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John

Huntersville, NC, USA

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  • The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By Howard McGillin
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (30)

    A highly infectious, deadly virus from the Central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days, 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race.

    John says: "The scariest book ive ever read."
    "The scariest book ive ever read."
    Overall

    And its all true. An easy listen and well worth your time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Why We Suck

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Dr. Denis Leary
    • Narrated By Dr. Denis Leary
    Overall
    (407)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (147)

    In Why We Suck, Dr. Denis Leary uses his common sense, and his biting and hilarious take on the world, to attack the politically correct, the hypocritical, the obese, the thin - basically everyone who takes themselves too seriously. He does so with the extra oomph of a doctorate bestowed upon him by his alma mater Emerson College. "Sure it's just a celebrity type of thing - they only gave it to me because I'm famous." Leary explains.

    C. Byrnes says: "Laughed Out Loud Bunches"
    "If you like Denis Leary , you will enjoy this."
    Overall

    A fun listen, i caught myself laughing out loud more than once at work and in the car.Something to take your mind off our current times and have a laugh.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Road

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5603)
    Performance
    (2231)
    Story
    (2259)

    America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

    Darwin8u says: "My wife says he's that Cold Desert Writer I love."
    "Tough going at first, but worth the journey."
    Overall

    The book is harsh, desolate and depressing. But by the books end you have a sense of hope.
    This is not a action /horror story as the upcoming movie trailer seems to betray, its a story about a man and his undying love for his boy. If you can get through the first 2 chapters the final 3 will leave you with hope and satisfaction.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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