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Patrick

Jackson, MS, United States

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  • 26 reviews
  • 91 ratings
  • 398 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2014
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  • Macbeth: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming, David Hewson, A. J. Hartley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1199)
    Performance
    (984)
    Story
    (982)

    Macbeth: A Novel brings the intricacy and grit of the historical thriller to Shakespeare’s tale of political intrigue, treachery, and murder. In this full-length novel written exclusively for audio, authors A. J. Hartley and David Hewson rethink literature’s most infamous married couple, grounding them in a medieval Scotland whose military and political upheavals are as stark and dramatic as the landscape in which they are played.

    Beverly says: "Narrator choice inspired"
    "Outstanding !"
    Overall

    One of the better audible recordings available. Great story, subtly modernized but retains the character of Shakespeare. Huge thumbs up !
    .

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Essential Remembrance of Things Past

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust
    • Narrated By Neville Jason, Roy McMillan
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past is one of the world's most celebrated books. And yet many people are daunted by its formidable size: it is more than 3,000 pages long. In this audio version Proust's masterpiece is presented in easily accessible form, the author's major themes and unique style are retained, and the key scenes are linked by a specially written narration.

    Patrick says: "sorry, it just wasnt good."
    "sorry, it just wasnt good."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Maybe I just don't get it. But this was awful. ugh.


    What could Marcel Proust have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    boring.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    boring.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    boring.


    Any additional comments?

    boring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mistress

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson, David Ellis
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (204)

    James Patterson's scariest, sexiest stand-alone thriller since The Quickie. Ben isn't like most people. Unable to control his racing thoughts, he's a man consumed by his obsessions: movies, motorcycles, presidential trivia - and Diana Hotchkiss, a beautiful woman Ben knows he can never have. When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben's infatuation drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life.

    gerald says: "If you enjoy JP don't waste time with this one"
    "Utter Complete GARBAGE !"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Mistress better?

    Churned out garbage by a washed up has-been. Ugh.

    Patterson should be ashamed of such drivel.

    I seriously consider this to be the WORST book I have ever read, not the worst by James Patterson, who clearly gave up writing a decade ago to cash checks and vomit on paper, but the worst book in the history of written word.

    Everything about this book is awful, from the lame and horrid plot, to the truly stupid story, to the transparent and amateurish writing. I don't know who the second writer credit is, but I must assume he is a barely literate third grader.

    Nothing, not one single paragraph, of this horrendously stupid, boring , drivel is entertaining. It is trash. It is garbage. It is pure unadulterated feces on paper.

    And in what must be considered almost inconcievable - the horrid writing is actually overshadowed by the horrendous, mind-blowlingly awful narrator. The "reader" tries to sound ( I guess) worried or concerned, and it only comes across like the pathetic whining of a little girl. It is unbelievable how awful, in every aspect, this book is. I serioulsy considered crashing my car into a tree so the narration would end! The only thing that kept me going, was i wanted live long enought to warn others! So now, I will shout from the mountaintop - THIS BOOK SUCKS!

    James Patterson, RETIRE! You were good once, sadly that was long ago. You should apologize to everyone you ripped off with the book. ugh. Thumbs down.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    nothing ever again by James Patterson. nope. never.


    What didn’t you like about Kevin T. Collins’s performance?

    the narration was the most horrendous miserable thing I have ever heard. Absolutely awful beyond description.


    Any additional comments?

    dont buy this book. Read the phone book outloud. You will be more entertained.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Christopher Hitchens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2459)
    Performance
    (1211)
    Story
    (1203)

    In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris' recent best-seller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos.

    ben capozzi says: "...Though Hitchens Is!"
    "Outstanding book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Hitchens dismantles the foolishness of religion, with a fun, spirited and entertaining journey. Should be required reading by all religious fanatics-
    on all sides of the craziness


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Penn Jillette
    • Narrated By Penn Jillette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1452)
    Performance
    (1313)
    Story
    (1313)

    From the larger, louder half of the world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller comes a scathingly funny reinterpretation of The Ten Commandments. They are The Penn Commandments, and they reveal one outrageous and opinionated atheist’s experience in the world.

    A User says: "Stevan"
    "Excellent Read."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about God, No!?

    This is a fantastic book. It is read with spirit and enthusiasm by the writer, and it works. It is funny, saracastic, silly, offensive, rude and abrasive. But it comes together in a sensible, meaningful manner. Yes, he curses a lot, but its part of the whole flow of the book. The stories are poignant, and you realize he is a humble, honest, and kind man, trying to make it in a strange world.

    I loved this book, and immediately purchased his newest on Audible, then went to Itunes and bought a season of his TV show (Penn & Teller "BS".)

    Big thumbs up !


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • French for Beginners: Lesson 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By Alexa Polidoro
    • Narrated By Alexa Polidoro
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    After many years of developing and harnessing her language-teaching skills with The French Ecole, Alexa has now created an audio treat for people who wish to learn a new language from scratch, without any pressure, in fun, relaxed, and manageable chunks. Highlights of Lesson 1 include: an introduction to the class format and some basic vocabulary; how to say how you are and where you live; talking about the weather; a small quiz; and a French song.

    Melody says: "Surprising easy"
    "Pretty lame"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Alexa Polidoro and/or Alexa Polidoro?

    Ugh. Hers a few words you WON'T be learning..... Soap, deodorant, toothpaste. Also, no French words for bravery, backbone, or testosterone. Just a bunch of silly phrases in random order.... PASS !!!!


    4 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (90)

    “One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug.” With this startlingly bizarre sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the story of a young traveling salesman who, transformed overnight into a giant, beetle-like insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. Rather than being surprised at the transformation, the members of his family despise it as an impending burden upon themselves.

    Patrick says: "Kafka-esque terrific"
    "Kafka-esque terrific"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you listen to The Metamorphosis again? Why?

    A true classic. Works very well on audible. Almost a short story, but a wonderful narrative.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Further Along the Road Less Traveled: The Taste for Mystery

    • ABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By M. Scott Peck
    • Narrated By M. Scott Peck
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    A look at the human fascination with things hidden. Peck asserts that our instinctive desire to uncover the mysteries of life stimulates growth and vitality.

    Patrick says: "Great book"
    "Great book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Further Along the Road Less Traveled: The Taste for Mystery rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great book, good narration, Brings the original idea, and story... Further down the road.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 55 mins)
    • By M. Scott Peck
    • Narrated By M. Scott Peck
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (3)

    In a startling, life-affirming work by one of America's foremost thinkers, Dr. M. Scott Peck examines the concept of community, its roots, its development and most importantly, its rewards for contemporary America. In this program which features segments from a live lecture and narration by the author, Dr. Peck draws on his first-hand experiences and studies, and leads the way on a journey from isolation to togetherness, towards peace in our society and in the world.

    Patrick says: "Good, but not his best."
    "Good, but not his best."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Different Drum rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Lacks the grab your attention factor of the other Scott Peck books. This one is kind of a dud.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Very Strange Trip: Free First Chapter

    • UNABRIDGED (17 mins)
    • By L. Ron Hubbard, Dave Wolverton
    • Narrated By Bob Caso, Jim Meskimen, Tamra Meskimen, and others
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    Caught by police with moonshine in the trunk of his uncle's car, Everett Dumphee is faced with the decision to spend 10 years in prison or enlist in the United States Army. He opts for what he thinks is freedom - a hitch in the Army. Due to bureaucratic negligence, Dumphee - incorrectly labeled as the fastest bootleg driver in West Virginia - is issued the occupational specialty designation of Expert Truck Driver.

    Patrick says: "Funny, let's build a religion around this guy!"
    "Funny, let's build a religion around this guy!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from L. Ron Hubbard and Dave Wolverton and/or the narrators?

    Pretty lame, and rather poorly written sci-fi. Like something a high school student would write. Of course, his silly sci-fi, and stories of King Zeptune from planet Algernon are, wait... Real! And Scientology is real! And , oh good lord. More people should read this mediocre fiction nonsense to realize that not even L Ron Hubbard believed Scientology was real. Heck, he admitted it was a made-up tax-scam before he died. Try finding that nugget of truth in Tom Cruise's


    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged

    • ABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    Overall
    (771)
    Performance
    (334)
    Story
    (328)

    As passionate as it is profound, Atlas Shrugged is one of the most influential novels of our time. In it, Rand dramatizes the main tenets of Objectivism, her philosophy of rational selfishness. She explores the ramifications of her radical thinking in a world that penalizes human intelligence and integrity.

    Shawn Levasseur says: "Edward Hermann's masterful performance."
    "If only Obama would read this ...."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Atlas Shrugged?

    Should be required reading by every politician, not just the nuts on the left, but the nuts on the right. And yes, I think they are all nuts. This book is our future. Sad.
    But already occurring .


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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