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LA Bos

STUDIO CITY, CA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • The Dying of the Light: End

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jason Kristopher
    • Narrated By Chris Andrew Ciulla
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    The United States military hides a secret: the completely real existence of eat-your-brains, one-bite-and-you're-dead zombies. The Army has known they exist for over 100, and has been quietly and expertly keeping the secret. Until now. His hometown destroyed, with everyone he has ever known dead and gone, the sole survivor of the massacre at Fall Creek joins a secret military group to combat the single greatest threat our world has ever faced. Unfortunately, his help may come too late.

    Sandra H. Kim says: "Great story, perfect for listening"
    "Good Zombie Apocalyptic Entertainment"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Dying of the Light: End to be better than the print version?

    Yes. The reader brought alot to the table.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Enjoyed the in-depth creation of the world.


    What about Chris Andrew Ciulla’s performance did you like?

    His variation of the characters, and their relevance.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Prime Suspects: A Clone Detective Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jim Bernheimer
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (56)

    Homicide Detective David Bagini awakens in a strange world only to discover that he is, in fact, the 42nd clone of the Bagini line. With no memories of why his Prime entered into a clone contract, he wants answers. The first problem is his Prime is dead and Bagini 42 is in charge of the investigation. The second problem is all the clues point at a clone from his line and they already know all his tricks. How can he solve his own murder when every suspect has his name and face?

    John C. says: "We have met the enemy and they is us."
    "Great read and great concept"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes. It's a very fresh take on the clone genre. Really well done, and appropriate vocal choices by Kafer.


    Which character – as performed by Jeffrey Kafer – was your favorite?

    42. Was a first-person novel, so he had just the right amount of snide and smart-aleckieness in his delivery.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Race for the Dying: A Dr. Thomas Parks Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Steven F. Havill
    • Narrated By Chris Andrew Ciulla
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    A newly minted graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1890, Dr. Thomas Parks heads to the big timber country of Puget Sound to practice trauma medicine. An hour after stepping off the boat, he's nearly crushed to death by a less-than-sure-footed mule and finds himself a patient rather than a physician. As he convalesces, he discovers that his host, a venerable physician friend of his father's, is running an elaborate medical scam, selling worthless concoctions nationwide, with enormous sales.

    Michael says: "Good Story, Energetically Told"
    "Dr. Thomas Parks is the Voice of Reason!"
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    If you could sum up Race for the Dying in three words, what would they be?

    Poignant. Interesting. Historical.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The images in my mind of the town in the NW where it took place. Love stories like that. And the narrator really did a good job with the era and the location. Good vocal choices and variety.


    What does Chris Andrew Ciulla bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The slew of characters that you would see in this story from the turn of the century really came to life. I would have had thoughts of their voices, but these were so much more vivid. I'm looking forward to the next one he narrates in this series!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Forever Saga: Flash

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Sean C. Sousa
    • Narrated By Chris Andrew Ciulla
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Long ago, the first reign of Grigori Geist nearly destroyed the Earth. Returned from exile, Geist is secretly rebuilding his kingdom beneath Antarctica, assembling his robotic Vaucan race to war against mankind. Only one obstacle remains: the war hero known as Brian Renney. Yet Brian is losing a battle against his fears. Scars of heart and mind linger from his days in Vietnam, fueling his failures as husband and father.

    Aaron says: "Fantastic Story brought to life by Fantastic Narra"
    "Can't wait for the next one!!!"
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    What other book might you compare The Forever Saga to and why?

    I'm usually a Mystery/Suspense listener, but this was a nice change of pace. I will listen to its sequel.


    What does Chris Andrew Ciulla bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He's a great narrator. Good pacing. Nice cadence. Brings color to characters. Appropriate accents and range. Kept me in the story for the entire run.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beauty: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Frederick G. Dillen
    • Narrated By Chris Andrew Ciulla
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    As a corporate "undertaker" for a mergers and acquisitions firm in New York, Carol MacLean travels from factory to factory, firing blue-collar workers who remind her of her father and the kids she grew up with. The payoff is huge: If Carol works hard enough, her boss has promised to make her CEO of one of the firm's holdings. Just when it seems like her dream might come true, on a trip that takes her away from New York to a desperate fishing town in coastal Massachusetts, Carol gets a call from the office: "You're fired."

    LA Bos says: "Nice Story, Great Read"
    "Nice Story, Great Read"
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    What did you love best about Beauty?

    It was an appropriate fictional telling of a scenario that happens a good amount nowadays. Conscience vs. The Mighty Dollar. And the narrator does a great job flushing these characters out. Nice variety too.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Easy. Memorable Salt-of-the-Earth East Coaster. I remember people like him.


