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Lisa

Clarks, NE, United States
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  • The Mountain Man Omnibus

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 27 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,822
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,425

Boomstick. Samurai bat. Motorcycle leather. And the will to live among the unliving. Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into undead suburbia could be his last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read, keeps you engaged

  • By Steve on 07-30-15

Pretty good stuff

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

Reviewed: 12-22-15

liked it in generak. well put together. Some characters were hard to like... but a good listen! Great performance by the reader!

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  • Revival

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,858
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,863

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sinister and Classic King

  • By David Shear on 11-12-14

Are we sure King wrote this???

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

Reviewed: 01-01-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The framework is OK but the subject matter is lacking in the richness we expect from King. I was a little shocked by his pasty and unimaginative treatment of the afterlife. The foreshadowing lead to nothing... it was just ... well... stupid.

What was most disappointing about Stephen King’s story?

The bad storycrafting. I am just feeling like an imposter wrote this one because it sure doesn't read like King. I wondered for years how he would treat the afterlife and this???!!! Was it??!!! Bomb.... And I am a diehard fan.

What does David Morse bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He was great:) maybe the best thing about this book. The intro was awesome he really drew you in.

Do you think Revival needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. It needs a burial and we need to pretend this cap never happened.

Any additional comments?

Ants??? Wth!?!

  • The Dark Thorn

  • By: Shawn Speakman
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 250

Beneath the streets of Seattle, a long-forgotten war is about to be renewed...Richard McAllister, a spiritually destitute homeless man and Knight of the Yn Saith, protects one of seven portals linking his world to that of Annwn, where the fey Tuatha de Dannan of antiquity have been relegated by a long-running religious war. Unknown to Richard though, powerful forces are aligning against him and all he stands to keep safe.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let The fact Podehl read it influence you!

  • By Lisa on 03-12-14

Don't let The fact Podehl read it influence you!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The main character was nothing short of God Awful!

Would you ever listen to anything by Shawn Speakman again?

Never ever ever ever

Which scene was your favorite?

None. Couldn't make it through it.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Annoyance. The author made all of the characters so distasteful they ruined a pretty fair storyline.

Any additional comments?

Hard to slog through this - I bought it because I love these types of stories and I love Nick Podehl as a reader... but this abomination of a main character... ugh... was there ever a more disrespectful, unpleasant, and utterly unlikable character ever created?

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