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  • No Way to Treat a First Lady

  • By: Christopher Buckley
  • Narrated by: Tim Matheson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

On trial for assassinating her husband, the President of the United States, Beth MacMann hires an old flame from law school as her defense attorney. In this hilarious send-up of both politicos and lawyers, Buckley reestablishes himself as one of today's premiere satirists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Word Play

  • By A. L. DeWitt on 01-02-03

truely a great novel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-08

I love this book. It is well thought out, exceptionally well written, original, witty and cleaver. It's so good that I actually bought a copy for my Mom. Definitely worth your time, especially if you are overly stressed out and need a good laugh.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Star Wars: The Black Fleet Crisis, Book 1: Before the Storm

  • By: Michael Kube-McDowell
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

It is a time of tranquility for the New Republic. But the peace is short-lived. Luke must journey to his mother's homeworld in a desperate and dangerous quest to find her people. An adventurous Lando must seize a mysterious spacecraft that has weapons of enormous destructive power. And Leia, a living symbol of the New Republic's triumph, must face down a ruthless leader of the Duskhan League, an arrogant Yevetha who seems bent on a genocidal war.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Acceptable

  • By Brett Hatheway on 11-06-16

The Force is elsewhere

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-08

This book does an effective job at establishing the setting for the Story, but you could just as easily skip to book three and not miss a thing.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Making Money: Discworld #36

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,471
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,670
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,669

The Ankh-Morpork Post Office is running like...well, not at all like a government office. The mail is delivered promptly. Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig, former arch-swindler and confidence man, has exceeded all expectations - including his own. So it's somewhat disconcerting when Lord Vetinari summons Moist to the palace and asks, "Tell me, Mr. Lipwig, would you like to make some real money?"

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A must for Discworld fans

  • By Darren on 09-24-07

Excellent

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-08

I would like to tell you everything that’s good about this book, but I wouldn’t want to deprive you the joy of absorbing this fine audio book for your self. Terry Pratchett's humor comes alive in this latest disk-world story. Enjoy, in know I did.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Star Trek, Voyager: Mosaic (Adapted)

  • By: Jeri Taylor
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

Mosaic is the incredible life story of Captain Kathryn Janeway, commander of the Starship Voyager! Read by Kate Mulgrew and enhanced with sound effects and an original score.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Relaxing and enjoyable

  • By Ben on 08-22-04

Shockingly Exceptional

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-08

To say that this Star Trek story was merely good would be an understatement. It is one of the best stories to be written by Jeri Taylor. This Novel provides a look into the soul of Captain Janeway. I for one found this book engaging and poignant. A good audio book if I ever heard one.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Star Trek, The Next Generation: Triangle: Imzadi II (Adapted)

  • By: Peter David
  • Narrated by: Robert O' Reilly
  • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Imzadi ll is a compelling untold chapter in the history of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The special bond between Troi and Commander Riker was explored in Peter David's earlier novel, Imzadi. Now, he examines the heart of Deanna Troi from an altogether different perspective, as he reveals for the first time the full story of Troi's troubled romance with Lieutenant Commander Worf.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Unworthy sequel

  • By Tim on 02-01-08

Unworthy sequel

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-08

For those of you who are Star Trek Fans.... Avoid this audio book. This is a classic example of the description being better than the actual story. Author, Peter David, constantly shift his attention between main characters, making it hard to follow and harder to care.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Star Trek, Deep Space Nine: Emissary (Adapted)

  • By: J.M. Dillard
  • Narrated by: Nana Visitor
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Based on the blockbuster pilot episode for the Deep Space Nine television series, Emissary introduces listeners to the mysterious space station that hovers on the edge of a wormhole. Read by series star Nana Visitor, and enhanced with sound effects and an original score.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Redefining the future

  • By Robert on 03-10-07

Live long and prosper

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-08

This book is an example of the Star Trek universe at its best. I first encountered this book, years ago, thanks to my Grandfather. Now years later have had a chance to listen to one of Star Trek Finest adventures, Thank you Grandpa, Thank you Audible.com

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Deep Inside

  • Extreme Erotic Fantasies
  • By: Polly Frost
  • Narrated by: Allison Frasier, Maggie Hoffman, Brian Mendes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

The sensual men and women in this sizzling collection are all in search of the ultimate sexual high. No plain old vanilla sex here; driven by insatiable desires, they push their bodies and souls to the limits, exploring the outer limits of eroticism. From arcane sexual rituals to the heights of Hollywood decadence, Deep Inside breaks every taboo as it takes you inside the throbbing flesh and twisted urges of the kinky, the depraved, and the supernatural.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • HOT, SEXY, SHOCKING

  • By Amazon Kunde on 03-16-12

avarage

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-08

This is a good collection of short erotic stories. The voice actors used for this novel are wounderful. My only constructive critisim is that most of these authors take forever advancing the plot of their story. Otherwise this book is well worth your time and money.

18 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Star Trek: Federation

  • By: Judith, Garfield Reeves-Stevens
  • Narrated by: Mark Lenard
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

Past and present collide and the fate of the universe hangs in the balance when, at long last, one story intertwines both crews of the Enterprise! Kirk and his crew must rescue a scientist before his evil captor can use him to conquer the galaxy, while 99 years away, Picard's crew is headed for a black hole that holds the key to the future of the Federation!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A GREAT book. TERRIBLE abridgement/performance.

  • By CHRISTOPHER on 05-05-12

Wow

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-25-07

This is quit possibaly the best Star Trek novel/audiobook avaible. this is a Star Trek Story with alot of heart and action. Well worth your time and money, also it's good reason to buy a Platinum membership with Auduble; if you havn't already. In short this Star Trek Novel won't disappoint.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pontoon

  • A Novel of Lake Wobegon
  • By: Garrison Keillor
  • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 897
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 898

Garrison Keillor's latest book is about the wedding of a girl named Dede Ingebretson, who comes home from California with a guy named Brent. Dede has made a fortune in veterinary aromatherapy; Brent bears a strong resemblance to a man wanted for extortion who's pictured on a poster in the town's post office. Then there's the memorial service for Dede's aunt Evelyn, who led a footloose and adventurous life after the death of her husband 17 years previously.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brillliant but not lighthearted

  • By Shel on 10-01-07

not his usual best

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-07

I am a fan of most of Garrison Keillor works; but not "Pontoon". It is almost as if Mr. Keillor forgot how to write or what he was writing about. But don't let this this piece of literature subtract from his exemplary career as a writer. Also, if you enjoy this genre of comedic writings, then I would suggest researching any on of his peer especially Mathew James Borkowski and his collected works from “Ho-Hun Valley”.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Boomsday

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Buckley
  • Narrated by: Janeane Garofalo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

Cassandra Devine, a young Washington spin doctor and blogger, suggests that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age 75. This proposal catches on with citizens outraged about Social Security debt and a senator seeking the youth vote for his presidential bid. With the help of Washington's greatest PR strategist, Cassandra and the senator try to ride the issue of euthanasia to the White House.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wish Buckley picked lottery numbers!

  • By Vickey on 10-12-08

A for effort

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-07

This is not Christopher Buckley's best effort, but you might like it. In my opinion it rambles on and on with out advancing the plot at all.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful