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  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,703
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,634

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Capturing story, but it got a bit silly

  • By flywatt on 07-03-18

Meh...

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

Reminded me of an adult, less supernatural based, version of It. It was entertaining ay least, but all loosely tied together at best, and the core relationships that the reader is meant to appreciate, like those in aforementioned It, never truly pique the readers interest. I barely batted an eyelash over the poor fortunes that befell these characters. I'd recommend just reading It again as the story though lengthy, is much more engaging at least and you can save yourself the cost of having to buy a newer King novel.

10 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Ubik

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,032
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,032

Glen Runciter runs a lucrative business - deploying his teams of anti-psychics to corporate clients who want privacy and security from psychic spies. But when he and his top team are ambushed by a rival, he is gravely injured and placed in "half-life," a dreamlike state of suspended animation. Soon, though, the surviving members of the team begin experiencing some strange phenomena, such as Runciter's face appearing on coins and the world seeming to move backward in time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great performance of an SF classic

  • By Steve on 07-10-16

what a fabulous surprise

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

Reviewed: 07-16-17

I've been looking for something to lose myself in for a while. Came across this randomly. I am now going to find every PKD book that exists. Also anything narrated by Luke Daniels.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,045
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,103

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Comedy-Tragedy of Gods Giants Dwarfs & Monsters

  • By Jefferson on 02-24-17

Meh.

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

Reviewed: 03-19-17

It took everything I had to get through the first few chapters. I stuck with it only because Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors. I guess this is a good preface to American Gods, but unnecessary. In a nutshell, it is Norse mythology. No punches pulled there with that title. So if that's what you want, you'll love this book. For me I'd rather immerse myself in one of Gaiman' s worlds, not one created by less imaginative minds long ago.

  • Secondhand Souls

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,482

Something really strange is happening in the City by the Bay. People are dying, but their souls are not being collected. Someone - or something - is stealing them. No one knows where they are going or why, but it has something to do with that big orange bridge. Death merchant Charlie Asher is just as flummoxed as everyone else.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a snarky slapstick sequel to A Dirty Job

  • By withherownwings on 09-24-15

Back to blue...?

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

Christopher Moore has been my favorite author since I discovered him almost 20 years ago with his first book Coyote Blue. Ever since I have been obsessed and run to buy each book the moment it comes out. However the last couple of years the books have been slipping. His themes are too broad his characters have no legs some of them are just whining twats. This book brings me back to old Christopher Moore. It was fun and crazy, ridiculous, funny and totally confusing for us and for the characters. Which I always love when we're confused all along together. It's just a very Christopher Moore novel if you were into early Christopher Moore. Also the narrator is insanely good. The range of his voice is so intense I'm going to go look at what else he's done. Not just men and women but full accents for other languages multiple languages, slang/dialect and multiple parts of America. He read everyone fabulously.

  • Cook County ICU

  • 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases
  • By: Cory Franklin MD
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

Author Cory Franklin, MD, who headed the hospital's intensive care unit from the 1970s through the 1990s, shares his most unique and bizarre experiences, including the deadly Chicago heatwave of 1995, treating the first AIDS patients in the country before the disease was diagnosed, the nurse with rare Munchausen syndrome, the only surviving ricin victim, and the professor with Alzheimer's hiding the effects of the wrong medication.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Subtle, funny and compassionate

  • By Clara R. Arechiga on 05-02-16

Fun insight into the inner workings of a teaching hospital

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

Reviewed: 08-14-16

I really enjoyed the patient cases and anecdotes about life as the author moved from intern to resident to full fledged physician. I wished he had spent more time on these then on trying to make them relatable to the ever changing healthcare system. These stories were incredibly interesting on their own without further exploration and make the book worthy of a listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Every Patient Tells a Story

  • Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis
  • By: Lisa Sanders
  • Narrated by: Lisa Sanders
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

In Every Patient Tells a Story, Dr. Lisa Sanders takes us bedside to witness the process of solving diagnostic dilemmas, providing a firsthand account of the expertise and intuition that lead a doctor to make the right diagnosis.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Really good if you can get past the narrator.

