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  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42,311
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,509

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

Dont listen to any of the bad reviews.

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

The story is an excellent build up for the 3rd book. Wonderfully engaging and draws out some interesting questions about humanity and exploration.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62,491
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58,639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,530

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

A wonderfully fun book. Excellent performance.

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

Wonderful, fun and definately repeatable. I really enjoyed the narration too. As most people said, it's as good as it gets.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83,944

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Pretty Awful approach

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

Shower thought, lets take most of lifes lessons and say Fuck after everything. Give a fuck is mentioned a lot.. yet the words of wisdom are mundane and not original. Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.. get a job.

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  • Critical Failures

  • Caverns and Creatures, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bevan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,504
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,490

Tim and his friends find out the hard way that you shouldn't question the game master, and you shouldn't make fun of his cape. One minute, they're drinking away the dreariness of their lives, escaping into a fantasy game and laughing their asses off. The next minute, they're in a horse-drawn cart surrounded by soldiers pointing crossbows at them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audible Studio...More Please!

  • By M. Maryanow on 02-01-15

Great listen, fun interestingly read characters

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

As most reviewers will agree this was a fun listen. The voices were done very well and the story was pretty good. The humor is a bit crass however interesting and fits the roles of the characters.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 201,039
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 187,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187,322

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

There is a reason this book has Great reviews.

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

As a boy in middle school during the 80s, much of the nostalgia in the book didn't seem all that special then, however looking back it was a neat time to be alive. The book is pretty well written and Wil Wheaton's reading is a party bonus. Most of the bad reviews of this book are not accurate. I saw "predictable" and "listing stuff" in reviews and that is pretty much accurate to the 80s.. and that is the point. Overall this is a fun imaginative story that is easy to listen to and goes by too fast. I cant wait for the movie.

  • 99: Stories of the Game

  • By: Wayne Gretzky
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

From minor-hockey phenomenon to Hall of Fame sensation, Wayne Gretzky rewrote the record books, his accomplishments becoming the stuff of legend. Dubbed "The Great One", he is considered by many to be the greatest hockey player who ever lived. No one has seen more of the game than he has - but he has never discussed in depth just what it was he saw.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Off-putting that it isn't read by Gretzky

  • By will33 on 01-04-17

NHL history as read by someone not Wayne Gretzky

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

This book is a pretty detailed account of the history of the NHL and not specifically Wayne Gretzky. The description of the book is misleading at best and all of the obscure stories about the NHL sort of blend into one boring listen. The book is dry and dull. As others have mentioned, this book is written by Wayne Gretzky in the first person, but read by some other guy. If you are looking for the book as described as an account of what and how Wayne saw the game of hockey, this is not exactly as described. Most of the sections where Wayne talks about his career are sort of glazed over, only to go into 40 page story about Howie Morenz. I bought the book to listen to during a long drive and had to return it.

  • Ice Capades

  • A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey
  • By: Sean Avery, Michael McKinley
  • Narrated by: Sean Avery
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

As one of the NHL's most polarizing players, Sean Avery turned the rules of professional hockey on its head. For 13 seasons Avery played for some of the toughest, most storied franchises in the league, including the Detroit Red Wings, the Los Angeles Kings, and the New York Rangers, making his mark in each city as a player that was sometimes loved, often despised, but always controversial.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Major disappointment

  • By Harry A. Mcwilliams on 11-09-18

Entertaining for a hockey fan

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

The book is entertaining. As other reviewers pointed out, there is a lot of flash and name dropping but its a wild ride through the NHL through the eyes of a player. Avery did a great job reading it too and the production quality was pretty good. Some of the stories sounded like commentary and was easy to listen to.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 157,571
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145,406
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 145,252

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Top 10 listen this year.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-15

What made the experience of listening to The Martian the most enjoyable?

I decided to listen to the book before I saw the movie. At first the book seemed sort of detail information overload starting out, but as the story gets going I realized this is what makes the book great. Attention to the smaller details make it seem realistic. The story gets better and better. As another reviewer said, its Macgyver on Mars... The humor is one of the best parts of this.. I laughed out loud a couple times.

What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

Excellent. I love listening to books where you forget someone is reading and become lost in the characters and the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could not wait to drive in to work and home.. I actually hoped for traffic.

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  • Autobiography of a Yogi

  • By: Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
  • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,526

When Autobiography of a Yogi first appeared in 1946, it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. The New York Times hailed it as "a rare account". Newsweek pronounced it "fascinating". The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Yogananda presents a convincing case for yoga, and those who 'came to scoff' may remain 'to pray." Today it is still one of the most widely read and respected books ever published on the wisdom of the East.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spiritually Uplifting -- and entertaining!

  • By D on 12-27-04

Excellent book,a great performance by Ben Kingsley

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

Reviewed: 12-01-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The book itself and the performance are great but this is a book that is better read than listening to. Much of the content might be lost since most people cannot listen to the entire book in one sitting.

What did you like best about this story?

Yogananda is a very inspiring figure and guru. I purchased the audiobook to listen to in the car and as others say in their reviews the book is calming and pleasant. I own the printed book and have read it firsthand so the audio book is more of a complimentary listen while I drive.

Any additional comments?

Ben Kingsley does an excellent job reading this book. He is a professional and does not drone through the reading. Much of the content is heartfelt and you can hear his enjoyment throughout. Don't listen to the other reviews about the reading, he does an excellent job. The Kingsley version is much better to listen to than the other.. All the inflections are correct and there is emotion in the words as Ben reads them. If you cannot read the book, this version is the next best thing.

  • Golf in the Kingdom

  • By: Michael Murphy
  • Narrated by: John Hannah
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Hailed as a classic when it first appeared in 1972, Michael Murphy's novel combines an amiable Zen mysticism with what many consider the very mystical - and sometimes downright frustrating - sport of golf. At its center is the charming guru of the Scottish links, Shivas Irons, whose instruction is as pertinent in life as it is on the course. After a long wait, this shamanic golf pro reappeared for the follow-up novel, The Kingdom of Shivas Irons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a golf story that is good for the soul

  • By Anonymous User on 08-06-18

Excellent book to read. Audio book listen is Odd.

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No. While the book is a golf classic, I think it was silly to cast a Scottish sounding performer to read the book clearly written by an American.

Would you be willing to try another one of John Hannah’s performances?

Why would they select a Scottish sounding performer when the book is clearly written by an American? It is very strange to listen to the book(I have read a couple times) be read by a Scottish sounding person.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful