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  • Crash and Burn

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Artie Lange, Anthony Bozza
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (158)

    At a high point in his career, Artie Lange performed a sold-out show in Carnegie Hall-and he did it with a pocketful of heroin. In the midst of a deep, self-destructive depression, addicted to heroin, cocaine, and prescription drugs, he lashed out at everyone around him-from his cohosts on The Howard Stern Show to celebrity guests and even his longtime friends. Then came his legendary meltdown on-air, with 6 million people listening, after which Lange pulled himself together enough to go to a buddy's bachelor party in Amsterdam.

    Hillary says: "[Narrator Fail] Comic Genius+Depression+Drugs=Mess"
    "His Poor Mother..."
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    Where does Crash and Burn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I don't listen to a lot of biographies, so it's hard to answer that.


    What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

    He was perfect to read this book! He had that Jersey edge to his voice, but he was very easy to listen to. Great choice.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Revival: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By David Morse
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1066)
    Performance
    (1008)
    Story
    (1017)

    In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

    Thug4life says: "Not fit for a King"
    "Not King's Best"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, not really. I never got into this book. I couldn't really relate to the characters and a lot of things were not explained... people just kept jumping to the correct conclusion instead.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Stephen King? Why or why not?

    Of course! Stephen King is one of my favorite authors


    Did David Morse do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, but he often sounded "old" while doing the younger characters.


    Did Revival inspire you to do anything?

    Do anything? Thankfully, no.


    Any additional comments?

    I am a huge Stephen King fan, but this book seemed to just lack effort. The characters weren't developed very well, characters also jumped to conclusions with no basis for them at very odd points in the book, and even though the ending saved it brought it up to 3 stars, it just wasn't what I expect from Stephen King.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Something Like Winter

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jay Bell
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (71)

    There are two sides to every story. When you're Tim Wyman, sometimes there are three. Tim hoped moving to Texas would mean a new beginning, but he soon finds himself falling into the same tired patterns. Until he meets recklessly brave Benjamin Bentley, who introduces Tim to a world of love, sex, and warmth. Certain that society won't understand what he and Ben have together, Tim struggles to protect their relationship, even if it means twisting the truth. Buried beneath his own deceptions, Tim must claw his way to the surface in the hopes of learning to fly.

    L. Antoine says: "How much do I love this series?"
    "Great Story"
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    What did you love best about Something Like Winter?

    I had no idea this was going to be Tim's side of the same story I read in Something Like Summer (which quickly became one of my favorite books) What a great way to relive it through the eyes of the other main character.


    What aspect of Kevin R. Free’s performance would you have changed?

    Unfortunately, this is the one part of the book that bothered me. A lot of the characters sounded cartoonish. (Aaron and Tim's live-in boyfriend... I forget his name... sounded SO gay that it was almost offensive. Tim's grandmother sounded like Speedy Gonzales and adult Tim sounded like Moose from the old Archie cartoons)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were so many of those moments. I don't think it's possible to pick just one.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't know which book was better or which book should be read first, but you don't want to miss Something Like Winter or Something Like Summer. It is worth every minute. It's been a couple of years since I read Something Like Summer, but now that I'm done with Winter, it's time for me to re-read Summer.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5274)
    Performance
    (4757)
    Story
    (4844)

    The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

    Ellen says: "At last - The Definitive Recording!"
    "I was really bored"
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    Would you ever listen to anything by J. R. R. Tolkien again?

    Nope. Bored me until I finally gave up on it about 15 hours in.


    What about Rob Inglis’s performance did you like?

    He was good.


    Was The Fellowship of the Ring worth the listening time?

    No... did I mention that it was boring?


    Any additional comments?

    I have heard about this series of books about as long as I can remember. I was excited to give it a listen, but the excitement turned in excruciating boredom. I kept telling myself that I just had to get into it, but that just never happened.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6002)
    Performance
    (5594)
    Story
    (5595)

    In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

    Joyce says: "Love this style of King!!!"
    "King is back to writing GREAT books!"
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    Have you listened to any of Will Patton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I heard Will Patton Dr. Sleep. The 2 performances are completely different. He was the perfect choice for both books. Mercedes Killer required more voices to help set tones for each scene and Patton did an awesome job.


    Any additional comments?

    Stephen King is on a roll. I think Doctor Sleep and Mercedes Killer are 2 of his best books. People who think Stephen King is "all washed up" or just doesn't care anymore need to read these 2 books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Elijah Wood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2687)
    Performance
    (2160)
    Story
    (2144)

    A Signature Performance: Elijah Wood becomes the first narrator to bring a youthful voice and energy to the story, perhaps making it the closest interpretation to Twain’s original intent.

    james d. thomas says: "Worthy "signature" premiere"
    "Elijah Wood is Amazing"
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    If you could sum up Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood in three words, what would they be?

