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Out of Spite, Out of Mind audiobook cover art

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

This has been one of my favourite series, but it felt in the last book that maybe the concept had run its course... I picked this one up with trepidation.

Happily, this book is fantastic! It’s probably my second favourite, after the original. The humour is on-point, the story is suspenseful, and it just feels like classic OTBTW

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection audiobook cover art

Holy cow this is great.

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

This is such a fun book. It had me laughing out loud more than any other book in recent memory, and the characters are so relatable and likeable. Can't believe this is Alexander Kane's first release, and I can't wait for more.

Similar in feel (although not really in content) to J Zachary Pike's Orconomics, Drew Hayes' Fred the Vampire Accountant series, Scott Meyer's work. If you like any of those authors, you'll love this.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Will Save the Galaxy for Food audiobook cover art

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Would you listen to Will Save the Galaxy for Food again? Why?

I almost never re-listen to fiction, but I can see myself doing it in a year or two.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Will Save the Galaxy for Food?

Despite its claim of only being a "satirical sci-fi adventure", there were actually quite a few plot twists; I don't want to spoil anything, but there were a few "woah wait what?" moments.

Which character – as performed by Yahtzee Croshaw – was your favorite?

Ms. Warden

Any additional comments?

I wasn't sure what to expect with this, but decided to give it a shot. It was _thoroughly_ enjoyable. Really sad that I'm done with it! I'll have to check out some other Yahtzee works.

31 of 31 people found this review helpful

Midnight Riot audiobook cover art

Dear god the mouth sounds

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He was constantly making little sounds with his mouth. You know how some people smack their lips before they start talking? He did this CONSTANTLY. And he was always out of breath, like he was narrating while recovering from a sprint.

His accents are good, and otherwise his narration was spot-on, but I couldn't deal with all the mouth sounds. Made me feel nauseous after a while.

Clearly I'm more OCD than most, judging by the other favourable reviews, but if you're similarly bothered by mouth sounds, steer clear of this one.

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Scott Meyer never disappoints.

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

Reviewed: 01-05-16

My favourite book of 2015, like it even more (albeit, very slightly) than Master of Formalities.

Armada audiobook cover art

Don't make the same mistake I did; skip this book.

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

Would you try another book from Ernest Cline and/or Wil Wheaton?

I started with and loved Ready Player One, but it's clear that Cline only had one good book in him.

The big problem is the book is just painful. The main character has all these frankly weird issues (there's some weird oedipal stuff that is made even weirder by the fact that I think the author is only aware of it subconsciously), and all the other characters exist only as talking sticks; one-dimensional doesn't begin to cover it.

I got about halfway through before I couldn't take it anymore, and I rarely don't finish a book, especially one I anticipated so highly.

Very disappointing, sad to say.

The Authoritarians audiobook cover art

Eye-Opening, a MUST-READ for all.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-11

Whether you consider yourself left-wing, right-wing, tea party, this book is very informative. Without being judgmental, the author (who has been a psychologist conducting scientifically verifiable tests for ~40 years on the subject, with tens of thousands of individuals studied) shows what his research has revealed.

--------------------------------------------- Something to remember: the AUTHOR is right of center. He isn't a hippy or a huge left-winger. He is in an objective position to get objective data, and that's exactly what he does.

---------------------------------------------- I'm only halfway through the book and I already feel like I understand so much more about human nature, why people are the way they are. Seriously a life-changing listen.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful