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Steven Starr

Morris Plains, NJ United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Care to Make Love in That Gross Little Space Between Cars?: A Believer Book of Advice

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Judd Apatow (Introduction), Patton Oswalt (Introduction), The Believer, and others
    • Narrated By Patton Oswalt, Fred Willard, Bob Saget, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    The Believer magazine presents a compendium of advice from producers, writers, and actors of The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, Late Show with David Letterman, The Hangover, and The Colbert Report, along with other musicians, cartoonists, New Yorker writers, and those similarly unqualified to offer guidance.

    Ruth says: "Beyond Horrible. Don't waste your time."
    "Stupid, not funny, worst audible ever."
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    This production is nominally a set of advice-column-like questions submitted by Believer readers that are answered in advice columnist style by the contributors, presumably in their own voices. The questions were uninteresting, and the answers were without exception UNamusing. Just not funny or even interesting. I gave up after a few hours of listening that did not raise so much as a chuckle. I abandoned listening to this, and started listening instead to "How to be a woman" by Caitlin Moran, and was relieved to discover that my capacity for appreciating humor, wit, and a very appealing presentation had not been permanently crippled by the Believer garbage. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY. Very disappointing, because in the past I have enjoyed a lot of humor from the mcsweeneys mill. I only regret that I could not figure out how to give it zero stars in every category.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Last Argument of Kings: The First Law: Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (3172)
    Performance
    (2378)
    Story
    (2389)

    The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him but it’s going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm and there’s only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy. It’s time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe and no-one can be trusted.

    Lore says: "You have be realistic about these things."
    "Now I am a Joe Abercrombie fan"
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    Abercrombie wrapped this trilogy up as neatly as I could ever have hoped. I was not a big fan of the fantasy genre before, but I'll definitely be reading / listening to more Joe Abercrombie in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Before They Are Hanged: The First Law: Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (3414)
    Performance
    (2553)
    Story
    (2562)

    Bitter and merciless war is coming to the frozen north. It's bloody and dangerous and the Union army, split by politics and hamstrung by incompetence, is unprepared for the slaughter that's coming. Lacking experience, training, and in some cases even weapons, the army is scarcely equipped to repel Bethod's scouts, let alone his elite forces. In the heat-ravaged south, the Gurkish are massing to assault the city of Dagoska, defended by Inquisitor Glokta.

    David says: "This is heaven"
    "Steven Pacey shines!"
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    Things really picked up in this second book. You really come to care about the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (4279)
    Performance
    (3198)
    Story
    (3210)

    Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain and shallow, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.

    Steven says: "Steven Pacey is magnificient."
    "Steven Pacey is the best narrator on Audible"
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    This was a fun book (and it gets more fun in the second and third books of this trilogy). But Steven Pacey's narration is what made this a great audiobook. His characters are wonderful, and his narration is unhurried and genuine. I wish that there was even more Steven Pacey to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Be a Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Caitlin Moran
    • Narrated By Caitlin Moran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (523)
    Performance
    (482)
    Story
    (482)

    Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them? Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother.

    L. Calder says: "Hysterical manual for the 21st century woman"
    "Best thing I've listened to on Audible"
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    I REALLY liked this. Moran is an extremely entertaining narrator, and I so much liked what she had to say about the virtues of strident feminism that I've been nagging my 19 year old daughter to listen to it, and have at last met with success! Anyway, there were a lot of British cultural and celebrity references that I just didn't get, so I bought the paperback to help me resolve them. After I do, I'm going to return to this and listen to it again!

    This audiobook just edges out Samantha Bee's "I know I am but what are you?" and Wendy Spero's "Microthrills".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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