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  • The Tomb

  • Repairman Jack #1
  • By: F. Paul Wilson
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 855

Much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, Gia, Repairman Jack doesn't deal with electronic appliances. He fixes situations for people, often putting himself in deadly danger. His latest project is recovering a stolen necklace, which carries with it an ancient curse that may unleash a horde of Bengali demons. Jack is used to danger, but this time Gia's daughter Vicky is threatened. Can Jack overcome the curse of the yellow necklace and bring Vicky safely back home?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good story

  • By Elena on 07-15-09

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

The kick off to one of my favorite series of books. well read and performed. a real grip it and rip it style off story telling. cannot recommend it enough.

  • The Art of the Argument

  • Western Civilization's Last Stand
  • By: Stefan Molyneux
  • Narrated by: Stefan Molyneux
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788

The Art of the Argument shocks the dying art of rational debate back to life, giving you the essential tools you need to fight the escalating sophistry, falsehoods, and vicious personal attacks that have displaced intelligent conversations throughout the world. At a time when we need reasonable and empirical discussions more desperately than ever, The Art of the Argument smashes through the brain-eating fogs of sophistry and mental manipulation, illuminating a path to benevolent power for all who wish to take it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too bad

  • By Jason on 09-11-18

Right wing garbage which maskerades as theory

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

I do not recommend this book.

Author/narrator is arrogant and guilty of the very errors in judgement he accuses listeners of. Mostly this is a book of right leaning garbage with some structural advice but lots of the authors editorializing and personal opinion about atheists leftists and people he refers to as parasitic.

It is a repackaging of logic and reason but stripped of academic terms the author seems to think are dragging down the field. I don't think that removing the academic terms actually assists with the understanding of argument or debate but instead reveals the authors anti collegial and anti intellectual bent.

Got this book as part of a two for one deal... So it was essentially free and this is no reflection on audible, but I still feel ripped off. Luckily it can be returned.

14 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Unwrap My Heart

  • Or, It's Time for Mummies
  • By: Alex Falcone, Ezra Fox
  • Narrated by: Sarah Hatheway
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

Sofia is just a normal high school girl, worried about getting her homework done and looking cool in the lunchroom, when he shows up: a devastatingly handsome new kid, mysteriously covered in decaying bandages, and staring at her from the empty holes where his eyes should be. She thinks he's just a hipster, but is there more to this handsome stranger than meets the eye? Yes. He's a mummy. We're not really making a secret about this. The twist is he's a mummy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the book and the podcast

  • By Mickey Jones on 05-19-17

best read in a long time!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-17

This story was so finally and silly! Extremely meta and self referential. I love all the fun the author's had poking fun at the whole genre.
Read this book! You deserve it.

Sarah Hathaway was a wonderful voice for the odd and quirky Sophia. Very expressive and on point for the tone of the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heartbreaker

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021

In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister, Laurant. In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger - and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No struggle here.

  • By Tom on 04-09-16

So much potential, no follow through

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

Reviewed: 08-28-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend the book to a friend and have. It's a wonderful and suspenseful story.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tanya Eby?

I would love to hear Elizabeth Klett read this story. I don't know if she would but she has an amazing way of bringing a story to life.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I would most definitely go see this if it were made into a movie.

Any additional comments?

I am glad I read the book before getting the audio book. Because I can't even finish it. The narrator STUBBORNLY refused to say the name of a main character correctly. I expect a little research to be done prior to the reading so that an obviously french name will be pronounced correctly. Laurant is said at least a thousand times, the "t" is silent and Ms. Eby pronounced it with the "t' every time. The only break you get is when the other charaters say her name incorrectly in the book. She can at least pronounce Lauren. Ok. . . rant over. I feel better now. I still wish I could get my money back on this one. I don't want it any more.