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Jimyster

These days I enjoy mostly SciFi and Techno Thrillers.

Dallas, TX | Member Since 2015

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  • 25 reviews
  • 47 ratings
  • 248 titles in library
  • 36 purchased in 2015
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  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    Overall
    (2408)
    Performance
    (484)
    Story
    (489)

    In A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson takes his ultimate journey - into the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer. It's a dazzling quest, as this insatiably curious writer attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization.

    Brent says: "This audio edition is abridged!"
    "One word after I finished, W O W!"
    Overall

    Excellent narrarating, not just a mono tone educational listening, but shows character and personality. Flows from one subject to the next on nearly everything smoothly. This is one you may want to burn, definately does have high replay value. I plan on listening to it again in a few months myself. If your religion is against science, and have a rough time with evolution, this may not be for you though. It gets all five stars from me, thoughly enjoyed it.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Ark Royal

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2104)
    Performance
    (1943)
    Story
    (1947)

    Seventy years ago, the interstellar supercarrier Ark Royal was the pride of the Royal Navy. But now, her weapons are outdated and her solid-state armour nothing more than a burden on her colossal hull. She floats in permanent orbit near Earth, a dumping ground for the officers and crew the Royal Navy wishes to keep out of the public eye. But when a deadly alien threat appears, the modern starships built by humanity are no match for the powerful alien weapons.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Riveting military sci-fi"
    "Not bad..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Not bad, I found this first book in the series of Ark Royal pretty enjoyable. I listened to the unabridged audible version on my way to and from work. The narrator made me chuckle at times trying to imitate a woman's voice. I will most likely get book two sometime in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Kevin Poulsen
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    The word spread through the hacking underground like some unstoppable new virus: Someone - some brilliant, audacious crook - had just staged a hostile takeover of an online criminal network that siphoned billions of dollars from the U.S. economy. The FBI rushed to launch an ambitious undercover operation aimed at tracking down this new kingpin. Other agencies around the world deployed dozens of moles and double agents.

    Jimyster says: "Not terrible and not great, but okay..."
    "Not terrible and not great, but okay..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great either. I listened to the entire book and I'm a tech head who likes Techno Thrillers in audio books. The narration was somewhat boring, kind of like a computer reading ti back to me. Very mono tone and didn't sound like he wanted to be there reading this. I can't say it was terrible either, so i'd say in the middle of the road for my review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16831)
    Performance
    (15575)
    Story
    (15578)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "A really fun and enjoyable listen!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    With the title, truthfully, I was expecting something kind of silly that I may not get through. But I found it to be a very fun listen, and the worst part was when it ended and I could not find any other audio books by the same author! It also helps that I grew up a gamer and was in my twenties during the 80's.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daemon

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Daniel Suarez
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7993)
    Performance
    (4952)
    Story
    (4987)

    Thousands of autonomous computer programs, or daemons, make our networked world possible, running constantly in the background of our lives, trafficking e-mail, transferring money, and monitoring power grids. For the most part, daemons are benign, but the same can't always be said for the people who design them.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Really Fast Paced Sci Fi!"
    "Started out interesting, but seemed to fizzle out"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the book at the beginning. But for me, it just seemed to die out and was no longer a fun listen. I can't really pin down just one thing that went wrong. But I really was hoping I'd enjoy this book, but at the end I didn't.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • CyberStorm

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Matthew Mather
    • Narrated By Tom Taylorson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (133)

    Sometimes the worst storms aren't from Mother Nature, and sometimes the worst nightmares aren't the ones in our heads. Mike Mitchell, an average New Yorker already struggling to keep his family together, suddenly finds himself fighting just to keep them alive when an increasingly bizarre string of disasters starts appearing on the world's news networks. As both the real world and the cyber world come crashing down, bending perception and reality, a monster snowstorm cuts New York off from the world, turning it into a wintry tomb where nothing is what it seems.

    Jan says: "Yes - satisfied a craving"
    "Totally sucked me into the story. A fun listen!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I normally go for Techno Thrillers, and I really enjoyed listening to this audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip - Confessions of a Cynical Waiter

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By The Waiter
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (680)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
    (286)

    According to The Waiter, 80 percent of customers are nice people just looking for something to eat. The remaining 20 percent, however, are socially maladjusted psychopaths.

