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  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    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!"
    "I never really got the point."
    What made the experience of listening to Gone Girl the most enjoyable?

    The narrators did excellent jobs.

    Would you be willing to try another book from Gillian Flynn? Why or why not?

    I'd probably check it out of the library rather than buying it.

    Which scene was your favorite?

    ~ ~ ~

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

    During the third part of the book, I skipped to the next chapter, listened a few minutes, then skipped to the next, and so on. I don't think I missed much.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Drunk: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse... One Beer at a Time

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Richard Johnson
    • Narrated By Neil Hellegers

    Charlie Campbell was your average, balding, thirty-year-old alcoholic with a dead-end job and a penchant for shambling through life one mistake after another. However, none of that mattered following the sudden arrival of a mysterious sickness that brought with it infected mobs of zombie-like creatures thirsting for the flesh of the living. Trapped in a Chicago apartment the morning after a raucous bachelor party, Charlie and his old fraternity buddies must battle for survival against the cannibalistic horde, a military invasion and their own rampant stupidity.

    Chuck says: "Very Nearly Perfect"
    "If you like frat boy humor ~"

    and potty-mouth dialogue, you might enjoy this book. I don't and I didn't enjoy it. I finally realized there wan't a single character I liked and gave up on it getting any more interesting.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Days: Apocalypse Z, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Manel Loureiro
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The end of the world has come not with a bang or a whimper, but with the guttural snarl of walking corpses hungry for human flesh. The "lucky" survivors flee an unstoppable virus spreading death and societal collapse across the globe. As the rules of civilization crumble, a lawyer, a pilot, and a nurse become comrades-in-arms in the fight against extinction. But not every enemy wears a rotting face, and anyone who doesn’t have your back just might have your head. Humankind’s twilight is at hand, and these are indeed...dark days.

    Michael Oberhardt says: "Long Live Lucullus!"
    "So disappointed ~"

    After waiting and waiting for this book, I am disappointed in both the quality of the writing and of the story. The second half of the book seemed as if it were from another, much less qualified, writer, who seemed to think that variations of the "f" word made compelling reading.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • In the After

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Demitria Lunetta
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Amy is watching TV when the world is attacked by Them. Most of the population is overtaken, but Amy manages to survive - and even rescue "Baby" a toddler she finds in an abandoned supermarket. Then, after years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope, a colony of survivors living in a former government research compound. While at first the colony seems like a dream, with plenty of food, safety, and shelter, New Hope slowly reveals that it is far from ideal. And Amy soon realizes that unless things change, she'll lose Baby - and much more.

    Kim Venatries says: "Riveting New Series"
    "Very different post-apocalypse fiction"

    Interesting story. After the first section, the second takes a sharp change in direction while maintaining the suspense.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Timothy Egan
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan put the environmental disaster of the Dust Bowl at the center of a rich history, told through characters he brought to indelible life. Now he performs the same alchemy with The Big Burn, the largest-ever forest fire in America, a tragedy that cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy.

    P. Bergh says: "A fascinating history of early Forest Service"
    "Interesting, compelling read"
    Would you listen to The Big Burn again? Why?

    Absolutely. It held my interest.

    What did you like best about this story?

    I learned lots of history I had not known. I began to understand that the political shenanigans of today are nothing new, just better publicized.

    Which character – as performed by Robertson Dean – was your favorite?


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

    No. I listened to it whenever I was in the car.

    Any additional comments?

    I've now read or listened to 2 of Timothy Egan's book. He makes the past into such an engaging story that I plan to read or listen to more of his work.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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