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James K. Freeman

atlanta, georgia
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  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

  • A Novel
  • By: Hank Green
  • Narrated by: Kristen Sieh, Hank Green
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,923
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,819

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., 23-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship - like a 10-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor - April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads Online. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world - everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires - and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense media spotlight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grape jelly in the void

  • By Marissa on 09-27-18

Warning

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Main character's life style is offensive to some. Not that there is anything wrong with that....

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Anti-Matter

  • By: Michael Mathiesen
  • Narrated by: Michael Mathiesen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

What you are about to hear is both a love story and a science fiction adventure through an area of the universe with which you may already be familiar, but on a subconscious level. You may not be familiar with anti-matter on a personal level yet, but all of us, like it or not have had encounters with an amount of anti-matter that can vary from the tiniest of specks to large clouds of it that hangs over your life for days, months, or even years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is such a book

  • By Danielle on 09-23-18

poor narration

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Could not force myself to listen to it so can't comment on the content. Horrid narration.

  • Quarter Share

  • A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 1
  • By: Nathan Lowell
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

In a universe run by corporations, where profit matters more than life, how can an orphan with no skills, no money, and no prospects survive? When Ishmael Wang's mother dies in a senseless accident, he's given a choice: leave the planet on his own, or the company will remove him. To avoid deportation Ishmael finds work as a mess deck attendant on an interstellar freighter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nathan vs Jeffrey

  • By Marc on 09-29-16

Nice narration but, oh my, what a boring story

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

A space adventure about...... flea markets? Narrator does a great job with what is essentially a lifeless and boring story.

  • Good Intentions

  • By: Elliott Kay
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
  • Length: 22 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,777
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,779

He knew it was a dumb stunt from the start. A midnight run through a cemetery to impress a couple of girls is hardly the stuff of legend, but Alex Carlisle longs to escape the crushing mediocrity of life after high school. Then he stumbles upon the ritual, and the cultists, and two bound and bloodied women. Alex intervenes and the ritual blows up in his face, leaving him bound to them both: Rachel and Lorelei, an angel and a succubus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done with a side of porn?

  • By Sean O'Meara on 09-15-15

horrid porn

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

Reviewed: 03-22-17

Would you try another book from Elliott Kay and/or Tess Irondale?

No. Never. Not on a bet. Not if someone paid me to listen to it.

Has Good Intentions turned you off from other books in this genre?

NOt sure why this book is in any section aside from adult/porn

Would you be willing to try another one of Tess Irondale’s performances?

Nope

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None. Zero.

  • The Barrier Between

  • Collector, Book 2
  • By: Stacey Marie Brown
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533

Zoey's life has taken a dramatic turn. Only a few months ago, she was a Collector working for the secret part of the government called the Department of Molecular Genetics (DMG), tracking and collecting fae. Her life had been changing and improving, with a partner she loved and a sister she adored. Now all that is gone - Daniel murdered by a fae, and Lexi killed when the Seattle area was devastated by a powerful, magical electrical storm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PLEASE MORE

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-05-16

Fine if you like romance novels

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

To a woman friend, yes. Not to a guy unless he is into romance novels.

Would you be willing to try another book from Stacey Marie Brown? Why or why not?

Not really.

  • Corpies

  • Super Powereds Spinoff, Book 1
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 19 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,346
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,076
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,072

Titan was one of the nation's most loved and respected Heroes, until an infidelity scandal tore his image and family apart. After decades spent out of the limelight, Owen Daniels has decided to take up the mantle of Titan once again to try and make amends for his years away. Unfortunately, the Titan Scandal is still common knowledge, and no Hero team wants such a polarizing figure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, loved it!

  • By Leslie on 08-22-16

Horrid

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

Reviewed: 01-01-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

By it not existing.

Has Corpies turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes, beyond all doubt

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He did as best one could with such a rancid piece of garbage. The only bright spot.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Nausea.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,294

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Original Story of Horror and Courage

  • By JoanneG on 11-04-15

nice book

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

What did you love best about The Stone Man?

Like the book, and would like a sequel, though he has no plans for that.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hard Luck Hank: Suck My Cosmos

  • By: Steven Campbell
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536

Life is tough on space station Belvaille - not for the aristocratic nobles that call it home, but for the poor slobs like Hank. Hank is considered a celebrated cutthroat and the oldest living person in the city. His occupation is to be hired muscle for those people who don't want to get their hands dirty but still want dirty things done.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HLH is my favorite person ever!

  • By Aaron on 09-23-15

ok book but the performance was really bad

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

Reviewed: 11-10-15

Would you try another book from Steven Campbell and/or Liam Owen?

yes

Would you be willing to try another book from Steven Campbell? Why or why not?

yes

How could the performance have been better?

The sarcastic tone of the performance was WAY over the top. It made listening to the story painful.

Could you see Hard Luck Hank: Suck My Cosmos being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No.

Any additional comments?

The story was OK, but the constant whiny sarcastic tone of the performer was WAY over the top and made trying to listen to the book painful.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Apocalypse and Satan's Glory Hole

  • By: Timothy W. Long, Jonathan Moon
  • Narrated by: Guy Williams
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 50

Armageddon arrived on a weekday, which was really inconvenient for a lot of people, including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. After their appearance on The Kayla Mangrabler talk show, they decided to go their separate ways and cause as much havoc as possible. Jesus has been stuck at the craps table for three days, sipping vodka and Red Bull, completely missing the end of the world. But he is about to meet up with Death and go on a road trip that will test their resolve and their blood alcohol content.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You'll either Love it or hate it....

  • By Erik on 12-03-12

not a prude

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

Reviewed: 07-22-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

not possible

What could Timothy W. Long and Jonathan Moon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

not write it

How did the narrator detract from the book?

he did fine with the sh*t sandwich he was given

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

could not stop barfing

Any additional comments?

really sad

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Out of the Dark

  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Charles Keating
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 565
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 364

Earth is conquered. The Shongairi have arrived in force, and humanity’s cities lie in radioactive ruins. In mere minutes, over half the human race has died. Now Master Sergeant Stephen Buchevsky, who thought he was being rotated home from his latest tour in Afghanistan, finds himself instead prowling the back country of the Balkans, dodging alien patrols and trying to organize the scattered survivors without getting killed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Collapses at the finish line

  • By Barry on 10-27-10

Vampires? Really?

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

Reviewed: 06-04-12

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A lack of vampires.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sure.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Performance was fair, but the story was weak.

What character would you cut from Out of the Dark?

Vampires.

Any additional comments?

Vampires save the world? really?

0 of 2 people found this review helpful