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Marshall Chavez

FAYETTEVILLE, GA
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  • The Handyman

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 871

Daniel Martin has never forgotten his childhood encounters with Frank Watkins, the man who built his family a summer home out of cardboard and plywood. Frank's gaze was oddly confusing, as if he was attempting to discern the proper way to behave because he didn't know how to respond in a human manner. Since Frank obviously wasn't an alien, young Daniel thought maybe the man was crazy. In the end, Daniel would learn the terrifying truth about Frank Watkins. And as an adult, Daniel is about to discover there are more of them out there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Little is back!

  • By JuniorLo on 02-08-18

meandering ex machina waste

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

great setup, terrible executions imo. zero satisfaction at conclusion because character just "lucks" his way through everything . fortunately for him, frank apparently had no interest in doing him any harm. will not read this author again. obviously wrote without an outline.

  • Lost Gods

  • A Novel
  • By: Brom
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,563
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483

Fresh out of jail and eager to start a new life, Chet Moran and his pregnant wife, Trish, leave town to begin again. But an ancient evil is looming, and what seems like a safe haven may not be all it appears. Snared and murdered by a vile, arcane horror, Chet quickly learns that pain and death are not unique to the living. Now the lives and very souls of his wife and unborn child are at stake. To save them, he must journey into the bowels of purgatory in search of a sacred key promised to restore the natural order of life and death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting...a good listen

  • By Richard on 05-10-17

Unpredictably Enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

After listening to this book, I bought every Audible book written by Brom. One of the best books I have heard on Audible - and I have listened to many.

  • Run Program

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,646

What's worse than a child with a magnifying glass, a garden full of ants, and a brilliant mind full of mischief? Try Al, a well-meaning but impish artificial intelligence with the mind of a six-year-old and a penchant for tantrums. Hope Takeda, a lab assistant charged with educating and socializing Al, soon discovers that day care is a lot more difficult when your kid is an evolving and easily frightened A.I.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Anon on 05-22-18

No more Scott Meyer books

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-17

There are no stakes in any of his books. Loved off to be the wizard, the first I read, but there is a pattern of no real stakes. no one ever dies or loses anything... no suspense cuz everything will be fine because meyer wrote it

  • The Book of Lost Things

  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,589

High in his attic bedroom, 12-year-old David mourns the loss of his mother. He is angry and he is alone, with only the books on his shelf for company.But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds that the real world and the fantasy world have begun to meld. The Crooked Man has come, with his mocking smile and his enigmatic words: "Welcome, your majesty. All hail the new king."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For Those Who Enjoy Playing with Fairytales

  • By alison on 01-06-13

outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

forget about the childrens books this was compared to in the description... this is a man's fairy tale

  • Somebody I Used to Know

  • By: David Bell
  • Narrated by: Andy Paris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,934
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,686
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,685

When Nick Hansen sees the young woman at the grocery store, his heart stops. She is the spitting image of his college girlfriend, Marissa Minor, who died in a campus house fire 20 years earlier. But when Nick tries to speak to her, she acts skittish and rushes off. The next morning the police arrive at Nick's house and show him a photo of the woman from the store. She's been found dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely Worth a Credit

  • By Snoodely on 07-15-15

glad it's over

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

Reviewed: 04-21-17

bought as a daily deal.
unlikeable and unrelateable protagonist
so many ex machina moments
boring
tension/conflict all so manufactured

  • Invader

  • Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 2
  • By: C. J. Cherryh
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
  • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639

Nearly two centuries after a human colony is abandoned on an alien planet, the two races have reached a tenacious peace agreement. But when the human ship returns unexpectedly, both governments are thrown into chaos.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Art of Negotiating with Aliens

  • By AudioAddict on 06-28-13

slow but good

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

this is not a fast-paced trilogy... I get annoyed because much of the tension is created by the characters worries but at the same time I'm still hooked and I want to know what's going to happen next and it never ceases to surprise... I think I'm bored and I wonder why I'm listening to this book and then something crazy happens and I just gotta know what's going to happen

  • Foreigner

  • Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 1
  • By: C. J. Cherryh
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,088

The first book in C.J.Cherryh's eponymous series, Foreigner begins an epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft who crash-land on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient alien race. From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true science fiction odyssey, following a civilization from the age of steam through early space flight to confrontations with other alien species in distant sectors of space. It is the masterwork of a truly remarkable author.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • struggled to relate to human

  • By kesia martin on 11-07-16

have to finish the trilogy now

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

Ok. very slow at points. very frustrating that much of the tension is manufactured by the anxieties of the main character (nothing actually happens but he worries about what might happen). all the real tension is at the end... but it grabs you there and now I'm hooked.
characters are very interesting... especially the aliens.
also, got thrown when the book fast-forwarded 200 years without a warning..
i already recommended this book to a friend... i would say it's for nerdy types... which I happen to be a closet nerd.. so... really enjoyed it

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  • The Cartel

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 23 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,408

From the internationally best-selling author of the acclaimed novel The Power of the Dog comes The Cartel, a gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines story of power, corruption, revenge, and justice spanning the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best ever…

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-24-16

epic

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

this and the first book were gripping. the reader is the best I have heard

  • The Power of the Dog

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,837

This explosive novel of the drug trade takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you've never seen it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Drama

  • By Deborah on 01-06-11

Best performance yet!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

outstanding book supported by the best reader I've heard... he nails Winslow's characters and evokes their emotions. made this such an enjoyable listen

  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,334

Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good plot BAD edit and mixiing

  • By Amazon Customer V on 04-30-15

Excellent story, sub par performance

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

Reviewed: 09-16-16

the narrator seemed to change mid-sentence sometimes. My guess is that he took a break and came back to it later and whoever did the audio editing did not do the best job. The story, however, was very good. Kept you guessing kept you wondering. the author is very thorough sometimes emphasized the protagonists memory too much... We know from the synopsis that the guy doesn't forget anything yet we have him making it very clear over and over and over again even awkwardly using the protagonist to self talk exposition about his symptoms