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  • Krampus: The Yule Lord

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Brom
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (181)

    One Christmas Eve in a small hollow in Boone County, West Virginia, struggling songwriter Jesse Walker witnesses a strange spectacle: seven devilish figures chasing a man in a red suit toward a sleigh and eight reindeer. When the reindeer leap skyward, taking the sleigh, devil men, and Santa into the clouds, screams follow. Moments later, a large sack plummets back to earth, a magical sack that thrusts the down-on-his-luck singer into the clutches of the terrifying Yule Lord, Krampus.

    colleen says: "5 stars"
    "I love me some Krampus!"
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    What did you love best about Krampus?

    The intermixing of multiple lines of differing opinions regarding the main character's motives. This is a book where the majority of characters are viewed as antagonists by some participants, but protagonists by themselves.


    Which character – as performed by Kirby Heyborne – was your favorite?

    I loved the performer's voice acting of the Yule Lord's voice. You really got the feeling he was in a different character state of mind when voicing Krampus.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Liesl & Po

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver, Kei Acedera
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (272)
    Performance
    (247)
    Story
    (244)

    Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice - until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone. That same night, an alchemist's apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable. Will's mistake has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po....

    RaisinNut says: "Magical."
    "Jim Dale Never Disapoints"
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    If you could sum up Liesl & Po in three words, what would they be?

    Liesl and Po is a darling little mash up of turn of the century and fantasy world themes. From trains to magic with ghosts, the story is good fun and the narration by Jim Dale is wonderful.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Susan Cain
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4098)
    Performance
    (3532)
    Story
    (3509)

    At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

    Teddy says: "Thought provoking and Uplifting.... A++++++++!!!!!"
    "Good Validation for Introverts"
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    What did you like best about Quiet? What did you like least?

    A few months ago, I expressed to my brother that something must be wrong with me because in 25+ of professional corporate environment, I have been to lunch with other people a dozen times. All of the other times, I get in my car, grab some food and eat and listen to audio books in the privacy of my personal transportation device.I then listened to Quiet and it all makes sense. I take an hour in the morning before my house wakes up, an hour at lunch listening to audio books, and an hour nap after work because of my severe introversion.

    Keep in mind, that when I was brave enough to announce that I was an introvert in a corporate team meeting a few weeks ago, everyone was surprised. I am very outspoken and one of the best people to lead meetings or stand up and give presentations, but I must recharge multiple times a day or woe unto me.Thank you for finally making me understand that my need for recharge time is a normal mental state for people who are introverts.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Warm Bodies: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Isaac Marion
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1006)
    Performance
    (942)
    Story
    (938)

    R is a young man with an existential crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend, Julie.

    Charles says: "Surprising"
    "Love, Love, Love this Book"
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    Would you listen to Warm Bodies again? Why?

    I would re-listen to Warm Bodies with a notebook and pen just to write down awesomely crafted phrases.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Warm Bodies?

    “I want to change my punctuation. I long for exclamation marks, but I'm drowning in ellipses.”


    Any additional comments?

    I went into this book thinking that it would be another YA book converted to a movie for a mass audience. I intentionally read the book first and was amazed at the elegance of the writing. This and "The Secret Life of Bees" are the only two audio books I can say that I would re-listen to just to capture some of the sentences.

    This page contains spoilers, but go to it after you listen to recapture some of the best moments.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Drowning Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Caitlin R. Kiernan
    • Narrated By Suzy Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (209)

    India Morgan Phelps - Imp to her friends - is schizophrenic. Struggling with her perceptions of reality, Imp must uncover the truth about her encounters with creatures out of myth - or from something far, far stranger....

    Diane says: "A Modern Haunting"
    "Good Insight into Psychosis"
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    What did you like best about The Drowning Girl? What did you like least?

    Although the book intentionally blurs the line between what is subjective, and what is objective, the book is written as a first-hand account of experiences. In the writing style adopted by the author, the mental ticks and potholes of a mentally disturbed individual truly comes through.


    Any additional comments?

    Not surprising that this was written by the same author as The Red Tree.

    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
    (1879)
    Performance
    (1709)
    Story
    (1726)

    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."
    "Saw the Movie, had to Read the Book"
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    What did you love best about John Dies at the End?

    The movie did a great job of representing the book's intent, but the expansion of the story line in the book made it all the better.


    0 of 1 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
    (1008)
    Performance
    (953)
    Story
    (961)

    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.

    Charles says: "Very Different than John Dies, but Equal"
    "Good follow up to John Dies in the End"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The irreverent losers who lead the campaign to save the world from brain eating spiders are much more fun than stoic "everyman" characters who handle the issues the way 99% of Americans would behave. This shows us that most of us would prefer to be thought of as irreverent loses than falling into the 99%.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes, yes I would.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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