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Tim

Since discovering audible, my life is richer. I live in a small rural KS community, with higher than average IQ which can be a bad combo at times. Audible allows me to be myself.

United States

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331
REVIEWS
41
FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
120

  • Krampus: The Yule Lord

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Brom
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (215)

    One Christmas Eve in a small hollow in Boone County, West Virginia, struggling songwriter Jesse Walker witnesses a strange spectacle: seven devilish figures chasing a man in a red suit toward a sleigh and eight reindeer. When the reindeer leap skyward, taking the sleigh, devil men, and Santa into the clouds, screams follow. Moments later, a large sack plummets back to earth, a magical sack that thrusts the down-on-his-luck singer into the clutches of the terrifying Yule Lord, Krampus.

    colleen says: "5 stars"
    "A Christmas Tale"
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    This book was definately worth the credit. It moved into the top 50 audible books that I have listened to. It's kind of a dark hillbilly tale, with folklore so it's probably not for everyone but you will find yourself pulling for both sides (good and evil) and when you finish you won't know exactly which side is which. I will give this book two thumbs up.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Child of God

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (134)

    In this taut, chilling audiobook, Lester Ballard - a violent, dispossessed man falsely accused of rape - haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail. While telling his story, Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humor, and characteristic lyrical brilliance.

    Darwin8u says: "And HE has sent me here?"
    "Don't let the rating fool you!"
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    Ok, I had to rate the book high because it's one of the darkest hillbilly novels I've read to date. (if you like this you will love "the devil all the time") If you think you will be a better person for reading it, you won't. If you like to travel to dark places that aren't filled with demons you have found the right book.

    1 of 1 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
    (4031)
    Performance
    (2106)
    Story
    (2135)

    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"
    "A Journey"
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    What a journey. I have to give the series a sold 4 overall. There were times the books were top 10!, then times where it made me sleep. The ending is what will haunt me for a long time. Resist the temptation, take the journey and let the ending blow your mind. Have a good time, don't forget the face of our father.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Off to Be the Wizard

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Scott Meyer
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2901)
    Performance
    (2708)
    Story
    (2717)

    It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

    Charles says: "Fantastic"
    "Geek Fun"
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    This was fun listen. The concept was unique and the humor made me laugh out loud several times. If you're ready for a vacation book, this would be it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lotus Eaters

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Tatjana Soli
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (345)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (225)

    It's 1975 and the North Vietnamese army is poised to roll into Saigon. As the city falls into chaos, two lovers make their way across the city to escape to a new life. Helen Adams, an American photojournalist, must take leave of a devastated country she has come to love. Nguyen Pran Linh, the man who loves her, must deal with his own conflicted loyalties. As they race through the streets, they play out a drama of love and betrayal that began twelve years before.

    Emily says: "Best book I've read yet this year"
    "Lost Generation"
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    This is a good book but the narrators voice was so soothing it allowed me to day dream too much about other things. I think it would have been a much better book with a better narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rithmatist

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2383)
    Performance
    (2158)
    Story
    (2172)

    More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings - merciless creatures that leave mangled corpses in their wake. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

    Brandon says: "Beware of the chalk!"
    "All things being equal"
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    I have to explain my rating, for a YA book its pretty good, but indeed it is a teen/young adult book. It is exactly what the author wanted, to attract a certain segment, which he did by providing a teen theme in a good book. 3.75 stars

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee - A Look inside North Korea

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jang Jin-sung
    • Narrated By Daniel York
    Overall
    (320)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (303)

    As North Korea's State Poet Laureate, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed life. With food provisions (even as the country suffered through its great famine), a travel pass, access to strictly censored information, and audiences with Kim Jong-il himself, his life in Pyongyang seemed safe and secure. But this privileged existence was about to be shattered. When a strictly forbidden magazine he lent to a friend goes missing, Jang Jin-sung must flee for his life.

    David says: "Stop browsing and get this Book"
    "Running Scared"
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    I thought the book was generally worth a 4 rating, I couldn't give it a 5 star rating because the author/character was still in the "survival" mode. He kept trying to convince us he was appalled by what he saw and experienced, I have no doubt but it was like he is afraid we will reject him unless he absolutely condemns every aspect of NK life. I can't explain it well, just a under current of fear or "running scared". Overall though I enjoyed the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Auschwitz Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (935)
    Performance
    (848)
    Story
    (851)

    A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now hold Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans - especially Jews like Jacob and his family - are treated like dogs. When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself in a living nightmare - trapped in a crowded, stinking car on the train to the Auschwitz death camp.

    DebaDeb says: "Amazing, horrifying, and heartwarming!"
    "The Awful Grace of God"
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    I've listened to at least a dozen Holocaust books and this by far the best so far.

    21 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • Oryx and Crake

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2102)
    Performance
    (1221)
    Story
    (1237)

    As the story opens, Snowman is sleeping in a tree, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the green-eyed Children of Crake, he explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes - into his own past, and back to Crake's high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief.

    Doug says: "Very Scary Stuff"
    "Not for everyone"
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    This is a strange tale which requires more than the standard science fiction/end of world reader to enjoy. I wasn't that impressed with it as it was just too much of a liberal arts science fiction novel for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Remaining

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By D. J. Molles
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    Overall
    (2322)
    Performance
    (2172)
    Story
    (2180)

    In a steel-and-lead-encased bunker 20 feet below the basement level of his house, a soldier waits for his final orders. On the surface, a plague ravages the planet, infecting over 90% of the populace. The bacterium burrows through the brain, destroying all signs of humanity and leaving behind little more than base, prehistoric instincts. The infected turn into hyper-aggressive predators, with an insatiable desire to kill and feed. Someday soon, the soldier will have to open the hatch to his bunker, and step out into this new wasteland, to complete his mission....

    Mike Naka says: "top notch! highly recommended!"
    "Much More than a Zombie Book"
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    I know this will sound crazy to "non zombie lovers" but this is the first zombie book that I could actually believe. I do like end of world novels and they are all good in their own way, but this author has added a twist to the zombie scenario that makes this a "could happen" saga. If you have any interest in end of world and/or zombie novels I would highly recommend this series. I ended up listening to all four novels on audible in a little over a week, I found it very difficult to shut off, that to me is a good indication of a great story line. The only thing I really didn't like.....book 5 is not out there yet. You won't be sorry you tried this book out. Caution - rated R

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Pathfinder: Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Kirby Heyborne, Don Leslie, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3155)
    Performance
    (2437)
    Story
    (2455)

    Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him - secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

    Paul from Washington says: "Story OK, Narration Mixed"
    "A complete brain teaser"
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    This is a good book but not for everyone, its a fun book but it does take a great deal of concentration and patience. This is a warning from the past and I only had enough time to write this limited review. Good luck

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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