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Tiffany

Elizabeth City, NC, USA | Member Since 2006

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  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2849)
    Performance
    (1407)
    Story
    (1412)

    Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

    Hope says: "A Worthy Book, indeed"
    "Moore is hilarious!!"
    Overall

    I read my first Christopher Moore book when "A Dirty Job" was released. Since then, I have read EVERYTHING he has published. I absolutely love his stuff. He is one of the most entertaining writers I have had the pleasure of coming across. "Lamb" is definitely one of my favorites. The first time I read it, I laughed so hard I cried. When I saw that it was finally offered on Audible, I had to get it. Again, I laughed until I cried. The story of Christ's lost years from the perspective of Biff is so incredibly blasphemus that I am sure Moore will go to Hell for it, but hopefully God will give him a glass of water to take along for the trip just because Moore made people laugh. Maybe the Devil will let Catch keep him company (in his non-eating form, of coarse). I'd give this 10 stars if I could. This is a must read, but you have to go into it with an open mind and leave any preconceived notions about Jesus Christ behind. Remember, IT'S A COMEDY AND IT'S FICTION!!!!! Once you get past that, enjoy the wild ride.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Impact

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1198)
    Performance
    (386)
    Story
    (385)

    A brilliant meteor lights up the Maine coast and two young women borrow a boat and set out for a distant island to find the impact crater. A scientist at the National Propulsion Facility discovers an inexplicable source of gamma rays in the outer Solar System. He is found decapitated, the data missing.High resolution NASA images reveal an unnatural feature hidden in the depths of a crater on Mars and it appears to have been activated. Sixty hours and counting.

    adam says: "Not good"
    "Great book!!"
    Overall

    I love the Preston/Child books. I am especially a big fan of the Agent Pendergast series(Relic, Cemetery Dance, Dance of the Dead, etc.); so getting this was not a great leap of faith. I knew it would be well worth the credit. I was not disappointed. It took off at light speed and never let up. If you are a fan of thrillers with a supernatural/paranormal twist, any of Mr. Preston's (or Lincoln Child's) books are great reads.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Blood Artists

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Chuck Hogan
    • Narrated By Gordon Thomson
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Evan says: "Awesome but..."
    "Wonderful Surprise!"
    Overall

    I've never read this author before but had read some of the reviews so I took a chance. I'm glad I did! I was instantly taken in by the story. My only complaint was the quality of the recording. I didn't realize before I purchased it that it wasn't compatible with my current mp3 player. I had to dig out my old one and the recording itself was grainy and difficult to listen to. I never realized how spoiled I had become with the enhanced downloads my current player can accommodate. Still, the story was worth the inconvenience. I would have given it 5 stars if the recording didn't sound so deteriorated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dies the Fire: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1322)
    Performance
    (820)
    Story
    (820)

    Michael Havel was flying over Idaho en route to the holiday home of his passengers when the plane's engines inexplicably died, forcing a less than perfect landing in the wilderness. And, as Michael leads his charges to safety, he begins to realize that the engine failure was not an isolated incident.

    David says: "An SCAer's dream"
    "Good story"
    Overall

    This book was a bit outside of my norm, but I liked it well enough. The story itself was pretty good and I'm interested enough to continue the series. However, I do have a couple of complaints. There were times when I was unsure how much time had passed. It seemed time was progressing at a certain pace and then all of a sudden it was months later. I also had trouble with the skipping back and forth between the characters. I think the narrator could have paused a bit between to let the listener know a change in course is coming. I do wish to note that the narrator did a fabulous job with the different accents.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Chivalry

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Christina Pickles
    Overall
    (1157)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (312)

    "A delicious tale of an elderly British matron who buys the Holy Grail at a rummage sale. Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The readings are recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide."

    Teresa says: "A delightful story!"
    "Great Story!!"
    Overall

    I absolutely loved this story! It was really cute and the narrator was great. I think she captured the main character's persona perfectly. Thanks Audible for the freebie.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fool: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2273)
    Performance
    (1080)
    Story
    (1095)

    Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years. So naturally Pocket is at his brainless, elderly liege's side when Lear demands that his kids swear to him their undying love and devotion. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordelia believes that her father's request is kind of...well...stupid, and her blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot.

    Michael says: "Mr Moore does it again."
    "A Classic....Christopher Moore Style"
    Overall

    As usual, Christopher Moore thumbs his nose at something sacred (ie. William Shakespeare) and makes it unbelievably bawdy and fun. I would like to think ole' Willie would have approved, but most likely not! I have never taken the time to read King Lear, but I know the story well enough. To say Moore walked the edge of the story line would not be right. It's more like he zig-zaged, danced around it, stomped on it a few times, cart-wheeled, and then landed badly in a split. I couldn't help but laugh. Only Moore could take a classic tragedy like King Lear and make it entertaining and funny. If you are a first time reader of Moore, I highly recommend Lamb. Talk about thumbing your nose at the sacred.....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Duma Key: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By John Slattery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5099)
    Performance
    (1800)
    Story
    (1789)

    A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

    Amazon Customer says: "Play the Book and Let the Book Play You"
    "Old-style King"
    Overall

    This is a huge improvement over the last book I read of his. This reminds me of the good ole' days when Stephen King was THE PREMIER horror writer. And the narrator was incredibly engaging. I enjoyed listening to him tell the story as much as the story itself. I was drawn in from the very beginning. There was only one part that I was a little disappointed with but I won't tell because I don't want to give anything away. If you were or still are a King fan, don't pass this up. It is well worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anansi Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Lenny Henry
    Overall
    (4070)
    Performance
    (1912)
    Story
    (1925)

    Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times best seller American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny, a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

    A. Hawley says: "Beautifully narrated"
    "So Entertaining!!"
    Overall

    What a fun book! This was my first from this author and I am so glad I did. I enjoyed every bit of it. The narrator was by far one of the best I have ever listened to. His version of the old ladies in Florida tickled me to the core. The accents were great, going from British to West Indies to a very urban American slang was so GOOD! And his tone was perfect. You could feel the anxiety Fat Charlie felt. It really helps make an already good book come to life.
    PS. If you like Christopher Moore, you will like this book. It has a lot of the same humorous tones and silly observations that make Moore so good. I will be adding Neil Giaman to my list of favorites.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
    • Narrated By Stephen J. Dubner
    Overall
    (5998)
    Performance
    (572)
    Story
    (575)

    Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime?

    Timothy says: "Fascinating book, despite the title."
    "Things that make you say"
    Overall

    I saw the authors on the Today Show one morning and decided I wanted to give the book a try. I'm glad I did. It raised some interesting facts and linked some things together that you never would have thought had anything to do with the other. I found the book to be very entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dirty Job

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4295)
    Performance
    (1573)
    Story
    (1585)

    People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

    colleen says: "I loved it!"
    "Very funny!!"
    Overall

    I have never read(or listened to) anything by Christopher Moore before so I don't even know why I picked this one but I'm glad I did. This book is funny with some genuine laugh-out-loud moments. I would consider this a good summer book, when you don't want to commit to anything too heavy or long. The narrator is phenominal with his different accents and voices to portray the many characters. You get to the point where you can tell who is talking without him saying. Want a light and funny program to lay back and take in a lazy day? This is a great choice!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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