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  • Resistance Is Futile!

  • How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind
  • By: Ann Coulter
  • Narrated by: Ann Coulter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 617

Since the day Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign, the left has waged a demented war against him. Liberals used to pride themselves on their ultra-hipness, but Trump has turned them into weeping little girls in pink party dresses. The very people who once mocked right-wingers for (allegedly) overreacting to every little thing are now the ones hyperventilating and hatching insane conspiracy theories. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and rational

  • By Nancy J. Brown on 09-07-18

Great book by a Great Author. Keep 'em coming Ann.

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

The main stream media are such lying whores. actually...whores are more honest. they have a transparent business model. The media or more like a cheating a spouse who tells their spouse "I won't lie to you anymore...after just this once" but repeat the line every news cycle!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,210

Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By cristina on 10-03-17

Get in touch with original...wrong headed!

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

This is the second book NOT WRITTEN BY THE AUTHOR.

I don't normally write reviews but this book is terrible.

The reader did a great job. The NON-STORY is the problem.

In technical terms...the story SUCKS. No climax. No threads to take you to a climax. It's like someone didn't realize the 3 original books were great and that there is some expectation that the follow on books would at least be GOOD. But NO.

From 1 to 10...I give the first 3 books 8, 9, and 10 respectively. The two after these...3 and a 4.

What in the world is the publisher thinking.

Last one for me.

The LAST ONE.

You have ruined a great series.

DO NOT BUY THIS AUDIBLE OR THE HARD COVER.

TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • A Column of Fire

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,962
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,155

In 1558 the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Follett is a Master Storyteller

  • By Charles Atkinson on 10-11-17

Ken does it again!

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

What did you love best about A Column of Fire?

Great story from the master. Continues in the vein of "Pillars".

John Lee...what can you say. This is one of the best narrators of all time.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62,987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,523

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Horrible!!!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-17-16

There is nothing to like about Ove. When he wants to end his life the only word I could think of was "Finally"!

  • In Trump We Trust

  • E Pluribus Awesome! (That Was the Easy Part) and Is Fighting for US
  • By: Ann Coulter
  • Narrated by: Ann Coulter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 989
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982

Donald Trump isn't a politician - he's a one-man wrecking ball against our dysfunctional and corrupt establishment. We're about to see the deluxe version of the left's favorite theme: Vote for us, or we'll call you stupid. It's the working class against the smirking class. Now Ann Coulter, with her unique insight, candor, and sense of humor, makes the definitive case for why we should all join his revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Reminder!

  • By So. Cal. LEO on 04-23-17

Great book. Our nation is at a turning point

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

Trump is far from perfect. Very far. But he's really our last hope for the nation. Ann...another great book. keep up the good work.

4 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,291

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So thankful we still have Lizbeth!

  • By AudioAddict on 09-04-15

Terrible...just terrible!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-15

Would you try another book from David Lagercrantz and/or Simon Vance?

Simon Vance is a great narrator. This book was one of the great disappointments I've experienced in the audible book catalog.

What could David Lagercrantz have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Written a story that made me care about the characters; developed a story line that took up where book three ended; and just tried harder to make it an interesting read. I knew at the end of the first half of the book...that it was doomed.

What does Simon Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great narrator.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No redeeming qualities.

  • The Keeper of Lost Causes

  • Department Q, Book 1
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,490
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,002

Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's premier crime writer. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in northern Europe, and he's won just about every Nordic crime-writing award, including the prestigious Glass Key Award-also won by Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, and Jo Nesbo. Now, Dutton is thrilled to introduce him to America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic New Scandinavian Series!!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 09-12-12

Hoping for Stieg Larsson but not here

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

Reviewed: 12-26-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who likes slow books with a poorly devised plot and story line.

Has The Keeper of Lost Causes turned you off from other books in this genre?

No...I love the genre.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Erik Davies?

Never

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

Any additional comments?

I bought it to try and find another author in this genre. The ratings made me "think" this could be a good book. It was just a disappointment. The main character is suck a buffoon that I could have no empathy for him in anyway. He's one of those characters that you wish disappears and someone with 100 times more competence appears (so that he's a normal person)

  • Zero to One

  • Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
  • By: Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
  • Narrated by: Blake Masters
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,335

The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won't create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them. It's easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Seems Insightful Until You Think A Little Deeper

  • By Mark Brandon on 10-31-14

Gems to be found but...bad choice on the reader;-(

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

Reviewed: 11-03-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The first 1/3 of the book was...well horrible. I found most of the early writing to be grandiose and without clear objectives. It made me wonder if it was a book on start-ups or a poorly written Philosophy text. The last portion of the book offers some great insights into business , mistakes, best practices and road signs to success.

