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art

Seattle, WA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Sign of the Unicorn: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Roger Zelazny
    • Narrated By Alessandro Juliani
    Overall
    (491)
    Performance
    (446)
    Story
    (451)

    Accepting the responsibilities as ruler to the world of Amber, Corwin finds himself the target of sibling treachery, and must seek guidance in a land of visions, where a sinister prediction foretells his doom.

    Katherine says: "Corwin's fast moving adventure continues"
    "Bring Back The Lord Of Light!"
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    There are a lot of positive reviews popping up in support of this rendition of the Chronicles Of Amber. They are well deserved. Very original and at times very funny. The narration is excellent.

    Roger Zelazny also wrote an excellent novel called the Lord Of Light and it was available through Audible in the not too distant past. Right now it is unavailable. As much as I am loving Amber, I think the Lord Of Light might be better and I encourage you all to request it as it is definitely in my top 5 and it should not be lost in the shuffle of publishing rights mumbojumbo. Request on, faithful readers/listeners.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • My Life as a White Trash Zombie

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1737)
    Performance
    (1614)
    Story
    (1613)

    Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive".

    Marvin says: "New diet trend, become a zombie!"
    "MLaaWTZ Promising. Rest of series not so much...."
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    MLaaWTZ was funny, exceptionally well read, and had some worthwhile philosophical insights to convey. Allison McLemore earned a place as one of my favorite narrators because of her work here. Unfortunately the rest of the series did not deliver for me. Each succeeding book was shallower than the last, veering further and further into straight up romance. The follow up novels inspired me to use the Audible return function. Something that I rarely do. Granted, being a middle aged dude, I may not be the intended demographic for these stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6861)
    Performance
    (3229)
    Story
    (3234)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "Why So Sad Scott Brick???"
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    The Passage is a very good apocalyptic action horror thriller. Scott Brick, however, has chosen to read the entire 36 plus hours as a tragedy, which is just plain mean. Scott brick is a good narrator and if he had chosen to take this tone with an H. P. Lovecraft or Edgar Allan Poe collection I'd be all over it. The Passage requires more diversity though and, in my eyes, Brick's narration detracts from Justin Cronins work. The producer could use a good talking to for letting it slide as well. The fact that Brick narrates the sequel won't stop me from buying it but I'm not looking forward to 26 hours of his greasy sadness.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Among the Living

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Timothy W. Long
    • Narrated By David DeVries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (144)

    The dead walk. Now the real battle for Seattle has begun. When a gas leak causes the National Guard to forcibly evacuate the neighborhood, Lester isn't going anywhere. The former dope pusher has a new clientele… the kind that require him to deal lead instead of drugs.

    Mark says: "Eagerly anticipated and did not disappoint"
    "Zombies... Now With Sex!"
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    Very well done. One of my favorites of the zombie genre. The fact that this novel takes place in Seattle makes it even better as that is MY town and listening to this while out walking in the Queen Anne neighborhood spices things up a bit. El Sid = El Corazon..... Been there often in it's many incarnations and can totally see a zombie outbreak happening between it's hallowed halls.

    WARNING: THIS NOVEL CONTAINS SEX. POT SMOKING, AND THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL, ALONG WITH THE USUAL GRAPHIC VIOLENCE ONE WOULD EXPECT FROM A ZOMBIE NOVEL. If it were a movie it likely be rated R. If any of this bothers you, save your credit and spare the rest of us AND this fine piece of zombie fluff your negative reviews.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Berserk

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Tim Lebbon
    • Narrated By Andy Rowe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    The army had said it was a training accident. But why had the coffin they sent home been sealed? So on a dark night, in a deserted field, Tom begins to unearth the mass grave where he hopes—and fears—that he will find his son's remains. He finds instead madness: corpses in chains and dead bodies that still move and grasp and clutch. And one little girl, dead and rotting, who promises to help Tom find what he's looking for, if only he will free her.

    Amanda says: "Twisted"
    "Original!"
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    Overall I was not disappointed by Berserk. It was not perfect. There were some annoying snags here and there. One of my favorite features of the story was the bumbling, idiotic "Professional Soldier" who just kept screwing up on so many levels. Very refreshing after reading a Joe Ledger novel or two.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Insomnia

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Eli Wallach
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1001)
    Performance
    (661)
    Story
    (664)

    Ralph Roberts has an incurable case of insomnia, but lack of sleep is the least of his worries. Each night he stays awake, Ralph witnesses more of the odd activity taking place in Derry after dark than he wants to know. The nice young chemist up the street beats his wife and has delusions about beings he calls "The Centurions".

    KB says: "King lover very disappointed - NO Spoilers"
    "Maybe My Favorite."
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    I love Stephen King and right now, THIS is the story that I return to the most. Great ideas concerning the worlds beyond our five senses. There is a dissonant music score that I feel is tastefully done and completely appropriate to the story. I LOVE IT!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gemma

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Meg Tilly
    • Narrated By Meg Tilly
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (53)

    Gemma is the story of a child abduction written from two widely divergent points of view: 12 year-old Gemma and Hazen Wook, the 36-year-old man who abducts her. Hazen is a violent pedophile, a sexual obsessive, and Tilly does not white-wash or sanitize his thoughts in any way. This book is scary and not for the faint of heart.

    kristabela says: "wow"
    "More Than The Sum Of It's Graphic Parts......"
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    Yes. This book deals graphically with a truly horrible subject. However it is also about hope and optimism and taking control of one's life. There is bright light at the end of this tunnel if you can make past it the half way mark. There is also humor to be found once you get done cringing in horror. Good luck!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carrion Comfort

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Mel Foster, Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (429)
    Performance
    (386)
    Story
    (386)

    The Past...Caught behind the lines of Hitler’s Final Solution, Saul Laski is one of the multitudes destined to die in the notorious Chelmno extermination camp. Until he rises to meet his fate and finds himself face-to-face with an evil far older, and far greater, than the Nazis themselves...

    Robert says: "Simmons at his best"
    "Not Bad At All"
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    I am about a 1/3 of the way through Carrion Comfort and I'm enjoying it quite a bit. It's well read(especially the parts read by Laural Merlington) and interestingly detailed with some excellent character development. WARNING: This book contains descriptions of sexual situations

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11518)
    Performance
    (10021)
    Story
    (10059)

    Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

    Ryan says: "Enjoyable, but a lot of setup"
    "The End???"
    Overall

    If you are looking for conclusions, I am sorry to say you wont find many of them here.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book IV

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (4155)
    Performance
    (2376)
    Story
    (2398)

    It is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces, some familiar, others only just appearing, are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.

    Aaron says: "No Roy Dotrice"
    "Bring it on!"
    Overall

    Songs Of Ice And Fire is huge. Book four opens up perspectives previously unexplored and is definitely worth your time either here or in print form. The big problem here is the narrator, John Lee. He starts out horribly with too much enthusiasm and does not sound as if he did enough project research. He seems to hit a stride about half way through and does a passable job to completion. The original narrator, Roy Dotrice, did an amazing job on the first three installments and if he were to reread this one I would likely buy it again. now I eagerly await the final installment, A Dance With Dragons. Hopefully due mid July 2011.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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