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  • Trump Is F*cking Crazy (This Is Not a Joke)

  • By: Keith Olbermann
  • Narrated by: Keith Olbermann
  • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

Since Donald Trump's presidential nomination, Keith Olbermann has emerged as one of the web's most popular anti-Trump screedists - each installment of his GQ web series The Resistance receives nearly four million views, and his fiercely progressive monologues have garnered a new generation of fans and followers. In Trump Is F*cking Crazy, Olbermann takes our commander in chief and his politics apart with journalistic acuity and his classic in-your-face humor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wherein KO Proceeds To Talk My Ear Off About Trump

  • By Philip on 04-24-18

Spotlight of a fool, wiitty, timely and unabashed

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

Reviewed: 10-31-17

Unfortunately Fans of Keith Olbermann will find nothing new here as most of the book is directly lifted from excerpts of his Videos for GQ, with sprinkled in extra commentary for good measure,

But it still remains A first rate documentation and Timeline of a very unexpected turn of events in United States History. When we elected a Moron to be President and the most Powerful man in the world,

The author Narrated the book himself and did a wonderful job, and behind these words is one of the most passionate Commentators of our time. Never afraid to speak up & speak out while others fear to speak,

Olbermann was one of the first in media to express his thoughts about the fitness of the Presidential Candidate in question during his GQ series The Closer. After the election he & his staff made the decision to continue on under the name The Resistance.

Where he details the Run up to and the immediate aftermath of the 2016 General Election in which Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump and the craziness that has ensued,

With Well researched commentaries that give voice to a large segment of the US population.
(His GQ web series has received over
300 million views.)

RESIST! REMOVE! Peace.

30 of 36 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36,158
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,266
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33,192

When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful Narration Continues

  • By Gina on 05-13-16

Simply Entertaining and Amazing (Brilliant)

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

Reviewed: 10-28-17

An Excellent book that continues to expand on the unique universe created by the master of magic J.K. Rowling,
Just as good as the previous 5 books but as stated before the audiobook narration was only just ok, the narrator has a great voice cadence but his Hermione and other female characters leaves a lot to be desired, in tone and pitch anyway,
Overall it doesn't take away from the experience and the performance was still very well done,
This book was very detailed compared to the movie and interestingly ALOT was  left out as this book is very extremely long compared to the previous books, the movie was decent but this book explains a lot more as it's over 3x longer and is ultimately and infinitely better than the movie version. Highly recommended

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Book 5

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 27 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,937
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35,783
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 35,714

Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book You'll Read This Year

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-22-15

Just as good and interesting as previous novels

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

An Excellent book that continues to expand on the unique universe created by the master of magic J.K. Rowling , Just as good as the previous 4 books but as before the audiobook Narration was only just ok, the narrator has a great voice cadence but his Hermione and other female characters leaves a lot to be desired, in tone and pitch, overall it doesn't take away from the experience and the performance was still very well done, this book was also very detailed compared to the movie and interestingly ALOT of the book was left out as this book is extremely long compared to the others, the movie was decent but this book explains a lot more was 3x as long and is ultimately and infinitely better than the movie version.

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Book 4

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42,222
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,735
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38,652

The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons, and dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best of a Brilliant Series

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-21-15

Another excellent outing in the 4th

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

An Excellent book that continues to expand on the unique universe created by the master of magic J.K. Rowling , Just as good as the previous 3 books but as before the audiobook Narration was only just ok, the narrator has a great voice cadence but his Hermione and other female characters leaves a lot to be desired, in tone and pitch, overall it doesn't take away from the experience and the performance was still very well done, this book was very detailed compared to the movie and interestingly ALOT of left out of the movie as this book is very long, the movie was decent but this book explains a lot more was 3x as long and is Infinitely better than the movie version.

  • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,164
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,389

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique children's story... Loved it!

  • By shelley on 12-04-17

Absolutely fantastic Book

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

A Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel in (2009)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Is an imaginative tale with a fable-like quality.  When first reading this wonderfully dark but playful fantasy Book, I instantly discovered that I liked it a lot.  It takes a graveyard to raise a child. This is a story that's magical, sweet and imaginative, which (in the traditional style of the Brothers Grimm) started with a triple homicide. It's starts very dark, disturbing, violent and has hints of Horror. Interspersed with ghosts and goblins, But also has good moral values and story that has a fantasy feel to it.

Highly recommended. A very good book
Very talented and Well Narrated by the Author Neil Gaiman himself, and a full cast recording.

  • The Lost Symbol

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,973
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,570
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,668

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In love with books again

  • By Paul on 01-31-10

Surperb, expertly Crafted

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

In third installment of a currently four book series of the Robert Langdon franchise by Dan Brown, following "Angels & Demons"
"The DaVinci Code" and "Inferno" those were also adapted into movies by Ron Howard, Starring Tom Hanks why this has not is beyond me,

Set in Washington D.C. Harvard Professor of Symbology Robert Langdon is off for another adventure, weaving the history of the Freemasons and U.S. with thriller and Suspense, in what turned out to be a great book, Great Narration, Definitely Recommended.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,914
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35,577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,410

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as it gets without the old texts

  • By William Taylor on 05-10-18

Excellent and Absolutely fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

Very well Narrated by the Author himself, tells various folk tales of Norse Mythology, and the Gods Thor, loki, odin, and so on, informative, compelling, and very well done Highly recommended.

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43,964
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40,344
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40,290

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves.... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jim Dale at his best

  • By rottndachs on 01-12-16

The excellence continues in part three....

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

Excellent book, just as good as the first 2 as before Narration was just ok, he has a great voice cadence but his Hermione and other female characters leaves a lot to be desired, overall doesn't take away from the experience and the performance was very well done, still more detailed and interesting than the movie's which are great also but could not fit everything in.

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48,427
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44,314
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44,254

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Of all the trees, we get one that hits back!

  • By Andrew on 11-20-17

Great Book just as good as the 1st, meh Narration

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

Excellent book, just as good as the first as before Narration was just ok, he has a great voice but his Hermione and other female characters leaves a lot to be desired, overall doesn't take away from the experience and the performance was very well done, still more detailed and interesting than the movie's which are great also but could not fit everything in.

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  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 70,316
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63,844
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 63,810

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Sad, Sad Confession…

  • By Mike L Lane on 08-08-17

Great Book, Ok Narration

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

Excellent book, Narration was just ok, he has a great voice but his Hermione and other female characters leaves a lot to be desired, but doesn't take away from the experience overall very well done, more detailed and interesting than the movie's which are great also but could not fit everything in.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful