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  • Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge

  • By: John Ringo, Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,387
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,016

When marine private Oliver Chadwick Gardenier is killed in the marine barrack bombing in Beirut, somebody who might be Saint Peter gives him a choice: Go to heaven, which, while nice, might be a little boring, or return to earth. The Boss has a mission for him, and he's to look for a sign. He's a marine: He'll choose the mission. Unfortunately, the sign he's to look for is "57". Which, given the food services contract in Bethesda Hospital, creates some difficulty. Eventually it appears that God's will is for Chad to join a group called Monster Hunters International.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • My first in the monster hunter series

  • By Randall on 06-20-18

One of my favorite Monster Hunter books

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

Reviewed: 09-14-16

The star of this book is one of my favorite characters from this series. good read!

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,871

In a prosperous yet gruesomely violent near future, superhero vigilantes battle thugs whose heads are full of supervillain fantasies. The peace is kept by a team of smooth, well-dressed negotiators called The Men in Fancy Suits. Meanwhile a young girl is caught in the middle and thinks the whole thing is ridiculous. Zoey, a recent college graduate with a worthless degree, makes a reluctant trip into the city after hearing that her estranged con artist father died in a mysterious yet spectacular way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Insufferable characters and disjointed themes

  • By BadAndy on 04-10-17

very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 03-31-16

this was one of my favorite Wong books so far. the narrator was great, and the story kept me interested. there was just enough of Wong's silly elaborations, and lots of humor

  • After Alice

  • A Novel
  • By: Gregory Maguire
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 266

From the best-selling author of Wicked comes a magical new twist on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's beloved classic. When Alice toppled down the rabbit hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But what of that world? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice's disappearance?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a fan of this one

  • By Layah on 12-01-15

Not a fan of this one

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

Reviewed: 12-01-15

I am normally a Gregory Maguire fan, but this book was a waste of time. I kept waiting for something to happen that would differentiate it from any of the original Alice story, or for anything substantial to happen at all. He just implanted another character that followed the same path as Alice. The side story did nothing to pick up the pace of this one. My least favorite of Maguire's works.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Angels Flight

  • A Harry Bosch Novel
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,408
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,951

An activist attorney is killed in a cute little L.A. trolley called Angels Flight, far from Harry Bosch's Hollywood turf. But the case is so explosive - and the dead man's enemies inside the L.A.P.D. are so numerous - that it falls to Harry to solve it. Now the streets are superheating. Harry's year-old Vegas marriage is unraveling. And the hunt for a killer is leading Harry to another high-profile L.A. murder case, one where every cop had a motive. The question is, did any have the guts?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good Connelly!

  • By R. Pontiflet on 02-08-14

New narrator?

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

Reviewed: 02-04-15

I love this series, but this new narrator was a little hard to get used to. His voice was distracting to me until about halfway through. Still a good storyline though.