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Robert

KENT, WA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Heart-Shaped Box

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Joe Hill
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang
    Overall
    (1959)
    Performance
    (856)
    Story
    (855)

    Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, a thing so terrible-strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet. For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost. It's the real thing.

    Lesley says: "Yikes! Five stars for fright"
    "spine tingling story..."
    Overall

    narration is awesome. although, i just kept thinking, "that's the @$$hole from Avatar!" lol ... story is too good. kept me on the edge of my seat a lot of times. ending left a little to be desired for me, but it closed up well and there isn't too much else to complain about.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Gilbert
    Overall
    (4692)
    Performance
    (1339)
    Story
    (1350)

    Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. She got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world, all alone. This is the absorbing chronicle of that year.

    Kerry says: "Witty and Wonderful"
    "i get it..."
    Overall

    good overall feel good story, with drama sprinkled in here and there. a lot of times, i found myself saying, "okay, i get it. i know what you're trying to say already, let's move on now..."

    narration is okay, i like when it comes from the author themselves, and she did a good job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Solaris: The Definitive Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Stanislaw Lem, Bill Johnston (translator)
    • Narrated By Alessandro Juliani
    Overall
    (2160)
    Performance
    (1750)
    Story
    (1767)

    At last, one of the world’s greatest works of science fiction is available - just as author Stanislaw Lem intended it. To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Solaris, Audible, in cooperation with the Lem Estate, has commissioned a brand-new translation - complete for the first time, and the first ever directly from the original Polish to English. Beautifully narrated by Alessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica), Lem’s provocative novel comes alive for a new generation.

    Burns says: "A comment on negative reviews"
    "definitely for the sci-fi heads..."
    Overall

    enjoyed the story, but got lost in the monologues. some of the terminology, description, and concepts just flew right over my head. based off the other reviews, i think it's easy to see that if you're really into sci-fi, this book is for you.

    good story and enjoyed most parts otherwise.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
    Overall
    (5314)
    Performance
    (3577)
    Story
    (3587)

    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

    Steve says: "Good but Too Short!"
    "As the others have said..."
    Overall

    Very entertaining, but why abridged? I didn't catch on until about a couple of hours in, I kept feeling like I was "missing" something. Bits of information here or there, or that I just wasn't getting the whole story with each narrator. Looked up the reviews and found out why.

    Why?!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (820)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (201)

    The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost, and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another.

    Charles E. Grant says: "Infotainment, poorly written"
    "Good story, bad reading"
    Overall

    You always need that short time to adjust narrators after finishing a book. Never came to me for this one. Mike Chamberlain was boring, and didn't add to it at all. If anything, made it harder to paint the picture in your head.

    Good story.. although lacking in credibility. From what I understand Mezrich was very liberal in his fact checking, and midway through the book, it starts to feel very obvious.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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