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Michael

Petersburg, IL, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10558)
    Performance
    (9583)
    Story
    (9604)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "14: A Brief Review"
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    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I was very much taken by the first 2/3 of the book.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I may meaner towards a classic.


    Have you listened to any of Ray Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I have not. The book was well read.


    Do you think 14 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Oh my gosh no. Listen/read the last 1/3 - you will understand.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15686)
    Performance
    (13913)
    Story
    (13948)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Gone Girl Gone"
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    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Gone Girl? What did you like least?

    I very much liked the mystery aspect of the first half of the book that included the psycho woman making diary entries from the past while the "husband" character was making entries in more or less real time.


    What could Gillian Flynn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Write a more interesting ending.


    What about Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s performance did you like?

    Yes - these people were great. I enjoyed the delivery and the resonance of their voices.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Well, maybe but I would probably catch a nap at the end.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daemon

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Daniel Suarez
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6788)
    Performance
    (3834)
    Story
    (3861)

    Thousands of autonomous computer programs, or daemons, make our networked world possible, running constantly in the background of our lives, trafficking e-mail, transferring money, and monitoring power grids. For the most part, daemons are benign, but the same can't always be said for the people who design them.

    Erica says: "Possibly The Best Techno-thriller Ever"
    "Daemon - a brief review"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes - and I have. There are potions of the storyline that are clever.


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

    Move it along a bit.


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

    He does a nice job in the narration.


    Was Daemon worth the listening time?

    Yes - at times I questioned it, but overall I think yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, a good book and a very good listen. Thank you Audible!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Field Notes: The Grace Note of the Canyon Wren

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Barry Lopez
    • Narrated By Barry Lopez
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Field Notes completes Barry Lopez's trilogy that includes Desert Notes and River Notes. In these fictional stories, Lopez's characters must rediscover the wisdom and spiritual strength found in nature. Many of Lopez's vignettes are mystical and magical - a reckless desert sojourner is saved by birds; a botanist is led back to his family by wildflowers; a hunter is given a trapping lesson by wolverines.

    Michael says: "review"
    "review"
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    If you could sum up Field Notes in three words, what would they be?

    exploration internal landscape


    What other book might you compare Field Notes to and why?

    Snow Leopard - exploration


    Which character – as performed by Barry Lopez – was your favorite?

    There are not characters as much as stories about people and places.


    Who was the most memorable character of Field Notes and why?

    NA


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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