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Mark C. Frye

Carmel, Indiana
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  • The Last Days of August

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,691
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,675

In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a pile-on, via Twitter, by fellow porn professionals - punishment for her tweeting something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband, Kevin, connected with Jon Ronson to tell the story of how Twitter bullying killed his wife. What neither Kevin nor Ronson realized was that Ronson would soon hear rumors and secrets hinting at a very different story - something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Butterfly Effect meets Publicly Shamed

  • By Kingsley on 01-04-19

The Truth

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-19

For me, this is more of a story of what the truth is, how it is percieved, and presented. In the end, we of sorts left with Truthiness.

  • Purgatory's Key

  • Star Trek: Legacies, Book 3
  • By: Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554

Eighteen years ago the Starship Enterprise thwarted an alien invasion from another universe, and Captain Robert April took possession of the interdimensional transfer device that made it possible. Since then each captain of the Enterprise has guarded this secret with his life. Now Romulan agents have succeeded in stealing the device and are using it to banish Ambassador Sarek and Councillor Gorkon to an unknown realm in the midst of their groundbreaking Federation-Klingon peace negotiations.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing trilogy

  • By Lucy on 09-18-18

I love the 50th Anniversary Series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Another great trilogy and worth the listen - good ole fashion Star Trek adventure. Thanks!

  • Best Defense

  • Star Trek: Legacies, Book 2
  • By: David Mack
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439

A debt of honor: One brave woman ventures alone into a parallel universe to save her old shipmates exiled there decades earlier by a mysterious device called the Transfer Key. She soon learns the alternate universe harbors not just an alien invasion force but a secret that underpins its very existence. A mission of peace: A long-awaited Klingon-Federation peace conference convenes, led by Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan and Councillor Gorkon of Qo'noS. But both sides have enemies who would prefer the two great powers remain at war.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • IT IS AS FAR AS IT IS

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-04-17

Another GREAT Trek Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-19

I am a big fan of these 50th anniversary series. This is another great adventure!

  • Captain to Captain

  • Star Trek Legacies, Book 1
  • By: Greg Cox
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 793

Hidden aboard the USS Enterprise is a secret that has been passed from captain to captain, from Robert April to Christopher Pike to James T. Kirk. Now the return of the enigmatic woman once known as Number One has brought that secret to light, and Kirk and his crew must risk everything to finish a mission that began with April so many years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome back to audio Star Trek

  • By EasyReader on 08-18-16

A Trekie Must

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-18

This is the second anniversary series that I
have listened to - they are first rate and very enjoyable!

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,312

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

Entertaining

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-20-18

This is an enjoyable ride with Bob Newhart and Friends. You learn things that you didn't know about Bob.

  • Jingle Bell Pop

  • By: John Seabrook
  • Narrated by: Erin Moon
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,952
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,687
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,682

On Christmas Eve, 1818, in a small Austrian village, a local Catholic priest and a church organist composed a Christmas carol that changed the course of holiday music forever. Exactly two hundred years later, it’s not the holiday season until you’ve heard “Silent Night” in the car, at the store and on TV – all in the same day. 

In Jingle Bell Pop, John Seabrook, acclaimed author of The Song Machine, takes us deep inside the holiday music business. We go behind the scenes to meet some of the producers, songwriters and recording artists responsible for the timeless tunes we hear on repeat between Thanksgiving and Christmas every year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Making of a Christmas Hit

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

Interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-18

All good productions make you think and this certaiy did for me. I will never will think of the annual Christmas songs the same way again. There is a truth to them that I did not know....I don't want to ruin it for you...so I am holding back.

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,120

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

Great Performance on a Story You Think You Know

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-18

This is a very original telling of a historic event that we all know. Its told thru the voices of those that were there. I found it unique and thought provoking.

  • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

  • An Audible Original
  • By: John Woolf, Nick Baker
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,790
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,744

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Part history lesson, part audio documentary.

  • By brian on 11-01-18

Stephen Fry at His Best

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-18

This is a great Audible Original that could only be performed by Stephen Fry. Victoria Secrets is truly a delight. When Stephen gets into a carriage to go across London or starts a Secret from a bathroom stall, you feel it and hear - like you are there with him. This is very well done. Thanks!

  • Twain’s Feast

  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,696
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,668

Mark Twain, beloved American writer, performer, and humorist, was a self-proclaimed glutton. With the help of a chef and some friends, Nick Offerman presents the story of Twain’s life through the lens of eight of Mark Twain’s favorite foods.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audible Recycling

  • By Greg Hill on 11-17-18

A Delightful Treat

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-18

This is a great listen. Nick Offerman is our MC with a very interesting story told by others. It's not really about food. It's the journey of Samuel Clemmons and his life - very Enjoyable!

  • The Lathe of Heaven

  • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881

In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately grasps the power George wields. Soon George must preserve reality itself as Dr. Haber becomes adept at manipulating George's dreams for his own purposes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Adrienne R. on 11-23-18

PBS

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I got this book on sale and because I remembered the 1980 PBS. it's a good story and I recommend the book.