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Christopher

East Point, GA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Ex-Heroes

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3274)
    Performance
    (2942)
    Story
    (2956)

    Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes. Vigilantes. Crusaders for justice, using their superhuman abilites to make Los Angeles a better place. Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Despite the best efforts of the superheroes, the police, and the military, the hungry corpses rose up and overwhelmed the country. The population was decimated, heroes fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland like so many others.

    Aser Tolentino says: "Superheroes vs. Zombies? Sure, why not..."
    "There will be more!!!!!!!!!"
    Overall

    I found this book in the ad they had here on Audible & I have listened to it 2 times so far! Great characters, great story, great narration, great delivery and totally stoked for more. Ex Patriots was great as well, Peter Clines did one helluva job!!!!!!

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • My Dead Body

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Charlie Huston
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (99)

    After exposing the secret source of blood for half of Manhattan's Vampyres, private eye Joe Pitt is definitely a dead man walking. For a year he's sloshed around the subway tunnels and sewers, tapping the veins of the lost, while above ground a Vampyre civil war threatens to drag the Clans into the sunlight once and for all. What's it gonna take to dig him up?

    Mary says: "Warning Book 5"
    "Black guy beef."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've listened to all of the book & I've enjoyed each one and especially the last book. The only thing I would say that I don't care for is the speaking parts of the "Black" characters. I've been Black for about 43 years & I have yet to encounter any other Black folks that speak like the Black portrayed in the books...EVER. I'd gladly recommend the books to others most certainly, but as I was listening I just kept saying to myself that there was no way possible that ANY Black, African American or persons closely associated with those mentioned people were consulted about the speech patterns used in the stories.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Joe would be at the top of my favorite character list followed by Esperanza, Hurley, Chubby Freeze (love the name) and Mrs. Vandewater.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Dexter Predo.


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

    A hard days night.


    Any additional comments?

    Other than the deplorable accents of the Black people the books were great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Communication

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam, Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1503)
    Performance
    (1393)
    Story
    (1392)

    In the years since the wave of living death swept the globe, St George and his fellow heroes haven't just kept Los Angeles' last humans alive - they’ve created a real community, a bustling town that's spreading beyond its original walls and swelling with new refugees. But now one of the heroes, perhaps the most powerful among them, seems to be losing his mind. The implacable enemy known as Legion has found terrifying new ways of using zombies as pawns in his attacks.

    Lore says: "Corpse Girl for the win!"
    "Even with the first 1st release issues I loved it."
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Ex-Communication again? Why?

    So far I have listened to the book twice. The choice of vocal talent is one of the main reasons you really get into any particular audiobook and in this release the characters are brought to life in excellent fashion.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ex-Communication?

    The escape of "the character that shall remain nameless." The details as I think of them can't be shared here. Don't wanna create spoilers.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Stealth & the crew have been voiced brilliantly from the first book I listened to. Freedom and every character in the book are "Alive." through the performance of the narrators here.


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

    Laughter and tension as well as a great mystery were found here. Excellent work.


    Any additional comments?

    The Ex series has been one of the best finds here and I gladly share the series info to my friends and where to get it too!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Brothers

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Steven Barnes
    • Narrated By Barrie Buckner
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Three hundred years ago, a slave sorcerer bought his freedom by showing his master how he could live forever - by using the sacrificial deaths of his own children as a channel to absorb the life essence of others. Now in present-day Los Angeles, two men have seen their daughters consumed by a sorcerous flame and find they have the skills to confront the evil ancestors who have preyed on their family for centuries.

    Jon livingston says: "Uggggghhhh"
    "Story = A+ Narrator = D"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The story is a great story based in magic & mysticism and the elements that tie the characters together are intriguing and well thought out.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood Brothers?

    Sadly in the audio performance the flaws of the narrator are the points that stand out the most & the 1 phrase: "Don't kill mah babies!" still resonates with me & not for the impact of the line itself, but for the delivery by the reader.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance, in my opinion, would have been better if the producers would have stuck to the 3 R's...Rehearsal, rehearsal, rehearsal. There were simple things that could have been changed, simple pronunciations that were nowhere near the actual words as well as some of the characterizations being not quite on the mark for me.


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

    With a different narrator this would have been an enthralling must hear book that would have kept my ear-buds in my ears for hours.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep well in mind that this is a great book and if you can get around the various mishaps that happen throughout the reading then you'll find it greatly rewarding. Barnes is a very talented writer and well worth the interest and the investment of your time.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showdown: The Books of History Chronicles, Paradise Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ted Dekker
    • Narrated By Kevin King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (61)

    When a stranger named Marsuvees Black appears in Paradise, he brings with him a message of hope and love. Or is it death and hate? Perhaps neither - perhaps both. He seems to know too much about the town's many unspoken secrets, and he himself holds the greatest secret of them all. As black clouds and sandstorms envelop the town, it becomes almost impossible to get in or out. It quicky becomes apparent that Paradise is being isolated for a reason. But why?

    Christopher says: "Probably great with another narrator."
    "Probably great with another narrator."
    Overall

    I am a Ted Dekker fan and have been for some time, trying to listen to this book has been trying & even painful at times. I find very rarely find difficulty in listening to most audio books, but the narrator was just not a good choice for this story in my opinion. His voice held nothing in the way of drama, suspense or the sinister nature of what I felt the main character should be. He did an excellent job in the roles of the children, but sadly I just couldn't find his reading and portrayal of the other characters believable or likeable. He would probably be great for another type of book or series but he didn't do it for me here.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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