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Dammschippee

Schippee

LR, AR USA | Listener Since 2004

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  • 15 reviews
  • 53 ratings
  • 737 titles in library
  • 18 purchased in 2014
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  • Life Expectancy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (829)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (194)

    Jimmy Tock comes into the world on the very night his grandfather leaves it. As a violent storm rages outside the hospital, Rudy Tock spends long hours walking the corridors between the expectant fathers' waiting room and his dying father's bedside. It's a strange vigil made all the stranger when, at the very height of the storm's fury, Josef Tock suddenly sits up in bed and speaks coherently for the first and last time since his stroke.

    mdd says: "New life for Koontz"
    "Not your typical Koontz."
    Overall

    This book had me hooked from the first minute. It's characters, plot twists, and situations are totally unbelievable...and that what makes it great! Koontz displayed a level of humor I have never seen from him before and had me laughing out loud several times. You have to read this one!!

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Anne Rice
    • Narrated By Josh Heine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (374)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (95)

    Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice gives us now her most ambitious and courageous book, a novel about the early years of Christ the Lord, based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship.

    R. Moore says: "A tad short of excellent"
    "I was prepared to hate this book..."
    Overall

    but I was captured by it immediately and couldn't stop listening until it was over. Ms Rice has managed to bring alive 7 year old Jesus and all of the various emotions he must have gone through trying to determine exactly what was different about him. She has also made historical events come alive through the eyes of a little boy. Brilliantly done!!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Colorado Kid: A Hard Case Crime Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Jeffrey DeMunn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (661)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (266)

    No one but Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained. With echoes of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and the work of Graham Greene, one of the world's great storytellers presents a surprising tale that explores the nature of mystery itself.

    Dammschippee says: "Gotcha!"
    "Gotcha!"
    Overall

    King wrote the ultimate gotcha and did it masterfully. If you pick the book based on the cover art you are going to be disappointed. Try reading the story description and imagine how SK would deliver the ultimate, nonstereotypical mystery. Reader beware!! This book will make you think.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Haunted

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Marc Cashman, Erik Davies, and others
    Overall
    (656)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (281)

    Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk is a novel made up of stories: 23 of them, to be precise. Twenty-three of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you'll ever encounter, sometimes all at once. They are told by people who have answered an ad headlined "Writers' Retreat: Abandon Your Life for Three Months", and who are led to believe that here they will leave behind all the distractions of "real life" that are keeping them from creating the masterpiece that is in them.

    Dominique says: "True Horror -- Not for the faint of heart, stomach"
    "Only thing frightening about this book..."
    Overall

    ...is that I paid good money for it. It is sick and lurid. The only redeeming value is the quality of the narrators. But, if you like to read about calamities to body parts and bizarre behavior...help yourself.

    5 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Mayday

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille, Thomas Block
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (899)
    Performance
    (377)
    Story
    (378)

    Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet and leaves the flight crew either crippled or dead. This is the story of how three survivors must achieve the impossible and land the plane. Master storyteller Nelson DeMille and veteran pilot Thomas Block collaborated on Mayday, the most terrifyingly realistic air disaster thriller of all time. Also available abridged.

    Douglas says: "Great adventure! Hard to put down."
    "Makes a disaster fun."
    Overall

    Although the story has quite a bit of gratuitous grossnesses (?) with unbelievable events and plot twists, that's what makes it fun. I couldn't stop listening as I had to know what kind of trouble these folks would get into next. The narrator is kind of stiff, but I think we're all getting spoiled by Scott Brick. If you can put Mr Brick out of your mind, Mr Prichard isn't too bad.

    If you aren't obsessed with accurate details and logical plot, but just what a good nail biter, then this is the book for you. Otherwise, read Up Country.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Every Secret Thing

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Laurence Bouvard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    For 11-year-olds Ronnie and Alice, the summer holidays come to an abrupt end when they are convicted of murdering a baby they found unattended on someone's doorstep. Seven years on, the girls are released from their respective penal institutions. As they're trying to pick up the pieces of their young lives, a spate of missing children cases throws suspicion on them once again, with tragic consequences. This is a gripping story with a heart-wrenching subject, handled with great sensitivity.

    Dorothy says: "I should have read this instead of listened to it."
    "Narrator woes."
    Overall

    The book was fair, but lacked much in the way of action or excitement. The worst aspect of this audio, by far, is the narrator. Her voice is grating, irritating, and untrained. If you want to read this one I suggest you buy a printed copy and save yourself the aggrevation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • State of Fear

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    Overall
    (2107)
    Performance
    (527)
    Story
    (533)

    Once again Michael Crichton gives us his trademark combination of page-turning suspense, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research. State of Fear is a superb blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and thought provoking commentary on how information is manipulated in the modern world.

    F says: "Did I read the same book as some of you?"
    "I'm not sure what this book is about"
    Overall

    because the narrator keeps putting me to sleep. Between the long pauses, wheezing intakes of breath, and uninspired delivery, my attention keeps drifting. There is a lot of trivial detail delivered in the same bored voice as the action scenes. I finally gave up and will wait to buy the paperback.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17073)
    Performance
    (13488)
    Story
    (13564)

    As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

    Troy says: "Chapter and part breaks are incorrect"
    "I've never been a fantasy fan"
    Overall

    but I am now. I accidentally came across the first book and have been hooked ever since. No matter your preferred genre, you will find something to love in this series. The characters are so "knowable" and the surprises never end. Must read!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • From Potter's Field

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    Edgar Award winner Patricia Cornwell is the internationally acclaimed, #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Kay Scarpetta mystery series. From Potter's Field finds criminal pathologist Kay Scarpetta in Central Park investigating the crime scene of a bloody homicide. Kay has an eerie feeling the murder was committed by a maniacal killer from her past, Temple Gault, and that he is trying to force her into one final showdown.

    Dammschippee says: "Good in spite of the narrator."
    "Good in spite of the narrator."
    Overall

    This is my first Patricia Cornwell book. It snagged me right away and kept my interest throughout. In spite of the narrator. Everything is delivered with little inflection. And you can take a power nap between sentences with her 2-3 second pauses. She does absolutely nothing to inhance the suspense or to reflect personalities. If you can get past her reading, however, you will find that this book makes even forensic science interesting and exciting.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Former Vice President Al Gore's Speech on Iraq Policy 5/26/04

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 9 mins)
    • By Al Gore
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (12)

    Former United States Vice President Al Gore delivered a foreign policy address at New York University, in New York on May 26, 2004. In the speech, Al Gore sharply criticizes the Bush administration's foreign policy, particularly in Iraq. Gore's address was sponsored by MoveOn.org.

    Randall says: "WOW"
    "Can you say Psychological Break?"
    Overall

    This speech based on hysteria is frightening when you realize he was almost our President.

    7 of 13 people found this review helpful

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