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Westminster, CO, USA | Member Since 2001

  • 5 reviews
  • 11 ratings
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  • 5 purchased in 2015

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Joanne Fluke
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren

    In her first foray into the sleuthing game, resourceful, red-headed Hannah Swensen must find the right ingredients to solve two perplexing murders. One chilly morning on her way to The Cookie Jar, Hannah discovers Ron, the dairy delivery man, shot dead in his truck. When she begins to investigate, she suspects the dairy owner. But when he, too, is murdered, Hannah must look further afield for the culprit.

    senior sonark says: "so disappointed ..."
    "LOVE This Series"
    Where does Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10 Series

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hannah - love that she is a snoop...:)

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

    Some of this book (and the series) is laugh out loud funny. Mostly because Hannah and I have the same maddening and amazing mothers.

    Any additional comments?

    The characters are great and stories are fun and fast paced. Love the Goldie Baer books and this series is a nice addition to fill in when I need a fun listen.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Inherit the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James P. Hogan
    • Narrated By John Pruden

    The man on the moon was dead. They called him Charlie. He had big eyes, abundant body hair, and fairly long nostrils. His skeletal body was found clad in a bright red spacesuit, hidden in a rocky grave. They didn’t know who he was, how he got there, or what had killed him. All they knew was that his corpse was 50 thousand years old - and that meant this man had somehow lived long before he ever could have existed.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "IT'S TIME FOR LUNCH"
    "One of my favorite books of all time"
    Where does Inherit the Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    If you are a fan of Paul Hogan and have read this book over an over again like I have, you will love the audio version! The narrator doesn't try to get cute with it at all, it is a very easy listen that is just like you were reading it yourself.

    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is amazing. I have read this book over and over again in addition to the two followup novels and just think that the way Hogan portrays the human race and all their faults and strengths is super.

    Which character – as performed by John Pruden – was your favorite?

    Vic Hunt of course...I love him!

    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Star Trek meets Mad Men

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beam: Season 1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller, Tara Sands, Ralph Lister, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Choose Enterprise and the government stays out of your way, leaving you free to sink or swim - no help for the drowning. Choose Directorate and all are equal, fed, sheltered and entertained by the government, every need provided for, and every man another cog in society's machine.

    Roland J. Denzel says: "Dystopian doesn't get better than this!"
    "Interesting & Thought Provoking"
    Would you listen to The Beam: Season 1 again? Why?

    Yes! There are multiple story lines that all weave in and out throughout the book. It is super interesting to see how each character meets up with others in the storyline. I would definitely listen again as there is plenty to follow and understand about this world.

    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that it was not made up or fantastical. It is definitely futuristic but you can see the foundations of what is happening during the story. I feel like the future advancements are as cleverly weaved in as the technology of JD Robb in the Eve Dallas books.

    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I loved multiple of the characters but my favorites were Ray Chase as Doc and Rachel Fulginiti a Kai (sp). They were easy to distinguish and the readers made them seem likable and realistic.

    Any additional comments?

    This is the first fiction work that I have listened to by these authors and I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the story. I was sorry that season one ended and I can't wait until there are more seasons available on audio! I will definitely be getting the next season to find out about the characters. PS - It wasn't in the questions but I liked the plot line of the two parties (Enterprise and Directorate) the best! I am definitely team Enterprise!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Write. Publish. Repeat.: The No-Luck Guide to Self-Publishing Success

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt
    • Narrated By Simon Whistler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In 2013, Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt published 1.5 million words and made their full-time livings as indie authors. In Write. Publish. Repeat., they tell you how exactly how they did it: how they created over 15 independent franchises across 50+ published works, how they turned their art into a logical, sustainable business, and how any independent author can do the same to build a sustainable, profitable career with their writing.

    Monica Leonelle says: "An organized version of the podcast"
    "Great practical knowledge for authors"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Write. Publish. Repeat. to be better than the print version?

    I think the audio and print versions are very different. In the audio you get to "hear" it, much in the way you hear the podcast, which is how I "met" Sean (I already knew of Johnny from online). I am used to listening to their advice audibly so spent the good part of Sunday hearing Write, Publish, Repeat and absorbing different bits than I got when reading the book.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Write. Publish. Repeat.?

    The sales funnels. I know that they are not saying theirs are perfect (whose are?), but hearing again that these need to rock solid was a reminder to fix mine. Their description of how they "walk" readers through the process and get them more and more interested in their work was great.

    Which character – as performed by Simon Whistler – was your favorite?

    It took a couple of minutes to get used to Simon reading Johnny's words, but that changeover happened very fast and Simon did a great job!

    Any additional comments?

    If you are a writer thinking about making a living of your work, this book may be a real eye opener. First off, they are not sugar coating the truth, you are probably not going to write a best seller right out of the gate so you better learn how to put some marketing into place if you ever want to sell more than a few copies a month.

    On the other hand, their dogged determination to succeed shows all writers that it is possible. That success is hard work but possible with a solid plan and a focused goal.

    A really good listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lost Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki

    Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children move to Steuben, North Carolina, with high hopes. But Step's new job with a software company turns out to be a snake pit, and 8-year-old Stevie's school is worse. As Stevie retreats into himself, focusing more and more on a mysterious computer game and a growing troop of imaginary friends, the Fletchers' concern turns to terror.

    Dave says: "A knockout"
    "What a great book!"

    I have listened to the Ender series and so was surprised that this book was a different kind of story. It does have some information about the Mormon religion but not put in a preachy way at all - just as a way to add interest to the story. I was very impressed with the story (I have a brother with a minor form of CP) line as well as the ending. If you can remove yourself from the Ender series and appreciate this as a stand alone book I think you will really like it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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