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  • White Hot

  • A Hidden Legacy Novel
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,696
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,590
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,590

Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill - she knows when people are lying - and she's used that magic (along with plain hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family's detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor "Mad" Rogan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super entertaining, unsure on narrator!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-04-17

The book I have been waiting for since 2014!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-17

Would you listen to White Hot again? Why?

Well, I have read and listened to it 3 times in the last 20 hrs!

What was one of the most memorable moments of White Hot?

There were so many, but I think Rogan and Nevada's relationship was the best part for me.

Which character – as performed by Renee Raudman – was your favorite?

Rogan and Nevada

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

there were many!, Though I am super excited to find out what Arabella's magic is !

Any additional comments?

I loved it, but wasn't Catalina's magic a bit silly? I hope they come up with a better term and explanation for the next book!

  • Razor Girl

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Reality TV star Buck Nance incites a riot in a bar and vanishes in the melee. His agent, Lane Coolman, has been accidentally taken hostage by two petty criminals who now think they can turn a quick profit by ransoming an LA talent agent.

The mystery of Buck’s disappearance draws in a range of characters from across the island, including a redheaded con artist named Merry who, using a razor blade and a high-speed car, has developed a signature way of luring in her victims.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Carl Hiaasen books

  • By charlotte on 01-03-17

Love Carl Hiaasen books

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-17

Would you listen to Razor Girl again? Why?

Yes, I have already listened to it twice. It's funny and enjoyable to listen to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Razor Girl?

Finding the beard in the kitchen fryer.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

You can make a film out of a Car Hiaasen book they end up a bit wrong, they are too intricate to be squashed down into 1 film.

  • The Great Beanie Baby Bubble

  • Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute
  • By: Zac Bissonnette
  • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

There has never been a craze like Beanie Babies. The $5 beanbag animals with names like Seaweed the Otter and Gigi the Poodle drove millions of Americans into a greed-fueled frenzy as they chased the rarest Beanie Babies, whose values escalated weekly in the late 1990s. A single Beanie Baby sold for $10,000, and on eBay the animals comprised 10 percent of all sales.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • King of Crushed Dreams

  • By Carole T. on 03-06-15

A compelling narrative of an Economic Bubble

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would, it's a compelling story and strangely gripping.

What did you like best about this story?

The intensely gripping narrative, and the message it sends, if you are involved in a craze, if it's for tulips or beanie babies cash out asap? There is a reason they say "take the money and run"

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

No, but it was very interesting.

Any additional comments?

After reading this story I of course checked out beanie babies on eBay and was shocked to find they are still being sold for prices of up $60. I think it's important to point out that there is still a market out there though it maybe very reduced ? I didn't look very hard to find out how common it was.

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

  • By: Susanna Clarke
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An awesome masterpiece

  • By Tim on 01-06-06

It's hard to think of a better book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-23-15

If you could sum up Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell in three words, what would they be?

Wonderful, magical and strong

What was one of the most memorable moments of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell?

The Raven King, I think he is amazing!

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

I have listened to a few and I have always enjoyed them, he does a really good job. It's a pleasure to listen to him speak.

If you could rename Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, what would you call it?

I don't think I could rename it, I think the name is perfect. I tried out a few i.e. The Raven King but it doesn't work so well.

Any additional comments?

This book is a slow burn, it is engrossing but as it gets closer to the end it gets more and more enthralling.
It's a long listen, but if you can stick with it, it is more rewarding than you can imagine.

  • The Men Who Stare at Goats

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 907
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 596

In 1979, a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the US army. Defying all known accepted military practice - and, indeed, the laws of physics - they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. Entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries, they were the First Earth Battalion. And they really weren't joking. What's more, they're back and fighting the War on Terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious and a little scary

  • By Joseph on 11-14-09

Excellent and Hilarious

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because it is Hilarious!

What about Sean Mangan’s performance did you like?

I wish Jon had read it, but as companion piece to the movie it works very well.

  • Frank

  • The True Story that Inspired the Movie
  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 281

In the late 1980s Jon Ronson was the keyboard player in the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band. Frank wore a big fake head. Nobody outside his inner circle knew his true identity. This became the subject of feverish speculation during his zenith years. Together, they rode relatively high. Then it all went wrong. Twenty-five years later and Jon has co-written a movie, Frank, inspired by his time in this great and bizarre band. Frank is set for release in 2014, starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Domhnall Gleeson and directed by Lenny Abrahamson.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not My Favorite

  • By Joshua Kring on 05-06-15

An interesting look at Frank Sidebottom

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Frank to be better than the print version?

Yes, I love hearing Jon Ronson read his work.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The tales of the long nights in the Van, Spent with Chris still dressed as Frank.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I did intact listen to it all in one sitting

Any additional comments?

Please more, I would love to have some his earlier works released on audiobook, I can see there are 3 books that haven't so far been released.

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  • Them: Adventures with Extremists

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728

Them began as a book about different kinds of extremists, but after Jon had got to know some of them - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen - he found that they had one oddly similar belief: that a tiny, shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, Jon sets out, with the help of the extremists, to locate that room. The journey is as creepy as it is comic, and along the way Jon is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dated but VERY Good... and FUNNY!

  • By aaron on 09-26-12

Jon Ronson is a Genius

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-15

Would you listen to Them: Adventures with Extremists again? Why?

Yes, I have listened to it 3 or 4 times, I enjoy Jon Ronson's books so much I wish they would release all his books on audiobook.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jon, the intrepid journalist.

Any additional comments?

Please release more of his books on audiobook.

  • The Silence of the Lambs

  • 25th Anniversary Edition: Hannibal Lecter, Book 2
  • By: Thomas Harris
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Thomas Harris’ legendary best-seller, Audible presents The Silence of the Lambs, with a new introduction written and read by the author himself. An FBI trainee. A psychopath locked up for unspeakable crimes. And a serial killer getting ever closer to his latest victim... Seeking insight into the deadly madman she must find, FBI rookie Clarice Starling turns to Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a monster cannibal held in a hospital for the criminally insane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flawless.

  • By Amar on 01-28-18

Spellbinding listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-15

What made the experience of listening to The Silence of the Lambs the most enjoyable?

It is a very interesting listen

What other book might you compare The Silence of the Lambs to and why?

I have since gone a thriller kick, and really this is one of the best books of the genre

Any additional comments?

You won't regret listening to this book

  • Searching for Dave Chappelle

  • By: Jason Zinoman
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

In 2005, Dave Chappelle left show business at the height of his fame, giving up a small fortune and the hottest new television show in many years. In so doing, he transformed from being one of the greatest comics of his generation into one of the most enigmatic ever. In Searching for Dave Chappelle, Jason Zinoman, the first comedy critic in the history of The New York Times, sorts through the myriad theories and examines what happened to this singular artist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Missing Chappelle

  • By Cyndi Marie on 11-06-16

Interesting listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Searching for Dave Chappelle to be better than the print version?

I am not sure, I wouldn't read the print version as I listen to audiobooks while I sew

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It's not very long, so it was easy to listen to all in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

I am a New Zealander who was living in the US around this time and I remember the news and speculation at the time, and it was really interesting to hear the background and get a better idea of what happened. I admire Dave for standing up for what he believed in, not many people would walk away from that kind of money for their principals.

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  • Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

  • How the Sex-Drugs-Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
  • By: Peter Biskind
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 23 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

Easy Rider, Raging Bulls follows the wild ride that was Hollywood in the 70s - an unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll (both on screen and off) and a climate where innovation and experimentation reigned supreme.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Dish, Sketchy Analysis

  • By Dubi on 12-14-13

A in-depth look at Hollywood in the late 60s to ea

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-15

Would you listen to Easy Riders, Raging Bulls again? Why?

Yes, I've listened to this about 5 times now, and overtime is as good as the first.

What other book might you compare Easy Riders, Raging Bulls to and why?

Well, I think Peter Biskind's books are in a league of their own, very informative and interesting.

What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

He did a great narration and is very enthralling

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I don't think you could make a film of this book, there is way too much to be conveyed. It's so in-depth, I really enjoyed it

Any additional comments?

Please more Peter Biskind books!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful