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Wolf's Mommy

San Diego, CA | Member Since 2014

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  • The Woodcutter

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Kate Danley
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (196)

    Deep within the Wood, a young woman lies dead. Not a mark on her body. No trace of her murderer. Only her chipped glass slippers hint at her identity. The Woodcutter, keeper of the peace between the Twelve Kingdoms of Man and the Realm of the Faerie, must find the maiden’s killer before others share her fate. Guided by the wind and aided by three charmed axes won from the River God, the Woodcutter begins his hunt, searching for clues in the whispering dominions of the enchanted unknown. But quickly he finds that one murdered maiden is not the only nefarious mystery afoot....

    Charles says: "Pointless."
    "Fairy Tales with a twist"
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    Where does The Woodcutter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not one of my favorites but it was still very good. To be fair, this is definitely a different audiobook than I usually go for.


    Did Sarah Coomes do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    She tried but her attempt to do the male voices came off...weird. The Woodcutter's voice was different at times...it had an Irish? accent one minute than it was gone. Sometimes it was scruffy then not. It was slightly distracting. It was more like I was being read to as opposed to immersing me in the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved how there was a twist to familiar Fairy Tales and how they crossed paths. I mean murder mystery among the happily ever afters?...what's not to like but there were several times that I was confused as to what was going on. I mean why was someone alive that I thought was dead? Without any spoilers, there were several loose ends that I don't feel got resolved. To be fair, I was listening at work and could have missed an important page or two but overall I felt that there was a few holes left to explain.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Dorothy Must Die

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Danielle Paige
    • Narrated By Devon Sorvari
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (149)

    I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado - taking you with it - you have no choice but to go along, you know? Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion.

    Karmstr112 says: "The Land of Oz has been turned on its head"
    "Glad I took a chance"
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    Awesome take on an old classic. I saw that in a bookstore, it was in the YA section. I've read a few but it usually is the genre I avoid. I'm not a huge fan of teen angst, love, and poor decisions, but this really didn't have a whole lot of that. It was in my recommended list for a long time before I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did...it was a fun listen. The author kept the story moving. I'd get home from work and sit in the car for 10 minutes because I don't want to stop listening. I didn't know it was a series so now I have to wait patiently for the next installment.

    If this is your genre... you'll enjoy it... mystery, magic, and a hint of a maybe relationship. If it's not your usual kind of story...i'd say give it a chance. It may surprise you like it did me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blackout

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Connie Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2121)
    Performance
    (1370)
    Story
    (1378)

    In her first novel since 2002, Nebula and Hugo award-winning author Connie Willis returns with a stunning, enormously entertaining novel of time travel, war, and the deeds - great and small - of ordinary people who shape history. In the hands of this acclaimed storyteller, the past and future collideand the result is at once intriguing, elusive, and frightening.

    Monica says: "Double review - Blackout and All Clear"
    "A History/Sci-Fi mash up!"
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    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren and Connie Willis – was your favorite?

    Binny and Al. Loved them


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the premise of this book. I liked hearing about WWII history form this point of view. I was drawn it and couldn't stop listening to it. However, at times I was sooooo annoyed with the characters doom and gloom outlook and some of the decisions that were made. Don't get me wrong, I have not idea how I would react if I time travelled to WWII and got stuck but these 20 somethings acted as if they were young teens at times. And the lack of communication?!!? Come on guys! The three of them are stuck there together, why keep things from each other? It's not going to change the circumstances. I guess this is a testament to Connie Willis' writing: She made it very real to me like; I was right there wanting to shake some sense into them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6265)
    Performance
    (5835)
    Story
    (5837)

    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

    Paige says: "Not his Wheal-house"
    "Entertaining"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Redshirts?

    "F*** that, I want to live!"....then he tripped and was eaten


    Have you listened to any of Wil Wheaton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't. He's partly the reason why I got the book...to hear how he did. He doesn't do character voices, he just reads the book. This is actually the first book I've listened to that the performer just reads as opposed to acts out the voices. Not sure I like it.


    Any additional comments?

    This was pretty funny. I looked like a lunatic at work randomly laughing at seemingly nothing at all (my headphones are hidden). Not going to change your life but an entertaining story. Like others mentioned the he said, she said, ______ said did get annoying. Maybe I noticed it more since it was pointed out in the reviews...which means you might notice it more since I just pointed it out.... you're welcome!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lieberman's Choice

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    Bernie Shepard comes home with a shotgun. He opens the door to his bedroom, and sees what he expected - his wife in bed with another cop. Two pumps of the shotgun take care of them, and Shepard carries out the rest of his plan. Accompanied by his dog, this half-mad detective goes to the roof of his building, where he has built a small fortress stocked with food, water, and weapons. Talking Shepard down falls to Abe Lieberman and Bill Hanrahan, the odd-couple partners in Chicago homicide.

    Wolf's Mommy says: "Left me wanting"
    "Left me wanting"
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    Would you try another book from Stuart M. Kaminsky and/or Richard Ferrone?

    I'm not sure. Maybe if they go on sale.


    What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?

    His voice is great for grisly detective/ PI characters. Reminds me of Dick Tracy.


    Any additional comments?

    The story itself left me wanting more. I bought the book during the try a new series sale. The first book didn't sound appealing to me so I went straight to the 2nd book. There didn't seem to be a lot of character depth (could have done it in the first book). It seemed like characters were presented, did their thing in the story and that was it.

