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Rod

MILPITAS, CA, United States | Member Since 2003

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  • Kings of Infinite Space

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By James Hynes
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (79)

    James Hynes is the author of three New York Times Notable Books of the Year. That same publication praises Kings of Infinite Space as “unspeakably funny!” This offbeat novel satirizes an experience ubiquitous to modern times—office life. With a defeated sigh, ex-college professor Paul Trilby faces the downward spiral that is his existence. After his wife and three subsequent girlfriends dump him, and he loses just as many jobs, he’s sure he’s a pawn in some vast conspiracy.

    Richard Delman says: "90% heaven, 10% hell."
    "An Outstanding Novel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Kings of Infinite Space again? Why?

    James Hynes is an amazing author. His descriptive narrative brings you right into the story and keeps you there, even through the most fantastical of settings. Adam Grupper does a masterful job of portraying the characters with their many and varied accents. I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It was fast paced, often very funny and never predictable.

    I will listen to it again and purchase the hardcover for my library. A real treat!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Worth Dying For: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2598)
    Performance
    (1390)
    Story
    (1388)

    There’s deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska... and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved case of a missing child, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go. The Duncans want Reacher gone - and it’s not just past secrets they’re trying to hide. They’re awaiting a secret shipment, and they have the kind of customers no one can afford to annoy.

    Ed says: "Classic, Kick-Butt Jack Reacher"
    "Jack is back!"
    Overall

    After being very dissapointed with 61 HOURS I was glad to find the old "take no prisoners Jack" returned in this novel. I enjoyed every moment of this book and the on target narration of Dick Hill.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 61 Hours: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (2612)
    Performance
    (1342)
    Story
    (1336)

    A tour bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she's going to live long enough to testify, she'll need help. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.

    Gustavo says: "Make sure you have time before you start"
    "I can't believe Lee Child wrote this."
    Overall

    I have read all the Reacher books and always looked forward to the next one. This book was slow beyond belief, predictable (I had it figured out 1/3 way through), and completely uninteresting. I listened to the end waiting for something of interesting to happen.

    It never did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Final Empire: Mistborn Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8973)
    Performance
    (6384)
    Story
    (6421)

    For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

    Lore says: "Book 1 of a great series that is not to be missed!"
    "A first class presentation!"
    Overall

    Absolutely one of the best Audible experiences ever. A fantastic story with an extraordinary narrator. This volume holds its own a a single book, but leave you anxious for more.

    Don't miss this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Against the Day: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (53 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Thomas Pynchon
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (221)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (88)

    This novel spans the period between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I. With a worldwide disaster looming just a few years ahead, it is a time of unrestrained corporate greed, false religiosity, moronic fecklessness, and evil intent in high places. No reference to the present day is intended or should be inferred.

    Rebecca Lindroos says: "brilliant!"
    "Well crafted road to nowhere."
    Overall

    I loved the author’s literary style and use of language. He creates numerous interesting characters that he always abandons in mid-circumstance. After listening to over 5 hours I realized the book has no plot whatsoever and I gave up listening.

    2 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (314)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    It is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces, some familiar, others only just appearing, are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.

    Jorge says: "New is not always better..."
    "Change of Narrator ruins story"
    Overall

    I can't believe they actually changed narrators on the 4th book in this series. All the characters I'd come to love and hate in the past 150 hours are gone! If I could reture this recording I would.



    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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