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Root Dorn

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HELPFUL VOTES
  • 32 reviews
  • 41 ratings
  • 231 titles in library
  • 3 purchased in 2014
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  • Falke's Peak

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Anna Leigh Keaton
    • Narrated By Gina Cedarwood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (310)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (201)

    Stressed out ad-exec Dakota wandered into Catamount Outfitters in search of a guide for a wilderness excursion. She didn't expect to be greeted by not one but five of the most ruggedly delicious-looking men she'd ever seen... not to mention a live cougar guarding the shop!

    Root Dorn says: "Erotica with Laryngitis"
    "Erotica with Laryngitis"
    Overall

    Okay, so I guess this voice would be hot if she were talking in a smoky bar,... but reading a book... not so much. I kept wanting to get her a Theraflu, feed her some soup and put her to bed. Other than that it's a pretty good story. Sex scenes weren't too graphic but the male character's dialogue was straight from a porno. Good short sci-fi-fantasy-erotic-distraction story.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (27315)
    Performance
    (13924)
    Story
    (13972)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "JUST FANTASTIC!"
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    That's really all there is to say. SO WORTH THE CREDIT EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO BUY IT!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35239)
    Performance
    (26288)
    Story
    (26665)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "BETTER BOOK"
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    Okay,it's an unnecessary review because everyone has seen the movie but let me tell you the same thing your friends are saying, THE BOOK (ESPECIALLY ON AUDIBLE) IS BETTER! The only "Ehhh" moments were when two upper teenaged kids were out in the woods or alone in rooms and there was NO intimacy. Author goes a little unrealistically prudish in these areas. Past, present, or future, hormones will rule teenagers!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17344)
    Performance
    (11547)
    Story
    (11439)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "HISTORICAL HARLEQUINY SCI-FI-ish"
    Overall
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    There's a bit of time travel but that's about all the sci-fi this book has to offer. It gets very "Harlequiny" after that. Great build of protagonist and clever build on tbe antagonist, (although I thought the heroine spent an inordinate amount of time getting her tops ripped off) The author REALLY likes the Scotish folk. Good LOOOOOOOOOONG read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Importance of Being Earnest: Free Performance

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 58 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, and others
    Overall
    (1267)
    Performance
    (1124)
    Story
    (1125)

    This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, "that name which inspires absolute confidence." Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.

    Susan says: "So much fun!"
    "LET'S GO TO A PLAY!"
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    This is a very cute romantic-comedy play with a great cast of characters Worth a credit and EVEN MORE AWESOME CUZ ITS FREE!
    THANKS AUDIBLE!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11498)
    Performance
    (10446)
    Story
    (10470)

    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!!"
    "SCREENWRITERS, HERE'S YOUR NEXT BLOCKBUSTER"
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    This was a terrific novel! It would definately make an awesome movie! Great character building and superior suspense. Very skilled narrator. I could visualize every character. The accents were amazing but the "squale's" voice was OUTSTANDING! This is WORTH THE CREDIT!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Reamde

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3721)
    Performance
    (3255)
    Story
    (3292)

    Richard Forthrast created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe - and Richard is at ground zero.

    ShySusan says: "Not perfect, but worth a listen."
    "REVIEW FOR NEGATIVE REVIEWS"
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    Okay, here's my impression for all the negative reviews of this book:

    "This fictional book is so fake. I am a MMO programmer/player and this is so unbelieveable. I am gonna quit reading this fictional book because it's so fictional and I am going back to being an Elf Lord/Galactic Warrior in my totally believable computer game..."

    GIVE ME A FREAKING BREAK!

    This is a GREAT story!!! This is the first book I have read from Stephenson and I enjoyed it tremendously. It has computer game parts and real world travel parts and Russian mobs and Jihad terrorist and survival extremist and families and even romance. The narrator did an AWESOME job at the various accents (Middle Eastern, English, American, Russian, and Chinese) and gender roles. I will have to get some other stories from this author and this narrator!!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18682)
    Performance
    (8546)
    Story
    (8576)

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    David says: "irritatingly engrossing"
    "Second book syndrome"
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    So a writer comes out with a best seller then sometimes the second book drops like a mud brick.
    "Oh here's an idea, Let the bad guy be one of our protagonists' father" That's such a novel approach-(Star Wars)
    Y'know what woulda made this book good:
    Mr. "Sadistic Rapiist tattoo" got all happy about the middle of the book cuz he thought he had got Salenger. I even knew then how he could have nailed her. He never thought he was going to escape her blackmail so why not go to a major crime lord and say, "The next time you put a hit on someone, use my gun (which I know Salenger touched cuz she's always sneaking into my apartment), BUT first you have to kill ME in some sexual overtoned way and leave this "rape" video out to further implicate her."
    But nooooo. Let's go down some inherent analgesic bizarro trail wth this bumbling Goliath who just choses to randomly shoot people and a crippled old man coming out at the end of the story and a head-wounded chick digging her way out of a grave...what the hell...and Bloomquist is still a tool. Salenger is so smart and she can't see perimeter alarms????
    This book is so not worth a place as a "sequel". The characters are so different than in "Tattoo" and the author goes out of his way to be more James Bondish than Kalle Bloomqistish. 'Lisbeth Salenger and Lisalander...did anybody else see that?...mmmm

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Misquoting Jesus

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Richard M. Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1915)
    Performance
    (1103)
    Story
    (1107)

    When world-class biblical scholar Bart Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original languages he was startled to discover the multitude of mistakes and intentional alterations that had been made by earlier translators. In Misquoting Jesus, Ehrman tells the story behind the mistakes and changes that ancient scribes made to the New Testament and shows the great impact they had upon the Bible we use today.

    R. J. Monts says: "a (mostly) balanced discussion"
    "Wrong Title"
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    It does have some interesting information but...

    This work is so repetitively redundant that it could have been done on a pamphlet. One of the authors' favorite lines seems to be "...as we discussed in the previous chapter".

    "Misquoting Jesus"? Where did you get that ambiguous, inaccurate title? VERY LITTLE was discussed about anything that Jesus had to say. Most of the narrative was about scribes who copied the New Testament and the errors that were inserted into the Testament by mistake or on purpose. A good portion of the book also covers the fact that Luke copied, retold, and edited the Gospel of Mark.

    The author repeatedly expresses that "We can't know what the Will of God is unless we know the original texts.". Then he follows that up by repeated telling us that NO original documents exist. In fact, the closest they can get to an original, is from 3 A.D. (Which this author calls "3 C.E.)

    He gives quite a history of the known scribes of the New Testament and their efforts to assemble a canon. He sites one such attempt in an anecdote, with all the critism that it stirred up in the churches only to show that the guy was not successful. But then the author totally skips over the story of William Tinsdale. He also dodges the story of who might have written The Letter to the Hebrews.

    Then at the end, Ehrman seems to do a total 180 and say that everytime we read any book, we can only interpret that book based on our experiences. He cites that, even now in this modern age, with The Bible editions being almost identical to each other, mankind has found a way to have mulitple denominations and forms of worship.

    This narration was fair but not really worth even the sale price, I recommend getting from the library and skimming through it.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Axis

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (755)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (316)

    Lise Adams is a young woman attempting to uncover the mystery of her father's disappearance 10 years earlier. Turk Findley is an ex-sailor and sometimes-drifter. They come together when an infall of cometary dust seeds the planet with tiny remnant Hypothetical machines. Soon, this seemingly hospitable world will become very alien indeed - as the nature of time is once again twisted, by entities unknown.

    John says: "Spin off Axis"
    "Read SPIN first."
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    These aren't easily understood, stand-alone books.

    The narrator needs some energy drink. If you want to fall asleep to a good book this is it. He has the voice of a bored high school science teacher. It seems he sometimes gets his characters mixed up as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whispers

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (97)

    Hilary Thomas knew terror as a child, but never anything like this. "He" is hunting her with a sick desire more terrifying than hatred could ever be. And he is in her house again. He is on the stairs, and he can’t be stopped. Hilary killed him once, and he keeps coming back. Again and again....

    Debbie Foreman says: "Worst book I've ever read"
    "COPYRIGHT DATES PLEASE!"
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    Ugh. This is THE only problem I have with Audible! No copyright dates to let you know when this book was written. I recommend research BEFORE you download.

    This is a very good story if not a bit obvious at times but....

    This book is dated, ...1980. And this is the 3rd book of Koontz. Things like the phone "ringing and ringing and ringing" but a cop and a screenwriter don't have the sense to take it off the hook? Especially when they start making out....mmmm.

    The narrator does amazing voices and splits the characters up distinctively but I, (personal note here) hate when people pronounce their negative contractions like a high school girl. Didn't = did-dunt, couldn't = could-dunt,...

    AND in the third section, about 1/3 of the way in, the recording goes blank for about a minute. Don't know what that was about but I'm calling to get it resolved.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful

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