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  • The Ultimate History of Video Games

  • From Pong to Pokemon: The Story Behind the Craze that Touched Our Lives and Changed the World
  • By: Steven Kent
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659

The Ultimate History of Video Games reveals everything you ever wanted to know and more about the unforgettable games that changed the world, the visionaries who made them, and the fanatics who played them. From the arcade to television and from the PC to the handheld device, video games have entraced kids at heart for nearly 30 years. And author and gaming historian Steven L. Kent has been there to record the craze from the very beginning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly awesome!

  • By Joshua on 07-17-15

Very detailed and exciting to listen to!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

This book provides a great overview of the history of video games up until the year 2000.
Very detailed and there is a ton of dofferent perspectives involved. I would definitely reccomend it if you have an interest in video games.

  • The Creative Curve

  • How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time
  • By: Allen Gannett
  • Narrated by: Allen Gannett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 411

We have been spoon-fed the notion that creativity is the province of genius - of those favored, brilliant few whose moments of insight arrive in unpredictable flashes of divine inspiration. And if we are not geniuses, we might as well pack it in and give up. Either we have that gift, or we don’t. But Allen Gannett shows that simply isn’t true. Recent research has shown that there is a predictable science behind achieving commercial success in any creative endeavor, from writing a popular novel to starting up a successful company to creating an effective marketing campaign. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the hardcover so I got the audiobook

  • By W. W. W. on 07-05-18

Good information and inspiring

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I had a pretty good time with this book, but I struggled with the narration of it. While it's cool to have the author of the book read it, I found his voice a little harsh on the ears and distracting.
Overall, the content was great! As an aspiring creative, I can reccomend this book as a good read.

  • Storm Front

  • The Dresden Files, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,457

A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt. Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters to vampires....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering

  • By Tom on 05-20-10

Dresden is tall dark and magical!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

A fun mystery series that brings in elements of fantasy. It's very well paced and easy to keep up with. I usually listen to audio books while I work, but I found myself sitting on my couch, entranced by the story. Harry, the protagonist, proved to be witty, chariming, and often, relatable.
I would definitely reccomend this to anyone who enjoys a good detective novel as well as the creative world of magic and mystery.

  • Not Quite Dead Enough

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

World War II has arrived, and U.S. Army intelligence wants Nero Wolfe urgently. But the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth refuses the call to duty. It takes his perambulatory, confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, to titillate Wolfe's taste for crime with two malevolent morsels: a corpse that won't rest in peace and a sinister "accident" involving national security. So as Goodwin lays the bait on the wrong side of the law, Wolfe sets the traps to catch a pair of wily killers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Odd and Just OK, but a Must Read for Wolfe Buffs

  • By Michael on 07-10-14

Another Great Nero Wolfe Story

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

The first of the two stories has to be one of my favorite Nero Wolfe stories yet. The second was a bit different in structure, but still enjoyable.

  • Orphan Star

  • A Pip & Flinx Adventure
  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

One man in the Universe holds the key to the mystery of Flinx's past - and that man is trying to kill him! It is a strange childhood for a kid, to be adopted by the restless Mother Mastiff and raised in the bustling marketplace of Drallar. Flinx never knew the mom and dad who abandoned him years ago. In fact, his birth has always been shrouded in mystery. But Flinx eventually discovers that his unknown parents have left him a curious legacy - extraordinary mental powers that are both a marvelous gift and a dreaded curse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 2nd Novel: Flinx's Search for himself

  • By Chris on 01-20-09

Unexpected Charm

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

I bought this book as the 2 for 1 "classics" bundle. I didn't go in with much expectation other than wanting a fun scifi adventure. I was pleasantly surprised by how involved I felt in the story. I enjoyed it's quick pace. I would reccomend to those scifi lovers out there.

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,798
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,969

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HHTGH - Lightly Fried

  • By J. Medany on 05-08-05

A fun scifi adventure!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

This book has always been reccomend to me as a "must read". I enjoy the scifi genre and this was funny, suspenseful and overall a great book to listen to. Plus, I understand a lot more jokes and references used in pop culture.

  • Murder in E Minor

  • By: Robert Goldsborough
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 163

It wasn’t Nero Wolfe’s idea for Orrie Cather to kill himself, but the great detective gave his blessing to his longtime associate’s plan. Cather had killed three people, and it was only fair to pay the price. Though Wolfe reacted to Cather’s death with his characteristic calmness, prize assistant Archie Goodwin could see the rotund genius of West 35th Street was shaken to his well-fed core. Wolfe decided his sleuthing days were finished. The detective’s retirement lasts until the day Maria Radovich walks through his door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just love Nero

  • By Marilyn on 08-18-15

Satisfactory

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

This was the first Nero Wolfe novel I listened to from the new author. I was very found of Rex Stout's writing and I was hesitant to begin with something different. I think I can safely say that although it was a bit different in style, it was still an enjoyable Wolfe adventure. I am still getting use to the new narraration, for he isn't quite the Archie that the previous narrarator was but overall I think it was an adequate representation of this beloved series.

  • And Four to Go

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin star in these four gems. In "The Christmas Party", Wolfe condescends to uncharacteristic theatrics, which aren't enough to clear him from suspicion of murder. The "Easter Parade" tempts Wolfe to commit larceny for an orchid. "A Fourth of July Picnic" has Wolfe scheduled for to appear as an orator. But his day in the sun is rained out by murder. The last selection, "Murder Is No Joke", is a whodunit in a couturier's salon, where a murderer is dressed to kill and kill again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Two of the Best Wolfe Shorts and Two Ok

  • By Michael on 06-22-14

Excellent Escape

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

This collection of some of Nero Wolfe adventures was entertaining and well paced. I enjoyed listening to them while I worked.

  • Death of a Dude

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

The mountain couldn't come to Wolfe, so the great detective went to the mountain - to Lame Horse, Montana, to be exact. Here a city slicker got a country girl pregnant and then took a bullet in the back. Wolfe's job is to get an innocent man exonerated of the crime and catch a killer in the process. But when he packs his silk pajamas and heads west, he finds himself embroiled in a case rife with local cynicism, slipshod police work, and unpleasant political ramifications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wolf and Archie in the Wild West

  • By Nanalou West Sauder on 08-20-12

A great Nero Wolfe novel

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-16

I enjoy Nero Wolfe mystery books. This was an excellent read. Although some parts were a bit hard to follow.

  • Prisoner's Base

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

When Priscilla Eads, heiress to the fortune of a cotton towel company, implores Nero Wolfe to sort through a case buried in dirty laundry, Wolfe says no. But hours later, Mrs. Eads and her maid get strangled, and the stories of the suspects don't quite wash. To the dismay of a greedy board of directors and Mrs. Eads' gold-digging ex-husband, the astute Wolfe decides to scrub away the stain of murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Archie leaves Wolfe to join a police investigation

  • By Chris T on 08-13-17

Another fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 04-20-16

Rex stout has yet again blew my mind. I loved this book. I have a tendency to say that about all Nero Wolfe novels, but, this is one of the top reads. Suspenseful and thrilling.