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colleen

ANCHORAGE, AK, United States | Member Since 2018

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  • Agent to the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9766)
    Performance
    (8860)
    Story
    (8854)

    The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Very funny"
    "Excellent"
    Overall
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    Story

    Imagine that you are an Alien race trying to make first contact with earth but are a little worried about the bad wrap you’ve been getting in the movies. What do you do? You get yourself a Hollywood agent. John Scalzi does a wonderful job in this absurdly funny caper. Original, well narrated and a lot of fun.

    53 of 60 people found this review helpful
  • Working for Bigfoot

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (4928)
    Performance
    (4611)
    Story
    (4595)

    Chicago wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is used to mysterious clients with long hair and legs up to here. But when it turns out the long hair covers every square inch of his latest client's body, and the legs contribute to a nine-foot height, even the redoubtable detective realizes he's treading new ground. Strength of a River in His Shoulders is one of the legendary forest people, a bigfoot, and he has a problem that only Harry can solve. His son, Irwin, is a scion, the child of a supernatural creature and a human.

    Phillip says: "So That's Who River Shoulders Is!"
    "Should have been a full length novel."
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    I enjoyed this Working With Bigfoot. Narrated and written well. Won't disappoint Jim Butcher fans.

    33 of 37 people found this review helpful
  • The Days of Noah: Book One: Conspiracy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Mark Goodwin
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1373)
    Performance
    (1257)
    Story
    (1248)

    Could we be living in a time of which there is more prophetic writings than of any period in history? Noah Parker, like many in the United States, has been asleep at the wheel. During his complacency, the founding precepts of America have been slowly, systematically destroyed by a conspiracy that dates back hundreds of years. The signs can no longer be ignored and Noah is forced to pull his head out of the sand and see things for what they really are.

    Tim Boyden says: "Amazing Read !!!!!!!!"
    "Nope"
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    I have over 2000 titles in my library and I've only asked for my credit back on two of them; Fifty Shades of Gray and this one. Pure religious paranoid fantasy. I'll admit I was suckered by the high ratings and I regret it. Chalk full of the scripture (a lot of scripture), conspiracy theory, secret societies and the illuminati. If you are semi intelligent you'll skip this one. Not even close to realistic.

    38 of 65 people found this review helpful
  • Armada: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28608)
    Performance
    (26852)
    Story
    (26800)

    It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

    Chad says: "Lacked the freshness of Ready Player One"
    "I was really looking forward to this one"
    Overall
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    if you're looking for the same story that rocked you in READY PLAYER ONE you're going to be disappointed. Not even Wheaton could save this one. Good wiring, but the story flopped. Same awesome 80's references, Clive is like an encyclopedia of 80s pop culture, but again, not enough everything else.

    61 of 92 people found this review helpful
  • Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Sarah Barron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1526)
    Performance
    (1408)
    Story
    (1394)

    The dead talk - to the right listener. They can tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died, and, of course, who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene, or the faintest of human traces.

    Mark says: "Crime Seen"
    "Basic look into the history & science of forensics"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Interesting insight into the past and present science of forensics in the UK and the USA. Good narration and easy to listen to. Probably nothing you haven't seen on television CSI and crime dramas.

    31 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • Letting Go of God

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
    Overall
    (1845)
    Performance
    (730)
    Story
    (727)

    Julia Sweeney says she was a "happy Catholic girl" when, one day, she walked into church and signed up for a Bible-study course. "What an eye opener that was!" she says. Equally comedic and insightful, Letting Go of God is Sweeney's brilliant one-woman show about her struggle with her faith.

    Mark says: "A Brilliant Personal Journey of Discovery"
    "Funny but quick."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Sticking with my autobiography kick. Julia Sweeney is hilariously honest about her struggles with religion. Well-written and well narrated.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Beat the Reaper: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Josh Bazell
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2848)
    Performance
    (2008)
    Story
    (2006)

    Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient - and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "2009, What Happened?"
    "Awesome!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I loved it! Excellent entertaining and page turning. It's a medical thriller of sorts. Completely original. Credit worthy.

    28 of 31 people found this review helpful
  • Modern Romance: An Investigation

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
    • Narrated By Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
    Overall
    (28205)
    Performance
    (25113)
    Story
    (24920)

    At some point every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it's wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history.

    ty says: "Entertaining and informative"
    "Not stand-up but still funny."
    Overall
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    I initially thought this was a memoir, it turned out to be so much more. I never knew about the "rules" of texting in a new relationship or how to navigate the text/email/voice call protocols of the new generation. VERY interesting look into the dating habits of modern Americans.

    41 of 48 people found this review helpful
  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Chris Hadfield
    • Narrated By Chris Hadfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2064)
    Performance
    (1885)
    Story
    (1882)

    Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. The secret to Col. Hadfield's success - and survival - is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst and enjoy every moment of it.

    Kathy says: "Chris Hadfield Is The Real Thing!"
    "Excellent memoir"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Chris Hatfield is the boss! Well written, well narrated and interesting. If you are interested in space, NASA, ISS or fantastic true stores of guts and determination then spend your credit here.

    18 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Humblebrag: The Art of False Modesty

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Harris Wittels
    • Narrated By Harris Wittels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (165)

    From comedian and writer ( Parks and Recreation, Eastbound & Down) Harris Wittels comes a hysterical breakdown of boasts, brags, and self-adulation disguised as humble comments and complaints - based on his popular @humblebrag Twitter feed. >Something immediately annoyed Harris Wittels about Twitter. All of a sudden it was acceptable to brag, so long as those brags were ever-so-thinly disguised as transparent humility....

    Arthur Hatch says: "Cathartic to hear your sassy voice. We miss you."
    "Not my cup of tea."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Interesting concept and insight into Twitter posts. I enjoyed it at first, but author comes off like a complete jerk after a while. Four hours of the same thing... over and over... and over.

    10 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Dirty Rocker Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Bobbie Brown
    • Narrated By Bobbie Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (660)
    Performance
    (586)
    Story
    (587)

    Who could forget the sexy "Cherry Pie" girl from hair metal band Warrant's infamous music video? Bobbie Brown became a bona fide vixen for her playful role as the object of lead singer Jani Lane's desires. With her windblown peroxide mane, seductive scarlet lips, and flirtatious curves, she epitomized every man's fantasy. But the wide-eyed Louisiana beauty queen's own dreams of making it big in Los Angeles were about to be derailed by her rock-and-roll lifestyle.

    Gitanilla says: "A pleasant surprise"
    "She tells it all."
    Overall
    Performance
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    I had never heard of Bobbi Brown before I listened to her book. I always like it when the author reads their own books but she struggles with it. Crazy stories of the very famous. Satisfied my need for hollywood gossip.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful

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