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Gerry

Hello, I am an avid, when I have time, reader and have been with Audible since 2002. I have a vision problem which makes it hard to read books, so the audible format is a God Send!

Prairie Grove, AR, United States | Member Since 2002

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  • 436 titles in library
  • 21 purchased in 2014
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  • I, Robot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1649)
    Performance
    (618)
    Story
    (638)

    They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey human orders, and they must protect their own existence...but only so long as that doesn't violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on a bold new era of evolution that would open up enormous possibilities, and unforeseen risks.

    Herb says: "Forget the violence - Read this one for the humor"
    "Great read."
    Overall

    The story starts out in the simplest of terms with the basic laws for robots, but quickly turns into complex thought provoking mind teaser. I loved the stories told by the lives of the characters and was sad for the book to end. The story starts simply but spirals up. Must read!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Warped Factors: A Neurotic's Guide to the Universe

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Walter Koenig
    • Narrated By Walter Koenig
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    This is Koenig's story from growing up as the neurotic child of Russian immigrants in 1940s Manhattan through his rise to Star Trek fame as Pavel Chekov, Russian navigator of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and beyond.

    Koenig's very human narrative is full of the kind of insecurities and quirks to which anyone can relate. With wry wit, striking candor, and a true gift for storytelling, Koening takes us on a sometimes bumpy but often hilarious trip through his galaxy.

    Mika says: "Absolute delight."
    "A good read that shines a light on Mr. Koenig."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Warped Factors? What did you like least?

    Mr. Koenig does a good job presenting his story. It had some twist and turns that gave me an insight on his true self. I was a little disappointed in the story itself. As a long time fan in was a bit surreal to hear that it was just another job. I understand that, but it didn't make any more fun to read.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Penn Jillette
    • Narrated By Penn Jillette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1698)
    Performance
    (1538)
    Story
    (1537)

    From the larger, louder half of the world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller comes a scathingly funny reinterpretation of The Ten Commandments. They are The Penn Commandments, and they reveal one outrageous and opinionated atheist’s experience in the world.

    Paul says: "More memoir than theology"
    "I don't agree but I like the book anyway."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about God, No!?

    Penn has a wonderful wit and tells very funny stories. I liked the idea of a Ten Commandments for Atheists and laughed out loud about many of the tales from his career
    I, as a Christian, disagree with premise of the book, but I love to hear from the other side of any belief.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of God, No!?

    Penn's assertion that being an Atheist can be simply explained by saying, " I don't know". I understand his argument but of course there can't be, proof of faith as if there where proof it would not be faith. There was a phrase the Penn used 2 times in the book that I found truly offensive and over the top, but other than that, the book was thought provoking, even if I am a true believer.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Stripping at airport security! Funny!!!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Penn has respect for other faiths and encourages others to prostilaties and pray for him.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks Penn for being on Audible! I coming to see the show in March. Rock out man!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Assassin's Code: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1589)
    Performance
    (1492)
    Story
    (1493)

    When Joe Ledger and Echo Team rescue a group of American college kids held hostage in Iran, the Iranian government then asks them to help find six nuclear bombs planted in the Mideast oil fields. These stolen WMDs will lead Joe and Echo Team into hidden vaults of forbidden knowledge, mass-murder, betrayal, and a brotherhood of genetically-engineered killers with a thirst for blood.

    Melinda says: "Hang On To Your Shorts!"
    "You have got to read this!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Assassin's Code to be better than the print version?

    I absolutely love the stories in this series. This book stands alone from the others and is wonderfully written and performed. I can't wait to read more.


    What other book might you compare Assassin's Code to and why?

    I would compare these books to Clancy. Lots of detail and behind the scenes insight. Martial arts references are great as well. The Day By Day Armageddon Series is also much like this series of books.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The entire book kept me wanting to read, but the flashbacks or "interludes" where very well done and vital to the story line.


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

    Heart pumping action!


    Any additional comments?

    I am visual impaired and I truly appreciate the Author and Audible for making these books available. I have been a member from almost the very beginning.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Infection

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Craig DiLouie
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    Overall
    (480)
    Performance
    (344)
    Story
    (346)

    Five ordinary people must pay the price of survival at the end of the world. A mysterious virus suddenly strikes down millions. Three days later, its victims awake with a single purpose: spread the Infection. As the world lurches toward the apocalypse, some of the Infected continue to change, transforming into horrific monsters.

    wayne says: "worst narrator, I've heard so far"
    "Good Idea, ok read."
    Overall

    I love Zombie stories, and this one is a different take. I would suggest listening to the
    reader as I found his delivery a bit choppy. I enjoyed the monsters but there wasn't really any back story to explain some of the monsters.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower VII

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3778)
    Performance
    (1889)
    Story
    (1913)

    All good things must come to an end, Constant Listener, and not even Stephen King can write a story that goes on forever. The tale of Roland Deschain's relentless quest for the Dark Tower has, the author fears, sorely tried the patience of those who have followed it from its earliest chapters. But attend to it a while longer, if it pleases you, for this volume is the last, and often the last things are best.

    Dawn says: "Unbelieveable"
    "Ca is a wheel, a masterpiece work."
    Overall

    I have just finished the Dark Tower VII Book. It has been a long journey for me since the first book. I have waited for years to this end. If Ca is a wheel, and it is, then I am destined to read it through again.

    If you have joined me in reading the rest of the books, then you are drawn as the members of the Tet. I don?t have words to describe the journey that my mind has been on during the reading of these books. I am sure you share this feeling with me.

    Mr. King, If you ever read these reviews? Accept the thanks of one reader, a legally blind music teacher. You have given me years of memories and dreams of Child Roland and the Tet. Long Days and Pleasant Nights.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Xenocide

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4974)
    Performance
    (2801)
    Story
    (2829)

    Xenocide is the third installment of the Ender series. On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequeninos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus which kills all humans it infects, but which the pequeninos require in order to transform into adults.

    David says: "full of passion"
    "Loved the book, plain and simple!"
    Overall

    The story telling of the Ender series is spellbinding. This book ran my emotions through the gambit. The deep philosophical meanings behind the words were a pleasure to embrace. I used a bit of it in my Sunday School class. Ramen, wouldn?t we all benefit from being, I loved the hive queen?s voice.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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