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ratings
19
REVIEWS
8
FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
25

  • The Spook's Tale: The Last Apprentice

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (41)

    The Spook himself was once an apprentice. How did he begin his training? And what of Alice, the young witch who is Tom's closest ally? How did she overcome her dark past? What did the witch assassin Grimalkin do to become the most deadly and feared witch in the county? And, collected in a gallery of horrors, discover the rest of the county's menacing villains and relive the vicious battles waged against them. Enter a land where creatures of the dark creep out of the shadows. Do you dare?

    LWaali says: "Almost like an INFO-MERCIAL"
    "Almost like an INFO-MERCIAL"
    Overall

    I love this series but this particular book is even shorter then it looks. Over HALF is short scene tellings of the previous books in the series. Personally they should have put this in the free for members section.

    A little entertaining but not really worth a credit.
    One redeeming factor, they had the same great narrator.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • My Life as a Dyke

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Erika Kleinman
    • Narrated By Aimee Jolson
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (2)

    Being a lesbian doesn’t come natural to everyone. That’s what Erika Kleinman learned during her sexual awakening in 1990s Seattle, when she began dating a host of butch women who were all too willing to show her the ropes. My Life as a Dyke recounts Kleinmans’ relationships with candor and humor while making one thing clear: no matter who you’re interested in, dating can be a nightmare.

    LWaali says: "Appologistic, 'See, I'm not really a lesbian!'"
    "Appologistic, 'See, I'm not really a lesbian!'"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Erika Kleinman and/or Aimee Jolson?

    Kleinman? No. Absolutely NO.Jolson? It will be hard to distance her from this book but her performance was good.


    Has My Life as a Dyke turned you off from other books in this genre?

    This is a search for absolution. Trying to clear her conscience in case her family, husband, or church found out about her forays into the 'dark side'.


    Any additional comments?

    So I listened to My Life as a Dyke and all I can tell ya is.. don't bother.. it was more like 'I experimented but really prefer guys' book and she (the author) was a kid.. fledgling sixteen year old adventures, Finding alternatives to immature boys with butch dykes.If you are looking for an uplifting book that helps you accept who you are then do NOT listen to this one. If you are looking for an arguments on how being a homosexual is not from nature but from nurture then maybe, maybe, you might find a crumb here to justify the hour. It's one hour I won't get back... How many books will Audible let you return?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lesbians, Crutches, and Suicides: A Soldier's Story

    • UNABRIDGED (50 mins)
    • By Audry Grant
    • Narrated By Mike Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Have you ever wondered what it might be like to join the military? Grant's book details the difficulties of Basic Training during the largest recruitment rush in history. Suicides were prominent because soldiers were unable to pass the initial PT test that would get them into Basic Training - and what most recruiters won't say is that there's a place known as Reception where all soldiers begin their journey. Many never make it out, some stay for months, trying to pass the PT test.

    LWaali says: "Why I couldn't serve.. But I wanted to!"
    "Why I couldn't serve.. But I wanted to!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    There was nothing *horrible* about it.. but it was almost like reading cliff notes of someones diary but without enough to know anything about the person let alone care. I do think the author has potential.. you could envision what was being described but there was just not enough of it.


    Would you recommend Lesbians, Crutches, and Suicides: A Soldier's Story to your friends? Why or why not?

    In a general sense, I cannot think of anyone in my circle that would want to listen to this. Maybe if one of their daughters was thinking about enlisting they would get some insights.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mike Tanner?

    A man? A man reading a woman's experiences? Really? And, the pace was not done inthe conversational tone I think it was written in. It was near monotone and made the recruit sound less then intelligent.


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

    I feel sorry for the author/recruit. She obviously wanted to serve. But it also got me angry that the suicides were treated so commonplace and that it appeared the training personnel seemed so callous about it.


    Any additional comments?

    This is way over priced for what you get. In fact.. it should almost be given away free just for the author to get some exposure. There is no substance to this story and the narration just did not fit at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The White Road: Nightrunner, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Lynn Flewelling
    • Narrated By Adam Danoff, Lynn Flewelling
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (80)

    Dissolute nobles, master spies, and the unlikeliest of heroes, Alec and Seregil have survived exile, treachery, and black magic. But the road that lies ahead is the most hazardous theyve ever traveled. For with enemies on all sides, they must walk a narrow path between good and evil where one misstep might be their last.

    Bonnie says: "I enjoy Flewelling"
    "a road that shouldn't have been traveled"
    Overall

    I absolutely loved books one, two, and three. Book 4 was..ok. Better then nothing but not as good as the first trio.
    Book 5, lets be nice and put it this way: if you liked 4 you should like this one. If you thought 4 was a let down, you will hate this one.
    Nightrunner, to me, implies the trade and action of the first 3 books.. these last two volumes almost seem completely disconnected with the ideas and premise of the former books. While the characters have the same name and history, they act as if they were different people. The book goes into more a bad moral story then the high adventure that got me into the books in the first place... The main plot was around the thing begot in #4 that I couldn't have cared less about. To be honest, there was nothing that made me care anything and anyone in the book.
    Listen to a sample before spending a credit. I wish I had.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Shadows Return: Nightrunner, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lynn Flewelling
    • Narrated By Adam Danoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (89)

    With their most treacherous mission yet behind them, heroes Seregil and Alec resume their double life as dissolute nobles and master spies. But in a world of rivals and charmers, fate has a different plan. After their victory in Aurnen, Alec and Seregil have returned home to Rhminee. But with most of their allies dead or exiled, it is difficult for them to settle in. Hoping for diversion, they accept an assignment that will take them back to Seregils homeland.

    Audrey says: "I love the book, but..."
    "it least they finally published it!"
    Overall

    I love this series. The first 3 books I could not stop until they were over.

    This book was just as good in storyline/plot BUT..

    They changed narrators. Adam Danoff does a respectable job but for some reason I was not as tied into the characters. Maybe it is because I am already used to Raymond Todd.

    Well worth a listen but a slight let-down from the expectations I had.

    Just so there are no surprises.. the two main characters are in love and male. The detail is NOT excessive but these are meant for adults (especially when you compare them to the current run of vampire books).

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Carnacki the Ghost Finder: Gateway of the Monster

    • UNABRIDGED (53 mins)
    • By William Hope Hodgson
    • Narrated By David Ian Davies
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    One Voice Recordings presents its premiere recording of William Hope Hogdson's ghost story, "Carnacki The Ghost Finder: Gateway of the Monster"Carnacki's profession and delight is the eerie art and science of tracking down and dealing with the supernatural, and then relating his latest experience to an attentive group of friends...gathered together for just this purpose.

    Robert says: "Good Carnacki Story!"
    "fireside tale..."
    Overall

    Not a bad story at all and the narrator did a fair job of building suspense but not really winding it up as tight as it could have dong.

    My only beef... a story less then an hour should not be a whole credit. Come on Audible!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Forty Signs of Rain: Science in the Capital, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    The best-selling author of the classic Mars trilogy and The Years of Rice and Salt returns with a riveting new trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of global warming as they are played out in our nation's capital - and in the daily lives of those at the center of the action. Hauntingly realistic, here is a novel of the near future that is inspired by scientific facts already making headlines. BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Kim Stanley Robinson.

    steve says: "Its all"
    "bad bad <pause> bad"
    Overall

    I am actually upset I gave a credit for this. This is the worst READER, yes, reader - NOT narrator, I have ever heard. I think most 6th graders could read better.

    I don't even know if the actual book is any good because I could not get past how it was being orated.

    NOT WORTH A CREDIT OR THE TIME TO LISTEN

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Traitor's Moon: Nightrunner, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Lynn Flewelling
    • Narrated By Raymond Todd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (120)

    Master spies Seregil and Alec are no strangers to peril. Their assignments, night running for wizards and nobles, have led them into many deadly situations. But sometimes the greatest danger can lurk beneath a traitor's moon.

    Julie says: "Wonderful writer!"
    "More then just a fantasy novel"
    Overall

    Flewelling offers us a full flavored reading (or listening) experience. I absolutely loved this series.

    With a great plot and unexpected twists, Traitor's Moon is a great book. But, we also get tragedy, characters or love (or hate), politics, and power plays. I have to make sure I listen on w weekend so my work isn't interrupted.

    For those upset because there is sex or gay characters, get your books from a church or kids section. This is tame compared to most popular fiction out there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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