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Justin Sylvia

Nantucket, MA, United States
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  • Oberon's Meaty Mysteries: The Squirrel on the Train

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,441
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,314

Oberon the Irish wolfhound is off to Portland to smell all the things with canine companions, and, of course, his human, ancient Druid Atticus O'Sullivan. The first complication is an unmistakable sign of sinister agendas afoot: a squirrel atop the train. But an even more ominous situation is in store when the trio plus Atticus stumble across a murder upon arrival at the station. They recognize Detective Gabriela Ibarra, who's there to investigate. But they also recognize the body - or rather that the body is a doppelganger for Atticus himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Goofy Pooch

  • By Jean on 12-07-17

Codename: Marmoset

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

As is the norm, I ALWAYS enjoy listening to the
any the books that are the Iron Druid Chronicles. whether they are in-between/post series books, I never end up regretting a choice of books to delve into. An interesting mystery/case that Oberon, Atticus & the others take on. In what starts out as a possible mistaken identity gone wrong, turns out to be something else completely. I hope others enjoy this book/series as much as I do/did.

  • Hell Freezes Over

  • A Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Novella
  • By: John G. Hartness
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

He's no stranger to blood. His uncle is Count Dracula, the most famous vampire in history, after all. But what he finds in a quiet North Carolina family home rocks even the jaded Quincy Harker. Families are being slaughtered, butchered like animals, and it seems like the loving fathers are to blame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • werw

  • By Jan on 03-16-16

Quincy Harkness.. Never A Dull Moment

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

In this 3rd book in the Quincy Harker, Quincy is faced with a few things to deal with. A continuing mental connection with Dect Rebecca Quinn, A series of odd & gruesome murders that don't seem to make any sense to him, a demon from hell that resides in the body of a young boy.. who wants hire Quincy to assassinate someone, etc. After everything previously said & done, and there's been a mess left behind Quincy due to his methods of dealing with things "his way" he is confronted with something that he didn't expect to be confronted with in the least likely locations in the Carolina's.

  • Obsidian Son

  • The Temple Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Shayne Silvers
  • Narrated by: Marcio Catalano
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 974
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 900
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 896

Nate Temple's all-consuming quest to avenge his parents is temporarily put on hold when shape-shifting dragons invade St. Louis. And perhaps cow-tipping the Minotaur for answers might not have been Nate's smartest opening move, because now every flavor of supernatural thug from our childhood nightmares is gunning for him. Nate learns that the only way to save his city from these creatures is to murder his best friend.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Bother

  • By Ann on 07-07-17

Nate Tenple... Batman with magic, minus gadgets.

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

I wasn't sure what to think about this book, based at first on the narrators voice. After trying my best to get over the odd (to me sounding voice), & concentrating on the story itself, I was able to enjoy it. The only real "yeah but" thing I'd want to throw in, is that when it came to the female characters, they sounded odd or maybe a little off. I am sure that if I had a voice made for narrating books & such, I might find it difficult to come up with a decent feminine sounding voice. In either case, I always do enjoy these types of books, wherein the character is a bit sarcastic, damaged, a little profane, etc. In time, I look forward to the continuation of Nate Temple & his new band of misfits.

  • Strong Ending

  • A Journey from Combat to Comedy
  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Mary-Louise Parker
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,601

It’s always hard to make the crowd laugh - especially when joking about war, PTSD, and mental health. Strong Ending follows three military veterans as they attempt to turn their most painful stories into laughs by participating in a stand-up comedy boot camp. After joining the military, deploying to combat zones, and coming home fundamentally changed, Michael Garvey, Isaura Ramirez, and Patrick Harth challenge themselves to share their stories on stage and perform original stand up-comedy about their experiences for a packed house. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite Member Selection so far

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-18

Short Albeit.. A Good Read\Listen

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Service people & comedy. One might notl necessairly think that the two go together, but as they chronicle in this book, there is a chance for veterans to take a "Comedy Boot Camp" in order to better deal / live with symptoms of PTSD & the like. All though it may not have covered the full history of this program, it did give you 3 good examples of people who proudly served & felt like this Boot Camp helped them. So, do yourself a favor... Thank a Vet, you never know what they sacrificed & who knows, maybe they have that dream of doing a stand up routine

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blue Curse

  • Blue Wolf, Book 1
  • By: Brad Magnarella
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

Cursed by a blind witch in a remote corner of Waristan, Special Ops Captain Jason Wolfe finds himself transforming into a creature of local legend, a lupine referred to in fearful whispers as Blue Wolf. Faster, stronger, and more lethal, he’s the perfect soldier - but not for the US military. To break the curse, Jason must join a war between ancient tribal foes: blue werewolves and the formidable White Dragon. In a battle spanning from the peaks of Central Asia to the valleys of Manhattan, Jason will push himself to the breaking point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Overview sells itself short

  • By Brian on 02-04-18

A Soldier Thrust Into A Mission he didn't ask for

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Combat material aside.. The story itself, is pretty good. Jason Wolfe is a man dedicated to his country, his troop, & his woman. When he is sent to a remote location for his "final mission". What he thought might a simple mission, turns into a whole other thing!! Instead, he's thrust into what might be deemed as an age old war between a simple mountain people & other world forces. He unfortunately, is forced to take a side & fight for something that maybe he didn't think was possible, logical or real. In the end.. He takes up arms & begins a journey of unique proportions.

