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Garry

I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too

Cannington, Australia | Member Since 2011

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  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Live in Concert

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Douglas Adams
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (25)

    Author Douglas Adams kidnapped an audience and held them hostage for 90 minutes at London's Almeida Theatre. The audience members were subjected to extremely hot August temperatures and Adams's dramatic solo performances of excerpts and scenes from his wildly funny Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy.

    Sean says: "A Live Performance"
    "Don't miss this."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It can not be missed


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Douglas Adams off course


    If you could take any character from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Live in Concert out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    It would seem very Adams to take him to see a performance of himself for him to explain how the great galactic book would talk of the confusion and madness of time travel


    Any additional comments?

    If your an Adams fan you must listen to this it's like being at the last restaurant with Adams as the stage show.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swan Song

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2919)
    Performance
    (2542)
    Story
    (2581)

    Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

    Amanda says: "Simply an Amazing Story"
    "Wow, Great listen"
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    Would you listen to Swan Song again? Why?

    Absolutely and will, the story is so well woven, so well interloping that I need too so to ensure I got every inch of the story out.


    What other book might you compare Swan Song to and why?

    Most certainly Stephen King's The Stand. I had thought nothing could compare to that book but Swan Song does come close. How close? Very close.


    If you could rename Swan Song, what would you call it?

    Leave as is, this is perfectly titled


    Any additional comments?

    Did you love the Stand, then Swan Song is a book you must read/Listen too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Z 2134

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Sean Platt, David Wright
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    One hundred years after the zombie apocalypse, those lucky enough to survive now exist in scattered cities, under the merciless rule of the City Watch. A simple tenet overshadows all aspects of daily life: obey or die. When Jonah Lovecraft is framed for murder, his status as a Watcher doesn't spare him from the ultimate punishment: being cast into the Barrens and forced to battle zombies and other criminal contestants in the Darwin Games.

    As he fights for every heartbeat, his daughter, Ana, embarks on her own desperate quest to uncover the truth about her father. Yet neither expects their efforts to reveal grim secrets that could tear apart the fabric of society - if either lives long enough to expose the truth.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Zombified Hunger Games"
    "Better than I expected"
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    What did you love best about Z 2134?

    I came across this after the author's Yesterday's Gone Series which I enjoyed however not as much as I would have liked. However, I took the plunge and purchased Z 2134 and was pleased I did so. This is the sort of book you just knew from half way through there would be more and I had the hope it would keep me interested and this book does it. I am now into book two and am glad I started.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Z 2134?

    Several, I like some of the back stories, some of the characters


    What about Dan John Miller’s performance did you like?

    Enjoyable and easy to listen too.


    Any additional comments?

    I can see this as described 'Hunger Games with Zombies' but also a little Brave New World or 1984. That look of the future we all hope does not happen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wrath of the Just: Apocalypse Z, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Manel Loureiro, Pamela Carmell (translator)
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (87)

    An act of terrorism unleashed an unspeakable biological weapon…and hell on earth. But as the masses felled by a hideous virus rose from the dead to prey on the living, a small band of survivors defied death and its ghastly spawn - determined to outrun the world’s end, and somehow begin again.

    Lesley says: "Satisfying end to a great trilogy!"
    "Enjoyed the ride."
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    Would you listen to The Wrath of the Just again? Why?

    Yes, I will listen to all three again as I enjoyed each twist and turn


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed all the characters, although Pritt stands out as does the cat. Boy did that cat go through a lot of pain too.


    What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

    Very enjoyable, he has a good voice for different characters and although he could have done I think he played the reverend particularly well


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

    zombies, pirates, a nun, mad reverends, white supremacists and North Koreans this has it all.


    Any additional comments?

    Very enjoyable and I have enjoyed all three books and will very soon listen to all three together for the thrill of the journey

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Revelations: Exctinction Point, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Paul Antony Jones
    • Narrated By Emily Beresford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    There is nowhere left to run. In the wake of the deadly plague that virtually annihilated the human race, a vast red jungle teeming with alien creatures and lethal plants is devouring Earth, swallowing buildings whole, and ruthlessly decimating what life remains. A witness to the terrifying transformation, survivor Emily Baxter thinks the odds against humanity can’t get any worse. She is wrong.

    Garry says: "very enjoyable ride"
    "very enjoyable ride"
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    Any additional comments?

    This is a three book saga and kept me interested. It is well written and a fun ride. Emily is tough, fun and someone you want around at the end of the world. our narrator Emily Beresford does an excellent job. Enjoy this three book story as one long ride, it is worth it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Escaping Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By A. American
    • Narrated By Duke Fontaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (602)
    Performance
    (557)
    Story
    (558)

    When society ceases to exist, who can you trust? After the collapse of the nation's power grid, America is under martial law - and safety is an illusion. As violence erupts around him, Morgan Carter faces one of his most difficult decisions yet: whether to stay and defend his home, or move to a more isolated area, away from the prying eyes of the government. He and his family are hesitant to leave their beloved Lake County, but with increasingly suspicious activities happening in a nearby refugee camp, all signs point towards defecting.

    Linda Likes to Learn says: "WARNING! DOES NOT END SERIES! CUT FOR PROFIT?"
    "Get the series you wont be disappointed"
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    Have you listened to any of Duke Fontaine’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Duke Fontaine is excellent he made the journey enjoyable


    Any additional comments?

    This is book three of the series and I highly recommend getting all three and enjoy them together. They are interwoven, well written and well narrated. I was cautious at first driven off by the author name but the lesson learned, never judge a book by the cover is how I felt after listening. Three very worthy books with worthy narrator. I hope there is a book four.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1109)
    Performance
    (927)
    Story
    (913)

    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry, the source of our inspiration, returns – this time, he captures the quirky enthusiasm of this goofily visionary adventure.

    Ramon says: "Feels like Jules Verne"
    "Great Story Great Narration"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    What is there not to love about this story, inspired so many copies, so many versions in book and movies. It has an imagination that inspires.


    Have you listened to any of Tim Curry’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I just love this man's voice. It always sounds like he is having fun.


    Any additional comments?

    Another great book read by a great narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Killing Floor: The Infection, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Craig DiLouie
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (182)

    The mystery virus struck down millions. Three days later, its victims awoke with a single violent purpose: spread the Infection. As the world lurched toward the apocalypse, some of the Infected continued to change, transforming into horrific monsters. America's far-flung military has returned home to wage a horrific war against its own country, engaged in a fierce battle to retake Washington, DC. Two hundred miles away, Ray Young awakes from a coma to learn he has also survived Infection.

    Random says: "MUCH better than the first book."
    "Better than the first, I think"
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    Any additional comments?

    I must say this is a good story, I listened to the first 'The Infection' and then immediately on to this one and very much enjoyed the journey through the two. Mr DiLouie created some interesting characters and they were well presented by Peter Ganim.

    The 'baddies' those creatures were very well described and believable although I think the screeching Mr. Ganim did of the creatures had me rushing for the volume control, but still a good effort.

    I found the human characters to have a variety of different personalities which I could believe in. (read/listen to the book to understand that comment)

    Overall, I enjoyed the ride, the story is excellent and the narration excellent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Dumb: True Stories of Strange and Screwy Sex

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Leland Gregory
    • Narrated By Stephen Bel Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Sex. It’s something that’s on everyone’s mind. But the minds that thought of the weird, strange, and stupid sex acts that are reported in Fifty Shades of Dumb: True Stories of Strange and Screwy Sex are a breed of their own - and unfortunately some of them try to breed on their own.

    Garry says: "Being Dumb or Dumber is not an achievement"
    "Being Dumb or Dumber is not an achievement"
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    Any additional comments?

    I got this on a whim, my books of late have been on the Zombie type, disasters and such like so I thought something lighter would be a reprieve. It was although I did have the thought some Zombies would act a whole lot better than some of the dumb in this book. It did as I expected give me something lighter, a giggle (barely more) and a sense of 'Oh my God' really!!!

    Do not expect something heavy, hell the book title tells you that it wont be but go into this with a giggle factor and you will get it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yesterday's Gone: Season One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Sean Platt, David Wright
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray, Chris Patton, Brian Holsopple, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    Can humanity Survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.ms Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath.

    justin says: "WOW...do not miss this start to an AMAZING series!"
    "Okay I am in..."
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    Would you listen to Yesterday's Gone: Season One again? Why?

    Yes, I at first found the different storylines a little hard to follow but got into it. I will listen again as the season is worth the second listen.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyable, I like the format and recommend to my fellow audible fans on the genre

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Command Authority

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (34)

    Decades ago, when he was a young CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan, Sr. was sent on what was supposed to be a simple support mission to investigate the death of an operative looking into the suspicious banking activities at a Swiss bank. Ryan’s dogged tenacity uncovered not only financial deceit, but also the existence of a KGB assassin code-named Zenith.

    glen says: "bit disappointing"
    "It is with Regret I finished this."
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    Have you listened to any of Lou Diamond Phillips’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Lou Diamond Phillips was excellent. Having listened to other of his performances I am glad he did this too.


    Any additional comments?

    I was sorry to finish this as it was Tom Clancy's last. I have enjoyed the wild ride of his stories particularly the John Ryan (Snr) stories and was dubious of the John Ryan (Jnr) trail yet I have grown to love the sagas. Tom Clancy will be missed by this reader/listener and will wonder if Mark Greaney will take on the mammoth steps to continue the stories on, I don't know.

    This is a long way around to say this was as great book as expected, a well written, well told book and one that deserves to be in my library. I will listen to this again and marvel at how the past and present, the injection from other Ryan books and the characters have grown.

    Why the regret, I just hope maybe, there is something more. If not, I will just have to read and listen again and enjoy a master storyteller.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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