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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
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  • Freezing Hot

  • By: Iliza Shlesinger
  • Narrated by: Iliza Shlesinger
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Smart and brazen comedian Iliza Shlesinger applies her fresh, laugh-out-loud perspective to the universal struggles between men and women. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great comedy act to listen to!

  • By Weaponmaster on 03-02-19

Great comedy act to listen to!

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

Iliza does a fantastic job in the "Freezing Hot" comedy act. She is point on in her humor and voices. Her stories, whether you are a guy or girl are definitely situations we can all relate to. I only wish the comedy act was longer but I am aware it is derived from the Netflix special which is the same length. Highly recommended!

  • Girl Logic

  • The Genius and the Absurdity
  • By: Iliza Shlesinger
  • Narrated by: Mayim Bialik, Iliza Shlesinger
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,786

From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships. "Girl Logic" is Iliza's term for the way women obsess over details and situations that men don't necessarily even notice. She describes it as a characteristically female way of thinking that appears to be contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of looking at the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delight

  • By Haha917 on 03-28-18

Even for a guy, this was great to listen to!

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this audiobook. Iliza does a terrific job narrating her own book with plenty of humor and of course her iconic character voices - she even takes a poke or two at the guys listening to her book, which had me chuckling. Her life stories were really great as each taught a moral - kinda like Aesop fables for a stand up comedian. It is a shame that the other comedians on "Last Comic Standing" treated her like crap, but it is a situation a lot of us can relate to in our own way and grow to be better than those who attempt to negate our dreams. Highly recommended!

  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter

  • Dexter, Book 1
  • By: Jeff Lindsay
  • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,986

Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened - of himself or some other fiend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love the show, like the book

  • By Heather on 02-14-13

Do you dare sit with the Dark Passenger?

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

After watching the show I was interested if the book would meet my expectations and how it would follow. Overall the book and the 1st season share similarities with a few difference I won't spoil. I did like Lindsey's narration - at first it seemed out of place but he did a great job of narrating each character uniquely and his Dark Passenger voice was excellent! I did feel the descriptions seemed to drag on a bit in some areas and the ending felt rushed, but if those are my only concerns then I will certainly take my chances and invest in the next book. Great book to listen to on long drives!

  • War Paint

  • By: Iliza Shlesinger
  • Narrated by: Iliza Shlesinger
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Her good looks are just a cover for Last Comic Standing winner Iliza Shlesinger's acerbic, stream-of-conscious comedy that she unleashes on an unsuspecting audience in her hometown of Dallas in War Paint. She dissects dating habits and is here to report back on why people go to sports bars, the hassles of getting packs of drunk girls to food, and what ordering lobsters on a date really means.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's OK

  • By Rae on 10-14-18

Very funny! Great to listen to on a rough day!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

So I had watched the "War Pain" special on Netflix and had wondered how similiar this one would be. The audiobook is pretty much the audio from the special but with a few things cut. Thankfully what they cut was things displayed on the special which really can't be transferred to audio. It would have been nice to get maybe an extra two or three comedy stories which weren't part of the Netflix special, but hey, it is what it is. Iliza is hilarious and her stories, regardless of gender, will have you laughing. Highly recommended and I look forward to hearing more Iliza audiobooks!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The X-Files: Stolen Lives

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,979

Out of the ashes of the Syndicate, a new, more powerful threat has emerged. Resurrected members of this fallen group - now shadows of their former selves - seemingly bend to the will of someone, or something, with unmatched abilities and an unknown purpose. As those believed to be enemies become unlikely allies and trusted friends turn into terrifying foes, FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully become unknowing participants in a deadly game of deception and retribution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As much as the show

  • By S. Reese on 11-02-17

Great story, loved listening to it!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

This was a little shorter than the previous book but thankfully that was my only complaint. The production quality actually increased with this one and the voice actors were spot on. The storyline wasn't quite the same as the previous one but followed the same path with the similiar themes. They did a great job with the audio sounds and background stories. Can't wait for the next one!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Plum Island

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,015
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,912
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,896

Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death on the family patio. The victims were biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare. Suddenly, a local double murder takes on shattering global implications - and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of Plum Island....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks Nelson for bringing an oldy to AUDIBLE

  • By Paul on 12-03-10

Couldn't put the book down, fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

The John Corey series is amazing. My only experience with Nelson Demille was the John Corey "Nightfall" book. After reading "Nightfall" I was a bit reluctant to read another because I felt robbed at the end but decided to give "Plum Island" a chance. What a fantastic book. The protagonist John Corey is so layered, realistic, and rude that I can certainly relate. The book leads you in one way and then half way in pulls you to the right. The narrator was fantastic and the different voices were great. The secondary character were well layered, especially Beth Penrose, Emma Whitestone, and Fredric Tobin. The only reason I gave the story 4 out of 5 stars was because I felt more could have been done with the CIA spooks (sideline story) and the Island security guards. Can't wait to read the next one!

