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Angela

Spring Valley, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Pygmy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (80)

    "Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67, on arrival Midwestern American airport....Code name: Operation Havoc." Thus speaks Pygmy, one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the U.S. disguised as exchange students to live with typical American families and blend in, all the while planning an unspecified attack of massive terrorism

    Maude Lebowski says: "A Kinder, Gentler Chuck"
    "So good I read it twice"
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    Where does Pygmy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed it. I read some other reviews and was hesitant to buy it, but I'm glad I listened to my gut. Paul Michael Garcia was a fantastic narrator and he really brought the book to life. I could see where the style would turn some people off, but I found it forced me to really listen and focus on the book. I had no problems following along.


    What other book might you compare Pygmy to and why?

    Can't think of anything I'd compare it to. It's a unique verbage and while the plot was a bit predictable, I found myself laughing at some parts and re-reading certain chapters to see if I could pick up something new.


    What about Paul Michael Garcia’s performance did you like?

    Another narrator could've really tanked this book, due to the broken English, or pigeon English. Mr. Garcia's performance was top notch: perfect rhythms and I got into the style by the end of the first chapter. A great match for narrator and story.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Begins here the first account of Operative Pygmy...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Persuader

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2897)
    Performance
    (2108)
    Story
    (2095)

    Jack Reacher. The ultimate loner. An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he's moved from place to place...without family...without possessions...without commitments.

    Joanna says: "Child at His Best! A Must Read for Reacher Fans!"
    "Excellent read!"
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    Where does Persuader rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Outstanding. I've read it twice already.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Persuader?

    When the narrator is reading the chapter in which Jack almost drowns. I was on the edge of my seat.


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

    I haven't. But now I want to. Excellent narrator.


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

    No extreme reactions. But I really enjoyed the story and the narration.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to others in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 600 Hours of Edward

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Craig Lancaster
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (686)
    Performance
    (629)
    Story
    (629)

    A 39-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder, Edward Stanton lives alone on a rigid schedule in the Montana town where he grew up. His carefully constructed routine includes tracking his most common waking time (7:38 a.m.), refusing to start his therapy sessions even a minute before the appointed hour (10:00 a.m.), and watching one episode of the 1960s cop show Dragnet each night (10:00 p.m.). But when a single mother and her nine-year-old son move in across the street, Edward’s timetable comes undone....

    Lulu says: "A Very Good Book with a Very Difficult Hero"
    "A nice read"
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    Where does 600 Hours of Edward rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I liked it. I liked it so much, I'm going to read it again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 600 Hours of Edward?

    Edward's letter from his father, and how he reacted and processed the information.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Edward's date with Joy


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Edward has a very logical story....


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Seduction and Snacks

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Tara Sivec
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
    Overall
    (353)
    Performance
    (327)
    Story
    (325)

    Claire is a 20-something, single mom who grudgingly helps her best friend sell sex toys while she attempts to make enough money to start her own business to give her foul-mouthed, but extremely loveable (when he's asleep) toddler a better life. When Carter, the one-night-stand from her past that changed her life forever, shows up in her hometown bar without any recollection of her besides her unique chocolate scent, Claire will make it a point that he remembers her this time. With Carter's undisguised shock at suddenly finding out he has a four-year-old son and Claire's panic that her stretch marks and slim-to-none bedroom experience will send the man of her dreams heading for the hills, the pair will do whatever they can to get their happily ever after.

    Angela says: "Very Good"
    "Worst. Book. Ever."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I'm not sure what the author was trying to accomplish here. It was like she was trying to write a Harlequin romance, but in a porn-y, frat boy kind of way. The narrator's elfish voice didn't help the story. If I hear the word 'penis' or 'vagina' one more time, I think I'll throw myself off of a bridge. Definitely not my type of book. So disappointed - seemed like a good plot summary, but this book falls flat on so many levels. I couldn't even finish it. I guess the audience that this would appeal to would be a 22 year old frat boy, or a 15 year old horny kid with no imagination. I was bored and uninterested by the second chapter. Save your credits if you're a grown up.


    Has Seduction and Snacks turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Definitely.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    There was no attempt at giving the characters didn't voices. After a while, I found her tone and inntonation to be quite annoying.


    What character would you cut from Seduction and Snacks?

    The vapid Jen or Liz or whatever her name was. Drew. Carter. Claire. The dad. The kid, Gavin. There wasn't anyone I liked, or could tolerate.


    Any additional comments?

    Worst. Book. Ever.

    0 of 2 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
    (16379)
    Performance
    (14555)
    Story
    (14595)

    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!"
    "Not what I expected"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Gone Girl to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version. I liked the alternating characters, it adds a nice touch to have the female parts read by a female and the male parts read by a male. Both narrators gave good performances.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved hating Amy Elliott Dunn. I can't really say why without a spoiler.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne – was your favorite?

    Again, I really loved hating Amy. But I also enjoyed Kirby Heyborne as the detective.


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

    I wouldn't say "extreme". I was surprised by the time I got to the end. The last chapter made me cringe a little (without giving away the story)


    Any additional comments?

    I'd recommend it. It wasn't what I expected, but I did get into the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Resurrecting Midnight: Gideon Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Eric Jerome Dickey
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (123)

    After nearly losing his life in Antigua during a mission that went terribly wrong, Gideon trusts no one. But when a former lover and grifter, Arizona, resurfaces in need of his skills, she reminds him he was indebted to a man who had once saved his life: the son of the legendary con-man Scamz. Gideon is forced to take on an assignment which will lead him to Argentina in pursuit of a briefcase containing one part of a larger puzzle.

    fillistine says: "Part 5 where are You?????????????????"
    "meh"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    maybe. it depends on the friend. parts of it read like a laundry list.


    Would you recommend Resurrecting Midnight to your friends? Why or why not?

    i dunno. it's something to do. i think i got it for 5 bucks or something. i'm not terribly impressed. it's not "wow.."


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    the narration is weird. never heard this narrator before but sometimes i feel like he's in the booth trying waaay too hard. other times, i'm a little intrigued.


    Was Resurrecting Midnight worth the listening time?

    i'm at the second half and i have a long boring drive to L.A. to make, so, like i said, something to do.


    Any additional comments?

    oh, it's a series??? how...interesting

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Zombie Spaceship Wasteland: A Book by Patton Oswalt

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Patton Oswalt
    • Narrated By Patton Oswalt
    Overall
    (711)
    Performance
    (475)
    Story
    (470)

    Oswalt combines memoir with uproarious humor, from snow forts to Dungeons & Dragons to gifts from Grandma that had to be explained. He remem­bers his teen summers spent working in a movie Cineplex and his early years doing stand-up. Readers are also treated to several graphic elements, includ­ing a vampire tale for the rest of us and some greeting cards with a special touch.

    Arlette says: "It's deep. Deal with it."
    "I enjoyed it"
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    Would you listen to Zombie Spaceship Wasteland again? Why?

    I've listened twice already- it's hilarious!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's a memoir and I enjoyed taking the trip down memory lane


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

    I usually check out his stand up when I have the chance. He's a gifted storyteller and writer. I really liked the book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Oh, the title is awesome as it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (81)

    With millions of copies of his New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency mysteries in print across the globe, Alexander McCall Smith is one of the most popular novelists and humorists in the world. Starring the brilliant but bumbling Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs is a wonderfully entertaining showcase for Smith's award-winning wit.

    Judy says: "I couldn't finish the book..."
    "Unusually decent"
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    If you could sum up The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs in three words, what would they be?

    Proper, straight, amusing


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs?

    When the main character was mistaken for a vet


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end was nifty


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

    Not really. I was unexpectantly amused


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kristen Johnston
    • Narrated By Kristen Johnston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (447)
    Performance
    (427)
    Story
    (427)

    The two-time Emmy Award-winning actress has written her first book, a surprisingly raw and triumphant memoir that is outrageous, moving, sweet, tragic, and heartbreakingly honest. Guts is a true triumph - a memoir that manages to be as frank and revealing as Augusten Burroughs, yet as hilarious and witty as David Sedaris.

    John Campbell says: "Whiskey and cigarettes have never sounded so good."
    "Damn Good Book"
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    Where does Guts rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    First rate for sure


    What other book might you compare Guts to and why?

    No comparison, I loved it


    What about Kristen Johnston’s performance did you like?

    Real, raw, loved how she added the English accents to give each character a voice.


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

    Being alone in the hospital - can totally relate


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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