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  • The List

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (149)

    The List is a technothriller about a group of people who each have tattoos of numbers on the bottoms their feet, and don't know why. One of them, a Chicago Homicide cop named Tom Mankowski, has had one of these strange tattoos since birth. When he investigates a violent murder and discovers the victim also has a tattooed number, it sets the ball rolling for an adventure of historic proportions. To say more would give away too much.

    Chris says: "Great Listen!"
    "A Nice Listen"
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    Would you listen to The List again? Why?

    I believe I will listen to this selection again. The story is interesting and the narration made it believable.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I thought the ending would be more predictable, but was pleasantly spooked.


    Any additional comments?

    At times the story was predictable, but interestesting enough to keep me listening. As with Konrath's other book ("Origins"), I felt the book had been edited down and the author had more to give to this story. Overall, an good listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Origin: A Technothriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    Overall
    (384)
    Performance
    (354)
    Story
    (357)

    When linguist Andrew Dennison is yanked from his bed by the Secret Service and taken to a top secret facility in the desert, he has no idea he’s been brought there to translate the words of an ancient demon. He joins pretty but cold veterinarian Sun Jones, eccentric molecular biologist Dr. Frank Belgium, and a hodge-podge of religious, military, and science personnel to try and figure out if the creature is, indeed, Satan. But things quickly go bad, and very soon Andy isn’t just fighting for his life, but the lives of everyone on earth.

    Nathan says: "Awesome!"
    "Overall, A Good Listen"
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    What made the experience of listening to Origin the most enjoyable?

    Without a doubt, the performance of Luke Daniels. I really don't care for "Techno-Thrillers", but I have a great ability to imagine and while this author's style (pretty detailed) may annoy some...I felt like I was the fly on the wall, observing and feeling each detail of the story.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I wouldn't have changed a thing. Writers write, so readers can read (well listen.) For myself, I felt there were some all too predictable scenes, but the "I didn't see that coming" moments made up for that nicely. I do have to wonder if the story was edited down too far, I just felt the author had more to give.


    Any additional comments?

    I am enamored by any performance of Luke Daniels. I really only bought this book because Daniels is the narrator. If there are any shortcomings, in the story itself, Daniels moves it along to make up for it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9891)
    Performance
    (8823)
    Story
    (8801)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Just An Urban Legend?"
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    What did you love best about Hounded?

    Believable...if I had a choise, I'd leave this physical plane and exist on the


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

    To my ear, Daniels is a genius. I've even purchased a couple of titles, that I would never have given a second glance, just to hear Luke Daniels' read.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Initially, not so much. As it happened, I listened to the trilogy back to back to back...twice!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore: An Unexpected Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jake Colsen, Wayne Jacobsen
    • Narrated By Wayne Jacobsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (68)

    What would you do if you met someone you thought just might be one of Jesus' original disciples still living in the 21st century? That's Jake's dilemma as he meets a man who talks of Jesus as if he had known him, and whose way of living challenges everything Jake had previously known. So You Don't Want to Go To Church Anymore is Jake's compelling journal that chronicles 13 conversations with his newfound friend over a four-year period and how those exchanges turn Jake's world upside-down.

    Leo Free says: "THANKFUL"
    "You will listen several times or dismiss it..."
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    What did you love best about So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore?

    I was captivated. As simple as that. I had an immediate connection and felt as if I were taking the journey right along side the author. Made me go,


    What about Wayne Jacobsen’s performance did you like?

    Lively, animated, believable. Easy to listen to, at least on my ears.


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

    An unexpected motivation to read through the books of John, with anticipation of a new sense of who John really was (is?)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sociopath Next Door

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Martha Stout
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    Overall
    (2668)
    Performance
    (1659)
    Story
    (1658)

    We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people, one in 25, has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in 25 everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath.

    Taryn says: "Reinforces what you have already known"
    "Padtzmaru"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Sociopath Next Door the most enjoyable?

    The content fulfilled the title. Fundamental, but not


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sociopath Next Door?

    I enjoyed the examples and the clinical/DSM material(s), fascinating.


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

    Professional experience.


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

    Ultimately, I felt like a dope for having missed or having been misled, too trusting, through my life. But we can only do what we do when we don't know what else to do. I'm still a happy, loving, trusting person...but thankful for having been given the tools to protect myself going forward.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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