    It's an American classic read by Elijah Wood. He was simply amazing. The voices, the accents, the pace... everything was great. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn doesn't need Elijah Wood to be an incredible book, but Elijah brought it to a whole new level. Simply awesome!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Nudo Twins

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Mark Roeder
    • Narrated By Matthew Mickenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Tyler and Tanner are identical twins and best buddies, but their relationship is about to be transformed forever. Tyler grows increasingly uncomfortable with the rumors that haunt him and his brother, but Tanner doesn't want their relationship to change. Wanted or not, change comes. Tyler falls for Charlie, the new boy in town, and Tanner reaches out to help his teammate, Iggy, who is crippled in an accident and confined to a wheelchair. As Tyler and Charlie grow closer, Tanner grabs onto the small ray of hope that Iggy may someday walk again and pushes Iggy to make it happen.

    Amazon Customer says: "Very Interesting, a Little Uncomfortable"
    "Very Interesting, a Little Uncomfortable"
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    Would you be willing to try another book from Mark Roeder? Why or why not?

    I have listened to all of his Audible books. I will continue to listen to them. He writes about subjects that I like to read about. His writing brings me back to younger days when I was struggling with coming out. It's interesting to see how all of the characters in his books (all that I've read/listened to) are either pure good or pure evil.... Not much middle ground, which you would think is a negative, but he puts a lot of faith in friends taking up for each other which is kind of a nice change.


    Any additional comments?

    Some of the subject matter in this book is difficult to listen to, but if you can put it behind you, it's an enjoyable book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Heart of Graymoor

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Robert G. Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Skye Mackenzie has dealt with the supernatural most of his life, but he's never before encountered the likes of the adventure that is about to descend upon him. An oddly attired, unconscious boy appears in Graymoor Mansion at the same time a horrific storm begins. When the boy awakens, Marshall, Skye, and the others discover that their visitor is from another world - a world where elves walk, dragons fly, and fairies are real.

    Amazon Customer says: "Well Done"
    "Well Done"
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    What did you love best about The Heart of Graymoor?

    It was an interesting story. I don't usually read fantasy stuff, but this was pretty good. By far my favorite book by Mark Roeder.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Party Boy's Guide to Dating a Geek: A Clumsy Cupid Instruction Manual

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Piper Vaughn, Xara X. Xanakas
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    Ashley Byrne only wants one thing in life: To finish his tattoo apprenticeship and fulfill his dream of owning his own shop. In the meantime, he spends his nights partying, flirting, and having sex. After all, what else is there for him to worry about? Aside from his hair and his clothes, not much. He’s hot, and rest assured no one knows it better than him. He’s also used to getting what he wants - until he meets Felipe Navarro.

    Riva says: "Cute and fluffy"
    "Fun! Great Idea For a Book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would. This was a really fun book to read. The story was really cute and heart warming. The author's ability to make me feel for the characters was something I don't often experience in this type of book. Great job!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the concept of party boy having to understand how a geek thinks. Great idea!


    What didn’t you like about Paul Morey’s performance?

    Sadly, nothing. The voices he used were pretty bad. This surprised me because I thought he was rather good reading in "All the Colors of Love". When he sticks to his real voice, he is great. Unfortunately, in this book, he tried to come up with a different voice for each character and it did not go well.... Donovan sounded like a flaming gay Daffy Duck, Ash was OK, Fee sounded like a super hero (probably because it was the same voice he used for Tomari in All the Colors of Love), Carly sounded like a fancy boy from the Louisiana bayou (I just pictured a guy in a Seersucker suit drinking a mint julep fanning himself in the heat)... It just wasn't pretty, but don't let that stop you! The book itself is GREAT


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All the Colors of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jessica Freely
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    It sucks being the son of a super villain. At home, Harry spends half of his time getting medical treatments and the other half tied up in his father's underwater lair. It was different when his mother was alive, but she disappeared when Harry was six. He can't seem to stay out of trouble at school, and his new roommate, Antonin, thinks he’s a spaz, but somehow Harry has to find a way to stop his father's evil plans.

    Tams (TTC Books and more) says: "Fantastic Gay YA story"
    "Surprisingly Good!"
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    Where does All the Colors of Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my favorite Audible books. I bought this title expecting to be disappointed. I wasn't, it was excellent.


    Any additional comments?

    I was a little worried about buying a gay story between 2 boys written by a female (I know, I know, that's sexist, but let's face it... Men and women don't think alike) Not only was it about 2 gay boys, it was also kind of a "super hero" story, so I wasn't expecting much. I am so glad I bought this book. The writing was great, the story was fun and there were even a few surprises. It was one of those books that made me want to keep going back for more.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Tommyknockers

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Edward Hermann
    Overall
    (1009)
    Performance
    (699)
    Story
    (705)

    Bobbi Anderson and the other good folks of Haven, Maine, have sold their souls to reap the rewards of the most deadly evil this side of Hell.

    Grant S. Burroughs says: "The old Stephen King"
    "Glad This Wasn't My First Stephen King Book!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I normally love Stephen King, but this book was just plain BAD! It was boring. Very boring. There was never a time when the book pulled me in. You spent the entire book waiting for something to happen... It finally would, but it was too little too late in most cases. Too many words with too little to say. If this was my first Stephen King book, I seriously doubt I would have ever read another one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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