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Anthony

Shingle Springs Dr., CA, United States

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  • 19 reviews
  • 25 ratings
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  • 6 purchased in 2014
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    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    Overall
    (3989)
    Performance
    (2737)
    Story
    (2750)

    They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

    Parola138 says: "I thought I was desensitized"
    "Great Stephen King Story"
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    Standard Stephen King ( Awesome) Well worth the credit. Long Story and will keep you wanting more. Great characters. I say 4.5 stars

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By David Kushner
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (424)
    Performance
    (398)
    Story
    (395)

    Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to produce the most notoriously successful game franchises in history - Doom and Quake - until the games they made tore them apart. This is a story of friendship and betrayal, commerce and artistry.

    Ryan says: "How it was"
    "Fun to listen to"
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    I enjoyed listening to this story. Thought it was neat because I played many of the games discussed. A good read for a gamer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murder in Brentwood

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Mark Fuhrman
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (37)

    For O.J. Simpson to get away with murder, an innocent cop, a brilliant detective, had to be destroyed. That was the cynical strategy of the Simpson defense. But as certainty about Simpson's guilt grew, so did the outrage about the scapegoating of Mark Fuhrman. Now the former LAPD detective tells his side of the story in a damning expose.

    Larry says: "Concise Presentation of the Overwhelming Evidence"
    "Couldn't stop listening"
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    Performance
    Story

    I listened to the OJ trial and was familiar with most of the names. If you can to thn this book is very addicting. I would recommend it and flew through it. The reader was annoying but the subject matter made up for it. 3 of 5 stars

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fahrenheit 451

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1937)
    Performance
    (921)
    Story
    (929)

    The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden. Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires, and he enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for 10 years, and never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs, nor the joy of watching pages consumed by flames. He never questioned anything, until he met a 17-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid, and a professor who told him of a future in which people could think. Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do.

    Casey says: "Still Relevant"
    "A true classic"
    Overall
    Performance
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    A classic book. Great for a regular guy that wants to read a great story. I give it 4 of 5 stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Beautiful Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sylvia Nasar
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (106)

    John Forbes Nash, Jr., a prodigy and legend by the age of 30, dazzled the mathematical world by solving a series of deep problems deemed "impossible" by other mathematicians. But at the height of his fame, Nash suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown and began a harrowing descent into insanity, resigning his post at MIT, slipping into a series of bizarre delusions, and eventually becoming a dreamy, ghostlike figure at Princeton, scrawling numerological messages on blackboards.

    James says: "Informative not entertaining"
    "Good Story, Above average overall"
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    Above average I would say but some of the math ideas and game theory explanations were complex to a regular guy such as myself. The story of Nash itself was interesting and held my attention. If you understand some of Nash's ideas or are familiar with his work then I would say this book is a must, and you shouldn't be reading my reviews anyway. I gave it 3 of five stars

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Screwtape Letters

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    Overall
    (1622)
    Performance
    (762)
    Story
    (776)

    A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below". At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old Devil to his nephew, Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man.

    Amazon Customer says: "So much truth, much of it scary."
    "What a concept!"
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    Truly original story, I listened and was in awe. If you don't know of the story, it is well worth the credit. In my top ten. A true classic.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Heart-Shaped Box

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Joe Hill
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang
    Overall
    (1843)
    Performance
    (746)
    Story
    (744)

    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"
    "A good horror story"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I liked the story thought it was a little better than average. I liked Horns better. Worth a credit. I would say a high 3 stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Professor and the Madman

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Simon Winchester
    • Narrated By Simon Winchester
    Overall
    (1358)
    Performance
    (567)
    Story
    (577)

    Part history, part true-crime, and entirely entertaining, listen to the story of how the behemoth Oxford English Dictionary was made. You'll hang on every word as you discover that the dictionary's greatest contributor was also an insane murderer working from the confines of an asylum.

    Jerry says: "Perfect example of a quality audible book."
    "Neat idea, average book"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I liked the book, I rated it 3 of 5 stars. I think I am a hard critic though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (14330)
    Performance
    (10689)
    Story
    (10708)

    A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

    Teddy says: "Did not disappoint..."
    "Lived up to the 5 star reviews"
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    Awesome story, well worth the price or credits, The reader, Roy Dotrice is the best!. Doesn't get better than this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Freakonomics: Revised Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
    • Narrated By Stephen J. Dubner
    Overall
    (2413)
    Performance
    (922)
    Story
    (916)

    Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life, from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, and whose conclusions turn the conventional wisdom on its head. Thus the new field of study contained in this audiobook: Freakonomics. Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives: how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.

    David says: "Good, but be careful"
    "Good Book, worth a credit"
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    Performance
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    I tried this book after hearing about it from a friend. Was a good book with some different ideas. Great to listen to on long drives. Worth the price I paid (sale.)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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