Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Erik

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Erik

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Erik

LAS VEGAS, NV, United States | Member Since 2009

ratings
79
REVIEWS
7
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
11

  • The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Charles Graeber
    • Narrated By Will Collyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (342)
    Performance
    (304)
    Story
    (302)

    After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.

    FanB14 says: "More Chilling than Murder?"
    "FRUSTRATING to listen to"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book is about a nurse who is a psychopath...I would expect the narrator to have taken the time-and the editor to have made certain of the medical terms and pronunciation. I would conservatively guess that the term "dig" as an abbreviation for the drug Digoxin was used more than 200 times in this book-the narrator, who was able to pronounce the full name of the drug mispronounced the abbreviation "dig" to sound like -to dig a hole, when in fact the first three letters of the name Digoxin when abbreviated sound JUST like the Drug name so should sound like "DIJ" -I wouldn't have made such a big deal of it except that the word is used SO frequently I started to struggle to even listen to the story...which is just an account of some horrible man killing people as a hobby and calling it nursing. I thought that I was going to learn something about what this person was thinking and all it is is the author retelling a news article and adding some "feelings" that he sort of assumed were there. Completely awful book-RETURN.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Creatures: Beautiful Creatures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    Overall
    (3269)
    Performance
    (2750)
    Story
    (2766)

    Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

    FanB14 says: "Adequate for Adults"
    "THE MOVIE WAS ACTUALLY BETTER!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I am an avid reader, Audible addict-I have always LOVED reading, can't get my hands on enough reading material-I am always the last to see a movie based on a book because of how much I always feel they are missing or ruining...so when I say that I actually enjoyed the movie and gagged my way through this completely horrible book, please know that it is nearly sacrilegious. I will say that I actually did enjoy reading the Twilight series (hated the movies) and am a pretty open minded reader- This book is so poorly written, has such a stupid story line and is just plane bad...I watched the movie because I could not get through this book-and found the movie satisfying enough to go ahead a slog through the rest of the book thinking that maybe it would redeem itself because the movie did...WRONG!!!! Lesson learned-on to a different writer and series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Echo in the Bone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5450)
    Performance
    (3646)
    Story
    (3650)

    Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

    Charles says: "Read all of Gabaldon's stuff before this one"
    "I can't wait for the next book!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    So many cliff hangers, I love this series from beginning to here, every character, and every step of the journey fills me with joy. I feel as though I know these people, I am invested in their lives and futures, which is something that Diana has a trademark on. What an amazing author! She literally dedicates herself to these books while she writes, and you can feel her devotion in every line. I can't get enough of this series and I can not wait until the next book!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Prince of Tides

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Pat Conroy
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (2008)
    Performance
    (1187)
    Story
    (1187)

    Spanning 40 years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister Savannah, and their struggle to triumph over the dark and tragic legacy of the extraordinary family into which they were born.

    Ella says: "A "Prince" amongst novels"
    "A classic!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I read this book so many times it fell apart! I purchased it on audio because the narrator is one of my favorites, and he delivers again- Frank Muller was a genius here! A gorgeous tale with the best characters delivered by a master-must have!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7707)
    Performance
    (6752)
    Story
    (6757)

    When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy.

    SIMARA says: "We ate the dessert first..."
    "Another one BITES the big bucks..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This series has blown up in a way that isn't surprising...the idea is sexy, and bright...the delivery of the story is extremely simple and remarkable only in that it could really have been brilliant if it had been written by someone with talent...Like Diana Gabaldon maybe? The narration by Becca Battoe might have been the worst mistake-she sounds like an idiot.. reading awful dialog. OK, so-the author is clearly a novice, and the book was written as fan mail for the Twilight series, and it follows so closely I am surprised that Stephanie Meyer doesn't get some kind of kick back for providing the entire sub plot... Again, I really like the basis of the story, I am really disappointed in the final product. This book is a prime example of what suckers the consumers are. This all was-and should have remained ONE novel, the fact that it was broken into three $30 books so that it could become 4 movies is one that Americans will (hopefully) get wise to, and stop feeding. NOT worth almost $100 - I mean "Holy Moses" folks!

    5 of 7 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
    (10393)
    Performance
    (9544)
    Story
    (9595)

    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"
    "What a beautiful tale!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is such a lovely story, and the reading by Kate Rudd absolutely made this more wonderful than reading it alone. The main character is witty, endearing and moving. I really love it when medicine is portrayed well in books, and this author (though he gives the reader/listener a piece of his mind right away regarding facts and fiction) does a very nice job. I have listened to this book several times, and I get a little more enjoyment with every repeat.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Twelve: A Novel: The Passage Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (2818)
    Performance
    (2488)
    Story
    (2487)

    In the present day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, is so shattered by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child’s arrival even as society dissolves around her. Kittridge, known to the world as "Last Stand in Denver", has been forced to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the infected, armed but alone and well aware that a tank of gas will get him only so far. April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother safely through a landscape of death and ruin.

    Amanda says: "Expanding The Story In Every Direction"
    "Finally!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, this is a wonderful second book in the trilogy...though there are still some unanswered questions..


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Alisha, but Michael is also one of my favorites. Lish is just amazing and strong. Michael is brilliant and sweet.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed Sister Lacy in "The Passage" but, I like the portrayal of Lila in this book


    If you could take any character from The Twelve: A Novel out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Amy, I really would like to ask her all she knows and who all the people she was with after she left Walgast were. I'd also like to know more about April...


    Any additional comments?

    This book was a really wonderful read-listen- and I am excited for the next book, hoping it answers all of the questions I still have from the first book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.