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MCP

I like memoirs and zombies; funny and scary stories... I smell a book!

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  • The Moonlit Mind: A Tale of Suspense

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (118)

    Twelve-year-old Crispin has lived on the streets since he was nine — with only his wits and his daring to sustain him, and only his silent dog, Harley, to call his friend. He is always on the move, never lingering in any one place long enough to risk being discovered. Still, there are certain places he returns to. In the midst of the tumultuous city, they are havens of solitude: like the hushed environs of St. Mary Salome Cemetery, a place where Crispin can feel at peace — safe, at least for a while, from the fearsome memories that plague him... and seep into his darkest nightmares.

    Michael says: "Knootz-lite"
    "whoa! That was short!"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Definitely left me wanting more but still wrapped up the story. Very interesting and as someone described it as "Koontz-lite".


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    A bit shocked and wanted a sequel or for it to continue!


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Performance was good. Liked... nothing I could pinpoint of disliking!


    Do you think The Moonlit Mind needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes! I feel they could expand on the story... it's never over till the fat lady sings right?


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Places: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
    Overall
    (5363)
    Performance
    (4498)
    Story
    (4523)

    Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

    Glenda Jeffers says: "Riveting but brutal"
    "Highly recommend!"
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    I enjoyed this book more than Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl (which I enjoyed a lot!) but Dark Places definitely had an entirely different vibe! It was surprising and kept me interested. My mind was reeling with "whodunnit" and the details are impressive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Still Missing

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Chevy Stevens
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1689)
    Performance
    (1026)
    Story
    (1033)

    On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-year-old Realtor, had three goals: sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.

    Richard Delman says: "A singular voice; a horrendous story."
    "WOW!"
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    I started listening to this book with NO expectations. If I had to compare to any books I've read/listened to, I'd have to say that this was BETTER than Gone Girl.
    Extremely well performed by Angela Dawe and the story left me fearful, anxious, crying, and on the edge of my seat. Crazy ride! Great story. Didn't want it to end!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Amy Alkon
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (210)

    We live in a world that's very different from the one in which Emily Post came of age. Many of us who are nice (but who also sometimes say "f*ck") are frequently at a loss for guidelines about how to be a good person who deals effectively with the onslaught of rudeness we all encounter. To lead us through this this miasma of modern manners, syndicated columnist Amy Alkon - The Advice Goddess - gives us a new set of manners for our 21st-century lives.

    G. House Sr. says: "Hilarious and a Direct Hit - Must Listen"
    "An author after my own heart"
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    There are books that come along and REALLY speak to your soul... This is one!
    I've repeatedly complained/discussed the demise of our society; blaming the young (younger then me of course), technology, Northern California, Southern California, the valley, Government... Whatever and whomever I could. After listening to this book it put a lot of things in perspective. It provided some ah-ha moments and made me literally laugh out loud! It was so nice to hear I was not wading in a pool of a mannerless world. It even helped me cope a bit and provided a new catchphrase "You probably aren't aware of this but ..." Genius. As I believe every single person should work in retail and restaurant at least once, every single person should read/listen to this book.
    Thank you thank you Amy Alkon!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hater

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By David Moody
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (90)

    Within seconds, normally rational, self-controlled people become frenzied killers. Christened "Haters" by the media, the attackers strike without warning, killing all who cross their path. People are afraid to go to work, afraid to leave their homes, afraid that at any moment their friends or family could turn on them. In the face of this mindless terror, Danny McCoyne must secure his family, seek shelter, and watch as the world falls apart. "Attack first, ask questions later" becomes the order of the day.

    Lesley says: "Terrifying! In the spirit of King or Koontz"
    "Started off promising..."
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    What did you like best about Hater? What did you like least?

    I liked the beginning... I wasn't real into the narrators voice... then I was disappointed in the end....


    What three words best describe Gerard Doyle’s voice?

    Like Michael Caine... I felt like the story portrayed a younger couple but the narrators voice made me feel like I was listening to a grandfather type figure.


    Did Hater inspire you to do anything?

    NOT listen to the sequel...


    Any additional comments?

    I went off of reviews on this one and I think it started off good... maybe if someone wanted to power on to the next book they'd find their questions answered but... I'm good :(

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Life as a White Trash Zombie

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2227)
    Performance
    (2051)
    Story
    (2047)

    Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive".

    Marvin says: "New diet trend, become a zombie!"
    ""Read" in order!"
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    What made the experience of listening to My Life as a White Trash Zombie the most enjoyable?

    The writing is brilliant and how all things are tied together is fascinating!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The discovery of becoming and being a zombie!


    What about Allison McLemore’s performance did you like?

    After listening to the "white trash accent" I start talking like that lol. Allison McLemore is great at keeping ALL of the characters recognizable with her voice.


    Who was the most memorable character of My Life as a White Trash Zombie and why?

    Angel of course... but I wouldn't want to give anything away by naming others!


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely wish I would've started with this book and listened in order. Although nothing was ruined for me a lot of the references in recent books are explained/detailed in earlier ones. Not a deal breaker! Love all of these books! So far How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back is my fave :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Aisha Tyler
    • Narrated By Aisha Tyler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (526)
    Performance
    (485)
    Story
    (484)

    Aisha Tyler, comedian, actress, cohost of CBS's The Talk, star of Archer, and creator of the top-ranked podcast Girl on Guy, serves up a spectacular collection of her own self-inflicted wounds. From almost setting herself on fire, to vomiting on a boy she liked, to getting drunk and sleeping through the SATs, to going into crushing debt to pay for college and then throwing away her degree to become a comedian, Aisha's life has been a series of spectacularly epic fails. And she's got the scars to prove it. Literally.

    Kevin says: "Love it - weightier than you might think"
    "ROFLMAO!"
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    Where does Self-Inflicted Wounds rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 2 funniest!


    What other book might you compare Self-Inflicted Wounds to and why?

    I've listened to Tina Fey's Bossypants but I think Aisha Tyler's book was more on the humility side


    Which character – as performed by Aisha Tyler – was your favorite?

    N/A


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

    Laugh for sure - extreme reaction had to be the inspirational quality of the book. She really has the "Go out there and f*&#(% do it!" attitude and I love it!


    Any additional comments?

    This is such a great read/listen for anyone wanting humor, inspiration, a kick in the pants, to know someone beautiful has gone through the same trials, tribulations and awkwardness as we all have... All around great book. I thank the Audible person that recommended it to me!
    And now I want to be Aisha Tylers BFF!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (648)
    Performance
    (593)
    Story
    (589)

    It’s zombie versus zombie as the Saberton Corporation declares war against the Zombie Mafia, kidnapping several of their party. It falls to Angel to lead the remnants of her gang halfway across the country to claw their way through corporate intrigue, zombie drugs, and undead trafficking to rescue her friends - and expose the traitor responsible for their abduction.

    Marci says: "Can I give it six stars?"
    "Funny! Very impressed!"
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    Would you listen to How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back again? Why?

    I would definitely... actually got the series downloaded! Well written and narrated


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Angel of course! Just because she is deemed white trash does not mean she is a moron. She's emotional and street smart!


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

    Not yet


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

    Not alive... but not stoopid!


    Any additional comments?

    I was really impressed by the writing and performance of the narrator. I thought I'd give it a shot based on ratings but was cracking up at the story, as well as grossed out by the detail! So well written and well thought out. Not "just another zombie tale!" Make it a movie!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Haunting of Hill House

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Shirley Jackson
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (771)
    Performance
    (683)
    Story
    (690)

    Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House.

    Mark says: "Superb Reading of Horror Classic"
    "Wasn't into it :("
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Got me through a long drive. It wasn't TERRIBLE, but wasn't exactly edge-of-your-seat either.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Big Little Lies


    What three words best describe Bernadette Dunne’s voice?

    Typical, soothing, clear


    Did The Haunting of Hill House inspire you to do anything?

    No... download another book!


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe it was the original creation date of 1959 that makes me feel like this book is "old." Has it's moments but not chilling as I hoped. Frankly the characters seemed mean! A somewhat strange listen for me. I think I'll stick to the Koontz/King books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Big Little Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4607)
    Performance
    (4111)
    Story
    (4109)

    Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

    Sharon says: "New Liane Moriarty fans!"
    "Hilarious. Serious. Disasterous!"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about this story?

    The Aussie accent :) Love it. Obsessed. Another fave about this story is that it sounds JUST LIKE how parents are today - hovering, gossipy - and I'm not even a parent!


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favorite?

    Madeline... we all know "that girl". It was fantastic!


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

    Almost... Was VERY into the story. I laughed, I felt sad, I was shocked!


    Any additional comments?

    I think this book would be enjoyed by any woman!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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