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David

San Diego, CA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Caliban's War: The Expanse, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (919)
    Performance
    (843)
    Story
    (846)

    James S.A. Corey’s best-selling hit Leviathan Wakes earned Hugo and Locus Award nominations. In Caliban’s War, the second chapter of Corey’s Expanse series, a desperate Earth politician works tirelessly to prevent war from reigniting. Meanwhile, upheaval takes root on Venus and Ganymede. And amidst this tumult, James Holden and his crew on the Rocinante are charged with the impossible task of saving humanity from a terrifying fate.

    Ethan M. says: "No sophmore slump as both plot and writing improve"
    "WOW"
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    Where does Caliban's War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best modern Science Fiction books I have listened to.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next book in the series. I picked up the first book on sale ($4.95) and didn't know what to expect (Leviathan Wakes). It was good so I decided to try the Second. a giant leap forward from the first. Highly recommend both.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition): An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
    Overall
    (2734)
    Performance
    (2587)
    Story
    (2592)

    World War Z: The Complete Edition is a new recording of Max Brooks’ best-selling novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, featuring 21 additional Hollywood A-list actors and sci-fi fan favorites performing stories not included in the original edition. New narrators include Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, Spiderman star Alfred Molina, The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, rapper Common, Firefly star Nathan Fillion, Shaun of the Dead’s Simon Pegg, and members of the casts of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes and more!

    Kim Venatries says: "A Good Story with an All Star Cast but ABRIDGED"
    "Brilliant!"
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    Brilliant! Nothing more to say, one of the best I've listened to from concept to story to performance. Tour De Force.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zombie Fallout: Zombie Fallout, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (2882)
    Performance
    (2693)
    Story
    (2704)

    This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

    Teddy says: "Hooked!"
    "I wanted to like it..."
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    I really wanted to like this book, I did, I promise. But that's the problem, this book seems to promise a lot but in the end couldn't help but letting us down.

    First, I wasn't real happy with the narration but I tried to overlook, just somewhat irksome in the back of my head, voice acting was not superb.

    In the beginning of the book I was actually thinking at least a 3 star (maybe 4 star depending on the ending) up until the book went ahead and 'jumped the shark' in Chapter 18.

    ********BEGIN SPOILER ALERT********
    I mean really, Zombie girlfriend, I thought this was a dream sequence at first. I am sure it has something to to with the later books but the Tommie/Seacrest thing I could accept, this pushed it to far.
    ********END SPOILER ALERT********

    ...but keep those skis on, not done jumping yet.

    The next few chapters (19-20) seemed contrived as if the editor asked the author to go back and add some more content or these we're short stories brought into the book and crammed to fit. Ending was okay but the damage was done.

    I really did like the first few chapters though, funny realistic (for a zombie book) and entertaining. Just didn't hold together.

    Seacrest Out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Heroes

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2832)
    Performance
    (2540)
    Story
    (2552)

    Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes. Vigilantes. Crusaders for justice, using their superhuman abilites to make Los Angeles a better place. Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Despite the best efforts of the superheroes, the police, and the military, the hungry corpses rose up and overwhelmed the country. The population was decimated, heroes fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland like so many others.

    Aser Tolentino says: "Superheroes vs. Zombies? Sure, why not..."
    "Most Entertaining Book In a Long Time..."
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    This book isn't a milestone of literature, or something that makes you really think hard, in fact I could see bibliophile friends turning their noses up at it. That said it was one of the most entertaining books I have gone through in a long time.

    I mean Super Heroes, Zombies, its chocolate and peanut butter gold in terms of fanboy entertainment and this one is done right. Not to mention the edge of your seat action as the story develops you also have all the super hero back-stories that are just as interesting themselves.

    Throw in the Los Angeles setting with Celebrity Zombie sightings (and kills) and a good dose of pop culture to boot (to quote hero St. George in the book "Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K" quoting Ted "Theodore" Logan Form 'Bill and Ted's Excellent adventure').

    Excellent book, very entertaining, found myself rooting for the Heroes at the end.

    BTW, so when is the movie coming out, it has blockbuster written all over it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mona Lisa Overdrive

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By William Gibson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (232)

    The award-winning William Gibson goes beyond science fiction to the broader mainstream fiction audience. His unique world features multinational corporations and high-tech outlaws vying for power, traveling the computer-generated universe.

    john says: "Narrator is Fantastic"
    "Great Conclusion to the Neuromancer Sprawl Trilog"
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    What did you love best about Mona Lisa Overdrive?

    Well done conclusion to Gibson's Sprawl Trilogy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Street Samurai Molly is back in a big way.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Colonel Roosevelt

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Edmund Morris
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (109)

    Of all our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased out of office. When he toured Europe in 1910 as plain “Colonel Roosevelt,” he was hailed as the most famous man in the world. Crowned heads vied to put him up in their palaces. “If I see another king,” he joked, “I think I shall bite him.”

    Chrissie says: "The guy is amazing!"
    "The World's Most Interesting Man..."
    Overall

    This was an exceptional (and long awaited...though worth the wait) conclusion to Edmund Morris' Trilogy on Theodore Roosevelt.

    Book is fantastic, I recommend the first two before reading (The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex).

    Also, the narration is excellent.

    The Trilogy is a must listen to for anyone even remotely interested in history, take the time to listen to the life of someone who could truly be referred to as:

    "The World's Most Interesting Man..."

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Christopher C. Horner
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
    Overall
    (254)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (42)

    The big media have spoken on the question of global warming, and the debate is officially over. "Be afraid, be very afraid", warns Time magazine. But have Al Gore and his environmentalist allies really proven their case? Not even close, says Christopher C. Horner.

    Michael says: "Must Read"
    "Eye Opening..."
    Overall

    For someone who always considered themselves environmentally friendly (i.e. myself), this book managed to finally make salient the uneasiness I felt with the "chicken little" spouting of the impending Global Warming catastrophe and it's purveyors. I encourage flat and round earth-ers alike to listen, do some research and decide for yourself.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Joan Waugh
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    At the time of his death, Ulysses S. Grant was the most famous person in America, considered by most citizens to be equal in stature to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Yet today his monuments are rarely visited, his military reputation is overshadowed by that of Robert E. Lee, and his presidency is permanently mired at the bottom of historical rankings.

    Erik says: "Good Book, Weaker Audio"
    "Awful"
    Overall

    Don't waste your money or credits or time on this book. Felt like I was in a college history lecture. Additionally the narration was not good as is echoed by other reviews.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (52 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2058)
    Performance
    (392)
    Story
    (400)

    This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he fight his hardest battle not against his enemies, but against the woman he loves? Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus and launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. Atlas Shrugged emerged as a premier moral apologia for capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who had never heard capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

    Robert says: "Over before you know it"
    "Cemeted a change in my life."
    Overall

    A is A.

    I add to the chorus that testifies to the influential nature of this book.

    I have been on a decade long journey that this book has finally made salient.

    I, the product of the liberal university system of the majority of the United States, a former believer of the Socialist/Communist ideologies, I have finally had the iron mask of subjugation ripped from my eyes.

    If you ever winced at the subtle knot in the pit of your stomach for seemingly pointless self sacrifice, if you have ever pondered the wisdom of trying to "raise all ships", if you have ever questioned why the you should bear the costs for others mistake, please take a chance on this book.

    The most frightening thing about finally coming to this work at these times is the reflection of the early years of the world of Atlas Shrugged in what is going on today in the United States.

    I thank the person who led me to this book.


    8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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