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Daniel Delgado

Long Island, NY
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  • They Thirst

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 790

It looked like another ordinary day in Los Angeles. Then night came...Evil as old as the centuries has descended upon the City of Angels - it comes as a kiss from the terrifying but seductive immortals. Slowly at first, then by the legions, the ravenous undead choke Los Angeles with bloodthirsty determination - and the hordes of monstrous victims steadily mount each night.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully Entertaining-A Classic Vampire Story

  • By Paulette on 03-05-14

Be Patient

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

This book has a long exposition. It took me a while to get into it, and after 90 minutes I was considering giving up. I’m glad I didn’t, because once the story got going I really enjoyed it. The long exposition is why there are only 4 stars.
The only reason I bought this book is because Ray Porter narrated it. He is undoubtedly my favorite narrator, and the reason I was patient with the slow start of the story. Once again, Ray shined! His character range was tested with this story, and he aced it.

  • Valhalla

  • A Shrouded World, Book 4
  • By: Mark Tufo, John O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652

In this explosive fourth installment of the popular A Shrouded World Series, Jack is seemingly back from the dead. Mike and Trip are in a desperate bid to help their friend before he falls victim to whatever is plaguing the inhabitants of Valhalla. New enemies are exposed along with new found friends, but will it be enough to stop the tides of time? Follow along, as our heroes embark on their most dangerous quest yet. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story but felt like half a book.

  • By Greg Kennedy on 10-30-18

Less Action, More Craziness

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

This story is a bit slower than the previous ones. There is more psychological and emotional attention, at the expense of both action and humor. My favorite aspect of the series so far has been the antics of Trip. While he is growing and maintaining lucidity with greater frequency, I miss the antics of the stoner. There are still some, but fewer.
We learn about the whistlers, which is cool, and some new supernatural elements are introduced. This transition seems to be the new direction of the series for the foreseeable future. It has promise.
Sean Runnette is the voice of the Mike Talbot books, and again delivers an excellent performance. He is excellent, as always!

  • A Murder of Manatees

  • The Further Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Adam Baldwin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156

When half your galaxy is unexpectedly sucked into a black hole - when a hitherto-unknown species of space aliens lays waste to your home planet - when disaster rears its ugly head (or heads) - who can you call for faster-than-light appraisals and best-in-the-multiverse customer service? Just one man - Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent. In this latest chapter of his interstellar exploits, Tom is about to deliver a crushing performance evaluation to Jimmy the Intern when the unimaginable happens: The beloved Wendell the Manatee has been kidnapped!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Larry and Adam are a fantastic combination.

  • By john j bonar on 01-25-18

Very Funny

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

The first Tom Stranger Story was hilarious. By comparison, this one is a bit less funny( hence the 4 stars). The discussion panel at the beginning is funny, and the joke continues throughout the story. It may simply be that he first one was so great and new that the freshness of the scenario can’t be matched.
IMO, if there are more 1 star reviews, especially from the same listeners, that is on the listeners and not the author. Anyone who listened to the first book should know what to expect, so further feelings of insult or offense are self-inflicted.
Adam Baldwin is terrific as the narrator. He lends significant humor with his pacing and character voices.

  • Fragment

  • A Novel
  • By: Warren Fahy
  • Narrated by: Robin Atkin Downes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 117

The time is now. The place is the Trident, a long-range research vessel hired by the reality TV show Sealife. Aboard is a cast of ambitious young scientists. With a director dying for drama, tiny Henders Island might be just what the show needs. Until the first scientist sets foot on Henders, and the ultimate test of survival begins.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Pretty Good Crichtonesque Thriller

  • By Cidney on 03-28-11

Loved Reading It, Now A Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

This is a book I have reread three times, because love it that much. After listening to it, I continue to love it. Warren Fahy has created a masterpiece of creativity, intelligent scientific theory, sociological debate, and horror. There is so much involved in this story that it truly stands out within the Sci-Fi genre. It has enough similarities to Jurassic Park to make for an apt comparison, but is unique enough to be viewed separately as well.
Robin Atkin Downes does an excellent job narrating this story. He certainly brings the characters to life with many unique voices and some solid accent work. There were a few too many spots where his inflection was a touch off for me to give it a full 5 star rating, but perhaps I am being harsh because I listen to so much from Ray Porter, Oliver Wyman, Luke Daniels, and other greats. Overall, he gave an excellent performance.

  • The Wizards of Once

  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790

Once there were Wizards, who were Magic, and Warriors, who were not. But Xar, son of the King of Wizards, can't cast a single spell. And Wish, daughter of the Warrior Queen, has a banned magical object of her own. When they collide in the wildwood, on the trail of a deadly witch, it's the start of a grand adventure that just might change the fabric of their worlds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Teresa on 11-03-17

Overly “Cute”

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

This is a bit too dramatized for my tastes. There is a “cute” music thread woven into the telling that doesn’t work for me. I did not expect the performance to be like this when I chose this audiobook, and I am not a fan. However, I can’t rate it too harshly based on my incorrect assumptions. For the right audience it may be perfect, just not so for me.

