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N K

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  • Long Shot

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Mike Piazza, Lonnie Wheeler
    • Narrated By Holter Graham, Mike Piazza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    Mike Piazza was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 62nd round of the 1988 baseball draft as a "courtesy pick". The Dodgers never expected him to play for them - or anyone else. Mike had other ideas. Overcoming his detractors, he became the National League Rookie of the Year in 1993, broke the record for season batting average by a catcher, holds the record for career home runs at his position, and was selected as an All Star 12 times. Mike was groomed for baseball success by his ambitious, self-made father in Pennsylvania, a classic father-son American-dream story.

    Amazon Customer says: "I only thought i knew the Mike Piazza story"
    "Never Has One Person Been So Misunderstood"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Listening was fine - the book is long. The story is not worth hearing. I'm a huge Met fan and have been my enitre life. Mike was one of my favorite players during his era. I actually have a bobblehead on my desk of him. However, he comes across as a total jerk throughout the book. He gets along with nobody and can never comprhend why? Really? How about some self awareness - if everyone thinks you are a jerk - then maybe you are a jerk. Really disappoining to hear the whinning and crying of a millionaire.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mike Piazza and Lonnie Wheeler again?

    Lonnie yes, Mike no.


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

    After awhile Lonnie became Mike. He did a nice job


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Long Shot?

    I wanted my son to hear the story (he is 10) but its laced with f-bombs. For what reason I have no idea. Maybe Mike wanted to sound tough.


    Any additional comments?

    Spoiler alert. Mike was a great player. Mike was a jerk that nobody liked. Mike complains about that fact the entire book. Mike wants more money because he is great. Mike denies rumors. Could have been a short story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Karl Marlantes
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4803)
    Performance
    (2912)
    Story
    (2914)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: A performance so poignant, we gave Bronson Pinchot (yes, Balki from Perfect Strangers) our inaugural Narrator of the Year award.... In the monsoon season of 1968-69 at a fire support base called Matterhorn, located in the remote mountains of Vietnam, a young and ambitious Marine lieutenant wants to command a company to further his civilian political ambitions. But two people stand in his way.

    Zachary says: "Matterhorn"
    "Remarkable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Matterhorn again? Why?

    An amazing listen. I've read plenty of books about the Vietnam war, but this was far and away the best. Marlantes lets you fall in love with characters only to then take them away.


    What other book might you compare Matterhorn to and why?

    The Things They Carried, A Drs Year in Vietnam.


    If you could take any character from Matterhorn out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Malice


    Any additional comments?

    A very difficult story about a very difficult time on our country.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Red Seas Under Red Skies

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Scott Lynch
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2863)
    Performance
    (2330)
    Story
    (2331)

    After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly destroyed him, Locke Lamora and his trusted sidekick, Jean, fled the island city of their birth and landed on the exotic shores of Tal Verrar to nurse their wounds. But even at this westernmost edge of civilization, they can't rest for long - and they are soon back doing what they do best: stealing from the undeserving rich and pocketing the proceeds for themselves.

    Anthony says: "This is how you write a series!"
    "A great story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Red Seas Under Red Skies the most enjoyable?

    I love that Scott has created a world for his characters


    What did you like best about this story?

    Detail of action and living


    Which character – as performed by Michael Page – was your favorite?

    Locke


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Pierce Brown
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    Overall
    (2248)
    Performance
    (2001)
    Story
    (1992)

    Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.

    Charles says: "Magnificent"
    "Book 2 Better Than Book 1"
    Overall
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    Story
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Roque - complicated to figure out


    Have you listened to any of Tim Gerard Reynolds’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    An amazing narrator


    Any additional comments?

    Great trilogy Can't wait for book number 3.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Scott Lynch
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    Overall
    (4550)
    Performance
    (3723)
    Story
    (3723)

    An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

    Luke A. Reynolds says: "Stupendous, but be warned."
    "An Amazing World Created"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about this story?

    A new genre for me and at the start I was a bit nervous. But not for long. Great book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heft

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Liz Moore
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne, Keith Szarabajka
    Overall
    (2060)
    Performance
    (1861)
    Story
    (1865)

    Forrmer academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama.

    Mel says: "Intriguing--Captivating--Altering"
    "I wish it had not ended"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Heft the most enjoyable?

    Great performance


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kel - captured the spirit/fear of a high school male student. There is always more to the story.


    Have you listened to any of Kirby Heyborne and Keith Szarabajka ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I plan to.


    If you could take any character from Heft out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Kel's girlfriends dad


    Any additional comments?

    A great book. I became attached to every single character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Red Cell: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Mark Henshaw
    • Narrated By Rob Patterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (149)

    Red Cell follows Kyra Stryker and Jonathan Burke, two outcasts in the Agency who are brought together in the Red Cell, the agency’s out-of-the-box think tank. Stryker is a young and beautiful agent who’s struggling to recover from a job gone bad, while Burke is a straight-laced analyst who’s pissed off all his colleagues. When a raid on Chinese spies in Taiwan ends in a shootout, CIA Director Cooke turns to the Red Cell to figure out why China is ready to invade the island nation without any fear of reprisal.

    Jean says: "Good action story"
    "Engaging and Fun Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Red Cell the most enjoyable?

    The story was interesting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Red Cell?

    Great action sequences


    How could the performance have been better?

    Performance was horrible - sounded low budget. Every voice was exactly the same, which made following the story difficult at times.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25272)
    Performance
    (23185)
    Story
    (23195)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Macgyver on Mars"
    "Could Not Put Down"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Martian again? Why?

    Great story - kept me on the edge of my car seat


    What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

    Excellent


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Funny throughout - and tense

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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