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  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,788
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51,447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,357

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Finally, an intelligent, fun, NEW sci-fi adventure

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

What did you love best about We Are Legion (We Are Bob)?

Just get it. Just get it, read it, love it, repeat. ALL HAIL BOB!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death of a Darklord

  • Ravenloft: The Covenant, Book 1
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 85

Death of a Darklord focuses on a young woman who finds that she has a talent for magic in a land and a family unforgiving of such abilities. Her tragic attempts to redeem herself in the eyes of her family involve aiding them on their quest to end the dark magic that has destroyed a neighboring town.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • waste of credit

  • By Ncv on 02-22-13

The nail in the coffin...

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

Reviewed: 03-30-13

What disappointed you about Death of a Darklord?

It read like a work that had been done as a freshmen in college or high school, Maybe drug out of the dark, from the back of a dusty drawer, and someone said "hey ,we could release this and take advantage of all the success, those poor saps will buy ANYTHING SHE WRITES!!!!!!!!!and I did.

What was most disappointing about Laurell K. Hamilton’s story?

everything,It sounded like an adaption of a video game.~~~RANT ALERT~~~

I feel like Hamilton has just gotten very very lazy. I had already gotten very fed up with the "we know she likes sex scenes you can stop repeating them now" ,i mean, when the sex starts to bore me there is a problem.I feel like her succes has made her writing incredibly lazy and that this book was either written while she was in a coma or about thirty years ago and was such a dog she couldnt publish it until now. I will not blow $$$ on another thing she writes ,ever.I dont care. Ill go to the library. Last dime she gets from me.EVER AGAIN. period.
Thru.
Over it.
Hope Anita gets eaten by Mommie Darkness.
Seriously.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator was distinctly bad, Just..AARGH, Ya know how really good male narrators sound, the smooth voices with subtle inflection? No heavy weird overly dramatic emphasis on the wrong syllable.....well, this wasnt it.This was so bad, i could barely pay attention to the words and when i concentrated on the dialogue I could barely stand that...I thought I was going to black out. Awful.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Death of a Darklord?

???????allllllllll

Any additional comments?

I repeat my earlier comments. I repeat my earlier comments. I repeat my earlier comments.

14 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30,858
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26,113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26,738

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Fifty Shades of Bad Writing

  • By Susan on 05-04-12

NONONONONONONO

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

Reviewed: 09-27-12

Would you try another book from E. L. James and/or Becca Battoe?

NEVER!!!!!

What was most disappointing about E. L. James’s story?

the narration, the writing

How could the performance have been better?

A narrater who wasn't stilled. like a bad junior high student reading a poorly written diary. I am sooo kicking myself for downloading this book.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

all of them

Any additional comments?

I can't think of anything other than a determined and desperate desire to save anyone else from this experience

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Rook

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel O'Malley
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,762

Myfanwy Thomas awakes in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, her only hope of survival is to trust the instructions left in her pocket by her former self. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization - and this person wants her dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator killed it for me.

  • By Azita Saed on 08-04-15

I Just Loved IT-

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

Reviewed: 09-27-12

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

Very definitely , Yes, but not to all of them- if you are a bit quirky you would be delighted. Monty Python Fans apply.

What other book might you compare The Rook to and why?

NONE!

What about Susan Duerden’s performance did you like?

very much. I liked her emotion, her accent, the rhythm of her reading..

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

"She isn't who she was and she is not who they expect"...or "Beware the Green slime!"

Any additional comments?

Very original, you will recognize some things, the vampire for instance. But the Vampire history is totally new. Loved the quirky details and the monsters, also funny as all get out.
ive listened to it twice now, just because it is one of those that are so clever you enoy it more than once.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,036

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A most terrific & non-typical treatment of Witches

  • By Neal on 04-17-14

Fantastic, better than so many

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

Reviewed: 07-03-12

Would you listen to A Discovery of Witches again? Why?

YES! I have listened to A Discovery of Witches 3 times! After the first "listen", I immediately listened to it again- it is one of the best books i have ever read. Intelligent, and engrossing.

What other book might you compare A Discovery of Witches to and why?

Gosh, very hard question. It is far more than a romance. Far more than Twilight, or any other I can think of. Perhaps, a bit like Diane Gabaldon Outlander series. Because of the history.

Which character – as performed by Jennifer Ikeda – was your favorite?

The lead.Or Mathew.

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

Absolutely

Any additional comments?

You will not be sorry. I have July 10th on my calendar!