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  • A Dirty Job

  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,247

People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen!

  • By Janie on 03-24-06

One of my favorite audio books!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-09

The story is hilarious, unlike anything else you've ever read or listened to, and the narrator is FANTASTIC -- his different voices for different characters really brings personality to the book. It's been a few weeks since I finished this one up and I find myself thinking back to different parts of it and recommending the book to others. A book about death probably shouldn't be so life changing... but it's just such a funny and charming story you can't help but root for the protagonist.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Finger Lickin' Fifteen

  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262

Recipe for disaster: Celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle comes to Trenton to participate in a barbecue cook-off and loses his head - literally. Throw in some spice: Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the crime, and the only one she'll talk to is Trenton cop, Joe Morelli. Pump up the heat: Chipotle's sponsor is offering a million-dollar reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the killers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So It Isn't Just Me!

  • By eileen623 on 07-09-09

Another great Stephanie Plum installment

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-09

If you are going to listen to this as your first Stephanie Plum book, I do NOT recommend it -- the series makes a lot more sense and is a lot more enjoyable if you read/listen to them in order as they refer to past adventures and rely on the reader already having a background knowledge of the relationships and characters. That being said, this was another great one -- though I love all of them, so I can't say I liked this one more than I did others (I actually don't count it among my favorites). BUT, all of the Plum stories are amusing and entertaining, and that's exactly why her readers keep coming back for more!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ultramarathon Man

  • Confession of an All-Night Runner
  • By: Dean Karnazes
  • Narrated by: James Yaegashi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733

Karnazes reveals the mind-boggling adventures of his nonstop treks through the hell of Death Valley, the incomprehensible frigidity of the South Pole, and the breathtaking beauty of the mountains and canyons of the Sierra Nevada.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not as self-congratulating as others have said

  • By Andrea on 07-10-09

Not as self-congratulating as others have said

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-09

Basically a story about your average doofy guy who runs really long races as his way of releasing steam -- lots of amusing anecdotes about running long distance races, so if you're expecting insight into what an ultra-runner might eat / drink / train like, you won't be disappointed. As a runner who listened to this while doing training runs for an upcoming marathon, I liked the story and found it motivating. Most people who are into running at all know who Dean is at this point, so it was interesting to learn more about him as a person and how he became the runner he is today. Sure it's a little "I can run 226 miles", but if you could run that far, and did so, wouldn't you brag a little in a book about yourself?

32 of 35 people found this review helpful

  • Strangers

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 29 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,668

A handful of people. From different backgrounds, living in different towns and cities across America, they had nothing in common - except fear. Deep in the heart of a sprawling desert, a dark memory called out to them, drawing them to the Tranquility Motel - where the terrifying truth was waiting.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story!

  • By Wesley on 08-21-08

So. Long. And. Boring.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-09

Since I listen both while I'm running and while I'm commuting, I go through a lot of books -- so I try to pick longer ones on occasion to stretch out my credits. WELL, though I like Koontz and have enjoyed other titles, this story line is soooooo loooonnnngggg and soooo drawn out that I found myself AVOIDING listening to it... even making excuses not to run bc I didn't want to wipe it from my iPod and then have to put it back on again. Bleh. There are better ways to pass time... this one is not a renter, in my opinion.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Next Thing on My List

  • By: Jill Smolinski
  • Narrated by: Staci Snell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

Meet June Parker. She works for L.A. Rideshare, adores her rent-stabilized apartment in Santa Monica, and struggles with losing a few pesky pounds. But June's life is about to change.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • pleasantly surprised

  • By S on 03-19-09

One of the cutest listens to date

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-09

A must listen -- what a cute story, in a good way! Very heartwarming and interesting the whole way through -- I listen both while I run and while I'm commuting and I found myself looking for reasons to keep listening to this story. A great "quarter life crisis" story that speaks to all of us in our 20's and 30's about our pressing need to get our stuff together... then getting out of our own heads to think about other people and it all sorting itself out.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Plum Spooky

  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627

Evanovich fans rejoice! Stephanie Plum is back in town, along with her sidekick Lula, her Grandma Mazur, and an ever-widening cast of freaks, criminals, deranged felons, and lunatics looking for love. And just when Stephanie thinks her life can't get any more complicated, in walks the mysterious Diesel. A man who seems to show up at the most inconvenient moments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Stephanie Plum

  • By JoAnn on 01-08-09

A little slower than some Plum storylines

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-09

I am an avid fan of all of the Stephanie Plum series, including the "between the numbers" like "Plum Spooky"... but this one was a little slow moving. Still, the narration remains stellar and the storyline never fails to entertain!