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  • The Book of Moon

  • By: George Crowder
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

It coulda been worse. That's the "working epitaph" of 15-year-old Moon Landing. Not that Moon's death is imminent--far from it--but his thoughts have turned to gallows humor, as his world disintegrates along with his parents' marriage. His older brother skateboards through life with ease, but Moon is deeply troubled. Just as he is solving for romantic unknowns with a gorgeous older girl, Moon must contend with his dad's sudden absence, his mom-gone-wild's sexcapades, and his best friends' curious penchant for self-destruction. Not to mention his newfound role in agitating to end an African guerrilla's bloody rampage. To make sense of it all, Moon embarks on a quest to unravel the riddle of God's injustice to man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very much enjoyed this audio version.

  • By Tina Mc on 01-18-18

What a delightful book!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

This book was a real treat to listen to. A very interesting story that lead in unexpected directions, all the while making me question my personal beliefs (without hammering me with an alternate viewpoint) and pointing out many absurdities in modern commercial religions.
The principal characters were witty, insightful and often hilarious, making me wish I had friends like these back in highschool. The book left me with many thoughtful questions, but mostly wanting more! It's one of those books that you don't want to end and your find yourself thinking about what was going to happen next on their journey of discovery and wonderment.
Loved it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Going for Kona (What Doesn’t Kill You, #4)

  • A Michele Romantic Mystery
  • By: Pamela Fagan Hutchins
  • Narrated by: Natalie Gray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

When her husband is killed in a hit-and-run bicycling accident, it takes all of Michele Lopez Hanson's strength not to burrow into their bed for the rest of her life. But their kids need her, and she promised herself she'd do the Kona Ironman Triathlon in Adrian's honor, and someone seems to be stalking her family, so she slogs through the pain to keep herself on track.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Going for Kona kept me guessing

  • By BFK on 11-15-18

Smooth, flavorful, enjoyably tasty cup of words

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

Reviewed: 08-06-15

What did you love best about Going for Kona?

The reader, Natalie Grey!

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The personal relationship between the characters was well written and believable.

What does Natalie Gray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Natalie Grey added so much to the story with her enthusiasm, her lively narration and minor sound effects that it made it feel like she was in the car with me, telling me this story on my way to work, making the time just fly by.

Any additional comments?

If you like your suspense in the lighter Sue Grafton vein, rather than the darker stories of Jo Nesbo, then you are going to love this book. The story is lightly suspenseful, with very little violence, but the characters are lively, the story satisfying and the narrator is excellent!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Enemies Foreign and Domestic

  • By: Matthew Bracken
  • Narrated by: Mike Kemp
  • Length: 26 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492

The story begins on opening day of the NFL season, when bullets begin to rain down upon the upper deck of a packed football stadium. A panic stampede ensues, leading to mass casualties. The alleged sniper is found holding a smoking assault rifle, and is killed by a police marksman. One week later, Congress bans the private possession of all semi-automatic assault rifles. Gun owners are given one week to turn in their semi-automatic rifles, or face a five year mandatory sentence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story if you can get past the performance

  • By B. Lambert on 07-09-13

Worst reader ever!!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-17-15

What disappointed you about Enemies Foreign and Domestic?

The reader must be a computer because he just sounds like he is reciting a list of words. No intonation, not even a pause to breath, just flat out, over load monotone. I couldn't even make it through the first 1/2 hour

Would you ever listen to anything by Matthew Bracken again?

if a different reader was used

How could the performance have been better?

if a different reader was used, maybe

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

yes, all three

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,800

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Guys beware! Bodice ripping drivel.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-12

Would you try another book from Diana Gabaldon and/or Davina Porter?

Although Davina Porters reading was excellent, I just couldn't get past part 2 of this silly book. The Celtic history mythology was pure 4th grade Cliff Notes and the story was..... well I can't say cause it didn't engage me enough to finish it. I had just finished the Excellent Pandora's Moon and needed something lighter, but this was pure fluff.

What do you think your next listen will be?

1Q84

Have you listened to any of Davina Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but she did a great job with the limited material

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

See above

Any additional comments?

Can I get a refund?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Merlin

  • Pendragon Cycle Book 2
  • By: Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

He was born to greatness, the son of a Druid bard and a princess of lost Atlantis. A trained warrior, blessed with the gifts of prophecy and song, he grew to manhood in a Britain abandoned by its Roman conquerors. He was to have a higher destiny: to prepare the way for the momentous event that would unite the Island of the Mighty - the coming of Arthur Pendragon, Lord of the Kingdom of Summer. This is the second book of The Pendragon Cycle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book (Ten Stars)

  • By Philana on 12-02-03

Bla, bla, bla, Yak, Yak, Yak!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-04

What a boring book. I read the first in the series and liked it so I was eager for part 2 but this one falls flat on it's face. the (new) narrator on this one is awful, pompous and oh so melodramatic (his womens voices are all so high and whiny). If you want to listen to a truly fantastic (adult) sword and sorcery epic check out "The song of Ice and Fire" series by Robert R. R. Martin which is incredibly great (the first 2 are avaliable now with 4 more coming).

0 of 3 people found this review helpful