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Ruff Day

Plaquemine, LA, United States
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  • Alien: The Cold Forge

  • The Alien Series
  • By: Alex White
  • Narrated by: Michael Braun
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 731

With the failure of Hadley's Hope, Weyland-Yutani has suffered a devastating setback - the loss of the Aliens they aggressively sought to exploit. Yet there's a reason the Company has risen to the top of the food chain. True to form, they have a redundancy already in place: the facility known as "The Cold Forge". Remote station RB-232 has become their greatest asset in weaponizing the Xenomorphs. However, when Dorian Sudler is sent to RB-232 to assess their progress, he discovers that there's a spy aboard - someone who doesn't necessarily act in the company's best interests.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story line

  • By Anonymous User on 10-08-18

Testing how much I can hate a character!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

I hope they're coming out with a book two! I'm a little sad that certain people didn't die horrific deaths.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Bill the Vampire

  • By: Rick Gualtieri
  • Narrated by: Christopher John Fetherolf
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,104

There are reasons we fear the night. He isn't one of them. Bill Ryder was a dateless dweeb...then he died. Unfortunately for him that was just the beginning of his troubles. He awoke to find himself a vampire, one of the legendary predators of the night. Unfortunately for him, he was still at the bottom of the food chain. Now he finds himself surrounded by creatures stronger, deadlier and a whole lot cooler than he is. Worst yet, they all want him dead...permanently this time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty funny, very enjoyable

  • By A. Hogue on 06-02-13

Hilariously outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Bill the Vampire to be better than the print version?

Did not read the print version but after falling in love with Rick's writing I will probably buy the books in print.

What did you like best about this story?

Every. Single. Thing. The geekiness behind Bill is just fabulous!

What does Christopher John Fetherolf bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The point of view of Bill is great but Christopher John Fetherolf really brings Bill to life.

If you could rename Bill the Vampire, what would you call it?

The Big Fang

  • If You'd Just Listened to Me in the First Place...

  • By: Barbara Venkataraman
  • Narrated by: Carrie Lee Martz
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

"Nagging just sounds so negative, and I am not a negative person. Truth is, I'm the kind of person you'd ask for directions if you were lost, or tell your life story to while waiting in line at the grocery store, which has happened on more than one occasion, believe me." Sure, Ella Boudreaux is great at nagging - in fact, she's the best - but where has it gotten her? Nowhere, that's where.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh your chores away!

  • By Jan on 01-29-17

Short but sweet!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-15

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

I would absolutely recommend this book! It is cute and fun to listen to.

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

Yes, and I did. While driving to the grocery store I was able to listen to this and even in traffic I was laughing!

  • Pizza Delivery

  • By: Robert Kent
  • Narrated by: David Radtke
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

College student Brock Clouser is working a summer job delivering pizzas. During a run to the outskirts of Harrington, Indiana, he wrecks his car at an isolated country home. Though most everyone there has been violently murdered, he's not alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this!

  • By Ruff Day on 10-30-14

Loved this!

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

Reviewed: 10-30-14

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

Absolutely! I already told my hubby he should listen. I think so many people will enjoy this but especially since it's so short. I listened while cleaning!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Pizza Delivery?

The wording at the beginning when the narrator is talking about the crime. The reader (or listener) knows something bad is going to happen so the setup was fabulous.

What about David Radtke’s performance did you like?

Everything! The beginning was done in an almost Twilight Zone type of introduction and then when David got to Brock's voice it was more clean. I enjoyed the inflection and emphasis when Brock gets himself into trouble.

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

YES! Well, I was cleaning, so standing.

Any additional comments?

Any fan of horror will like this. It's short but packed full of intense moments. David Radtke does a great job of setting us up with his voice.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Phantom's Dance

  • By: Lesa Howard
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Christine Dadey's family uprooted their lives and moved to Houston for her to attend the prestigious Rousseau Academy of Dance. Now, two years later, Christine struggles to compete among the Academy's finest dancers, her parents are on the brink of divorce, and she's told no one about her debilitating performance anxiety and what she's willing to do to cope with it. Erik was a ballet prodigy, a savant, destined to be a star on the world's stage, but a suspicious fire left Erik's face horribly disfigured.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A dancing twist to Phantom

  • By MelHay on 05-27-15

Fantastic Listen!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-14

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

Absolutely! I know some people who would prefer to listen and some who would prefer to read. Either way the story is fantastic. I prefer audio and was very excited to get to listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Phantom's Dance?