Who was your favorite character and why?

This isn't a novel...

What didn’t you like about Blake Masters’s performance?

I'm sure Mr. Master's is a successful businessman but he needs to stay away from reading audio books. He took a pretty good book and made it painful to get through the audio version. Blake--All really great authors HIRE someone to read their books. Why? Because being a good writer does not make you a good reader.

The fact Mr. Masters or Mr. Thiel didn't realize this...well...just shows you can be talented in one area and not very clever in another.

Please guys...if you write any more books do reader auditions and decide on someone who does reading for a living.

Could you see Zero to One being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No.

Any additional comments?

Hang in there when listening to this audio book. The authors provide some great insights into making a successful start up.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Wayfaring Stranger

  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,820
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,572

It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when 16-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation with the outlaws ends as Weldon puts a bullet through the rear window of Clyde’s stolen automobile. Ten years later, Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland and his sergeant, Hershel Pine, escape certain death in the Battle of the Bulge and encounter a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein hiding in a deserted extermination camp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Addition to the Holland/Texas Saga

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-22-14

Horrible poorly outlined story from a favorite

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

Reviewed: 09-02-14

Would you try another book from James Lee Burke and/or Will Patton?

I have several books from James Lee Burke and most are good and some are very good. Every book read by Will Patton makes them better. That said...I will not be buying any further "new" books from Mr. Burke because the quality of the story here is so lacking in every respect. F-

Has Wayfaring Stranger turned you off from other books in this genre?

This book has turned me off from buying any new book by this author. I'm not sure if he is just getting old--78--or if he has run out of ideas but this is the first book that I truly regretted buying and listening to the end.Why did I listen to the end? Good question...because I wanted to write this review and to truthfully say I gave it every chance. It's just simply a terrible book. If I had Mr. Burke's gift for words I would write several pages here that all equal "Just Terrible".

Did Will Patton do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Will Patton always does a good job. Always!

What character would you cut from Wayfaring Stranger?

With the exception of Grandpa, all of them. Yes...Grandpa is not a good person and wasn't for most of his life but he's at least true to his character and interesting.All of the remaining MAIN characters exercise poor judgement on a daily basis and have bad things happen to them as a result. Which makes perfect sense. And also makes it hard to feel any sympathy for the situations in which they find themselves. It's like a guy that walks into a rough neighborhood who shouts bad names at the people living there and then SUDDENLY finds himself in a bad situation. I don't feel bad for this person. I just think they are an idiot.

Any additional comments?

I have been an audible customer for many years and have a few thousand dollars worth of books. I have purchased books in the past that I haven't been happy with but I took a chance hoping perhaps to find a gem in the crowd of stories out there. When a favorite author delivers something this bad...it's a big disappointment.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • White Doves at Morning

  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Ed Sala
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

In a startling departure, James Lee Burke has written an epic story of love, hate and survival set against the tumultuous background of the Civil War and Reconstruction. At the center of the tale are James lee Burke's own ancestors, Robert Perry, who comes from the slave-owning family of wealth and privilege, and Willy Burke, born of Irish immigrants, a poor boy who is as irreverent as he is brave and decent. Despite personal and political conflicts, both men join the Confederate Army, determined not to back down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where's Will?

  • By Luke on 03-01-17

If you love James Lee Burke...don't buy this book!

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

Reviewed: 01-28-14

What would have made White Doves at Morning better?

A complete re-write with logical dialogue and characters that I could care about.

What could James Lee Burke have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Do a much better job of developing the story line, and characters.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ed Sala?

I would "normally" suggest Will Patton---but I'm hopeful that Will looked at this poor, poor freshman high school novel and decided to take a nap instead.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Incredible disappointment. I have enjoyed all of Burke's other novels...some more than others but this book is TERRIBLE!

Any additional comments?

Why? Why? Why?...what a terrible experience. I stuck with it to the end with some sliver of hope it would have a surprise ending--like "surprise! It's not as terrible as you thought it would be!" But no...it was worse.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful