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  • Invisible

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy, Kevin Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,804

Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally WARPED Antagonist! Loved It...

  • By shelley on 09-12-17

Ummm...

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

This book had me all the way up to the very end. Let me save you some time: the evil trangender

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,624
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55,478

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Wow :: Rosario is AMAZING!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

Rosario Dawson was an amazing narrator. I cannot think of a better person to voice this book. She did great! The story was pretty amazing as well. The characters were relatable and well thought out. The one criticism is (***SPOILER***) I do not relate well to people who do bad things and blow stuff up. That felt wrong to me and took away from the story.

  • The United States of Absurdity

  • Untold Stories from American History
  • By: Dave Anthony, Gareth Reynolds, Patton Oswalt - foreword
  • Narrated by: Dave Anthony, Gareth Reynolds
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

The creators of the podcast The Dollop present profiles of the weird, outrageous, NSFW, and downright absurd tales from American history that you weren't taught in school. The United States of Absurdity presents short, informative, and hilarious stories of the most outlandish (but true) people, events, and more from United States history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun With Useless Facts

  • By Keith on 05-21-17

Fun With Useless Facts

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

Reviewed: 05-21-17

If you are a student of useless facts, this book is for you. I enjoy listening to the Dollop podcast, so thought I would check this out. The audiobook was well performed and the stories were the same brand of whacky you would expect from the Dollop, but missing the witty banter and back and forth of the show. The humor is still there but it is not the same. I would recommend this to others. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is how short it was. It clicks in at about the same length of two podcast episodes!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Errant Contact

  • By: T. Michael Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

A survey crew of the human starship Geoffrey Laird lands on a small, unexplored planet quaintly named Fleece as part of a standard scientific mission. The planet looks benign, but a small mix-up with "hostile life-forms" has the three surviving members of the team on the run. Drik, Max, and Laree seek shelter in a small cave, completely cut off from their ship and communications. But it turns out the cave is anything but small.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By PETRA CAMPBELL on 08-29-16

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 03-17-17

I don't think that some of the reviews are very fair. This was a great listen and would recommend it!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Kid

  • What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant
  • By: Dan Savage
  • Narrated by: Dan Savage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 368

The syndicated sex-advice columnist of "Savage Love" tells a no-holds-barred story of an ordinary American couple who want to have a baby, except that in this case, the couple happens to be Savage and his boyfriend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and Fun

  • By Stacy Lynne on 05-11-15

Well written and full of emotion

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

Reviewed: 03-21-16

I was surprised by how much I liked this book. I understand that some of the contents are white lies to protect DJ and others, it was still a great read and an enjoyable story. It is very nice to see how it could be for children and adoptive parents. If only it was as sanitized as presented here. I would like the have heard some of the more controversial things they've had to deal with!

  • Wild Pitch

  • Homeruns, Book 1
  • By: Sloan Johnson
  • Narrated by: Christopher Rain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

There's never been any question in Sean Tucker's mind that he'd do whatever it took to make it to the major leagues and be one of the best pitchers of his time. The day he acknowledged to himself that he was gay was also the day he vowed to stay in the closet in order to chase his dreams. The problem is, he never counted on Mason Atley.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible narration!

  • By Gordon on 11-09-15

Good, but not great.

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

Reviewed: 01-19-16

I enjoyed this book to a degree. I had a problem with the narrator's female impersonations. They sounded almost like mean hag. Granted, one of them is a hag, they could have been softened a bit to make them more human/believable! The story was just ok. Some elements of it were not plausible for the situations. I would love to think that an entire team would be supportive of an openly out player... But this is fiction and not a documentary!

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,224

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overrated

  • By David on 04-03-13

Loved It

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

Reviewed: 07-10-15

I loved this book. Don't let the cover keep you from picking it up!!! I loved the way HP Lovecraft and his world was thrown about in such a creative way!!

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • When to Rob a Bank

  • ...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants
  • By: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  • Narrated by: Stephen J. Dubner, Steven D. Levitt, Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,002
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,990

When Freakonomics was initially published, the authors started a blog - and they've kept it up. The writing is more casual, more personal, even more outlandish than in their books.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • this book is free on the blog and podcast.

  • By Spencer on 05-12-15

The Wire and Websites

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

Reviewed: 05-24-15

Some portions of this book were enjoyable while others made my skin crawl. It would have liked it more if white privilege was not so rampant throughout the entire work. It is hard to point to one example as being more egregious than another, but suffice it to say that the book was littered with many examples.
Another thing that troubles me about the book was the over-used logical fallacy of the straw man argument! If you know what you are looking for, it is blaringly obvious!
Finally, the way some things are just stated as fact left me reeling! You can't just make a blanket statement about a group of individuals without backing it up with examples cited from studies. It seems like many of them were cherry-picked from a right-wing book "A Bigots Guide To People Who Are Not Like You!" One of the things I liked in their previous books is the firings of examples and studies. Maybe they are just not mentioned in the audiobook!!

  • Skin Game

  • A Novel of the Dresden Files, Book 15
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19,155
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,854
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17,781

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day.… Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. He doesn’t know the half of it… Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hold onto your staff; Harry’s back.

  • By Don Gilbert on 05-29-14

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 05-15-15

So glad to have this book read by Marsters! Now my set is complete! My OCD can simmer down a bit!!!

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,516
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,066
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,007

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gift to be treasured

  • By David Shear on 07-09-14

No Bad Review Here

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

Reviewed: 03-05-15

The last time I read this book, I was in high school! I'm not going to tell you how long ago that was, but let's just suffice it to say it was a long time ago. When I read it originally, this book introduce me to a world of racism that I didn't know existed! Now, as an adult I am seeing all of the other levels that it works on. so, if you read it as a kid, pick it up and try it out again. You might be surprised to see how well it holds it's value!