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  • 11.22.63

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (307)
    Performance
    (276)
    Story
    (275)

    What if you could go back in time and change the course of history?11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot - unless.... King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 - from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill who becomes the love of Jake's life.

    keith says: "Excellent!!! sai King"
    "My First Stephen King Book I've Ever Finished"
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    What made the experience of listening to 11.22.63 the most enjoyable?

    The story is absolutely amazing. The story is so much more then the storyline.


    What other book might you compare 11.22.63 to and why?

    Nothing, it's unique. I loved it.


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

    No I haven't but I give him 10 stars. This was my absolute favorite audible book and it wasn't just because the story is amazing. Craig Wasson did a wonderful narrative.


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

    Lol, ok that's funny. The book is 31hrs long to listen to. No this is not a book I wanted to listen to in one sitting. But, it wasn't just because of the length of the book. The story was so in depth that I really enjoyed listening to it on my commute and then getting the chance to sit and ponder the concepts.


    Any additional comments?

    I have never been able to finish a Stephen King book before. Don't get me wrong I understand Stephen King is an amazing author. His other books are just not my genre. I honestly let that hold me back a few times when I viewed this book online. I thought it sounded interesting but let the predominant genre of Stephen King's other books hold me back. If you're in the same boat I was in just buy this book. It's absolutely amazing. You wont be disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (5400)
    Performance
    (4889)
    Story
    (4903)

    Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

    Clinton says: "Not what I thought it was going to be."
    "More than Pleasantly Surprised"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. Really enjoyed the story and the narration.


    What other book might you compare Hard Magic to and why?

    Laurell K Hamilton before it turned into porn so the Anita Blake series 1-8 and the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1323)
    Performance
    (686)
    Story
    (683)

    Toru Okada is going through a difficult time. He is without a job, his cat has disappeared, and his wife is behaving strangely. Into this unbalanced world comes a variety of curious characters, a young girl sunbathing in a nearby garden; sisters who are very peculiar indeed; an old war veteran with a violent, disturbing story. Okada retreats to a deep well in a nearby house. And the story unfolds.

    Shelley says: "Bizarre"
    "Recommended to read because loved move Inception"
    Overall

    I never write reviews but after listening to this for over 40 hours I can't help but to write one in fear that someone else would waist their token on this. Don't! It is so boring you just want it to end. Have to give credit to the narrator though. He did a wonderful job, could manage multiple voices well and even stayed awake. The only memories I will take away from this book is the horrible skinning a man alive scene and I wish it would go away!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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