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Devin

WEST VALLEY CITY, UT, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Sarah Silverman
    • Narrated By Sarah Silverman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1145)
    Performance
    (663)
    Story
    (654)

    From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly poignant, and still pee-in-your-pants funny. If you like Sarah’s television show The Sarah Silverman Program, or memoirs such as Chelsea Handler’s Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea and Artie Lange’s Too Fat to Fish, you’ll love The Bedwetter.

    Teddy says: "Adequate but not great..."
    "Kind of like comedy"
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    Would you try another book from Sarah Silverman and/or Sarah Silverman?

    no


    What was most disappointing about Sarah Silverman’s story?

    She could be funny. Sarah's brand of humor lends itself well to irony, which deals with giving opposite conclusions than what is expected from the set up. Unfortunately, she has very little ironic intuition- sad really. Instead, she tends to be crass when she could be ironic, coincidental, when she could work just a little harder for a bigger payoff. In this way she tends to cheat. She spends so much time talking about bed wetting that I just don't give a **** about bed wetting or her stupid problems anymore.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sarah Silverman’s performances?

    no


    What character would you cut from The Bedwetter?

    Sarah Silverman


    Any additional comments?

    If audible could use some of its fortunes to transplant George Carlin's reincarnated dead sperm in Sarah Silverman's Uterus, then emotionally torment the resulting child for the next 20 years, and pay for that child to have an Ivy league education, pay for that child to go on tour and master its standup craft, then the world would finally have, if not the Anti-Christ, then at least a funny version of Sarah Silverman.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jurgen

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By James Branch Cabell
    • Narrated By Robert Blumenfeld
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (41)

    James Branch Cabell's career was short-lived - his works fit neatly within the 1920s literary escapist culture and then quickly declined in popularity as the author veered away from the fantasy niche. In his heyday, Cabell garnered praise from several of his contemporaries such as H. L. Mencken and Sinclair Lewis. Lewis even acknowledged Cabell's successful Jurgen in his 1930 Nobel Prize address.

    Thomas says: "I think a must read..."
    "Brilliantly Salacious"
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    If you could sum up Jurgen in three words, what would they be?

    A Dirty Aristophanes


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how irreverently Cabell treated everything and everyone- making the holy profane and turning the profane sacred. With wit, he brutalized the Classics, the value of sexual conquest, high society, the virtues of democracy itself, and, as only a rare genius could- he brutalized himself most of all. He invited the listener to be part of the joke and fall in love with a truly epic hero that is actually a pudgy scheming pawn broker. The story revolves around his journey to retrieve his wife whom he fears "has been carried off by a devil, the poor fellow."


    Which character – as performed by Robert Blumenfeld – was your favorite?

    For I am Jurgen, and it is the manly thing to do...


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

    Definitely


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Daylight War: The Demon Cycle, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    Overall
    (1338)
    Performance
    (1229)
    Story
    (1237)

    In this heart-stopping installment of the Demon Cycle, humanity continues to struggle against the demon plague - even as survivors hold out hope that the Deliverer will save them all. On the night of the new moon, the demons rise in force, seeking the deaths of two men, both of whom have the potential to become the fabled Deliverer, the man prophesied to reunite the scattered remnants of humanity in a final push to destroy the demon corelings once and for all.

    Joe says: "Can't Believe Audible Didn't Announce The Release."
    "GET THIS BOOK!"
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    Would you listen to The Daylight War again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this again! This is the best new fantasy series to come out in a long time.


    What other book might you compare The Daylight War to and why?

    It is similar to Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan in terms of plot development, character evolution, and addictive writing style.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The final battle screen. I wont ruin for anyone, but it is both a literal and a figurative cliff hanger that had me screaming at my iPhone as the narrator suddenly says, "The End."


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

    I had many extreme reaction, including many laughs and cries.


    Any additional comments?

    If you hate being addicted to great stories, then you should stay away from this series in general and this book in particular, because Brett will suck you in and leave you angry that there is not more to consume. Buy this book. Support this new author- Peter V. Brett may very well be "the next great thing."

