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  • Funny Amazon Reviews

  • By: Jane Lynch
  • Narrated by: Jane Lynch
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,388
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,963
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,955

Famous comedians reading real Amazon product reviews. Hosted by Jane Lynch and presented by Audible. Featuring Lewis Black, John O'Hurley, Joel McHale, Margaret Cho, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, Lauren Cook, Jonathan Katz, Laura Silverman, Melissa Villasenor, Ron Funches, Gilbert Gottfried, Dan Savage, Vern Musical Improv.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hilarious!!!

  • By EmilioDaVinci on 07-10-17

Like finding buried treasure

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

I was scrolling through looking for something short and sweet, I was hoping to find something by a comedian. I like listening to these fun little audible shows between big novels to break things up so I'm in the right mind set to jump into the next book.
When this compilation of Funny Amazon reviews came up, I knew I'd found a winner.
Not only was the content hilarious, but comedians read the reviews!
You know that hilarious lady on Glee that is Will Shooters sworn enemy and she has all those sassy one liners? SHE is the host of this little show!
So if you are looking for some light - hearted laughs, look no further. This is your audiobook.
Warning: You may never look at gummy bears the same again. Or pens. Or a variety of other things...

This is an AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY. Wish me luck my friends!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Zoe's Tale

  • Old Man's War, Book 4
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,920
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,917

"I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player in a interstellar chess match to save humanity. Seventeen years old. Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: I'm going to tell it to you now, the only way I know how: not straight but true, the whole thing, to try make you feel what I felt: the joy and terror and uncertainty, panic and wonder, despair and hope."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bait and switch. Skip it unless you're a teenager.

  • By Mike.the.kraken on 03-05-14

Scalzi at his best

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

Reviewed: 11-02-17

I almost missed out on this book because Zoe's Tale and The Last Colony are basically the

same story from two different perspectives.

I looked into which one to read, things got complicated, and I ended up just going with

another book.

But every so often, Zoe's Tale would pop its head up to say hello again- from my wish lists,

from my recommendations, and because I'd read other books by the same author.

It was like she was poking her head around a corner all demur-like and saying "I'm still here,

just waiting for you to be ready!"

Wow I am so glad I didn't miss out.

Zoe's Tale is narrated by Tavia Gilbert rather than Will Wheaton, who narrates the other

books in the series. Don't worry friends, your in good hands. Tavia does an awesome job of

making the book come to life. She was good enough that I'd forget I was listening, and was

able to just get lost in the book.

Another key difference was that the other books in the series take place on space ships but

this one is about life on one of the colonies mentioned throughout the series so you get an

intimate look at what it is all the fighting is actually for.


This little treasure and his book Fuzzy Nation, another book about life on a colony, are my

favorite of John Scalzi's books.

Zoes Tale is part of the Human Division series, so for maximum enjoyment start at the

beginning with Old Mans War.

This review is an AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 1
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,249

Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh-out Loud Funny

  • By Sandra Ross on 03-25-10

Good, not great

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

I liked it, but it didnt stand out from all the other vampire books that have come out lately, and I don't feel any urgency to move on to the next book. A friend recommended this book to me because she found it smart, witty and funny. Maybe I just don't have a sense of humor that matches up quite right with the authors.

  • A Head Full of Ghosts

  • By: Paul Tremblay
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,884
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,753
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,751

The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when 14-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents' despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie's descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Page turner

  • By E.C. on 07-31-15

A head full of ghosts

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

Reviewed: 01-24-17

Wow! This story captured me early and held me spellbound til the last page.
I love how the book leaves certain things open ended so you have to decide for yourself what really happened.
The narrorator was talented and the writing was inspired. If you love a good scary story, don't miss out on this one!

  • The Observers

  • The Human Division, Episode 9
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647

In an effort to improve relations with the Earth, the Colonial Union has invited a contingent of diplomats from that planet to observe Ambassador Abumwe negotiate a trade deal with an alien species. Then something very bad happens to one of the Earthings, and with that, the relationship between humanity’s two factions is on the cusp of disruption once more. It’s a race to find out what really happened, and who is to blame. "The Observers" is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series is getting Better and Better!!!!

  • By Hassan on 03-12-13

Bought the series

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

Reviewed: 10-09-16

After listening to this book, I went and bought the rest of the series, (which is on sale for half price right now, yay!) is there any higher endorsement I can give the book?
I love this author, and can count on the narrator of each book not to drive me crazy and to actually be pretty talented. What more could a sci fi audiobook loving girl ask?

  • Agent to the Stars

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,545

The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hollywood Agent Represents Stinky Aliens

  • By Bryan on 04-22-11

Fun loving and imaginative

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

Reviewed: 07-22-16

A talented writer, a fun story, a fantastic narrator. What else could one ask for?

  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,028

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun! Things you might want to know:

  • By Alexis on 08-29-14

Locked in

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

Reviewed: 07-22-16

A very imaginative and well written story about what might happen if a virus swept across the world , leaving millions trapped in their own bodies.

Will Wheaton did a fantastic job as narrator.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wrong Unit

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080

I don't know what the humans are so cranky about. Their enclosures are large, they ingest over 1,000 calories per day, and they're allowed to mate. Plus, they have me: an Autonomous Servile Unit, housed in a mobile/bipedal chassis. I do my job well: keep the humans healthy and happy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Futuristic journey without a single misstep

  • By Julie W. Capell on 10-03-16

I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-22-16

I loved this book from beginning to end. It had everything a great story needs- lovable, relatable characters, drama, laughs, and a story that draws you in.
If you like sci fi, try this book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • End of Watch

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,631
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,934

In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of a great Trilogy

  • By Don Gilbert on 06-09-16

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 06-14-16

End of Watch is the final book in a trilogy by Stephen King, (audiobook narrated by Will Patton)
About a retired detective, Bill Hodges. Although he is retired, he just can’t let go of one single case:
“The Mercedes Killer”.
Detective Hodges and his unlikely allies- Holly and Jerome, defeated “The Mercedes Killer” together in book one. They foiled his next evil plot and Holly hits him upside the head leaving him comatose.
But in “End of Watch”, Brady (the killer) wakes up and has developed supernatural powers.
“End of Watch” is definitely my favorite book in the series because Stephen King steps back into writing about what he is most known and loved for- things that go bump in the night with a supernatural edge.
All of the books are gripping in their own right, a suspenseful unwinding to a final showdown , but I have always favored fantasy/sci fi to realistic fiction.

Will Paton did an excellent job as narrator, and Stephen King is one of my all time favorite authors so it's no surprise that I gave the whole thing 5 stars.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Divine Misfortune

  • By: A. Lee Martinez
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 739

Teri and Phil had never needed their own personal god. But when Phil is passed up for a promotion - again - it's time to take matters into their own hands. And look online. Choosing a god isn't as simple as you would think. There are too many choices; and they often have very hefty prices for their eternal devotion: blood, money, sacrifices, and vows of chastity. But then they find Luka, raccoon god of prosperity. All he wants is a small cut of their good fortune. Oh - and to crash on their couch for a few days.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gods Gone Wild

  • By Tango on 12-08-13

Fun

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

I chose Divine Misfortune because I wanted something bizarre that would make me laugh. I got what I was looking for.
Teri and Phil decide to give in to social trend and get themselves a god, because it seemed it was the only way to get anywhere in the world. Everywhere around them, people were using gods to prevent accidents , get promotions, ect.
Naturally, they think a god of luck will be a good choice.
But Luca's help comes with all kinds of unanticipated costs, and they continuously get more bizarre.
Divine Misfortune is great for a lighthearted, quick and irreverant read.