    Waiter Rant offers the server's unique point of view, replete with tales of customer stupidity, arrogant misbehavior, and unseen bits of human grace transpiring in the most unlikely places.

    Manmit says: "Read the blog first"
    "Totally Entertaining..."
    Overall

    I found this book totally entertaining. The narrator does a very good job. He changes up tones to keep things interesting. Though trying to sound like a female at times was kind of funny. This book did open my eyes to some of what waiters go through when they pick this as a career path. I give this book all five stars without hesitation.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The End of Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Sam Harris
    • Narrated By Brian Emerson
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (53)

    This important and timely book delivers a startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world. Harris offers a vivid historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used to justify harmful behavior and sometimes heinous crimes.

    Ronald says: "Compelling and important – highly recommend"
    "Very good..."
    Overall

    This book is very much an eye opener when it comes to faith in religion. The information given used along side of common sense. And I believe between Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins, many will open there eyes to the truth in regards to following blind faith.

    The only problem I did have with this audio book is the narrator. He wasn't terrible, but he wasn't that great either. The narration put a picture in my head of a man staring down at a book in a classroom reading sentence after sentence. Kind of like a science teacher I had with horn-rimmed glasses.

    The narrator lacked emotion and flow while reading. So out of five stars, this book loses one star due to the narrator.

    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Attitude is Everything: 10 Life-Changing Steps to Turning Attitude into Action

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Keith Harrell
    • Narrated By Keith Harrell
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    Keith Harrell, one of the world's most in-demand motivational speakers, shares the secrets that got him where he is today and provides you with a program for developing a healthier, happier attitude. Attitude is Everything can teach you to turn attitude into action by taking control of your life, re-framing your bad attitude, being pre-active, seeing change as an opportunity, and more.

    Jimyster says: "Could be better..."
    "Could be better..."
    Overall

    Well, after I heard the other two hour book he has here on Audible. Thought I'd try this four hour book to see if it was as good. However, most of this audio seems to be his last audio, but just elaborates more on each story he tells. He uses personal stories to give examples of what a positive attuditude does. And these personal stories are the same on both books, with a few slight changes here and there. So if you heard the other audio book here by this author. Then you already heard this one as well. But if you didn't hear the other one. Then I'd recommend his two hour book over this one. The shorter one seemed more entertaining to me. And was a number of his seminars compiled. The audience laughter helped it along. As a narrator, he speaks well and isn't boring in tone. This book gets three stars from me, it was okay, but could have been better.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Lies at the Altar: The Truth About Great Marriages

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Robin L. Smith
    • Narrated By Robin L. Smith
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    Dr. Robin Smith advises couples on how to take the wedding vows that were made in earnest and in innocence to a level where they can be used to build a happy, healthy, satisfying, and long-lasting marriage. Lies at the Altar is for couples who are planning marriage, are newly married, or who have been married for years.

    L. D. says: "A Good Start"
    "A worthy listen..."
    Overall

    The author narrates well, and shows personality while reading this quick listen. It covers as the title might lead you to believe, lies at the alter. Though not intentional lies, but down the road they turn into lies. She covers various areas that cause problems in a marriage or commitment to another. Leans more towards mending a relationship than how to have a good wedding. Overall, a good listen for either male or female.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Deadly Emotions: Understand the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection That Can Heal or Destroy You

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Don Colbert
    • Narrated By Greg Wheatley
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    Did you know that negative emotions can adversely affect your health? Depression, anger, guilt, condemnation, low self-esteem, these are only a few of the lethal toxins that threaten body and spirit. Best-selling author Dr. Don Colbert explores the deadly effect of negative emotions on the body, mind, and spirit, and offers techniques for releasing these toxic catalysts.

    Jimyster says: "Not what I thought it was going to be..."
    "Not what I thought it was going to be..."
    Overall

    It's hard to tell from the sample where this book is going. The narrator is good, and shows personality when he talks. However, most all the talk is just quotes from the bible. This audio book lacks substance, and doesn't tell me anything new or original. I was rather disappointed that I used a credit for it. I give it two stars since the narrator reads well.

    28 of 34 people found this review helpful

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