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  • Failure Is an Option

  • An Attempted Memoir
  • By: H. Jon Benjamin
  • Narrated by: H. Jon Benjamin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,198
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,020

While he's not quite a household name, most people would consider H. Jon Benjamin, the voice-actor star of Archer and Bob's Burgers (and a sentient can of mixed vegetables in 2015's Wet Hot American Summer) a comedy show business success. But he'd like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. In a hilarious, self-deprecating memoir, Jon lays out some of his many failures in all areas of life, from Work ("wherein I'm unable to deliver a sizzling fajita") to Family ("wherein a trip to PF Chang's fractures a family").

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No joke, This book helped my marriage

  • By Gisela on 05-07-18

An ode to failure

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Had me laugh out loud laughing at points. In a world of books about people’s successes, this was a breathe of fresh air. If you are a fan of H. Jon Benjamin’s comedy I suggest picking this up. He doesn’t disappoint.

  • Shadows of Africa

  • By: Wayne McCain
  • Narrated by: Dave Cruse
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

When a small team of former special operators land in Tanzania to grab a local warlord, it's business as usual. But the situation quickly changes when they learn that a pride of lions has been feeding on the local populace. Unable to walk away leaving the locals to fend for themselves, the seasoned warriors are drawn into a conflict unlike anything they've ever taken part in. As they struggle to understand their new enemy, they're led deeper and deeper into the unforgiving Tanzanian wilderness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A short, but very entertaining Thriller

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 05-08-18

Bad production really held this back forMe

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

The story was pretty interesting, though most of the action only takes place near the end of the book. The editing/production was a real distraction for me though. It seemed like they recorded each sentence separately and pieced it together so it didn’t have a good flow the whole time. The story itself was good, but nothing mind blowing. I may revisit and if I do will update this.

  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,714
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,715

With his trademark mirth and boundless charisma, actor Nick Offerman brought the loveable shenanigans of Twain's adolescent hero to life in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Now, in yet another virtuosic performance, the actor proves that despite being separated by a span of over a century, his connection to the author and his work is undeniable and that theirs is a timeless collaboration that should not be missed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mark Twain and Nick Offerman are a perfect match

  • By Philip M. Chute on 10-23-17

Nick Offerman bring Mark Twain to Life

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

I don’t know if anyone could narrate this book any better than Nick Offerman. He was the embodiment of this classic American tale. All around great. A necessary listen for any fans of Mark Twain or Nick Offerman.

  • An Unwelcome Quest

  • Magic 2.0, Book 3
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,822
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,604

Ever since Martin Banks and his fellow computer geeks discovered that reality is just a computer program to be happily hacked, they've been jaunting back and forth through time, posing as medieval wizards and having the epic adventures that other nerds can only dream of having. But even in their wildest fantasies, they never expected to end up at the mercy of the former apprentice whom they sent to prison for gross misuse of magic and all-around evil behavior.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • SOOO DISAPPOINTED!

  • By eric on 02-04-16

Excellent continuation

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

What else is there to say, an excellent continuations of Magic 2.0. Probably my favorite of the series this far!

  • At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition]

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,980
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,717
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,713

This Lovecraft classic is a must-have for every fan of classic terror. When a geologist leads an expedition to the Antarctic plateau, his aim is to find rock and plant specimens from deep within the continent. The barren landscape offers no evidence of any life form - until they stumble upon the ruins of a lost civilization. Strange fossils of creatures unknown to man lead the team deeper, where they find carved stones dating back millions of years. But it is their discovery of the terrifying city of the Old Ones that leads them to an encounter with an untold menace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First Lovecraft

  • By Brian on 02-03-14

First intro to HP Lovecraft

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

I have played countless games based on the writings of HP Lovecraft, but have yet to dive into his writing. Picked this up when it was a daily deal and was not disappointed. Very well written store that is unlike anything I have read/listened to. The buildup to the climax was great. The lingering horror throughout the book was amazing. And what fantastic narration. Would highly recommend to any horror fan.

  • Hyperion

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Allyson Johnson, Kevin Pariseau, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,541

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Shrike Awaits. Enter The Time Tombs...

  • By Michael on 10-13-12

What a ride

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

Reviewed: 11-18-17

I finally gave into multiple recommendations and listen to Hyperion and I’m glad I did. It was tough to get into at first with everything that was going on in the story, but don’t let that deter you! It is a great story with great character development. Love the multiple narrators too. All were great at playing their characters. Again if your on the fence, take the plunge!

  • Spell or High Water

  • Magic 2.0
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,079
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,912

A month has passed since Martin helped to defeat the evil programmer Jimmy, and things couldn't be going better. Except for his love life, that is. Feeling distant and lost, Gwen has journeyed to Atlantis, a tolerant and benevolent kingdom governed by the Sorceresses, and a place known to be a safe haven to all female time-travelers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator!

  • By D. Murdock on 03-13-17

A fun listen for couples!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Both my girlfriend and I enjoyed listening to the sequel of off to see the wizard. The store was engaging and we couldn't wait to listen to see what would happen next. Most nights we like to relax and watch light hearted tv shows, but once we started Spell or High Water, this became our new nighttime wind down activity. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a funny, interesting, and engaging tale. As always, Luke Daniels delivers and awesome performance. Just all around great. Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,452
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,594

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

Quick and to the point

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

Well narrated and informative, just wish there was a little more depth on the subject, but for people on the go who want a little taste, it’s perfect.

  • Slaughterhouse-Five

  • By: Kurt Vonnegut
  • Narrated by: James Franco
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,426
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,411

Traumatized by the bombing of Dresden at the time he had been imprisoned, Pilgrim drifts through all events and history, sometimes deeply implicated, sometimes a witness. He is surrounded by Vonnegut's usual large cast of continuing characters (notably here the hack science fiction writer Kilgore Trout and the alien Tralfamadorians, who oversee his life and remind him constantly that there is no causation, no order, no motive to existence).

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible narration.

  • By Walter W. Quinn on 07-05-18

A true appreciation

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

I read this book in high school and never really gave it a second thought, my girlfriend picked this up during a 2 for 1 sale and I’m glad she did. What an excellent way to revisit. Excellent narration for an excellent novel.

  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses

  • By: Tom Standage
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,298
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,880
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,894

Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Informative

  • By Stoker on 09-09-11

Lots of great facts

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

A little dry and fact heavy, but I learned a lot from this listen. Highly recommended if you want a lot of information on these six awesome beverages.