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  • 199 Terribly Good Dad Jokes: Witty, Funny and Damn Right Awful!

  • By: Mike Gaffy
  • Narrated by: Kennon A Cofield
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Is there anything in the world as special, loving and abjectly terrible as a dad joke? We’re not talking about just some silly jokes or one-liner; these jokes compiled by Mike Gaffy are an assembly of some of the most offensive and funny jokes, puns and double entendres known to man. Guaranteed to annoy loved ones to the very brink of entertainment, these jokes are a surefire way to land some embarrassing laughs with the precision of the most dedicated corny dad. Stubbed toe? Better call the toe truck! Mike Gaffy brings the laughs, or at least the groans to every joke.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, witty, and lame

  • By Son of Odin on 12-10-18

199 Bad Dad Jokes

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I'm sorry but this was painful to listen to for me. These jokes were corny not so much in the jokes but the way they were told. They came off as immature but I suppose they were meant to sound that way. I dunno.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Impossible Quest of Hailing a Taxi on Christmas Eve

  • By: George Saoulidis
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

In this modern retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is looking for a taxi to get home on Christmas Eve. But he will get the ride of his life, as he is walked through his past, his present and his future to end up a changed man. Set in modern day Athens, this science-fiction version of the classic ghost story is guaranteed to bring shivers down your spine and a smile to your face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not the Story you are expecting by the Title

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-27-18

A Fun Take on an Old Classic

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

The Impossible Quest of Hailing a Taxi on Christmas Eve was a cute story. It was fun and light in a steampunk cyber punk kinda way. This was an overall great short with neat characters and of course Scrooge. I enjoyed it.

Steve White's reading of this story was amazing. He gave fun voices to the characters which enhanced the story. This was a perfect pairing with story and narrator.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • The Story of French New Orleans

  • History of a Creole City
  • By: Dianne Guenin-Lelle
  • Narrated by: Sally Martin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

History, location, and culture continue to link New Orleans to France while distancing it culturally and symbolically from the US. This audiobook explores the traces of French language, history, and artistic expression that have been present there over the last 300 years. This volume focuses on the French, Spanish, and American colonial periods to understand the imprint that French sociocultural dynamic left on the Crescent City. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting Book.

  • By cosmitron on 08-03-18

A Comprehensive Story of New Orleans

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

This was a great detailed audiobook about how the city of New Orleans came about. It was detailed and pretty long but very interesting. I feel that I have a greater knowledge of the city and the state of Louisiana. It has a rich history of many peoples and cultures. I listened to this audiobook in three sittings while I painted. It was relaxing and I felt I could paint a picture of New Orleans such as this book did with words.

Sally Martin did an excellent job narrating. She spoke clearly and was easy to understand. She had great pronunciations.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Forever Sleep

  • By: Derwin Lester II, Cassie Poormokhtar
  • Narrated by: Jason Sprenger
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

A century ago, the World Government sold it as "Peace on Earth." All they did was convince the citizens of the world to download their minds into the Internet, leaving their bodies floating in stasis tanks. Now Sergeant First Class (Ret.) Scott Douglas was free to read a book in peace, without having to listen to the hippies and their endless whining. His only job was to walk through the stasis tanks once a day and check for problems. Then the Internet went down. Without it regulating their brains, humanity would be dead in a matter of days. It was up to Scott to save the hippies, even if all they did was complain.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great epic tale delivered in a short story!

  • By Roark C. on 12-06-18

This Was Probably Unlike Anything Ive Heard Before

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

The Forever Sleep was a short story in a 'dear reader' format which was interesting. The sound of a pencil writing in between chapters threw me off at first however the book did begin to grow on me. It was rich on the weird side though. I thought it was pretty awesome that his second wife who was a robot could not only drink him under the table but also played poker. That was a hoot.

Overall I liked this audiobook. The chapters were all pretty action-packed and definitely interesting. I'd listen to more from Derwin Lester ll and Cassie Poormokhtar.

Jason Sprenger did a good job narrating. He added some weird side noises though which I'm not sure if they were supposed to be funny or serious. I thought they seemed funny.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Minimalism: The Japanese Art of Declutter to Organize Your Home Life

  • Minimalist Organizing and Decluttering
  • By: Kiku Katana
  • Narrated by: Jeanette Funderburg
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

We work to the point of extreme exhaustion. Everyone is just too rushed, hurried, and stressed. We alleviate our stress by shopping for more stuff, binge eating, and engaging in time-wasting activities. We fill our lives with needless activities, relationships, and clutter. This makes us lose sense of who we really are and what’s important to us. This is the reason why the Japanese people have developed a lifestyle that strips away the inessential things in their lives. It’s called minimalism. In this audiobook, you’ll hear proven strategies on how to practice minimalism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Minimalism Was a Great Listen

  • By Teresa on 12-07-18

Minimalism Was a Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Minimalism was a good listen for me. I found it helpful as this is something I've been working on doing. This book had a lot of helpful suggestions on ways to declutter. It was informative without being boring. With the help from listening to this audiobook I learned where there are plenty of places to minimize. A lot of things I already do. There was one place in this book I would change though. Rather than throwing away old mail and such I prefer to shred just to be cautious. Otherwise this book was just what I needed though now whenever I walk through my house and see dust or clutter it's going to drive me up the wall.

I really liked the narration by Jeanette Funderburg. She had a mysterious voice that enhanced the book. She was monotone but in a cool way. It was good.

