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  • The Chronothon

  • By: Nathan Van Coops
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

Ben just wants time with the scientist's daughter who got him into this, but when he's rooked into competing in a chronothon - an Amazing Race through time - getting the girl means he'll need to make the finish line. When he finds out this competition is more than just a sprint through history, winning takes a back seat to surviving. To save the people he loves, he'll have to conquer the real dangers hidden in the shadows of the chronothon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this wasn't a good book, it was an awesome one

  • By Costumer on 06-16-16

Book 2 of a series

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

Reviewed: 07-15-16

Very well and written and narrated. However, this is the second book of a series and I didn't know that when I listened. The book refers to previous events from the first book that takes one out of the story. The protagonist also begins the story with a good knowledge of time travel and relationships formed in the first book. Only the second book is available on Audible

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • How to Be Like Walt

  • Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life
  • By: Pat Williams, Jim Denney
  • Narrated by: Paul Christy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

How to Be Like is a "character biography" series: biographies that also draw out important lessons from the life of their subjects. In this new book - by far the most exhaustive in the series - Pat Williams tackles one of the most influential people in recent history. While many recent biographies of Walt Disney have reveled in the negative, this audiobook takes an honest but positive look at the man behind the myth. For the first time, the book pulls together all the various strands of Disney's life into one straightforward, easy-to-listen-to tale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I've heard yet!

  • By Dorrence on 12-31-13

Interesting Disney history, hold the Jesus

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

Reviewed: 05-13-15

What did you like best about How to Be Like Walt? What did you like least?

I liked the Disney history and the anecdotes. I disliked the author's digressions into religion and personal views

Would you recommend How to Be Like Walt to your friends? Why or why not?

I'm sure this history can be found elsewhere without the superfluous inflections

Did Paul Christy do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

He did a great job narrating. It was very engaging

Do you think How to Be Like Walt needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Not unless Walt is unfrozen and brought back to life :)

  • The Great Beanie Baby Bubble

  • Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute
  • By: Zac Bissonnette
  • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

There has never been a craze like Beanie Babies. The $5 beanbag animals with names like Seaweed the Otter and Gigi the Poodle drove millions of Americans into a greed-fueled frenzy as they chased the rarest Beanie Babies, whose values escalated weekly in the late 1990s. A single Beanie Baby sold for $10,000, and on eBay the animals comprised 10 percent of all sales.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • King of Crushed Dreams

  • By Carole T. on 03-06-15

Dark story, sad life

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

Reviewed: 05-13-15

Where does The Great Beanie Baby Bubble rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is in the lower half of my favourites, but the story is so different and dark I kept listening

What three words best describe P.J. Ochlan’s voice?

Robotic, monotone, suitable

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Dark story, sad life

Any additional comments?

Ty Warner's life is so sad and there is no redemption. Even going through the book, I knew there would be no happy endings for anyone. The narrator's voice was sort of Stephen Hawking like. But given the material, it seemed to fit the material

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • John Dies at the End

  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,708
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,726

STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vulgar Funny. 4.95 Sale Win.

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-19-12

14 Hours of my life I'd like back.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-12

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

A person who enjoys a confusing Grant Morrison style of storyline.

What could David Wong have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The main character was a disorganized mess of a person which is why the story (told in first person) probably reads that way. If I wanted to listen to a rambling story told by a mental case, I'd talk to my friends.

What about Stephen R. Thorne’s performance did you like?

The narrator did a good job of character differentiation and had a pleasant voice.

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

The author does a good job of setting the scene and descriptions.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful