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lower lake, CA, United States
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  • One Doctor

  • Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine
  • By: Brendan Reilly
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988

An epic story told by a unique voice in Ameri­can medicine, One Doctor describes life-changing experiences in the career of a distinguished physi­cian. In riveting first-person prose, Dr. Brendan Reilly takes us to the front lines of medicine today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Brilliant

  • By Jan on 06-20-14

Be advised, very depressing

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Just like the title. Interesting, until you follow it for a while and it becomes so depressing. Did it improve later? Hell! I don't know I quit reading it. I've got enough depressing reality in my life without listening to this book for entertainment. I read (listen) to be entertained.

To be totally fair? This book was well done in all aspects.

  • The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 1
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,890
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,076

Tricked into a world of banished gods, demons, goblins, sprites and magic, Richter must learn to meet the perils of The Land and begin to forge his own kingdom. Actions have consequences across The Land, with powerful creatures and factions now hell-bent on Richter's destruction. Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm? A tale to shake "The Land" itself, measuring 10/10 on the Richter scale, how will Richter's choices shape the future of The Land and all who reside in it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is good if you’ve ever played a MMORPG.

  • By BigfootJedi on 10-12-17

Don't you know how to label a book YA (childish)

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

If I was fifteen I would have loved this book, maybe. I'm 70 and I like computer games but this book is juvenal to the point of being childish. So there you go let's start a new book designation as childish. I've got no problem at all with childish books, but I would like to be warned before I commit my money or credits to a book that is so juvenile in scope and creativity. The narration (from what I was able to listen to) was however excellent. Kudos to Nick Podehl, without a doubt the best part of this book (from an adult perspective).

Look, from my perspective, I feel like I should at least be warned that a book is written for ten year old kids by the management of the company so I don't have to rely on the wobbly reviews included for the book. Or you could include the age of the reviewer to the review (not how long they have been a member). I am not talking about author profiling, for Gods sake, just work a little bit with your dedicated audience.

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  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,112
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,084

In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything - drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons - free of the government's watchful eye. It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new website where anyone - not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers - could buy and sell contraband detection-free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An honest portrait of DPR

  • By Victor on 05-18-17

Much too long

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I couldn't make it halfway through this story, it was just too long. The narration seemed dry and uninteresting but that may be because the book was so long and uninteresting. I have a hard time believing that anyone would spend more than 12 hours listening to this book without the help of a small purchase from the silk road.

  • The Listener

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,282

It's 1934. Businesses went under by the hundreds, debt and foreclosures boomed, and breadlines grew in many American cities. In the midst of this misery, some folks explored unscrupulous ways to make money. Angel-faced John Partlow and carnival huckster Ginger LaFrance are among the worst of this lot. Joining together they leave their small-time confidence scams behind to attempt an elaborate kidnapping-for-ransom scheme in New Orleans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Southern Fried Horror Done Right

  • By Ila in Maine on 03-05-18

Not my cup of tea

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Someone said this was a horror story, well I think from what I could stand to read it was a depressing drama. I didn't make it very far into the book because why would I want to read about such screwed up trashy people. The author was pretty clever to place his story in that timeline though, that way he could use the "N" word as much as he wanted. Maybe that was the horror part. So for me not a horror story, instead a horrible story. As much as I could stand to read anyway.

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  • The House of Unexpected Sisters

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: A woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 18th novel and I'm still enchanted and addicted!

  • By Wayne on 11-11-17

Such a good book

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

Not a "ker pow" book, no super heros, no super villains, but such a real feel for the people of Botswana. At times the book seems to lag, but I don't think it does, it's the talent of the author to install the lag of real life into the story without loosing the story line. This isn't an action movie, it's the story of good people in Botswana, and a darn good detective story too. I read the first couple of books, but I will buy every one of the series for sure.

  • Sharkman

  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: Andrew Eiden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 724

Kwan Wilson was a high school basketball star living in San Diego when a tragic accident changed his life in ways no one could predict. He only looked at his phone for a few seconds, but that was all the time it took to crash his car into a telephone pole, killing his mother and paralyzing him from the waist down. After the accident, his father, Admiral Douglas Wilson, sent him off to live with his maternal grandmother in South Florida.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • There are a lot of fantastic books in the world,

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-26-18

YA, but well written and narrated.

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Couldn't finish it because I can't take young adult books. This book is well written, and very well narrated. Just too high school for me (a 70 year old ex marine, and wildland firefighter). I guess the title should have been enough of a clue for even me.

  • The Voice Inside

  • Frost Easton, Book 2
  • By: Brian Freeman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

Four years after serial killer Rudy Cutter was sent away for life, San Francisco homicide inspector Frost Easton uncovers a terrible lie: his closest friend planted false evidence to put Cutter behind bars. When he's forced to reveal the truth, his sister's killer is back on the streets. Desperate to take Cutter down again, the detective finds a new ally in Eden Shay. She wrote a book about Cutter and knows more about him than anyone. And she's terrified. Because for four years, Cutter has been nursing revenge day after stolen day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT ! Leaves you wanting more!!!!!

  • By shelley on 01-17-18

almost a three star

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

A rule I have, no book can rate more than two stars if I can't finish it. This book wasn't bad, in some places throughout it was very good, but the overused dramatic theme of the lone wolf lawman hunting down the depraved murderer was hackneyed beyond my endurance. If Freeman were to write another police procedural type of novel, it would be nice if he could made it a little more realistic and less like a TV show. I made it to chapter 44 out of 49 before I gave up. Very disappointing. I doubt I'll try any more of his books.

  • Canada

  • By: Mike Myers
  • Narrated by: Mike Myers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003

Comedy superstar Mike Myers writes from the (true patriot) heart about his 53-year relationship with his beloved Canada. Mike Myers is a world-renowned actor, director and writer and the man behind some of the most memorable comic characters of our time. But, as he says, "No description of me is truly complete without saying I'm a Canadian". He has often winked and nodded to Canada in his outrageously accomplished body of work, but now he turns the spotlight full-beam on his homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book by my favorite comedian

  • By Spencer cox on 09-21-17

what you would expect from canadian hot sauce

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

interesting, mildly entertaining, as liberal as anyone would expect, a bit amusing, beaucoup Canadian Eh.

  • Fourth of July Creek

  • A Novel
  • By: Smith Henderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 588

After trying to help Benjamin Pearl, an undernourished, nearly feral 11-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness, social worker Pete Snow comes face-to-face with the boy's profoundly disturbed father, Jeremiah. With courage and caution, Pete slowly earns a measure of trust from this paranoid survivalist itching for a final conflict that will signal the coming End Times. But as Pete's own family spins out of control, Pearl's activities spark the full-blown interest of the FBI, putting Pete at the center of a massive manhunt from which no one will emerge unscathed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Though it can leave the reader bruised

  • By Firebolt on 11-06-14

couldn't finish it, but it was very well read

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

How can you believe in a character with a serious alcohol problem able to leave the booze for a week long trek in the woods, with a violent lunatic carrying a loaded gun all the time. How can you believe in a character as broken and shallow, weak and addicted, working unsupervised as a state employee. I finally had to put the book down. The written book may have granted a greater tolerance for the for the wild swings of behavior of the main character, but the masterful narration may have been what held the book together for me as long as it did.

  • The Ends of the World

  • Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions
  • By: Peter Brannen
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

Our world has ended five times: It has been broiled, frozen, poison gassed, smothered, and pelted by asteroids. In The Ends of the World, Peter Brannen dives into deep time, exploring Earth's past dead ends, and in the process offers us a glimpse of our possible future. Many scientists now believe that the climate shifts of the 21st century have analogs in these five extinctions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Kid's Science Book FOR ADULTS!!

  • By aaron on 06-15-17

I doubt any geologist would be entertained by this

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

The narrator sounded like a third grade teacher trying way too hard to entrance his class with the wonders of the past. On the other hand that was how the book was written. It was like a Walt Disney Presents view of geology. Whether or not you agree with the author would probably determine how well you would like the book. I would have much preferred hearing the geology explained without the childish drama, allowing me to make up my own mind.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful