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  • Canada

  • By: Mike Myers
  • Narrated by: Mike Myers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062

Comedy superstar Mike Myers writes from the (true patriot) heart about his 53-year relationship with his beloved Canada. Mike Myers is a world-renowned actor, director and writer and the man behind some of the most memorable comic characters of our time. But, as he says, "No description of me is truly complete without saying I'm a Canadian". He has often winked and nodded to Canada in his outrageously accomplished body of work, but now he turns the spotlight full-beam on his homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book by my favorite comedian

  • By Spencer cox on 09-21-17

just ok

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

Mike was surprisingly bad at reading his own book. His reading was flat. Given his professional experience as an actor and comedian I really expected his rendition to be excellent and engaging. The only reason I didn't return the book was because I bought it on sale for $2. Overall it was just OK. I wanted to learn a little bit about Canada before my trip. The information was also not particularly good. I think the book sounded more like a first draft. It really needed a lot more revision to be good.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black Run

  • Ringer, Book 2
  • By: Karen Traviss
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Rob lives by the maxim that there's no such thing as over. And something's certainly not over for him. An unknown, unseen enemy is stalking him, with tragic consequences for his son and ex-wife. As Rob and Mike close ranks to protect their families, they find themselves up against industrial espionage, two warring scientists, and a blood feud that won't end until somebody pays with their life. Their best hope of putting the past to rest forever could lie in the unique genetic skills of a runaway teenager.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great follow up with the first book

  • By Scott on 10-04-18

Anticlimactic

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

Unfortunately this sequel does not have the novelty or excitement of the first book. The genre has so much potential, but it was wasted here. The entire story was almost boring. The ending could easily have been a cliffhanger, but the author chose to make everything safe and tidy. That makes no sense at all for an action sci-fi story. Very disappointing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,815
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,814

Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort. One fateful night - different from the night he died, which was more inconvenient than fateful - Fred reconnects with an old friend at his high school reunion. This rekindled relationship sets off a chain of events thrusting him right into the chaos of the parahuman world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stories are great, not crazy about the format

  • By Sugarpucker on 08-10-15

A collection of short stories

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

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

People who don't have the patience to read a full story.

Has The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant turned you off from other books in this genre?

maybe

What about Kirby Heyborne’s performance did you like?

Good reading.

Any additional comments?

The story reminded me very strongly of the Dresden Files. In those books, each single book is a complete story and you are really drawn into their world. With this book (Fred), the author doesn't fully get into any one story. It's just a collection of short incomplete stories and just as the story is getting interesting it ends and the author starts a new story. I would recommend the Dresden Files to anyone who liked the stories in the Fred book but was left wanting for much much more.

24 of 29 people found this review helpful