    The premise sounded interesting but it seemed rushed and anti-climactic. There wasn't really an explanation as to why the killer cop thought what he did that led to the murders. I mean the author alluded to it in a hazy sort of way but it seems that if the guy was a good detective like they said he was, then a little effort would have shown he was in error. And if his thoughts were just a reflection of his character, it would have been easier to see if there was more character development of the story. Also, I was pretty disappointed about not finding out what became of the Captain and his fiancée. Maybe that too is in another book but it made this book feel unfinished. It felt too "real life." In real life, you don't always get the answers as to why. But in a fictional book, I expect these questions to be answered

    The book is not terrible. Like I said, the idea was great and I was eager to find out why it happened and how they would get there. But the dizzying speed of how it ended and the questions left over make me say, wait for it to be on sale.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • TORMENT: A Novel of Dark Horror

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jeremy Bishop
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    Jeremy Bishop's first pulse-pounding novel is a horrific tale of post-apocalyptic terror that is one part zombie story and one part Dante's Inferno. The story asks hard questions and generates strong emotions in everyone who reads it--anger, excitement, and most of all: FEAR. This book asks the question that everyone is afraid to answer: Are you ready? Enter the mind of Jeremy Bishop if you dare. Share his nightmares. Experience the fear that shaped his life. You may never be the same.

    Mike Naka says: "a touch of lost and the twilight zone with zombies"
    "Definitely a dark horror"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of TORMENT to be better than the print version?

    Don't have the print version but R.C. Bray did bring it more to life with his voices than I could have reading it.


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

    His voices brought the characters to life. He made it feel like I was a bystander watching the events rather than being read to. That's a huge plus for me in hearing an audiobook.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not an extreme reaction but it did leave me feeling satisfied. I was a bit frustrated through some parts (based on some of the actions of the characters) but when it finally came to an end, I didn't feel lacking.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book! I came in thinking it would be like other post apocalyptic novels but this one had a twist. It reminded me of a TV show I used to watch...but I don't want to say what it is because it might give some of it away.
    This is a very exciting book...something I will listen to again at some point.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mountain Man

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Keith C. Blackmore
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (385)
    Performance
    (369)
    Story
    (370)

    Boomstick. Samurai bat. Motorcycle leather. And the will to live among the unliving. Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into undead suburbia could be his last.

    Adnan says: "Zombie thriller that is more about living"
    ""Realistic" zombie adventure"
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    What did you love best about Mountain Man?

    The real feel of it. It almost felt like what would really happen if a zombie apocalypse occurred.


    Any additional comments?

    I really liked the book. Not a huge fan of the way it ended. Sets up nicely for a next book in the series but I felt that it was a bit rushed...not in pace with the entire book. I was kind of left frustrated but this only ensures that I'll buy the next book to see how it resolves. Hope he makes it soon!

    3 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Xom-B

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (108)

    Freeman is a genius with an uncommon mixture of memory, intelligence, and creativity. He lives in a worldwide utopia, but it was not always so. There was a time known as the Grind - when Freeman's people lived as slaves to another race referred to simply as "Master". They were property. But a civil rights movement emerged. Change seemed near, but the Masters refused to bend. Instead, they declared war. And lost. Now, the freed world is threatened by a virus, spread through bites, sweeping through the population. Those infected change - they are propelled to violence, driven to disperse the virus.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "Zombies + Robots + Dystopia + Sci-Fi = Fun"
    "I totally geeked out!!!!!"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    Zombies and robots in one seamless story?!?!?! Add a little science and BOOM...A nerds dream!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did laugh at a few parts. Was frustrated at others but mostly just breathless at what was coming next.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this book. Wasn't so much a scary/ suspenseful book zombie book nor a totally techy robot book but it was definitely a different look at both genres.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 37 mins)
    • By Keith C. Blackmore
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1011)
    Performance
    (915)
    Story
    (928)

    "Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice...until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before.

    Ian says: "Kind of Undersells Book 2"
    "Exciting and disturbing"
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    If you could sum up The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story in three words, what would they be?

    Nerve wracking and disturbing


    Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. I've listened to several of his performances. He makes all of these books come to life.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was good...good enough to get me to buy the 1st in the series. It was also disturbing...this could be because I'm a new mother. I'm not bothered by gore (which this book has) but shows zombies in a way I've never seen. Definitely worth the read though. Lots of adventure and suspense. And I can't say enough about R.C. Bray.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Didymus Contingency

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (436)
    Performance
    (388)
    Story
    (393)

    If you could go back in time...and witness any event...where would you go? When Dr. Tom Greenbaum faces that question after successfully discovering the secret to time travel, he knows the time, place, and event he will witness: the death and failed resurrection of Jesus Christ. Dr. David Goodman, Tom's colleague and closest friend follows Tom into the past, attempting to avert a time-space catastrophe, but forces beyond their control toss them into a dangerous end game.

    Wesley says: "Not what I expected at all."
    "Yes We did...we did enjoy this!!!"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Didymus Contingency?

    One word...Legion!


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

    Everything!! He is awesome! My favorite since becoming a member of Audible. In fact, I just used his name to search for new books. He makes the characters. He makes it so you feel like you are in the book and not being read to. Sometimes I forget that there is one man talking, not multiple characters.


    Any additional comments?

    There are some parts that are very frustrating but overall the story was very intriguing. Time travel to the time of Jesus. I had to download. I like how they protrayed the relationships between the 12 and Jesus. I also loved how it all came together. It is a very interesting read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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