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Andrews, TX, United States
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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,728
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,470

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Most Awesome book I have read in many years.

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I guess you could call me a prolific reader. I go through about 5 books a month. So when I say this book is one of the best I have read it means something. My youngest son, (who is not a big reader) said I needed to read this book. From the beginning to the end this book is engrossing, humorous and a real page turner. Fabulously written and filled with all the thing I remember from the 70's and 80's. I would recommend this book to anyone.

  • I Will Find You

  • Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
  • By: Joe Kenda
  • Narrated by: Joe Kenda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,083

Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to turn it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Kenda! Veryv

  • By Somewhat crazy dog lady on 09-27-17

My, My, My what an amazing book.

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

What did you love best about I Will Find You?

First hand account of the insight of a brilliant detective, Amazing tales that will stick with you. With stories of not only his life on the streets, but how that life impacted his home life we get a real look into what Joe Kenda is like.

What was one of the most memorable moments of I Will Find You?

The most memorable moment in this book for me will be the tank in the snow. most touching and heat warming.

  • Forbidden Knowledge

  • Aliens, Templars and Sacred Monoliths
  • By: Philip Gardner
  • Narrated by: Philip Gardner, Ahmed Osman, Robert Feather, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

Forbidden Knowledge: Aliens, Templars and Sacred Monoliths: Throughout millennia, the ruling elite have obtained and hidden from the masses the vast ancient knowledge and technology given to man by the gods. While forcing the populace to obey and believe a repressive doctrine, they themselves pursue an agenda of total dominion upon the planet for reasons beyond that of conquest and the material, but for sinister motives that affect all of mankind.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Audio track for a cheaply produced video

  • By Athelsten on 11-15-17

Audio track for a cheaply produced video

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

Reviewed: 11-15-17

I like a good conspiracy theory probably more than the next person, but this is hard to listen to, hard to follow, and at times annoying, and I have never given any audio book such a low review but this one deserves it.
A sound track plays through the first several chapters and at times almost overrides the narrator whom appears to be trying out for the voice on a disaster movie trailer. The last part of the book is several people speaking at a conference and it is most difficult to make out what they are saying. I would not recommend this book to anyone.

  • Phule’s Paradise

  • Phule's Company Series, Book 2
  • By: Robert Asprin
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

It was the perfect solution - put highly connected Captain Willard Phule in charge of the worst dregs of the Space Force. Sure, Phule's Company may be a band of rejects and misfits, but they did manage to save the day with their unorthodox methods. Embarrassed, the Space Force may have found the perfect equation for disaster: Assign Phule's pack of oddballs to save the Fat Chance Casino from a criminal take over. Phule's Company may stop the mob...but who will save the casino from them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great job

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-01-17

So excellent

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Excellent book. Entertaining, humorous and a darn good read. The further exploits of Captain Jester is classic.

  • Phule's Company

  • Phule's Company, Book 1
  • By: Robert Asprin
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

After being court-martialed by the Space Legion for ordering the strafing of a treaty-signing ceremony, multimillionaire Willard Phule receives his punishment: He must command the misfit Omega Company on Haskin's Planet, a mining settlement on the edge of settled space. At his duty station, he leverages his personal money and a knack for managing people to get the company to come together as a unit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • always a favorite

  • By Steelwing13 on 10-14-17

One of Asprin's best

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

One of the best series Robert Asprin wrote.
The only complaint I have is that the series isn't longer.

  • The Man from the Train

  • The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery
  • By: Bill James, Rachel McCarthy James
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 473

Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Amy L Bruce on 10-04-17

Excellent look into crime

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

This is an excellent look into a string of axe murders. I was skeptical at first, but this book is so welled researched and properly presented that I was sucked in. Thanks for the insight into a terrible crime.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures

  • By: Aaron Mahnke
  • Narrated by: Aaron Mahnke
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869

They live in shadows - deep in the forest, late in the night, in the dark recesses of our minds. They're spoken of in stories and superstitions, relics of an unenlightened age, old wives' tales, passed down through generations. Yet no matter how wary and jaded we have become, as individuals or as a society, a part of us remains vulnerable to them: werewolves and wendigos, poltergeists and vampires, angry elves and vengeful spirits.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just a rehash of the podcast

  • By Elan Diamond on 10-18-17

wonderful treat<br />

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

A well written, well researched and well performed book. Absolutely worth the time. I will give this a second listen and probably a third and fourth listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Psycho USA

  • Famous American Killers You Never Heard Of
  • By: Harold Schechter
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

In the horrifying annals of American crime, the infamous names of brutal killers such as Bundy, Dahmer, Gacy, and Berkowitz are writ large in the imaginations of a public both horrified and hypnotized by their monstrous, murderous acts. But for every celebrity psychopath who's gotten ink for spilling blood, there's a bevy of all-but-forgotten homicidal fiends studding the bloody margins of US history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • True crime enthusiast's dream

  • By Athelsten on 08-24-17

True crime enthusiast's dream

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

Excellent collection of unusual cases that people have forgotten. Well organized and well written.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Supernatural Serial Killers

  • What Makes Them Murder?
  • By: Samantha Lyon, Dr. Daphne Tan
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Albert Fish held the genuine belief that the murders he committed were upon instruction from God. Peter Stumpp, who started practicing the "wicked arts" from 12 years of age, was convinced he was a werewolf. There are many more murderous individuals like them. Supernatural Serial Killers explores the association between serial killers and the supernatural. The crimes committed by these men and women usually involved sexual deviance, cannibalism, and violence toward children.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good set of stories

  • By Athelsten on 08-16-17

Good set of stories

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

Good collection of serial killers. Not so much supernatural as some of the more bizzare killers on record.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter Siege

  • Monster Hunter, Book 6
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,587
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,116

When Monster Hunter International's top hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, was given a tip about some hunters who had gone missing in action, he didn't realize their rescue mission would snowball into the single biggest operation in MHI's history. Their men are being held prisoner in a horrific nightmare dimension, and the only way to reach them is through the radioactive ruins of a monster-infested war zone. As if that wasn't bad enough, it's also the home base of the powerful creature behind the devastating attacks on the Last Dragon and Copper Lake.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No conclusion some continuation

  • By Ronald on 09-09-17

MHI triumphs once again

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

Reviewed: 08-06-17

Larry Correia once again brings an entertaining and gripping story of those brave warriors of the MHI. Captivating story that is both well and well written. Can't wait for the next.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful