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Paul

egg harbor city, NJ, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • 234 titles in library
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  • Pudd'nhead Wilson: A Tale by Mark Twain

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Richard Henzel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    Pudd'nhead Wilson, like many other Mark Twain books, was read aloud by the author to his wife and daughters, chapter by chapter, as it was being written.

    Rose says: "great reader, great tale"
    "pudd'nhead wilson"
    Overall

    this book is right up there with huckleberry finn.... one could easily make a case for it being twains' best book...you will love it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You Wouldn't Be Dead for Quids

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By Dino Marnika
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Les Norton, a big red-headed country boy from Queensland, has just arrived in the big smoke and is set to make his mark. Working as a bouncer at an illegal casino in the Cross, Les encounters a number of fascinating characters who make up the seamier side of one of the most exciting cities in the world – gamblers, conmen, bookies, bouncers, hookers and hit men, who ply their respective trades from the golden sands of Bondi to the tainted gutters of Kings Cross... usually on the wrong side of the law.

    Gordon says: "True Blue Aussie Humour"
    "Skip this one"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one


    Would you ever listen to anything by Robert G. Barrett again?

    Absolutely not


    Have you listened to any of Dino Marnika’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Hes very good


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    I am 3/4 through this book and still have not discovered a plot. No plot so the author has les beating people up , including Karate champions. Getting seduced by beautiful women. And letting his brothers dog kill and eat another dog. Oh and his brother eats a little also. I've read other les norton books and found them entertaining. But after this crap I won't be reading anymore. A refund is due me and any other person who bought this trash

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Road to Nowhere

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mark Chopper Read
    • Narrated By Andy McPhee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    This book is Chopper's redemption. It is the real story of the man, the criminal and the prisoner, told with black humour and surprising insight.

    david says: "Spellbinding"
    "Road to nowhere"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Road to Nowhere? What did you like least?

    I liked the anecdotes. I disliked the rediculous accounts of beatings where the victims take the beatings like a super hero.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Interesting characters


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Not a bad read. Can't really relate to a morally bankrupt criminal

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Tarquin Hall
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (424)
    Performance
    (255)
    Story
    (257)

    Dr. Suresh Jha, best known for unmasking fraudulent swamis and godmen, dies in a fit of giggles at his morning yoga class when goddess Kali appears from the mist and plunges a sword into his chest. The only one laughing now is the main suspect, a powerful guru named Maharaj Swami, who seems to have done away with his most vocal critic.

    Margaret says: "All Aboard!"
    "Title"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very high marks


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the characters and facts about I nDian culture


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it you won't be disappointed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hollywood Havoc - The Trouble with Fat Boy: Serial Number 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By John Klawitter
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Clever and energetic Matt Havoc thought he'd seen everything. As long-time assistant to B-movie Hollywood film mogul Vinnie Berger, he's learned to think quick and move fast. But when his quirky old neighbor goes into business with Nigerian scam artists who just may be terrorists, Matt finds himself a player in a deadly plot with more twists than one of Vinnie's movies.

    John says: "Manic Readers Loves Matthew Havoc"
    "save your time and money"
    Overall

    first book i've read that had music playing in the back round all the time...it was soooo disconcerting...i just could not get into this book from the start..so dissapointing..i should get my money back for this drivel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Small Crimes

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Dave Zeltserman
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Crooked cop Joe Denton gets out of prison early after disfiguring the local district attorney, which doesn't help his popularity. Nobody wants Joe to hang around, not his ex-wife, his parents or his former colleagues. Meanwhile, local mafia don Manny Vassey is dying of cancer and keen to cut a deal with God. He's thinking of singing to the DA if this will set him up for a better afterlife. And he knows stuff that will send Joe down again for a very long time.

    Kevin says: "A Satisfying Noir"
    "small crimes"
    Overall

    save your money but more importantly your time...this narrator is the worst and i mean the worst...it takes the author almost the whole book to get things moving along...and when it starts it is most disapointing...pass on this one

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rizzo's War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Lou Manfredo
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Rizzo's War, Lou Manfredo's stunningly authentic debut, partners a rookie detective with a seasoned veteran on his way to retirement in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn."There's no wrong, there's no right, there just is." This is the refrain of Joe Rizzo, a decades-long veteran of the NYPD, as he passes on the knowledge of his years of experience to his ambitious new partner, Mike McQueen, over a year of riding together as detectives in the Sixty-second Precinct in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

    Kathleen M. Crawford says: "Excellent Author, Excellent Narrator"
    "rizzos war"
    Overall

    can't give this book more than 3 stars....mainly i got tired of rizzo saying there is no right and there is no wrong. theres' only what is...rediculous mantra for a cop but all in all not a bad read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Metzger's Dog: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (96)

    When Leroy "Chinese" Gordon breaks into a professor's lab at the University of Los Angeles, he's after some pharmaceutical cocaine, worth plenty of money. Instead, he finds the papers the professor has compiled for the CIA, which include a blueprint for throwing a large city into chaos. But how is the CIA to be persuaded to pay a suitable ransom, unless of course someone actually uses the plan to throw a large city into chaos - Los Angeles, for instance?

    richard says: "Messrs. Perry and Kramer should get six stars."
    "metzger's dog"
    Overall

    save your money! i bought this book based on all the 5 star ratings...i wish i could get my money back...listened for 3 1/2 hours and could not take it anymore....they should take this book down to quantanamo and translate for the prisoners there and make them read it...they would begin talking after 10 minutes...HORRIBLE.....

    4 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Master of War: The Life of General George H. Thomas

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Benson Bobrick
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    In this revelatory, dynamic biography, Benson Bobrick, profiles George H. Thomas, arguing that he was the greatest and most successful general of the Civil War. Because Thomas didn't live to write his memoirs, his reputation has been largely shaped by others, most notably Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, two generals with whom Thomas served and who diminished his successes in their favor in their own memoirs.

    chris says: "Well Done"
    "if you are a civilwar buff get it!!"
    Overall

    in this book you will meet a man that if i could measure up to just 10% of his character i would be happy...be prepared to find out with documentation just how shallow and incompetant sherman and grant were....not taking grant off a fifty dollar bill will be an injustice.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Cavalryman of the Lost Cause: A Biography of J. E. B. Stuart

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jeffry D. Wert
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Mortally wounded in battle when he was only 31, the dashing J. E. B. Stuart, the South's "plumed warrior knight", stands with Stonewall Jackson as one of the Confederacy's most revered martyrs. Union General John Sedgwick called him "the greatest cavalryman ever foaled in America". Jeffry D. Wert, however, offers a more balanced assessment in this comprehensive biography.

    Ron says: "Cavalryman of the Lost Cause"
    "shoot the narrator"
    Overall

    good book but the narrator speaks in such a monotone one finds onself constantly drifting off..if i see a book i want to read in the future and this guy is the narrator i will pass....

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ted Conover
    • Narrated By uncredited
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (132)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    As he struggles to be a good officer, Ted Conover angers inmates, dodges blows, works to balance decency with toughness, and participates in prison rituals - strip frisks, cell searches, cell "extractions" - that exact a toll on inmates and officers alike. The tale begins with the corrections academy and ends with the flames and smoke of New Year's Eve on Conover's floor of the notorious B-Block. Along the way, Conover also recounts the history of Sing Sing.

    Steve says: "THE BEST BOOK ON PRISON LIFE I HAVE EVER READ!!!"
    "its a keeper"
    Overall

    great book..good insight into prison life from a guards perspectice....i think he downplays the seemier and violent part of prison life....but all in all a great read....buy it you won't be dissappointed

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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