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Rodger P. Paxton

Milton, NH
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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 6,258
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,903

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

Surprisingly good

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

I was surprised that this was as good as it was. RC Bray killed it, of course, as he always does.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96,770
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84,888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84,411

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Great one!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

There was some really good, practical advice in this book with a ton of snark. Roger Wayne did a great narration.

  • The Coaster

  • By: Erich Wurster, Poisoned Pen Press
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Bob Patterson considers himself an everyman - albeit an everyman with a rich, beautiful wife, two good kids, and a mail-it-in job that ignores his law degree. Despite his good fortune, Bob is idling through life, bored at work and at home. In short, he is the proverbial coaster. Bob's wife, Sarah, is the anointed heir to the empire built by her father, Sam, a kind of Kansas City, Missouri, Warren Buffet. Fine by Bob, the family soccer mom, but early one morning he and Sarah awake to terrible news.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG Funny!

  • By Rodger P. Paxton on 06-01-18

OMG Funny!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

Wow! This was one hilarious book, and expertly narrated by the great Johnny Heller. PICK THIS BOOK UP!

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  • Pet Sematary

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,786
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,223

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers...like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS is what Audible was made for!

  • By Nate_D on 04-03-18

Classic King

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

I first read this one a long time ago. It is just as good, or better, in audio. Well written and narrated.

  • Misery

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Crouse
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,173
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,174

Paul Sheldon is a best-selling novelist who has finally met his number-one fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes, and she is more than a rabid reader - she is Paul's nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also furious that the author has killed off her favorite character in his latest book. Annie becomes his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house. Annie wants Paul to write a book that brings Misery back to life - just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great job

  • By Whitney on 05-06-16

Classic King

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-01-18

I first read this one a long time ago. It is just as good, or better, in audio. Well written and narrated.

  • We the Living

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Mary Woods
  • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 747
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

We the Living portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three people who demand the right to live their own lives. At its center is a girl whose passionate love is her fortress against the cruelty and oppression of a totalitarian state. Rand said of this book: "It is as near to an autobiography as I will ever write."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotionally intense, historically authentic

  • By Geoffrey on 08-14-08

Great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

While this is no Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged, it is very good. As close to an autobiography of Ayn Rand as you'll likely get.

  • Armada

  • A Novel
  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,935
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31,872

It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lacked the freshness of Ready Player One

  • By Chad on 01-08-16

Wow!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

Another great novel by Ernest Cline. Almost as good as Ready Player One. Don't miss out on this book.

  • The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29,607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,057
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27,156

The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last - The Definitive Recording!

  • By L. N. on 10-10-12

Classic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

Why do I even need to write a review of this? You've likely already read it at least once in your life. This is my first time listening but third time reading. Don't wait. Get it now.

  • The Two Towers

  • Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,274
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,329
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,406

The Two Towers is the second volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic saga, The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship has been forced to split up. Frodo and Sam must continue alone towards Mount Doom, where the One Ring must be destroyed. Meanwhile, at Helm’s Deep and Isengard, the first great battles of the War of the Ring take shape. In this splendid, unabridged audio production of Tolkien’s great work, all the inhabitants of a magical universe - hobbits, elves, and wizards - spring to life. Rob Inglis’ narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank goodness - finally

  • By John on 11-05-12

Classic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

Why do I even need to write a review of this? You've likely already read it at least once in your life. This is my first time listening but third time reading. Don't wait. Get it now.

  • The Return of the King

  • Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,307
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,218
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,323

The Return of the King is the towering climax to J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy that tells the saga of the hobbits of Middle-earth and the great War of the Rings. In this concluding volume, Frodo and Sam make a terrible journey to the heart of the Land of the Shadow in a final reckoning with the power of Sauron. In addition to narrating the prose passages, Rob Inglis sings the trilogy’s songs and poems a capella, using melodies composed by Inglis and Claudia Howard, the Recorded Books studio director.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • There is a content error -- starts with Chapter 8.

  • By Spencer on 10-23-18

Classic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

Why do I even need to write a review of this? You've likely already read it at least once in your life. This is my first time listening but third time reading. Don't wait. Get it now.