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Joshua

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REDWOOD CITY, CA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • 8 reviews
  • 14 ratings
  • 48 titles in library
  • 5 purchased in 2015
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  • Crash and Burn

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Artie Lange, Anthony Bozza
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (214)
    Story
    (220)

    At a high point in his career, Artie Lange performed a sold-out show in Carnegie Hall-and he did it with a pocketful of heroin. In the midst of a deep, self-destructive depression, addicted to heroin, cocaine, and prescription drugs, he lashed out at everyone around him-from his cohosts on The Howard Stern Show to celebrity guests and even his longtime friends. Then came his legendary meltdown on-air, with 6 million people listening, after which Lange pulled himself together enough to go to a buddy's bachelor party in Amsterdam.

    MysteryFan77 says: "Raw and Honest..."
    "Compelling but depressing."
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    If you are a long time Stern fan, like I am, this is a must read/listen. Expect more melancholy and funny. Makes it seem like most comedians are damaged people .

    I wish Artie read it, but Bozza did a good job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By James Naughton
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (49)

    "This book will give you nightmares," cautions The New York Times. Richard Preston takes us inside the ongoing war against bioterrorism, investigating the anthrax attacks of October 2001 and the potential for a future bio-attack using smallpox or, worse yet, a new superpox virus resistant to all vaccines. "As exciting as the best thrillers, yet scarier by far, for Preston's pages deal with clear, present and very real dangers," says Publishers Weekly.

    Mark says: "Excellent and Timely!"
    "Great and Scary"
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    I've been on a disease book tear lately and this has been one of the better ones. Also recommend Spillover.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Halo: The Cole Protocol

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Tobias S. Buckell
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (462)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (308)

    In the first, desperate days of the Human-Covenant War, the UNSC has enacted the Cole Protocol to safeguard Earth and its Inner Colonies from discovery by a merciless alien foe. Many are called upon to rid the universe of lingering navigation data that would reveal the location of Earth. Among them is Navy Lieutenant Jacob Keyes. Thrust back into action after being sidelined, Keyes is saddled with a top secret mission by ONI.

    Kelly says: "Keeps you on your toes"
    "Another good Halo Book. Best narration of them all"
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    Another enjoyable Halo book. Get some of the backstory of Jacob Keyes. This is by far the best narrated book of the series. Jonathan Davis does a lot of different the voices...and knows how to correctly pronounce Mjölnir.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Halo: Contact Harvest

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Joseph Staten
    • Narrated By Holter Graham, Jennifer Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (550)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (336)

    It is the year 2524. Harvest is a peaceful, prosperous farming colony on the very edge of human-controlled space. But we have trespassed on holy ground, strayed into the path of an aggressive alien empire known as the Covenant. What begins as a chance encounter between an alien privateer and a human freighter catapults mankind into a struggle for its very existence.

    WT Wizard says: "READ ORDER"
    "The event that started it all."
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    Great background story on the Covenant and Sgt. Johnson. Answers a lot of questions about the Halo universe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Nathan Wolfe
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (467)
    Performance
    (408)
    Story
    (404)

    In The Viral Storm, award-winning biologist Nathan Wolfe tells the story of how viruses and human beings have evolved side by side through history; how deadly viruses like HIV, swine flu, and bird flu almost wiped us out in the past; and why modern life has made our species vulnerable to the threat of a global pandemic. Wolfe's research missions to the jungles have earned him the nickname "the Indiana Jones of virus hunters," and here Wolfe takes listeners along on his groundbreaking and often dangerous research trips - to reveal the surprising origins of the most deadly diseases....

    Erica says: "a bio-geek's wet dream"
    "Good Virus Listen"
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    If you are interested in viruses, and how pandemics start, this is a good listen. If you listen to this and Spillover (David Quammen) you'll be an armchair virologist/epidemiologist.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Robert M. Gates
    • Narrated By George Newbern, Robert M. Gates
    Overall
    (1212)
    Performance
    (1075)
    Story
    (1073)

    From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. When Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House, he thought he'd long left Washington politics behind: After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty.

    Jean says: "Yoda speaks"
    "Robert Gates had a really tough job."
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    I don't read a lot of memoirs, but this was great. The Sec. Def. has a really tough role, and it's clear Bob Gates poured his heart into the job. The book also revealed how much of his job was dedicated to dealing with bureaucratic nonsense, which he didn't relish. The massive bureaucracy of the Pentagon combined with polarized disfunction of congress created an environment that was maddeningly lugubrious.

    Great perspective on woking with both Bush and Obama administration. Seems like both had their warts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Halo: Ghosts of Onyx

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Eric Nylund
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (645)
    Performance
    (408)
    Story
    (415)

    While the Master Chief defends a besieged Earth, and the myriad factions of the Covenant continue their crusade to eliminate humanity, an ultra-secret cell of the Office of Naval Intelligence, known as Section Three, devises a plan to buy the UNSC vital time. They're going to need hundreds of willing soldiers, though...and one more Spartan to get the job done.

    smokeyjunk@comcast.net says: "Engaging and fun. A good light listen"
    "I hope they make a Halo Game from this book."
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    If you could sum up Halo in three words, what would they be?

    This is the best of the Halo expanded universe books. Well written and well performed.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I looked forward to my commute for two weeks while I made it through this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Halo: The Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By William C. Dietz
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (584)
    Performance
    (420)
    Story
    (425)

    The Human-Covenant War, a desperate struggle for humankind's very survival, has reached its boiling point on the mysterious ring world called Halo. But the fierce Covenant warriors, the mightiest alien military force known, are not the only peril lying in wait.

    James says: "Robotic compare to The Fall Of Reach"
    "Listen to the Video Game"
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    Would you try another book from William C. Dietz and/or Todd McLaren?

    I would if I knew it wasn't going to be a literal walkthrough of a video game. That said, I think I think Dietz did a good job with a challenging assignment.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Performance wasn't bad. Kept mispronouncing Mjolnir, but hey, those old Norse words are tricky.


    Could you see Halo being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Halo deserves a movie, or an HBO mini series.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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