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Omar

I don't like when a series starts with one narrator then switches to another who changes the nature of the characters, etc.

West New York, NJ, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Jakarta Pandemic

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Steven Konkoly
    • Narrated By Joseph Morton
    Overall
    (672)
    Performance
    (603)
    Story
    (600)

    In the late fall of 2013, a lethal pandemic virus emerges from the Islamic Republic of Indonesia (IRI) and rages unchecked across every continent. When the Jakarta Flu threatens his picture-perfect Maine neighborhood, Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, is ready to do whatever it takes to keep his family safe. As a seasoned sales representative for Biosphere Pharmaceuticals, makers of a leading flu virus treatment, Alex understands what a deadly pandemic means for all of them.

    Eric says: "Political schizophrenia and engrossing story"
    "Alex should make up his mind already!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Jakarta Pandemic to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print edition.


    What about Joseph Morton’s performance did you like?

    Joseph Morton is GREAT, I also heard 77 Days in September by him.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Facebook Effect (excerpt)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By David Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated By David Kirkpatrick
    Overall
    (1095)
    Performance
    (787)
    Story
    (801)

    In little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects, even becoming instrumental in political protests from Colombia to Iran.

    DJ Hellion says: "Bloatware"
    "The Facebook Effect (excerpt)"
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    What disappointed you about The Facebook Effect (excerpt)?

    Audible, Audible is disappointing about this book, I can't delete it!!!!


    What could David Kirkpatrick have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not write it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of David Kirkpatrick’s performances?

    No.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Awe. That I can't delete it!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Perseid Collapse: The Perseid Collapse, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Steven Konkoly
    • Narrated By John David Farrell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (146)

    2019. Six years after the Jakarta Pandemic “decimated” the world's population; life is back to normal for the Fletchers and most Americans. The United States stands at the brink of a complete domestic and international resurgence, with stories of confidence and prosperity dominating the headlines. Appearances can be deceiving. An undercurrent of paranoia and fear still runs strong below the surface; the collective angst spawned by 28 million American deaths forever stamped into population's psyche.

    Denise says: "DON'T BUY THIS BOOK YET...Wait for the 2nd part.."
    "Bring back Joseph Morton"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Sure, if they have listened to the Jakarta Pandemic, otherwise, no.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Currently none. The characters don't seem to have changed after the 'end of the world' type of issue they went through in the Jakarta Pandemic, the narration makes it worse since the voices in JP are now gone and different.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Joseph Morton!


    Did The Perseid Collapse inspire you to do anything?

    Not read the follow up, and return it to get my credit back.


    Any additional comments?

    listen to the Jakarta Pandemic again. Not sure what exec decides that you should change the narrator, if it's scheduling then wait! if it's money pay up!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Distant Eden: Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lloyd Tackitt
    • Narrated By Michael Hacker
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (58)

    December 2012, a massive solar storm knocks out the power grid. Three hundred million Americans are suddenly faced with a survival situation. They have no water, electricity or fuel. Food rapidly disappears from the store shelves, not to be replaced. Only three percent will survive. Those three percent will have much in common. What does it take to be one of them?

    Sullivan says: "Prepper training parable"
    "All over the place"
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    Would you try another book from Lloyd Tackitt and/or Michael Hacker?

    No


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something from a writer or narrator that I already like.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Hacker’s performances?

    No way, in A Distant Eden: Volume 1 Mr. Hacker tries Texan accents, none work, even the Latin gang-banger was off it sounded like some sort of stereotypical Asian accent.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger, that I spent a credit on it!


    Any additional comments?

    Not worth the credit. Re-listen to One Second After or Lucifer's Hammer instead.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Solitary Man, Volume 1: Countdown to Prepperdom

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ron Foster
    • Narrated By Duane Sharp
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    This book focuses on building a "bugout" location from scratch, with permaculture and disaster psychology applied to an unfolding catastrophe. takes his adventure story and weaves in prepper tricks and introduces some new survival supplies that most folks haven't thought about, integrating them into his storyline.

    Omar says: "Not much fiction in this novel"
    "Not much fiction in this novel"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Only if they are die hard preppers who don't care much about fiction.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Ron Foster? Why or why not?

    Yes, I'm hoping he becomes a better writter.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I dont think it can be based on the content and lack of story continuity.


    Could you see The Solitary Man, Volume 1 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Ugh, not at the moment, it would end up like Atlas, Shrugged or some other crap adaptation. I'd rather see a better novel, then a movie off of 'that' better novel. Will Patton could star though :)


    Any additional comments?

    The fiction in the book HAS to get better, I know the author receives great reviews, but that might be confusing the didactic nature of the content (preppin stuff and how-tos) instead of the fictional prose (the story) it has some decent spots, but exposition ruins it. It is worse than James Wesley Rawles 'Survivors'. I do like the Don and mother survivor combo/interaction, you don't see that much. Don's friends seem to have better dialog than he does. The narrator does well with female voices. The other books should be reread by Duane Sharp.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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