Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Michael

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Michael

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Michael

Orange, CA, United States | Member Since 2011

6
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 7 reviews
  • 22 ratings
  • 102 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Patient Zero: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3777)
    Performance
    (3129)
    Story
    (3121)

    When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

    Kim Venatries says: "Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more."
    "A Very Fun Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    It seems like Joe Ledger is the Doppelganger for the the character John Corey by Nelson DeMille. Both are ex-cops that got sucked into working for the government. Even Ray Porter's narration often times reminded me a lot of Scott Brick.

    Despite this, I did really enjoy this book. The action and choreographed fight scenes were perfect. I personally like the books where the protagonist is a bit of a smart ass bad-ass (Such as John Corey). The idea behind the story is a rather scary one and although we don't necessarily have the technology now (at least in the public's eye), I wonder when and if it will come.

    This book was recommended to me after I postulated on Facebook about the two events that occurred recently in the news. One was the Miami Face Eater and the second was a man in New Jersey who was cutting himself open and throwing his intestines at the cops. These two events are being blamed on the use of Bath Salts. However, after reading up on Bath Salts, I've learned there is no test that can be administered to determine if someone is on the designer drug. In fact, one ER doc said they only could know if the person who came into the ER told them that's what it was. Consequently, the question arises, how did they know. I began to wonder if it was something viral, after all it is the CDC and not FEMA who has the new advertising gimmick about preparing for a zombie apocalypse. That's when a cousin told me about this book. One that makes my postulation possible.

    In summation, I enjoyed this book. I don't really think something like this is truly possible but it was a fun story and I really hope it gets made into a movie.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Alice Cooper, Keith, Kent Zimmerman
    • Narrated By Alice Cooper
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    The man who invented shock rock tells the amazing and, yeah, shocking story of how he slayed his thirsty demons with a golf club. It started one day when Cooper was watching a Star Trek rerun between concerts, bored and drunk on a quart-of-whiskey-a-day habit. A friend dragged the rocker out of his room and suggested a round of golf. Cooper has been a self-confessed golf addict ever since.

    Michelle says: "Awesome"
    "Alice reads Alice - How can you go wrong?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What three words best describe Alice Cooper’s voice?

    Alice is a slice of fallen heaven.


    Any additional comments?

    Alice is probably one of the worst narrators ever. His reading is just terrible. With that said, I loved every word. I liken Alice's reading of this book to his vocals on his albums. He's not a great singer with an amazing voice, but his voice is perfect for his music and NO ONE else could do the same justice to songs like I Love The Dead and Dead Babies or Halo of Flies, et al. Likewise, he couldn't have read it more perfectly.

    Despite his narration, this book is awesome. I love that it's him telling his story and not some other reader putting his own inflections and "acting" into the book. I would recommend this to any Alice fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book Case: A Short Story Featuring Detective John Corey

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 58 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (657)
    Performance
    (574)
    Story
    (570)

    "The Book Case" is a story that features Nelson DeMille's most famous (and successful) character, Detective John Corey, who has appeared in six DeMille novels: Plum Island, The Lion's Game, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion. In this story, we see John Corey in his early years as an NYPD Detective, before he became involved with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force.

    Christina says: "They never disappoint"
    "Another Great Nelson DeMille Book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Book Case?

    Although this was a short story and only a couple of hours long, it was typical John Corey. DeMille's Corey novels are one of my favorites and nobody could ever replace Scott Brick's reading of this series. I've listened to every one of the John Corey novels from audible.com and each one is a great as the next.


    What other book might you compare The Book Case to and why?

    Another series which I love and is similar yet very different is The Retrieval Artist series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Scott Brick is consistent in his reading of this character.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anniversary Day: A Retrieval Artist Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (203)

    Four years ago, a bomb destroyed part of the dome protecting Armstrong, the largest city on the Moon. Now, as the city celebrates its survival with an event it calls Anniversary Day, a larger threat looms - one that begins with the murder of the mayor, and spreads across the moon itself.

    Shaliali says: "Defferent Focus"
    "I love this series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I love the characters that Ms Rusch creates. I've listened to every one of the books in this series and the narrator does an amazing job as well. I know this is a dumb review, but I'm busy at work. Seriously, the Retrieval Artist series are my favorite book series out there.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Misquoting Jesus

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Richard M. Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1888)
    Performance
    (1079)
    Story
    (1081)

    When world-class biblical scholar Bart Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original languages he was startled to discover the multitude of mistakes and intentional alterations that had been made by earlier translators. In Misquoting Jesus, Ehrman tells the story behind the mistakes and changes that ancient scribes made to the New Testament and shows the great impact they had upon the Bible we use today.

    R. J. Monts says: "a (mostly) balanced discussion"
    "Leaves you wondering"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    The author of Misquoting Jesus leaves you wondering, almost until the end, just what his personal beliefs are. I enjoyed this book all the more because of that. The information is presented very objectively.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Broken Angels

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Richard K. Morgan
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1685)
    Performance
    (717)
    Story
    (723)

    Cynical, quick-on-the-trigger Takeshi Kovacs, the ex-U.N. envoy turned private eye, has changed careers, and bodies, once more, trading sleuthing for soldiering as a warrior-for-hire and helping a far-flung planet's government put down a bloody revolution.

    crazybatcow says: "Very very good story, very very "adult""
    "A little hard to get into"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Richard K. Morgan and/or Todd McLaren?

    The first book seemed to have a much better story line. This book was just OK for me. I had a lot of trouble getting into it.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Buried Secrets

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Joseph Finder
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    Overall
    (1207)
    Performance
    (665)
    Story
    (657)

    Joseph Finder introduced Nick Heller, a “private spy” who finds out things powerful people want to keep hidden, to widespread acclaim from the critics and wild enthusiasm from the readers, in the New York Times best-selling novel Vanished. Now, in Buried Secrets, Nick Heller returns, finding himself in the middle of a life-or-death situation that’s both high-profile and intensely personal.

    Amazon Customer says: "Entertaining and Riveting Listening"
    "Very entertaining"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Buried Secrets in three words, what would they be?

    I love how the review says minimum 15 words yet this asks me to sum up Buried Secrets in 3 words. OK, three words


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.