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halfpac11

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  • George Carlin Reads to You: An Audio Collection Including Grammy Winners 'Braindroppings' and 'Napalm & Silly Putty'

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By George Carlin
    • Narrated By George Carlin
    Overall
    (1215)
    Performance
    (1093)
    Story
    (1082)

    If one George Carlin audio is funny, then two are funnier and three must be funniest, right? That's our thinking behind this new collection. t's a HighBridge library of laugh-out-loud, award-winning recordings featuring George himself performing many of his best bits.

    Rick says: "Like a Cast of Thousands"
    "I thought I liked Carlin"
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    Would you try another book from George Carlin and/or George Carlin?

    I would not even get close to one...


    What was most disappointing about George Carlin’s story?

    He got too mean as he got older..


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    What character would you cut from George Carlin Reads to You?

    all of it


    Any additional comments?

    I could not wait to get it over... In fact I deleted it before I was done... You could say I did not like it... Not saying that there will be fans... It is not me..

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7142)
    Performance
    (6618)
    Story
    (6635)

    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"
    "The Shining continues..."
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    Where does Doctor Sleep rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I read or watch the Shining years ago and really did not understand what was going on.. With Dr. Sleep I get what happened and what Dan has been doing since... Super LOVED it. It is Stephen King like before...


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

    Where's Dan???


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Striker: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (532)
    Performance
    (468)
    Story
    (463)

    It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think that something else is going on, that provocateurs are at work and bigger stakes are in play. Little does he know just how big they are. Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell quickly finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents he has ever known.

    tristan says: "Excellent, really enjoyed this one."
    "Not your typical Cussler"
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    Would you listen to The Striker again? Why?

    I really could not wait for it to be over.... I did not read the intro very well... Too much Atlas Shruged in it. Read by the same guy... OUCH


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    OK


    Which scene was your favorite?

    wasnt one


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

    no wait... the office scene where he uses the steam statue...


    Any additional comments?

    Read what it is about and do not just go for the authur...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Host: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5297)
    Performance
    (2887)
    Story
    (2928)

    Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

    Keith says: "Great story in a genre only touched upon before"
    "It could have been great"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Host the most enjoyable?

    I thought that the creation of the story was going to lead me to place that never happened... The characters were great but it too long to get moving.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Host?

    The epilogue... I think that now I know the events and characters involved, the next book, and I hope there is one, should prove faster moving.


    What about Kate Reading’s performance did you like?

    She is great. The way she goes into character is a really great talent.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Way slower than I thought it would be... I am glad I listened but it did not move fast enough.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Storm: Destroyermen, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2415)
    Performance
    (1610)
    Story
    (1609)

    Pressed into service when World War II breaks out in the Pacific, the USS Walker---a Great-War vintage "four-stacker" destroyer---finds itself in full retreat from pursuit by Japanese battleships. Its captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy, knows that he and his crew are in dire straits. In desperation, he heads Walker into a squall, hoping it will give them cover---and emerges somewhere else.

    Lore says: "It just never grabbed me."
    "This should be a movie..."
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    Would you listen to Into the Storm again? Why?

    I think that another listen would be good.. There is so much going on that missing something is going to happen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Into the Storm?

    When the plane was discovered.


    Which character – as performed by William Dufris – was your favorite?

    I do not have a favorite yet.


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

    Where are we?


    Any additional comments?

    This is all the future-past stories in one...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Economics in One Lesson

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Henry Hazlitt
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (674)
    Performance
    (277)
    Story
    (280)

    Called by H.L. Mencken, "one of the few economists in history who could really write," Henry Hazlitt achieved lasting fame for his brilliant but concise work. In it, he explains basic truths about economics and the economic fallacies responsible for unemployment, inflation, high taxes, and recession.

    Kenrick says: "Truly an amazing work."
    "Old School learning on an Age old subject..."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Economics in One Lesson to be better than the print version?

    I loved the audio but did not ever read it...


    What other book might you compare Economics in One Lesson to and why?

    ?


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

    I like his way of delivering the message like you have not heard it before.. In some cases this is really what happened.. Great job.


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

    ?


    Any additional comments?

    I got this listen to see just how much economics is misunderstood and how to get it to the very most basic levels... This was a win for me so far..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Velocity 2.0: From Paint to Pixels

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dale Pollak
    • Narrated By Traber Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Velocity 2.0 is the second book from retail automotive industry expert, entrepreneur and former dealer, Dale Pollak. The book picks up where Dale's Velocity: From the Front Line to the Bottom Line leaves off, revealing new ROI-based management metrics and processes dealers can use to operate more efficient and profitable used vehicle departments.

    halfpac11 says: "Every car guy or gal needs to read or listen to th"
    "Every car guy or gal needs to read or listen to th"
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    What made the experience of listening to Velocity 2.0 the most enjoyable?

    Welcome yourself to the age of Pixals, and Paint or get left behind.


    What other book might you compare Velocity 2.0 to and why?

    I can't think of another one that tells this story like Dale does.


    Which character – as performed by Traber Burns – was your favorite?

    No characters are in this book..


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

    This would not make a movie in my opinion.


    Any additional comments?

    Again... Car people... Read this to stay up with the sales game..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (63 hrs)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5682)
    Performance
    (3620)
    Story
    (3648)

    In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

    Mica says: "Hurt version decidedly superior"
    "Atlas Shrugged puts todays problems in perpective."
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    Where does Atlas Shrugged rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really liked this story.. I rank it up there in the top 3..


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dabney.. She portrayed the Woman Business person with some real tenacity and brilliance.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Way too dramatic when he read in the weaker characters.. Drove me crazy.


    Who was the most memorable character of Atlas Shrugged and why?

    Rearden... He gave up everything for the love of business practice that made sense and for the love of love..


    Any additional comments?

    I believe everyone should be required to read or listen to this book.. Great way to understand the economic motor of the world.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Kingdom: A Fargo Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (901)
    Performance
    (682)
    Story
    (689)

    Sam and Remi Fargo return for the thrilling third adventure in the acclaimed new series. In Spartan Gold and Lost Empire, Clive Cussler brought readers into the world of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, whose passion and instinct for treasure-hunting has led to extraordinary discoveries-and perilous journeys. Their next adventure, however, might be their most astonishing yet.

    John says: "A great story and set of hero's"
    "I loved this... I was introuduced to the Fargo's."
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    What did you love best about The Kingdom?

    I liked the character development and the true to life history that the story revolved around..


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Kingdom?

    In the Toyota escape in the gorge..


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

    He read to me in Atlas Shrugged and I thought he was way to dramatic.. I really liked him in this..


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

    Who flew first?


    Any additional comments?

    Bring on the Fargo's...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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