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  • Columbine

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dave Cullen
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1886)
    Performance
    (906)
    Story
    (918)

    Over the course of this gripping narrative, Dave Cullen approaches his subjects with unrivaled care and insight. What emerges are shattering portraits of the killers, the victims, and the community that suffered one of the greatest - and most socially and historically important - shooting tragedies of the 20th century.

    Book reader says: "Truth and heartache"
    "A Must Read!"
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    Would you listen to Columbine again? Why?

    yes indeed! it gives great insight into the actual event and into the "why". the author has gone to great lengths to stick to the facts, and much of what he explores was either long forgotten, ignored or never brought to public attention.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    That all of the rumors, theories and myths behind Columbine were just that....mostly false rumors and misbeliefs. This is the first work that I've come across that really explores the minds of Dylan and Eric, looking to see why they did what they did.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Stephen Chbosky
    • Narrated By Noah Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2275)
    Performance
    (2070)
    Story
    (2089)

    Most people think 15-year-old Charlie is a freak. But then seniors Patrick and his beautiful stepsister Sam take Charlie under their wings and introduce him to their eclectic, open-minded, hard-partying friends. It is from these older kids that Charlie learns to live and love.

    FanB14 says: "Intelligent, Absorbing Coming of Age Story"
    "Modern day 'Catcher In The Rye'"
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    An excellent coming of age book that any age group and generation can relate to. This novel captures the trials and tribulations of growing up, the fear we all experienced being teenagers, trying to fit in and it didn't pull any punches.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fight Club

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated By Jim Colby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1479)
    Performance
    (1086)
    Story
    (1099)

    When a listless office employee (the narrator) meets Tyler Durden, his life begins to take on a strange new dimension. Together they form Fight Club - a secretive underground group sponsoring bloody bare-knuckle boxing matches staged in seedy alleys, vacant warehouses, and dive-bar basements. Fight Club lets ordinary men vent their suppressed rage, and it quickly develops a fanatical following.

    Ilana says: "The first rule about Fight Club is..."
    "Perfect even if you saw the movie"
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    If you saw the movie, don't worry. I feel the book enhances the movie, going beyond what they could do on the big screen. Even though I knew "the twist", it's still hard to see it coming. Many say this book is an attack on commercialism, but for me I found it to be a brilliant insight into a truely deranged mind!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Holst
    Overall
    (6913)
    Performance
    (5279)
    Story
    (5361)

    While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

    Haden says: "My friends thought I was crazy."
    "Skip the movie...read the book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Oh yes indeed!! What makes this book so great is how historically accurate it is. The author really goes to great lengths to keep the sound and feel of the era. Taking historical events, and adding the twist of vampires was perfect. If vampires did exist, the explinations given in the book for certain events seems plausable.


    What about Scott Holst’s performance did you like?

    He gave each character a distinct voice, and his performance as Lincoln was spot on. His voice really brings the story to life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Shatterpoint: A Clone Wars Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Matthew Stover
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    Jedi were never intended to be soldiers. But now they have no choice. Mace Windu - Jedi Master, skilled diplomat, devastating fighter - must journey alone to the most treacherous jungle planet in the galaxy and into his own heritage. He will leave behind the Republic he serves, the civilization he believes in, everything but his passion for peace and his devotion to his former Padawan. And he will learn the terrible price that must be paid when keepers of the peace are forced to make war.

    Amazon Customer says: "Action Packed, Great 1 shot SW novel"
    "Action Packed, Great 1 shot SW novel"
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    Where does Star Wars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is not the best SW novel out there, but definatly in the top 10.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The obvious choice is Mace Wundu, but I would have to say, Nick. Nick is a Korran rebel that aids Mace for most of the book. Quick witted, and a deceptivly capable fighter, Nick is far from the "dopey sidekick".


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kenobi: Star Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Jackson Miller
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (671)
    Performance
    (643)
    Story
    (643)

    Tatooine - a harsh desert world where farmers toil in the heat of two suns while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the marauding Tusken Raiders. A backwater planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unlikely place to find a Jedi Master in hiding, or an orphaned infant boy on whose tiny shoulders rests the future of a galaxy.