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Desert Spear

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    Overall
    (1919)
    Performance
    (1447)
    Story
    (1454)

    The world remains under siege by demonkind stalking the land when the sun goes down. But a new hero has risen from the desert. Claiming to be the mythical Deliverer, Ahmann Jardir now rides alongside the allied desert tribes of Krasia. Jardir and his fellows are on an epic quest to vanquish the demons plaguing the world and bring humanity back from the brink of extinction.

    John says: "Worth My Credit"
    "Wonderful Listen"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Desert Spear the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed how the author can tell the same scene from multiple characters' perspectives. It adds depth to the experience.


    What other book might you compare The Desert Spear to and why?

    Warbreaker


    What about Pete Bradbury’s performance did you like?

    I liked how he could make you both love and hate the same character depending on whose perspective he was reading from.


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

    Definitely, I stayed up all night to finish it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Warded Man

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    Overall
    (2603)
    Performance
    (1952)
    Story
    (1965)

    Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

    Meloney says: "Brilliant"
    "Why isn't everyone talking about this author?"
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    Would you listen to The Warded Man again? Why?

    Definately. I felt the author was a little slow laying the ground work for the main story line, but once it was in place I couldn't put this story down.


    What other book might you compare The Warded Man to and why?

    Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson. The style, pacing, detail, and character development seemed to have a lot in common.


    Any additional comments?

    This should be on Audible's home page, instead of crap by James effing Patterson- seriously who determines Audible's front page criteria.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warbreaker

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By James Yaegashi
    Overall
    (2918)
    Performance
    (2092)
    Story
    (2104)

    An author whose previous, wildly successful novels have earned him a reputation as fantasy's master of magic, Brandon Sanderson continues to dazzle audiences with this tale of princesses and gods. In this extraordinary world, those who attain glory return as gods. And those who can master the essence known as breath can perform the most wondrous miracles - or unleash the most devastating havoc.

    Robert says: "What's Your god like?"
    "SANDERSON THE GREAT"
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    Where does Warbreaker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is one of the best books, I've ever listened to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lightsong- the irony of a God that doesn't believe his own religion is the greatest idea in the history of fiction.


    Have you listened to any of James Yaegashi’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is his first narration that I have heard. I enjoyed his interpretation of Lightsong as as bit of a surfer bonehead.


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

    My emotional roller-coaster was as frustrating as the twists and turns that Sanderson throws at the reader.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Emperor's Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Angela Lin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (917)
    Performance
    (833)
    Story
    (842)

    New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson is widely celebrated for his Mistborn Trilogy and contribution to the final three books of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. In The Emperor's Soul, a Forger named Shai can copy and re-create any item by using magic to rewrite its history. After being condemned to death for attempting to steal the emperor's scepter, Shai is given one final chance. She' ll be allowed to live if she can create a new soul for the emperor, who hovers near death.

    debbie says: "A Great Short Novella that is Long in Story"
    "Only Way to make it better is to make it longer"
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    What did you love best about The Emperor's Soul?

    It was a truly original idea for a story. Sanderson rarely disappoints, but this was a great and novel novella.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Emperor's Soul?

    The realization of how truly "artistic" the forger actually is.


    What about Angela Lin’s performance did you like?

    She was ok


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

    I wanted it to keep going.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ruins: Pathfinder, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Kirby Heyborne, Emily Janice Card
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1469)
    Performance
    (1301)
    Story
    (1324)

    When Rigg and his friends crossed the Wall between the only world they knew and a world they could not imagine, he hoped he was leading them to safety. But the dangers in this new wallfold are more difficult to see. Rigg, Umbo, and Param know that they cannot trust the expendable, Vadesh - a machine shaped like a human, created to deceive - but they are no longer certain that they can even trust one another. But they will have little choice. Because although Rigg can decipher the paths of the past, he can’t yet see the horror that lies ahead: A destructive force with deadly intentions is hurtling toward Garden.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Story Stretching 101"
    "Ahhhh, that ending!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It has very well developed characters, crisis, world, and logic.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ruins?

    The abrupt ending was unexpected and irritating.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I liked the variety of performances each narrator contributed for each character- Stefan Rudnicki deserves special praise for the accuracy, precision, and variety of his performance.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Loaf's "handicap" sceen


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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