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Lars

Laar, Belgium | Member Since 2011

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  • NOS4R2

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Joe Hill
    • Narrated By Kate Mulgrew
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (90)

    Summer. Massachusetts. An old Silver Wraith with a frightening history. A story about one serial killer and his lingering, unfinished business.Anyone could be next. We're going to Christmasland . . .NOS4A2 is an old-fashioned horror novel in the best sense. Claustrophobic, gripping and terrifying, this is a story that will have you on the edge of the seat while you read, and leaving the lights on while you sleep.

    Fredrik Pettersen says: "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree..."
    "It started great but then..."
    Overall
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have no idea.


    What was most disappointing about Joe Hill’s story?

    The story got a great start and a great build up but it just got boring closer to the end, I did not even finish the last 8 chapters


    Which character – as performed by Kate Mulgrew – was your favorite?

    The father


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    i expected more from this

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Farside

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ben Bova
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (274)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (251)

    Telescopes on Earth have detected an Earth-sized planet circling a star some 30 light-years away. Now the race is on to get pictures of that distant world that show whether or not the planet is truly like Earth - and if it bears life. Farside observatory will have the largest optical telescope in the solar system and the most sensitive radio telescope, insulated from the interference of Earth’s radio chatter by a thousand kilometers of the moon’s solid body. But building Farside is a complex, dangerous task. And what they ultimately find stuns everyone, and humanity will never be the same.

    Gordon says: "Not super impressed to be honest"
    "Ok but not great"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What did you like best about Farside? What did you like least?

    The idea of having a second earth and a base on the moon


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    If new earth is able to hold life


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Close the end, not going to spoil


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

    No, the story was enough.


    Any additional comments?

    I had a hard time finishing this book, I liked it in the end but there was a time that I almost deleted it because I thought it was not word finishing but I did. But I will not read it again.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12126)
    Performance
    (11014)
    Story
    (11040)

    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!!"
    "A journey"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up 14 in three words, what would they be?

    Give me more


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tim, I like his backstory


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    yes, I did not get borred


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

    Yes but I do not want to spoil


    Any additional comments?

    A fun journey with unexpected turns and twists

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Survivors: The Morningstar Strain, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Z. A. Recht, Thom Brannan
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (854)
    Performance
    (771)
    Story
    (775)

    Survivors is the all-new soul-shattering climax to the postapocalyptic trilogy, featuring a deadly virus, military action, global devastation - and zombies. A lot can change in three months: Wars can be decided, nations can be forged...or entire species can be brought to the brink of annihilation. The Morningstar Virus, an incredibly virulent disease, has swept the face of the planet, infecting billions. The infected hosts rampage, attacking anything that remains uninfected.

    Ben says: "Good. But could have been so much better"
    "What a ending"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Survivors to be better than the print version?

    I did not get the print version but I loved the audio version. The narrating is very well done.


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

    Laugh, there is some humor in this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Tobad this is the last one, I really enjoyed The Morningstar Strain.
    Up for a second listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thunder and Ashes: The Morningstar Strain, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Z. A. Recht
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1318)
    Performance
    (933)
    Story
    (937)

    Francis Sherman and Anna Demilio want only a vaccine, but to find it, they must cross a countryside in ruins, dodging not only the infected, but also the lawless living. The bulk of the storm has passed over the world, leaving echoing thunder and softly drifting ashes. But for the survivors, the peril remains, and the search for a cure is just beginning.

    Big Art says: "SHTF now!! This series keeps getting better!!"
    "Yes! Yes! Yes!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What did you love best about Thunder and Ashes?

    The story, it is awesome and so well written.
    The characters are all interesting and you all get to know them.


    What other book might you compare Thunder and Ashes to and why?

    At this time none but I al new to books


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

    Yes Book 1 of The Morningstar Strain


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

    The "ending" of the book


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to start the final chapter!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Plague of the Dead: The Morningstar Strain, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Z. A. Recht
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (1937)
    Performance
    (1393)
    Story
    (1396)

    The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred percent mortality rate. Death. But it doesn't end there. The victims return from death to walk the earth. When a massive military operation fails to contain the plague of the living dead it escalates into a global pandemic.

    Big Art says: "Makes my top 10 Zombie Stories of all time!!"
    "Amazing!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Plague of the Dead again? Why?

    Yes, I am a huge zombie fan and this book is just everything that a good zombie story needs


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Plague of the Dead?

    This is hard to say without spoiling the story


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first encounter with the sprinters and chamblers


    If you could rename Plague of the Dead, what would you call it?

    No need to


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoy a good zombie story then do not hesitate and get this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Mark D. White, Robert Arp
    • Narrated By Mark D. White
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (100)

    Combing through 70 years of comic books, television shows, and movies, Batman and Philosophy explores how the Dark Knight grapples with ethical conundrums, moral responsibility, his identity crisis, the moral weight he carries to avenge his murdered parents, and much more. How does this caped crusader measure up against the teachings of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?

    Josiah says: "Its interesting but stretches a bit."
    "Not what I expected"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I have no idea, I guess this is not a book for my taste


    What was most disappointing about Mark D. White and Robert Arp ’s story?

    Allot of things get repeated several times


    Any additional comments?

    If you get this book, you might like it. But this is not my kind of book.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6274)
    Performance
    (5844)
    Story
    (5846)

    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

    Paige says: "Not his Wheal-house"
    "I really enjoyed this."
    Overall
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    What did you love best about Redshirts?

    The comic relief, its really funny.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the characters interact with each other and how they get involved in the story


    What about Wil Wheaton’s performance did you like?

    I got this book because of Will Wheaton, I liked his performance on the big bang theory.
    I think he has a excellent voice for reading a audiobook.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    If you are in for a good laugh and you like scifi then this is the book for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Triggers

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (320)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (277)

    On the eve of a secret military operation, an assassin's bullet strikes President Seth Jerrison. He is rushed to the hospital, where surgeons struggle to save his life. At the same hospital, researcher Dr. Ranjip Singh is experimenting with a device that can erase traumatic memories. Then a terrorist bomb detonates. In the operating room, the president suffers cardiac arrest. He has a near-death experience - but the memories that flash through Jerrison's mind are not his memories.

    Ron says: "Fun Read"
    "Lovely story but the ending"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Triggers again? Why?

    No, its a once in a life time


    What other book might you compare Triggers to and why?

    I do not know books to compare this one to


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

    No


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

    I liked the book but I did not like the ending


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Go the F--k to Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12177)
    Performance
    (7545)
    Story
    (7432)

    Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

    Darwin8u says: "Read the F--king REVIEW!"
    "Everything in this book is true"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you have a child you should listen to it


    What other book might you compare Go the F--k to Sleep to and why?

    I do not no a book that I can compare


    Which character – as performed by Samuel L. Jackson – was your favorite?

    The main character


    Who was the most memorable character of Go the F--k to Sleep and why?

    Samuel L. Jackson


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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