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Christy

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  • Pines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2067)
    Performance
    (1882)
    Story
    (1877)

    Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

    Linda B says: "Well done story"
    "Great story, great twist at the end"
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    Really enjoyed this book. I had never read/listened to any of Blake Crouch's work before, but now I'm a huge fan. I bought this book because it was on sale, and an Audible reviewer that I noticed had taste similar to mine had raved about it. I finished it on a cruise vacation and was so thankful that I had another Blake Crouch book on my iPod (Run) so I could immediately start it. (It was awesome too, btw).

    Pines leaves you guessing, and had a great twist at the end. Since so much of the excitement of the book was due to me knowing so little about it, I won't give any more detail, but I highly recommend this book. Very entertaining. Despite having fun on my great vacation, I admit I was often anxious to finish our exciting activities so I could go back Wayward Pines.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17873)
    Performance
    (15891)
    Story
    (15848)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Another great from Stephen King"
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    I really enjoyed this book. Mr. King did a great job of taking a story we all know and giving it his signature supernatural, twisted spin. You can tell he did his homework, too. It's a must-read for history buffs with a soft spot for the otherworldy. But, you don't have to be a history buff to enjoy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10980)
    Performance
    (9960)
    Story
    (9982)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Fun and Unexpected"
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    Since part of what makes this book so good is that you don't know what's coming next, I won't go into much detail. It's a great story that's well-told and easy to follow. An entertaiing and easy listen. If you're the kind of reader who likes "out there" stories and enjoys it when you can't guess what will happen next, then you'll probably like this book. Seriously, who would guess what was in apartment 14?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By David Wong
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (974)
    Performance
    (920)
    Story
    (928)

    Warning: You may have a huge, invisible spider living in your skull. This is not a metaphor. You will dismiss this as ridiculous fearmongering. Dismissing things as ridiculous fearmongering is, in fact, the first symptom of parasitic spider infection - the creature secretes a chemical into the brain to stimulate skepticism, in order to prevent you from seeking a cure. That’s just as well, since the “cure” involves learning what a chain saw tastes like. You can’t feel the spider, because it controls your nerve endings.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Velvet Jesus Painting, My Jimmies Are Rustled"
    "Good, but not as good as John Dies at the End."
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    I had trouble with continuity from John Dies at the End to this book. Not trying to spoil the ending of John Dies, but is anyone else bothered by the way Spiders ignores David’s um, physical status from John Dies? And that’s only one element that I don’t think was properly carried from one book to the next. Spiders just seems like a messy continuation of John Dies. I’d have like it better if Wong had tied up the loose ends a little better.

    Despite these problems, this book was entertaining, and Wong’s funny and engaging writing style goes very far at covering for the parts of the storyline that did not sit well with me. I think that as he matures as a novel writer, he’ll hone his skills at developing the details of his great plot ideas into a solid cohesive story. Not knocking him here, I know I can’t do it, but I just think Wong, who is a great writer now, will be even better in a few years.

    I’d like to see Wong take on some new characters. I think the John Dies characters have had their day in the sun. Wong is a great writer (go check out Cracked to read some of his articles). I hope we haven’t heard the last from him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abandon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (213)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (180)

    On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman and child in a remote mining town will disappear, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins, and not a single bone will be found - not even the gold that was rumored to have been the pride of this town. One hundred and thirteen years later, two backcountry guides are hired by a leading history professor and his journalist daughter to lead them into the abandoned mining town so they can learn what happened.

    Janet says: "Disturbing"
    "Great Story!!!"
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    Blake Crouch may be my new favorite author. While this book was not as good as Run and Pines, Mr. Crouch still knocked it out of the park. We're talking a 400 ft homer vs two 450s. I really have nothing bad to say about this book besides it simply doesn't meet the standard Crouch himself set--but honestly most books won't. He clearly has the soul of a storyteller. I can't wait to see what else he does. Keep writing, Mr. Crouch!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2893)
    Performance
    (2634)
    Story
    (2643)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

    k says: "Bitter ending? Cleanse your palate."
    "Disappointing Ending to a Great Series"
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    I really enjoyed this series, but the last few books were a let down. I had hoped that this one would be an improvement, but it wasn't. It felt forced and rushed--like Ms. Harris was struggling to meet a deadline and didn't give Sookie the conclusion she deserved. The storyline fell flat and underdeveloped.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 'Til Death Do Us Part: Zombie Fallout, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1295)
    Performance
    (1228)
    Story
    (1233)

    BT, Gary, and Mrs. Deneaux race to the Talbot compound in a desperate bid to turn the tides of a lost war. Is Michael dead? This is the question plaguing the Talbots as they prepare for the final showdown with a merciless enemy hell-bent on their absolute destruction.

