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  • The Whiskey Rebellion

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By William Hogeland
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (213)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (52)

    A gripping and provocative tale of violence, alcohol, and taxes, The Whiskey Rebellion pits President George Washington and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton against angry, armed settlers across the Appalachians. Unearthing a pungent segment of early American history long ignored by historians, William Hogeland brings to startling life the rebellion that decisively contributed to the establishment of federal authority.

    Kismet says: "Great story and narration"
    "Snoozer"
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    What disappointed you about The Whiskey Rebellion?

    A textbook would be more interesting to read than this book. Don't buy.


    What was most disappointing about William Hogeland’s story?

    Dry & Boring


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2155)
    Performance
    (2033)
    Story
    (2029)

    In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

    Marci says: "King and Patton create a winning combo"
    "Horribly boring"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Stephen King has really lost his touch. I've listened to a few of his recent books and didn't finish them. Got my credits back. The Long Walk was ok but nothing like his past books. I miss the REAL Stephen King and vow to not waste a credit on his books again. It's too bad too. He was one of my favorite authors.


    Has Mr. Mercedes turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yep


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Boorrrriiinnnggggg


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None at all


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste a credit or your time

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Onion Field

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (123)

    Hollywood. Saturday night. A broken taillight leads to a routine traffic stop. It shouldn’t have changed the lives of the four men involved, but it did. The Onion Field is the frighteningly true story of a fatal collision of destinies that would lead two young cops and two young robbers to a deserted field on the outskirts of Los Angeles, towards a bizarre execution and its terrible aftermath.

    Avalon says: "Haunting"
    "Terrible!"
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    What disappointed you about The Onion Field?

    Sooooo boring and the narrator put me to sleep


    Any additional comments?

    I can't believe they made this book in to a movie

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 'Til Death Do Us Part: Zombie Fallout, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1210)
    Performance
    (1145)
    Story
    (1152)

    BT, Gary, and Mrs. Deneaux race to the Talbot compound in a desperate bid to turn the tides of a lost war. Is Michael dead? This is the question plaguing the Talbots as they prepare for the final showdown with a merciless enemy hell-bent on their absolute destruction.

    Teddy says: "Series Back on Track"
    "Can't wait for book 7"
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    What did you love best about 'Til Death Do Us Part?

    The narrator


    What did you like best about this story?

    The entire series keeps you captivated


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Visualizing Mike in a foil hat


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

    Mike arriving home


    Any additional comments?

    Very funny while being exciting and drama filled

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Road Blues: The Pine Deep Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (624)
    Performance
    (561)
    Story
    (559)

    The cozy little town of Pine Deep buried the horrors of its past a long time ago. Thirty years have gone by since the darkness descended and the Black Harvest began, a time when a serial killer sheared a bloody swath through the quiet Pennsylvania village. The evil that once coursed through Pine Deep has been replaced by cheerful tourists getting ready to enjoy the country’s largest Halloween celebration in what is now called “The Spookiest Town in America.”

    Kathleen says: "Love Joe Ledger Series? Avoid This Trainwreck."
    "Horrible narration"
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    Would you try another book from Jonathan Maberry and/or Tom Weiner?

    Not sure, I only listened to a couple chapters because i couldn't get past the monotone narrator


    Has Ghost Road Blues turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Tom Weiner’s performances?

    Absolutely not!!!


    What character would you cut from Ghost Road Blues?

    The narrator


    Any additional comments?

    Do not waste your money or credits. I'm requesting my credit to be returned since I could only tolerate a couple of chapters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13112)
    Performance
    (5556)
    Story
    (5622)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "A future classic"
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    If you could sum up Water for Elephants in three words, what would they be?

    Touching, funny, beautiful


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jacob who through his story teaches we never have to stop dreaming and pursuing our dreams


    What does David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The best narrators I've ever heard


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    A must must must read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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