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  • In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks...

  • And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy
  • By: Adam Carolla
  • Narrated by: Adam Carolla
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351

It's a sad and eerie harbinger of our times that the Oprah-watching, crystal-rubbing, Whole Foods-shopping moms and their whipped attorney husbands have taken the ability to reason away from the poor schlub who makes the Bloody Marys. What we used to settle with common sense or a fist, we now settle with hand sanitizer and lawyers. Adam Carolla has had enough of this insanity and he's here to help us get our collective balls back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious Book

  • By Brett on 12-03-10

Slightly distilled Carolla

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Would you consider the audio edition of In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks... to be better than the print version?

I would consider them more companion pieces. He uses the book as an outline for his reading and then goes off on tangents. You will almost always want to read the book itself first as it's a framework for what he does in the narration.

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

Yes and if you've listened to one book you've heard them all to some extent.

  • Not Taco Bell Material

  • By: Adam Carolla
  • Narrated by: Adam Carolla
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454

Funnyman Adam Carolla is known for two things: hilarious rants about things that drive him crazy and personal stories about everything from his hardscrabble childhood to his slacker friends to the hypocrisy of Hollywood. He tackled rants in his first book, and now he tells his best stories and debuts some never-before-heard tales as well. Adam Carolla started broke and blue collar and has now been on the Hollywood scene for over 15 years. Yet he never lost his underdog demeanor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adam's finest, with an elevating sophistication

  • By HappyQuails on 05-06-13

Another Carolla book, more ranting

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

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

Yes and if you've listened to one book you've heard them all to some extent. He uses the book as an outline for his rants. You will almost always want to read the book itself first as it's a framework for what he does in the narration.

  • Hell Divers II: Ghosts

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 2
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,923
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,539

Ten years ago Hell Diver Xavier "X" Rodriguez fell to Earth. Those he left behind went on without him aboard the airship he once called home. Michael Everheart - the boy once known as Tin - has grown into a man and the commander of Hell Diver Raptor Team. While Michael dives to help keep the Hive in the air, Captain Leon Jordan rules with an iron fist at the helm of the ship. But unrest stirs under his strict leadership as a prophecy of hope sweeps the lower decks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next book!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 07-31-17

Go in expecting one thing, get something else

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

What made the experience of listening to Hell Divers II: Ghosts the most enjoyable?

I was really expecting the story to go a different direction than it did, and I loved the direction it took instead of where I thought it would go.

What does R. C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The RC Bray narrates all the books he does, with little differences between the characters and gives them all their own unique voice. Some books the writing alone wont do that for me so it's always nice to get an audiobook with RC Bray as the narrator.

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

When they realize they have another mission to go on and set up the 3rd book. Really looking forward to it.

  • Hell Divers

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,091
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,052

More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to Earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers - men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling and awesome

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-10-17

RC Bray brought me in, NSS kept me here

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Where does Hell Divers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'd put it in the top 50, which has a lot of RC Bray in it.

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

As always RC Bray puts a reality behind his characters and you almost immediately get invested in the story.

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

I wanted to but couldn't quite pull it off

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  • Band of Brothers

  • E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
  • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Narrated by: Tim Jerome
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,897
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,903

Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to D-Day and victory, Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company, which kept getting the tough assignments. Easy Company was responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. Band of Brothers is the account of the men of this remarkable unit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High Expectations Met

  • By Scott on 02-12-13

Great book

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

If you could sum up Band of Brothers in three words, what would they be?

Everyone must listen

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

Really the entire book did. Getting all the stories I missed from the miniseries and more information on the ones we did was great.

  • A Better World

  • The Brilliance Saga, Book 2
  • By: Marcus Sakey
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,452

The brilliants changed everything.

Since 1980, 1% of the world has been born with gifts we'd only dreamed of. The ability to sense a person's most intimate secrets, or predict the stock market, or move virtually unseen. For thirty years the world has struggled with a growing divide between the exceptional...and the rest of us.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the reviews I've read would suggest

  • By Andrew Pollack on 05-02-15

Second outing, not much better than 1st

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Any additional comments?

I was expecting more from the second book after only being a little interested in continuation of the story. I had a hard time really keeping focused on the book and it didn't hold my attention well.

  • Written in Fire

  • The Brilliance Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Marcus Sakey
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,994
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,993

For 30 years humanity struggled to cope with the brilliants, the one percent of people born with remarkable gifts. For 30 years we tried to avoid a devastating civil war. We failed.

The White House is a smoking ruin. Madison Square Garden is an internment camp. In Wyoming, an armed militia of thousands marches toward a final, apocalyptic battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant! Incredible! Wonderful!

  • By Wayne on 01-12-16

Respectable conclusion

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Any additional comments?

I mainly got this audiobook to finish out the series. The second book really started to shut me off to the series but I need to finish it out. This was a competent conclusion, but I definitely am not wanting more from this world.

  • Brilliance

  • By: Marcus Sakey
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,080
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,090

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible. They’re called "brilliants," and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Written like a movie script

  • By Pam on 04-23-15

Decent start, need more character development

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the start of this series, it was a decent opening to the world of Brilliance but it really lacked any development of the characters to where I would be invested in their outcomes.

  • The Excoms

  • By: Brett Battles
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 297

Ananke thought her week couldn't get worse, but as she hunts for the man who screwed up her previous job, things really go sideways. Turns out, she's not the only one having problems. Rosario can acquire anything for anyone, but can she obtain freedom for herself when her latest assignment goes awry? Dylan's sure his new gig will be a walk in the park - or rather, a drive, given that he's a courier. Unfortunately, the road is a bit bumpier than he expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another very entertaining Brett Battles series

  • By shelley on 01-14-17

Decent start, looking towards more

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

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

Didn't read the print edition but I could see a story like this working better on the page than with narration. With print edition you could separate out the characters and locations easier than what was happening for me on the audiobook.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The courier as he just wants to get the job done and get away

  • Strange Dogs

  • An Expanse Novella
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948

Like many before them, Cara and her family ventured through the gates as scientists and researchers, driven to carve out a new life and uncover the endless possibilities of the unexplored alien worlds now within reach. But soon the soldiers followed, and under this new order, Cara makes a discovery that will change everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Expanse Novella

  • By Rudy Takahana on 12-01-17

Strange Dogs, Strange Story

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

If you could sum up Strange Dogs in three words, what would they be?

Creepy little story

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

I always like the Novellas as it's a nice way to expand the story in different areas the main books don't get to touch a lot on. Good for a quick Expanse fix.