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Jim "The Impatient"

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  • Written in Red

  • A Novel of the Others
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,688

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original, emotion-driven alternative reality

  • By Mike on 03-10-15

COMFORTABLE SHOES

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

SHE CHOSE THE BLUE DRESS AND COMFORTABLE SHOES
Some female authors are my favorites, some who write like females are not. This is written in the way my wife explains to me how to take the laundry out of the washer and put it into the dryer, making me feel like a stupid kid. Lots of women and some men like to talk about every little thing in their life, few men do and most men could care less.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Earth Moved

  • On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
  • By: Amy Stewart
  • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 743

They destroy plant diseases. They break down toxins. They plough the earth. They transform forests. They’ve survived two mass extinctions, including the one that wiped out the dinosaur. Not bad for a creature that’s deaf, blind, and spineless. Who knew that earthworms were one of our planet’s most important caretakers? Or that Charles Darwin devoted his last years to studying their remarkable achievements?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I bow down to our benevolent worm overlords

  • By Kirstin on 04-17-14

Other Tangents

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

It is a subject that fascinates me, so about anything on the subject would warrant four stars. I learned a lot and it is still interesting and I will listen to more on the subject if there is any. Like another reviewer, it seemed like most of the book was opinion and not fact. I understand that AS was writing a book for the common layman, but it seemed like maybe she needed to do a little more research. Although she does start the book by explaining that their is not a lot on the subject matter. In that case the book should have been shorter and does she really think earthworms are beautiful, etc. There was probably more about organic gardening than worms. She often went of on tangents to the point where you are thinking and this has to do with worms, how?

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • House Harkonnen: House Trilogy, Book 2

  • By: Kevin J. Anderson, Brian Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927

Returning to the vivid universe of Frank Herbert's Dune, this title continues the saga begun in Dune: House Atreides. As Shaddam sits at last on the Golden Lion Throne, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen plots against the new Emperor and House Atreides - and against the mysterious Sisterhood of the Bene Gesserit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe better than original Audible production.

  • By Robert on 04-25-13

Too Long and Too Boring

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

definitely not a good reread. I enjoyed this years ago. I read the hard copy. I am not saying their is anything wrong with the narration, I just enjoyed it a lot more in hard cover.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Station Breaker

  • Station Breaker Series, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Mayne
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

Astronaut David Dixon's first mission to space goes horribly awry when a gunfight breaks out on a Russian space station. He finds himself making an emergency landing from orbit and becomes the most wanted man on Earth. Desperate to unravel the plot he's found himself in, he takes his pursuers on a wild chase from space to the backstreets of Rio and beyond. Dixon's survival relies on his skills as a pilot and willingness to do whatever it takes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, but frustrating

  • By Fred G. on 12-21-17

YOGA BOY

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

If this author would have stuck to Just The Facts Mam, I probably would have enjoyed it. Although most of the facts, given to you like your some idiot, you already known. What killed this for me was the way too many jokes. The jokes were not that funny and as another reviewer says, this reads more like a James Bond Novel. Have you ever read a James Bond Novel? They are nothing like the movies. One of those cases where the movie is better than the book. Perhaps this will be made into a movie.
I also had trouble with the character. One minute he is a geeky unphysical YOGA BOY, the next minute he is james Bond. Make up your mind, which is he.

I could not get into this one.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Dead Run

  • By: Adam Mansbach
  • Narrated by: Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Wrongfully imprisoned in a Mexican jail, Jess Galvan, an outlaw-with-a-conscience, accepts a devil's bargain: transport a sinister package across the border in twenty-four hours for the jail's mythical - and terrifying - bogeyman El Cucuy. If Jess can make it across alive and give the iron box to cult leader Aaron Seth, he will be free and able to regain custody of his estranged daughter.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A waste of time!

  • By Wayne on 03-21-16

UNGIRLS

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

HER NEWLEY VENTILATED CRANIUM
This is the same author who wrote GO TO F@#@ TO SLEEP. He seems to be making a living surprising people and he is probably doing well at it. I actually listened to over six hours of this, as I gravitate to weird, but I also want a plot and this is sorely lacking in that department. If your looking for weird and gory, this is for you, as long as you don't care about a story.

GO TO F@#@ TO SLEEP

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Cat o' Nine Tales

  • The Jane Yellowrock Stories
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182

For the first time - in one Audible-exclusive collection - it's 13 stories of Jane Yellowrock, the shape-shifting skinwalker and vampire hunter for hire whose business card reads, "Have Stakes - Will Travel". Jane carries inside her the soul of her Beast, the mountain lion's soul which merged with hers when she accidently performed black magic as a child. Now, she and her Beast stalk the dark streets of New Orleans, bringing rogue vampires true death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Backstories / Short glimpses-great

  • By PlantCrone on 01-12-14

TEARS OF RAIN AND PAIN

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-18

Another writer who goes out of her way to be overly descriptive. Some readers get into that sort of thing, but I am not one of them. If not done well and I mean real well, it becomes distracting. The stories are also not stories, they are situations. Make sure and listen to the sample and the narrator and imagine hours of that.

4 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Dolly 3

  • The Dolly Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Jubilee Savage
  • Narrated by: Louise Cooksey
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

April Madison is clearly losing her mind. From innocent victim to cold blooded killer in one fell swoop, the poor widow seems controlled by forces greater than her own. "My hand reaches up as if it has a mind of its own. Slash. Slash. Slice. A gaping hole appears in the woman's abdomen and reveals a disgusting hodge-podge of gleaming organs that twitch and throb like a jar of frogs." It's the unexpected surprise ending that no one saw coming!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXTREME YUK.EXTREME

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-19-18

EXTREME YUK.EXTREME

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

Did not see that coming or that or that
This is the better of the three and it does deserve the description, Extreme Horror and Gore. Finally a female narrator is used, as the main character is female. Also starring this book is a Demon. If your into blood and gore, this book is for you.

10 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Lovecraft Country

  • A Novel
  • By: Matt Ruff
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375

Critically acclaimed cult novelist Matt Ruff makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An effective mix of influences

  • By Jim N on 04-10-16

SUN DOWNER

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

PAYING WHAT IS OWED IS NOT A FAVOR
A very unique book, coming from a very unique angle. I would like to read more books like this. This book has a little of everything. An isolated backwoods town in which most people live like the Amish and is run by a very strange family. SONS AMONG SONS. There are ghosts, magic, secret rooms, alternate universes and redneck sheriffs.

SIX BRIDGES AHEAD
The main characters are black and the time is the 1950's. As a reader going through what a black person, went through in the 50's is certainly an eye opener. Another reason, anytime someone says the good ole days, they are white and lived on the right side of the tracks. When I was in middle school I lived in a small Ozark town, that used to the a Sun Downer. They spoke of it proudly and no one of any color other than white lived in that town.

IT IS WHAT IT IS
For the first three or four hours I thought this would be a five star listen. As it turned out this is a group of short novels, not even starring the same main character. In each story, someone who was a minor character or just mentioned in an earlier story will often be the main character in the next story. Because it is different stories, some are better than others and the plot is thin. I would like to read a book by Ruff written in whole sometime.

10 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Until Dark

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,085
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,107

Vampires have officially "come out of the coffin", and Miss Sookie can't wait for one to come her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That Vampire Said ....

  • By Pamela on 07-24-08

Boring Male Vampires

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

It is amazing, how many ways there are to make Vampires boring. Harris seems to have found her own unique way. Maybe this is masturbation material for middle school goth girls?

7 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Beasts of Stoneclad Mountain

  • By: Gerry Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Marlin May
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Clay Morgan is overjoyed when he is offered a place to live in the remote wilderness at the base of a notorious mountain. Locals say there are Bigfoot living high up in the dense mountainous forest. Clay is skeptic at first and thinks it's nothing more than tall tales. But soon, Clay becomes a believer when giant creatures invade his new home and snatch his baby boy, Casey. Now, Clay and his wife, Mia, must rescue their son with the help of Clay's uncle and his dog, a journey up the foreboding mountain that will take them into an unimaginable world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too Long

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-16-18

Too Long

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

How can a five hour book be too long? There was lots of action, but very little mystery. Some interesting characters, but not developed. I think if we could have heard the story from the side of the BigFeets, it would have been more interesting. I tried, but I just could not get into this story.

9 of 16 people found this review helpful