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North Richland Hills, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 23 reviews
  • 49 ratings
  • 149 titles in library
  • 24 purchased in 2014
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  • Tooth and Nail

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Craig DiLouie
    • Narrated By Steve Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (128)

    As a new plague related to the rabies virus infects millions, America recalls its military forces from around the world to safeguard hospitals and other vital buildings. Many of the victims become rabid and violent but are easily controlled—that is, until so many are infected that they begin to run amok, spreading slaughter and disease.

    Flavius says: "Rough, but Enjoyable"
    "Pretty Good"
    Overall

    I liked the story. The plot was great, but I had trouble telling the characters apart. All in all it is a pretty good listen. I would purchase and listen again.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Red Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Pierce Brown
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1223)
    Performance
    (1137)
    Story
    (1146)

    Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

    Charles says: "It Got Better and Left Me Wanting More."
    "Great story with good characters"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was a great story. I was a little skeptical about getting it. Several reviews compared it to hunger games and I was not really interested.
    The author did a great job developing this futuristic world and creating believable characters to root for (and against).

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Tommyknockers

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Edward Hermann
    Overall
    (1003)
    Performance
    (693)
    Story
    (699)

    Bobbi Anderson and the other good folks of Haven, Maine, have sold their souls to reap the rewards of the most deadly evil this side of Hell.

    Grant S. Burroughs says: "The old Stephen King"
    "This story was just too long"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I am a big fan of Stephen King, and really enjoy most of his work. This one was a chore to listen to. The performance was done well, but I couldn't keep going. This could have been an interesting story if about half of the details and plot lines were deleted.
    Normally I enjoy deep character development but this just lasted too long.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Apocalypse with a Side of Grilled Spam: The Strangelets Series, Season One

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Michael Angel
    • Narrated By Jon Goffena
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    After spending more than 21 months on Amazon's Top-100 lists, Strangelets with a Side of Grilled Spam: Season One takes us further into the post-apocalyptic world of the original short story. This audiobook contains all four 'episodes' of the Strangelets series. Pursued by packs of deadly 'steelies', Lieutenant MacWilliams and his Humvee crew have journeyed through an America shattered by an alien invasion. Things look grim...until MacWilliams comes across something that could turn the tide. It falls to him and his crew to get the word out across a land choked with post-apocalyptic wreckage and teeming with deadly alien monsters.

    Mark says: "Just couldn't get into this story"
    "Just couldn't get into this story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I really liked the idea of this story and wanted to like it, but I just couldn't stay with it. The narrator did a good job with the characters, but I didn't like the format of the story. You could tell that this was written as several small stories stuck together. The characters were very predictable and you pretty much knew what was going to happen.
    I would pass on this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • All You Need Is Kill

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Hiroshi Sakurazaka
    • Narrated By Mike Martindale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (117)

    There's one thing worse than dying. It's coming back to do it again and again.... When the alien Gitai invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On the 158th iteration though, he sees something different, something out of place: the female soldier known as the Bitch of War. Is the Bitch the key to Keiji’s escape, or to his final death?

    Mark says: "This was a Great Story"
    "This was a Great Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up All You Need Is Kill in three words, what would they be?

    Loop it back.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the main character changes during the book. At the start you are shown a fresh recruit heading into battle, and as the story progresses you get to see how he develops and changes into something else.


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

    He does excellent voices and performs the story with a great tempo. I have not listened to one of Mike's narrations before, but will look for him in the future.


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

    No, but it was a good story.


    Any additional comments?

    Hiroshi came up with a very unique spin on the future war story. If you are a fan of Armor by John Steakley I think you will like this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warrior Within: Surviving the Dead, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James N. Cook
    • Narrated By Jordan Leigh
    Overall
    (339)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (318)

    There are many who do not wish for peace. As the Free Legion declares war on the survivors of Hollow Rock, Gabriel and Eric find themselves drawn ever deeper into the growing conflict. Aided by a fledgling militia, and a small contingent of federal operatives, the two warriors must find a way to defeat an unyielding enemy that threatens to destroy all they have grown to love.

    David says: "Why change?"
    "I wish I had read the other reviews first."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Books one and two of this series were very good. I liked the character development and the plot, and I think the author did a good job of making a zombie plague seem real.

    I cannot understand why you would change narrators once you are this far into a series. The narrator for the first 2 books did a great job of changing his voice, and I liked the way he performed the story. This new narrator might be ok, but I can't get past the characters sounding completely different. This is one of those books I wish I had not purchased.
    Maybe I will try listening again when the previous stories are not as fresh in my mind.
    My advice would be to get something else.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pavlov’s Dogs

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Thom Brannan, D. L. Snell
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    Dr. Crispin has engineered the saviors of mankind: Pavlov’s Dogs, a team of soldiers capable of transforming into fearsome beasts. But when Crispin and his team welcome a new talented neurotechnician to the island, Dr. Crispin quickly realizes his masterwork has fallen into the hands of a man he does not trust. Back on the mainland, Ken Bishop and his best friend, Jorge, get caught in a traffic jam on their way home from work. There’s a wreck up ahead. And something worse: the first sign of a major zombie outbreak.

    Mark says: "Fun Story"
    "Fun Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I picked this book up for a long road trip and was very entertained. I am a big fan of zombie stories and this is about zombies vs werewolves. The author does a good job of describing some very strange situations. There were a few points in the book where I had to back up and re-listen to a chapter because things seemed to skip around. Overall it was a fun book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Confessions of a D-List Supervillain

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jim Bernheimer
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer, Talmadge Ragan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (825)
    Performance
    (776)
    Story
    (783)

    Exploding from the pages of Horror, Humor, and Heroes, Volume One - it’s the full length adventures of the one and only Mechani-Cal! So grab your battlesuit and prepare to get a little nasty.

    Michael says: "Not Quite The Avengers, But Just As Much Fun..."
    "This is a GREAT story!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is my first listen to a Jim Bernheimer book and it was great. He does an excellent job developing characters and puts together a really interesting plot. The good guys and bad guys were well thought out.
    The best part of this book was the humor. The author does a great job of making you understand what the characters are going through.
    The Narrator (Jeffrey Kafer) does an excellent job with all of the voices, and I would love to listen to him again.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Orion: Orion Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ben Bova
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (549)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (318)

    John O'Ryan is not a god...not exactly. He is an eternal warrior destined to combat the Dark Lord through all time for dominion of the Earth. Follow him, servant of a great race, as he battles his enemy down the halls of time, from the caves of our ancestors to the final confrontation under the hammer of nuclear annihilation.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Cornucopia of Genre's"
    "I do not understand the great reviews"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The listen was decent, but not a great story. I do not agree with some of the other reviews about this being a masterpiece. It is an OK listen, but very predictable. The book is broken into several different stories about the main guy reverse time traveling. No big surprise along the way. Each story is about the same but there are slightly different details since they are in different time periods.

    Don't want to give away much of the story, but it is pretty simple. The narrator did an OK job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rule of Two: Star Wars: Darth Bane, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Drew Karpyshyn
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (664)
    Performance
    (629)
    Story
    (632)

    In the New York Times best-seller Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, Drew Karpyshyn painted a gripping portrait of a young man’s journey from innocence to evil. That man was Darth Bane, a twisted genius whose iron will, fierce ambition, and strength in the dark side of the Force made him a natural leader among the Sith - until his radical embrace of an all-but-forgotten wisdom drove him to destroy his own order...and create it anew from the ashes.

    Edward says: "The Ultimate Anti-Hero!!!"
    "I just couldn't get into this one."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I like Star Wars books and have listened to most of the ones on audiobooks. This book was hard to get into. I liked the first book in the series, but this one had the feeling of a filler novel. I know this is part 2 of a 3 part series, and it was written in that manner. I stopped this one about 3 hours in and listened to a different book. After I finished that one I picked this one back up and tried to give it another shot. It just couldn't keep my attention.

    This is one of those books that after about 2 hours you realize you wasted a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (18652)
    Performance
    (16604)
    Story
    (16564)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "I love Stephen King, but..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of 11-22-63 to be better than the print version?

    Not sure. I din't read the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is a great story. Stephen King (as always) delivers a great story, and his writing style is the best in the business. The story was a little too long for me. Part three really started to drag. I gave it 4 stars overall because it is a good story. I typically listen a few hours a day to each book, and that might now be the best way to listen to this one.
    If you have a LOOONNGG road trip or can listen to it in big chunks you will probably enjoy it more.


    Which character – as performed by Craig Wasson – was your favorite?

    The main character George was the best, but the narrator does them all extremely well.


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

    Killing Lee Harvey


    Any additional comments?

    Again, its a great story. Just a little too long for me. Stephen King is always a safe bet and I am sure you will enjoy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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