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Chris Martinez

St. Louis, MO | Listener Since 2004

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  • Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Dave Barry
    • Narrated By John Ritter
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Alan Rither says: "I laughed all the way through"
    "Men are pigs...and Dave makes it funny!"
    Overall

    I couldn't stop laughing. Dave Barry is great and John Ritter delivers the material very, very well. It's only 3 hours or so, and very lighthearted, so give it a listen if you want to have a fun little diversion.

    0 of 0 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
    (4354)
    Performance
    (1625)
    Story
    (1636)

    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!"
    "One of the best I've listened to!"
    Overall

    This is a great book, I found myself laughing outloud and remembering lines from the book in the middle of the day and laughing (and freaking out my coworkers in the process!). Fisher Stevens does an EXCELLENT job reading as a Beta male. You'll find yourself wishing you could "kitty" people throughout the day so that they'll "take the big ambien!"

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    Overall
    (1214)
    Performance
    (410)
    Story
    (412)

    Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit.

    colleen says: "Another Pine Cove winner"
    "Should have been better"
    Overall

    This audiobook should have been better, but unfortunately, the narrator isn't able to deliver what should be some very funny passages. I enjoyed "A Dirty Job" quite a bit, Fisher Stevens read it very very well. I'd recommend passing on this one.

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Glorious Appearing: Left Behind, Volume 12

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (382)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (113)

    The smash hit Left Behind saga, the best-selling inspirational series of all time, comes to its extraordinary conclusion in this thrilling audiobook. Glorious Appearing picks up the action following the cosmic battle of the ages, and not all the members of the Tribulation Force have survived!

    timetobuy says: "how a write about the Re-Appearing of christ?"
    "Guilty pleasure"
    Overall

    These books aren't terribly well written and the characters are a little hokey, but the events are what hook you. This narrator wasn't very good, but if you've listened or read the rest of the series, you've really gotta get this one...for the events.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Da Vinci Code

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7090)
    Performance
    (1832)
    Story
    (1878)

    While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

    Alexandra says: "Incredibly entertaining"
    "I couldn't put it down"
    Overall

    Better than the movie, and the narrator is incredibly good. Paul Michael is one of the best narrators in the industry, and Dan Brown keeps you hooked with his twists and turns.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of God: The Bible as Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Walter Wangerin Jr.
    • Narrated By Walter Wangerin Jr.
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (73)

    Walter Wangerin, Jr. makes the Bible come alive in detail with The Book of God. Wangerin reveals the humanity and eternal messages behind the text. The Book of God is a sweeping history that covers thousands of years and hundreds of lives, in a myriad of foreign yet familiar cultures. The award-winning Wangerin has produced his magnum opus, a timeless masterpiece that rekindles the imagination and nurtures the spirit.

    Jane says: "The Book of God: The Bible as Novel (Unabridged)"
    "Very disappointing"
    Overall

    I was so disappointed in this book. It was recommended to me by a friend as sort of a "bible as a novel," but wasn't very impressed. There were parts from the bible that were left out that I was looking forward to hearing, and the parts that were included weren't terribly well written.

    Also, this book is a big, bright reason why authors should never, ever read their own material.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By Richard M. Davidson
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (20)

    In 1989, a shipment of 100 monkeys arrived at a biomedical supply company in Reston, Virginia. There, in a small complex across from a McDonald's and a playground, the animals began to get sick. Their intestines turned to the consistency of gumbo. One by one they died a grisly and horrible death. Too late, the custodians realized the culprit was Ebola, one of the deadliest of all known viruses. The Hot Zone reads like the finest fiction but is actually a true story.

    Robert says: "Scariest book I ever read!"
    "Don't listen to this just after lunch/dinner"
    Overall

    This was really well written and a bit frightening. It's amazing how devastating this disease is and how often and quickly it will kill. This book was eye-opening and written like a novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lion's Game

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4647)
    Performance
    (1926)
    Story
    (1929)

    To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. He and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force must stop "The Lion," an alleged Libyan terrorist with the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey.

    Toni says: "Remarkable!"
    "Had me hooked from the beginning"
    Overall

    John Corey at his best. This is the book that got me hooked on Nelson DeMille. There's a great element of two sides of the coin here, and it's alot of fun to listen to John Corey's wisecracking and Assad Khalil's fanatical obsession.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23205)
    Performance
    (14537)
    Story
    (14689)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Classic book, give it a listen"
    Overall

    I read this book when I was in high school, and the audiobook definitely does it justice. My girlfriend listened to this and really enjoyed it too, and she likes some, but not much sci-fi stuff. She really enjoyed it, wound up listening to it in about 5 days and can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Speaker for the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8504)
    Performance
    (4934)
    Story
    (4991)

    In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

    Joe says: "The Enderverse"
    "Good story!"
    Overall

    This takes place after Ender's Game and begins a sort of different type of story. Ender's Game is more action based, and the rest of the series has more geo-political and sociological themed. I'd recommend giving this a listen, but if you find it a little too thoughtful for you, you may want to skip directly to the Shadow series - those follow Bean, and are written more similarly to EG.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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