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  • Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Hugh Howey
    • Narrated By Minnie Goode
    Overall
    (1323)
    Performance
    (1206)
    Story
    (1206)

    This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.

    Charles says: "Unique"
    "Engaging, floor by floor, or section by section"
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    Story
    What does Minnie Goode bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    All the way through the first section I wondered why this narrator was chosen. By the time I met Jules, it TOTALLY made sense. ...truly an excellent performance. Thumbs up!


    Any additional comments?

    I'd heard bits and pieces about Wool and how the author released sections (1-5 for the Wool omnibus) individually, building a following. Wow. I see why it worked. Howey is a master at engaging the reader from one section to the next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Crossroad: A Novel of Midnight Texas

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    Overall
    (218)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (204)

    From Charlaine Harris, the best-selling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale - populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that's how the locals prefer it. Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It' s a pretty standard dried-up western town.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great start to a new series with familiar faces"
    "Delightful Tale for Charlaine Harris Fans"
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    Any additional comments?

    A nice, and a bit surprising, tale in and of itself, I'd recommend Midnight Crossroad to many readers.For Charlaine Harris fans who've read many of the author's other series novels, I HIGHLY recommend Midnight Crossroad. "Crossroad" is right.... or maybe "crossover". The novel is absolutely delightful for Harris fans. Each mention, allusion, and nod to another series by the author is like collecting magical Easter eggs. Enjoy the novel on one level. Enjoy the crossovers on a second, also enjoyable level.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • I, Zombie

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Hugh Howey
    • Narrated By Paula Christensen, Lucien Dodge, Mozhan Marno, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (49)

    This book contains foul language and fouler descriptions of life as a zombie. It will offend most anyone, so proceed with caution or not at all. And be forewarned: This is not a zombie book. This is a different sort of tale. It is a story about the unfortunate, about those who did not get away. It is a human story at its rotten heart. It is the reason we can't stop obsessing about these creatures, in whom we see all too much of ourselves.

    Mike Naka says: "why you DON'T want to be a zombie!"
    "Mindful Zombies...Ultimate Nightmare"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    Take heed, listeners. The author means it when he warns that this is not a typical zombie book and that it is, indeed, foul.

    It is foul, disturbing, and very much an exercise in stream of consciousness from multiple perspectives of the individuals imprisoned in their own rotting, carnivorous bodies. It is the greatest nightmare for thinking independent people…to be conscious and aware, but have no control of the horrors surrounding them or the horrors that have taken control of their animated prisons.

    I, Zombie is not for the typical zombie reader. If you want a plot or answers, there are dozens of alternatives available. If you really want to explore the questions, the potential consciousness, and the multiple human perspectives of horror, I, Zombie will disturb you to the core.

    …but for the typical zombie reader, I, Zombie does reaffirm the instinct to smash a zombie’s head to nothingness…whether the zombie is mindless or mindful. It’s not only an effort to save the living, but also to put the reanimated undead out of their misery.

    ...and a special note to audiobook listeners...be careful if you're listening in your car or somewhere others might overhear. You will get some seriously dirty looks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Ryan Holiday
    • Narrated By Ryan Holiday
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (302)
    Performance
    (270)
    Story
    (273)

    "You’ve seen it all before. A malicious online rumor costs a company millions. A political sideshow derails the national news cycle and destroys a candidate. Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation. What you don’t know is that someone is responsible for all this. Usually, someone like me. I’m a media manipulator. In a world where blogs control and distort the news, my job is to control blogs—as much as any one person can."

    Book Mogul says: "Trust me, it's worth the listen, and I'm not lying"
    "Interesting stories, but don't pick audio version"
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    What did you like best about Trust Me, I'm Lying? What did you like least?

    The stories were interesting, though largely, unsurprising. The worst, however, was the narration. I'm sorry. The audio wasn't totally horrible, but some authors should NOT narrate their own audio versions. I wasn't all that impressed with the book, but if friends really did want to read it, I'd at least steer them away from the audio version unless it was the only option.


    Any additional comments?

    Honestly, the book would be worth borrowing from the library. Some of the stories are interesting, but not really worth the retail price tag. I can't recommend the audio version. It's just one of those books that would have been much better served by a professional narrator. ...even then, I'm not sure it would be credit-worthy.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • UR

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (625)
    Performance
    (246)
    Story
    (250)

    Reeling from a painful break-up, English instructor and avid book lover Wesley Smith is haunted by his ex-girlfriend's parting shot: "Why can't you just read off the computer like everyone else?" He buys an e-book reader out of spite, but soon finds he can use the device to glimpse realities he had never before imagined, discovering literary riches beyond his wildest dreams...and all-too-human tragedies that surpass his most terrible nightmares.

    doG ma says: "BRAVO!"
    "Fun contemporary short and a great reader"
    Overall

    A story centered around a Kindle is interesting enough, but with King's characteristic flair for empowering objects, it's simply irresistible. Listening to UR is like thoroughly enjoying a prolonged inside joke. It's a great little contemporary short.

    Even more delightful, Holter Graham's voice and performance are strongly suited for the story. Having listened to King's audio recordings of On Writing and other miscellaneous works, I felt very comfortable with Graham's performance. It felt very in tune with the author's own voice. I look forward to more productions by the duo.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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