  • Skeletons in the Attic: More Tales from a Mortician

  • By: Michael Gore
  • Narrated by: J. Stempien
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

With 15 dark and twisted tales, the mortician is back to terrify you once again. The author of the hit horror anthology Tales from a Mortician has masterfully woven a new collection that will turn your stomach and have you checking under your bed, locking your doors, and leaving the lights on as you listen. From finding a body in your parents' attic to serial killers, cannibals, werewolves, gut-wrenching Halloween tricks, and even a sweet old lady who kills dozens, Skeletons is sure to terrify, disgust, and enthrall everyone who dares to listen to it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Twisted Short Stories

  • By Spooky Mike on 11-13-18

Sounds Read

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

The stories sound like they have potential, but I couldn’t really enjoy them fully. J. Stempien’s voice has a good sound, but his performance is sub par. He “reads” the stories, rather than performing them. He has potential, but definitely needs to improve his craft. I would like to hear something of his in a year or so to hear the improvement, as he shows promise.

  • Web of Eyes

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 382

Self-proclaimed “World's Greatest Thief", Whitney Fierstown, has yet to find a trinket or treasure he couldn't steal. He nearly pulls off the heist of the century by snatching the Glass Crown off the dying king's head until rotten luck throws him into the path of Torsten Unger, a steadfast knight determined to save his vulnerable kingdom. Torsten offers this ultimatum: rot and die in a dank cell or join him on a dangerous expedition and put his skills to good use.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Joliet Jill on 11-15-18

Good Story, Great Performance!

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

This story is good, though not one of my favorites. The plot never truly grabbed me, though I enjoyed it enough. The performance of Luke Daniels was fabulous though. He really explored his vocal range and accents, and to wonderful effect!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mega 4: Behemoth Island

  • Mega Series, Book 4
  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Running from the world, their ship crippled, their supplies dangerously low, Team Grendel follow Ballantine's lead to a promised paradise. A place where they can hide and regroup, rest and plan the next step in their lives. If only life were so simple. Within hours of arriving at their idyllic island, Team Grendel and the crew of the Beowulf III quickly realize that once again they have been thrust into a nightmare of gigantic proportions. One might say it is a behemoth of a bad dream! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Fun Series

  • By Daniel Delgado on 12-22-18

Very Fun Series

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

I’ve raves about the previous four books. This one is perhaps the best in the series. The island adventure is a bit more of what I’m used to, but there is also more humanity than shown in some of the other stories. I was surprised by the scene in the shower at the end. I was expecting Team Grendel was going to be “adding a member,” but was wrong. Good story and another great performance.

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 3,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,483
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,477

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

Super Fun!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Imagine a world where corporations hire superheroes to fulfill contracts to protect places. Now, complicate matters by allowing every state to mandate their own laws about that, which in New York means every county signs its own contracts. Add in the fact that NYC has five boroughs, using three different companies, and things get pretty complicated. And funny.
There are plenty of laughs to be had while listening to Alexander C. Kane’s book. There are silly characters, corporate conflicts, and political ramifications throughout the story. There is also a love story that adds even more humor, and of course complication, to the tale. Thus, this is a book that is based mostly on humor, but has ample character development, and enough action to satisfy a superhero nerd like myself.
Bahni Turpin’s performance is very good. Her character voices are distinct, though sometimes a bit over the top. Considering the nature of the story, that latter element is actually warranted and adds more humor. There are times when reading the narrative that her performance loses proper intonation, particularly in the beginning. The issue pops up enough to be distracting, though I expect this issue to be resolved in future performances.

  • AntiBio

  • AntiBio Series, Book 1
  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Antibiotics have failed. All that's left are the Strains - bacteria so strong, they have brought the world to its knees. But humanity has fought on, carving out pockets of civilization, creating the super high-tech Clean Nation cities. From the cities, GenSOF has been born. An elite military branch of the government that enlists men and women with specific genetic anomalies that allow them to be hosts to bacteria that even the Strains cannot defeat. GenSOF protects the Clean Nation cities from the ever-encroaching Strains. But now, Control has other plans for GenSOF....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Cool Story

  • By Daniel Delgado on 12-12-18

Pretty Cool Story

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

In the future, bacterial germs have wiped out most of humanity. People live in small cities, separated by hundreds of miles of wasteland. The cities are filled with sterilization technology to prevent anyone from contracting illnesses, leading to mild paranoia and prudishness. Meanwhile, some poor souls inhabit the wastelands, struggling to survive. The only interaction between the groups occurs when a rare breed of people with specific immunities, who are recruited to a special forces unit, venture outside the cities on missions.
This story has a unique spin on the apocalypse, and humanity’s attempt to reclaim the planet. There is plenty to enjoy in this story, though it isn’t my favorite Jake Bible book. Still, I am intrigued by the series and will continue it.
Joel Richards does a solid job narrating this story. I particularly like how he voices the AI characters.