    Teddy says: "Series Back on Track"
    "Not bad, but not as good as the first few books"
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    I just didn't like this one very much. Very disappointed. The showdown at Mike's dad's house wasn't so bad, but what the heck was up with the zombie makeout session? Why did we go back to that? And did Tommy/Tomas really just reintigrate with the family after all that? The ending left me confused about Tommy status in the book.

    Despite those issues, it was sitll a good story, but the quality of the delivery is seriously declining (not the narration but the actual words chosen to convey the story). I used to look over the editing issues in the first few books because they were infrequent and didn't detract from the overall effect. I'm talking abou issues like sentences unitentionally beginning and ending with the same word or phrase. It's becoming frequent enough to be distracting.

    Finally, the humor just isn't what it used to be. Like the descriptions where Mike Talbot says something like "I was madder than [insert really long descriptive humorous phrase here]." They were funny at first, but now they seem like they're always trying to top the descriptive phrases in the last book, and in so doing, they seem forced, not funny. I'd like to see Tufo stretch his humor wings a bit, and try something outside of his comfort zone. I know he can do it. The first few books were very funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Eternal: Book Three of the Strain Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
    • Narrated By Daniel Oreskes
    Overall
    (1145)
    Performance
    (1023)
    Story
    (1031)

    It’s been two years since the vampiric virus was unleashed in The Strain and the entire world now lies on the brink of annihilation. There has been a mass extermination of humans orchestrated by the Master - an ancient vampire possessed of unparalleled powers. The future of humankind lies in the hands of a ragtag band of freedom fighters - Dr. Eph Goodweather, Dr. Nora Martinez, Vasiliy Fet, and Mr. Quinlan, the half-breed offspring of the Master who is bent on revenge. It’s their job to overturn this devastating new world order.

    Melinda says: "When Good Ghouls Go Bad"
    "Good ending to a great series"
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    I really enjoyed all three books. I have to admit that I liked the first book the best, but I think that's just because I dig the suspense of buildup so much so that endings rarely deliver. Anyway, this ending was great. Good resolution, but not a Hollywood, everything-is-all-unicorns-and-rainbows now ending. It's a believable ending that accepts the situation in which the story thrust the characters. Also, I didn't really get the backstory about the angels and I struggled with the logistics of destroying the body remnants. But other than that, it was good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John Dies at the End

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By David Wong
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Thorne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1810)
    Performance
    (1651)
    Story
    (1665)

    STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why?

    Amazon Customer says: "Vulgar Funny. 4.95 Sale Win."
    "Funny and original"
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    I'm a huge fan of Cracked so when I found out that one of the editors wrote a book, and it was a sci-fi/fantasy book, I immediately downloaded it. Mr. Wong did not disappoint. I laughed...a lot. Wong employed the same sarcastic, detailed humor that I like so much about Cracked. Plus, the story was great. The only reason I can't give it 5 stars is because I just didn't get the ending. Was it to be continued? Was that a resolution?

    Oh, and I thought it was cool how David Wong was his own character. :)

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Run: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (363)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (334)

    Five days ago a rash of bizarre murders swept the country. Senseless. Brutal. Seemingly unconnected. A cop walked into a nursing home and unloaded his weapons on elderly and staff alike. A mass of school shootings. Prison riots of unprecedented brutality. Mind-boggling acts of violence in every state. Four Days Ago the murders increased ten-fold. Three days ago the President addressed the nation and begged for calm and peace. Two days ago the killers began to mobilize. Yesterday all the power went out. Tonight....

    Jacqueline says: "Violent, Depressing, Mostly Sci Fi"
    "Another 10 from Blake Crouch!"
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    After reading and thoroughly enjoying Pines, I was anxious to start another Blake Crouch. This book was great. Lots of action and excitement. Unlike Pines, where the reader is constantly trying to figure out the mystery, this book is more about following the Colcloughs through this harrowing time and watching their struggle to stay alive, and together. If you like apocalyptic-like stories, this book is for you—although again, this book is more about the effect of the event on the family, and not the event itself.

    Also, despite doing a great job of wrapping up the story, I felt that it left the door open a bit for another book, maybe one that focuses more on the apocalyptic event that caused the chaos in the first place. Even if that isn’t Crouch’s intention, I’d still read it if he changed his mind :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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