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Bubba Gazinski

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  • Ship of Fools

  • By: Tucker Carlson
  • Narrated by: Tucker Carlson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,346
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,901
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,864

The host of Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight offers a blistering critique of the new American ruling class, the elites of both parties, who have taken over the ship of state, leaving the rest of us, the citizen-passengers, to wonder: How do we put the country back on course?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best political book in quite a while

  • By Wayne on 02-11-19

Tucker appeals to intellectual honesty

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

I thought Mr. Carlson did a good job of clearly positing his viewpoints on many important issues today. He does so with what amounts to an appeal towards intellectual honesty. More and more, lately, academia and intellectual discussion has become so politicized that disagreement is no longer tolerated in many areas. The result is that science is stiff-armed to support a progressive political agenda. Mr. Carlson does a good job of highlighting some of the deleterious effects of what I myself call intellectual fascism. Think as your told or be shunned, fired, ridiculed. Have we adopted the old Soviet model of oppression - in some ways, it seems we have. We still don't incarcerate people in gulags, but there are those, for example proponents of climate change, who feel that "climate deniers" should be jailed. As Americans, this is a wake up call to remember the importance of the first amendment and its essential impact on real progress.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dark Tower II

  • The Drawing of the Three
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,753

In this second volume, Roland encounters three mysterious doorways on a deserted beach along the Western Sea. Each one enters into a different person's life in New York - here, he joins forces with the defiant young Eddie Dean and with the beautiful, brilliant, and brave Odetta Holmes in a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies. They also become the companions, forming a ka-tet, who will assist him on his quest to save the Dark Tower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Megan on 08-09-16

Surprisingly compelling

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

I don’t know how Stephen King does it. He takes miserable awful people and makes then interesting and even like able. His sense of character development is wonderful. When I started with the first book in the series, at first I thought - oh no - this is Dune Messiah - too spiritual and boring. And then it wasn’t. It got interesting. And I had to know more. And this book, second in the series, is better than the first.

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,534
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,160

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart and original

  • By J. OBrennan on 12-29-17

Great time travel story

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

This got me on a few levels. Fantastic narration helped. Truly excellent.

The story line was immediately compelling. The science part was cool - I’m no physicist, but I really enjoyed that part.

Strong character development. I like to know the main characters - who are they - motivations, and this is all revealed as the story progresses, keeping the reader in gentle suspense.

Please write more stories like this!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,086
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,631
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,572

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

Wonderful true story

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

Edward Herrmann does a fantastic job narrating this amazing true story. As an old oarsman, it held particular interest, but the story is much more than that. Beautifully written, epic story behind the US Gold medal winners of the heavy 8 crew in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. A rare fluidity like fiction in a true story. A poetic masterpiece.

  • The Crossing

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,097

Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it's a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former LAPD partner, Lucia Soto, he turns the investigation inside the police department. But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just loved this book; every last bit of it

  • By Michele B on 11-10-15

Great story with amazing narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-26-17

First of all, this was a really good Bosch story. I’ve read all of the books before this, and this is the first I’ve listened to. Titus Welliver is the best narrator. Besides playing Harry in the Amazon series, he has a nice voice and seems to get his character. He makes it come alive.

  • CyberStorm

  • By: Matthew Mather
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,207

Sometimes the worst storms aren't from Mother Nature, and sometimes the worst nightmares aren't the ones in our heads. Mike Mitchell, an average New Yorker already struggling to keep his family together, suddenly finds himself fighting just to keep them alive when an increasingly bizarre string of disasters starts appearing on the world's news networks. As both the real world and the cyber world come crashing down, bending perception and reality, a monster snowstorm cuts New York off from the world, turning it into a wintry tomb where nothing is what it seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes - satisfied a craving

  • By Jan on 01-14-14

Apocalypse Not

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

Reviewed: 06-28-16

Good idea, well performed. If you like a story about the lights going out where most people keep their manners and nobody says any naughty words, you'll like this. I found the protagonist too saccharine for my taste. I prefer a gritty realism. But you may want a less in your face story. I couldn't finish it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Battle Cruiser

  • Lost Colonies, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,056
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,049

One starship will either save Earth or destroy her. A century ago our star erupted, destroying Earth's wormhole network and closing off trade with her colonized planets. After being out of contact with the younger worlds for so many years, humanity is shocked when a huge ship appears at the edge of the solar system. Our outdated navy investigates, both curious and fearful. What they learn from the massive vessel shocks the planet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Unlikely Hero

  • By Don Gilbert on 12-26-15

Fun sci story

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

Reviewed: 03-16-16

It borrows themes which are familiar: lost ship, wormholes, pseudo cyborgs. Blends them into a fun ride through space and on land.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mockingjay

  • The Final Book of The Hunger Games
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,035
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,913

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Conflicting Emotions

  • By Sumit G. on 08-28-10

Great Narration ends a thrilling chilling trilogy

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

Reviewed: 03-11-13

Would you listen to Mockingjay again? Why?

I will listen to it again. It was so good that it's the kind of story I want to hear again and see if I missed anything or gain new insights.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mockingjay?

The struggle of Katniss and the horrible price she had to pay.

Which scene was your favorite?

When she kills a different person than suspected.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The recovery from her burns and the horrible pain of loss.

  • A Drink Before the War

  • By: Dennis Lehane
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,143

With novels like Mystic River and Shutter Island, Dennis Lehane has dramatically altered the landscape of the crime thriller—while boldly overstepping the boundaries that have long separated mystery from literature. Now two of his sensational early novels have been combined in a single volume—two gritty and mesmerizing masterworks of suspense featuring the private eye duo of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great beginning to thriller series

  • By L. O. Pardue on 11-23-11

Great book - great narration

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

Reviewed: 03-05-12

What did you love best about A Drink Before the War?

The narrator and the story. You get to know the characters, and the protagonists are likeable even if a bit flawed due to the calamities of life -> much of the underlying theme of the book is about the way things are and how they effect us. Great suspense and story.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes. Lost of twists and turns. And not a bit of

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

Not yet.

Any additional comments?

My negatives were that it preached a bit much about the unfairness of racism. The points were well made - just overdone and a little out of context. This didn't get in the way of my enjoyment too much.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Gideon's Corpse

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: David W. Collins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,254

A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff. A plume of radiation above New York City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before. Sifting through the evidence, authorities determine that the unthinkable is about to happen: in ten days, a major American city will be vaporized by a terrorist attack.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Yawn! Preston & Child can do MUCH BETTER!

  • By G.Monie on 07-24-13

Gideon Takes Shape - Preston & Child do it again

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

Reviewed: 02-07-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I read everything these guys right as soon as it comes out. But I especially love any story with Eli Glinn (sp?). He's a cunning and genius engineer who can build and plot any endeavor. With this second in the series of Gideon thrillers, the character is taking shape. I liked this better than the first and can't wait for the next.

What did you like best about this story?

The character of Gideon is developed more fully. What drives him. What distracts him. He is a tragic character in that he has a fatal condition that could kill him within a year, but something tells me he will outlive this dire prediction.

What does David W. Collins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A sense of drama and excitement.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did laugh in spots.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful