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Mr Dangerous

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  • A Bad Idea I'm About to Do

  • True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure
  • By: Chris Gethard
  • Narrated by: Chris Gethard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Chris Gethard has often found himself in awkward situations most people, including you, probably would have safely avoided. The good news is now, thanks to this book, you can enjoy the painfully funny consequences of his unfortunate decisions at a safe distance. A Bad Idea I'm About to Do invites listeners to join Chris as he navigates an adolescence and adulthood mired in hilariously ill-fated nerdom, and to take comfort in the fact that - as his experiences often prove - things could always be much, much worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought but so much better

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-18-19

Loved every minute of this...

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

Reviewed: 05-22-19

Gethard has great stories that make you laugh and cringe. One of the better biographies.

Chris gives a perfect reading. I wish he'd narrate more books.

  • Word of Honor

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 28 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216

He is a good man, a brilliant corporate executive, an honest, handsome family man admired by men and desired by women. But a lifetime ago Ben Tyson was a lieutenant in Vietnam.There the men under his command committed a murderous atrocity -- and together swore never to tell the world what they had done. Now the press, army justice, and the events he tried to forget have caught up with Ben Tyson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This one's worth a credit!

  • By Mike on 09-08-09

Beyond overwritten...

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

Reviewed: 05-22-19

6 hours of characters going back and forth, discussing the same subject matter bored me. There was almost no plot movement. While I have enjoyed another of Demille's books, this one I couldn't last any longer.

Brick gave a solid read.

  • The Broker

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,863

In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world's most sophisticated satellite surveillance system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why all the bad reviews?

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-26-05

My Italian vacation...

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

Reviewed: 05-21-19

I'm officially done with Grisham. He's just plain bad. I gave it 4.5 hours. Bored to death. So slow with almost nothing happening. He spent over 30 minutes focused on the main character learning Italian. This is my 4th book of Grisham's. 3 were terrible. 1 was mediocre.

Beck was okay, though a little cliche with his italian accents.

  • Always Running

  • La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.
  • By: Luis J. Rodriguez
  • Narrated by: Luis J. Rodriguez
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

By age 12, Luis Rodriguez was a veteran of East L.A. gang warfare. Lured by a seemingly invincible gang culture, he witnessed countless shootings, beatings, and arrests, then watched with increasing fear as that culture claimed friends and family members. Before long, Rodriguez saw a way out of the barrio through education and successfully broke free from years of violence and desperation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book for all educators

  • By Heather M. Vitz on 03-15-15

2nd Best Gang book I've read.

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

Reviewed: 05-21-19

This book reminds me of growing up in LA. Tough life. Good story. Introspective without being preachy. I enjoyed every moment of this book.

This is the 2nd best Gang book I've read. 1st is the Black Hand.

Rodriguez gave a great read.

  • Hornet Flight

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,729

It's June 1941, and the low point of the war. England throws wave after wave of RAF bombers across the Channel, but somehow the Luftwaffe is able to shoot them down at will. The skies, indeed, the war itself seem to belong to Hitler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Outstanding Spy Novel

  • By C. McCoy on 03-13-05

Good set up. Quickly lost steam..

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

Reviewed: 05-20-19

Gave it 5 hours. Started off interesting and quickly went down hill. Just never felt intense.

John Lee gave a great read. Sadly it could not save this book for me.

  • The Ghost Brigades

  • Old Man's War, Book 2
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,286

The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Starts slow but comes together in the end.

  • By Lore on 02-15-14

First book was better....

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

Reviewed: 05-19-19

First story was better. While enjoyable, this sometimes felt juvenile. Ill probably read the next book if its on sale.

Narrator was okay.

  • The Girl from the Train

  • By: Irma Joubert
  • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542

Six-year-old Gretl Schmidt is on a train bound for Auschwitz. Jakób Kowalski is planting a bomb on the tracks. As World War II draws to a close, Jakób fights with the Polish resistance against the crushing forces of Germany and Russia. They mean to destroy a German troop transport, but Gretl's unscheduled train reaches the bomb first. Gretl is the only survivor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story covering the middle of the 20th C.

  • By john on 04-12-16

Nothing new here...

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

Reviewed: 05-18-19

If you've never read a WW2 book, then you might enjoy this. I have read enough so this was a bit of a bore for me. Not thrilling, nor engaging. Just you're average ww2 book.

Narrator was ok.

  • Born Standing Up

  • A Comic's Life
  • By: Steve Martin
  • Narrated by: Steve Martin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,217

In the mid-70s, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. Born Standing Up is, in his own words, the story of "why I did stand-up and why I walked away".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Andrew on 11-30-07

Delightful.

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

Reviewed: 05-18-19

I laughed out loud. This was entertaining with sharp writing. Steve Martin is an American treasure. Worth a listen.

Martin is a fantastic narrator.

  • Hidden Empire: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 1

  • By: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,964
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,818
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,830

An explosive new science fiction series by New York Times best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson, Hidden Empire is the first volume in The Saga of the Seven Suns, modeled after the Star Wars and X-Files universes. Anderson has become the foremost science fiction writer of the century, bringing to life vivid characters and worlds that delight his fans across the galaxy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Anonymous User on 01-14-05

Couldn't get into it...

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

Reviewed: 05-18-19

After 4 hours of setup and nothing happening I lost interest. Sad thing is Anderson seems like a good writer. I kept waiting to get hooked, but that never happened.

I always enjoy Guidall's readings.

  • Dead or Alive

  • By: Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 20 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,820
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,814

Jack Ryan, the former president of the United States, is out of office, but not out of the loop about his brainchild, the “Campus” - a highly effective, counter-terrorism organization that operates outside the Washington hierarchy. But what Ryan doesn’t know is that his son, Jack Ryan, Jr., has joined his cousins, Brian and Dominic Caruso, at the shadowy Campus. While a highly effective analyst, young Ryan hungers for the action of a field agent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Same great Clancey - Great narration

  • By Robert B. Wales on 12-12-10

Just okay...

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

Reviewed: 05-17-19

Grant Blackwood is no Mark Greaney. This was my least favorite of the Jack Ryan books I've read so far. I can't put my finger on it, but it just didn't get there for me. Though it did have its moments.

Lou Diamond Phillips is my favorite reader for the Clancy books.