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Henry Maicki II

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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,358
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,123

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

A fun listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Growing up in the 80’s this was a fun, nostalgic listen. Great escapism abs read by Will Wheaton. Kudos to the producers.

  • Symposium

  • By: Plato
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

The Greek word sumposion means a drinking party (a fact shamefully ignored by the organizers of modern symposia), and the party described in Plato's Symposium is one supposedly given in the year 416 BC by the playwright Agathon to celebrate his victory in the dramatic festival of the Lenaea. He has already given one party, the previous evening; this second party is for a select group of friends, and host and guests alike are feeling a little frail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect introduction to Plato

  • By B. Leddy on 02-19-12

Socrates on love

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-18

A fantastic performance, including multiple voices of one of Plato’s many works. The symposium, drinking party, starts with an ode to Eros, and ends with an ode to Socrates. A great listen to round out your understanding of Socrates and Plato.

  • The Black Dog Mystery

  • The Ellery Queen Jr. Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Ellery Queen Jr.
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

When there's a bank robbery in the country village where Djuna lives, and one of his dog's best friends gets shot in the escape, the boy makes up his mind he'll find out who did it. His chum and his dog, Champ, are in on the hunt, and two heads and a keen nose are better than one. The boys remember something queer they noticed about a truck with a covered load that passed them on the road when they were going fishing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun adolescent detective story

  • By Henry Maicki II on 08-17-18

A fun adolescent detective story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-18

When I was listening to this, my mind continually went back to the Encyclopedia Brown stories of my youth. A great story with a limited number of false clues and some great action. Fun for the young and those who need a more straightforward escape,

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,464
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,351

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Conspiracy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-18

A fun, fictional read that will keep you hooked. Professor Langdon is back with yet another group trying to suppress the “truth.” Interesting fictional ideas proposed through the book. Well worth the read.

  • Discerning the Voice of God

  • How to Recognize When God Speaks
  • By: Priscilla Shirer
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 404

Do you feel that the ability to hear God's voice is for other people and not for you? Is it only for people who lived in biblical times? Not at all! The god who loved you enough to die for you loves you enough to talk to you. And wherever you are in your spiritual walk, God will find a way to speak to you in a way you will understand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Sarah on 10-19-16

A most excellent book on hearing God

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-17

This book was recommended to me by some of our women's small groups. After reading it, I began to recommend it to the rest of the church.

Priscilla Shirer does a great job in lovingly discussing how God speaks, why we cannot always hear Him, and what our responsibilities are to His voice. I highly recommend this book, and the Bible study.

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  • QED

  • Queen’s Experiments in Detection
  • By: Ellery Queen
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Let Ellery Queen clue you in on his special brand of high tension, brain-teasing mystery! This collection consists of novelettes and short stories from Queen's many escapades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great series of short stories

  • By Henry Maicki II on 07-31-17

A great series of short stories

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-17

Classic Ellery deducing clues from a series of mysteries based on the months of the year. This series exemplifies what makes the Queen stories so enjoyable -- readable, intelligent, without using the same canned deductive techniques. It is great fun to match wits with Ellery Queen!

  • Guess Who's Coming to Kill You

  • By: Ellery Queen
  • Narrated by: Mark Peckham
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

"Let's face it, Alex: you were the KGB's top assassin, and they paid you off. Just as we might. A cushy lieutenant-colonelcy in Tokyo, riding pour le sport , a yacht, your pick of Eurasian dolls... Like? We can do you better in the USA, Alex--come on over, and bring your secrets with you." That was FACE's pitch to the would-be defector, and it got results. Witness one hell of a nice courier slashed and dumped in a Tokyo alley.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1968 Spy and Espionage Mystery

  • By Henry Maicki II on 07-31-17

1968 Spy and Espionage Mystery

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-17

When I think of Ellery Queen, it is always with the young detective and his police inspector father; this novel is far from that. This reading is more of the classic 1960's espionage novels, and I kept reflecting on the 2015 movie Bridge of Spies.

Having said all that, if you enjoy classic espionage mysteries, this is one for you.

  • Laughing Gas

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Joey Cooley is a golden-curled child film star, the idol of American motherhood. Reginald, Third Earl of Havershot, is a boxing blue on a mission to save his wayward cousin from the fleshpots of Hollywood. Both are under anesthetic at the dentists when something strange happens - and their identities are swapped. Suddenly Joey can use his six-foot frame to get his own back on his Hollywood persecutors. But Reggie has to endure everything Joey had to put up with in the horrible life of a child star - including kidnapping.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Wodehouse's most ambitious books

  • By John on 05-10-13

A Freaky-Friday story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-17

I am a Wodehouse fan, and this novel does not let me down. It follows what today is a common comeidic formula -- switching bodies -- and adds to it. I am not enough of a scholar to say when this formula was first used, but if Wodehouse was not one of the first, he did it in his own unique way with equally charming characters.

A fun summer listen.

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,088
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,927
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,848

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

Short stories featuring favorite characters

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-17

As opposed to the previous X-Files novels, this is a series of short stories, somewhat interrelated, that highlights the return of some favorite characters from the television series. This novel recounts stories from the canon, to build a modern-day story based on what made the X-Files great.

It was great to hear the voices of the original characters in this dramatic reading. I look forward to more X-Files novels being released.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Bill the Conqueror

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Sir George Pyke is quite disappointed in his son Roderick's business acumen. Roderick, unlike his old man, lacks the aggressive drive required of a business tycoon. So the elder Pyke resolves to marry him off to the sprightly Felicia, who has enough spark to manage any man and may just do him a world of good. All is going well until Bill West arrives from New York.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very, very silly, as expected - but fun!

  • By Sarah on 02-14-17

A fun listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-17

In traditional Wodhouse fashion this is just a fun listen. The characters are rich in attributes and a joy to follow. I highly recommend.