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scott

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  • On the Edge of Survival: A Shipwreck, a Raging Storm, and the Harrowing Alaskan Rescue That Became a Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Spike Walker
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (78)

    A Malaysian cargo ship on its way from Seattle, Washington, to China ran aground off the coast of western Alaska's Aleutian Islands on December 8, 2004, during a brutal storm, leading to one of the most incredible Coast Guard rescue missions of all time. Two Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopters lifted off immediately from Air Station Kodiak during the driving storm, in an effort to rescue the ship's 18 crew members before it broke apart and sank in the freezing waters.

    Christine says: "Real Tough Guy Stuff"
    "Extremely Lackluster Narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    While the story itself is compelling it floundered then drowned in an unthusiastic narration. Dean could not achieve any sense of emotional urgency in the dialogue between characters so necessary in a story such as this. The pitch and tone of his voice was almost flat which made for listful listening at best. I trudged through half of it before deciding to abandon ship.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sh-t My Dad Says

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Justin Halpern
    • Narrated By Sean Schemmel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2145)
    Performance
    (1182)
    Story
    (1189)

    After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, 28-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his 73-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,” has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him.

    Michael says: "Really Funny! Should Be Up for an Audie Award"
    "My dad can beat his dad"
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    Performance
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    And I'm sure someone has a dad who can beat mine. If you have a father who has said some original, classic comments, however,whenever and to whomever, this book simply is not not funny enough to trudge through to find any gems I'm sure are there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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