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  • Bearers of the Black Staff

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (754)
    Performance
    (501)
    Story
    (508)

    Five hundred years have passed since the devastating demon-led war that tore apart the United States, leaving nothing but scorched and poisoned ruins, and nearly exterminating humankind. Those who escaped the carnage and blight were led to sanctuary by the boy savior known as the Hawk - the gypsy morph. In an idyllic valley, its borders warded by powerful magic against the horrors beyond, humans, Elves, and mutants alike found a place they believed would be their home forever.

    gardener97 says: "hard time finishing"
    "Bearers of the Boring Stuff."
    Overall

    I've been a long time fan. No other way to put it..but this book was hard to enjoy. You mull through hoping, pleading that it will get better and sure enough...last chapter is excellent. Excellent enough for you to want more. I liked it better when Terry would write one book = one story. I'm tired of the "to be continued so I can live in Hawaii." If the next one is just as bad, then I'm out.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5017)
    Performance
    (4748)
    Story
    (4734)

    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day.… Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. He doesn’t know the half of it… Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

    D says: "Hold onto your staff; Harry’s back."
    "I love Butcher's titles."
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    What did you love best about Skin Game?

    The dresden files are so fun to read. Butcher is hilarious. Start at the beginning so you can really enjoy this book completely.


    What does James Marsters bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is Dresden...period.


    Any additional comments?

    Great read....keep them coming.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Got The Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Fieldy
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    By all appearances, Fieldy had the life. But he was on the dark path of excess, alienating friends, families, and loved ones, nearly destroying himself and the band. It took an unexpected tragedy to straighten him out: the death of his father, a born-again Christian, to a mysterious illness. Following his father's dying wish, Fieldy found God. Filled with the spirit of his new faith, Fieldy quit drugs and drinking cold turkey, and found the best part of himself.

    Aaron says: "Good story, poor Narrator!"
    "Garfield on drugs."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Fieldy is a natural leader, and you get a intimate preview how his motivation and passion were corrupted by drugs and ego. The book was interesting especially when they were trying to break through (early years). You like Fieldy and then you despise him just as he said we would. The book is an autobiography so nothing should be changed.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    His motivation and passion and the amount of luck they had putting a band together like Korn. His motivation and endurance to make it to the top. Everything was interesting.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by William Dufris?

    Yeah, you have to wonder if Fieldy has a lisp too.


    Any additional comments?

    Good read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Save Me from Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, and Lived to Tell My Story

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Brian "Head" Welch
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (73)

    In February 2005, more than 10,000 people in Bakersfield, California, watched as Brian “Head” Welch—the former lead guitarist of the controversial rock band Korn—was saved by Jesus Christ. The event set off a media frenzy as observers from around the world sought to understand what led this rock star out of the darkness and into the light.

    Matt says: "Awesome memoir! Honest, gripping, challenging!"
    "The light saves another."
    Overall
    Performance
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    If you could sum up Save Me from Myself in three words, what would they be?

    Dark, lost, and then salvation.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Honest, no embellishments.


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

    The prayers that reached him during his darkest hour.


    Any additional comments?

    Inspiring story all for the love of his daughter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jeff Hobbs
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (37)

    When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years, Robert Peace. Robert's life was rough from the beginning in the crime-ridden streets of Newark in the 1980s, with his father in jail and his mother earning less than $15,000 a year. But Robert was a brilliant student, and it was supposed to get easier when he was accepted to Yale, where he studied molecular biochemistry and biophysics.

    karen r. miller says: "Incredible! Could not stop listening...."
    "Tragic waste."
    Overall
    Performance
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    What did you love best about The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace?

    Robert was blessed with a gift. His strength was his sacrifice to others, his weakness was his inability to utilize his gift.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    His mother. She was the one with the most common sense.


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

    Good Will Hunting...sorry already taken.


    Any additional comments?

    Gifted man with a golden ticket who failed to get on the train.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crisscross: A Repairman Jack Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By F. Paul Wilson
    • Narrated By Christopher Price
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (72)

    Repairman Jack is back! Jack can fix any problem, natural or supernatural, for a price. Now, in his next gripping adventure, he takes on two cases at once. The first involves a nun being blackmailed. What’s in those photos, she won’t say, but with her meager savings just about exhausted, she hires Jack to help her. The second: an elderly woman needs Jack to find her missing son. Jack must infiltrate the inner reaches of the Dormentalist Church, a secretive, globe-spanning cult whose members include some of the biggest and most powerful names in entertainment, sports, and politics.

    shelley says: "Repairman Jack doing what he does best"
    "Great series."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Crisscross to be better than the print version?

    The narrator does a great job. Brings depth to the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It ties into "the Keep."


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Rob Lowe
    • Narrated By Rob Lowe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (650)
    Performance
    (599)
    Story
    (597)

    Love Life serves up another delicious selection of intimate stories and observations from Rob Lowe's life, told with humor, warmth, and brutal honesty. After writing his acclaimed debut effort, Lowe felt he had more stories to share and many more friends to introduce. The result is a touching memoir about the business and craft of acting, the pitfalls of success, family, love, and much more.

    russell says: "He did it again"
    "Meh"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I'm not really sure what to say, other than it wasn't as interesting as the first book. He does well as a narrator, but this book was missing the spice of the first book.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Steve Martin
    • Narrated By Steve Martin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2648)
    Performance
    (1252)
    Story
    (1246)

    In the mid-70s, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. Born Standing Up is, in his own words, the story of "why I did stand-up and why I walked away".

    Andrew says: "Fantastic"
    "Great read."
    Overall
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    Where does Born Standing Up rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's about as good as Rob Lowe's book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    He's very grounded, unlike many celebrities.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When his mother died.


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

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (3367)
    Performance
    (3075)
    Story
    (3060)

    From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.

    FanB14 says: "Devout Fan Disappointed"
    "Well....it's David Sedaris..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls? What did you like least?

    Some of the Chapters were very creative and funny.


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Sedaris again?

    No...


    What does David Sedaris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It's almost dry witty stand up, sometimes it's funny.


    Do you think Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. It's arbitrary.


    Any additional comments?

    He's screwed up, but he spends most of his time making fun of other people.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Paper Life

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Tatum O'Neal
    • Narrated By Tatum O'Neal
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (47)

    At age 10, Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history for her performance in the film classic Paper Moon. As the sidekick to her father, Ryan O'Neal, she became a fixture at the most glamorous Hollywood parties and counted celebrities among her childhood friends.

    Deb says: "started out strong, but ended weakly"
    "Poor Tatum"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was a good listen. This girl's life was hard from the time she was three. You feel for her, trying to escape her "genetic" short comings. The abuse is shocking.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tatum. Mostly from her child aged movies.


    What three words best describe Tatum O'Neal’s voice?

    Smokey sass


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Arnold Schwarzenegger
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (652)
    Performance
    (591)
    Story
    (590)

    Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

    Russell says: "Totally Worth It"
    "Partial Recall"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What was most disappointing about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s story?

    He's an egomaniac, and still didn't tell the whole truth.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Stephen Lang and Arnold Schwarzenegger ’s performances?

    NO.


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

    I felt sorry for the people he had hurt.


    Any additional comments?

    He should go and find brigitte nielsen drunk in the park and spend their wrecked lives together.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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