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Eddie Frierson

Eddie is a professional actor, writer and voice-over artist perhaps best known for his universally acclaimed solo play, MATTY: AN EVENING WITH CHRISTY MATHEWSON.

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  • The Devil in the White City

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Erik Larson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4433)
    Performance
    (2127)
    Story
    (2152)

    In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

    D says: "A Rich Read!"
    "FASCINATING!"
    Overall

    As with most of the online reviews, I concur that this is a tale of two tales ... either one of which stands on its own --- and COULD be published separately. The story of murder surrounded by the world's fair ... utterly fascinating. I want to find out more about HH Holmes AND the fair ... and after reading this complete account on both ... that is saying something. Highly recommended! And the narration is just right. Scott Brick sounds very much like Edward Hermann and has the same enjoyable tones and inflections in his reading.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (292)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (261)

    "You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely," notes Jack Reacher - and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA. Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott - an American marksman gone bad - is one of them...

    Jeffrey says: "Lee and Dick seem tired"
    "Mr. Hill the wrong "REACHER" for me ..."
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    Some of the reviews here have been unfair to Dick Hill as if he somehow is an awful narrator, old and tired. My opinion has just always been --- he is the wrong voice for Jack Reacher. The publisher and perhaps Lee Child disagree. And in the Reacher books NOT written in the "first person" I think Dick is fine. But in books like this, narrated "BY Reacher" --- it is just never going to ring true for me.

    And the editor and engineer (did Dick record and edit this on his own?) did not do the audiobook a service as the "old and tired" comments may be more aimed at the CONSTANT dry mouth lip smacks and pop sounds than the actual narration. Incredibly annoying and grating to listen to --- perpetually in this book. At times it made it seem like Dick was missing his back teeth. Yeah. That bad. And probably why there are so many "old voice" comments. A glass of water or a lemon for Mr. Hill would have helped this entire book out immensely.

    That said, whenever I have listened to Mr. Hill when it is NOT a Reacher book I have enjoyed his work. He is a talented narrator so nothing against him personally or his work. He will just never be Reacher for me and that probably goes to Lee Child's fantastic characterization. Reacher is a character SPECIFIC to EVERY reader's imagination. That is why in the movie (even though there is never reference to his size --- a crucial character plot point) Tom Cruise, as entertaining as it was, could NEVER be Reacher because that character needs to be someone more in the tall studly vein like, say, a Hugh Jackman. But, for narration, almost anyone would be better --- perhaps a Michael McConnohie type.

    Anyway, as a Reacher fan I will always enjoy these books and will recommend them. But I cannot recommend, ever, Dick Hill as the "voice of Reacher." Just not for me.

    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
    (4164)
    Performance
    (3890)
    Story
    (3904)

    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!!!"
    "Will Patton has been MUCH better ..."
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    I want to start this off by saying I am a fan, USUALLY, of Will Patton's narration. And if he ever reads this review I buffer it by saying that this is MY OPINION of THIS BOOK only. He is usually consistent with a narrator voice ... but he was killing me in this one.

    The story is interesting. The characters are interesting. He captures each.

    But my problem with this audiobook is the narration BETWEEN all the characters and maybe this is just me but it grated on me throughout this book and drove me crazy. Most of the reviews here give 5 stars on performance and I'm tempted to give one but ...

    Mr. Patton CHANGES the narrative voice throughout. When he is our main hero he is dull and old and lethargic and hard to listen to. When he is our BAD GUY --- this is the voice that I THINK he should have used throughout to "narrate" and then use his terrific characterizations for dialogue. OR just his "normal" voice.

    But each half chapter the "narrator voice" became our old retired detective, then our young bad guy, then the hot female character ... AND IT DROVE ME NUTS!

    It did not destroy the story for me but, especially early, it made me want to go to sleep and stop and give up on the book. I am glad I did not (it helped to play it at 1.5 speed) but the doldrums of the old, tired, scratchy, suicidal detective was enough to make me shove my player through my own brains.

    Hoping he never makes a choice like this again. When it is not first person narration there is NO NEED to muddy up the works with a different character voice --- OR IF YOU DO remain consistent throughout. This was as annoying as it could possibly get for me. And, again, Will, I'm a fan. But your editor should have told you (again, just my opinion) this was a bad choice for this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MIND BOGGLING & unBOGGLING: A 'Driver's Manual' for the Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Ed Frierson Ph.D., Bob Frierson M.B.A.
    • Narrated By Eddie Frierson
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    We call the process "mind boggling". New brain-mind research is here presented in quick idea "gulps", which focus the eyes (brain) and release the mind.

