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  • Working for Bigfoot

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,996
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,660

Chicago wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is used to mysterious clients with long hair and legs up to here. But when it turns out the long hair covers every square inch of his latest client's body, and the legs contribute to a nine-foot height, even the redoubtable detective realizes he's treading new ground. Strength of a River in His Shoulders is one of the legendary forest people, a bigfoot, and he has a problem that only Harry can solve. His son, Irwin, is a scion, the child of a supernatural creature and a human.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So That's Who River Shoulders Is!

  • By Phillip on 08-05-15

Should have been a full length novel.

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

Reviewed: 08-12-15

I enjoyed this Working With Bigfoot. Narrated and written well. Won't disappoint Jim Butcher fans.

33 of 37 people found this review helpful

  • The Days of Noah

  • Book One: Conspiracy
  • By: Mark Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282

Could we be living in a time of which there is more prophetic writings than of any period in history? Noah Parker, like many in the United States, has been asleep at the wheel. During his complacency, the founding precepts of America have been slowly, systematically destroyed by a conspiracy that dates back hundreds of years. The signs can no longer be ignored and Noah is forced to pull his head out of the sand and see things for what they really are.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Read !!!!!!!!

  • By Tim Boyden on 05-13-16

Nope

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

I have over 2000 titles in my library and I've only asked for my credit back on two of them; Fifty Shades of Gray and this one. Pure religious paranoid fantasy. I'll admit I was suckered by the high ratings and I regret it. Chalk full of the scripture (a lot of scripture), conspiracy theory, secret societies and the illuminati. If you are semi intelligent you'll skip this one. Not even close to realistic.

38 of 65 people found this review helpful

  • Armada

  • A Novel
  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,987
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,934

It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lacked the freshness of Ready Player One

  • By Chad on 01-08-16

I was really looking forward to this one

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

if you're looking for the same story that rocked you in READY PLAYER ONE you're going to be disappointed. Not even Wheaton could save this one. Good wiring, but the story flopped. Same awesome 80's references, Clive is like an encyclopedia of 80s pop culture, but again, not enough everything else.

61 of 92 people found this review helpful

  • Forensics

  • What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime
  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447

The dead talk - to the right listener. They can tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died, and, of course, who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene, or the faintest of human traces.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crime Seen

  • By Mark on 09-02-16

Basic look into the history & science of forensics

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

Reviewed: 07-11-15

Interesting insight into the past and present science of forensics in the UK and the USA. Good narration and easy to listen to. Probably nothing you haven't seen on television CSI and crime dramas.

31 of 38 people found this review helpful

  • Letting Go of God

  • By: Julia Sweeney
  • Narrated by: Julia Sweeney
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733

Julia Sweeney says she was a "happy Catholic girl" when, one day, she walked into church and signed up for a Bible-study course. "What an eye opener that was!" she says. Equally comedic and insightful, Letting Go of God is Sweeney's brilliant one-woman show about her struggle with her faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Brilliant Personal Journey of Discovery

  • By Mark on 12-09-06

Funny but quick.

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

Reviewed: 07-08-15

Sticking with my autobiography kick. Julia Sweeney is hilariously honest about her struggles with religion. Well-written and well narrated.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Beat the Reaper

  • A Novel
  • By: Josh Bazell
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,054
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,052

Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient - and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2009, What Happened?

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-07-16

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

I loved it! Excellent entertaining and page turning. It's a medical thriller of sorts. Completely original. Credit worthy.

28 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • Modern Romance

  • An Investigation
  • By: Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
  • Narrated by: Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,076

At some point every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it's wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and informative

  • By ty on 08-23-15

Not stand-up but still funny.

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

I initially thought this was a memoir, it turned out to be so much more. I never knew about the "rules" of texting in a new relationship or how to navigate the text/email/voice call protocols of the new generation. VERY interesting look into the dating habits of modern Americans.

41 of 48 people found this review helpful

  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

  • What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything
  • By: Chris Hadfield
  • Narrated by: Chris Hadfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,916

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. The secret to Col. Hadfield's success - and survival - is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst and enjoy every moment of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chris Hadfield Is The Real Thing!

  • By Kathy on 08-16-16

Excellent memoir

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

Chris Hatfield is the boss! Well written, well narrated and interesting. If you are interested in space, NASA, ISS or fantastic true stores of guts and determination then spend your credit here.

18 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Humblebrag

  • The Art of False Modesty
  • By: Harris Wittels
  • Narrated by: Harris Wittels
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 167

From comedian and writer ( Parks and Recreation, Eastbound & Down) Harris Wittels comes a hysterical breakdown of boasts, brags, and self-adulation disguised as humble comments and complaints - based on his popular @humblebrag Twitter feed. >Something immediately annoyed Harris Wittels about Twitter. All of a sudden it was acceptable to brag, so long as those brags were ever-so-thinly disguised as transparent humility....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cathartic to hear your sassy voice. We miss you.

  • By Arthur Hatch on 05-03-15

Not my cup of tea.

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

Interesting concept and insight into Twitter posts. I enjoyed it at first, but author comes off like a complete jerk after a while. Four hours of the same thing... over and over... and over.

10 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Dirty Rocker Boys

  • By: Bobbie Brown
  • Narrated by: Bobbie Brown
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607

Who could forget the sexy "Cherry Pie" girl from hair metal band Warrant's infamous music video? Bobbie Brown became a bona fide vixen for her playful role as the object of lead singer Jani Lane's desires. With her windblown peroxide mane, seductive scarlet lips, and flirtatious curves, she epitomized every man's fantasy. But the wide-eyed Louisiana beauty queen's own dreams of making it big in Los Angeles were about to be derailed by her rock-and-roll lifestyle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasant surprise

  • By Gitanilla on 03-03-15

She tells it all.

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

I had never heard of Bobbi Brown before I listened to her book. I always like it when the author reads their own books but she struggles with it. Crazy stories of the very famous. Satisfied my need for hollywood gossip.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful