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Sam

I love listening to good books!! If you find your way to this message, send me the name of your favorite book so I can try it out!!

Saginaw, TX, United States | Member Since 2002

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  • The Demon in the Freezer

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (344)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (127)

    "This book will give you nightmares," cautions The New York Times. Richard Preston takes us inside the ongoing war against bioterrorism, investigating the anthrax attacks of October 2001 and the potential for a future bio-attack using smallpox or, worse yet, a new superpox virus resistant to all vaccines. "As exciting as the best thrillers, yet scarier by far, for Preston's pages deal with clear, present and very real dangers," says Publishers Weekly.

    John S. Atherton says: "Pretty interesting listening in a horrific way"
    "A must read!"
    Overall

    This book kept me on edge almost the whole way through. It is a must read based on the times we are in. I had no idea about the severity of biological warfare and the implications of someone having it. I feel like my eyes have been opened. I would suggest it to everyone.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11326)
    Performance
    (9028)
    Story
    (9135)

    This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

    Joanna says: "Wow!"
    "Pleasant surprise"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I got this book on a suggestion from a friend and I am very glad I did. This is a great story and feels new...not like the same story told and retold by other fantasy writers. I strongly suggest getting this book. I don't think you'll be disapointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9470)
    Performance
    (7817)
    Story
    (7884)

    "My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep...."

    Joe says: "Excellent, Imaginative, Beautiful, Page Turning!!!"
    "Very engaging"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    What a great sequel to a great story!! My only disapointment is that we are back to waiting for the next/last book. This is book 2 so obviously don't start with this one. I read a few reviews that complained about various parts in this book but I don't agree. Every single part seems to be important to the overall story. I can't encourage you to read this series enough...it is well worth the time. I have read/listened to several long books and this one does not feel as long as it is. Try it and see, you won't be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5311)
    Performance
    (4500)
    Story
    (4495)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Loved it!!"
    Overall

    I too at first was disappointed to hear there was a change in narration, but that didn't last past the first chapter. I thought the new narrator did a great job and I would honestly be fine with either narrator finising the series...both did a superb job. Don't pay attention to all the people complaining about the switch, most of them admit they didn't finish listening to it.

    The book was another great addition to the Dresden series. If you liked the previous books then don't hesitate to get this one, and don't wait to see if they will have the other guy narrate it later or resort to reading it if you normally listen to it. I promise you that its a great production. My only complaint is that after waiting for a year or so for the book to come out that I am now back to waiting on the next one...and this one just came out. Bummer!!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Folk of the Fringe Part 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card, and others
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Only a few nuclear weapons fell. But in the chaos of famine and plague, there existed a few pockets of order. The strongest of them was the state of Deseret. The climate has changed, and the lake has filled up. There, on the fringes, brave, hardworking pioneers are making the desert bloom again.

    Sam says: "another great collection by Card"
    "another great collection by Card"
    Overall

    I am a huge fan of card so my review may be biased. This was another great read (listen). Card does a wonderful job with his charecter development. This book is a collection of short stories that are focused around a central theme. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because I found myself wishing each short story had been longer. Just like with the other card books, same wonderful narrators. Even though I am not a mormon and there are many mormon charecters in this book, I would suggest you give it a try.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Speaker for the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7803)
    Performance
    (4301)
    Story
    (4355)

    In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

    Joe says: "The Enderverse"
    "Wow...what a sequal"
    Overall

    Speaker of the Dead is a wonderful companion to Ender's Game. It can be read without reading Ender's Game...but I suggest starting with Ender's Game. Speaker for the Dead is not as fast paced as Ender's Game...but it is just as powerful. It is filled with a wide array of political, religious, scientific, and extraterrestrial ideas. If you have not read it...get it today!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Timeline

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    Overall
    (2409)
    Performance
    (693)
    Story
    (706)

    Modern science meets feudal France...dinosaurs still walk the Earth...a secret world of killer gorillas...only in a Michael Crichton thriller! Check out our full selection in our Crichton store!

    Charles Stembridge says: "Narrator"
    "Held me through to the end"
    Overall

    I was skeptical when purchasing this book but was pleasantly surprised by the fact that the book held my interest from start to finish. I would suggest it to a friend.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond Zero Point

    • NONE (3 hrs)
    • By Gregg Braden
    • Narrated By Gregg Braden
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    With his best seller Awakening to Zero Point, earth scientist and author Gregg Braden offered a stunning theory: that our planet has now entered a rare geophysical phase predicated millennia ago by ancient cultures across the globe - a "Shift of the Ages", that is transforming your consciousness even as you read this. On Beyond Zero Point, Braden shares new scientific research essential to understanding the prophecies of the Essenes, Hopis, Mayans, Egyptians, and others. Hidden within these ancient teachings, asserts Braden, is a universal set of sacred technologies meant specifically for us at this crucial point in human history. The secret of these tools is learning to see how the outer world mirrors the inner conditions of our consciousness. With this knowledge, each of us can transcend ordinary awareness, align ourselves with the external forces around us, and directly participate in the great challenges that lie ahead.

    Jordan says: "Hits the spot"
    "Awe inspiring"
    Overall

    This lecture opens your mind to beautiful and optomistic views about our future as it relates to our past. A well thought out and insightful listen. I would recomend to anyone willing to think outside the box.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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