Customer Reviews | Audible.com
 

You no longer follow Bev

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Bev

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Bev

Alton, IL, USA | Member Since 2003

167
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 105 reviews
  • 279 ratings
  • 0 titles in library
  • 38 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
8

  • 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
    (5111)
    Performance
    (3392)
    Story
    (3402)

    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!"
    "Zombies, how they exist and why you should know."
    Overall

    This book is excellant! The author tells us how Zombies exist and what the effects of the "zombie wars" are on the remaining human population. Told as the "edited out" findings of a governement report, the interviews are really good. Lots of famaliar voices and a great deal of thought provoking material. What would we do if a virus were moving unchecked throughout the world that turned us into zombies? One warning... if you are expecting a great deal of action, or lots of gore, then you're not going to like this book... it is written in the form of a goverment report and focus's a great deal on how several nations goverenment's handle mass infection and annihilation. So while there are tense moments, it is a bit political.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Angela's Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Frank McCourt
    • Narrated By Frank McCourt
    Overall
    (2267)
    Performance
    (1073)
    Story
    (1075)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.

    Karen says: "A classic book *and* a classic audiobook"
    "Poor and Irish"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Told in a series of stories from childhood comes this book of a poor Irish childhood. The narrator is the author and I think it works for this story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Man's Search for Meaning

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Viktor E. Frankl
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1810)
    Performance
    (798)
    Story
    (808)

    Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

    Ann Marie says: "I will isten again and again"
    "Great Read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Man's Search for Meaning?

    This book really made me think, on many levels. Written from the perspective of a survivor, who not only survived but thrived.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32600)
    Performance
    (23921)
    Story
    (24246)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Great Story well Read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Loved the ideas and thoughtful nature of this book. The action is non-stop, and slowly the story unfolds to tell us why. Beautifully done.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: Understanding the Holocaust

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By David Engel
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    In Understanding the Holocaust, Professor David Engel examines the encounter between Germany's Third Reich and the Jews of the 20 European countries that fell under Nazi domination between 1933 and 1945. The results of this encounter stretch human comprehension to the limit and raise frightening questions about the human condition. When it was over, two-thirds of Europe's Jews, some 5.8 million people, had died - and their deaths had occurred amid the most gruesome of circumstances.

    Bev says: "Great"
    "Great"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Modern Scholar to be better than the print version?

    This book is a compelling and though provoking guide to the Holocaust. Helps answer alot of questions like: why? and why didn't they help themselves? and finally how did a group of people get away with mass murder. Listen, you won't be sorry.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Genghis: Birth of an Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (816)
    Performance
    (455)
    Story
    (460)

    He was born Temujin, son of a khan, raised in a clan of hunters migrating across the steppe. Temujin's young life was shaped by a series of brutal acts: the betrayal of his father by a neighboring tribe, his family left to die on the harsh plain. But Temujin endured, and from then on, he was driven by a fury to survive in the face of death, to kill before being killed, and to conquer enemies from beyond the horizon.

    David says: "Move over Bernard Cornwell"
    "Well told History"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Genghis to be better than the print version?

    Loved this history of Genghis Khan. What a guy!
    I have read other histories and know that things aren't exactly correct in this telling, however, it is well worth the read.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Them or Us: Haters, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By David Moody
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    The war that has torn the human race apart is finally nearing its end. With most towns and cities now uninhabitable, and with the country in the grip of a savage nuclear winter, both Hater and Unchanged struggle to survive.

    Sarah says: "Disappointing"
    "Good Ending"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sad what the Haters created, and sad what Danny became. Weak and sick and wondering what the heck took place Danny finds himself in a unique position, but will he do what is right? or what he feels is best...?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dog Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By David Moody
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    The Earth has been torn apart. Everyone is either human or Hater, victim or killer. Major cities have become vast refugee camps where human survivors cower together in fear. Amidst this indiscriminate fighting and killing, Danny McCoyne is on a mission to find his daughter, Ellis. Free of inhibitions, unrestricted by memories of the previous world, and driven by instinct, children are pure Haters and might well be the deciding factor in the future of the Hater race.

    louise says: "WOW!"
    "Good follow-up to Hater & pre-story to Them or Us"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Dog Blood the most enjoyable?

    This book continues where Hater left us. Danny is trying to be who he is and live in the world thats been changed by the Hate. The capture and subsequent "therapy" he's given is feels a bit far-fetched, but keeps the story going and sets us up for "Them or Us" the last book in the Hater Series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hater

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By David Moody
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (80)

    Within seconds, normally rational, self-controlled people become frenzied killers. Christened "Haters" by the media, the attackers strike without warning, killing all who cross their path. People are afraid to go to work, afraid to leave their homes, afraid that at any moment their friends or family could turn on them. In the face of this mindless terror, Danny McCoyne must secure his family, seek shelter, and watch as the world falls apart. "Attack first, ask questions later" becomes the order of the day.

    Barbara says: "Not too bad"
    "Simply Scary"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hater to be better than the print version?

    Love this story. The narrater is great and the story is beyond. Imagine if someone you love and trust suddenly turned on you? Or if suddenly you felt threatened by someone you loved and felt you must kill them or they'd kill you?

    Great idea for an even better story. Thanks David Moody.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (764)
    Performance
    (713)
    Story
    (713)

    Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right—the zombie mafia. Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower—and maybe a brain smoothie as well—in order to get through it without falling apart.

    Lupdilup says: "A seameless continuation to a great series!"
    "Brain Candy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues to be better than the print version?

    Love this series. It's fun, has a touch of romance and mystery. The narrator is great and helps make the story better. Not a serious read, but fun.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Handmaid's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Claire Danes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2914)
    Performance
    (2620)
    Story
    (2634)

    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

    Melinda says: "Not So Far-Fetched -- Still Chilling"
    "Strong and Wrenching"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Handmaid's Tale rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Loved this story. The protagonist is so filled with memories and pain... as are all the women she's surrounded by. Beautifully narrated by Claire Danes, in an almost monotone, which is so fitting for the story. In that time and that place monotone was the only way to be.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.