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  • Kill the Farm Boy

  • The Tales of Pell Series, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 967

A plucky farm boy will find more than he's bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there's the Dark Lord, who wishes for the boy's untimely death...and also very fine cheese. Then there's a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, and the Dread Necromancer Steve....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A forgettable story with none of the iron Druid charm

  • By Adam on 07-23-18

Well over the quota on morning wood jokes

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I love the Iron Druid books. And I love Luke Daniels' narrations. And I have a really high tolerance for puns. So I ignored the reviews and listened to this anyway. It does get a little better if you manage to push on through the endless morning wood section... there REALLY needs to be an international accord on quotas for that particular pun flavor.. but it's still not very good. I hope that that Kevin Hearne moves on to something else, because I'd really like a less painful option for supporting his work!

  • The Reluctant Adventures of Fletcher Connolly on the Interstellar Railroad

  • By: Felix R. Savage
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

Fletcher Connolly hasn't got a lot to lose. Since he and half the galaxy signed on to the rat race of the technological relics trade, Fletch has come to terms with the idea that he will join the ranks of unlucky explorers that perish light years from home without a dime to his name. But bankruptcy is a great motivator. With friends and family counting on him to strike it rich, Fletch embarks on an unwilling quest for alien treasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much fun!

  • By VJG on 09-13-17

Great fun in a grim future

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

This was rolicking fun... a fresh view of a grim universe with a likeable hopeless hero thrashing around in it getting into one mess after another. With a delightful Irish accent!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection

  • By: Alexander C. Kane
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,349
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,342

Andrea Vernon always thought she would spend her life living in Paris writing thought-provoking historical novels all day and sipping wine on the Seine all night. But the reality is she's drowning in debt, has no prospects, and is forced to move back to Queens, where her parents remind her daily that they are very interested in grandchildren. Then, one morning, she is kidnapped, interviewed, and hired as an administrative assistant by the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection. Superheroes for hire, using their powers for good. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Normal Life in an Abnormal World

  • By Arthur D. Rich on 08-26-17

Fresh and funny addition to the super hero genre

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I had thought I was tired of super hero stories. I was wrong. This a great story-- fresh, funny, and well performed. It won me over in short order. I'll definitely be looking for more by this author!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Carniepunk: The Demon Barker of Wheat Street

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379

The ancient Druid Atticus O’Sullivan gets more than greasy corn dogs and flat soda when he visits a carnival in Kansas to which his apprentice, Granuaile, drags him. He runs across a barker with a strange power over the crowd: attractive women leave their men and disappear into an unmarked tent, never to be seen again, and the men wander away, forgetting that they ever had girlfriends or wives. When Granuaile falls under the barker’s influence and enters the tent, Atticus isn’t about to forget it and move on.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Awe Really?!?!?

  • By Mario Colon on 10-27-14

NOT the same narrator! Find it in print instead!

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

I've nothing against this narrator. I'm sure he would have been just fine in any other story. But he's not Luke Daniels. OK, no one is Luke Daniels except Luke Daniels, it's impossible shoes to fill, but he doesn't even try. It's quite apparent that he never bothered to listen to any of Luke Daniel's narration. Not only is he a completely different voice, but also uses completely different (i.e. WRONG) pronunciations. After all those books and stories with Luke Daniels, it is jarring and makes it very hard to enjoy an otherwise good Iron Druid story. Any kind of print version would have been far, far better.

  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,905

From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. 'It's about the terror, isn't it?' 'The terror of what?' I said. 'The terror of being found out.' For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You To All Who Recommended This!

  • By Gretchen SLP on 08-26-16

Another great Jon Ronson book!

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

I have become a huge Jon Ronson fan. In this book, he looks at the phenomenon of public shaming via social media. As usual, he does an incredible job of investigation and research, taking his subject into directions and places I never would have thought of. He reveals aspects of life I never knew existed. This one is particularly thought-provoking, and pertinent to anyone living in the digital age. If you use social media, you need this book!

  • The Shambling Guide to New York City

  • By: Mur Lafferty
  • Narrated by: Mur Lafferty
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 199

A travel writer takes a job with a shady publishing company in New York, only to find that she must write a guide to the city - for the undead! Because of the disaster that was her last job, Zoe is searching for a fresh start as a travel book editor in tourist-centric New York City. After stumbling across a seemingly perfect position though, Zoe is blocked at every turn because of the one thing she can't take off her resume - human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Pleasantly Different Urban Fantasy

  • By Trick Brown on 06-04-13

Fun story, narration only so-so

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

Nothing really deep here, but reasonably good for light entertainment, and has some fresh ideas for urban fantasy. Narration though is only fair... read by the author, and not terrible, but also little to no distinction between the voices. With all the exotic characters, a more versatile narrator would have really added to the impact.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,652
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55,505

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Smart science, engaging characters, great story!

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

Reviewed: 11-19-17

I haven't read The Martian, so can't speak to comparisons, but I loved this book. It was great science that was easy to follow, vivid characters, riveting story, and a setting I dearly wish we were making real.

  • Aye, Robot

  • A Rex Nihilo Adventure - Starship Grifters, Book 2
  • By: Robert Kroese
  • Narrated by: J.D. Ledford
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

After interstellar con man Rex Nihilo hijacks a cargo freighter on a whim, he decides that he, and his long-suffering robot sidekick Sasha, have found their calling as space pirates. But when the ship's cargo turns out to be a cryogenically frozen religious fanatic who holds the secret to a vast galactic conspiracy, Rex and Sasha find themselves on the run from real pirates - as well as agents of the oppressive Malarchy, crazy space cultists, and the Ursa Minor mafia. If Rex is going to get out of this jam alive, he might just have to save the galaxy - again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story with Bonus Novella, Recording needs review.

  • By Todd Bowman on 08-25-17

Good, but different narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

This is an excellent sequel in the Rex Nihilo series, but it is a different narrator. It's a good narrator, very similar to the first. but still jarring at first if you listen to them back -to-back. Put something else in between them and you might not notice.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Touch the Blue Stuff!

  • Where the Hell is Tesla?, Book 2
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731

Something called the “Blue Juice" is coming. For all of us. Luckily, me (Chip Collins), Pete, Nikola Tesla, Bobo, and FBI Agent Gina Phillips are here to kick its ass, and send it back to last Tuesday. Maybe. Or maybe we'll fail, and everyone in the multiverse is doomed. (Seriously, you might want to get that underground bunker ready.) Either way, I've got to get home to Julie and find out – woah, I'm not about to tell you that right here in the book description! TMI, dude.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun roller coaster ride through the multiverse!

  • By Fascinatingbooks on 09-21-17

A worthy sequel

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

Reviewed: 10-28-17

If you enjoyed Where the Hell is Tesla, you'll enjoy this. Same wacky humor, new wacky adventures, a couple new characters, and surprising sweetness.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Carpet Diem

  • Or...How to Save the World by Accident
  • By: Justin Lee Anderson
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

Fifteen years after losing most of his family to a devastating, pudding-related tragedy, Simon Debovar has settled into a life of self-imposed exile from the stinking, selfish morass of humanity. Content that his daily highlights will include hazelnut coffee, a long bath, and the occasional jar of olives, his life is completely upturned by the discovery that his ornate living room carpet is the deciding factor in a bet between God and Satan.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck did I just read?

  • By Jasmine Wahlberg on 12-20-17

NOT a substitute for Douglas Adams

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

This was clearly trying to be another Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It fails miserably.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful