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  • I Suck at Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Justin Halpern
    • Narrated By Sean Schemmel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (345)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (315)

    Fans of the #1 bests eller Sh*t My Dad Says will recognize the always patient voice of Justin Halpern's dad as it crackles through this hysterical new audiobook. The story begins when Justin announces that he's decided to propose to his girlfriend. "You've been dating her for four years," his dad replies. "It ain't like you found a parallel fucking universe."

    Jay says: "Funny but nowhere like the the first book."
    "End-Game"
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    Sh*t my Dad Says was good, this one, not so much???sorry Justin! I did not enjoy this at all, not even the few ???Dadisims' interjected here and there!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • House Reckoning: A Joe DeMarco Thriller, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Mike Lawson
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    Joe DeMarco always knew that his father, Gino, had a shady job for a local mafioso, but he didn't understand that Gino had been a hit man until he was murdered. Now, nearly 20 years later, one of Gino's former mob associates is dying of lung cancer, and he wants to get something off his chest before retiring to his grave: the truth about Gino's killer. The shocking information, and the powerful position the killer now occupies, sends DeMarco on a mission of revenge with terrible consequences.

    Doc says: "Best in Series"
    "Best in Series"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of House Reckoning to be better than the print version?

    Having the story told to my by the likes of Joe Barrett is better for far then reading it myself. I have to say this has to be my favorite book in the ‘Joe DeMarco’ series, and I’ve listened to them all. Now I can’t wait until July ’15 and the 10th book in the series when ‘House Rivals’ is released. Nice work, Mike Lawson, and thank you!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I know Joe DeMarco better now!


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

    He’s the best of course, and tells the story very well, right down to the Russian accent he uses for the assassin, Oscar the cook!


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

    When Joe got to confront Quinn in the Senate building.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks again, Mike Lawson for the great stories!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14352)
    Performance
    (13447)
    Story
    (13465)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Brian says: "Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped"
    "One Day and Done!"
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    If you could sum up The Martian in three words, what would they be?

    ...just listen to first sentence, it hooked me. Andy Weir could easily be a sitcom writer. ‘The Martian’ is loaded with many humors moments.


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

    The opening sentence of course!


    What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

    Fantastic...a master!


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

    Laughed a lot!


    Any additional comments?

    I downloaded the ‘The Martian’ based on a tweeted recommendation by ‘Andy Ihnatko,’ the tech writer at the Chicago Sun Times. I listened to the entire story in one day...couldn’t turn it off, it’s that good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Inside Ring

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Michael Lawson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (82)

    From a bluff overlooking Georgia's untamed Chattooga River, an assassin fires three shots. The President of the United States is wounded; his best friend and a Secret Service agent are killed. Two days later, a man in Landover, Maryland, commits suicide, and in the man's home is overwhelming evidence that he was responsible for the assassination attempt.

    Jonathan Hoffman says: "Thrills & Chills"
    "I wouldn’t mind having a beer with Joe DeMarco!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would. The story is plausible and well written.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Joe DeMarco of course!


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Scott Brick?

    Actually Scott’s narration was the only fault I found with this audio book--it didn’t work for me!


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

    When Emma ate Donnelly's lunch near the end. I loved they way she owned the guy, is was perfection!


    Any additional comments?

    I’ve been listening this series out of order...turns out that was an ok idea. Joe is Joe regardless of where you meet him!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rules of Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2303)
    Performance
    (1508)
    Story
    (1497)

    The "maddog" murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things: insane and extremely intelligent. He kills for the pleasure of it and thoroughly enjoys placing elaborate obstacles to keep police befuddled. Each clever move he makes is another point of pride. But when the brilliant Lieutenant Lucas Davenport, a dedicated cop and a serial killer's worst nightmare, is brought in to take up the investigation, the maddog suddenly has an adversary worthy of his genius.

    D says: "I love this series"
    "Annoying Audio"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I’d recommend it if it were read by someone other than Ferrone, say Eric Conger who read all seven of the Virgil Flowers stories...he’s great!


    What other book might you compare Rules of Prey to and why?

    None come to mind.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Clean up the audio; random noises etc.


    Could you see Rules of Prey being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No, not this book, but certainly some of Sanford’s later work for sure.


    Any additional comments?

    Reading the Kindle version presently...no annoying narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Not Taco Bell Material

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Adam Carolla
    • Narrated By Adam Carolla
    Overall
    (989)
    Performance
    (904)
    Story
    (899)

    Funnyman Adam Carolla is known for two things: hilarious rants about things that drive him crazy and personal stories about everything from his hardscrabble childhood to his slacker friends to the hypocrisy of Hollywood. He tackled rants in his first book, and now he tells his best stories and debuts some never-before-heard tales as well. Adam Carolla started broke and blue collar and has now been on the Hollywood scene for over 15 years. Yet he never lost his underdog demeanor.

    Brett says: "Not bad but uneven and not revealing."
    "Ok???I guess!"
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    Feel kind of cheated with this one. Some funny stuff but certainly nothing to write home about. It was more like 8 hours of listening to Carolla ad-libbing, not narrating a book. Would I recommend this book to friends...probably not!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6060)
    Performance
    (3955)
    Story
    (3971)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you’ve ever loved a dog - or even patted a dog - this book, told from the perspective of man’s best friend, will tug at your heartstrings...and won’t let go until long after Welch performs the last word. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master.

    FanB14 says: "Artful Surprise"
    "My Best Buddy - Dusty"
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    Reviews have a 15 Word minimum. Really, there???s only one word necessary to describe how I feel about ???The Art of Racing in the Rain.??? That would be - Awesome.

    Miss you Dusty???loving you Fred!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired - and Secretive - Company Really Works

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Adam Lashinsky
    • Narrated By Adam Lashinsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (241)

    If Apple is Silicon Valley's answer to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, then author Adam Lashinsky provides listeners with a golden ticket to step inside. This primer on leadership and innovation, offers exclusive new information about how Apple innovates. It should appeal to anyone hoping to bring some of that Apple magic to their own company, career, or creative endeavor.

    PC says: "Outside Apple?"
    "Good Read!"
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    I must say, I didn???t learn anything I hadn???t already gleaned from reading Walter Isaacson's book shortly after Mr. Jobs passed away.

    Adam Lashinsky's effort was good but really, kinda of sterile and business like. I guess that was his intention. Still a good read if your looking for your Apple info fix!

    0 of 0 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
    (4344)
    Performance
    (3788)
    Story
    (3760)

    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"
    "Destroyed by Narrator"
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    Murakami???s story was excellent, however, the narrator that read parts by Mr. Ushikawa absolutely destroyed the listening experience for me. What annoying ???Spit Mouth??? clicks and slurps???forget about the violent gasps for air. If / When I figure out which of the male contributors read the Ushikawa character, I???ll never purchase another audio book he???s involved in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (12258)
    Performance
    (10612)
    Story
    (10588)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Jeanne says: "Interesting man"
    "Title Revision - Stripped, A Bully Revealed"
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    First off, I disagree with those who???ve written their thoughts before me. Dylan Baker did a ???nice??? job with his narration of this story. It wasn't the ???story??? I was expecting from Isaacson but informative all the same. Mr. Jobs wasn???t so much a genius as he was a bully, a gifted bully and manipulator of people that got his way or cried on those rare occasions when he didn???t. That said, I???m in awe of the man and regret his early passing.

    Finally a view of Steve Jobs not obscured by walls and corporate security???we finally got to see the real guy!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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