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daniel

I am a D-Bag.

Hamlin, WV, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 41 reviews
  • 105 ratings
  • 291 titles in library
  • 28 purchased in 2014
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  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Anne Frank
    • Narrated By Selma Blair
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (436)
    Performance
    (335)
    Story
    (328)

    More than 50 years after its first publication, Doubleday's definitive edition of Anne Frank's famous diary generated an extraordinary amount of excitement when it was published in early 1995. Enthusiastically received by critics and readers alike, it reigned for nine weeks on The New York Times best seller list and will remain for all time the version that millions of readers will cherish.

    Cynthianna says: "First review I've written - Had to write it"
    "Great but...."
    Overall

    Another stupid foreword. I hate forewords, why does every half wit with a degree and a pen think they need to write them for great books. If you have never heard of this book then skip the foreword for sure. On second thought skip it anyway. As for the story its hard to believe that a teenage girl wrote this nearly eighty years ago. I didn't realize girls even knew what sex was back then. Great book, lousy FOREWORD.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Little Children

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Tom Perrotta
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (110)

    Tom Perrotta's thirtysomething parents of young children are a varied and surprising bunch. There's Todd, the handsome stay-at-home dad dubbed "The Prom King" by the moms of the playground; Sarah, a lapsed feminist with a bisexual past, who seems to have stumbled into a traditional marriage; Richard, Sarah's husband, who has found himself more and more involved with a fantasy life on the Internet than with the flesh and blood in his own house; and Mary Ann, who thinks she has it all figured out.

    Ashley says: "Distracting..."
    "God these people suck, and I enjoyed them."
    Overall
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    You ever hang around someone because they make you feel better about yourself. Well that's this book in a nut shell. Cheating spouses, a loser cop, soccer moms who have sex on a schedule, grow men killing each other playing in a tackle football league no one cares about and a fat child molester. What a crew of losers. Great story and I loved the ending. This author does not apologize for his characters or his writing. One of my favs. Check out his LEFTOVER series on HBO or Showtime cant remember which its worth the time also.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (51 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By George R. R. Martin, Claudia Black, Mark Bramhall, and others
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (177)

    Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by Time magazine, number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for listeners: a compendium of his shorter works, collected into two stunning volumes, that offers fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master.

    Maliboo says: "Contents"
    "Good, Bad and ehh"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    There is something for everyone here. I really liked the Sand Kings and the stories of the genetic animal space stuff. I also liked the religion stories and the odd twists it takes in space and in the future. But I hated the hard science stuff. I could care less about a lot of the stories. All but one of the horror stories where good. Can't complain.

    The parts read by Martian are also good but god what a geek this guy is. I could just see him getting his @ss kicked all over school as a kid.
    Even though I skipped a dozen or so storys at 50 plus hours I still found it well worth the credit.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Roots: The Saga of an American Family

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Alex Haley
    • Narrated By Avery Brooks
    Overall
    (2230)
    Performance
    (1320)
    Story
    (1339)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: A masterpiece like none other, Brooks’ powerful performance of Haley’s words has been known to leave listeners in tears. It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree.

    Kevin says: "Powerful"
    "Great but listen with head phones"
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    I love listening to audio books as I drive the WV roads delivering mail up and down the back roads. I have listened to 100s of books in my car slinging peoples junk mail. I love to start work get so engrossed in the story I forget even doing the work. (sometimes I even get the mail in the right box)

    And a story like this is no exception. This is great novel and a great listen as you follow four gens out of Africa to freedom and this is where the catch is...... The N word is used about a thousand times. Really no joke. Here I am driving and working delivering electric bill and finger hut flyers and this black voice is dropping N-BOMBS out of my cars speakers every five minutes.

    So listen to this alone or with people who understand the artistic use of the word.

    0 of 0 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
    (5893)
    Performance
    (5498)
    Story
    (5501)

    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.

