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Justin

Its a fascinating tale that would begin on may 5th, 1989 in Mease Dunedin hospital and from there the legacy grew. I am adult now.

NEW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Sorta Like a Rock Star

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Matthew Quick
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    Amber Appleton lives in a bus. Ever since her mom's boyfriend kicked them out, Amber, her mom, and her totally loyal dog, Bobby Big Boy (aka Thrice B) have been camped out in the back of Hello Yellow (the school bus her mom drives). Still, Amber, the self-proclaimed princess of hope and girl of unyielding optimism, refuses to sweat the bad stuff. But when a fatal tragedy threatens Amber's optimism - and her way of life - can Amber continue to be the rock star of hope?

    John B. Zerkel says: "After being hooked by Silver Linings playbook....."
    "Sorta like a teenager"
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    Would you listen to Sorta Like a Rock Star again? Why?

    Took a lot of patience to listen to the slang but it was great story so yes I would.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really liked Ty through it all he stood by his best friend.


    What about Cynthia Holloway’s performance did you like?

    She defiantly captured the very perky ness of the authors narrative


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

    Yes at first, it was hard at first.


    Any additional comments?

    Matthew quick is my favorite author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Other Normals

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ned Vizzini
    • Narrated By Andrew Eiden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Given the chance, 15-year-old Peregrine "Perry" Eckert would dedicate every waking moment to Creatures & Caverns, an epic role-playing game rich with magical creatures, spell casting, and deadly weapons. The world of C&C is where he feels most comfortable in his own skin. But that isn't happening - not if his parents have anything to do with it. Concerned their son lacks social skills, they ship him off to summer camp to become a man. Perry knows he's in for the worst summer of his life. Everything changes, however, when Perry gets to camp and stumbles into the World of the Other Normals.

    Justin says: "The lost of books"
    "The lost of books"
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    If you could sum up The Other Normals in three words, what would they be?

    Save the world


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's about unlikely of heroes. An underdog story.


    Which character – as performed by Andrew Eiden – was your favorite?

    I like perry


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

    I was between books at the moment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Palo Alto: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By James Franco
    • Narrated By James Franco, Stacey Miller
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    Palo Alto is the debut of a surprising and powerful new literary voice. Written with an immediate sense of place - claustrophobic and ominous - James Franco's collection traces the lives of an extended group of teenagers as they experiment with vices of all kinds, struggle with their families and one another, and succumb to self-destructive, often heartless nihilism.

    Justin says: "Teen reality not like the Disney channel"
    "Teen reality not like the Disney channel"
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    Would you listen to Palo Alto again? Why?

    James Franco reveals the true graphic and brutal reality of high school.


    What other book might you compare Palo Alto to and why?

    There isn't a comparison.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Two points.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Green, David Levithan
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews, Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1037)
    Performance
    (823)
    Story
    (833)

    One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

    FanB14 says: "Another John Green Hit"
    "I appreciate you tiny cooper"
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    Would you listen to Will Grayson, Will Grayson again? Why?

    I would, it's a story that I can relate too. I had a gay best friend in high school.


    What other book might you compare Will Grayson, Will Grayson to and why?

    Perks of being a wallflower, it's all about tolerance.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Will Grayson has a hatred for acronyms, I can relate.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4406)
    Performance
    (3141)
    Story
    (3167)

    They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

    Parola138 says: "I thought I was desensitized"
    "Its scary"
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    If you could sum up It in three words, what would they be?

    Hide the children.


    What other book might you compare It to and why?

    I would compare it to the film "Nightmare On Elm street" because its about children facing a supernatural evil.


    What about Steven Weber’s performance did you like?

    Steven Weber performance was thrilling and i wouldn't expect anything less then the actor who played Jack Torrence in the tv miniseries of the shining.


    If you could rename It, what would you call it?

    "They All Float Down Here"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Luck of Right Now

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Matthew Quick
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (69)

    For 38 years, Bartholomew Neil has lived with his mother. When she gets sick and dies, he has no idea how to be on his own. His redheaded grief counselor, Wendy, says he needs to find his flock and leave the nest. But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded in his mom, Saturday Mass, and the library learn how to fly? Bartholomew thinks he's found a clue when he discovers a "Free Tibet" letter from Richard Gere hidden in his mother's underwear drawer. In her final days, Mom called him Richard - there must be a cosmic connection.

