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Farrell

ratings
329
REVIEWS
131
FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
34

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Jonas Jonasson
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1693)
    Performance
    (1513)
    Story
    (1532)

    After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

    Sylvia says: "Full of Surprises and Unexpected Events"
    "Fun"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Just a fun read. Nice mix of history and fantasy. The final interrogation was priceless.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Think of a Number: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Verdon
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (429)
    Performance
    (293)
    Story
    (293)

    Arriving in the mail over a period of weeks are taunting letters that end with a simple declaration: “Think of any number…picture it…now see how well I know your secrets.” Amazingly, those who comply find that the letter writer has predicted their random choice exactly. For Dave Gurney, just retired as the NYPD’s top homicide investigator and forging a new life with his wife, Madeleine, in upstate New York, the letters are oddities that begin as a diverting puzzle but quickly ignite a massive serial murder investigation.

    Kelley says: "Fresh and Frightening!"
    "Interesting plot"
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    This was very interesting, I didn't figure out how the victims were picked until told. Very enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Android's Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2943)
    Performance
    (2594)
    Story
    (2592)

    A human diplomat creates an interstellar incident when he kills an alien diplomat in a most unusual way. To avoid war, Earth's government must find an equally unusual object: A type of sheep ("The Android's Dream"), used in the alien race's coronation ceremony. To find the sheep, the government turns to Harry Creek, ex-cop, war hero and hacker extraordinaire.

    James says: "Philip K Dick meets Douglas Adams"
    "Really starting to like John Scalzi"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is the second book I've read from J. Scalzi. I have enjoyed both. Irreverent, funny, and good story telling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dying for Chocolate: Goldy Culinary Mysteries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (267)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (132)

    In Dying for Chocolate, intrepid caterer Goldy Bear has moved to the posh Aspen Meadows Country Club, where her tasty concoctions are a hit with the wealthy residents. But when her boyfriend, a local analyst, perishes in a car accident, Goldy suspects that his death has all the ingredients of a homicide.

    D says: "Fun"
    "A bit better than the first"
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    While this one was a bit better than the first i still couldn't really care for the characters. The plot is good and a nice twist at the end. Just.......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catering to Nobody

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (273)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (180)

    Get ready for a smorgasbord of delicious suspense prepared by Goldy Bear, an irrepressible mistress of menus and amateur sleuth. Filled with a cast of colorful characters and superb recipes, Catering to Nobody is the first in a series that has made Diane Mott Davidson a best-selling author and the Queen of the Culinary Mystery.

    Scarlett says: "So, so bad...and yet..."
    "OK"
    Overall
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    Not bad, but nothing outstanding. Took a while to get to a point where I wanted to continue. The Story itself is ok, but the characters are a little unbelievable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Fire Upon the Deep

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Vernor Vinge
    • Narrated By Peter Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (538)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (380)

    A Fire Upon the Deep is the big, breakout book that fulfills the promise of Vinge's career to date: a gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scale. Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures and technology can function.

    Noah says: "What a wild, wacky, awesome book!"
    "Hard to get into"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story is a bit hard to get a handle on for the first quarter of the book. After that it gets a bit smoother. The end is OK but is a bit too convenient.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Web of Lies: Elemental Assassin, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jennifer Estep
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1617)
    Performance
    (1251)
    Story
    (1244)

    "Curiosity is definitely going to get me dead one of these days. Probably real soon. I'm Gin Blanco. You might know me as the Spider, the most feared assassin in the South. I'm retired now, but trouble still has a way of finding me. Like the other day when two punks tried to rob my popular barbecue joint, the Pork Pit. Then there was the barrage of gunfire on the restaurant. Only, for once, those kill shots weren't aimed at me. They were meant for Violet Fox."

    Robert says: "Brilliant, Unique, Interesting with just 1 oddety"
    "Better, but......"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A bit better than the first one, not much. Her writing has settled down a bit. However, there I still have no emotional attachment to any of the characters, and while there is a mild interest in how the story turns out, it's just mild.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PhiLOLZophy: Critical Thinking in Digestible Doses

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Chrissy Stockton, Sarah Heuer
    • Narrated By Theresa McCarthy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (428)
    Performance
    (379)
    Story
    (385)

    A popular question in philosophy is "How do I know I exist?" That seems really boring, though. How about, "How can I use logic to get over my ex?" If you really love wisdom, you love it in all situations - you don't need to be spoon fed unsolved problems in philosophy, because you're already analyzing the US Weekly you’re reading or your kinda significant other. Sarah Heuer and Chrissy Stockton are writers living in Minneapolis who are determined to do something more interesting with their philosophy degrees than talk about dead white guys.

    John B. Hayes says: "The Worst Example of Critical Thinking I've Seen"
    "Free, but not worth the price"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I really tried to finish this book. I very seldom stop a book in the middle, I always think that there must be a reason book was published, but this one just didn't make it. Some of the thoughts do have merit, but they are by no means original, and really shouldn't be told this way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dragonflight: Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1119)
    Performance
    (798)
    Story
    (819)

    On the beautiful planet Pern, colonized for centuries, Land Holders and Craftsmen have traditionally tithed food and supplies to the dragonweyrs to which they are bound. In times past, the mighty telepathic dragons and their riders were the only protection from the dreaded, life-threatening Thread. Now those times may be returning....

    Suzanne says: "Anne Fan...Still"
    "Memories"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I read this book 25+ years ago. I burnt out on the series after about six or seven books. However, some other Anne McCaffrey's books are some of my favorite books (Audible only has abridged versions of the others which I will not listen to, sigh). I like her writing style even though this particular story was a bit simplistic, and easy to guess the end, it was enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Number Four

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Neil Kaplan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1390)
    Performance
    (928)
    Story
    (934)

    Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real.

    Brynn says: "Annoying book we wanted to like"
    "Fun fantasy."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The narrator had a few voices that were mildly irritating. However, the story was fun, and complicated enough that it was worth the read. Not really sci-fi as much as fantasy. I'll continue with the series. I guess I will have to watch the movie now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cold Dish: A Walt Longmire Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3507)
    Performance
    (2623)
    Story
    (2620)

    Award-winning author Craig Johnson's critically acclaimed debut Western mystery takes listeners to the breathtaking mountains of Wyoming for a tale of cold-blooded vengeance. Four high-school boys were given suspended sentences for raping a Cheyenne girl. Now, two of the boys have been killed, and only Sheriff Walt Longmire can keep the other two safe.

    Dataman says: "Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)"
    "Interesting Mix"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Interesting mix of Crime, Spiritualism, Western, Mystery, etc. While this was a decent enough story, I found it just a bit depressing. the justice system doesn't work and even the main character gets depressed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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