You no longer follow danny lawrence

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 danny lawrence

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

danny lawrence

Tell us about yourself!

Charlotte, NC USA | Member Since 2006

138
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 104 reviews
  • 333 ratings
  • 0 titles in library
  • 21 purchased in 2015
FOLLOWING
3
FOLLOWERS
5

  • The Sound of Rebellion: The Human Division, Episode 8

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (532)
    Performance
    (477)
    Story
    (482)

    The Colonial Defense Forces usually protect humanity from alien attack, but now the stability of the Colonial Union has been threatened, and Lieutenant Heather Lee and her squad are called to squash a rebellion on a colony world. It seems simple enough - but there's a second act to the rebellion that finds Lee captive, alone, and armed with only her brains to survive.

    leonie says: "Look with your ears."
    "Best of the bunch so far"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Now this is what I expect from a story from the Old Mans War universe. Blood (in a good way) and guts, attitude, and comedy all rolled into one. Dont mess with Lt Heather Lee and the CDF

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Nina Teicholz
    • Narrated By Erin Bennett
    Overall
    (369)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (319)

    Dish up the red meat, eggs, and whole milk! In this well-researched and captivating narrative, veteran food writer Nina Teicholz proves how everything we've been told about fat is wrong. For decades, Americans have cut back on red meat and dairy products full of "bad" saturated fats. We obediently complied with nutritional guidelines to eat "heart healthy" fats found in olive oil, fish, and nuts, and followed a Mediterranean diet heavy on fruits, vegetables, and grains. Yet the nation's health has declined. What is going on?

    Ted says: "Great book. Challenges your belief system."
    "Eat the meat!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Interesting information on what humans have evolved to eat vs what we have been told to eat. I have found most of this information to be true with my own eating experiences.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Christmas Eve, 1914

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By Charles Olivier
    • Narrated By Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
    Overall
    (486)
    Performance
    (426)
    Story
    (425)

    In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

    Bonnie says: "I was just reading about this in my news paper"
    "Good Christmas Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    In the midst of WWI, soldiers take a break from killing each other to share a little Christmas cheer before going back to war. Fascinating true store given a quick but entertaining treatment. Perfect short story to listen to on a trip out around Christmastime

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Short Stay in Hell

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Steven L. Peck
    • Narrated By Sergei Burbank
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (240)

    An ordinary family man, geologist, and Mormon, Soren Johansson has always believed he'll be reunited with his loved ones after death in an eternal hereafter. Then, he dies. Soren wakes to find himself cast by a God he has never heard of into a Hell whose dimensions he can barely grasp: a vast library he can only escape from by finding the book that contains the story of his life. In this haunting existential novella, author, philosopher, and ecologist Steven L. Peck explores a subversive vision of eternity.

    Janice says: "I'll be thinking about this one for a while."
    "Thankfully, it was a short stay."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I wanted to give this at least 3 stars, but in the end, I could not. This would be hell indeed! The concept was interesting, the writing very good, as was the narration. I guess my only problem was that i didnt enjoy it. Perhaps it was the sense i got from this particular Hell that put me off. Unfortunately I cant really say what it was. The ending? maybe, but i try not to let an ending i am not fond of lower my rating too much. I almost but not quite want to recommend this story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: 1 (The Ender Quintet) by Orson Scott Card - Sidekick

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By BookBuddy
    • Narrated By Lee Strayer
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Consider this sidekick your comprehensive companion to Ender's Game. Within, you'll find a detailed look at this sci-fi literary classic, with information on everything from the setting to the novel's themes. The writing style and setting analyses delve into author Orson Scott Card's terse, almost militaristic writing style and the speculative world he's created, where the Cold War never really ended and tensions between America and the so-called Warsaw Pact (the fictional equivalent of the Soviet bloc) are second in intensity only to the fear of another alien invasion.

    danny lawrence says: "My mistake"
    "My mistake"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Never should have ordered this. This isnt for someone who has read or listened to the book. There is no information worth listening to in this. You will get a whole lot more if you just read Ender's Game. Very basic going over of one of the best book i have ever read. Complete waste of my time!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3176)
    Performance
    (2416)
    Story
    (2423)

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    David says: "Superb in so many ways"
    "Incredible Voyage indeed!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was extremely amazed by this story. What these men endured just for an extremely slim chance for survival is indeed incredible! Not just a dry retelling of events, this book is well written to include personal accounts from the members of the expedition. Simon Prebble did an excellent job performing the characters in the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Blanding
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (284)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (255)

    Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers - both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to navigate the world. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business, inhabited by quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects.

    Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief - until he was finally arrested slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library.

    Andy says: "with a little charm, you can rob almost anyone"
    "Only the maps were interesting"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Very little value to this story. I did find the background stories of some of the maps he stole to be interesting, but not enough to make this book worthwhile. The thief was a privileged, greedy, destructive individual who put his financial status ahead of the preservation of these maps for all to enjoy. No sympathy for this guy at all. His destruction of these old works of art for his own personal gain is unforgivable. The entire story left a bad taste that I just cant get over.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lords of the Sky: Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dan Hampton
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (98)

    The New York Times best-selling author of Viper Pilot and retired USAF F-16 legend Dan Hampton offers the first comprehensive popular history of combat aviation - a unique, entertaining, and action-packed look at the aces of the air and their machines, from the Red Baron and his triplane in World War I to today's technologically expert flying warriors in supersonic jets.

    Znapel says: "Great history, but ending goes off-topic"
    "Outstanding history of the fighter pilot"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book weaves histories of the pilots, planes, tactics, weapons and personal stories together in an informative and entertaining way. John Pruden's narration was very good.
    A very good book combined with a very good narration yields a very pleasurable listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Son: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (829)
    Performance
    (742)
    Story
    (736)

    Sonny Lofthus is a strangely charismatic and complacent young man. Sonny’s been in prison for a dozen years, nearly half his life. The inmates who seek out his uncanny abilities to soothe leave his cell feeling absolved. They don’t know or care that Sonny has a serious heroin habit - or where or how he gets his uninterrupted supply of the drug. Or that he’s serving time for other peoples’ crimes. Sonny took the first steps toward addiction when his father took his own life rather than face exposure as a corrupt cop. Now Sonny is the seemingly malleable center of a whole infrastructure of corruption....

    Charles Atkinson says: "Maybe The Best Mystery Novelist Anywhere"
    "Revenge and Forgiveness"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The Son is in prison for two murders he didn't commit. After hearing information about his fathers murder, he escapes from prison to seek revenge upon the guilty. Simon is the detective on his trail, he knew Sonny's father many years back and doesn't want to see Sonny get hurt. The Twin is also looking for Sonny. He had an important part in the death/suicide of Sonnys father. All this comes together in another thrilling Jo Nesbo story.
    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Gildart Jackson narrating this book. He touched on the tone of the story making it easy to listen to.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Feed: The Newsflesh Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Mira Grant
    • Narrated By Paula Christensen, Jesse Bernstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1119)
    Performance
    (892)
    Story
    (886)

    The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.

    susan says: "I laughed, I cried..."
    "OK maybe I am a Zombieholic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I guess it is time to come clean. Although I never expected it, I am a fan of the genre, and no longer afraid to admit it. This offering clinched it. This book , as some have pointed out, isnt really a zombie story. Yes, they are part of the story, but it is about a group of bloggers selected to follow a presidential candidate during a zombie infested US Presidential election campaign. Someone doesnt seem to want him to get elected.

    I had no problems with the narration. I thought both did a good job becoming the characters. The only thing that threw me a little was a voice that reminded me of a King of the Hill character but that was minor.

    All in all, I enjoyed this book and may go on to the next one soon

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Denise Kiernan
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (330)
    Performance
    (293)
    Story
    (300)

    At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians - many of them young women from small towns across the South - were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains.

    CBlox says: "Important story of this secret city"
    "Good, story about how we won the war"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Interesting story about some of the women who were doing their part to win the war. They didn't know what exactly it was that they were doing or how it was going to help, but their actions played a vital role in bringing WWII to an end. I enjoyed listening to the lives they led while at Oak Ridge. It was sad to hear about how people were treated (or mistreated) at that time in our history, not just by the government but also by "locals" and the like. It was a story well worth listening to.
    I thought Cassandra Campbell did a good job with the book.

    3 of 3 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.