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  • Coreyography

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Corey Feldman
    • Narrated By Corey Feldman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (243)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (234)

    In this brave and moving memoir, Corey Feldman is revealing the truth about what his life was like behind the scenes: His is a past that included physical, drug, and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional family from which he was emancipated at age fifteen, three high-profile arrests for drug possession, a nine-month stint in rehab, and a long, slow crawl back to the top of the box office.

    R. J. Melton says: "Heartrending Loss of Innocence"
    "Enlightening and Surprising"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Coreyography?

    The behind the scenes challenges of a child star told with absolute brutal honesty. It took balls to throw this all out there.


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

    His tone adds to the story as he mimics how people talk to him. If communication is 90 percent how you say it-- he just added 90 %. His impression of Michael Jackson was superb.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks for throwing is all out there Corey!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
    • Narrated By Kevin Collins
    Overall
    (1837)
    Performance
    (1707)
    Story
    (1712)

    Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July, 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

    Amazon Customer says: "True Tale of Courage and Honor"
    "How can a movie match internal dialog?"
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    Would you listen to Lone Survivor again? Why?

    Yes. It's just good story telling. The old war chief by the fire place can not be beat. Everyone has something to learn from stories such as these.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Marcus.. His cursing delivered both humor and honesty in a way no formality can do.


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

    He carries the tone well.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth your time.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Deliverance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By James Dickey
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1309)
    Performance
    (1158)
    Story
    (1160)

    The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the state's most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.

    Katherine says: "excruciatingly vivid, marvelously written and read"
    "The Best of 39 Books This Year"
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    What made the experience of listening to Deliverance the most enjoyable?

    Will Patton really delivered on this performance. He took me to that river. I killed a man.


    What other book might you compare Deliverance to and why?

    The Road-- while the road is a bit more disturbing, the element of survival, dark narrative, and descriptive language is a fitting match.


    What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

    What is not to like.


    Any additional comments?

    To my great surprise, out of the 39 books I have finished this year, Deliverance was the best-- powerful descriptive language worthy of anyones time. The movie does not compare

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brave New World

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated By Michael York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2470)
    Performance
    (1754)
    Story
    (1770)

    When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Jefferson says: "“Oh, Ford, Ford Ford, I Wish I Had My Soma!”"
    "only the audio version brought me through it"
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    Where does Brave New World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Lower list but essential. It is a must "sometime"


    Any additional comments?

    I started the paper version of the book atleast five times. The hatchery part always killing my buzz for whatever reason. The audio brought me through, and it was well worth the time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8819)
    Performance
    (8077)
    Story
    (8127)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "simply a good story"
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    Would you listen to The Fault in Our Stars again? Why?

    Yeah, maybe. It has a nice flow to it and flirts with mans two favorite subjects-- love and death.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How humor can be found in even the most bitterly ugly circumstances.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Rudd – was your favorite?

    Augustus-- he is a thinker.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3436)
    Performance
    (1882)
    Story
    (1889)

    A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere - the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later - after another bolt of lightning - the stranger returned.

    Barry says: "One of Koontz' best, entirely enjoyable."
    "Electrifying!"
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    Where does Lightning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    top ten


    What other book might you compare Lightning to and why?

    Pathfinder or Past Watch-- time travel.


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

    Great accents, yet able to be easily understood.


    Any additional comments?

    You can't go wrong with Koontz. You just can't.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • If This Isn't Nice, What Is: Advice for the Young

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins, Scott Brick
    Overall
    (884)
    Performance
    (764)
    Story
    (762)

    Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time. For each occasion, Vonnegut’s words were unfailingly unique, insightful, and witty, and they stayed with audience members long after graduation. As edited by Dan Wakefield, this book reads like a narrative in the unique voice that made Vonnegut a hero to readers and listeners of all ages. At times hilarious, razor-sharp, freewheeling, and deeply serious, these reflections are ideal for anyone undergoing what Vonnegut would call their "long-delayed puberty ceremony".

    Joseph Warren says: "Witty Humor and Priceless Insight"
    "Witty Humor and Priceless Insight"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Serious topics are rarely ever explored and expressed with humor while retaining value and meaning. You will laugh and take something worth while from this speech.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Extended families, being kind-- there is a lot worth remembering.


    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Treason

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (907)
    Performance
    (658)
    Story
    (663)

    Lanik Mueller is a "rad" - radical regenerative - a freak who can regenerate injured flesh...and trade extra body parts to the Offworld oppressors for iron. On a planet without hard metals, or the means of escape, iron offers the promise of freedom through the chance to build a spacecraft. But it is a promise which may never be fulfilled, as Lanik uncovers a treacherous conspiracy beyond his imagination.

    Barry says: "Entirely enjoyable"
    "Good Scifi"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Treason?

    It was just plane old engrossing scifi. Easy to loose yourself in a different world. Even one with odd characters such as these. Brings up ethical and cultural issues in a unique way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Sam Keith, Richard Proenneke
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (154)

    To live in a pristine land unchanged by man... to roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed... to choose an idyllic site, cut trees and build a log cabin... to be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available... to be not at odds with the world but content with one's own thoughts and company. Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them.

    Reuben says: "Fantastic"
    "I just couldn't get into it"
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    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Norman Dietz?

    Not sure. I just couldn't listen long to the narrator without daydreaming about something else. I think it was delivery more than substance but cant be sure. Maybe this book just wasn't for me.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Homer, Stephen Mitchell (translator)
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (136)

    The power and the beauty of The Iliad resound again across 2,700 years in Stephen Mitchell's exciting new translation, as if the lifeblood of its heroes Achilles and Patroclus, Hector and Priam flowed in every word. And we are there with them amid the horror and ecstasy of war, carried along by a poetry that lifts even the most devastating human events into the realm of the beautiful.

    Darwin8u says: "Mitchell's Translation is Brilliant Poetry"
    "As Expected"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Iliad to be better than the print version?

    At times- its a little harder to skip through pages of very descriptive killing. I did that reading a different translation. The Iliad, as beautiful as it is, can be quite long winded.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The character arch types of Hector and Achilles. One fights for honor and defending his people. One fights for revenge and glory. Both become famous. Both die in the same war. It sends a message of means over the ends. Its the journey not the destination. It highlights human nature and makes me question who I am and what I want to be.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hector speech about the inevitability of death and encouragement to fight. It reminded me of the Braveheart freedom speech. Braveheart may have borrowed from it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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