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  • Tough Sh-t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Kevin Smith
    • Narrated By Kevin Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Take one look at Kevin Smith: He's a balding fatty who wears a size XXL hockey jersey, shorts, and slippers year-round. Not a likely source for life advice. But take a second look at Kevin Smith: He changed filmmaking forever when he was twenty-four with the release of Clerks, and since then has gone on to make nine more profitable movies, runs his own production company, wrote a best-selling graphic novel, and has a beautiful wife and kids. So he must be doing something right.

    Pamela says: "Such a likable slob!"
    What made the experience of listening to Tough Sh-t the most enjoyable?

    Kevin Smith likes to talk, he's funny and has A LOT to say about life, making "films", comics, family, friends, and whatever else the f**k he wants to talk about(he is quite vulgar which I find refreshing sometimes).

    What did you like best about this story?

    The end, but I don't want to spoil it. I got tears, and if a F**king Kevin Smith book makes you cry, then it is worth a listen.

    Which character – as performed by Kevin Smith – was your favorite?

    Kevin Smith

    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Try something, be encouraging to my kids, and swear a lot.

    Any additional comments?

    Some of the stories I have already heard told on various blogs or SMODCASTS(Kevin Smith's podcast Network) so it was slightly repetative. But not everyone reads his blogs or listens to his SMODCASTS(which you should, if you enjoy this book).

    Kevin Smith seems like a real heartfelt guy with a passion for people. He can't be "friends" with everyone, it seems like if he could he would! Instead he does the next best think and shares his heart and mind with the world hoping he might reach that one person that might otherwise not have had some encouragement. That's pretty effin cool.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sabriel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Garth Nix
    • Narrated By Tim Curry

    Ever since she was a tiny child, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who won't stay dead. But now her father, the Mage Abhorsen, is missing, and to find him Sabriel must cross back into that world.

    Erin says: "One of the Best Audio Books I've Heard"
    What made the experience of listening to Sabriel the most enjoyable?

    Tim Curry! His narration was impeccable, he was able to make amazing evil cat sounds!

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sabriel?

    When Sabriel has to find her father in death, the scene is very emotional.

    Which character – as performed by Tim Curry – was your favorite?

    Mogget, he could make the cat snarl and talk at the same time, amazing!

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

    Yes! Such a different story, not like anything I have ever read!

    Any additional comments?

    What a wonderful bookand series, it is one that sticks with you for a long time and makes you yearn for more.
    Tim Curry needs to be one of your top narrators and narrate more books! He is amazing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deadlocked: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on there were things she'd rather not know. And now that she's an adult, she also realizes that some things that she knows about, she'd rather not see—like Eric Northman feeding off another woman. A younger one. There's a thing or two she'd like to say about that, but she has to keep quiet—Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town.

    pewter says: "Who, What, and Why"
    "boredlocked, or how many times Sookie goes to work"
    Would you try another book from Charlaine Harris and/or Johanna Parker?

    Yes, unfortunately, the series has gone down hill, the characters are stiff, but naturally I want to know how the story ends. I did not care for the narrator as Sookie, she was great for the supporting chsracters, but she would lose her southern accent at times and her voice a bit raspy for the character of Sookie.

    What was most disappointing about Charlaine Harris’s story?

    The flat characters that used to have so much life. Also it took 3/4s of the book to have any real action start. She even made fun of Pam and Bill rather than embracing them she made them into caricatures. Sookie whined and complained the whole story.

    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her southern accent made her voice raspy, which made it sound like Sookie was a smoker, when she would do Tara's on the other hand it sounded great, as well as most of the supporting characters.

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

    The first 3/4of the book where most of it rehashes old stuff, and doesn't have much action.

    Any additional comments?

    Kill Sookie, or turn her. I know that lovers angst is what keeps readers interested but Eric is just an oaf, compared to the Viking God he was. Give them a happy few moments, let them go, and move on this stringing the relationship along for a couple of books with no emotion is flat and uncomfortable and boring.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, The Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Edward Dolnick
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The Clockwork Universe is the story of a band of men who lived in a world of dirt and disease but pictured a universe that ran like a perfect machine. A meld of history and science, this book is a group portrait of some of the greatest minds who ever lived as they wrestled with natures most sweeping mysteries. The answers they uncovered still hold the key to how we understand the world.

    Alison says: "The Royal Society comes alive."
    "Fascinating History"
    Would you listen to The Clockwork Universe again? Why?

    Sure, I think this audio book was highly informative and I am positive I would learn something new if I listened to it again.

    What other book might you compare The Clockwork Universe to and why?

    I picked it up because I was reading, the

    What about Alan Sklar’s performance did you like?

    He had a pleasing voice

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reactions.

    Any additional comments?

    Great book that gives you a nice timeline of the era.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs)
    • By Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann, Dick Cheney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In his unmistakable voice and with an insider's eye on history, former Vice President Dick Cheney tells the story of his life and the nearly four decades he has spent at the center of American politics and power. In My Time is truly the last word about an incredible political era, by a man who lived it and helped define it - with courage and without compromise.

    A User says: "Eye Opening, Insightful and Honest"
    "Changed the Way I View Politicians"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a chance to hear the otherside of the story, not what CNN, FOX, NPR, or any other news outlet or critic has said or edited.

    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed Vice President Cheney's forward thinking. He always seemed to have his plans thought through and was calculated. He also sought the counsel of many people before coming to his conclusions. While I may not have agreed with everything that happened during his years in the White House, I have more respect for him and learned a lot about the inner workings of politics, and presidential campaigning.

    Have you listened to any of Edward Herrmann and Dick Cheney ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love Edward Herrmann, he has a wonderful voice, and I am excited to listen to an audio book narrated by Him, this one is no exception.

    Any additional comments?

    I really feel I have a better view on how the world of politics, war and Washington works. From Senators voting a certain way due to elections, to who they choose for their campaign managers and why, I feel it is necessary not only to look at those who are running and what they are saying, but who they surround themselves with and why.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Reamde

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Richard Forthrast created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe - and Richard is at ground zero.

    ShySusan says: "Not perfect, but worth a listen."
    "Classic Stephenson Style."

    Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest this story was fun to follow. I love Stephenson's writing style, and while this may not fall into the "sci-fi" category it is still awesome, and there is plenty of geekiness to fill in the gaps. It is a very culturally relevant book and goes to the extreme to include pop culture references such as; hipsters, massive multiplayer online gaming, Facebook, Skype, terrorism, extremist fundamentalist Christianity, etc. At first I was worried about the book not being relevant in a few years, but I do believe it will be a book for historians to look back at when researching our time.
    If you enjoy Stephenson's writing style, give it a try. At first I didn't care for the narrator but after their were many characters introduced, I was quite impressed, as I don't think I know anyone that could read that much of a book and come up with such different voices, the subtle difference between the Hungarian and the Russians. I loved Jones' voice and the Godlike voices while playing the game. The sassy girls voices were amusing, and properly annoying at the right times. At the end of the book I was very happy with the narration.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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