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  • When You Are Engulfed in Flames

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,190

Once again, David Sedaris brings together a collection of essays so uproariously funny and profoundly moving that his legions of fans will fall for him all over again. He tests the limits of love when Hugh lances a boil from his backside, and pushes the boundaries of laziness when, finding the water shut off in his house in Normandy, he looks to the water in a vase of fresh cut flowers to fill the coffee machine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Start with this One

  • By Elvie on 04-28-16

Whining

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

Reviewed: 08-03-13

I was hoping for a Calvin Trillin type of listen, dry humor and observations. This was not it, came off to me in the beginning as a tired diatribe of someone talking/whining about their life to an uninterested person whom was just being polite while they continued,wishing they could be engulfed in flames to escape the one sided conversation. I could not finish.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Roads Less Traveled: The Plan

  • By: C. Dulaney
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 224

Ask yourself this: If the dead rise tomorrow, are you ready? Do you have a plan? The dead rose, and the living quickly realized that Hollywood-style tactics were the quickest way to find yourself one of the walking dead. Kasey, a strong-willed loner from West Virginia, and Ben, a college student from Pennsylvania, have shared an unlikely friendship over the years. And their bond is stretched to its limits when society collapses under a tide of zombies. But Kasey has something she likes to call The Zombie Plan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid traditional no frills zombies... yeah!

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 12-07-14

Juvenille

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

Reviewed: 08-03-13

I am a big fan of the zombie/apocalypse themed stories.This one, while I was able to finish it, just did not have the vibe to it. It lacked detail, basically a bunch of young stereotypes hanging out at a ranch having high school drama with the occasional zombies showing up.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hood

  • King Raven Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 840
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 549

For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the imagination. Now the familiar tale takes on new life, fresh meaning, and an unexpected setting. Hunted like an animal by Norman invaders, Bran ap Brychan, heir to the throne of Elfael, has abandoned his father's kingdom and fled to the greenwood. There, in the primeval forest of the Welsh borders, danger surrounds him, for this woodland is a living, breathing entity with mysterious powers and secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely well done ... mostly.

  • By RJT on 02-17-07

good take

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

Reviewed: 08-03-13

I was not sure what to expect.I did not care for the narrator, almost made me stop listening in the beginning until the story picked up. The narrator read characters well and intoned, he just had a very classical high pitched haughty accent that I found annoying and will avoid in the future. The story itself was an interesting shift to the traditional Robin Hood stories I have heard in the past. Traditional characters were woven the story creatively providing some "aha" moments when their names are revealed. While I did enjoy the story I am not sure I will go on to the next one if it is the same narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,853
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35,857

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • ummm...what just happened???

  • By sirdroid on 12-02-17

off the wall

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

Reviewed: 07-10-13

story built up pretty well, felt like the author had some Stephen King influence in his imagination, not saying it read like a Stephen King book just in his grand scale of imagination for what was behind 14

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Swarm

  • Star Force, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,227

Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally some ORIGINAL scifi action.

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-25-11

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 07-10-13

Interesting story line, entertaining though some of the story has a few holes in it, it was still good enough to go on to the second one.

  • The Red Wolf Conspiracy

  • By: Robert V. S. Redick
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 229

The Imperial Merchant Ship Chathrand is the last of her kind. Six hundred years old, the secrets of her construction long forgotten, the massive vessel dwarfs every other sailing craft in the world. It is a palace with sails, a floating outpost of the Empire of Arqual. And it is on its most vital mission yet: to deliver a young woman whose marriage will seal the peace between Arqual and its mortal enemy, the secretive Mzithrin Empire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good

  • By Lindira on 05-09-10

overly dramatic naration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-13

Was hoping for a good series to get into- this was not it. I found the story lacking, could not get a hold of me and the overly dramatic narration was a little distracting as well. Did not finish

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Beginning of the End

  • Apocalypse Z
  • By: Manel Loureiro
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,930
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,758

A mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news - it’s the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men. A lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy. But he never expected that his anonymous blog and journal would ultimately record humanity’s last days. Governments scramble to stop the zombie virus, people panic, so-called Safe Havens are established, the world erupts into chaos; soon it’s every man, woman, and child for themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Meanwhile, in Spain...

  • By Lesley on 05-10-14

Fan of the Zombies

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

Reviewed: 07-10-13

Having read/listened to many zombie/apocalypse stories this is good enjoyable zombie fun, with some good twists in the story and narrated well.

0 of 2 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 16,332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,871

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

Fun read

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

Reviewed: 03-15-12

I was a little skeptical on the premise but this was a good fun read. A little predictable in the plot line but also imaginative and interesting in the story telling.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break: A Novel

  • By: Steven Sherrill
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,041

Five thousand years out of the Labyrinth, the Minotaur finds himself in the American South, living in a trailer park and working as a line cook at a steakhouse. No longer a devourer of human flesh, the Minotaur is a socially inept, lonely creature with very human needs. But over a two-week period, as his life dissolves into chaos, this broken and alienated immortal awakens to the possibility for happiness and to the capacity for love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Even the monstrous among us...

  • By Ryan on 11-07-14

Expected more

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

Reviewed: 03-15-12

Expected more from this story. I enjoy Neil Gaiman's books and was expecting a little more of the quirky humor and imagination related to the minatours existence. Basicall he's a shy line cook with a speech impedimant and the story goes through 2 weeks of his life and him dealing with being awkward in relationships.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • On Target

  • A Gray Man Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,076
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,064

Four years ago, assassin Court Gentry was betrayed by his handlers in the CIA. Now, an old comrade returns to haunt him - and to force him on a mission against his will. With his ruthless employers on one side, his former friends on the other, and a doomed mission ahead, Court Gentry would kill to get out of this one alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • really impressive

  • By Clayton on 10-07-10

same but different

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

Reviewed: 11-13-11

Read gray man and was looking forward to a sequel. Seems a general formula to go through long list of technical equipmnt preparations only to lose all his equipment as soon as the action starts. A little sterotyping and over macho un realistic with some characters, and again with the unrealistic escapes, reminds me of the old movies where the good guys six gun had way more than six bullets in it. Still a good fun listen, not sure if i will go in for the third one in the series or not without a long break in between.