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  • Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,685
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,679

In a prosperous yet gruesomely violent near future, superhero vigilantes battle thugs whose heads are full of supervillain fantasies. The peace is kept by a team of smooth, well-dressed negotiators called The Men in Fancy Suits. Meanwhile a young girl is caught in the middle and thinks the whole thing is ridiculous. Zoey, a recent college graduate with a worthless degree, makes a reluctant trip into the city after hearing that her estranged con artist father died in a mysterious yet spectacular way.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Like Stale Kettle Corn

  • By Z. Richardson on 11-16-17

David Wong Does It Again

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

Reviewed: 10-10-15

When I found out this wasn't a continuation of the David and John saga, I was slightly disappointed. This disappointment turned out to be unjustified. David Wong is great at weaving ridiculousness and humor throughout his stories. I would like to formally apologize for doubting him. The story was good, full of heartfelt moments, serious introspection into human nature, and Wong's trademark hilarity. The narrator did a great job of giving each character not just a voice, but a cadence and speech pattern that perfectly matched their personalities. Overall, it was a great experience that will make David Wong fans feel at home as well as appealing to fans of sci-fi and crime dramas. I highly recommend this title.

20 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • Seven Deadly Sins

  • Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good
  • By: Corey Taylor
  • Narrated by: Corey Taylor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567

For the first time, Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor speaks directly to his fans and shares his worldview about life as a sinner. And Taylor knows how to sin. As a small-town hero in the early '90s, he threw himself into a fierce-drinking, drug-abusing, hard-loving, live-for-the-moment life. Soon Taylor's music exploded, and he found himself rich, wanted, and on the road. His new and ever-more-extreme lifestyle had an unexpected effect, however; for the first time, he began to actively think about what it meant to sin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a raw story from a deeply interesting artist!

  • By Gizowarfum Fleepaflop on 07-13-13

Corey Taylor at His Best

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

Reviewed: 03-05-14

If you could sum up Seven Deadly Sins in three words, what would they be?

Corey. Fucking. Taylor.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Corey opens up about his personal life, especially his younger years, throughout the book. Some moments are full of anger, while others are told in such a detached, apathetic manner that the reader is forced to assume that Corey has to detach himself or risk falling apart.

Any additional comments?

Corey Taylor's first book is amazing. He expertly sets up each "sin" for debate and delves into human nature to show that these "sins" are exactly that: human nature. Corey is a true talent using humor, anecdotes from his life, and the occasional f-bomb to get his point across. Whether the reader agrees with his views or not, they are laid out in such a way that the reader has to at least consider the author's point of view before choosing to embrace or reject the message.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven

  • Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process
  • By: Corey Taylor
  • Narrated by: Corey Taylor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451

In this book, Corey Taylor undertakes something never before attempted in the history of rock superstardom: he takes you with him as he journeys undercover through various ghostbusting groups who do their best to gather information and evidence about the existence of spirits. Taylor also gives you a behind-the-scenes tour of his crazy life and the many beyond-the-grave events he's encountered. (You'll be shocked how often Slipknot has been invaded by the supernatural).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Corey Taylor...witty, intelligent, brash.

  • By Jeffrey on 11-06-15

Corey Taylor is a Genius

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

Reviewed: 03-05-14

Any additional comments?

Admittedly, I am a huge Corey Taylor fan, so this review may be a bit biased. I love Corey's writing style. It's brutally honest, funny, insightful, and doesn't give a shit what you think about it. He doesn't pull punches or shy away from the offensive, but comes at the reader with both barrels blasting, leaving the reader to either absorb the message or get the hell out of the way. Overall, an amazing story, read by the author in a voice that is all his own.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,994

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My second Monster Hunter book

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Great horror/comedy/action

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

Reviewed: 03-05-14

Would you listen to Monster Hunter International again? Why?

Yes. The story is so well written and performed.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Owen Pitt. He's not your typical action hero type guy. He's full of faults and mistakes and failings, but he has a quality that makes the reader instantly like him and want to see him succeed.

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

Yes.

Any additional comments?

I bought this audio book because it was on sale and looked interesting. I didn't realize at the time that it would become one of my favorite book series. Larry Correia mixes humor and horror and action in a very interesting way. One second I was laughing hysterically, the next I was cursing one of the characters, and the next I was terrified as to what would happen next. Also Mr. Correia's knowledge and realistic depiction of firearms is refreshing in an age when some writers phone those details in. All in all, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book and the others in the series. I eagerly await the next installment and highly recommend this book to fans of horror/comedy/action books.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Notes from the Internet Apocalypse

  • The Internet Apocalypse Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Wayne Gladstone
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 74

When the Internet suddenly stops working, society reels from the loss of flowing data and streaming entertainment. Addicts wander the streets talking to themselves in 140 characters or forcing cats to perform tricks for their amusement, while the truly desperate pin their requests for casual encounters on public bulletin boards. The economy tumbles and the government passes the draconian NET Recovery Act.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good writing & characters with nerd references

  • By Julie W. Capell on 08-13-14

A beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 03-05-14

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The last chapter gave me chills and gave me a lump in my throat. Laugh out loud moments are sprinkled throughout the book.

Any additional comments?

This is an extremely beautiful story about a man not only searching for the internet, but also himself and his purpose in life. Wayne Gladstone does an amazing job of painting a picture of a man who has lost everything, and goes on a mission to reclaim what was lost. Paul Michael Garcia does a wonderful job of making the characters and the punch lines come alive without sacrificing the emotion and the heart of the book.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful