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Joel

Sheboygan, WI, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Auschwitz Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (733)
    Performance
    (663)
    Story
    (667)

    A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now hold Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans - especially Jews like Jacob and his family - are treated like dogs. When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself in a living nightmare - trapped in a crowded, stinking car on the train to the Auschwitz death camp.

    DebaDeb says: "Amazing, horrifying, and heartwarming!"
    "A heart warming read."
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    If you could sum up The Auschwitz Escape in three words, what would they be?

    Great true story.


    What other book might you compare The Auschwitz Escape to and why?

    None that I can think of. Probably why its a great read or listen. The Narrator was great. He truly brought the book to life.


    Which character – as performed by Christopher Lane – was your favorite?

    Jacob


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book brought me as close to tears as i have been in years, and not all of it was sad. It had a wonderful ending.


    Any additional comments?

    Any Christian looking for a truly powerful read this is your book. In fact you do not need to be a Christian to enjoy the wonderful story telling in this book.

    18 of 24 people found this review helpful
  • The Slow Regard of Silent Things: Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2.5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (520)
    Performance
    (483)
    Story
    (484)

    Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries. The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows.... In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

    Heather says: "Absolute Waste of Time"
    "Fun listen if familiar with the character."
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    Where does The Slow Regard of Silent Things rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was a good story as far as "hold them off" books go.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Patrick Rothfuss? Why or why not?

    Of course. He's a great story teller.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    He should not have read his own material. He wasn't horrible but changing narrators is hardly ever a good experience for the listener. I have enjoyed the narration from his earlier two books, and I would have preferred that he stuck with Nick.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The simple ending was very good. Also the insight to the character was truly enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    I wouldn't purchase this with out reading the author's first two books first.

    9 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • 40 Ways to Please a Good Woman: For Good Men (40 Ways to Please a Good Man)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Aleja Bennett
    • Narrated By AudioBookSa
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    I was asked by a man that had befriended me on a popular social network site to write 40 Ways to Please a Good Woman right after I released my newest title - June 10th, 2013 - titled 40 Ways to Please a Good Man. This was so interesting to me because it became my new niche of writing and I was excited just thinking about what I was going to write. 40 Ways is not intended to be given to just anyone but a good women or a good man.

    Joel says: "Not what I was expecting"
    "Not what I was expecting"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The book was tasteless and juvenile. Fix this problem and it might have been okay.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Aleja Bennett again?

    No.


    Would you be willing to try another one of AudioBookSa’s performances?

    The Narration was horrible so no.


    What character would you cut from 40 Ways to Please a Good Woman?

    The author.


    Any additional comments?

    The book comes across as a book of ideas, but in reality most of the "tips" given seem to be the author's way of saying I have no more good ideas.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Patrick Heron
    • Narrated By Patrick Heron
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (80)

    This is the first in-depth book to shed light on a mysterious race known as the Nephilim and to provide evidence of who built the pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, as well as the other great monuments of ancient history. This is the first book to shed light on the dark forces which roamed the earth in those primeval times and will once again be at large during the coming Apocalypse, with the purpose of visiting mass destruction on an unsuspecting world.

    Meredith says: "Like a tract"
    "Eye popping read"
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    If you could sum up The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse in three words, what would they be?

    Well delivered information.


    What other book might you compare The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse to and why?

    First of this type of book I have ever read.


    What about Patrick Heron’s performance did you like?

    Tons of interesting information on the subject with an appropriate amount of personal beliefs and points of view to suit the material.


    Any additional comments?

    I truly enjoyed the read. The author did not preview his information as the gospel but rather as a strong opinion. I appreciate that about the author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By John Hagee
    • Narrated By Dean Gallagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (162)

    Over the last 500 years, blood-red moons have fallen on the first day of Passover three separate times. These occurrences were connected to some of the most significant days in Jewish history: 1492 (the final year of the Spanish Inquisition when Jews were expelled from Spain), 1948 (statehood for Israel and the War of Independence) and 1967 (the Six-Day War). Every heavenly body is controlled by the unseen hand of God, which signals coming events to humanity. There are no solar or lunar accidents.

    Debbie says: "Great Study about Israel and Current Times"
    "Dose not deliver the promised title"
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    What would have made Four Blood Moons better?

    Focusing on the four blood moons. I love sermons but I did not but this book to hear one.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. I was hoping for a detailed work on this phenomenon but what I got was a sermon with a little information on the Blood moons added. The author did a good job when focusing on this subject but I did not need the four hour back drop to his life.


    Any additional comments?

    I did not disagree with what the author had to say, but he did not focus on the main issue that was plastered on the front cover of his book.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3624)
    Performance
    (3275)
    Story
    (3309)

    Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world....

    Timothy says: "Pleased, yet wanting more..."
    "Great book but could have been better"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Alloy of Law to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All the characters were great but lacked some detail due to the rush the author had to get to the climax.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The wedding scene was my personal favorite.


    Any additional comments?

    The author did a great job in getting the reader interested from the start. Well rounded characters despite the lack of any real backdrops.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Uncle John's Bathroom Reader

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Bathroom Readers Institute
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    Thousands of readers told us they wanted Uncle John in their cars. Of course, he couldn't visit each of them personally, so here's the next best thing: an audio version, jammed with interesting, helpful, and humorous trivia and information from the Uncle John backlist.

    Berrett T. Maynard says: "Just plain fun facts in a easy to listen to format"
    "Could have picked much better material"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It depends upon how bored you happen to be at the moment... Perhaps a good filler.


    Would you recommend Uncle John's Bathroom Reader to your friends? Why or why not?

    No! The material was lacking and the funniest stuff was left out.


    Which character – as performed by Full Cast – was your favorite?

    Do not have a good grasp on the readers, but the did do very well with mixing it up.


    Do you think Uncle John's Bathroom Reader needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    If they put into it half the preparation they use for their books, then yes. But another one like this, I hope not.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • New Spring: The Wheel of Time Prequel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    Overall
    (2495)
    Performance
    (1409)
    Story
    (1433)

    For three days battle has raged in the snow around the great city of Tar Valon. In the city, a foretelling of the future is uttered. On the slopes of Dragonmount, the immense mountain that looms over the city, a child is born, an infant prophesied to change the world. That child must be found before he can be killed by the forces of the Shadow.

    H. Brown says: "Well done!"
    "A lot of talk with a disapointing anti-climax"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The book gave some good backround but much more could have been done in the way of story telling.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    More action of course


    What about Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ’s performance did you like?

    Both readers great, as always.


    Did New Spring inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, avoid reading it again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The God Delusion

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4679)
    Performance
    (2052)
    Story
    (2027)

    Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

    Rick Just says: "Dangerous Religion"
    "Not a great thinker"
    Overall

    When I first listened to this book I was slightly impressed with it's content. However after listening I also decieded to listen to Ravi Zacharias, as was suggested by another reviewer, but also C.S. Lewis' book called, "Mere Christianity. Needless to say I was blown away by thier awsome defense of Christianity. I have to say now that I compare Richard Dawkins with the likes of C.S. Lewis It's like comparing Yosemite Sam to Plato.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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