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Ron

Redwood City, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 114 titles in library
  • 18 purchased in 2014
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  • Insane City

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dave Barry
    • Narrated By Dave Barry, The Gza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (152)

    Seth Weinstein knew Tina was way out of his league in pretty much any way you could imagine, which is why it continued to astonish him that he was on the plane now for their destination wedding in Florida. The Groom Posse had already sprung an airport prank on him, and he'd survived it, and if that was the worst of it, everything should be okay. Smooth sailing from now on. Seth has absolutely no idea what he's about to get into.

    Sylvia says: "It is Barry - it is Florida - it is INSANE!"
    "Hysterically funny!!"
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    What did you love best about Insane City?

    I love the way Dave narrates. It's always done tongue in cheek..


    Have you listened to any of Dave Barry and The Gza ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to all of Daves novels and most of his other books as well. To me, this is clearly the best.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't wait so long between books dave!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dance of the Reptiles: Rampaging Tourists, Marauding Pythons, Larcenous Legislators, Crazed Celebrities, and Tar-Balled Beaches: Selected Columns

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen, Diane Stevenson (editor)
    • Narrated By Arte Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (53)

    If you think the wildest, wackiest stories that Carl Hiaasen can tell have all made it into his hilarious, best-selling novels, think again. Dance of the Reptiles collects the best of Hiaasen's Miami Herald columns, which lay bare the stories - large and small - that demonstrate anew that truth is far stranger than fiction. Hiaasen offers his commentary - indignant, disbelieving, sometimes righteously angry, and frequently hilarious - on burning issues like animal welfare, polluted rivers, and the broken criminal justice system as well as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Bernie Madoff's trial, and the shenanigans of the recent presidential elections.

    Sierra says: "Loved the stories!"
    "Great book. Required reading!"
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    I've read pretty much all of Carl Haaasen's novels but wasn't sure how I'd like a book containing his newspaper editorials.
    Wow, was I surprised. This book is brilliant. It has everything from humor to political shenanigans.
    Arte Johnson is masterful as the reader.
    Should be required reading for all politicians.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cold Dish: A Walt Longmire Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3559)
    Performance
    (2672)
    Story
    (2671)

    Award-winning author Craig Johnson's critically acclaimed debut Western mystery takes listeners to the breathtaking mountains of Wyoming for a tale of cold-blooded vengeance. Four high-school boys were given suspended sentences for raping a Cheyenne girl. Now, two of the boys have been killed, and only Sheriff Walt Longmire can keep the other two safe.

    Dataman says: "Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)"
    "This Cold Dish is the best!"
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    Great writing, greater heros, and a great setting. Longmire is here to stay I believe.Honestly, one of the best books I've read in a while. Got hooked on the T.V. show (which is also great) and decided to give the first book a try. Wow!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ghostman

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Roger Hobbs
    • Narrated By Jake Weber
    Overall
    (359)
    Performance
    (312)
    Story
    (315)

    When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry, the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a favor from someone who's occasionally called Jack. While it's doubtful that anyone knows his actual name or anything at all about his true identity, or even if he's still alive, he's in his mid-30s and lives completely off the grid, a criminal's criminal who does entirely as he pleases and is almost impossible to get in touch with.

    Hassan says: "Authentic And Full of Action!!"
    "Fantastic debut novel!"
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    Would you listen to Ghostman again? Why?

    Yes.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Ghostman. He's the perfect anti-hero.


    Any additional comments?

    The story and the narration are exceptional. This is what a crime novel/mystery is supposed to be like.I can't wait for Roger Hobbs next one!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pest Control

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Bill Fitzhugh
    • Narrated By Colby Elliott
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    Bob Dillon is a down-on-his-luck exterminator from Queens who just wants to make a killing with his radical new environmentally-friendly pest elimination technique, involving his hybrid assassin bugs (a very real group of insects). But when Bob decides to advertise, his flyer falls into the hands of a European murder-for-hire broker who mistakes Bob for a professional assassin.

    A User says: "Super! Difficult to put down"
    "James Bond meets Bates Pest Control!!"
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    Where does Pest Control rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best audio books we've read so far.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bob Dillon because of the obvious comparisons with the sinnger/song writer Bob Dylan.


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

    He brings the personalities to life.


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

    Definetly.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is loads of fun. Bugs plus spys equal fun!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Night of the Living Trekkies

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Sam Stall, Kevin Anderson
    • Narrated By Zach McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    Our heroes are dressed in homemade uniforms and armed with prop phasers but soon find themselves defending their hotel and convention center against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Suddenly, all of their useless knowledge about particle physics and old Star Trek episodes has genuine real-world applications! And while hotel employees and regular civilians are dying left and right, our Trekkies summon strength and courage by emulating their favorite starship-voyaging characters

    Brian says: "Highly Enjoyable"
    "Make it so!!!"
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    Where does Night of the Living Trekkies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Night of the Living Trekkies is one of the most fun audio books we've listened to so far.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Night of the Living Trekkies?

    When Jim finally gets


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    You don't have to be a trekkie to enjoy this book. Sure it would help, but it's not nessesary. My wife loved it and she's not a trekkie at all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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