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Marc Worley

San Diego, CA USA | Member Since 2010

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  • 12 reviews
  • 21 ratings
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  • 6 purchased in 2015
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  • Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!: More Magical Tales from the Author of 'God, No!'

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Penn Jillette
    • Narrated By Penn Jillette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (679)
    Performance
    (631)
    Story
    (633)

    Let's be honest - nobody has more fun than atheists. Don’t believe it? Well, consider this: For nonbelievers, every day you’re alive is a day to celebrate! And no one celebrates life to the fullest like Penn Jillette - the larger, louder half of legendary magic duo Penn & Teller - whose spectacularly witty and sharply observant essays in Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! will entertain zealots and skeptics alike.

    Marc Worley says: "Yes, he curses"
    "Yes, he curses"
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    What did you love best about Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!?

    Another reviewer complained about Penn's cursing. Unless you were completely unfamiliar with his style, it should come as no surprise. If you enjoyed his other works, you will enjoy this one as well. Buy with confidence if your ears can handle bad words.


    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Going Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By A. American
    • Narrated By Duke Fontaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2073)
    Performance
    (1912)
    Story
    (1923)

    If society collapsed, could you survive? When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

    Chris Hookway says: "Intriguing "prepper" story, terrible writing."
    "Product placement anyone?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have read many books of this genre and have never been so deluged by product placement in the first 20 minutes. It almost caused me to stop reading. The plot otherwise is interesting, but a bit slow.

    I sure hope the author got some freebies for all the items he mentioned (even including model numbers). Really took me out of the story.


    What didn’t you like about Duke Fontaine’s performance?

    Adequate, but will probably not select another book just because he is the narrator


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12854)
    Performance
    (11678)
    Story
    (11705)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Charles says: "Completely Engaging"
    "One of the better audiobooks I have heard"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of 14 to be better than the print version?

    Been a member of Audible for over 10 years now and this book is one of the best I have listened to. Excellent narrator and perfect story for light summer reading / creepiness.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Butcher: Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Philip Carlo
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    Born in 1954 and raised in Gravesend, Brooklyn, Tommy Pitera was a thin boy with a high-pitched voice who was bullied because of his feminine voice. As a teenager, he became obsessed with martial arts and with a religious fervor began studying karate to protect himself. After winning a karate tournament, Pitera traveled to Japan, where he was trained by a martial arts expert for three years.

    Marc Worley says: "Slow and dull"
    "Slow and dull"
    Overall

    The subject is interesting, but the story telling is slow and plodding.

    We know the cops are good and the mob is bad. The author spends a bit too much time explaining the wonderful nature of the cops, leading to boredom.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Collectors

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By LJ Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1848)
    Performance
    (738)
    Story
    (746)

    The U.S. Speaker of the House is assassinated in a terrifyingly precise execution in the heart of Washington, D.C. In a quieter corner of the nation's capital, the rare book room of the Library of Congress, a reclusive, wealthy scholar drops dead under mysterious circumstances that leave no clues. Following on the heels of the natural death of the Speaker of the House, the city and the nation begin to tremble.

    Nicole says: "Great plot twist...."
    "Bad narration"
    Overall

    I gave up half way thru the book simply due to the constant switching of narrators. Very distracting. If you can handle that aspect, the story is intriguing.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Lisa Unger
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (428)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (146)

    If Ridley Jones had slept 10 minutes later or had taken the subway instead of waiting for a cab, she would still be living the beautiful lie she used to call her life. She would still be the privileged daughter of a doting father and a loving mother. Her life would still be perfect, with only the tiny cracks of an angry junkie for a brother and a charming drunk with shady underworld connections for an uncle to mar the otherwise flawless whole.

    Linda Ann Howson says: "Give it a chance"
    "Boring Boring"
    Overall

    I had high hopes for this audiobook after reading the 2 reviews that were posted. Unfortunately, I have to disagree with them. The story is unimaginative and long-winded. Very predictable plot with a cop-out ending. It had potential but ended up flat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The List

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Whitlow
    • Narrated By Rob Lamont
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    As a struggling young attorney fresh out of law school, Renny Jacobson was pining for the day he could afford the fast cars and sprawling homes of the partners in his Charlotte firm. And with news of his father's death and an ancient, secret inheritance, Renny's life was sure to change forever. But the inheritance and membership in the clandestine society which provided it soon threatens to change him in more ways than one.

    Joseph says: "Great book with solid Christian Message"
    "Just plain bad"
    Overall

    I expected a run of the mill law thriller but instead got a poorly veiled religious diatribe. I could barely finish this audiobook. The sermonizing definately distracted from the story. AVOID THIS BOOK!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Black Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (508)
    Performance
    (316)
    Story
    (320)

    In the waning days of World War II, the Japanese tried a last desperate measure, a different kind of kamikaze mission, this one carried out by two submarines bound for the west coast of the United States, their cargo a revolutionary new strain of deadly virus.

    Daniel says: "Ya Gotta Love Him"
    "A bit of a bore"
    Overall

    Maybe the abridged version would have been better. Very long-winded descriptions which killed the pace of the story time after time.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • State of Fear

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    Overall
    (2162)
    Performance
    (579)
    Story
    (585)

    Once again Michael Crichton gives us his trademark combination of page-turning suspense, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research. State of Fear is a superb blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and thought provoking commentary on how information is manipulated in the modern world.

    F says: "Did I read the same book as some of you?"
    "Was this a book or political statement??"
    Overall

    I think the author would be better served if he wrote a non-fiction book regarding his views about the environment. This book was a poorly veiled attempt at getting a viewpoint across. Worst book by this author I have ever heard!! Whether or not you agree with his opinions, painful to listen to.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Angels and Demons

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6590)
    Performance
    (2147)
    Story
    (2179)

    World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization, the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra.

    Phillip says: "I couldn't put it down...5 STARS"
    "Get the abridged version!!!"
    Overall

    It was a chore to get through the whole book. I was usually 2 steps ahead as the narrator droned on about uninteresting issues. The abridged version may be kinder to the listener. I wasted a few hours listening to drivel unimportant to the plot development. Perhaps the author was getting paid by the page.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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