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These days I enjoy mostly SciFi and Techno Thrillers.

Dallas, TX | Member Since 2015

  • 23 reviews
  • 45 ratings
  • 237 titles in library
  • 27 purchased in 2015

  • 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

    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..."

    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
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    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!"

    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

    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"
    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

    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!"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The End of Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Sam Harris
    • Narrated By Brian Emerson

    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..."

    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

    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..."

    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

    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..."

    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

    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..."

    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
  • The Abs Diet: The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By David Zinczenko, Ted Spiker
    • Narrated By Eric Conger

    Great-looking abs are more than just a way to support the mirror industry. In fact, strong abs and flat stomachs are the ultimate indicator of overall health for both men and women. Great abs will help you live longer, sleep better, prevent back pain, and significantly improve your sex life! (And, hey, they don't look half-bad in the mirror, either.) Unfortunately, you could spend years on starvation diets and extreme exercise programs that never unearth those elusive stomach muscles.

    Christian says: "Not really within six weeks"
    "Taking the Mystery Out Of Fitness"

    This is an excellent listen, and look forward to hearing the unabridged. It comes with eight PDF files you'll want to download that illustrates exercises, and shows recipes. The exercises are ones that can be done at home using barbells, dumbbells, and body weight. With shelves filled with womens fitness books and DVD's. It's nice to finally see a fitness book geared towards men, though this program still can apply to women as well. This is not just a trendy diet, but a long term fitness program. I ended up ordering the book as well for a referencing, as well as the DVD. This audio book gets all five stars from me.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Self-Coaching: The Five Essential Steps to Creating the Life You Want

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Joseph J. Luciani
    • Narrated By Joseph J. Luciani

    Nobody is born insecure, angry, bored, or depressed. The fact is, happiness is our natural state and, as psychologist Dr. Joseph J. Luciani explains in this warm, witty, and empowering guide, chronic unhappiness is just a bad habit, a habit that can be broken.

    Jimyster says: "Have an opend mind when listening to this..."
    "Have an opend mind when listening to this..."

    The narration is good, keeps your attention, not the same mono tone that doctors seem to have when talking. It will make you think, if your currently going to therapy, you may find offense to this, and perhaps take it personal. Like a previous reviewer wrote, he does kind of knock the classical idea of mental help. However, he is also a doctor himself, and walks his talk. He does tell his patients as well, they are expected to figure out there own problems, and he is not to be there mental crutch. Because ultimately, it is the patient that has to resolve the problem for good, not the doctor. The doctor is merely support and to help guide.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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