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David E. Dominick

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  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,392

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

I loved this story... except (minor spoiler

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

I looked this story. great performance. There is one touchscreen flaw with a fairly main character. No scientist, would make the assumptions that this doctor did. She is all about science and scientific method, but makes an assumption that contradicts all historical science and empirical data. It gets very frustrating several times because plot points revolve on here decisions which are based on this unbelievable fallacy.
It says a ton about how great the story of that this novel is still 4 stars.

  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage

  • A novel
  • By: Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (translator)
  • Narrated by: Bruce Locke
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 970
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 971

The new novel - a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan - from the internationally acclaimed author, his first since IQ84. Here he gives us the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present. It is a story of love, friendship, and heartbreak for the ages.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very unfortunate narration...

  • By Nicholas Szasz on 03-30-15

not his best

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

I love Haruki's writing. however, Ingrid book he seemed to struggle. It seems that the translation did not help. the translator had a problem with metaphors. he would always explain that the metaphor did not really happen, only seemed to happen.
But, on the author's side, I believe, was the forced symbolism. Haruki usually does brilliant symbolism. in this book, however, they felt very forced. to me, it felt like he was trying to create a symbolic life and deeper meaning when the characters did not agree. The deeper meaning just did not appear to be there. neither the narrator not the characters seemed to see any deep underlying message. however, the author tried to lead us to see one. It just did not work for me.
I will definitely continue to read his works. But, I cannot recommend this book

  • The Dark Talent

  • Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Ramon de Ocampo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949

Alcatraz Smedry doesn't seem destined for anything but disaster. On his 13th birthday, he receives a bag of sand, which is quickly stolen by the cult of evil Librarians plotting to take over the world. The sand will give the Librarians the edge they need to achieve world domination. Alcatraz must stop them...by infiltrating the local library, armed with nothing but eyeglasses and a talent for klutziness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to the end!

  • By avery on 09-09-16

Great

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

Reviewed: 12-27-16

I would say one of my favorites of his, but how do you choose a favorite of alcatrez's books

  • The Universe in a Single Atom

  • The Convergence of Science and Spirituality
  • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Narrated by: Richard Gere
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

After 40 years of study with some of the greatest scientific minds as well as a lifetime of meditative, spiritual, and philosophical study, the Dalai Lama presents a brilliant analysis of why both disciplines must be pursued in order to arrive at a complete picture of the truth. Science shows us ways of interpreting the physical world, while spirituality helps us cope with reality. But the extreme of either is impoverishing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice bridge between science and spirituality

  • By J********** on 11-21-05

this will be one I have to listen to many times

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

I loved this and am sure I missed so much. I know this will challenge me through several more readings

  • Blood of Innocents

  • The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, Book 2
  • By: Mitchell Hogan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,604

Anasoma, jewel of the Mahruse Empire, has fallen. As Caldan and his companions flee the city, horrors from the time of the Shattering begin to close in. With Miranda's mind broken by forbidden sorcery, Caldan is forced to disobey the most sacrosanct laws of the Protectors if he is to have any chance of healing her. But when one of the emperor's warlocks arrives to take control of him, he begins to suspect his burgeoning powers may be more of a curse than a blessing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 2 Major Crimes Against The Reader

  • By Captain Spanky Of Nazareth on 10-18-16

feel way short

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

Reviewed: 08-17-15

i hate to do this to an author; but, this feel way sorry of the first book.
every conflict in this book was created by the protagonist of their friends ( well almost every). the protagonist constantly accused people of lying, but always liked. he got in trouble for lying them just did it again. he never grew... at all. there was zero character development.
but, worse than that was the over user trope " we don't have time for that now. " to quote Carl Sagan, " billions and billions " of times, the author would use this device. people would ask a question, and that was the answer. that would not be bridging, if they were not embarking on a seven day walk at the time. they had nothing but time almost every time that answer was given.
over all, this book felt very lazily written.
not going to do the third

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,353
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,119

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

one of my new favorite s

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

Reviewed: 06-10-15

i absolutely love the story. This is an 80s gamers dream book. great obscure references, and wonderfully narrated by Wil.

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  • Warbreaker

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: James Yaegashi
  • Length: 24 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,131
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,083

An author whose previous, wildly successful novels have earned him a reputation as fantasy's master of magic, Brandon Sanderson continues to dazzle audiences with this tale of princesses and gods. In this extraordinary world, those who attain glory return as gods. And those who can master the essence known as breath can perform the most wondrous miracles - or unleash the most devastating havoc.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What's Your god like?

  • By Robert on 05-24-13

loved it

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

Reviewed: 05-21-15

yet another great one from one of my all time favorite authors. great universe he created here
keep them coming

  • Red Dwarf

  • Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers
  • By: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor
  • Narrated by: Chris Barrie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735

When Lister got drunk, he really got drunk! After celebrating his birthday with a Monopoly-board pub crawl around London, he came to in a burger bar on one of Saturns moons, wearing a lady's pink crimplene hat and a pair of yellow fishing waders, with no money and a passport in the name of "Emily Berkenstein". Joining the Space Corps seemed a good idea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally!

  • By Missy Hoppe on 07-03-08

what is with the loud and annoying music?!!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Red Dwarf to be better than the print version?

Absolutely not!

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

would have been if it had not been for that loud obnoxious annoying infuriating music that interrupted the mood way way way way way way
too often

Any additional comments?

who ever thought that music was a good idea should be flogged, and not in a good fun kind of flogging way

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Dirty Job

  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,113

People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen!

  • By Janie on 03-24-06

Strange segways

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

Reviewed: 11-29-12

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

Absolutely!
Moore is brilliant as always

Any additional comments?

While this story was absolutely incredible and the writing was engrossing, WTF was up with the 70s porno music between some chapters????

  • Get the Life You Want

  • The Secrets to Quick and Lasting Life Change with Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • By: Richard Bandler
  • Narrated by: Mark Morgann
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 344

When people and therapists alike have a problem they can't fix, they call Richard Bandler because he delivers--often with miraculous results. Hailed as one of the greatest geniuses in the field of personal change, and the father of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Richard Bandler has helped tens of thousands of people around the globe rid themselves of 'incurable' phobias, fears, anxieties, addictions, negative habits, and past traumas often in a single session.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Essential portions are omitted in the audiobook

  • By Julia on 12-12-10

This is a great book, but the audio version is not

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

Reviewed: 04-25-12

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Unabridged my Arse!include the PDFs for all of the workbooks and checklists this review jumps from a 1 to a 4 or 5.Until then... i want my money back. I feel robbed.UNABRIDGED is a LIE. Period.

Would you ever listen to anything by Richard Bandler again?

not a chance in hell unless all of the materials are included, or he buys a dictionary and looks up the word unabridged.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

he referred to materials that we did not get.

Any additional comments?

DO NOT waste a credit or dime on this in Audio form.

22 of 25 people found this review helpful