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Brett

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  • The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Chris Hardwick
    • Narrated By Chris Hardwick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (705)
    Performance
    (655)
    Story
    (652)

    Nerds: Once a tormented subrace of humans... Now captains of industry! You don’t have to be a stereotypical geekwad to appreciate the tenets of Nerdism and to make your innate talents for overanalysis and hyper-self-awareness work for you instead of against you. Join Nerd superstar Chris Hardwick as he offers his fellow “creative-obsessives” the crucial information needed to come out on top in the current Nerd uprising. Success is the most satisfying - and legal - form of vengeance there is. And you can achieve it when you follow the Nerdist Way,

    Melody says: "I am a Nerd at heart"
    "Using Your Nerd Powers for Good"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Hardwick's advise for fellow "Nerdists" is an excellent kick in the pants to use our powers for good (self improvement) instead of evil (self pity). All of his ideas are simple to implement and can vastly change lives. Even integrating one suggestion into your life should have a profound impact. Highly recommended.


    What other book might you compare The Nerdist Way to and why?

    Much more of a self help book than a biography. Closer to Tim Ferriss' 4-Hour Workweek and 4-Hour Body.


    What about Chris Hardwick’s performance did you like?

    If you have listened to any of his Podcasts, you know his tome and speed.


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

    The financial and cluster sections closer to the end. And the overall tone to not be afraid to fail.


    Any additional comments?

    The workout is probably best read instead of heard.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Click-Clack the Rattlebag: A Free Short Story Written and Performed by Neil Gaiman

    • UNABRIDGED (12 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    Overall
    (1913)
    Performance
    (1753)
    Story
    (1755)

    "Click-Clack the Rattlebag", a subtle, witty, deceptive little tale, is your Halloween treat from Neil Gaiman and Audible, FREE through October 31. It's not available anywhere else, and for a limited time, each download from Audible benefits educational charities at DonorsChoose.org. Lock the doors, turn off the lights, and enjoy!

    Acacia says: "WHY WHY WHY"
    "Typical Neil Gaiman"
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    Excellent short scary story. If you have read or listened to any Neil Gaiman before and liked it, you will not be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5986)
    Performance
    (5271)
    Story
    (5316)

    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Meaghan says: "My First Completed Stephen King Novel"
    "So Glad the FULL Audiobook Version is Available"
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    Performance
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    I waited 10 years to read this novel. I could never get past the first few chapters, but I was completely wrapped up in the audiobook version. I looked forward to working out to continue the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reamde

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3457)
    Performance
    (3023)
    Story
    (3056)

    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."
    "Good Stephenson, Especially if you Game"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The whole premise behind this novel seemed too far fetched. But then again, what do you expect from Neal Stephenson. Maybe if it was not written in present day, I could suspend my disbelief.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Android's Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2242)
    Performance
    (1946)
    Story
    (1952)

    A human diplomat creates an interstellar incident when he kills an alien diplomat in a most unusual way. To avoid war, Earth's government must find an equally unusual object: A type of sheep ("The Android's Dream"), used in the alien race's coronation ceremony. To find the sheep, the government turns to Harry Creek, ex-cop, war hero and hacker extraordinaire.

    James says: "Philip K Dick meets Douglas Adams"
    "Good, but not the Best Scalzi Book"
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    This was a good John Scalzi book. If you have read any of his other works, this would be lower on the pile. But much like pizza, even a bad Scalzi book is better than most others.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fuzzy Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3734)
    Performance
    (3274)
    Story
    (3272)

    In John Scalzi's re-imagining of H. Beam Piper's 1962 sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy, written with the full cooperation of the Piper Estate, Jack Holloway works alone for reasons he doesnt care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorps headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporations headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, thats not up for discussion.

    Samuel Montgomery-Blinn says: "Short, sweet, and satisfying storytelling."
    "2 Books for the Price of 1"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It was a very pleasant surprise to finish the first file, and start the next file only to have Little Fuzzy by H Beam Piper included. Wil Wheaton's performance of Fuzzy Nation was spectacular as always.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Craig Ferguson
    • Narrated By Craig Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1595)
    Performance
    (980)
    Story
    (979)

    In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark - as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.

    Diane says: "Unabashedly Honest"
    "Who Better to Read Craig Ferguson than CraigyFerg"
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    If you could sum up American on Purpose in three words, what would they be?

    Heartfelt, witty and surprising.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Since there is really only one character, that would be Craig Ferguson


    What does Craig Ferguson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    You can feel the emotions as he reads the story.


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

    Craig's timing is impeccable.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a fan of Craig Ferguson, or merely coming to America stories, you owe it to yourself to read this book. Even better, get the audiobook version, and allow Craig to read it for you. His voice would have been in your head anyways.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris, Daniel Oreskes, Ron McLarty, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4285)
    Performance
    (3823)
    Story
    (3842)

    First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic, an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this 10th anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author's preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.

    Michael says: "New to Neil"
    "Grand Fantasy/Horror/Whatever You Want to Call It"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production) to be better than the print version?

    The attention to detail in this audiobook version is astounding. Having each character voiced by a different person brings the book to greater life than I expected. I completely enjoyed the audiobook version more than the written, and that is saying a lot for a Gaiman novel.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The cast of actors/characters is impeccable.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Answering that question might spoil a few surprises, but Shadow and Wednesday are ideally voiced.


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

    I would listen in one sitting, but the length makes that feat nearly impossible. I did look forward to morning drive time and workouts so I could get back to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Cannot recommended more highly. The best credit I have used on Audible, bar none.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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