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Inman, SC, United States
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  • Firefight

  • The Reckoners, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,631
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,658

Newcago is free. They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart - invincible, immortal, unconquerable - is dead. And he died by David's hand.Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers.Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like a cherry on top of a Sundae in the North Pole

  • By Zenpaca on 01-16-15

All Sanderson!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-15

What did you love best about Firefight?

Mr. Sanderson continues his spell binding tale with the skill of a master. I'll look forward to the next installment.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Firefight?

Action.

Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

David

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,084

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's over, it's finally over!

  • By Fly Fisher on 03-06-17

Wow, Another Great from the King!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-11

Where does 11-22-63 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Started listening to this book duirng a 500 mile ride to visit relatives. While there, I caught myself volunteering for store runs just to listen a bit more to the story. I remember the Kennedy assisination and this brought back many memories and SK made it very entertaining.
Good job again.
Bill

What did you like best about this story?

Plot.

What does Craig Wasson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Excellent job.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Dance with Dragons

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 48 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,460

Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A tale of two publishers:

  • By J. Cano on 07-31-11

Not the Best!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-11

Wow, after all these years what a let down! The plot is even more confusing than it was after the last book. Nothing happened that moved the story forward. In fact, one small step forward, one giant step back. Roy did a horrible job on the female voices. And more new characters. How old will I be when the next book is finished?

Bill

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • By the Rivers of Babylon

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 526

Lod Airport, Israel: Two Concorde jets take off for a U.N. conference that will finally bring peace to the Middle East. Covered by F-14 fighters, accompanied by security men, the planes carry warriors, pacifists, lovers, enemies, dignitaries - and a bomb planted by a terrorist mastermind. Suddenly they're forced to crash-land at an ancient desert site. Here, with only a handful of weapons, the men and women of the peace mission must make a desperate stand against an army of crack Palestinian commandos....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good story, but a lot of characters

  • By Patti on 12-09-10

Another Fantastic Job!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-11

..................by Nelson Demille and Scott Brick! This book keeps you at the edge of your seat at all times. Wonderful work in my humble opinion.
Thanks for many hours of entertainment.
Bill

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cutting for Stone

  • A Novel
  • By: Abraham Verghese
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 23 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,591

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics - their passion for the same woman - that will tear them apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant story, pitch perfect narration

  • By Mary Lynn Richardson on 03-20-09

Excellent

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-11

When I first started listening to this book, I was unsure if it was going to be a good listen. It was not! It turned out to be a great listen with the characters and narrration complimenting each other. Great job both author and narrator.
Bill

  • The Windup Girl

  • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,674
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,867
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,892

Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Al Gore nightmare meets Blade Runner.

  • By Marius on 01-13-10

Slow Start and Dissappointed

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-10

This read was slow to start and the ending was jet fast with so much happening. Things changed so fast with the many different characters that I couldn't wrap my head around the big picture. I gave it 3 stars on a so so basis, just average. I was hoping for a better ending and a better story.
Oh well, on to the next book.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Star Island

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 599

Meet 22-year-old Cherry Pye, a pop star since she was 14 - and about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster. Now meet Cherry again: in the person of her “undercover stunt double” Ann DeLusia. Ann portrays Cherry whenever the singer is too “indisposed” - meaning wasted - to go out in public. And it is Ann-mistaken-for-Cherry who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott. Now the challenge for Cherry’s handlers is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence a secret from Cherry’s public - and from Cherry herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh Out Loud

  • By Suzn F on 08-01-10

What Happened to Skink!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-10

Stephen Hoye did a terrible job on this Hiaasen lame duck. It made Skink sound like a sissy. I was very dissappointed in this one! I usually love Hiaasen's books but this one was not up to standards.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • On Folly Beach

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Lyssa Browne
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498

Folly Beach, South Carolina, has survived despite hurricanes and war. But it's the personal battles of Folly Beach's residents that have left the most scars, and they are why a young widow has been beckoned there to heal her own. To most people, Folly Beach is simply the last barrier island before reaching the great Atlantic. To some, it's a sanctuary for lost souls, which is why Emmy Hamilton's mother encourages her to buy a local bookstore, Folly's Finds, hoping it will distract Emmy from the loss of her husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You won't want to get out of your car

  • By L. Persyn on 08-08-10

Great Read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-10

I could almost smell the marsh which is known very well on Folly Beach. This work was well written and very entertaining even though it was somewhat predictable. I would recommend this to a friend. Good job both narrator and author.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Gathering Storm

  • Book Twelve of the Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 32 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,577
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,793
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,795

Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward - wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders - his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I normally wouldn't, but...

  • By D. Ramirez on 10-28-09

Pleased with Sanderson

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-10

I was really quite upset when I heard the news of RJ's early death. I have followed the wheel of time for years and I have truly enjoyed it. While still saddened with the death of RJ, I think Brandon has done RJ's work proud. Thank you very very much. I'm so looking forward to the next two books in the series. Great Job!!!

  • Scat

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Edward Asner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

Mrs. Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, was last seen during a field trip to Black Vine Swamp. The school's headmaster and the police seem to have accepted the sketchy, unsigned note explaining that her absence is due to a family emergency. Theres no real evidence of foul play. But still, Nick and Marta don't buy it. Something weird is definitely going on.

Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald and is the author of many best-selling titles, including Sick Puppy, Nature Girl, and The Downhill Lie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not just a kids book

  • By Vicky on 07-05-09

scat

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-09

The narration was totally unintelligible at times. There were periods when I thought I was listening to a fair book but the event was lost when the narrator (attempted) to change to a low growl type of character voice which I just could not understand. I was really disappointed with this "listen" which was written by one of my favorite authors. And where did the audible "kids" books come from??? Buy at your own risk!!! You will most likely be disappointed.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful