Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow James

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 James

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

James

FRANKLIN, WI, United States | Member Since 2012

58
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 37 reviews
  • 109 ratings
  • 0 titles in library
  • 29 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
1

  • Orange Crush

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Tim Dorsey
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (144)

    Praising Tim Dorsey’s tongue-in-cheek humor, the Miami Herald wrote, “Nobody, but nobody, writes like this guy.” Here Florida politics take the main stage in a rollicking satire that proves Dorsey’s at the top of his game. When a traumatic experience forever changes Florida gubernatorial race candidate Marlon Conrad’s life, he hits the road in a Winnebago to find the “real” Florida. But his odyssey is plagued with would-be assassins and cutthroat journalists.

    DCinMI says: "It's Funny 'Cause It's Pretty Much True!"
    "Funniest one yet"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Orange Crush the most enjoyable?

    Of the first three, this one struck me as the funniest one yet. Several times I had to stop driving and pull over because I was laughting too hard to drive. It may not strike everyone the same way, but it hit my sense of humor.


    What other book might you compare Orange Crush to and why?

    Not exactly sure why, but Christopher Moore's LAMB or FOOL are my comparison. Very off beat sense of humor.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The political canditates in the RAW wrestling match and the rich bastard who becomes a professional sports team owner.


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

    Laughed hard, Dorsey has taken everyday events and showed how funny they are. And of course, there's Serge, the insane genious killer and his nonstop trivia of everything Florida.


    Any additional comments?

    Not necessary, but adds continuity to start the "Serge A Storms" series of books in the order they were written, This is # 3

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Scared Stiff: A Mattie Winston Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated By Jorjeana Marie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (78)

    When Deputy Coroner Mattie Winston and her boss/best friend, Izzy, are called to the home of waitress and part-time model Shannon Tolliver, they find the ghoulish Halloween decorations a bit too authentic. Among the fake blood and skeletons is the corpse of Shannon herself. Since the whole town knows Shannon recently had a very public spat with her estranged husband, Erik, he's suspect number one. But Mattie happens to know Erik truly loved his wife, and is simply incapable of the brutal act - even if he owns the exact same caliber handgun as the murder weapon.…

    Beatrice says: "I have found another good series"
    "Better than the 1st book of this series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    2nd of the series. Better than the 1st. More humor, characters are more familiar. Still took 8 discs, when 6 would have been enough, (I like my audiobooks to move at a reasonable pace so I don't fall asleep driving). Looking forward to the 3rd book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Working Stiff: Mattie Winston Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated By Jorjeana Marie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (106)

    When Mattie Winston catches her husband Dr. David Winston receiving some very special loving care from R.N. Karen Owenby, she quits her job and moves out. Mattie's best friend Izzy offers her a place to stay and suggests she'd be a natural as deputy coroner. Now, instead of taking patients' pulses, Mattie's weighing their hearts and livers. But Mattie's first homicide call turns out to be for none other than Nurse Karen, and even though she saw her ex in a heated argument with the newly deceased the night before, she refuses to believe David could be a killer.

    Kathy says: "A Combo of NCIS, Bones and Physical Comedy!"
    "First in the Series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Some humor, some wit, some mystery, no sex, just innuendo.. A little long in parts. Sufficiently good to want to listen to the next one in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Peter Allison
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (183)
    Story
    (178)

    Whatever You Do, Don't Run is a hilarious collection of true tales from top ­safari guide Peter Allison. In a place where the wrong behavior could get you eaten, Allison has survived face-to-face encounters with big cats, angry ­elephants, and the world's most unpredictable animals: herds of untamed tourists and foolhardy guides whose outrageous antics sometimes make them even more dangerous than a pride of hungry lions!

    D. says: "Drivers May Laugh Too Hard to Drive!"
    "Easy listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Enjoyable stories from a safari guide, lots of animal stories and descriptions. Not really humorous and nothing outstanding. An easy listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tiger Shrimp Tango: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Tim Dorsey
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (92)

    All just another day in Serge Storms' sun-splashed paradise! Thanks to the growth of the Internet, America finds itself plagued by a noxious epidemic of ruthless scam artists. Where do they all come from? If you guessed 110 percent of them are spawned in Florida, you win the cigar.…When a new digital scheme goes horribly awry - causing innocents to die and a young woman to go missing - only one person can set things right: obsessive Florida trivia buff and reluctant serial killer Serge Storms.

    Thomas says: "This isn't Shakespeare, except for his comedies."
    "Red and Blue make Purple"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Serge trying to find a middle ground between the Tea Partiers' and the Occupiers, you can guess how well that works. Johnny Vegas, the Accidental Virgin has a couple of appearances, and Serge wiping out an organized group of criminal scamers in his own special way. If you are a fan of Dorsey, what more could you ask for.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3502)
    Performance
    (1979)
    Story
    (1992)

    For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

    Matthew says: "Darn funny if you're open to the idea."
    "Not for the Squeemish, only the curious."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    What a unique book about an off beat and somewhat taboo topic. I love the author's dry humor and the very good delivery and narration. Everything and more, about the human body when it stops working and the way bodies are used in science, medicine, and research. I will be trying more books by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Holiday Spirit(s) of Lottawatah: Brianna Sullivan Mysteries, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By Evelyn David
    • Narrated By Wendy Tremont King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    'Tis the season to be jolly and the ghosts of Lottawatah are determined to horn in on the holiday revelry. In Giving Thanks in Lottawatah, Brianna Sullivan must find an engagement ring that has been missing for 35 years, deal with the mother of her boyfriend who is holding a grudge because Brianna almost killed her with crab dip, and wrangle family ghosts to give up old secrets and enjoy the holiday.

    James says: "Enjoyable"
    "Enjoyable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    #3 of the series, more please in audiobook format with the same narrator. I don't care if they are short, as long as there are more. I find these perfect for a short listen, enjoyable, fun, and humorous. I think there are 10 of these in the series (on the author's web site), so I hope audible produces more or all of them soon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Dog Days of Summer in Lottawatah: Brianna Sullivan Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Evelyn David
    • Narrated By Wendy Tremont King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    Brianna, still in Lottawattah, Oklahoma, is now being pestered by the ghostly ex-girlfriend of main squeeze Detective Cooper Jackson. The apparition won't move away from Cooper and towards the light until Brianna figures out who killed her. Volume 2 of the series, a novella, finds Brianna selling lake lots for a new resort, attending her boyfriend's high school class reunion where the guests aren't all of this world, and tracking down a killer (or two).

    James says: "Enjoyable"
    "Enjoyable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Enjoyable, fun, stories. Good dialog from Brianna and her interactions with the "others".
    I like the reader also. On to the next one in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dog Who Knew Too Much: A Chet and Bernie Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (674)
    Performance
    (584)
    Story
    (572)

    Combining suspense and intrigue with a wonderfully humorous take on the link between man and beast, Spencer Quinn's exceptional mystery series has captured widespread praise since its New York Times best-selling debut, Dog on It. The Dog Who Knew Too Much marks the duo's triumphant return in a tale that's full of surprises.

    LINDA says: "Mystery from the canine point of vew"
    "A little short of it's potential"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Basically, it didn't work as an audiobook with this narrator. I could not distinguish between Chet"s (the dog) voice and Bernie's voice (the human). The story was just "ok", and the humor was sometimes there, with the dog behaviors and thoughts. Maybe I will try another if they go on sale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Heist: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1033)
    Performance
    (918)
    Story
    (924)

    FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox - an international crook she wants in more ways than one.

    Janels says: "Evanovich, no longer trite--entertaining romp"
    "Disapointed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Halfway thru, not sure I'll finish. Life's too short to listed to mediocre audiobooks.
    I had high expectations from Janet Evanovich for something light with some laughs, this isn't it. It's light, but no laughs. Also, in my opinion, not the best reader for this material.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Grave Secret: Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    Overall
    (963)
    Performance
    (491)
    Story
    (498)

    Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver take a break from looking for the dead to visit the two little girls they both think of as sisters. But, as always happens when they travel to Texas, memories of their horrible childhood resurface.

    Linda says: "Really liked it!"
    "Really liked this Series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Conclusion of this series. Got to listen to it if you've listed to the others in the series. This was a very captivating series, a great mix of supernatural and believability. Still not my favorite reader because she sounds too old for the age of Harper Connelly, but I adapted.

    0 of 0 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.