  • Horror in Honduras

  • The Bulletproof Adventures of Damian Stockwell
  • By: Benjamin Wallace
  • Narrated by: Eric Bryan Moore
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Damian Stockwell was raised from birth to be a force for good. Trained to combat the evils of the world and blessed with the physique of a demigod, he travels the globe on a quest to confront evil and punch it in the face. At his disposal is a vast fortune, an endless array of gadgets, and an army of loyal allies. The year is 1937. A mysterious curse has possessed Stockwell's friend, and nothing will stop him from dishing out justice one fist at a time. From the bowels of the darkest jungle to the armpit of the Statue of Liberty, there is no place that evil can hide from Damian Stockwell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action Packed Fun

  • By J and M on 08-16-18

Not a Favorite, but I Still Enjoyed It To A Degree

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

These books might not necessarily been up my alley. I feel like the time period might be interesting enough, but one of the big things that bugged me, was the fact that Damian treated Bertrand like a servant, even though he might of held that title, it still felt a little jarring. I also wasn't a huge fan of the narrator either, but that is just my own personal preference.

  • One for the Money

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 1
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,153
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,537

You’ve lost your job as a department store lingerie buyer, your car’s been repossessed, and most of your furniture and small appliances have been sold off to pay last month’s rent. Now the rent is due again. And you live in New Jersey. What do you do? If you’re Stephanie Plum, you become a bounty hunter. But not just a nickel-and-dime bounty hunter; you go after the big money. That means a cop gone bad. And not just any cop. She goes after Joe Morelli, a disgraced former vice cop who is also the man that took her virginity....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable and Funny!

  • By Jill on 12-07-11

All Things Considered.. Not half bad

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

I'm not really sure how to put this, but I had previously known about this book via my significant other. What I didn't know is that, Stephanie Plum was a bounty hunter after her termination at the clothing store. I had kind of always felt that this was a book geared towards the female demographic, but I still enjoyed it despite my apprehension.

  • Mortal Engines

  • Mortal Engines, Book 1
  • By: Philip Reeve
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,415

Welcome to the astounding world of Predator Cities! Emerging from its hiding place in the hills, the great Traction City is chasing a terrified little town across the wastelands. Soon, London will feed. In the attack, Tom Natsworthy is flung from the speeding city with a murderous scar-faced girl. They must run for their lives through the wreckage - and face a terrifying new weapon that threatens the future of the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Creative but hard to stay engaged in

  • By Karissa Eckert on 11-26-17

Not Bad For What It Was

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

There are certain book that I will gush about & others who, maybe not so much. I feel like this is either one of those or an in between book. For the format of what it is..it isn't horrendous, but it also feels formulaic. I am willing to acknowledge, that there is a good chance that this book, came before Hunger Games & others. However, this to me, feels a bit like those type of books, with what feels like a steampunk possibly thrown in. Overall though, it's a decent & fair book.

  • Hunted

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,625
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,831

For a 2,000-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt - Artemis and Diana - for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide-and-seek, the game plan is...run like hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Serving of Hilari-tea

  • By Don Gilbert on 06-25-13

What's To Be Said, That Hasn't Been Said Already

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

If your a Unapologetic fan of this series like me, then you all ready know how good this series is. It seems to get a little confusing at times for me, more of less when it comes to the combat stuff. However, all the rest most definitely makes up for any sort of battle talk that is used. There is some downer type stuff in this book that make you go.. "Well Damn!!!" All is more or less a-ok by the end. I ask much as I may dread the soon to be ending of this series.. 6 down, 2 to go, I know that the Iron Druid Chronicles will hopefully end with me having a smile on my mug & gladness in my heart for having experienced this series.

  • As You Wish

  • Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
  • By: Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,336
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,624

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warm-hearted retelling

  • By Thomas Allen on 10-19-14

AS YOU WISH

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

So.. If you have ever watched this movie as a youngster, or something in it has touched you deeply in some way or fashion, then I'm pretty sure that you'll enjoy this book. Call me what you will, but even though I know Carey Elwes from other movies like Saw & Robin Hood: Men In Tights and even from my favorite TV Show Psych as Pierre Despereaux, it was like Wesley was giving me a behind the scenes look at the story of how this book came about, the filming, the film release coverage etc. I honestly think that one of my top three favorite things was the stories that Carey told about Andre & the voice that came with it. I hope whomever chooses to read/listen to this book enjoyed it as much as I did.