Also at the end there was an exerpt from another audiobook One Meal a Day that I would like to listen to.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Z Virus Vol. 02: Uninvited Guests

  • By: ScreenMagic Entertainment, Rick Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Mark J. Cayco
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

 In this volume, we meet the Johnsons, a family of doomsday preppers who were prepared for the impending meteor strike. As they hole up in their Twin Pines Ranch bunker, they decide it's time to investigate the outside world. There's been no word from David Wilson, who is holed up at the high school bunker. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and I Hope There's a Follow Up

  • By Teresa on 12-06-18

Interesting and I Hope There's a Follow Up

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

For a 7 minute prep book about preppers I found this an interesting listen that left me wanting to know more. We met the Johnsons and know they survived but now what? I hope there's a follow-up to this story.

Mark J. Cayco did a fine job narrating. He has a smooth quality with his inflections.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

  • Stoicism: Apply Stoicism to Your Everyday Life and Overcome Destructive Emotions

  • Quick History of Stoicism, Learn Unbiased Thinking, and Improve Your Life!
  • By: Geoffrey Loren
  • Narrated by: Leigh Adams
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

In this incredible audiobook, you will learn the secret to applying Stoicism into your everyday life. After a quick and easy walk-through into Stoic history, theology, and psychology, you will dive deep into learning key methods of Stoicism that you can implement today to give you real results.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Useful Intro To Stoicism

  • By Azura S on 12-10-18

An Interesting Listen but Still Unclear Somewhat

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

I thought I knew what stoicism was but was unsure. What I think is it means something like being calm and controlling ones emotions. Maybe it can be compared to the phrase calm, cool, and collected.

This audiobook was full of good information and ways that stoicism would apply. I'll be listening to it again I meditate and this is something I think would work as a practicing tool to work on as well. It left me with a lot to think about.

Leigh Adams is a terrific narrator. Listening to him makes the book easier to understand.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

  • Narcissism: How to Understand, Deal with, and Heal from Narcissism in Your Life

  • Learn How a Narcissist Thinks, How to Treat and Cope with a Narcissist and How to Repair and Heal Your Self-Esteem
  • By: Geoffrey Loren
  • Narrated by: Leigh Adams
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

This incredible audiobook will provide you with must-see information and give you powerful and real results that will help you to understand who exactly a narcissist is, how to cope with them in your everyday life, and how to heal and restore yourself and your self-esteem after dealing with a narcissist. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very practical book!

  • By The Drewster on 09-14-18

A Real Eye-Opener For Me

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Narcissism was a great listen and an eye-opener for me. There are those that are the obvious narcissists and those that are subtle and hard to identify. This audiobook taught me a few ways of handling the narcissists in my life. I also learned the hard way that the minute you set boundaries, they know you're off limits. This book let me know that I'm doing the right things to address this issue. What I learned is they can and will wipe out a persons self esteem. A narcissist can be a partner, friend, parent, child, brother, sister, or co-worker. A narcissist is a bully.

I liked the author Geoffrey Loren's approach to this hugely serious issue. And I liked his suggestion on perhaps not calling someone out on their behavior as it will possibly anger them and won't really stop the negative behavior. In the end, the narcissist will learn that their actions are only self-destructive.

Leigh Adams narration was very well done. He had a nice voice and was easy to understand.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

  • The Habits of Winning Poker Players

  • Poker Books for Smart Players, Book 2
  • By: Ashton Cartwright
  • Narrated by: Joshua Risser
  • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

What makes one poker player successful time and time again while another poker player never makes that big score? There are several habits that best poker players have, and these habits make all the difference between winning and losing. The top players in the world have each developed these habits in their own way and use them to dominate any poker table they find themselves playing on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Listen For Reinforcing Poker Skills

  • By Teresa on 12-04-18

A Good Listen For Reinforcing Poker Skills

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

I like this audiobook and I think it would work well for any level of player simply because if someone is even reading or listening to it, they would most likely already have some basic knowledge of the game. There is quite a lot packed into a pretty short book so there's a lot of information being given.

I've listened to other poker audiobooks and I like to play while I listen because it makes me go out of my comfort zone a little and I find myself winning more often.

For a game involving making multiple decisions based on only some of the information, this book will give you enough info on how to be a more skilled player. I liked the part about tells and also tilt. It was kinda funny.

Overall The Habits of Winning Poker Players written by Ashton Cartwright was a good listen. The narration by Joshua Risser was excellent. He sounded as if he could've been the author.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

  • Death Match

  • The Coastal Suspense Series, Volume 2
  • By: Emma Rose Watts
  • Narrated by: Sandra Murphy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

After a beautiful woman with ties to a local matchmaking service falls to her death on Valentine's Day, Franklin County demands answers. So when Captain Joe Davenport assigns the investigation to Detective Skylar Reid and Harvey Baker, it’s only a matter of time before trouble ensues. And when Harvey discovers the unscrupulous Callum Jackson may be behind it, nothing will stop him until he proves it, even if his witch hunt could cost him his marriage, his sanity, and his badge. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I Had Mixed Feelings About This One

  • By Teresa on 12-02-18

I Had Mixed Feelings About This One

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I liked the premise of this story as a mystery/thriller but I felt distracted and had a hard time with it holding my attention. The characters didn't feel strong or well-rounded and it felt like the reader Sandra Murphy had to try too hard for each character giving them all different tones. The story felt uncultivated. It was hard to follow.

I think Sandra Murphy has a great voice but this story was hard with the different voices.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.