  • 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 16,774
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15,545
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15,465

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-30-17

Reads like a pulp radio show! Love it!

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

Everything about this audio book is awesome. You have the actors from the series reprising their voices, including the Lone Gunmen and Skinner. This audio book doesn't play like a normal audio book with descriptions and such. The actors speak, then you hear noises in the background (helicopters, background crowd noise, doors closing, etc.) The audio quality is high and its very clear when the focus changes from one voice actor to the other. Even the cell phone degradation is there. The audiobook has about five short stories in it, two of them longer than the others. Should you be an X-Files fan or just a fan of a high quality audio book full of noises like something from a pulp radio show, this is certainly worth your time. I loved it, you will too.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Night Fall

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,532

Five years after the crashof TWA Flight 800, the government has declared it a result of mechanical failure. But John Corey, an ex-NYPD detective who is now a contract agent with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is persuaded by Kate Mayfield, his wife and task force partner, that the case deserves a second look.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive mix of fact & intriguing storyline

  • By Ms Discus on 11-28-04

Wow, what a fun ride. Highly recommended.

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

If you could sum up Night Fall in three words, what would they be?

Sexy, cocky, surprising

What was one of the most memorable moments of Night Fall?

The ending was definitely the most memorable moment of Night Fall. I don't want to give it away, but wow, did not see that coming. I still don't know if the ending left me robbed and pissed me off, or if the ending was abrupt and brilliant. Either way, it is memorable.

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not listened to any of Scott Brick's performances before, so I can't speak to those. The performance in this audiobook was great though. I felt like 'he' WAS the protagonist.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, but that's actually a good thing. There was so much going on and such intrigue, I certainly had to stop and think about the previous chapter for some time.

Any additional comments?

From the NSFW beginning, to the intriguing body, to the cocky as hell protagonist, to the abrupt ending. This novel has everything you could want in a book.

  • Divergent

  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,831

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not for me. Loved it anyway.

  • By Grant on 05-24-12

A soft core smut novel with guns.

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

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

I probably wouldn't recommend this to a friend. Being a fan of the movie, I thought the book would be equally good...well, yes and no. The plot is more or less the same, minus a few differences. The writing though...ugh, such contradiction. The main protagonist, Tris, was constantly contradicting herself to the point it was annoying. One passage she would say she was brave, then that she was a coward, then that she was no faction, then she was dauntless, then she was divergent, then she was factionless. She would say she's brave, and the next minute she'd be crying that someone died, then she'd be making out with Four...ugh. Tris had all the potential to be a strong protagonist and it felt like the author would constantly undermine her character arc to the point that I actually cared little for her when the novel was over.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something less romantic. Definitely not another 'Divergent' series book.

What about Emma Galvin’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed Emma's performance. She seemed to have a good range of voices, however some of the male voices got a little confusing with the same tone. To her credit though, I'm sure it's difficult to be a female doing different male voices.

Was Divergent worth the listening time?

Yes and No. Yes, at first. The plot advanced well and I wanted to hear how Tris would overcome the odds and what was different from the movie. Though, as the plot ensued, I found that little things annoying me was starting to outweigh my joy of the book. Tris constanly describing every feeling, specifically when she was fighting the other students in the pit...yes, you're getting kicked in the ribs, we get it. It became clear that the author had not experienced many of these 'fascinating' feelings of pain Tris was describing, none of which should have been described in the fascinating detail they were. Also, once Four was introduced, it felt like I was listening to a teenage smut novel. The first half of the book read well, the second half on the other hand...let's just say, I didn't mind when the book finally ended.

Any additional comments?

This plot had a lot of potential, the protagonist had a lot of potential to be a real awesome heroine. Half way into the book it seemed the author shifted her focus and I just didn't enjoy it as much as I wanted to.

  • No Country for Old Men

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,622

Cormac McCarthy, best-selling author of National Book Award winner All the Pretty Horses, delivers his first new novel in seven years. Written in muscular prose, No Country for Old Men is a powerful tale of the West that moves at a blistering pace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical McCarthy: SUPERB

  • By David on 02-21-08

You'll enjoy it so much you'll take the long route

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

Reviewed: 02-13-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would absolutely recommend this audiobook to a friend. The physical book was a bit difficult for me to read because of McCarthy's lack of quotations during character dialogue. With an audiobook you don't have to worry about that. Tom Stechschulte's voices were perfect. The story itself was a great companion to the movie, almost like an extended version. I couldn't wait to drive in my truck to listen to more of the story.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved Stechschulte's different voices in the story. Specifically, every time he narrated Chiguar, it was like watching a horror movie in my mind.

Have you listened to any of Tom Stechschulte’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have never listened to any of Stechschulte's performances prior to this, but I definitely will.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Well...they already did make a film from this book, it won a few awards. Though, my tagline would be: This man has traveled across the U.S. to meet you, call it...I can't do it for you.

Any additional comments?

One of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to, a great performance of a true American novel.