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Erik

LAS VEGAS, NV, United States
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  • The Ark

  • A Novel
  • By: Boyd Morrison
  • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 530

When brilliant archaeologist Dilara Kenner is contacted by Sam Watson, an old family friend who says that he has crucial information about her missing father, Dilara abandons her Peruvian dig and rushes to Los Angeles to meet him. But at the airport, Sam speaks instead of Noah’s Ark—the artifact her father had long been searching for—and the possible death of billions. Before Sam can explain, he collapses. With his dying breath, he urges Dilara to find Tyler Locke—a man she’s never heard of.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great summer read

  • By Veneda on 08-23-10

Noah's Ark Meet Da Vinci's Code

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

Reviewed: 02-21-13

Similar to the Dan Brown book. The Ark contains fairly cinematic writing. You can see how this could be made into a movie either for TV of the theater. The tale is engaging and contains some of the trademark trivia minutiae that Dan Brown wows us with in his books. If you are fan of the Dan Brown books, you will like this. If you are not, it's still worth a listen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Area 51

  • An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
  • By: Annie Jacobsen
  • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,035
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,565
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,572

Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing was filmed there. The prevalence of these rumors stems from the fact that no credible insider has ever divulged the truth about his time inside the base. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reality, always more interesting than fiction.

  • By Zack on 05-20-11

Insight Into the Secret But Declassified World

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

Reviewed: 02-21-13

An engaging history lesson on stealth technology, the arms race and the impact on Southern Nevada. The book resurrects the Cold War through declassified records and personal accounts. We all know Area 51 for its supposed alien mystique. What we do not know if the main focus of Area 51 was (or is) the development, testing and installation of stealth technology for supersonic aircraft. The book is fascinating. What's more - if you happen be from Southern Nevada, it has wonderful accounts of the impact of Area 51 on the region. Well worth the listen.

  • Lunatics

  • A Novel
  • By: Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel
  • Narrated by: Dave Barry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 185

Philip Horkman is a happy man - the owner of a pet store called The Wine Shop, and on Sundays a referee for kids' soccer. Jeffrey Peckerman is the sole sane person in a world filled with goddamned jerks and morons, and he's having a really bad day. The two of them are about to collide in a swiftly escalating series of events that will send them running for their lives, pursued by the police, soldiers, terrorists, subversives, bears, and a man dressed as Chuck E. Cheese.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is funny -- like a train wreck

  • By Vox Locus on 03-18-12

Funny Books Are Rare and This One Is Rare

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

Reviewed: 12-28-12

What made the experience of listening to Lunatics the most enjoyable?

The story is outlandish and adeptly done with two separate narrations. Moreover, I think this is a stunt format, whereby the two authors separately wrote their parts. They also do the narration.

What's funny about this book? The story starts as a commonplace squabble between two polar opposite characters. Hilarity ensues when they unwittingly go about changing the world through no fault of their own.

Barry has written some funny novels. This is a good companion to his work.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful