You no longer follow W. K. Smith

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow W. K. Smith

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

W. K. Smith

HippyHippie

5 acres in Missouri | Member Since 2005

3
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 8 reviews
  • 243 ratings
  • 442 titles in library
  • 20 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Tough Sh-t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Kevin Smith
    • Narrated By Kevin Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1207)
    Performance
    (1131)
    Story
    (1135)

    Take one look at Kevin Smith: He's a balding fatty who wears a size XXL hockey jersey, shorts, and slippers year-round. Not a likely source for life advice. But take a second look at Kevin Smith: He changed filmmaking forever when he was twenty-four with the release of Clerks, and since then has gone on to make nine more profitable movies, runs his own production company, wrote a best-selling graphic novel, and has a beautiful wife and kids. So he must be doing something right.

    Pamela J says: "Such a likable slob!"
    "Kevin Smith Fan"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Okay, if you aren't a Smithite, you might not get this book. But for those of us who love his movies, Smodcasts, and writing in general, this book is great. The pauses in narration of the book to add off the cuff are hilarious. It was nice to hear the author tell his story in his own words. Not the ghost writers some celebs have.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Outlaw Demon Wails

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Gigi Bermingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1937)
    Performance
    (1145)
    Story
    (1148)

    To save the lives of her friends, Rachel did the unthinkable: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins are coming home to haunt her. As Rachel searches for the truth behind a terrifying murder, an even greater menace threatens, for the demon Algaliarept will stop at nothing to claim her, and the discovery of a shocking family secret throws Rachel's entire life into question.

    Carol says: "Horrible Narration Take 2"
    "Wonder if I can get through it."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    As in previous reviews, Gigi Bermingham is not the right narrator for this book. You would think one would research a bit with the author and previous narrator before beginning. I find my mind traveling on what should be a great story, but totally is being ruined by high pitched squealing. May have to get this in written form.
    Please, can we have Marguerite Gavin redo this book?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26241)
    Performance
    (20050)
    Story
    (20130)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "Not the best Narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I am quite sure I would have enjoyed this if the narrator didn't deliver in such a monotone voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I, Alex Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Tim Cain, Michael Cerveris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1387)
    Performance
    (484)
    Story
    (484)

    Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim.

    David says: "Double Crossed.. Double Good"
    "My First and not last"
    Overall

    I only got this book because of the advertisements for it. And I don't regret it. I will be looking into more alex Cross novels for future listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Room: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated By Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4597)
    Performance
    (2067)
    Story
    (2056)

    To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, but what she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

    Kathleen says: "A truly memorable read"
    "Can't Leave My Car"
    Overall

    This is what I call a driveway book. Once I get home from my commute, I can't leave my car to turn off the book. And yet I don't want it to end. As a rule I don't like multiple narrations, but for me, this book flows.
    Thank you again for a wonderful story.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Atossa Leoni
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5171)
    Performance
    (1400)
    Story
    (1404)

    Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

    David says: "Somber but gripping"
    "My Best Read in Months"
    Overall

    When I read "The Kite Runner" by this author, I was totally enthralled with his story telling. So much so that I immediately listened to the book again. So when I heard that Khaled Hosseini had a new book out, I jumped right on it.
    For me this book was even better. Even though I have another book waiting to be listened to, I have started this book again.
    As with the previous book, the story telling is so good you can smell the spices, feel the bombs, and most all the pain of the characters.
    Thank you Khaled Hosseini, you sir are an excellent story teller.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Husband of Zebra Drive: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (650)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (280)

    In the life of Precious Ramotswe, a woman duly proud of her fine traditional build, there is rarely a dull moment, and in the latest installment in the universally beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, there is much happening on Zebra Drive and Tlokweng Road. Mma Ramotswe is experiencing staffing difficulties. Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni asks to be put in charge of a case involving an errant husband. But can a man investigate such matters as successfully as the number-one lady detective can?

    Joanne says: "#1 Ladies continued enjoyment"
    "Not one of the best"
    Overall

    I love this series of books, but have to say that this one fell a bit short for me.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Chill

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ross MacDonald
    • Narrated By Tom Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Lew Archer knew he shouldn't have taken the case, but Alex Kincaid seemed so desperate. Kincaid's loving new bride, Dolly, had just inexplicably walked out on him, leaving Kincaid more than a little fearful for her sanity and her safety. So Archer reluctantly agreed to help Kincaid find his wife.

    Darwin8u says: "Ross MacDonald is the high king of hard-boiled"
    "Film Noir??"
    Overall

    I felt as if I was a listening a b rated film noir. The story dragged, was written something a 4th grader would write. Not a book that I would recommend.

    2 of 14 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.