LISTENER

Jon

  • 4
  • reviews
  • 0
  • helpful votes
  • 5
  • ratings
  • Monsters Among Us

  • An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena
  • By: Linda S. Godfrey
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

If you've ever heard a curious bump in the night, caught a glimpse of a strange-looking someone (or something) out of the corner of your eye, or seen an unusual craft dart across the sky before it vanished without a trace, there's only one person to call: Linda S. Godfrey. An expert in strange creatures and lore, she has offered reporting on bigfoots, werewolves, strange energy forms, and other bizarre beings for years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must for Godfrey fans!

  • By Chris on 03-16-18

interesting- look over your shoulder

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

interesting read. Fascinating how many of the stories/events had common threads. It made me feel like I should look over my shoulder when I go out at night.

  • How To Survive a Horror Movie

  • All the Skills to Dodge the Kills
  • By: Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 640

Seth Grahame-Smith delivers the definitive, essential guide to making it through a horror movie in one piece. As hilarious as it is useful (if you’re trapped in a scary flick, that is), How to Survive a Horror Movie covers all the bases. Trapped in a haunted house? Check. Stalked by an evil doll? Check. Wandering aimlessly through the remains of the old world as a plague of zombies sweeps over the planet? Check.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining. What I expected

  • By Wil on 01-17-13

Ready for my closeup Mr. De-Graham-Smith

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

Reviewed: 03-13-17

Great read. Very funny, educational, well-researched. I appreciate the author's use of movie quotes to support his hypothesis. Thoroughly enjoyed the book.
Johnny Heller is one of my favorite narrators - excellent job.

  • High Heat

  • By: Richard Castle
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

An ISIS-style beheading of a journalist, carried out by a New York City group pledging fealty to that rogue state, becomes more than just another case for NYPD Captain Nikki Heat when the killers announce their next target: her husband, magazine writer Jameson Rook. Meanwhile, Heat is haunted by a fleeting glimpse of someone she swears is her mother, a woman who has been dead for nearly 20 years.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Lame story plus excessively politically correct

  • By Wayne on 10-27-16

interesting ending - interesting candidate

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

Reviewed: 12-28-16

I enjoyed the continuation of the "Heat" story & the reference (s) to the current campaign environment. very interesting ending. Mr. Petkopp does an excellent job narrating (as usual).

  • Dead Shot

  • By: Jack Patterson
  • Narrated by: Sonny Dufault
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Working as a journalist at a small weekly paper in rural Idaho, Cal Murphy begins losing his big city dreams of writing for a metro paper. His passion is reignited after three high school star athletes are found dead in a 24-hour period. As he and fellow photographer Kelly Mendoza attempt to make sense of bizarre circumstances that led to the teens' deaths, Cal makes a chilling discovery, uncovering a vast conspiracy that grows darker with every twist and turn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste a credit (or money) on this audiobook

  • By Jon on 09-03-15

Don't waste a credit (or money) on this audiobook

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

Reviewed: 09-03-15

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

No, this was a waste of time, and I was not able to finish the audiobook = narrator was not good. It sounded like this was the first time he read the book.

Would you recommend Dead Shot to your friends? Why or why not?

No, I would not recommend the audiobook to anyone. I need to try the Kindle or paperback version so I can at least get through the story.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Sonny Dufault?

Anyone would be a better narrator. Bill Cooper has done other books. Or Ron McLarty does and excellent job voice-acting for audiobooks.

Could you see Dead Shot being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I honestly don't know. I only got through chapter 46 before I gave up, deleted the book, and considered the credit used as a lost/lesson learned.

Any additional comments?

My wife listened to two chapters and asked "is this a kids' book? It sounds like he's reading to elementary school children".
I had difficulty telling which character was speaking since the narrator's vocal inflections were virtually identical.