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  • Dog Humor: Dogs Are Just Really Big Jerks!

  • Just Really Big Jerks Series
  • By: Timmie Guzzmann
  • Narrated by: Steve Ryan
  • Length: 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

In this hilarious book of tongue-twisting and rhyming poetry, Timmie watches dogs while they think nobody watches them and unlocks the poet in him. Powered by his creative potential Timmie Guzzmann, the author of Dogs Are Just Really Big Jerks! explains the jerky and weird behavior and of these egocentric dogs. The poems collected in the book perfectly capture the inner workings of the jerk dog psyche. The book includes funny, hilarious, and whimsical illustrations that reveal doggys at their jerkiest moments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOLOLOLOLOL

  • By Brandi on 04-23-16

Turned out better than expected

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

Would you listen to Dog Humor: Dogs Are Just Really Big Jerks! again? Why?

Yes, it ended up being funny.

Who was your favorite character and why?

All of the book.

Which character – as performed by Steve Ryan – was your favorite?

It wasn't a book with a lot of different characters, so all of it was good.

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

At first I was negative about this book just from the title, because I love animals. But then when i saw that it was written by a kid, i took a listen to it. And then i felt it was appropriate to let my daughter hear it too.

Any additional comments?

It made me and my daughter laugh.

  • Can We Be Friends???

  • By: Misty Lynn Wesley
  • Narrated by: Steve Ryan
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

The woods are simply beautiful at night. All of the little night creatures come out in search of food. One night, three little mice are chasing their meal when they are hunted by a large and very hungry owl. Will the three mice escape the large, hungry owl? Who will they meet? What happens at the end? Read on and find out for yourself!!!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Friends

  • By Brandi on 04-23-16

Another one my daughter liked

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Can We Be Friends??? to be better than the print version?

yes, because you can't get the life of the story from just the print.

What did you like best about this story?

The message that's in it for kids, its a positive story.

Which scene was your favorite?

My daughter liked the whole audiobook, it wasn't just one favorite part.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it was short, but it kept my daughter's attention. And she gets easily bored, so it was a good book because she didn't get bored.

Any additional comments?

Nice story and nice message.

  • The Invisible Flower Garden

  • By: Misty L. Wesley
  • Narrated by: Steve Ryan
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

The beautiful summer sun has brought a severe drought to the little bee hive and its colonies. The queen orders her best little worker bees to go out in search of some much needed nectar. Will the drought make the queen's worker bees' jobs harder? What will Duncan find? Is there a secret garden? Listen and find out for yourself!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely read!

  • By Percy on 11-05-14

My daughter loved this

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, just to friends with kids, a great story with a great message

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Invisible Flower Garden?

When the queen bee addressed duncan, my daughter loved that part, i had to replay it again.

Have you listened to any of Steve Ryan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This one is different because it caters more to kids. I like how versatile of a narrator Steve Ryan is. His voice and tone differs depending on the book. I've bought different audiobooks that he's narrated and each one is different in its on way.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The message at the end, it talks about unity and working together. This is a great message for kids. My daughter was able to figure out the message.

Any additional comments?

Overall a good audiobook for children

  • My Sister's Haunting

  • By: Thomas Malcom
  • Narrated by: Steve Ryan
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

My Sister's Haunting is a mystery that has many turns and twists. It involves two brothers, a mother, and a daughter - a small-town murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hmmm

  • By Nola on 04-20-16

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

Would you listen to My Sister's Haunting again? Why?

Yes, I've already heard it twice. It was a great story.

Have you listened to any of Steve Ryan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have, that's how I found this audiobook. This one was comparable.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Creepy, adventurous, exciting

Any additional comments?

I loved this audiobook overall

  • The Force

  • Identify Tools for Life
  • By: Kenneth Lovero
  • Narrated by: Steve Ryan
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

If you wish to grow beyond your current state of being, you’ll need to learn about the fulcrum precept. A fulcrum is the pivot point for a lever. Therefore, whenever you wish to properly utilize leverage, then, you’ll need to place the fulcrum in the right place. If you utilize this, your fulcrum is placed based on your cognition, skills, and ability. The levers that you utilize (or the resources that you utilize) are dependent on these elements.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My little tool box

  • By Hattie on 04-21-16

I identified with this

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Force to be better than the print version?

Yes, the narrator's voice made the words have a meaning and life of their own

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Force?

The entire book, it made me want to look within myself.

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

The tone of his voice, the fluctuations in his tone, it's like he was telling a story, although it was a self help book. it was interesting.

What did you learn from The Force that you would use in your daily life?

Motivation comes from within yourself and believing in yourself.

Any additional comments?

Family friendly, life friendly and overall easy to comprehend

  • The Secrets of Super Strength

  • By: T O Flaherty
  • Narrated by: Steve Ryan
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

There are many elements which affect strength and power. This book covers every element. There are techniques for building strength which can help the average person double or even triple their strength. The strength techniques can also aid athletes who need to increase their speed, power and strength. Basketball players, rugby players, football players or any sports person who needs to improve these areas of their game will benefit from reading this book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Harder, Stronger, Faster!

  • By Shawn on 07-17-15

Extremely Helpful

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would, the book is great, the audiobook is even better. It's like having a personal trainer right there with you.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secrets of Super Strength?

The detailed instructions on some of the exercises

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

For some reason, hearing him saying the words resonated with me, versus me just reading the book.

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

It did kind of make me laugh, I don't think that was the intent of the book though. I laughed because the narrator sounded he was like being assertive and stern with me. I know that sound silly, but I'm the kind of person that needs motivation and this helped to motivate me.

Any additional comments?

Good stuff here.

  • OUTCAST Ops: The Poseidon Initiative

  • OUTCAST Ops Book 2
  • By: Rick Chesler
  • Narrated by: Steve Ryan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

During a terrifying break-in at a marine laboratory, a European-North African terror group makes off with a large quantity of deadly nerve agent. Demands are made and large-scale attacks are launched in the United States from coast to coast. Enter OUTCAST (Operational Undertaking to Counteract Active Stateside Threats) - six ex-operatives from six of America's most powerful organizations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This should be a movie

  • By Janice on 11-29-15

Swept off of my feet

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

What did you love best about OUTCAST Ops: The Poseidon Initiative?

There was so many twists and turns, I loved it.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, right when I'm expecting one thing, something else happens.

Which scene was your favorite?

The boat scene where they were swimming under sea.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but I couldn't because it's a long book. I had a hard time turning the audiobook off, but I was able to finish it in a few days.

Any additional comments?

Overall, great audiobook, great story, great narration