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Laura Straub

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  • 194 titles in library
  • 46 purchased in 2014
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  • Pines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2575)
    Performance
    (2334)
    Story
    (2337)

    Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

    Linda B says: "Well done story"
    "Kind of fun until the big reveal"
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    The protagonist is a bit annoying but the story was fun trying to figure out what the heck was going on. When it's finally revealed it's so stupid and illogical that I wanted to throw my phone across the room. I don't know how to explain it without completely spoiling it so I will just say that if you like stuff to make sense as far as science, biology and psychology should work then you will not like the ending. The more I think about it the more irritated I become so I am just going to stop now and try and purge this from my memory.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • John Dies at the End

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By David Wong
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Thorne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1966)
    Performance
    (1791)
    Story
    (1809)

    STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why?

    Amazon Customer says: "Vulgar Funny. 4.95 Sale Win."
    "I just don't care"
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    I know this is supposed to be horror-comedy and I don't know if its the narrator's delivery or what but I'm not finding this book that funny or scary. So far I'm about 1/2 through and wondering why it isn't over yet. I don't care about either of the main character's. There is nothing to really like about either of them. The female characters that seem to come and go are one-dimensional and interchangeable. Apparently the end of the world is nigh and its a big yawn. At this point I'm just listening out of stubbornness. My advice is skip this and go listen to some Sandman Slim books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18747)
    Performance
    (12857)
    Story
    (12749)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "Love this book"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Outlander to be better than the print version?

    I have read the book a couple of times and I always have a hard time with the beginning but listening to it I enjoyed it quite a bit more.


    Any additional comments?

    Warning: Listening to this audio book for extended periods will give your inner voice a Scottish accent. :)

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11562)
    Performance
    (10781)
    Story
    (10789)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Julie W. Capell says: "I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book."
    "Wil Wheaton makes this an epic story"
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    Any additional comments?

    Wil Wheaton's love and knowledge of 80s pop culture comes shining through and adds a whole other level of awesome sauce to this book. If you have an love of 80's movies, music and especially video games you will love this book. I also think that Wil did a great job giving each character a unique voice and identity and I had not problems understanding which characters were speaking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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