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D. Giancoli

South Jersey | Member Since 2010

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  • The Running Man

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (257)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (185)

    The year is 2025. The Running Man is America's favorite television game show. Ben Richards is the program's latest contestant-and the Hunters' latest target in a rigged game of death.

    Michael says: "Make sure you skip the first chapter"
    "Good Stuff - wish they made the movie like this"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Running Man again? Why?

    Well ... no. Kind of a lame question - I wouldn't listen to any book again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The grittiness. Darker than you would think - doesn't follow the general guidelines of a story.


    What does Kevin Kenerly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    not sure / was well read & entertaining.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Running Man and why?

    The main one


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Holst
    Overall
    (6909)
    Performance
    (5275)
    Story
    (5357)

    While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

    Haden says: "My friends thought I was crazy."
    "Not what I expected - pretty entertaining"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to be better than the print version?

    No idea - didn't read it. Bad question for a review...who comes up with this?


    What other book might you compare Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to and why?

    I would compare it to a history book - pretty accurate on the points in history. reat combination of fact & fiction.


    What about Scott Holst’s performance did you like?

    Good change in character voices


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

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21000)
    Performance
    (18833)
    Story
    (18900)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Pretty good - slow start"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not one of my favorites - but pretty entertaining once it got going.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    somewhat - slow beginning.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne – was your favorite?

    Amy


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Harry Markopolos
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Harry Markopolos, Frank Casey, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1438)
    Performance
    (738)
    Story
    (735)

    No One Would Listen is the exclusive story of the Harry Markopolos-lead investigation into Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme. While a lot has been written about Madoff's scam, few actually know how Markopolos and his team - affectionately called "the Fox Hounds" by Markopolos himself - uncovered what Madoff was doing years before this financial disaster reached its pinnacle. Unfortunately, no one listened, until the damage of the world's largest financial fraud ever was irreversible.

    Brendan says: "Shocking, terrific"
    "ehhhhhhh ...Thriller might be a strong word"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not bad. Not great. The last hour & half was simply stating how the SEC should be reformed.
    Interesting to a point & somewhat unbelievable on how poorly the SEC handled things. What I found comical is how hard the book tried to sell itself as a thriller. Repeated references to how he feared for his life, yet there wasn't one piece of evidence to validate his fear, just pure speculation. Overall, not bad - I just wouldn’t call it a thriller.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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