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Christopher

Miami, FL USA | Member Since 2013

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  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7184)
    Performance
    (6660)
    Story
    (6676)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "Good but not Spectacular"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The performance was supurb.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dan of course. Because he's a fellow alcoholic


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

    When Jack Torrence appeared.


    Any additional comments?

    Not as good as The Shining, yet what could come close, Stephen King accomplished.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3415)
    Performance
    (3101)
    Story
    (3092)

    From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

    T. Edwards says: "Tremendously Enlightening, could not put it down"
    "Glorified Killer"
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    What disappointed you about American Sniper?

    The "hero" is nothing more than an uneducated killing machine.


    Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?

    no


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John Pruden?

    Anyone trying not to impersonate a Texas accent


    Any additional comments?

    If you are in the military you'll probably love this book. I gained a better insight as to how this kind of person thinks and acts. I'm just not very impressed with his glorification of war.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (19050)
    Performance
    (14820)
    Story
    (14766)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Literally Luaghed Out Loud (through most of it)"
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    Very funny woman. I thought most of the book was great and thought provoking. A little preachy at parts though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Legion

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3702)
    Performance
    (3349)
    Story
    (3418)

    Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his 'aspects' are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society.

    Joshua says: "The only flaw..."
    "VERY SHORT"
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    I didn't get this for free as others apparently had done previously, but I did download the second book for free. I was disappointed in it's length. Seems like I stumbled in on a story in the middle of things with a past that I could not completely understand. Maybe more will be revealed in the sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1612)
    Performance
    (823)
    Story
    (824)

    Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again.

    Ted says: "WHOA! This was totally good!"
    "Disappointing."
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    Kind of liked this book, my second of Mr. Cobin, adn it seems like he doesn't know how to end a mystery book. Well written, but predictable. Far fetched and drawn out.. Good narrator. Just not worth the 14 hour investment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sowing

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Steven dos Santos
    • Narrated By Josh Hurley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Lucian "Lucky" Spark leads a double life. By day, he trains to become one of the Establishment elite. At night, he sabotages his oppressors from within, seeking to avenge the murder of his love, Digory Tycho, and rescue his imprisoned brother. But when he embarks on a risky plot to assassinate members of the Establishment hierarchy, Lucky is thrust into the war between the Establishment and the rebellion, where the lines between friend and foe are blurred beyond recognition.

    Christopher says: "Frantic, Fever Pitched, Nail-Biting FUN!!!"
    "Frantic, Fever Pitched, Nail-Biting FUN!!!"
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    Steven Dos Santos has done it again with an incredible sequel to The Culling. I was enthralled by this book. The only negative was the narrator. A bit exaggerated and over-the-top in his characterizations, the reader was at times annoying. But the story and text were too compelling to have me turn it off. I would have listened to this in one sitting if I had started it sooner in the day. I was compelled to listen to this in two days. Bravo Mr. Dos Santos in another chaper in the Torch Bearer Trilogy. Can't wait for the next installment!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Before I Go to Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By S. J. Watson
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (663)
    Performance
    (551)
    Story
    (550)

    "As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me...." Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.

    Sara says: "A terrifying story"
    "Had me Guessing throughout"
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    I have heard of this story line before; this of course is a new spin on the old story. I found myself trying to figure out the mystery immediately. I figured it out mostly within the first half of the book, but there were some twists. What grabbed me and kept me listening was hte narrator. What an excellent voice and so well paced. If you are as avid a mystery/thriller reader as I am, you might guess the evolving storyline, but don't be totally sure of yourself. There are surprises. The biggest being the discovery of this incredible narrator!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Relic: Pendergast, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4354)
    Performance
    (2777)
    Story
    (2807)

    Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who - or what - is doing the killing.

    Snoodely says: "Non-Perishable"
    "More, More, More... but not with the same narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I enjoyed this sci-fi/techno/thriller a lot. The narrator gave an mediocre performance. His pacing was okay, but his character voices were over the top caricatures. But the book itself was very exciting and had me on the edge of the bed listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Revival: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By David Morse
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1043)
    Performance
    (985)
    Story
    (994)

    In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

    Thug4life says: "Not fit for a King"
    "I liked it!"
    Overall
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    After reading many negative reviews AFTER I had already purchased the book in pre-order I was not expecting much. And maybe that's the key to this book. It's a King novel, that's for sure. Not the best (The Shining, The Stand, It) but definitely not as bad as people are making it out to be. Have no expectations, and you will be pleasantly scared! Enjoy!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gray Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Catherine Taber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1169)
    Performance
    (1067)
    Story
    (1077)

    The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track - until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about.

    Jan says: "Sorry John... wanted to like it... love you anyway"
    "Boring and Ponderous with no suspense."
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    Would you try another book from John Grisham and/or Catherine Taber?

    I know John Grisham but I'm not sure I would order any future books if this is what it has come to. As far as Ms. Taber... she needs to know how to better pace her reading. It was very slow.


    What could John Grisham have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It felt more like a "60 Minute" segment with some fluffed up narrative


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Catherine Taber?

    Some one with a better pace.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Gray Mountain?

    I came looking for a good legal thriller with suspense and court room action. What I got was 15 minutes of one chapter with suspense and one lame court room scene that wasn't even a trial.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your time or credit. I kept thinking something would happen. I'm still waiting....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Child: An Audible Drama

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Sebastian Fitzek
    • Narrated By Rupert Penry-Jones, Jack Boulter, Emilia Fox, and others
    Overall
    (378)
    Performance
    (351)
    Story
    (348)

    My name is Simon. I’m 10 years old. I’m a serial killer. Robert Stern (Rupert Penry-Jones), a successful defense attorney, doesn’t know what lies in store for him when he agrees to meet a new client in a derelict estate on the outskirts of Berlin. Stern is more than surprised, when his old love interest and professional nurse Carina (Emilia Fox) presents him a ten year old boy as his new client. Simon (Jack Boulter), a terminally ill child, who is convinced he has murdered many men in a previous life.

    Rolando says: "Disappointing"
    "Great performances...to a somewhat intriguing book"
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    The book was okay but no remarkable pulp piece. What gives this book a boost is the full cast narration. If the production had limited the music to 5 seconds rather than 30 seconds at the end of each chapter, it would have been better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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