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Leah

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  • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By AudioGO Ltd
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (206)
    Story
    (205)

    Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the fourth series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. By John Finnemore (The News Quiz, Mitchell & Webb).

    Mary says: "Laugh out loud"
    "Fizz, Buzz, Have a Banana!"
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    I've immensely enjoyed hearing the adventures of MJN airlines through Audible. I began this series because of Benedict Cumberbatch and now I listen for all of the characters. I highly recommend this charming series for anyone with a funny bone and who likes English humor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Christopher Healy, Todd Harris
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (254)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (235)

    Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change.

    MissSusie66 says: "Warning Gushing Ahead…….."
    "Ahh the genius that is Bronson Pinchot"
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    I know I'm not alone being an adult who enjoys stories meant for the youth, lacking in extreme violence, sex, and prose. Sometimes a person just wants to hear a funny, cute story and this does the job superbly.
    And as good as the story is, it is nothing compared to the sublime performance by Mr. Pinchot. Yes it may be attributed to a smashing editor but the fact that he uses at least four accents, monster voices etc. to voice over 20 some odd characters was astonishing. Yes Yes I know it's his job, whatever. I can't speak a with a would be Irish, English, So. Cali, and Austrian/German accent and back again without blurring them all together. The character voices were so clear that I didn't have to have the "and so&so said this" "and so & so so said that." You could differentiate from voice alone who was speaking and that is because of Bronson's performance.
    I am a Bronson Pinchot fan through and through and I'm slowly going through his entire repertoire. Yes Matterhorn is still looming over my shoulders as a very heavy read so I will enjoy these little peace nuggets when I get them. Cheers!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leviathan

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Scott Westerfeld
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1213)
    Performance
    (946)
    Story
    (948)

    It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. The Leviathan is a living airship, the most formidable airbeast in the skies of Europe.

    Ryan says: "entertaining"
    "Fairly good. Purchased for Alan Cumming"
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    A good story about a ship made out of animals and the politics of war. I've decided not to continue on with the story but maybe you might like it. If you have a spare credit than by all means use it. However I wouldn't purchase this book. Maybe rent from a library or something.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paper Towns

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (976)
    Performance
    (809)
    Story
    (823)

    Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows.

    FanB14 says: "John Green Fans Will Enjoy"
    "For the fans of John Green"
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    Not bad really. Not superb as in his other books. Mr. Green has a talent to write youth in the most stark light possible. Which considering how cagey teenagers can be, it's a real gift. Paper Towns had a satisfactory ending and characters you could care about. All in all not bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • METAtropolis

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated By Michael Hogan, Scott Brick, Kandyse McClure, and others
    Overall
    (2009)
    Performance
    (1768)
    Story
    (1807)

    Armed camps of eco-survivalists battle purveyors of technology in this exclusive, original production featuring five sci-fi masters and five all-star narrators.

    Anthony says: "Painful"
    "Only for the serious Sci Fi Fans"
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    I thought it was okay. I'm one of those listeners that when I start a book it needs to be bloody awful before I will quit reading it. This wasn't that bad. It wasn't great though either. I will say the fourth story was awesome! Beginning, middle, and end with humor, subtle romance and a good conclusion. The others were weird complex story lines not given enough time to flush out in the 90 minutes the authors were given.

    If you like the authors and the narrators then by all means get the book. It's nice to have in your collection. However don't be surprised if the stories are just okay. You will be able to put this one down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pathfinder: Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Kirby Heyborne, Don Leslie, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2819)
    Performance
    (2131)
    Story
    (2149)

    Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him - secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

    Paul says: "Story OK, Narration Mixed"
    "Took over ten hours to get to Scott Brick"
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    For people who like Sci Fi and Orson Scott Card, this one isn't too bad. I'll probably continue the series for the simple avoidance of the nagging I would experience by not knowing what has happened to these characters.

    However I started this book for one reason alone, Scott Brick. And it took over ten hours to get to him and I have a sneaky suspicion that it's going to be a short visit.

    Would I recommend this book? Only if you like the author and the genre. People just starting out? Read Ender's Game first. Better to wade into the water vs throwing yourself into the deep end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warbound: Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2907)
    Performance
    (2725)
    Story
    (2717)

    Only a handful of people in the world know that mankind's magic comes from a living creature, and it is a refugee from another universe. The Power showed up here in the 1850s because it was running from something. Now it is 1933, and the Power's hiding place has been discovered by a killer. It is a predator that eats magic and leaves destroyed worlds in its wake. Earth is next. Former private eye Jake Sullivan knows the score. The problem is, hardly anyone believes him.

    D says: "Started Strong-Finished Strong"
    "Magic, Action, Love and Loss"
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    Any additional comments?

    Growing up Bronson Pinchot was Balki Bartokomous, a beloved character in my Friday night line up. As an adult he has taken me into the world of magic and monsters with Larry Correia. I can't imagine a better partnership. Right up there with Ginger and Fred.

    The only con is the fact that I will now have to wait another year or so to hear more from my favorite Grim Noir characters

    Good thing Pinchot has narrated 93 other books in the meantime to keep my busy :)

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Dirty Job

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4250)
    Performance
    (1532)
    Story
    (1546)

    People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

    colleen says: "I loved it!"
    "Deliciously Evil"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Dirty Job the most enjoyable?

    Honestly it was Fisher Stevens. He made the book for me. That and my favorite line, "Like bear?"...listen and you'll understand


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of them. Seriously, I know that sounds presumptuous but it's true. The lead character, the supporting characters, the daughter, the baddies, they were all fantastic.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There was a scene when a character from another one of Christopher Moore's books showed up in this book. I just loved that!


    Any additional comments?

    You can't take life too seriously while listening to a Christopher Moore book. Enjoy the well earned distraction

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10653)
    Performance
    (9920)
    Story
    (9924)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "Any child of the Nintendo era will need to read!"
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    What did you love best about Ready Player One?

    There was nothing I didn't like about it. The story was awesome, characters were intriguing. I loved it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The video games. The idea that real life has become so bleak that video games is what the whole world turns to.


    Any additional comments?

    Finding a good audiobook, one that glues you to your drivers seat while you have been sitting in your garage from the drive home for the last thirty minutes is hard to find. This is one of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Tyler Perry
    • Narrated By Tyler Perry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (373)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (191)

    If you can count on one thing from "Madea" Mabel Simmons, star of Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea's Family Reunion, it's that she's got something to say. She's the beloved, hilarious, sharp-witted, pistol-packing grandmother who's watching out and speaking her mind. Now Madea is telling her own story, dishing her memoirs and hard-won, hilarious wisdom in her own inimitable voice (with a little help from her friend Tyler Perry).

    Elijah Mathew smith says: "Absolutely Hysterical"
    "In need of your Grandmamas wisdom???"
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    If you could sum up Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings in three words, what would they be?

    Rules to Remember. All simple wisdom but sometimes life can get in the way of your memory.


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

    Simple, the voice of Madea. Madea's voice is half of the entertainment value.


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

    Other than the frequent, "Oh my God, did she just say that?". I laughed a good deal with this audiobook.


    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly recommend this book during your normal traffic filled commute. It will make the time fly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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