    Joyce says: "Love this style of King!!!"
    "The King has truely fell"
    Overall
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    Once a great writer of horror. He would weave story and character flawlessly. I couldnt wait till his next book came out. No more, I am done waiting on his crap. Mr. Mercedes is a joke no depth at all. Characters are flat and as boring as the story. Very original, King a retired drunken cop forced out of retirement to hunt down a serial killer. I hate you Mr. King, you have become a hack and wasted your talent. By the way Will Patton is one of the best readers maybe he should pick his material better.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Snowblind

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Christopher Golden
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (131)

    In Christopher Golden’s first horror novel in more than a decade - a work reminiscent of early Stephen King - Snowblind updates the ghost story for the modern age. The small New England town of Coventry had weathered 1,000 blizzards...but never one like this, where people wandered into the whiteout and vanished. Families were torn apart, and the town would never be the same. Now, as a new storm approaches 12 years later, the folks of Coventry are haunted by the memories of that dreadful blizzard and those who were lost in the snow.

    Cheryl says: "Overwrought"
    "trying to hard"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Boring jump around to much. writer tries way to hard to be cute. I'd skip this crap.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 1Q84

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
    • Narrated By Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4264)
    Performance
    (3726)
    Story
    (3695)

    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

    A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

    Dr. says: "Slow, Strange, and (ultimately) Satisfying"
    "long long"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Its long. Very long but worth a listen. Not a huge pay off but interesting. This novel was actually a few novels in japan. I would suggest breaking it up and listening to something in between books. Weird but relaxing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil All the Time

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Donald Ray Pollock
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (158)

    Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia, The Devil All the Time follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s. There’s Willard Russell, tormented veteran of the carnage in the South Pacific, who can’t save his beautiful wife, Charlotte, from an agonizing death by cancer no matter how much sacrifi­cial blood he pours on his “prayer log.”

    Kathy says: "WOW What a FIND!"
    "dark, gritty, awesome"
    Overall
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    This is the kind of book that never gets written because people want sunshine and happy endings. What ever happened to these kind of books. I recommend this all the way to people who want to listen to the raw dark under belly of America.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Joyland

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Michael Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3286)
    Performance
    (3034)
    Story
    (3035)

    Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. Joyland is a brand-new novel and has never previously been published.

    Cozy Reader says: "The sweest and creepiest coming of age story!"
    "Good and Bad News"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The bad news its official King has lost his edge. This about his fifth book in so many years that have been weak for him. The do gooder hero in this book kind of gets old. I miss Kings flawed characters.

    The good news is an average Kings story is still better the most peoples best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Demons in the Spring

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Joe Meno
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Demons in the Spring is a collection of 20 short stories by Joe Meno, author of the smash hits The Boy Detective Fails and Hairstyles of the Damned. In these stories, oddly modern moments occur in the most familiar of public places.

    Chris says: "Weird...very weird!"
    "bad title good storys"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Dont get if you are excepting horror story's. This a collection of odd story's like kafka. Pretty decent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Daylight War: The Demon Cycle, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    Overall
    (1493)
    Performance
    (1371)
    Story
    (1381)

    In this heart-stopping installment of the Demon Cycle, humanity continues to struggle against the demon plague - even as survivors hold out hope that the Deliverer will save them all. On the night of the new moon, the demons rise in force, seeking the deaths of two men, both of whom have the potential to become the fabled Deliverer, the man prophesied to reunite the scattered remnants of humanity in a final push to destroy the demon corelings once and for all.

    Joe says: "Can't Believe Audible Didn't Announce The Release."
    "quit whining"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book is just fine as good as the other two. The author hasn't changed his style at all. He always wrote long flashbacks to reveal character. The whole series is based on that. The same people who whine about the cliff hangers and the long time between book releases praise the Fat Mans Fire and Ice series and he does the same thing.

    I don't care for Bradbury style. He's got a good raspy voice but he over acts stressing the Dudley do right aspects of the character. Come to think about it that's one part of Brett's writing I hate is his characters kissing each others butts to much. Stop talking about how great each persons actions are Brett and let your writing stand for itself.

    He should take a page out of the Fat Mans writing and knock off the self thought about every frigging thing they do.

    Danny writes the review and tries to decide what the people think about his review. Maybe he was to hard on the people. He should be more like Brett's characters and express his love of the author, readers and narrator. Danny hopes he didn't offend anyone but he was abused by a fat farmer who let his mother die. Danny could give a crap less.

    See my point.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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