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BRET

Bret

ODESSA, FL, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Twelve: A Novel: The Passage Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (2817)
    Performance
    (2486)
    Story
    (2485)

    In the present day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, is so shattered by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child’s arrival even as society dissolves around her. Kittridge, known to the world as "Last Stand in Denver", has been forced to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the infected, armed but alone and well aware that a tank of gas will get him only so far. April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother safely through a landscape of death and ruin.

    Amanda says: "Expanding The Story In Every Direction"
    "tough to follow.."
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    Any additional comments?

    I'm the first to admit..my attention span can be short. But I've been listening to books on tape/cd for 25 years and I don't recall rewinding so much. I kept thinking I missed something. The story starts/stops in odd places. It's more like several short stories than tied (loosely in some cases) at the end. There a MANY characters and new ones are being introduced even 3/4 through the book. I'm not sure I'll bother with the 3rd..my interest has waned. Maybe if I went back and 're-read' the The Passage it would have helped.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (6260)
    Performance
    (5808)
    Story
    (5827)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "bravo.."
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I recently listened to 'The Shining' and to be honest..I thought it was just ok. For whatever reason I havent' really taken to King's earlier work but I really enjoy his more recent endevors (Dome, 11/22/63..ect). Doctor Sleep brings combines King's story telling
    with Will Patton who may be my favorite 'reader'. I've actually started listening to it a second time and I've only done that once before(and I've been listening for 30 years). The only problem with a work like this is..whatever I listen to next just doesn't seem to hold my interest as much. My mind is still in the Overlook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alas, Babylon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Pat Frank
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3999)
    Performance
    (2966)
    Story
    (2969)

    This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

    Evelyn says: "Excellent listen"
    "perfect combination of story/narraration"
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    Where does Alas, Babylon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    easily in the top 5


    Any additional comments?

    I've been listening to books on 'tape' for 25 years and this has to be one of my favorite listens. Patton's tone and delivery are perfect for the storyline. This was written in the 50's so that has to be taken into consideration..though given the circumstances I'm not sure it would be that much different today. It makes one think about how he/she would handle such an event. If your looking for plenty of action..there are plenty of post-apocalyptic stories that would suit you bettter than this. But if your more interested in how your ordinary people would handle themselves..you won't be disappointed.
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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gideon's Sword

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By John Glover
    Overall
    (1069)
    Performance
    (658)
    Story
    (656)

    At 12, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down. At 24, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. With her last breath, she begged her son to avenge him. Now, with a new purpose in his life, Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful.But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon's special skills.

    James says: "How much disbelief are we expected to suspend?"
    "Excellent.."
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    What made the experience of listening to Gideon's Sword the most enjoyable?

    Preston/Child do it again. Whatever they put together seems to hold me from start to finish. Narration was perfect..paced well and clear.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SecondWorld

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (100)

    Lincoln Miller, an ex-Navy SEAL turned NCIS special agent, is sent to Aquarius, the world’s only sub-oceanic research facility, located off the Florida Keys, to investigate reports of ocean dumping. A week into his stay, strange red flakes descend from the surface. Scores of fish are dead and dying, poisoned by the debris that turns to powder in Miller’s fingers and tastes like blood. Miller heads for the surface, ready to fight whoever is polluting on his watch. But he finds nothing. No ships. No polluters.... No oxygen.

    Madeleine says: "Wonderful Premise"
    "well done"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    Cool story line..the science behind it is interesting. Of course some of it may seem a bit over the top but you would know that if you read the summary. I think my only complaint is..there seems to be a few to many 'only seconds to live' moments. I'm rather used to these (Clive Cussler fan) but it got to the point that I found myself thinking of something other than the story during these 'episodes'. You know the main character isn't going to be removed so it's simply the logistics of how he'll escape. It's numbing after awhile. That being said..it was an enjoyable listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6302)
    Performance
    (5562)
    Story
    (5611)

    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Meaghan says: "My First Completed Stephen King Novel"
    "a tad disappointed"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Stand the most enjoyable?

    Grover does a great job..top notch.


    Any additional comments?

    I read this over 20 years ago..and wish I had left it at that. It was kinda like going back to your old school and everything looks smaller than you remember. It was one of my early books and always one of my favorites. Maybe its' because the story has been redone..or
    more likely I've read so much stuff since then that I have more to compare it to. I think King
    is much better now as well..11/22/63 was one of the absolute best I've listened to..ever. King has stated this isn't one of his favorites and when he said that I was stunned..now I can understand why. Still..a great listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17568)
    Performance
    (15620)
    Story
    (15572)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "wow.."
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I've been listening to books on tape/cd for going on 20 years now..this is easily one of the top performances. I'm not the huge King fan that many here are but this story has something for everyone...ironically maybe not as much for those that enjoy the horror genre. As someone else mentioned..maybe due to the books length I felt like I've returned from a trip (in time I suppose). I used the android app for the first time and found myself listening not just in the car but walking the dog..kayaking..puttering around the shop. King does allow his political leanings show but not nearly so much as in 'Under the Dome

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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