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colleen

ANCHORAGE, AK, United States | Member Since 2015

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  • Food: A Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jim Gaffigan
    • Narrated By Jim Gaffigan
    Overall
    (704)
    Performance
    (599)
    Story
    (597)

    Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet ("choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover") and decrying the worst offenders ("kale is the early morning of foods"). Fans flocked to his New York Times best-selling book Dad Is Fat to hear him riff on fatherhood but now, in his second book, he will give them what they really crave - his thoughts on all things culinary(ish).

    Joel says: "Haven't We Heard All of This Before?"
    "Hilarious!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book is FUNNY. I loved it. Jim talks about his family and his feeling about food and it couldn't be better.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Nameless Witch

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By A. Lee Martinez
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (29)

    Being born undead can have its disadvantages, such as eternal youth and flawless beauty-things most unsuitable for a witch. Hiding behind the guise of a grimy old crone, the witch is content living outside Fort Stalwart with her unlikely band of allies: a troll named Gwurm, an enchanted broom, and a demonic duck named Newt. She leads a simple life filled with spells, potions, and the occasional curse.

    colleen says: "Early Martinez"
    "Early Martinez"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Not bad, needed a better narrator. Original story and clever characters. This is one of my favorite authors. Check out Emperor Mullusk and Monster by the same guy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Rosie Effect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated By Dan O'Grady
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (594)
    Performance
    (509)
    Story
    (508)

    Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge because - surprise! - Rosie is pregnant. Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he’s left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie.

    Elizabeth says: "The bad reviews are true, alas...."
    "Not a total loser"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I loved the first book: The Rosie Project. I just liked this one. Heavy subject needed to be lightened up a little.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Seal Survival Guide: A Navy Seal's Secrets to Surviving Any Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Cade Courtley
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Former Navy SEAL and preeminent American survivalist Cade Courtley delivers step-by-step instructions anyone can master in this user-friendly guide. From random shootings to deadly wildfires to terrorist attacks, the reality is that modern life is unpredictable and dangerous. Don't live in fear or rely on luck. Learn the SEAL mindset: Be prepared, feel confident, step up, and know exactly how to survive any life-threatening situation.

    colleen says: "If I was a Navy seal I could totally do this."
    "If I was a Navy seal I could totally do this."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Good information delivered in a interesting and understandable way. Good listen for anyone interested in handling any situation.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News: Shocking but Utterly True Facts

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Cracked.com
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    Overall
    (395)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (373)

    You're going to wish you never got this audiobook. Some facts are too terrifying to teach in school. Unfortunately, Cracked.com is more than happy to fill you in. Think you're going to choose whether or not to buy this book? Scientists say your brain secretly makes all your decisions 10 seconds before you even know what they are.

    bookouri says: "just plain funny"
    "Excellent"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Easy to listen to, great facts. One of the best in it's genre. Might not want to listen to while eating...just as suggestion. :)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Pretty When She Dies: A Vampire Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Rhiannon Frater
    • Narrated By Kristin Allison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (251)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (227)

    Amaliya wakes under the forest floor, disoriented, famished and confused. She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry... ... in a new, horrific, unimaginable way... Sating her great hunger, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no choice but to flee from her old life and travels across Texas. Her new hunger spurs her to leave a wake of death and blood behind her as she struggles with her new nature. All the while, her creator is watching.

    Darlene says: "Frater brings the darkness back to vampires!"
    "Pretty Awful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Move along folks, there's nothing new to see here. Same old same old and boring. The only thing new here is the amount of sex the main character has. I couldn't finish it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2984)
    Performance
    (2788)
    Story
    (2786)

    Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

    Alexis says: "Fun! Things you might want to know:"
    "Middle of the road for Scalzi"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I like John Scalzi's work so just calm down. This book was okay, original idea, but the story didn't wow me. Wheaton did a good job as usual and it kept me interested all the way through. Good. Just not as good as his other books.

    15 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Thirteenth Child

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1206)
    Performance
    (1096)
    Story
    (1102)

    Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he's supposed to possess amazing talent - and she's supposed to bring only bad things to her family and her town. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously close to the magical divide that separates settlers from the beasts of the wild. With wit and wonder, Patricia Wrede creates an alternate history of westward expansion that will delight fans of both J. K. Rowling and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

    Erin - Audible says: "History, Magic, Teens, & Not An Inkling of Romance"
    "If the "Little House on the Prairie" had magic."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Interesting concept. I liked it enough to finish listening to it and ended in a place that suggests a sequel. Nothing terribly new or exciting for the fantasy reader. Might be a fun story for the fans of "Ann of Green Gables" or "Sara, Plain and Tall"

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Shane Kuhn
    • Narrated By Pete Simonelli
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (166)

    John Lago is a very bad guy. But he’s the very best at what he does. And what he does is infiltrate top-level companies and assassinate crooked executives while disguised as an intern. Interns are invisible. That’s the secret behind HR, Inc., the elite “placement agency” that doubles as a network of assassins for hire who take down high-profile targets that wouldn’t be able to remember an intern’s name if their lives depended on it.

    Douglas says: "started with great expectations, but a huge bust"
    "Not bad"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I liked it. Kept me listening. First person narrative from an elite hit man. The author stretches believability in more than a few places and probably could have wrapped it up sooner, but all and all I think it’s worth a listen.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • This is Not a Drill

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Paul Carter
    • Narrated By Paul Carter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Picking up right where he left off, Paul Carter pulls out more tall tales of a mad, bad and dangerous life in the international oil trade. Starting with action and mayhem galore This Is Not A Drill sets an unrelenting pace that just doesn't let up, as Paul almost drowns when the Russian rig he's working on begins to capsize; is reunited with his Dad - another adrenaline junkie; gets married; hangs out with his rig pig buddies in exotic locations; and spends a couple of interesting weeks in Afghanistan.

    colleen says: "I want to part with this guy!"
    "I want to part with this guy!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Wildly raunchy and unbelievable tales of a globetrotting life working on an oil drill rig made believable by the master story telling skills of Paul Carter. I loved every minute of it.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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