  • By Elizabeth on 03-21-11

Great for any lover of HouseMD

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

I am a nurse as well as an avid lover of House M.D. the TV show and of diagnostic books/media in general. This book reminds me of a Atul Gwande's book, Complications. The first three quarters were riveting, starting from her time in med school, her internship and residency and the various cases she and colleagues have come across. I listened to it all in one sitting however, the last hour or so was quite tedious in its discussion about modern computers and it's relationship to diagnoses. I know for myself, I had no interest in how Google or other medical search engines came into play. While they have significant influence, in my eyes, no computer will ever provide the electric amazement that comes from hearing a physician who saved his patient. Side note, I absolutely love that Ms. Sanders read her own novel. She did an excellent job.

  • Excerpts from The Encyclopaedia Britannica

  • A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, Eleventh Edition
  • By: Various
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 13 mins
  • Highlights
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,183
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,074

Prepare yourself for the ultimate multicast performance. We've gathered many of Audible's most popular narrators to bring to life some of the most extraordinary words ever written. 19 words, in fact, carefully selected and arranged alphabetically as in their original source: the 11th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. We created this enlightening journey from AUDIENCE to LITERATURE because you asked for it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Audible - Love It!

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 04-16-17

obviously a very, very cute idea, but

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

unfortunately in execution, horrificly bad. Of course our favorite narrators are like gods, but apparently the hyperbole of our adoration was lost on Audible. Mostly made me want to hang myself with the proverbial bookmark. Thanks, but no thanks.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Fight Presidents

  • Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country
  • By: Daniel O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Richard McGonagle
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899

As a prisoner of war, Andrew Jackson walked several miles barefoot across state lines while suffering from smallpox and a serious head wound received when he refused to polish the boots of the soldiers who had taken him captive. He was thirteen years old. A few decades later, he became the first popularly elected president and served the nation, pausing briefly only to beat a would-be assassin with a cane to within an inch of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely One of the Funniest Books on Audible.

  • By Josh on 03-24-14

Kicked some executive branch ass...

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

Reviewed: 03-28-16

Holy crap this was great!
A very unexpected selection from an Audible editor's choice list. Utterly fascinating highlights of every president (prior to George Bush, Sr) that include fighting prowess, levels of insanity, strange habits and superhuman comparisons. Told in the style of someone sitting across the kitchen table making you laugh so hard milk shoots out your nose. A thoroughly enjoyable listen that I am still giggling over.

  • A Brief History of the Lavatory

  • A Disgsuting Adult Guide
  • By: Steve Campen
  • Narrated by: Steve Campen
  • Length: 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

A Brief History of the Lavatory is a brief but hilarious look at the history of toilets! It will take you through the development of lavatories over the years, beginning in 3000 BC. It’s informative, but funny and tells you all the important facts that you need to know, like how to poo in space and some of the famous people who have died on the loo! It is a great listen and highly recommended for adults, who are still a kid at heart (which means most of us!).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loads of scat facts

  • By Nicole on 11-21-15

Loads of scat facts

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

Reviewed: 11-21-15

I love any kind of historical titles, written in a jaunty tone that enables you to learn while being thoroughly entertained. So maybe a 20 minute scatalogical bit isn't Unbroken, but it's amusing and educational. I now need to research Bill Gates's call to arms for waterless toilet systems!! Plus the author as narrator is quite charming.

  • A Brief History of Cockroaches and Rats

  • A Digsuting Adult Guide
  • By: Steve Campen
  • Narrated by: Steve Campen
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

A Brief History of Cockroaches and Rats is a brief but hilarious look at the history of those crawling, scuttling pests that everyone loves to hate. Cockroaches date back to the time of the dinosaurs and they have evolved over the years to be able to survive without air for more than forty-five minutes! Rats, unlike cockroaches who like toenails and eyelashes, like to eat their own poo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yuck!!

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 02-23-15

mindless fun

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

Reviewed: 11-21-15

For a couple bucks--a bunch of fun trivia told in a fun, trivial way. For me, totally worth it. For a parent driving a carpool of kids to a baseball game, maybe not the best idea. Well actually, if you want your kids to develop truck driver/sailor mouth before you arrive, it's a perfect listen.