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michael

Locust Grove, GA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Zombie Spaceship Wasteland: A Book by Patton Oswalt

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Patton Oswalt
    • Narrated By Patton Oswalt
    Overall
    (750)
    Performance
    (511)
    Story
    (506)

    Oswalt combines memoir with uproarious humor, from snow forts to Dungeons & Dragons to gifts from Grandma that had to be explained. He remem­bers his teen summers spent working in a movie Cineplex and his early years doing stand-up. Readers are also treated to several graphic elements, includ­ing a vampire tale for the rest of us and some greeting cards with a special touch.

    Arlette says: "It's deep. Deal with it."
    "not that funny"
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    i like patton, he's a funny dude.but this book is not funny and jumps all over the place. maybe i just was in the wrong mood, but i just didnt get much enjoyment out of it

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Rule 34

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (169)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (145)

    Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross takes listeners into the near future for this breathtaking thriller. As head of the Rule 34 Squad, Detective Inspector Liz Kavanaugh keeps a close eye on Internet activity, monitoring whether people are participating in harmless fantasies or engaging in illegal activities. When three criminal spammers are murdered, it’s up to Liz to determine how the victims were connected. If she can’t figure it out, more people will surely die.

    C. Hartmann says: "Wild Ride Picks Up Where "Halting State" Left Off"
    "horrible narration!"
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    The narrator was so bad that i could not finish this book. Which is sad because the story was ok. Its also in third person, which takes getting use to. But i dont care how good the story is, i wanted to stab my ears listening to this dude. The clip i listened to was not bad,thats why i got the book. But 10 min in i regretted buying it

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Until Dark: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (7641)
    Performance
    (4160)
    Story
    (4193)

    Vampires have officially "come out of the coffin", and Miss Sookie can't wait for one to come her way.

    Pamela says: "That Vampire Said ...."
    "Not bad"
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    I was not sure what to expect with this book. I didnt know if it was going to lean more towards the twilight side of vampires lore or more toward the underworld side. Well if I had to pick, I would say twilight, but a little better. Im not that big a fan of twilight. The story was interesting, not Super predictable. It does have kind of a chick flick feel to it guys, so if you are a dude looking for an underworld type vampire story this is not the one for you. Im not saying that there is no action or thrills in it though, because there is. Its just that some parts kind of read like one of those women's sex fantasy books you see with the long haired muscle hunk holding a half naked chick on the cover. The sex parts made me laugh out loud! But that aside, the book was a fun listen.... well that is after I got over the narrators voice, that took some getting use to. Ill give you some advice, listen to the sample of this book before getting it. If you cant handle that bad accent, dont get this book, because it will continue threw out the book. Over all, not a bad story, i enjoyed it. Would i recommend it? yeah, if you really liked twilight and books like that, this one is an enjoyable listen. and if you dont like twilight ( like me) this one is still worth a free credit shot in the dark

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SuperFreakonomics

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
    • Narrated By Stephen J. Dubner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2936)
    Performance
    (1284)
    Story
    (1298)

    SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Can eating kangaroo save the planet? Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else.

    Rich says: "Worth Your Time"
    "Not as good as the podcast, but still good."
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    Don't get me wrong, this book is very interesting. But it falls just short of the podcast that comes out about 2 times a month. Mainly because the podcast has a little bit better production value. But that is really the only beef I had. It is still a very fun listen. I would recommend it to anyone, especially if you are like me, and you like using some of the topics to start fun debates with your friends

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2914)
    Performance
    (2748)
    Story
    (2762)

    Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic....

    Ryan says: "It's about time!"
    "Not bad"
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    Im not a huge star wars fan, but i did enjoy the movies and wanted to know what happens next. the story was ok, not super action packed but it did have some good action parts. the narration was by far the best part of the book and what kept my attention. the music and sound was great, and the narrator had good voice range and an array of voices to mix it up with. they even distorted he voice so that he actually sounded like C3PO. the story kind of dragged in places not too bad. overall i was happy with the book, but i wouldnt listen a 2nd time, once was enough

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
    Overall
    (5535)
    Performance
    (3787)
    Story
    (3797)

    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

    Steve says: "Good but Too Short!"
    "great listen, would recommend to any zombie lover"
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    this was a very well written story. i enjoyed every min of it. the only prob i had and the reason i didnt give it 5 performance stars, is because i really didnt like 2 of the voice actors... but overall the voice work was great! a must listen for any zombie lover

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks...: And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Adam Carolla
    • Narrated By Adam Carolla
    Overall
    (1284)
    Performance
    (759)
    Story
    (756)

    It's a sad and eerie harbinger of our times that the Oprah-watching, crystal-rubbing, Whole Foods-shopping moms and their whipped attorney husbands have taken the ability to reason away from the poor schlub who makes the Bloody Marys. What we used to settle with common sense or a fist, we now settle with hand sanitizer and lawyers. Adam Carolla has had enough of this insanity and he's here to help us get our collective balls back.

    Brett says: "Hilarious Book"
    "better then the actual book"
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    this audio book is more like a 7 hour rant by adam. if you like his podcast, you will love this book! its just like the podcast, but without the guests. its adam in his prime. he even goes on rants that arent in the real book. it was supper fun to listen to, and a must listen for anyone that likes tell it like it is non politically correct humor!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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