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Chris Martinez

St. Louis, MO
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  • A Dirty Job

  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,342
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,345

People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen!

  • By Janie on 03-24-06

One of the best I've listened to!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-07

This is a great book, I found myself laughing outloud and remembering lines from the book in the middle of the day and laughing (and freaking out my coworkers in the process!). Fisher Stevens does an EXCELLENT job reading as a Beta male. You'll find yourself wishing you could "kitty" people throughout the day so that they'll "take the big ambien!"

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stupidest Angel

  • A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103

Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Pine Cove winner

  • By colleen on 03-29-12

Should have been better

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-07

This audiobook should have been better, but unfortunately, the narrator isn't able to deliver what should be some very funny passages. I enjoyed "A Dirty Job" quite a bit, Fisher Stevens read it very very well. I'd recommend passing on this one.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Glorious Appearing

  • Left Behind, Volume 12
  • By: Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

The smash hit Left Behind saga, the best-selling inspirational series of all time, comes to its extraordinary conclusion in this thrilling audiobook. Glorious Appearing picks up the action following the cosmic battle of the ages, and not all the members of the Tribulation Force have survived!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glorious

  • By john z. on 02-13-08

Guilty pleasure

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-07

These books aren't terribly well written and the characters are a little hokey, but the events are what hook you. This narrator wasn't very good, but if you've listened or read the rest of the series, you've really gotta get this one...for the events.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Da Vinci Code

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,086
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,142

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Adjust Your Perspective...

  • By E. Baxter on 11-13-03

I couldn't put it down

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-07

Better than the movie, and the narrator is incredibly good. Paul Michael is one of the best narrators in the industry, and Dan Brown keeps you hooked with his twists and turns.

  • The Book of God

  • The Bible as Novel
  • By: Walter Wangerin Jr.
  • Narrated by: Walter Wangerin Jr.
  • Length: 27 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Walter Wangerin, Jr. makes the Bible come alive in detail with The Book of God. Wangerin reveals the humanity and eternal messages behind the text. The Book of God is a sweeping history that covers thousands of years and hundreds of lives, in a myriad of foreign yet familiar cultures. The award-winning Wangerin has produced his magnum opus, a timeless masterpiece that rekindles the imagination and nurtures the spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Book of God: The Bible as Novel (Unabridged)

  • By Jane on 12-15-02

Very disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-07

I was so disappointed in this book. It was recommended to me by a friend as sort of a "bible as a novel," but wasn't very impressed. There were parts from the bible that were left out that I was looking forward to hearing, and the parts that were included weren't terribly well written.

Also, this book is a big, bright reason why authors should never, ever read their own material.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys

  • By: Dave Barry
  • Narrated by: John Ritter
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

The American guy is not to be confused with a husband, father, hunk, or intellectual, says guy expert Dave Barry. Published just in time (the American guy faces extinction due to feminism, the men's movement, and stricter sanitation laws), this guide gives women helpful advice for understanding Him (or It) and offers men useful tips on remembering the names of their children and other dilemmas of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I laughed all the way through

  • By Alan Rither on 08-10-04

Men are pigs...and Dave makes it funny!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-07

I couldn't stop laughing. Dave Barry is great and John Ritter delivers the material very, very well. It's only 3 hours or so, and very lighthearted, so give it a listen if you want to have a fun little diversion.

The Hot Zone
    A Terrifying True Story
    
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    Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    143 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • The Hot Zone

  • A Terrifying True Story
  • By: Richard Preston
  • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

In 1989, a shipment of 100 monkeys arrived at a biomedical supply company in Reston, Virginia. There, in a small complex across from a McDonald's and a playground, the animals began to get sick. Their intestines turned to the consistency of gumbo. One by one they died a grisly and horrible death. Too late, the custodians realized the culprit was Ebola, one of the deadliest of all known viruses. The Hot Zone reads like the finest fiction but is actually a true story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scariest book I ever read!

  • By Robert on 06-30-04

Don't listen to this just after lunch/dinner

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-07

This was really well written and a bit frightening. It's amazing how devastating this disease is and how often and quickly it will kill. This book was eye-opening and written like a novel.

  • The Lion's Game

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,787
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,789

To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. He and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force must stop "The Lion," an alleged Libyan terrorist with the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and engaging

  • By CoCo on 12-26-02

Had me hooked from the beginning

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-07

John Corey at his best. This is the book that got me hooked on Nelson DeMille. There's a great element of two sides of the coin here, and it's alot of fun to listen to John Corey's wisecracking and Assad Khalil's fanatical obsession.

  • Ender's Game

  • Special 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,703

Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

Classic book, give it a listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-07

I read this book when I was in high school, and the audiobook definitely does it justice. My girlfriend listened to this and really enjoyed it too, and she likes some, but not much sci-fi stuff. She really enjoyed it, wound up listening to it in about 5 days and can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.

  • Speaker for the Dead

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,187

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

Good story!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-07

This takes place after Ender's Game and begins a sort of different type of story. Ender's Game is more action based, and the rest of the series has more geo-political and sociological themed. I'd recommend giving this a listen, but if you find it a little too thoughtful for you, you may want to skip directly to the Shadow series - those follow Bean, and are written more similarly to EG.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful