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Marcus

Columbus, NE, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 12 reviews
  • 12 ratings
  • 35 titles in library
  • 3 purchased in 2014
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  • Who's Your Caddy?: Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Rick Reilly
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (61)

    Rick Reilly has been a senior sports writer for Sports Illustrated for the past 17 years, and has been named "Sports Writer of The Year" seven times. Now, he pokes his nose into the world of golf. How does he do it? By caddying ("looping") for top players, celebrities, and some really bad run-of-the-mill golfers, Reilly gains insight into the minds of golfers, their winning or less-than-winning ways, and what they actually mutter when they're in the middle of play.

    Patrick says: "Absolutely Friggin' Hilarious!!!"
    "4 star for golfers, 3 star for none"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    Performance was decent. The Best Reilly book is the Best of Reilly, no pun intended. But this is easily his 2nd best, I've read them all. Whether you're a golfer or not, you'll know many of the people in this book and find their stories intriguing. If you're a golfer, you'll love many of the golf tips in this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shaq Uncut: My Story

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Shaquille O'Neal, Jackie MacMullan
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    Superman. Diesel. The Big Aristotle. Shaq Fu. The Big Daddy. The Big Shaqtus. Wilt Chamberneezy. The Real Deal. The Big Shamrock. Shaq.... From growing up in difficult circumstances and getting cut from his high-school basketball team to his larger-than-life basketball career, Shaquille O'Neal lays it all out in Shaq Uncut: My Story.

    Philip says: "The Truth about Shaq."
    "Most comical biography ever"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    Hilarious, reader sounds like Shaq, even when he's being sarcastic. He brags, he criticizes himself, and very professionally talks about his relationships with teammates. Very honest, Fantastic book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2272)
    Performance
    (966)
    Story
    (957)

    Over the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has become the most gifted and influential journalist in America. In The New Yorker, his writings are such must-reads that the magazine charges advertisers significantly more money for ads that run within his articles. With his #1 best sellers, The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers, he has reached millions of readers. And now the very best and most famous of his New Yorker pieces are collected in a brilliant and provocative anthology.

    Rudi says: "Not Gladwell's best - and a recording problem"
    "Terribly Read"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    Would never buy a book read by this author- his voice puts you to sleep and takes away from any story being interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Open: An Autobiography

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Andre Agassi
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (41)

    From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. Never before has the inner game of tennis and the outer game of fame been so precisely limned.

    Victor says: "Great listen, get the full version."
    "Awesome Book for Non Tennis Fans"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    This book is not for tennis lovers. Andre hates tennis, as many college players do. Tennis is the one sport more than any other that burns out more athletes than any other- which is sad because it's a lifetime sport. This novel is brilliantly sad but more so highly entertaining. So much about Andre that is absolutely fascinating. Tennis fan/player or not, this novel is amazing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Assholes Finish First

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tucker Max
    • Narrated By Tucker Max
    Overall
    (291)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (189)

    What do you do after you write a #1 best-selling book about your drunken, sexual misadventures that makes you rich and famous? Celebrate by getting more drunk and having insane amounts of sex, obviously. And pretty soon you've got another f-ing book on your hands. Stuffed full of ridiculous stories of bad decisions, debauchery, and sexual recklessness, Assholes Finish First starts where I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell left off, then proceeds to "some next-level shit."

    Michael says: "Tucker is an a-hole from start to finish"
    "Tucker, Hire Someone To Read For You"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Assholes Finish First the most enjoyable?

    Hilarious, if you like drunk/clever humor, this is for you, if you don't, you're the reason this book is so damn funny.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Tucker Max?

    No, unless he wrote it.


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

    No, way too funny. Laughed so hard many times I had to pause it.


    Any additional comments?

    Tucker needs to never read his own books again, he gets women because he's clever, but his voice is not at all what you pictured. I read the first book and got this on Audible and wow, he's delivery, no sarcastic tones when he's obviously kidding, his yelling was more like loud talking and when he describes people, he doesn't seem excited nor ticked off. He's obviously really good at expressing himself drunk, I wish he would have performed this drunk.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Testament

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1516)
    Performance
    (586)
    Story
    (594)

    Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. His potential heirs, to no one's surprise - especially Troy's - are circling like vultures. But Troy shocks them all when he leaves his fortune to an estranged, illegitimate daughter.

    Richard says: "Best Grisham Ever"
    "Incredibly boring 95% of the time"
    Overall
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    What was most disappointing about John Grisham’s story?

    5% of the time at most this book was entertaining and it was always after a really boring part. This book could have been written in 10 chapters and it would have been better because it would have been a quick read with a decent story.


    What aspect of Frank Muller’s performance would you have changed?

    Nothing he did great and was the only reason I finished it.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Testament?

    90% of them. So many pointless details and way way way too many characters.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very unique lawyer story which extremely rare circumstances but my lord it was long, boring and has a ton of unnecessary details. Read the wikipedia summary of this book and you'll know everything you'll need to know/you'll remember.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Client

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Blair Brown
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (33)

    This is the story of 11-year-old Mark Sway, who witnessed the bizarre suicide of a New Orleans attorney. Just before he dies, the lawyer tells Mark a deadly secret. The police, the federal prosecutor, and the FBI pressure Mark to tell them the attorney's last words, but Mark knows that with the mob watching his every move, revealing his secret will almost surely get him killed.

    Henry says: "The Client"
    "Easily Made Into a Movie"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    This book could obviously be made into a movie. A ton of pointless details, a ton. Although the best courtroom scenes in this book were somehow the ones that they left out of the movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Dirk Hayhurst
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (47)

    Upon its release, The Bullpen Gospels was a direct hit to the New York Times best seller list. With comparisons to Jim Boutons’s Ball Four, The Bullpen Gospels is slated to be a classic of the genre.

    Todd says: "Outstanding book very well written"
    "For Baseball Players Only"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    As far as kangaroo court is concerned, this book is hilarious. Outside of that, this book is awful. Every story in this book is page turner, except for the kangaroo court stories and the few quick funny stories the players share. Must be a baseball fan/player to understand/like this book.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Bleachers

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By John Grisham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (403)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (82)

    High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was the best quarterback to play for the Messina Spartans. 15 years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into a football dynasty. Now, as Coach Rake's "boys" sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old games, relive the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake – or hate him.

    Patti says: "Great listen!"
    "High School Football Players- Read it"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    Different from any other book Grisham has ever wrote, yet still brings you into the heart of the story. Anyone who loves football can relate to this book, might not love it, but can definitely relate and relive old memories. I didn't play high school football but am a huge college football fan so I loved this book but am not going to rate is high because if you don't like football but love Grisham, you probably won't like book, but you'll probably be glad you read it to get into the mind of how football people think.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shack

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Wm. Paul Young
    • Narrated By Roger Mueller
    Overall
    (4012)
    Performance
    (1647)
    Story
    (1695)

    Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.

    Renato says: "much more than I expected"
    "Read it without knowing anything- best way to go"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    This book is one of those books where you wish you didn't read any comments, reviews or even the back of it. Open or start listening to this book, and you'll never put it down. The first few chapters are a little slow, but pay attention because they are crucial. And they probably aren't as slow as a ton of other books that get good later, but this book is absolutely amazing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unwind

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Neal Shusterman
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    Overall
    (847)
    Performance
    (711)
    Story
    (711)

    Conner's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

    SoCalBonnie says: "It won me over completely"
    "Wish I Had Time To Read It Again"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    One of the most creative non bias books in years. Extremely different in a good way. If you've forgotten what it's like to be a teenager, whatever type of rebellion you did when you were younger, this makes you feel like saint because of how rebellious these kids are. The guts, courage and will power pulls you into their lives, in a futuristic setting?! Yes, and that's not easy to do. Props to the author for a fantastic read/listen. My only complaint is that I wish I would have read it instead of listened to it, the authors voice gave me descriptions that were good but reading those words I might seen something different.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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