Every scene surrounding Erik. I really like him and his relationship with Christine.

Which character – as performed by Kai Kennicott – was your favorite?

Christine! I loved her voice when I read this but somehow Kai Kennicott was able to add in an extra depth that I didn't achieve when reading the book.

Any additional comments?

There were just a few minor hiccups. The audio seemed to echo in some places. Other than that this was fabulous!

  • The Case of the Killer Divorce

  • Jamie Quinn, Book 2
  • By: Barbara Venkataraman
  • Narrated by: Carrie Lee Martz
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, has returned to her family law practice after a hiatus due to the death of her mother. It's business as usual until a bitter divorce case turns into a murder investigation, and Jamie's client becomes the prime suspect. When she can't untangle truth from lies, Jamie enlists the help of Duke Broussard, her favorite private investigator, to try to clear her client's name. And she's hoping that, in his spare time, he can help her find her long-lost father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Fun Entertaining Series!

  • By Fascinatingbooks on 01-09-17

Short but packed with cute!

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

Reviewed: 10-09-14

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

Absolutely! Barbara's books are fun to listen to and can be listened to at any time.

What other book might you compare The Case of the Killer Divorce to and why?

Twenty Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank

What about Carrie Lee Martz’s performance did you like?

Loved Carrie's narration. I think she was able to bring inflection to all the right places and bring Jamie Quinn to life.

  • Death by Didgeridoo

  • A Jamie Quinn Mystery
  • By: Barbara Venkataraman
  • Narrated by: Carrie Lee Martz
  • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36

Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, still reeling from the death of her mother, is pulled into a game of deception, jealousy, and vengeance when her cousin, Adam, is wrongfully accused of murder. It's up to Jamie to find the real murderer before it's too late. It doesn't help that the victim is a former rock star with more enemies than friends, or that Adam confessed to a murder he didn't commit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent first installment of a new series

  • By Leon Miller on 12-17-14

Easy going mystery!

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

Reviewed: 06-03-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Death by Didgeridoo to be better than the print version?

Have not read but I do have to say probably since I do not prefer to read heavy accents.

What other book might you compare Death by Didgeridoo to and why?

Twenty Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank. Her mysteries are very cute and fun like this.

Which character – as performed by Carrie Lee Martz – was your favorite?

Grace! But I really enjoyed listening to Jamie's views. But Grace was just fun.

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

Definitely and I did.

  • A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities

  • Quirky Essays for Quirky People
  • By: Barbara Venkataraman
  • Narrated by: Carrie Lee Martz
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

At 8,000 words, this collection of humorous essays explores such quirky topics as: disastrous home repairs, ("A Trip to the Hardware Store"), an unfortunate dinner party ("Dinner is Served"), the truth about lazy people ("Lazy Bones"), the weird life of a debt collector ("Your Account is Past Due") and obsessions with gadgets ("Gadget Girl"). Other essays examine how surreal the aging process is ("Where Did the Time Go?")

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth the listen

  • By Tracy Jillard on 02-17-15

Hilarious!

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

Reviewed: 06-03-14

Where does A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was my first humor non-fiction read. It's difficult to compare to other books since I normally read fiction, however, it kept me laughing so I rate it pretty high!

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved the collector's story. Every part of that just had me laughing out loud!

  • Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard (Volume 1)

  • By: Lars Guignard
  • Narrated by: Bailey S. Carlson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Zoe Guire just talked to an elephant. Well, technically speaking, the elephant spoke to her, but either way it was weird and, as a rule, Zoe doesn't do weird. Except the thing is, when Zoe goes along on her mom's business trip to India, things get very weird, very quickly. Soon after she arrives, Zoe finds herself tagging alongside a kid named Zak, lost in a crazy city, with no money and no way home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a Fun, Educational, Fantasy Adventure

  • By Ginny on 09-12-13

What a fun read!

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

Reviewed: 09-20-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Ghost Leopard to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version, however, I think the audio was great. A few hiccups here and there but otherwise fabulous.

What other book might you compare Ghost Leopard to and why?

The Nancy Drew Series! This book brought me back to loving mysteries as a kid.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I wish the narrator would have paused at the end of a climactic event. There were so many chapters when Zoe and Zak were in peril and the narrator just zoomed to the next part instead of letting what happened to Zoe and Zak sink in a little.

Any additional comments?

Really fun to listen to. I normally do not get into mysteries, they just aren't my thing anymore, but this was absolutely fun. A very easy listen, definitely for the younger audience.