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  • Chasing the Signal

  • By: J Fitzpatrick Mauldin
  • Narrated by: J. D. Ledford
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

A cunning young girl comes face to face with an interstellar threat when her mother and grandfather are murdered aboard their ship while making contact with a mysterious entity. Alone, and with no way home, Bellamy makes a deal with an alien intelligence to chase the signal of her mother's soul to a facility light-years away, in the hope she might be resurrected and the two of them reunited. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeply vivid imagery

  • By TheMsBurkhead on 09-09-18

Fast paced and moving

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Chasing the Signal packs a lot into a short space. Fast paced and with a moving family drama at its heart, we are introduced to three generation of one family, 10 year old Bellamy, her bitter and abusive mother Grace, and her grandfather who has takes them with him on an interstellar journet to chade an alien signal. Relationships are strained and Bellamy is forced to take charge when their ship comes under attack in deep space.


Really enjoyed the production and the story could have easily been expanded to a full length novel. I would recommend to those that like space adventure stories with strong human element. Full disclosure I was given a discounted copy of this story for fair and honest review.

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  • Silver Screen Fiend

  • Learning About Life From an Addiction to Film
  • By: Patton Oswalt
  • Narrated by: Patton Oswalt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,812
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,810

New York Times best-selling author, comedian, and actor Patton Oswalt shares his entertaining memoir about coming of age as a performer and writer in the late '90s while obsessively watching classic films at the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. Between 1995 and 1999, Patton Oswalt lived with an unshakeable addiction. It wasn't drugs, alcohol, or sex. It was film.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For Patton Oswalt fans and stand-up fans.

  • By Brian on 02-19-15

Sprocket fiends and stand up junkies unite!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-15

Patton Oswalt takes us through a memorable period of his life in the late 1990 as he recounts his growth as a comedian and a film junkie, or as he puts it a sprocket fiend.

A book about maturing as a person and an artist as much as a personal memoir, Silver Screen Fiend has something to offer fans of cinema and Oswalt himself. Highly recommended to creative types of all pursuits.