    Amazon Customer says: ""The Rifleman"... with a Lightsaber"
    "A must read!"
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    What did you love best about Kenobi?

    Kenobi was a well paced story from start to finish, with elements of action and drama mixed nicely. We really get to dive deep into Obi-Won's soul, and learn more about his feeling towards Anakin, and the emotions he felt during and after Episode III.


    What other book might you compare Kenobi to and why?

    Not so much a book, but a classic movie.....The Rifleman.


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    Jonathan Davis is the GO TO GUY to narrate Star Wars novels! He captures Obi-Won's voice and character to a tee, and he gives life to the assorted characters in the novel.


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

    The ending for sure, after Obi-Won resolves the story's issues/conflicts, and grants himself a measure of forgivness for the actions of Episode II/III.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Victim: A True-Life Journey into the Mind of a Serial Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jason Moss, Jeffrey Kottler
    • Narrated By Thomas Fawley
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    It started with a college course assignment, then escalated into a dangerous obsession. Eighteen-year-old honor student Jason Moss wrote to men whose body counts had made criminal history: men named Dahmer, Manson, Ramirez, and Gacy. Posing as their ideal victim, Jason seduced them with his words. One by one they wrote him back, showering him with their madness and violent fantasies. Then the game spun out of control. John Wayne Gacy revealed all to Jason - and invited his pen pal to visit him in prison.... It was an offer Jason couldn't turn down. Even if it made him....

    Gregory S. Butler says: "Pulling the Covers back and Exposing True Evil"
    "Horrible"
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    Any additional comments?

    The narration is slow to the point that it is painful. While the books premise seemed intriguing, the author drones on and on about his childhood, not getting to the actual plot for quite some time. Try as I like, I just couldn't hang in there.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lesbian Girls Who Crave Punishment & Bondage Encounters, Vol. 1

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By T. Goldstein
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Meadows
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (2)

    See how some of these women just can't seem to get enough kinky sex!

    Amazon Customer says: "Horrible"
    "Horrible"
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    Any additional comments?

    Overall this book sucked! The audio quality sounded like they were recording it on an old cassette player in someone's home. The reader had zero passion, made mistakes and would often pause midsentence for no reason.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Some Girls Bite: Chicagoland Vampires, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Chloe Neill
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1539)
    Performance
    (1205)
    Story
    (1222)

    They killed me. They healed me. They changed me. Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn't exactly glamorous, but it was mine. I was doing fine until Chicago's vampires announced their existence to the world---and then a rogue vampire attacked me. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker...and this one decided that the best way to save my life was to make me the walking undead.

    Stephanie says: "GREAT"
    "Not a bad start..."
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    What did you like best about this story?

    A fresh take on the vampire genre, and chock full of trashy romance elements!! Merit, the main character, seems to be interesting, but many of the supporting characters (especially Catcher) look like they will really be the backbone of this series.


    What aspect of Cynthia Holloway’s performance would you have changed?

    Ms. Holloway's performance made it difficult to tell of the character was speaking, or thinking their statements, and often times you cannot tell which action is being performed. She also doesn't seem to put much effort into using distinct "voices" for characters. She seems to have two character voices.....male and female....otherwise you can't tell which character is speaking.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
    • Narrated By Kevin Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2380)
    Performance
    (2221)
    Story
    (2232)

    Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July, 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

    Mike says: "Enthralling and authentic story of valor in combat"
    "True Tale of Courage and Honor"
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    Where does Lone Survivor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've read quite a few histoy/military history books so far, and this ranks right up there as one of the best tales to date. Dick Couch's 'Warrior Elite' edges this one out as the best so far, and I mention it becuae there is a relation betwen the two books. In this story, Marcus Latrell, USN SEAL, talks about his training with BUD/S class 228, the same class that Mr. Couch expertly documented in his book.

    The novel begins a bit slow, and the readers attempt at a 'texas good ole boy' accent is distracting, but once the story shifts to Operation Red Wing, the pace picks up. If you want to be inspired, truely inspired, then read this AND 'Warrior Elite'. Navy SEALS are not just the toughest, best trained fighting division in the world, they are also an ultra rare breed of men. Their stories are simply amazing.


    12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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