, this looks right up their alley.But the shambling dead are just the tip of a particularly spiky iceberg.

    colleen says: "I loved it!"
    "A fun listen, lite comedic fantasy/horror."
    Overall

    Made for a pleasant ride to NYC for me and my wife during Thanksgiving Day. An easy book to listen to. Don't expect Steven King, more like Cthulu lite. Quite amusing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3098)
    Performance
    (2956)
    Story
    (2935)

    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day.… Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. He doesn’t know the half of it… Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

    D says: "Hold onto your staff; Harry’s back."
    "Some fantastic moments in store, twists of course."
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    What made the experience of listening to Skin Game the most enjoyable?

    Listening to this just makes time go by so fast. Great for my commute to and from work.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry is always the main character and focus of the books, so he's my favorite. Harry aside, however, Butters' transformation to his new role was just AWESOME! I cheered when I got to the end of the book for Butters.


    What does James Marsters bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    No need to imagine conversations and snarky tones - Marsters, as always, performed masterfully.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    **SPOILER** When Maggie and Harry talk for the first time, OMG. So much anticipation from all the Dresden fans, and it was just so touching. 'Do you want to be my daddy?'. WAHHHHHHH!


    Any additional comments?

    This felt like a good 'interim' novel, action packed, but with a lot of internal monologue giving us Harry's mindset. Not an earthshaking novel like Changes and no massive overarching story line progression, but plenty of character progression. A great read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6207)
    Performance
    (5903)
    Story
    (5914)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Brian says: "Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped"
    "Wow that was an intense ending (no spoilers)"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Martian to be better than the print version?

    Not having read this in print, I can't say if this is better than the print version, but I understand it was only .99 on a certain e-marketplace - that's a great deal!


    What other book might you compare The Martian to and why?

    Apollo 18, some Firefly, and Robinson Caruso (sp?)


    What does R. C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Much of the book is written in journal-style, so adding some emphasis and style to what could be a monotone journal voice was great!


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

    OMG, I was laughing out loud at several of the main characters comments and observations from his journal.


    Any additional comments?

    It may have started out slow since I didn't know the main character, but as you move along it gains a lot of traction, and you really started rooting for the guy, until you get to the end and I was really REALLY anxious as to how things were playing out. A Fantastic audio listen!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered Hourglass: Day by Day Armageddon, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By J. L. Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (923)
    Performance
    (858)
    Story
    (857)

    In a desperate bid to take back the continental United States - where hordes of undead now dominate the ravaged human population - a Navy commander leads a global mission to the heart of the pandemic. Task Force Hourglass is humanity’s final hope, and his team’s agonizing decisions could mean living one day more - or surrendering to the eternal hell that exists between life and death.

    Amanda says: "A bit on the dull side"
    "Change in narrative style, abrupt ending"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Shattered Hourglass to be better than the print version?

    The same narrator for the last 2 books, and he definitely adds something to it beyond a print version


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It was great to continue the story line from the last 2 books, but some clichéd additions pertaining to the power behind the scenes was a little weak.


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

    Definitely would have wanted to do this in 1 sessions, but it's better spread out


    Any additional comments?

    PLEASE write another book, back to diary style!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Days: The Dresden Files, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5322)
    Performance
    (4941)
    Story
    (4939)

    After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long.

    Ethan M. says: "Thwarts Every Expectation - In a Good Way"
    "Just finished listening to Cold Days - yowza!"
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    Would you listen to Cold Days again? Why?

    A fantastic return to the mortal world for our favorite supernatural P.I. Harry Dresden. In typical Harry fashion, he has no time to sit on his heels as he hits the ground running as soon as he returns to Chicago. Great listen, Marsters does an outstanding job as usual. Great seeing most of the old gang back in action, and seeing how they react to Harry being alive (again). The action was pretty crazy, although a few times here and there it seemed these last minute escapes by Harry to win the day were a bit too...convenient? No spoilers of course, nor did it decrease my massive enjoyment of this book by any means, just an aside. This is a fantastic series. My only sadness is that I have to wait another year or 2 for the next one.


    What did you like best about this story?

    A storyline that comes to a conclusion, and the ominuous beginnings of a new one.


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    Great chracterization and voice used for each of the characters, and I can totally see Harry sounding as Marsters portrays him.


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

    Hell yeah.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gemma

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Meg Tilly
    • Narrated By Meg Tilly
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (53)

    Gemma is the story of a child abduction written from two widely divergent points of view: 12 year-old Gemma and Hazen Wook, the 36-year-old man who abducts her. Hazen is a violent pedophile, a sexual obsessive, and Tilly does not white-wash or sanitize his thoughts in any way. This book is scary and not for the faint of heart.

    kristabela says: "wow"
    "Intensely graphic, but engaging."
    Overall

    I bought this book hoping it would keep me awake during a longish road trip - I was not disappointed. The material is disturbingly graphic in its description of the horrors heaped on the main character. What was uplifting was listening to Gemma create methods of coping in a horrific scenario. At times I felt it dragged a little in the length, especially at the 3/4 mark. Meg Tilly was at first a little annoying as a reader, but I quickly got used to her style. Be prepared to squirm in your seat, and laugh at the few moments of brightness and creativity that Gemma can come up with. Go Boxcar!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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