    Followed sequentially, this "Driver's Manual for the Mind" takes you on an inner self-guided tour. Your hidden, true potential comes into view.You learn to actually change your brain's structure and function...on purpose!

    This Driver's Manual leads you to a new "high way". You learn how to create a future that was previously unthinkable. Mental debris is avoided. That is, you become unboggled.

    Darryl says: "avoid: waste of time"
    "Unfair Review from Cedar Rapids"
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    Daryl of Cedar Rapids wrote a very negative review regarding this short burst of a book. While part of his review is valid --- the book is short and includes relatively simple ideas --- Daryl got some basic concepts completely wrong. It does not say to be "stingy with $" (quite the contrary, to see yourself in a place where you are content with what you have envisioned for your future) and is about changing your personal score (how you currently see yourself) to perform (in the future) at a higher level. Daryl's well thought out review missed completely the concept on your job as well. The idea is not to be positive and see yourself enjoying your "current" job but to push forward a DIFFERENT picture of a future in which you want to, choose to, like and love working at either what you currently do or ... another work environment that makes for a better you.

    The book was written as a "quick burst" sort of publication with an idea or two on each page. The audio version attaches it all together in what amounts to a one hour crash course on changing your outlook about yourself to change the way you currently are. Again, no amazing new concepts but in this quick hour, listening on a commute, it could give you that one cup of coffee for your brain to stimulate the way that you think about yourself. It works for many. For some, like Daryl, it will not. For Daryl, if he would contact me I would be happy to give him a gift code for another book on audible.

    In a short audio burst, it is difficult to include all of the meat and potatoes needed in a full course meal, course or seminar --- but in MIND BOGGLING you get a very delicious appetizer and hopefully it will ignite your creativity and desire to change the way you see yourself for a more rewarding future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Astora Haunting: A Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 3 mins)
    • By Jeff Bennington
    • Narrated By Eddie Frierson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    When Crag Minyac is released from prison, his demons return, begging for blood. As deranged as he is, Crag doesn't put up much of a fight. When he's forced to move into a halfway house as part of his probation, he immediately begins looking for his next victim - a tasty treat to satisfy his wicked cravings. But things get complicated when a ghost that haunts the old Astora Hotel discovers his plot. As it turns out, Crag's blood lust may cost him a higher price than he expected to pay.

    Eddie Frierson says: "FUN FOR NICE CHILL!"
    "FUN FOR NICE CHILL!"
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    I really enjoyed narrating this short scary story by Jeff Bennington. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I had fun performing. It's a good hour of solid entertainment with twists and chills.

    Please continue to support Jeff by reading and listening to more of his tales. He's a fun storyteller. :)

    Eddie Frierson

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Multiples of Six

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Andy Rane
    • Narrated By Eddie Frierson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    An old woman gunned down in her home in Texas. A hunted man tired of running. A retiree out to right the wrongs of his past. An assassin with a kill list. An FBI agent done playing by the rules. And a young man whose simple life is about to be shattered. With the death of his mother just days prior, James Masterson is only scratching the surface when he discovers the assailant on his back porch is his brother... a twin brother he never knew he had.

    Janet says: "What? that is the end?"
    "TOP RATE NARRATION"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Multiples of Six to be better than the print version?

    Yes. The audio version brings life to the words.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The old salty detective.


    Which character – as performed by Eddie Frierson – was your favorite?

    I really liked them all. But the old investigator with the cough is a hoot.


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

    Not really ... but great for the commute.


    Any additional comments?

    This narrator is top rate. The book ends abruptly, but I like these characters and am looking forward to finding out what happens in the next installment.

    Now, all that is true --- but this review is playing just a bit. I was the narrator and really enjoyed bringing Andy's characters to life. I hope you will listen and enjoy this book as much as I did recording it and I hope you will search for other titles I have performed so that I can spend some more time with you!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3385)
    Performance
    (2399)
    Story
    (2405)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "TERRIFIC NARRATION"
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    What did you love best about The Potato Factory?

    The narration was top shelf.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ike Solomon --- the narration captured such a distinct character that I was compelled to care about this person who was so flawed. But I really feel as if I know him.


    What about Humphrey Bower’s performance did you like?

    His ability to capture the author's language and to distinctly provide EACH character with his or her own persona (and never faltering from it) made his reading absolutely wonderful. I had never listened to a Humphrey Bower read before but I have got to say --- he is a storyteller with immense talent.


    If you could take any character from The Potato Factory out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Mary. I just want her to have one perfect day in her life.


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to the next two books in the trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kill Me If You Can

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Marshall Karp
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Jason Culp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (604)
    Performance
    (465)
    Story
    (474)

    Matthew Bannon, a poor art student living in New York City, finds a duffel bag filled with diamonds during a chaotic attack at Grand Central Station. Plans for a worry-free life with his gorgeous girlfriend, Katherine, fill his thoughts - until he realizes that he is being hunted, and that whoever is after him won't stop until they have reclaimed the diamonds and exacted their revenge.

    Roland C. Hiltscher says: "Best James Patterson Yet!"
    "Sophomoric!"
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    This book wasn???t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who are able to swallow rediculous scenarios are the only folks who can possibly enjoy this.


    What was most disappointing about James Patterson, and Marshall Karp???s story?

    I am guessing that Patterson didn't write a word of this and is cashing in on his name. So stupid --- every angle in this story is stupid. If THE GHOST was the best at his business there is NO WAY he would make so many lame turns to imperil himself and others. Absolutely not believable on any level. A complete waste of a credit. I could have made up a better story. Marshall Karp would never have been ale to more than self publish this drvel without Patterson attached to it. I don't think I will ever get a "Patterson with" title again. I want my credit back. AND, while the narrators were okay, their voices were too similar in register ...


    What aspect of Jeff Woodman, and Jason Culp???s performance would you have changed?

    I would have rather had the "bad guy" narrator read the entire book. The only reason to have two narrators was clearly to try and deceive the listener from being able to predict the lame twist of the story. Saw it coming from 100 miles away - AND I WEAR GLASSES! :-)


    What character would you cut from Kill Me If You Can?

    The girlfriend


    Any additional comments?

    Write your own books James Patterson. You have enough money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ben-Hur

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Lew Wallace
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (99)

    An American classic, Ben-Hur is both a vivid historical epic and the powerful story of one man's spiritual journey from slavery to vengeance to redemption. Born the son of a Jewish nobleman, Ben-Hur is condemned to the galleys for life for accidentally dislodging a piece of tile that falls on the Roman procurator. He is betrayed by his best friend, manages to escape his imprisonment, and gains revenge and glory before the cheering multitudes in the chariot races at the Roman circus in Antioch.

    Stephanie says: "Beautiful & Thought-Provoking"
    "AWFUL NARRATION of a classic book"
    Overall

    I don't know what others were thinking when saying how wonderful this audiobook is. BEN HUR IS AN AWESOME BOOK! Don't get me wrong there, but James' narration is one of the worst I have ever sat through. I almost wrecked the car as it lulled me toward sleep. The 'characters' are non-distinct and boring, the narration is DEATHLY boring, without change of cadence or intonation ... It's just lousy. James has a nice quality of voice so I won't dismiss him as a non talent --- but this book was not for him. NUMEROUS mispronunciations and clips in the editing (did he record this at home?). Anyway, I would suggest that some publisher take this terrific book and re-record it in a manner worthy of it. It's so ploddingly boring and overly slow and reverent that it makes even the Good News of the New Testament seem trivial and sleepy. Maybe it's just me but this audiobook is like a concious 15 hour sleepwalking (or sleepdriving) pill.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Caught

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie, Danny Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (913)
    Performance
    (293)
    Story
    (293)

    Seventeen-year-old Haley McWaid is a good girl, the pride of her suburban New Jersey family, captain of the lacrosse team, headed off to college next year with all the hopes and dreams her doting parents can pin on her. Which is why, when her mother wakes one morning to find that Haley never came home the night before, and three months quickly pass without word from the girl, the community assumes the worst.

    Linda says: "It's Coben at his best!!"
    "TERRIFIC narration"
    Overall

    I sure don't get some of these reviews. I'm not saying this is the greatest book ever written but it was entertaining and Mr. Coben's banter and characterization is always fun. What I find recommendable (and again, I disagree with another review that thinks the opposite of this) is Carrington MacDuffie's narration is just terrific. Her characters are NOT over the top but very distinguishable and her line readings of the dialogue written is really natural and sounds, to me, just like real people talking rather than someone reading words. I think she's done a terrific job. For her narration alone I would recommend this book. I don't understand why some listener's gave up so early on this book. It's an engaging story --- but I hope Mr. Coben goes back to his Myron Bolitar books with his next few.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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