LISTENER

toni

  • 16
  • reviews
  • 9
  • helpful votes
  • 88
  • ratings
  • Twain’s Feast

  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Feast for the Ears!

  • By Ellen H. on 11-01-18

Nick Offerman nails it again.

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I am pleased. This is an excellent story and I learned things, which is always good.

  • Freedom's Landing

  • Freedom Series, Book 1
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Susie Breck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506

It's the dawning of a new age for mankind when the Catteni descend to Earth and easily overcome the Earth's population. Thousands are herded onto slave ships headed for the intergalactic auction block. Kris Bjornsen is captured in Denver on her way to her college classes and wakes up on the primitive planet Barevi.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed bag.

  • By Carolyn on 10-01-11

I like this series

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

Any additional comments?

The producers decision to make the "thoughts" of the characters in an echoing voice is very odd and off putting.

  • Make Me

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,440
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,438

"Why is this town called Mother's Rest?" That's all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It's a tiny place hidden in 1,000 square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very reminiscent of BAD LUCK & TROUBLE

  • By shelley on 09-10-15

Love Lee Child, Dick Hill not so much.

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Any additional comments?

I love Lee Child and continue to buy and read his books as soon as they come out. I just don't like Dick Hill as Reacher. The voice and inflections don't match what I "hear" when I read.

  • The Fireman

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,612
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,595

No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies - before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too childishly written.

  • By Sherrie The Fox on 09-05-18

I am impressed with Joe Hill

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Any additional comments?

This book was well written and you are drawn into the lives of the characters. A well written book always does this for me. I continue to be impressed with Joe Hill and his writing.

0 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,101

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Any additional comments?

Zachary Quinto delivers. I listened to this one straight through. Very good book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blue Highways

  • A Journey into America
  • By: William Least Heat-Moon
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at all-only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new Mark Twain... this is a great book

  • By Mr. on 01-25-13

Like visiting an old friend

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Any additional comments?

I read this when it came out, way back when. Listening to it now was like visiting old friends. Very enjoyable

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Name of the Wind

  • Kingkiller Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,926

This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Joanna on 05-10-11

I love this story

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Any additional comments?

The characters come to life and you are in the story. I am so glad I found this and the second one. Can't wait for the third one. I recommend it highly

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 49,297
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44,857
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44,903

"My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth your time

  • By Robert on 09-08-11

excellent story

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Any additional comments?

Captivating story, characters are interesting and deep. You can't wait to find out what happens next to themmmmmmmmmm

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Remnant Population

  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502

For forty years, Colony 3245.12 has been Ofelia’s home. On this planet far away in space and time from the world of her youth, she has lived and loved, weathered the death of her husband, raised her one surviving child, lovingly tended her garden, and grown placidly old. And it is here that she fully expects to finish out her days - until the shifting corporate fortunes of the Sims Bancorp Company dictates that Colony 3245.12 is to be disbanded, its residents shipped off, deep in cryo-sleep, to somewhere new and strange and not of their choosing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THERE ARE NO BAD PARTS IN REMNANT POPULATION

  • By Nancy on 03-13-13

perfect narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

excellent story, I thoroughly enjoyed it. the narrator was perfect, fit the character to a T.
I recommend it highly.

  • Strega

  • A Burke Novel, Book 2
  • By: Andrew Vachss
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 119

Andrew Vachss’s implacable private eye has a new client, Strega. She wants Burke to find an obscene photograph and that search will take him into the ocean that flows just beneath the city, an ocean whose currents are flesh and money, the anguish of children and the pleasure of twisted adults. It is a place that Burke can visit only at the risk of his sanity and his life. But between the power of Strega and his own sense of justice, there is no turning back.

In Strega one of our most acclaimed crime writers gives us a thriller that might have been imagined by Dante. For this is a tour of hell with no stops left out, conducted by a novelist who writes with the authority of the damned.

“It’s wonderful. The words leap off the page. The plot is fresh. The principal character is original. The style is as clean as a haiku.” — The Washington Post Book World

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is better here than on first book

  • By Mark on 11-15-14

Didn't like the narrator on this one

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

Reviewed: 10-26-14

What disappointed you about Strega?

Phil Gigante doesn't do justice to the women and children, they all sound weak and whiny, even the strong and the hard ones.

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

It is a great story with amazing characters, I would recommend that you read it for yourself rather than listening to this narration

1 of 1 people found this review helpful