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  • End of Watch

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,732
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,966

In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of a great Trilogy

  • By Don Gilbert on 06-09-16

Good ending to the trilogy

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

Reviewed: 06-17-16

Fine story, great copy, audio well edited and skip free. Really like Will Patton as an actor, wasn't sure about the narration but glad he stayed for the trilogy. He set a good mood for the story and for the trilogy as a whole. Not one of Stephen King's better stories but very thought provoking on the first and novel. Fine story none the less and I'll add the hardcover to my library also.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Play On

  • Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac: The Autobiography
  • By: Mick Fleetwood, Anthony Bozza
  • Narrated by: Martin Dew, Mick Fleetwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

In this candid, intimate portrait of a life lived in music, Mick Fleetwood sheds new light on well-known points in his history, including many incredible moments of recording and touring with Fleetwood Mac, as well as personal insights from a man who has been a major player in blues and rock n' roll since his teens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than Just Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n Roll

  • By John on 11-28-14

For the true Fleetwood Mac fan

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

Reviewed: 06-06-16

Where does Play On rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I bought this as I have always been a fan of Mick Fleetwood for many years. I wouldn't have bought this if this was just another Fleetwood Mac book of rumors, I wanted firsthand from the man himself. Wonderful book, story, inside view out of the band and the life inside the band.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mick Fleetwood, of course. Appreciated the candid review of his musical partners, especially John McVie.

What does Martin Dew and Mick Fleetwood bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

With Mick Fleetwood on partial narration, and Martin Dew narrating, this did not feel like a book being read to me, but an actual face-to-face conversation of Mick's view of life inside the band. I was quite entertained by both the writing, first hand, and the narration that came across the same.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I am a bigger fan of Mick Fleetwood now. Have always liked the band, but the Buckingham/Nicks years. After listening to this, I was encouraged to reach back to Peter Green years and give the band a hard listen to, and found this to be a most excellent band with Fleetwood/McVie at the helm.

Any additional comments?

This digital download had a nice surprise, a PDF attachment of personal pictures provided by Mick Fleetwood. Highly recommend downloading, worth a look to the fans that have followed through the years. I would have liked to have listened to Mick narrate the whole of the story firsthand, but such was otherwise impressed with Martin's narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Warcraft: Durotan

  • The Official Movie Prequel
  • By: Christie Golden
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692

In the world of Draenor, the strong and fiercely independent Frostwolf Clan are faced with increasingly harsh winters and thinning herds. When Gul'dan, a mysterious outsider, arrives in Frostfire Ridge offering word of new hunting lands, Durotan, the clan's chieftain, must make an impossible decision: abandon the territory, pride and traditions of his people or lead them into the unknown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic... his voices are spot on! A+

  • By John McCoy on 08-03-16

Distributor disappointment to no ends

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

Reviewed: 06-06-16

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

I read through other reviews and am quite surprised by the high reviews. I may have gotten a bad download, but the editing on this is horrendous. The distributor couldn't even give me a crap copy. The narrator is fabulous for this story, and I have never read a disappointing Christie Golden book under any storyline, a wonderful writer. I would recommend buying the book instead, this recording is choppy, a dozen or more skips in each short chapter, as if the distributor wanted to rush this out before the movie premiered. As a professional speaker, listening to the poor editing and choppy reading, not on the narrator but on the editing process, makes my skin crawl. If you are hard pressed to listen, absolutely do. If you are expecting top notch product and smooth story, the editing falls well below 1 star.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No particular favorite character but interest in storyline along with the game play.

Would you be willing to try another one of Toby Longworth’s performances?

Absolutely would be willing to listen to more Toby Longworth performances, just not from this distributor. Great story voice, commanding voice, great for such storyline as this.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Warcraft: Durotan?

I would not have even released this product in such poor fashion. This proves that the sales to meet movie premiere far outweigh excellence of product customer satisfaction concern. The unedited version of this likely would have far surpassed quality than this edited version.

Any additional comments?

Buy the book, support Christie Golden, recommend other narrations by Toby Longworth, just not this product.

  • One Year After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,141

One Year After returns to the small town of Black Mountain and the man who struggled to rebuild it in the wake of devastation: John Matherson. It is a thrilling follow-up and should delight fans in every way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Joe on 04-23-16

Great story, well written follow-on

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

This is a follow-on to the same author's One Second After. Continuing directly after the last story, it is well written and interesting topic, but I felt the narration was left to be desired, in consideration to the narration of the first book. Does not deter from the storyline but the drastic voice and emphasis of two different narrators gives a different feel for the story. Audio or written, I do recommend this series to anyone interested in this topic.