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Mark

Caledonia, MI, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 134 titles in library
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  • Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Peter Guralnick
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley is the first biography to go past that myth and present an Elvis beyond the legend. Based on hundreds of interviews and nearly a decade of research, it traces the evolution not just of the man but of the music and of the culture he left utterly transformed, creating a completely fresh portrait of Elvis and his world. This volume tracks the first 24 years of Elvis' life, covering his childhood, the stunning first recordings at Sun Records, and the early RCA hits.

    Vicki says: "I'm an Elvis fan now"
    "Great book for die hard fans"
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    Where does Last Train to Memphis rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It would rank somewhere in the middle


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a book for Elvis fans, It was a little slow in parts but all and all a pretty good listen...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Allegiance: Star Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (424)
    Performance
    (403)
    Story
    (401)

    The destruction of the Death Star by the Rebel Alliance was a decisive blow against the Empire, but Palpatine and his monstrous enforcer, Darth Vader, are no less of a threat. The brutal extermination of Alderaan not only demonstrated the magnitude of their murderous power, but served as a chilling testament to their resolve to crush the Rebel uprising. Standing against them, Skywalker, Solo, and the Princess remain uncertain opponents. Luke is gifted and brave, but unschooled in the power he possesses.

    Jacen says: "Middle of the road Zahn is still good Zahn"
    "A good listen for a true Star Wars fan"
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    Would you listen to Allegiance: Star Wars again? Why?

    Probably. it was a good listen


    What did you like best about this story?

    Little more back story to some characters


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

    I personally think that Marc Thompson is one of the best readers


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By James Luceno
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (622)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (245)

    For the handful of scattered Jedi, survival is imperative if the light side of the Force is to be protected and the galaxy somehow, someday reclaimed. Yet more important still is the well-being of the twin infants, Leia and Luke Skywalker, the children of Anakin and his doomed bride, Padme Amidala. Separated after Padme's death, they must be made safe at all costs, lest the hope they represent for the future be turned to horror by the new Sith regime, and the unspeakable power of the dark side.

    Mark says: "The Force Lives!"
    "Outstanding"
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    Where does Star Wars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 10


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars?

    Anakin / Vader thoughts of his life support suit


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    I like the narrators who change their voice to represent the different characters...
    Jonathan Davis is one of the best


    Any additional comments?

    A must read for any Star Wars fan

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1839)
    Performance
    (1610)
    Story
    (1614)

    Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the 20th century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Now available for the first time in unabridged audio, the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime is brought to life by acclaimed narrator Scott Brick.

    Larry says: "What a great book."
    "Hard to imagine this was real"
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    If you could sum up Helter Skelter in three words, what would they be?

    A true account of a mad man and his followers


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

    I could have, it was riveting, and very informative, and very easy to listen to


    Any additional comments?

    Charles Manson is a nut job, and now that there is a chance that one of his followers might be released from prison brings this book back into the spotlight, ANYONE who thinks that anyone of his "Family Members" ought to be released from prison needs to listen or read this book, it will change your mind very quickly !!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2633)
    Performance
    (2326)
    Story
    (2331)

    More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

    Kristina says: "MUST READ/LISTEN"
    "Very Good"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've been obsessed with the murder of JFK, for most of my life,
    my parents were very big Kennedy supporters and lived in Washington DC at the time of the assassination, they have some very great pictures of JFK during his inauguration, his speeches around Washington, the speech he gave days before he was murdered, as well as the funeral and the original grave site .. (It was moved in 1967 a few feet away )
    Having basically grown up hearing about all of this, I've read MANY books on his presidency, as well as the assassination, this was to me one of the best, and I'm not a fan of Bill O' Reily, he did a great job on this book as well as the one on the Killing of Abraham Lincoln..


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not really a character book


    What about Bill O'Reilly’s performance did you like?

    His voice is actually easy to listen to


    Any additional comments?

    Very good book for anyone who would like to learn of what really happened in Dallas that November day !

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Kennedy Detail: JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gerald Blaine, Lisa McCubbin
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (460)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (296)

    Even today, almost five decades after John F. Kennedy was slain, the public continues to be captivated by the "Kennedy Curse" and new theories about what really happened on that fateful day in 1963. For nearly 50 years former Secret Service agent Clint Hill has lived with the unimaginable guilt of losing a president on his watch and has obeyed an honor code of silence, refusing to contribute to any books about the assassination. Until now.

    Vidoloff says: "A must "read" in my opinion"
    "A new perspective of the Kennedy assassination"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Kennedy Detail the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed hearing a different take on the assassination of JFK


    Any additional comments?

    Some other reviews felt this audio book was boring or repetitive, I didn't feel that at all
    of your interested in the events of November 22, 1963, this is something you need to listen to !!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family's Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Alisa Statman, Brie Tate
    • Narrated By Eliza Foss, Gabra Zackman, Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (59)

    The gruesome murders of the beautiful and talented actress Sharon Tate, her unborn child, and four others that same night at the hands of the notorious “Manson family” rocked the nation. As one of the most horrific crimes in modern history, these atrocities, the trial, and the subsequent conviction of Charles Manson and his followers caused a media sensation, spawning movies, documentaries, and best-selling books, including the classic Helter Skelter.

    keith says: "A story of love and passion"
    "Very insightful"
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    Would you listen to Restless Souls again? Why?

    I've become obsessed with the entire Manson nightmare, I've listened to other books on the murders and I feel this one gives it more of a human side to the them...

    If anyone is at all interested in the insane nightmares that took place in August of 69
    this is a MUST read !!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Patty, I liked hearing how she became stronger and stronger throughout her life to once and for all face the animals that took her sisters life


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

    Have not heard others


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

    It made me happy that this family is making sure the monsters that committed these crimes are staying right where they belong,.. In Prison suffering for the rest of their worthless lives


    Any additional comments?

    Very good book !!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss and Make-Up

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gene Simmons
    • Narrated By Gene Simmons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (101)

    There would have been no KISS without Gene Simmons, the outrageous star whose superlong tongue, legendary sexual exploits, and demonic makeup have made him a rock icon. KISS and Make-Up is the wild, shocking, unbelievable story, from the man himself, about how an immigrant boy from Israel studied to be a rabbi, was saved by rock and roll, and became one of the most notorious rock stars the world has ever seen.

    Karen says: "Loved it"
    "Very Cool"
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    Where does Kiss and Make-Up rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Lots of behind the scenes of the best band in the history of music !!!


    Any additional comments?

    Any fan of Gene Simmons and KISS will really like this !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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