    JoAnn says: "AMAZING"
    "An inspiring belief"
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    Where does The Good Luck of Right Now rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've enjoyed Matthew quick ,he is a brilliant writer . This book will probably be a favorite in my ranking.


    What other book might you compare The Good Luck of Right Now to and why?

    This book reminds me of silver linings playbook cause it's about an adult male learning to cope with being alone.


    Have you listened to any of Oliver Wyman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Winters tale is the other book I've heard him narrate with such depiction and dramatic interpretation . I can't really compare.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Good Luck of Right Now and why?

    The part that really was the storyline about the main characters incredible gift.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15795)
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    (14010)
    Story
    (14048)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Amazing amy is a bitch"
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    If you could sum up Gone Girl in three words, what would they be?

    Mind bending thriller


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that it kept you thinking amy was going to meet her maker eventually.



    What does Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Julia whelan makes you really hate amy even more. Kirby heybourne makes you really feel for him.


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

    I could have been on the edge more than really just reading it myself.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish it didn't end the way it did

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Labor Day

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Joyce Maynard
    • Narrated By Wilson Bethel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (154)

    In a manner evoking Ian McEwan's Atonement and Nick Hornby's About a Boy, acclaimed author Joyce Maynard weaves a beautiful, poignant tale of love, sex, adolescence, and devastating treachery as seen through the eyes of a young teenage boy - and the man he later becomes - looking back at an unexpected encounter that begins one single, long, hot, life-altering weekend.

    Justin says: "Seemed like a hell of a holiday."
    "Seemed like a hell of a holiday."
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    Where does Labor Day rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's probably up there. A bit drawn out sometimes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was entertaining. Talk of could have been toned down a little.


    Have you listened to any of Wilson Bethel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No he's a unique storyteller.


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

    Not really it took time to get used to it.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • This Is Where I Leave You

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jonathan Tropper
    • Narrated By Ramon de Ocampo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (867)
    Performance
    (573)
    Story
    (569)

    The death of Judd Foxman's father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family - including Judd's mother, brothers, and sister - have been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Judd's wife, Jen, whose 14-month affair with Judd's radio-shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public. Judd joins the rest of the Foxmans as they reluctantly submit to their patriarch's dying request: to spend the seven days following the funeral together.

    Jamie says: "Greatly entertaining, not for all audiences."
    "Family dysfunction"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of This Is Where I Leave You to be better than the print version?

    I certainly think it's better as an audio because you put a picture and place it scene by scene.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of This Is Where I Leave You?

    The most memorable moments are when Philip doesn't exactly situations too seriously. I'm a lot like that. I can relate because also the baby in my family.


    Have you listened to any of Ramon de Ocampo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never have but he reminds me of Steve Buscemi. Good reader captured the tension perfectly.


    If you could take any character from This Is Where I Leave You out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I honestly feel like Philip and I would hit it off.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9536)
    Performance
    (8737)
    Story
    (8790)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "Triumphant"
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    What did you love best about The Fault in Our Stars?

    The dynamic love story of between two ill teenagers and there sick humor.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves..." Beautiful identification of other literature to name a book title.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The part hazel was persistent on getting answer from favorite author who drunk and pompous. The part where hazel showed through illness. She was more strong than anyone living with cancer.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Spectacular Now

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Tim Tharp
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (100)

    "So, my beautiful fat girlfriend, Cassidy, is threatening to kick me to the curb again, my best friend suddenly wants to put the brakes on our lives of fabulous fun, my mom and big sister are plotting a future in which I turn into an atomic vampire, and my dad, well, my dad is a big fat question mark that I'm not sure I want the answer to."

    Sash & Em: A Tale of Two Bookies says: "Wouldn't recommend to everyone but great story!"
    "True teen romances"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book.It's so true to teen romances because girls would often fall for these guys that don't know how good they have it and they throw it all away to protect girls or hurt them because there selfish life pursuit.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sitter in a way reflected me in away. Dating the quiet nerdy girl but longing to figure why his past is better without him.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The part where Sutter is telling Aimee to swear to relieve stress and the weight of the world.


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

    In was like hearing my own life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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