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Noel, MO, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • The Baby Blue Rip-Off: A Mallory Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Budding mystery writer Mallory was just trying to impress a politically correct girlfriend by delivering hot meals to little old ladies. The last thing he expected was to find his elderly charges such fascinating company, and when one sweet old gal meets an unexpectedly grisly fate, Mal sets out to find and stop the burglars who this time stole a life. The last thing the local sheriff needs, however, is a meddling civilian.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not as Hardboiled as the Heller Series"
    "Not as Hardboiled as the Heller Series"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I am a big fan of the Nathan Heller series written by Max Allan Collins. I thought that I would enjoy reading other books he wrote as well and had the opportunity to get this one inexpensively because of the Amazon Whispersync deal. (If you buy a Kindle version on Amazon of a book that has Whispersync you get a deal on the audio book.) Since my wife loves audio books I went ahead and got the book in audio as well.

    In my opinion this book is a better read on the Kindle than it is as an audio performance. Part of the reason is the narrator. Mr. Miller does a fine job with everything but the female voice performances.

    I would recommend the Kindle or the paper version of the book over the audio.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The best, most fleshed out character is the main character Mallory. Like the Nathan Heller books, you need to read more than one to get a real good 'feel' for this character though.


    What didn’t you like about Dan John Miller’s performance?

    His female character voices are really hard to listen to. I wish he had done a better job with them.


    Could you see The Baby Blue Rip-Off being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I could see the series made into a television show, not unlike Murder, She Wrote. It may be difficult to do that without the comparisons although it may have been a long enough time since MSW was on for it to work.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not a hard boiled detective series like the Nathan Heller stories. There also is no well known crimes in this series like in the Heller or Disaster series. I still recommend the books, just wouldn't recommend the audio unless you get them very inexpensively.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10072)
    Performance
    (9374)
    Story
    (9376)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "A Must Read for Gamers Who Grew Up in the 80's"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended it to many friends. The story is well written and engaging. The characters are believable and well developed. The numerous references to the 1980's was a trip down memory lane for me.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think the dance sequence was my favorite scene. No one in their right mind would have attended the dance under the circumstances which is why it is completely believable that a gamer would jump at the chance. (What true gamer believes he can't handle any situation in a game?)


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    There is no line between the game and life.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this to anyone that is a gamer or a nerd. Wil Wheaton does and excellent job narrating, in fact listening to him for hours is also a huge draw for nerds like me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated By Anne Hathaway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1939)
    Performance
    (1796)
    Story
    (1788)

    One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

    Thug4life says: "Great for family car ride"
    "Don't Expect the Book to be the Movie"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz?

    I think what strikes me as most memorable is the group's first visit to the All Powerful Oz. I was surprised that Oz saw each character individually and in a way that was completely different from the movie.


    Which character – as performed by Anne Hathaway – was your favorite?

    I think I enjoyed the Wicked Witch of the West the best. Ms. Hathaway seemed to revel in the witches nastiness.


    Any additional comments?

    Without giving anything away the book is definitely worth reading. The basic plot is the same, but there are a lot of differences. The differences make the story fresh, especially if you are only familiar with the Judy Garland movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Robots of Dawn

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1114)
    Performance
    (563)
    Story
    (583)

    Detective Elijah Baley is called to the Spacer world Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide. The prime suspect is a gifted roboticist who had the means, the motive, and the opportunity to commit the crime. There's only one catch: Baley and his positronic partner, R. Daneel Olivaw, must prove the man innocent. For in a case of political intrigue and love between woman and robot gone tragically wrong, there's more at stake than simple justice.

    Yvonne says: "Refreshing"
    "Classic Science Fiction from Asimov"
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    What did you love best about The Robots of Dawn?

    I think what I loved best about the book is the moral implications that Asimov brings up. Without giving the plot away, the idea that cultures can and will change as humanity gets older and hopefully moves into the stars is very compelling.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The mystery kept me guessing until the end. I also liked how Asimov managed to make me angry about the prejudices almost all of the characters displayed. It is a brave thing to intentionally make your audience uncomfortable.


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

    I have not read any of his other performances. I thought Mr. Dufris' understated reading of the book was spot on. I would love to hear him read a different type of story to see how his performance might change.


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

    The biggest compliment I can give to a book is in regards to character development. The second is that the book makes me examine my thoughts and beliefs. While I felt the character development was good, it wasn't great. (I think I needed to read the first Elijah Bailey book for that.) The book did make me think though, something that Asimov and Heinlein seem to do consistently.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hatchet

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Peter Coyote
    Overall
    (482)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (276)

    Newbery Award-winner Gary Paulsen's best-known book comes to audio in this breathless, heart-gripping drama about a boy pitted against the wilderness with only a hatchet and a will to live. On his way to visit his recently divorced father in the Canadian mountains, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is the only survivor when the single-engine plane crashes. His body battered, his clothes in shreds, Brian must now stay alive in the boundless Canadian wilderness.

    A User says: "the whole family loved it!!!"
    "An Excellent Audio Version"
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    What made the experience of listening to Hatchet the most enjoyable?

    I have been reading Hatchet to my students for years (the truth is I have been attempting to read it to my students for years.) I have always had difficulty getting through it, it is not an easy read aloud. That being said, Mr. Coyote does an excellent job making the story work in audio.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hatchet?

    The scene with the tornado is great. Through his reading of that scene, Mr. Coyote did a great job making me anxious as to what would happen to Brian.


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

    I have not listened to another book read by Mr. Coyote. If I saw his name on another audio book it would definitely be something that would make it a more attractive choice.


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

    Having read the book I was expecting a lot of the emotional twists of the story. That being said, I did have some emotions when it came to Brian's memories of his mother and father.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peter and the Starcatchers: The Starcatchers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1086)
    Performance
    (667)
    Story
    (661)

    In an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil.

    Deborah says: "A fast paced frolic on the high seas!"
    "Excellent Re-Imagination of the Peter Pan Myth"
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    What made the experience of listening to Peter and the Starcatchers the most enjoyable?

    The best thing about this audiobook is the performance of Jim Dale. I could listen to him read the phone book and find it interesting.

    I enjoyed the story, especially waiting to see how the elements of the original Peter and Wendy book would be incorporated into it.


    What other book might you compare Peter and the Starcatchers to and why?

    I would recommend reading Peter and Wendy (also known as Peter Pan) because it is good to be able to compare the two different stories. Also, I think that you can compare favorably the performance by Jim Dale in this story with his excellent job with the Harry Potter series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The early scenes setting up the story were my favorite. I really enjoyed how the character Peter became a much more three dimensional person in this version compared to Peter and Wendy. He is not the one dimensional character of the original story.


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

    Yes, although I think it is too long to do so. Again, Jim Dale's excellent reading of the story makes it a joy to listen to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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