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James

Morrisville, NC, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jacob Tomsky
    • Narrated By Jacob Tomsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (459)
    Performance
    (429)
    Story
    (428)

    Jacob Tomsky has worked in hotels for more than a decade, doing everything from valet parking to manning the front desk. He's checked you in, checked you out, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room service, cleaned your toilet, denied you a late check out, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&Ms out of your mini-bar, laughed at your jokes, and taken your money. And in Heads in Beds, he pulls back the curtain on the hospitality business.

    colleen says: "credit worthy"
    "For the Road Warrior from your hotel's perspective"
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    What made the experience of listening to Heads in Beds the most enjoyable?

    The narrator did a great job with the accents and the author did a good job conveying NY vernacular.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Heads in Beds?

    Near the end when the guy from New York(jokingly) said he'd break his legs. And the Author makes the point if you don't get the joke, then you missed the point of the story.


    Have you listened to any of Jacob Tomsky’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't.


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

    I busted out laughing a few times and had some eye openings to the BOH processes. As a road warrior we only see the front desk and fail to realize, their position in the grand scheme of things. Having worked retail in my youth, I understand the cavalier attitude of virtually any employee described.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, quite funny, educational even for an experienced traveler, for someone new to the world of travelling, a wealth of information. This would make a fantastic gift for the road warrior family member or friend to read on their trips.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5670)
    Performance
    (3627)
    Story
    (3659)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Andy Spooner says: "A page-turner, no doubt, but..."
    "Great survival book similar to Patriot"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of One Second After to be better than the print version?

    Audible version is fine. No need for any visuals.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Covering / explaining a possible time line to the deterioration of societal breakdown. And making aware the very threat of a possible EMP attack and how ill prepared we are for a devastating attack.


    What about Joe Barrett’s performance did you like?

    Narration was great; no issues.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Tried to but it is very long, but if I had the time I would listen for as long as I could


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy Unabridged: How the New World Order, Man-Made Diseases, and Zombie Banks Are Destroying America

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jim Marrs
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (299)
    Performance
    (173)
    Story
    (172)

    The New World Order. Hitler referred to it in his diaries. President George H. W. Bush foretold of it in his speeches. Formed by a secretive global elite, the group seeking this new order has taken hold of the nation and perhaps the world. Its influence pervades every reach of American society, from the products we buy at the grocery store to the topics of evening news programs.

    John says: "True or not, he does connect the dots"
    "Conspiracies abound"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was ok time spent, I thought the book was more financially oriented, however the subtitle hints and other conspiracies. And after finishing, the book it is a collection of 20 or conspiracies. Some of which make you think about things we took for granted(e.g. fluorinated water)


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

    A more accurate title listing the discreet topics covered, was initially curious about the fed and our potential economic crises. But that was probably only 20% of book.


    Have you listened to any of John Pruden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Did The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy Unabridged inspire you to do anything?

    Research some of his conspiracies.


    Any additional comments?

    You should google Jim Marrs first, to see what to expect and his background.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7159)
    Performance
    (6231)
    Story
    (6227)

    From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

    T. Edwards says: "Tremendously Enlightening, could not put it down"
    "Great Hero"
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    Where does American Sniper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Excellent story and narration. Ranks near the top of books I have listened to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How not only Chris shared the combat world and shown through the eyes of his wife, who at the time did not have the same priorities. The action was great as with the camaraderie of his teams. Even foreign teams.


    What does John Pruden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Switching characters was easier also picking up when they switched from Chris life to his wife's perspective


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

    Great American Hero, Great father and husband, eventually.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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