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lbh

Salt Lake City, UT United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Stone Cold Bastards

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jake Bible
    • Narrated By Jeff Hays
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
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    (50)
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    (50)

    Only a rag-tag team of gargoyles stands between humanity and extinction. Hell has released its ravening horde of demons, leaving most of humanity a puke-spewing, head-spinning mess of possession. Humanity's last hope? A team of misfit gargoyles - including a cigar chomping, hard-ass grotesque - come alive and ready for battle during the End of Days. They guard the last cathedral-turned-sanctuary atop a bald knoll in the North Carolina mountains.

    Natalie @ ABookLoversLife says: "Gargoyles!!!"
    "Grotesques and Gargoyles to the rescue!"
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    I received a copy of an audible version of this book from Jeff Hayes, the narrator and I'll definitely be looking for his books in the future! The gates of hell have opened and the Gargoyles and the Grotesques have awakened to protect the last of mankind. Our heros are guarding and protecting the last of mankind in a sanctuary, protected by magic. This is not to be missed if you like end of the world stories and are sick and tired of zombies! I started this book in the morning, and finished this afternoon while doing yard work. That's the great thing about an audible book, you don't have to stand still to listen. The story was great, the narration superb! Each character was given his own voice, his own individual personality. Stellar performance. Don't miss the book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Locke & Key

    • ORIGINAL (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
    • Narrated By Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Mulgrew, and others
    Overall
    (6234)
    Performance
    (5829)
    Story
    (5816)

    Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill (NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "I am a Huge Joe Hill Fan"
    "Disappointed"
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    I bought the audio performance. It was difficult to follow the dialogue. Some characters mumbled, they talked over each other, the action sequences were just a bunch of crashing and screaming and loud noises. When it was over you had no idea what had happened. Who was hurt? Why? How? Never explained. I will never invest in a performance again. Very disappointed!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Fold

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27928)
    Performance
    (26039)
    Story
    (26001)

    The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Star Trek: Q-Squared"
    "I'm a Peter Clines Fan"
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    I was introduced to Peter Clines through his "ex" books and I enjoyed every one. They were fun, well done, but not fantastic. Then I read 14 and Fold and I was a convert. The story flows rapidly and pulls you in. The narrator is wonderful. I hope Mr. Clines continues in this vein - he has a fan (as does Ray Porter)!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Koban Universe 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stephen W. Bennett
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (395)
    Performance
    (357)
    Story
    (358)

    Here are four stories derived from the same universe as the Koban series. Listening to the series is not required to understand and enjoy these stand-alone tales.Australian Krall: A fully gene-enhanced Kobani woman finds herself trapped in total darkness and underground, pursued by hundreds of slavering, semi-sentient, maniacally aggressive, and hungry aliens. Walk with her on the dark side!

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom"
    "The Koban universe is spectacular!"
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    I've read all of Mr. Bennett's Koban books, and then listened to them on Audible recordings. I can't say which is better. They are both fantastic. I'm currently listening to the Koban: Universe 2 and am inpatient for book 7 in the regular Koban series. Great work Mr. Bennett. I love the world you have built!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Amazon Code: Harvey Bennett Thrillers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Nick Thacker
    • Narrated By Mike Vendetti
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    When her company discovers a hidden message in the dreaming brains of her subjects, Dr. Amanda Meron unknowingly invites disaster onto her company. She enlists the help of some old friends to find out what the clues are pointing her toward, but they seem to be pointing her to one of the most remote places on the planet: the Amazon rainforest. When Harvey "Ben" Bennett gets a hint that the nefarious organization he's been searching for has turned up in Brazil, he and his girlfriend Juliette Richardson race to the jungle.

    Sue Wilson says: "the Amazon code"
    "Great story, less great narration"
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    What did you love best about The Amazon Code?

    I loved this book! It's exciting, unpredictable and an incredible version of the Lost City of Gold. The characters are fleshed out and you can really relate to both the good guys and most of the bad guys. Excellent follow up to Enigma Strain. I'll continue to follow Mr. Thacker. I think the comparison to James Rollins is apt. The only downside to the book was the narration. Mr. Vendetti didn't throw me completely out of the book, but it was annoying. It sounded like he was reading the story for the first time and had no idea when to take a breathe. I was working in my yard raking leaves, so I didn't have the option to switch back to the book, so I stayed with it. But when I was able, I switched off the narration. I am not a fan of Mr. Vendetti's narration and will try to avoid his books in the future.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beckoning Souls: A Psychological Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By J.R. Tate
    • Narrated By Aaron Clawitter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    Nathan Gallagher doesn't believe in ghosts. As a fireman, he's seen his share of dead people, but they never spoke to him before - until now. His marriage is great, and his relationship with his son is strong, but Nathan is sure that if he tells his family that he's seeing ghosts, it is a quick ticket to a padded room and a straightjacket.

    lbh says: "Almost quit reading the narrator was so poor"
    "Almost quit reading the narrator was so poor"
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    This book was an incredible story, but the narration ruined it for me. I almost just bought the book and quit the narration it was so poor. Absolutely no vocal character, very sing-song and boring. I have never given a poor review based on the narration, but this was simply awful! This is a narrator I will never, never, purchase again!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Swan Song

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    Overall
    (6276)
    Performance
    (5603)
    Story
    (5641)

    Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

    Amanda H. says: "Simply an Amazing Story"
    "Don't miss out on this book!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Swan Song to be better than the print version?

    I read Swan Song years ago when it was first released. For some reason, Stephen King's book, The Stand, got all the attention at the time. Don't get me wrong, I loved The Stand, but Swan Song deserved more attention, and I would love to see this story brought to film! Anyway, as you might suspect, Swan Song revolves around the good and the bad following a nuclear holocaust. The story in print, or book form, is wonderful. But I have to say that Tom Stechschulte really brought the story to life for me. Don't miss the chance to hear this story told by someone that really conveys the story and characters. I'll definitely be looking for other books he's recorded. It was wonderful.


    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
    (34846)
    Performance
    (32256)
    Story
    (32269)

    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.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Don't Get Killed By This Place"
    "This is an outstanding read!"
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    What did you love best about 14?

    Mr. Porter's narration was spot on and led you along on this mysterious ride through the entire story. When finished, I immediately sought out the sequel. Don't miss this audible read. It is outstanding!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Federation Forged in Fire: Koban Volume 5

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Stephen W Bennett
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1036)
    Performance
    (943)
    Story
    (945)

    When the enemy discovers their hidden home, Mirikami is forced to lead 117 Kobani ships in a desperate attack against 3,000 Krall ships and uncounted warriors. Armed with a 22,000-year-old computer virus, and sheer courage, they must disable every enemy ship and weapon. The last time this tactic was tried against them, the Krall eradicated the entire Olt'kitapi civilization.

    bluestategirl says: "FANTASTIC! (And Book 6 is on it's way to Audible!)"
    "The Koban series should not be missed!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Federation Forged in Fire to be better than the print version?

    I can't say that Forged in Fire is better than the printed version, just a different perspective. I always read a book in print before listening to one on audible. Eric Summerer brings the book to life again. I listen in the car, listen while gardening or cleaning, and if I can stop listening long enough, it's very relaxing. I absolutely love both reading and listening to the Stephen Bennett Koban series and look forward to each addition.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course, I particularly like Mirikami, but my favorite characters are the Rippers. Mr. Bennett has given each a personality and a back story. We learn of their mother from the first book when she gets trapped in the human camp behind an electrified fence while she pregnant with two cubs. Fantastic read. Not to be missed.


    Which character – as performed by Eric Michael Summerer – was your favorite?

    Mr. Summerer gives all of the character an extra element. He is somehow able to breathe new life into each character - never distracting, only contributing to the character's personality.


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

    Don't see the movie without reading and listening to the Koban series first!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Faithful

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By S. M. Freedman
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1202)
    Performance
    (1078)
    Story
    (1085)

    FBI agent Josh Metcalf believes he has uncovered a decades-long conspiracy involving missing children. His obsession has led him to compile hundreds of cases. All involve children rumored to have psychic abilities - and all have no witnesses, no leads, and no resolution.

    Anne says: "Bad on a cracker"
    "Fantastic!"
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    Would you listen to The Faithful again? Why?

    I will definitely read The Faithful again. Just as soon as the sequel is published! Great story. The villains were properly villainous and occasionally you couldn't tell whom to trust. Exciting, with many twists and turns. I want to know what happened to the Sheriff!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Without giving anything away, I guess the rescue at the farm.


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

    Can we be saved?


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste time considering! Buy this book!

    61 of 77 people found this review helpful

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