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Patrick

Galloway, NJ | Member Since 2010

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  • Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons (The Audiobook)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Greg Fitzsimmons
    • Narrated By Greg Fitzsimmons, Zach Galifianakis, Adam Carolla, and others
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (142)

    It's what he was raised to do. Most parents would hide or destroy any evidence so clearly demonstrating their child's failures, but-lucky for us-Greg Fitzsimmons's family has preserved each mistake in its original envelope like a trophy in a case, lest he ever forget where he came from.

    Linda says: "Funny and very entertaining."
    "More than about being a comedian"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about this story?

    I expected a story about becoming a comedian, which would have been enjoyable enough. However, I was pleasantly surprised that Greg crafted a story that was vivid, poignant, and relevant, as well as really funny. Thanks!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6263)
    Performance
    (5833)
    Story
    (5836)

    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

    Paige says: "Not his Wheal-house"
    "Guilty pleasure"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What does Wil Wheaton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Wheaton is probably my favorite narrator, period. And, the fact that he was Crusher does give an added "meta" bonus to this particular story.


    Any additional comments?

    Its great for the genre and a fun guilty pleasure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Happy Accidents

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Jane Lynch, Carol Burnett (foreword)
    • Narrated By Jane Lynch, Carol Burnett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (384)
    Performance
    (351)
    Story
    (352)

    In the summer of 1974, a 14-year-old girl in Dolton, Illinois, had a dream - a dream to become an actress. But it was a long way from the South Side of Chicago to Hollywood, and it didn’t help that she’d recently dropped out of the school play, The Ugly Duckling, or that the Hollywood casting directors she wrote to replied that "professional training was a requirement". But the funny thing is, it all came true....

    Merrill says: "Worth a listen, if you like Jane Lynch"
    "I like the lady"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Happy Accidents the most enjoyable?

    She has a great voice and persona.


    Any additional comments?

    I like her and I was able to find out about other performances of hers by listening to her book (Lovespring International is hilarious!). There is nothing too surprising in her memoirs, and I did not come away from it seeing the world differently, but it was enjoyable to hear her tell her story in her own voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patient Zero: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4191)
    Performance
    (3517)
    Story
    (3511)

    When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

    Kim Venatries says: "Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more."
    "Not bad"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Jonathan Maberry and/or Ray Porter?

    Well, I don't think I'm Mayberry's target audience, perhaps, because most folks love his stuff.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I found the bravado of the characters to be just a bit too gratuitous. For my taste, it just had too much "Listen here, I'm the baddest bad ass in town, and if you don't like it, shove it." While some of that is enjoyable, it seemed like it was the central theme.


    Any additional comments?

    Again, it was not bad... it was just hard for me to suspend my disbelief in the face of so much bravado. A lot of other folks thought it was great, and I did listen to the whole thing. Perhaps I was expecting to much from this genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23198)
    Performance
    (14530)
    Story
    (14681)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Not bad, but not as good as the reviews suggest."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Not a bad book, but it also was not profound, nor particularly exciting or funny. I just was never pulled into it and I had hoped - after reading the reviews - that it would have been a pleasure. For me, it just passed the time.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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