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  • Fool

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,583

Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years. So naturally Pocket is at his brainless, elderly liege's side when Lear demands that his kids swear to him their undying love and devotion. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordelia believes that her father's request is kind of...well...stupid, and her blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr Moore does it again.

  • By Michael on 02-17-09

Revisiting Fool

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

It has been years since I last listened to this book. I had forgotten how humorous it is. I found it an enjoyable listen as my imagination fleshed out the characters of the princesses as conniving tarts, and aging Lear, assorted supporting nobles, and the acerbic jester, Pocket. The narration is superb and the voicing helped me keep the confusing names of Edmond and Edward clear in my head. If you are a serious student of Shakespeare without a sense of humor, this book is NOT for you. For those of us who enjoy humor with a twist, it is delicious.

  • 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 21,476
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,703
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,643

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

Good ending to the trilogy

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Soooo much better than the middle book. We conclude the Mr. Mercedes with satisfying closure. This book is much more praiseworthy than the middle book - about which I had some reservations. Less advertising, plot flows better (even with backstory development), and I cared for ALL the characters - except the antagonist. Closure and new beginnings (no spoilers here) make this book uplifting. Even the author's last statements about suicide are heartfelt and urgent. Appropriate title, Mr. King - End of Watch.

  • Finders Keepers

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,866
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,077

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes. "Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars for Will Patton reading Stephen King

  • By PlantCrone on 06-21-16

Some real jumps of credibility and salesmanship

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

King, though a master writer, appears to sometimes fall prey to commercialism. Did Toyota, Dymo, and other manufacturers give him little kickback when he mentions their products in his book? Were mentioning any of the products, other than the type of notebooks used, really useful in propelling the story along?
While listening to this novel on the road, my wife and I would quickly smile at each other and pause it when we could tell a character suddenly leaps to a realization - that in real life could almost never happen in their situation.
Don't get me wrong, this book, its story, and performance are excellent. But King's story, in my humble opinion, needlessly meanders at times. We almost stopped the book because we could not care less about what was happening. Yes, we finished it. Yes, it was a good story but I wondered if he is paid by the word or not.

  • Mr. Mercedes

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,054

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Just terrible

  • By Daniel Vogel on 02-19-19

A non-Stephen King reader likes this book

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Except for select books I rarely read Stephen King. This book change my mind. I am going to buy the next two books, and if they are anything like the first one I will enjoy them also.

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  • The End of Food

  • By: Paul Roberts
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 120

The best-selling author of The End of Oil turns his attention to food and finds that the system we've entrusted with meeting one of our most basic needs is dramatically failing us. With his trademark comprehensive global approach, Paul Roberts investigates the startling truth about the modern food system.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • kinda boring

  • By John M on 07-21-09

Scary

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-24-09

While it may be already too late, we need to look more and more at getting to sustainability and nutrition. It really explains a lot of our food history.

  • Spartan Gold

  • By: Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,467
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,458

Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a World War II German U-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's "lost cellar." Fascinated, the Fargos set out to find the rest of the collection. But another connoisseur of sorts has been looking for the bottle they've just found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action Packed Treasure Hunt

  • By Deepseabc on 03-06-11

Not the best Cussler

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-24-09

I own every Cussler book written until he started sharing the story-line with someone else. The book is Cussler-esque but not on par with Atlantis Found, Treasure, and others. It's OK fluff, some exciting and imaginative moments, elementary plot, and read well. If you like his newer books then you won't be disappointed. If you are an old fan (NUMA and Dirk Pitt era) you will be let down.

27 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • A Confederacy of Dunces

  • By: John Kennedy Toole
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,440
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,448

The hero of John Kennedy Toole's incomparable, Pulitzer Prize-winning comic classic is one Ignatius J. Reilly, "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter". His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Done

  • By Jon on 09-18-05

Maybe someone else

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-08

The premise and the place are great...but the story didn't grab me. I just had to quit listening to the book. Not a book for me, but friends rave about it so it must be a matter of taste.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful