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Robert

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  • Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete Third Season

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Season 1 was the most downloaded podcast in history. Season 2 blasted the boundaries of blather. And now, it's The Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete Third Season. Pay one price, and you'll get all six episodes from Season 3, full of the latest ravings, rants, and ramblings from Ricky, Steve, and Karl.

    Robert says: "Awesome"
    "Awesome"
    Overall

    This is the best thing to listen to in the car on a road trip. Hours of fun.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Ricky Gervais Guide to... PHILOSOPHY

    • UNABRIDGED (53 mins)
    • By Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant & Karl Pilkington
    • Narrated By Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant & Karl Pilkington
    Overall
    (280)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (99)

    In this episode... Steve on Feng Shui; The think tank; Karl's perfect life; Karl's problem with neuroanatomy; Cogito Ergo Summat; Work ethics; Post-pesticidal remorse; Karl's holiday anhedonia; Curry night at Auntie Nora's; The Zen of Munchies; Karl's confectionery-based analogies; Transplant bollocks; Karl gets economical with his facts; Tribal numeracy; Small talk at the bar.

    Robert says: "What would I do without you??"
    "What would I do without you??"
    Overall

    Sometimes when I am on the subway I laugh so loud people move away from me, Yay for Philosophy!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Stardust

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2495)
    Performance
    (1019)
    Story
    (1028)

    Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he'll retrieve the star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran on the most unforgettable adventure of his life.

    Bob says: "Witty and magical"
    "Gaiman can read to me any time!"
    Overall

    I love it when Neil Gaiman reads to me. I have every audible thig he has done. This was my last hold out because I was not a fan of the movie. Thank goodness I bought it in a panic when my credit was about to expire for the month. Great story, amazing narration. Happy Camper.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (1930)
    Performance
    (943)
    Story
    (947)

    "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem.

    Katelyn says: "One word - Awesome!"
    "Funny for a Bit"
    Overall

    I found the first parts amusing but the novelty wore off half way through.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Hidden Empire: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1528)
    Performance
    (501)
    Story
    (502)

    An explosive new science fiction series by New York Times best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson, Hidden Empire is the first volume in The Saga of the Seven Suns, modeled after the Star Wars and X-Files universes. Anderson has become the foremost science fiction writer of the century, bringing to life vivid characters and worlds that delight his fans across the galaxy.

    A User says: "Great Listen"
    "Begin at the Beginning"
    Overall

    Neil Gaiman convinced me to read this after making a comment on it in some interview I heard somewhere. The first few hours are very slow and I struggled to keep my MP3 on, but things pick up around half way through, and speed along in the last quarter. You have to make it through the first few hours to get to the exciting bits but I am guessing the next in the series will set a faster pace...I hope.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Neverwhere

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5370)
    Performance
    (2201)
    Story
    (2219)

    Richard Mayhew is an unassuming young businessman living in London, with a dull job and a pretty but shrewish fiancée. Then one night he stumbles upon a girl lying on the sidewalk, bleeding. He stops to help her, and his life is changed forever. Soon he finds himself living in a London most people would never have dreamed of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels. It is a world that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations.

    Thomas says: "Neverwhere is Great"
    "Could not press stop"
    Overall

    I loved this book. Gaiman is such a fantastic story teller and his reading was wonderful.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated By Sarah Vowell, Conan O'Brien, Seth Green, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1528)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (331)

    Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. Her essays confront a wide range of subjects, icons, and historical moments: Ike, Teddy Roosevelt, and Bill Clinton; Canadian Mounties and German Filmmakers; Tom Cruise and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; twins and nerds; the Gettysburg Address, the State of the Union, and George W. Bush's inauguration. The result is an engrossing audiobook, capturing Vowell's memorable wit and her keen social commentary.

    Erik says: "A great listen"
    "Awesome"
    Overall

    Garfield is now my favourite president

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
    • Narrated By Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
    Overall
    (798)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (76)

    Were you one of the several people on Earth who didn't catch every historic episode of the most-downloaded podcast ever? Or maybe you treasured every golden moment and want to preserve it for future generations? Now, all 12 episodes of The Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season are here in one package that's far tidier than Karl Pilkington's thought processes.

    Shannon says: "lol"
    "Super Funny"
    Overall

    People kept looking at me on the subway each time I started to laugh. I could not hold it in!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Robert Stanek
    Overall
    (1063)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (78)

    After the Great War that divided the peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500 years. To heal the lands and restore the light, the great kings decreed that magic and all that is magical, be it creature, man, or device, shall be cleansed to dust. The cleansing raged for so long that no human could recall a time without it and it is in this time that the Dark Lord Sathar returned from the dark beyond.

    Jessy says: "An epic tale with intrigue, mystery and wonder"
    "Who the heck is reading this?"
    Overall

    I'm sure it this is a good story but after 10 minutes of listening to the narrator I wanted to kill my IPOD.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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