    What does Chris Andrew Ciulla bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    All these characters were real. And there was a good amount of variation between them all. Was quite a colorful bit of storytelling.


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

    Some wordplay on Beauty and The Beast...but would have to take some time to flush it out.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flying Saucer to the Center of Your Mind: Selected Writings of John A. Keel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By John A. Keel
    • Narrated By Michael Hacker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (37)

    Flying Saucer to the Center of Your Mind is a collection of magazine articles and lectures by the man many consider to be not only the 20th century’s premiere investigator of all things unusual and “Fortean,” but also our very own 20th-century “Mark Twain”: John A. Keel. Many of the articles in this anthology and its companion volumes, "The Outer Limits of the Twilight Zone" and "Searching for the String," were revolutionary, and explored ideas popularized in Keel’s classic books.

    Diana says: "Historical overview w/ rare details plus analysis"
    "Excellent telling of the Paranormal"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Certainly I would, if they enjoyed the subject matter, or if they were looking for an interesting, nuanced listen.


    What does Michael Hacker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His tone and pace is perfect for this genre. Smooth with a touch of mystery.


    If you could give Flying Saucer to the Center of Your Mind a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Watch your back...They may not be from this planet!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Flight: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Joe Weber
    • Narrated By Chris Andrew Ciulla
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    While Congress debates the merits of continued funding for the stealth bomber, sinister forces have their own goals in mind. During a training exercise, a B-2 bomber disappears. When search efforts produce no evidence that the bomber crashed, the US Air Force has no choice but to acknowledge that one of its most secret and high-tech aircraft has been hijacked.

    Recovery of the B-2 and its crew becomes the president's highest priority, and the Kremlin claims no knowledge of the missing aircraft. Finally, intelligence leads to what at first seems a very unlikely suspect: Cuba.

    LA Bos says: "Clancy-esque...Apropos to the Ukraine stuff today"
    "Clancy-esque...Apropos to the Ukraine stuff today"
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    Where does Shadow Flight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've listened to about 175. But not too many military novels. I thought Ciulla did a really great job with all the different types of individuals in this book, on both sides of the Cold War fence. It's in the top 20, for sure.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really liked Fritz Kranz. Believable German (or Austrian...can't remember). Felt for him.


    Which character – as performed by Chris Andrew Ciulla – was your favorite?

    Again, I liked Fritz, and I liked the Russian baddies. Levchenko most of all.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend it, if you like military. There's a lot of technical jargon, so if you like to be educated while you listen to some action, this is a good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Illegal: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Paul Levine
    • Narrated By Chris Andrew Ciulla
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Trial lawyer Jimmy “Royal” Payne was his own worst enemy - until now. Haunted by personal tragedy and wanted by the cops, Payne needs to skip town. What he doesn’t need is Tino Perez, a gutsy twelve-year-old Mexican boy in search of his missing - and undocumented - mother. But Payne’s ex-wife, an L.A.P.D. detective he still loves, makes him a deal: help the boy or go to jail. Soon Payne is following Tino into the darker side of the American dream.

    Amy says: "A Great first book to listen to on Audible"
    "Nice Legal Thriller"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Illegal to be better than the print version?

    Yeah, I think so. The narrator did a great job with the tension, the situations, and the different people. It added a lot to the story, where your imagination may not take you there otherwise.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. I didn't know what the outcome was going to be for Tino, for Jimmy, Marisol, etc. It had a really good mix of suspense and violence. Paul Levine is a good author.


    Which character – as performed by Chris Andrew Ciulla – was your favorite?

    Loved Jimmy Payne as the lead. Also liked Chitwood, and Simeon Rutledge.


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

    Sad story about human trafficking and a scumbag rancher. But it's fiction. I'm cool with it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert Scoble, Shel Israel
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (251)

    Social media is but one of five converging forces that promise to change virtually every aspect of our lives. You know these other forces already: mobile, data, sensors and location-based technology. Combined with social media they form a new generation of personalized technology that knows us better than our closest friends. Armed with that knowledge our personal devices can anticipate what we'll need next and serve us better than a butler or an executive assistant. The resulting convergent superforce is so powerful that it is ushering in an era the authors call the Age of Context.

    James says: "Great content by a great narrator!"
    "Important info heading into the future"
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    Would you listen to Age of Context again? Why?

    I would, because it's a lot of foreshadowing of technical educational stuff that you may miss the first time around, since a little may be over one's head. But it's got great value, so a second listen at some point in time would be worth it.


    Any additional comments?

    It's somewhat dry material, but Jeffrey Kafer did a nice consistent job with it. He's got a nice cadence for this subject matter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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