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  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

  • By: Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss
  • Narrated by: Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, and others
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,361
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,299

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents the story of a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story is cute, but let's be honest.

  • By João on 03-19-18

simply the best

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

This is the best children's book I've ever listened to in my life on Audible.

  • All Our Wrong Todays

  • A Novel
  • By: Elan Mastai
  • Narrated by: Elan Mastai
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689

You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we'd have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren's 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed...because it wasn't necessary. Except Tom just can't seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that's before his life gets turned upside down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really fun time travel novel

  • By Mark on 07-20-17

choose this or time travellers wife

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

Reviewed: 03-18-17

my wife and i have different tastes. i am much more the geek willing to argue the flares in each terminator movie and the paradox within each one and across the series. she probably prefers the love story and the irreverence of the actual time travel available in time travellers wife.

elan mastai nailed the conundrums of time travel. he inserted aspects of back to the future 2, the one, and doctor who intro a single novel. this was a great ride and worth the read.

  • Pools of Darkness

  • Forgotten Realms: The Pools, Book 2
  • By: Anne K. Brown, James M. Ward
  • Narrated by: Teresa DeBerry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

In the sequel to The Pool of Radiance, a shapeshifter cat, an undead ghost-knight, and the minions of the evil god, Bane, join the heroes of Phlan as their city is once again threatened.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Was this really written by professionals ?

  • By Radio Quilter on 10-07-16

more refined than the predecessor

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

Reviewed: 02-13-17

the story did improve. nice mix of first and second edition d&d rules. i personally love the inclusion of a pit fiend in all of these early campaigns. even if it does wear a little thin. makes me appreciate the phaerimm and the beholder as boss monsters in other stories.

  • The Righteous Mind

  • Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
  • By: Jonathan Haidt
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,984

In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding. His starting point is moral intuition - the nearly instantaneous perceptions we all have about other people and the things they do. These intuitions feel like self-evident truths, making us righteously certain that those who see things differently are wrong. Haidt shows us how these intuitions differ across cultures, including the cultures of the political left and right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why Good People Are Divided - Good for whom?

  • By K. Cunningham on 09-21-12

Good intro for me to the subject.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

the first 2 books align with Thinking Fast and Slow. the 3rd book took a little more to get through. it did not give me something i was going for despite its clear explanation at the beginning.
i was hoping for examples of how to speak directly to someone's intuition. that was not here.

hypnosis. that's my answer. hypnotherapy is the way to discuss these ideas with your parents.

  • Mortal Consequences

  • Forgotten Realms: Netheril, Book 3
  • By: Clayton Emery
  • Narrated by: Malcom Hillgartner
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

The Netherese Empire will collapse in five generations. A forgotten foe, armed with a hell-spawned source of destructive magic, returns to seek her revenge, and a lost love is found in a most unexpected place. Against a backdrop of war and chaos, the barbarian Sunbright struggles to carve out a niche for himself - and his people - in a rapidly changing world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Conclusion

  • By MadMaximillion on 03-15-18

the netheril trilogy concludes

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

a reasonable explanation for Anauroch. but such magic and such times... i hate weak villains. i dislike heroes with nothing to lose. mire denouement was perfectly acceptable. more visions, more time even, as well as more explanation for past events. where are the items and the Magics that feed current day aber toril? where are the named characters that are just being born? it's a whole world and nothing is tied in.

  • Maestro

  • Legend of Drizzt: Homecoming, Book II
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,147
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,952
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,955

Something terrible, unspeakable, immense has come to Menzoberranzan and is leaving death and destruction in its wake. The primordial of Gauntlgrym stirs, sending Cattie-brie and Gromph to Luskan and the ruins of the only power that can keep the beast in check. The damage of the Darkening, of war, and of a demon-ravaged Underdark has sent cracks out across the North. Some of this damage may never be repaired.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME !!!

  • By George on 04-13-16

lots of fun

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

it was great to see drizzt suffering from the madness. so often he is over powering with his singular I introspection and self doubt as a flaw. it was nice to see reality suffering. brings him back to almost playable character level.

  • Archmage

  • Legend of Drizzt: Homecoming, Book 1
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,955

The pall that had descended over the North is gone, and a new day has dawned on a victorious Mithral Hall, but no matter how bright things seem on the surface, Drizzt and his companions know that what lurks just under their feet remains steeped in evil and charged with unimaginable power. The dark elves of Menzoberranzan, including the powerful Archmage Gromph, aren't done with Drizzt yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its about time

  • By Ryan on 09-09-15

we continue the saga of drizzt.

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

Reviewed: 08-27-16

It has been a while since I ventured down this path, but it was fun to see the original gang back in action. even some Harple fun mixed in for a few good laughs. finally got some challenges width of the group to fight on the board, but it's difficult to imagine a better swordsman/woman that Artemis entreri Eben with the same sword.

  • A Clash of Kings

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 37 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,982
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49,923

A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked, but narration...

  • By Peter on 04-02-13

Down down down

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

i love a good story that takes you as far down as it can before a glimmer of hope appears. they come and get dashed away like memories of star fire.

  • Waterdeep

  • Forgotten Realms: The Avatar, Book 3
  • By: Troy Denning
  • Narrated by: Nicole Greevy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

The streets of Waterdeep... Where danger lurks round every corner as the avatars of the gods seek the Tablets of Fate. Where Cyric and Myrkul, god of death, plot to capture Midnight and twist the Tablets to their own dark ends, imperiling the very existence of Faern.Where the destiny of the world will be decided and a new pantheon of gods will rise into the heaven.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • better than the first two

  • By Scott Kirkland on 03-26-15

better than the first two

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

Reviewed: 03-26-15

I'm guessing they needed to scale the scope down a bit. still remember the campaign where characters lived in this world.

  • Tantras

  • Forgotten Realms: The Avatar, Book 2
  • By: Scott Ciencin
  • Narrated by: Nicole Greevy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Heroes stand trial! When Elminster, the Old Sage of Shadowdale, is apparently slain, Midnight and Adon stand trial for his murder. When Bane, god of murder, and his allies seek the lost Tablets of Fate, a slender dark-haired woman is all that stands between Faern and disaster. When a friend betrays them, Midnight and her companions can trust no one.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not fond of this narrator at all, but good story

  • By Robert on 10-01-18

I survived

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

Reviewed: 03-21-15

it took everything I had to make it through. I loved the epic quality, but the power ranger finale was just too much.

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