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Straycat

OTR trucker, WI, USA
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well written, entertaining

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

the reader does a good job of bring the main character to life, and by main character I mean Beast. oh she does a good job with Jane as well I guess XD

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

I laughed, I cried, I cleaned my guns

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

third in a Monster Hunter Memoirs series, Saints covers several years of Oliver Chadwick (call me chad) Gardenier's life, and his death. the wacky crap he pulled, from the parties to sueing the MCB to earning his maters degree to killing the biggest monster in history. if you like MHI, you will LOVE John Ringo's Memoirs series

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Kris Longknife defends the ITEECHE

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Kris Longknife bites off more than she can chew by getting involved with the Iteechie civil war

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I like Penn Jillette

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-18

I grew up in new england about 100 miles from Penn's hometown, so i get a lot of his humor. even the amout of profanity isn't unusual for this Navy-brat. I like to brag that I could cuse the wall paper off a wall, but Penn actually been doing that for over 40 years. I dig Penn.

not that long ago i started hearing how Big Fat Penn lost a bunch of weight "with some kind of trick"... it wasn't a trick. in this book ge goes into a LOT of detail about the diet, his life, his thoughts, and spanking sexy nurses with bacon... what's not to love?

being FAT is what not to love. I've been over 300 pounds for most of my adult life. i've tried nearly every fad diet to come down the pike, and a few that shouldn't have. 7 years ago I found out that I am a diabetic. I HATE being a diabetic. I love bacon, and coffee, and donuts, and all that jazz, heck, I even kinda like jazz. Jazz is better with donuts and coffee, and maybe a side of bacon.

which is why I'm a diabetic.

I Literally just finished listening to the audiobook not 5 minutes ago. I like penn, and I like his voice. I know it's just a lot of stupid yelling for decades on end, but I enjoy his voice, kind of reminds me of the few things about new england I actualy liked, mostly the swearing.

being a fat f*ck like Penn USED to be, I need a change. and having bought all of Penn's other books (except sock, I just haven't gotten to it yet) I bought this one to hear him swear, and maybe drop his penis into a hot blowdryer again (that story never gets old).
also to hear how Penn lost 100 pounds in 93 days.

not even Carney Trash like Penn could make up bullsh*t like that.
so, I'm seriously considering this diet if for no other reason than a stupid big fat idiot (not fat any more) like Penn Jillette can do it, then big fat hairy motherf*cker like me can too.

as i write this I'm north if 300+ with barely and BADLY controlled diabetis.
wish me luck

I laughed sooo hard for the first 10 chapters

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

Reviewed: 12-11-16

if you know ANYTHING about the military, then Chad's time in the Corps will have you howling with laughter. DO NOT LISTEN while driving, I almost ended up in a ditch. take that as fair warning.

best MHI collaboration EVER... at least until book 2 is downloaded anyway

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a playfully broken story for broken readers

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

Auri is broken, and she knows it. but that's ok, she is where she belongs. If only soo many of US, broken readers, could be where We truly belong, we would be happier... and having read this I'm happier.

the best part of this is listening to Patrick Rothfuss give life to one of his odder characters

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

magically powered robot vs massive mega monster!

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

Reviewed: 01-18-15

What made the experience of listening to Tokyo Raider the most enjoyable?

Larry Correia writes a good yarn, and Bronson Pinchot adds that zest to it with his performance

What did you like best about this story?

a return to the Grimnior universe

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

Bronson Pinchot seems to Always do a great job, he's grade A.

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

I laughed my ASS off!

Any additional comments?

if you haven't read (listened to) the Grimnoir series yet, you should. it's a fresh take on magic, where it comes from, and how to best abuse it

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You

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

Reviewed: 11-03-14

What disappointed you about Not Cool?

the most Not Cool thing about the book, is that at no point do you ever get to hear the author OF the book. He read his first book, The Bible Of Unspeakable Truths.Oh only read the Intro to his second book, The Joy Of HATEand Very Not Cool, you do not get to hear Gutfeld at all in this book

Would you ever listen to anything by Greg Gutfeld again?

If Greg Gutfeld reads it, Yes. if it at least does the intro, maybe. he's still Very funny... but it's not the same as having my belgain house boy (I have three, to quote gutfeld) whisper it into my ear as when Greg does it... which is why I'm getting a restraining order on Greg Gutfeld to keep from from sneak into my house to whisper his books into my ear while I'm trying to sleep.

Which scene was your favorite?

this is GREG GUTFELD we're talking about here... so it has to involve booze. and belgain house boys. and his Suzuki samurai, the hot pink Malibu barbie edition...(note: actually that car is only ever mentioned in his first book)

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I'd have to say that I was disappointed that Greg didn't read any part of this book. Steve Kramer is good, almost as good as Greg is at reading Greg's material. He could probably easily replace Greg, as a writer, and on his shows. I think that might even be an improvement since then Greg could stay at home with his lovely wife and drink more... until she divorced him. than all Greg would do is drink. hopefully that's all Greg would do is drink, but maybe Greg would take up reading audiobooks again, and that could only be a good thing.maybe even some of his own books.

Any additional comments?

for whatever reason Greg Gutfeld chose not to read for his AudioBook "Not Cool" which just goes to show the most UnCool thing about the book is that Greg didn't read it.it's not bad, I've listened to it a couple times now. but it'd be Sooooo much better (and 20% cooler) had Greg read it himself.(if you know gutfeld at all, you will know he has an unhealthy obsession with unicorn porn, or uniporn as he calls it. so I added a pony reference that hopeful greg will read, and be inspired to read his next book, making me like him... Have I mentioned he's really short? no? Penn Jillette does in the introduction to The Bible Of Unspeakable Truths. hell, I bought the bible of unspeakable truths Because Penn Jillette wrote the intro, thats how I found greg. Penns intro was enough for me to buy the first book and greg read it. that was enough for me to buy the second book... greg only read the intro. but that was ok because it was still a good book. I bought the third book, but unless greg bothers to at least read the into to his NEXT book I'm probably not going to buying it)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

if you know the military, this will speak to you

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

Reviewed: 07-20-14

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

yes I would. I grew up in a Navy Familly, so I "Get" the military. what you hear in this book sounds just like the military. Everyone has a certain set of rules... to bad they insist that Their Way is the Only Way and none of the branches of the military can Agree on which way things should get done. It's all just one big pecker competition. Small men with BIG Ego's getting in the way of people that actually have WORK to do.Enter in the main character. he screwed up and got kicked out for doing the right thing. yep, JUST like the military. some boot licker that cannot tie his own shoes gets ahead, but the grunt that actually sticks his balls out on the line to get the bad guy gets the axe because Politics.of course getting kicked out isn't always a bad thing, Like when someone hides an Alien Spaceship under your junkyard...Just a note here, Antimatter Rail Guns should NOT be used on helpless granite bluffs out in the middle of the desert...

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I liked the technology. the fact that it's not completely understood and is still being discovered even as the story gets told.

Have you listened to any of L. J. Ganser’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

nope, but I may look up his other works later

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

I know the Navy. and This guy was NAVY. maybe a little less "broom stick up the butt" because he'd been kicked out, but Still Navy. and Navy, you just gotta know when to laugh

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

I've written better

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

Reviewed: 07-20-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If I'd bought a different book, that would have been MUCH better

Would you ever listen to anything by Brad Thor again?

not likely. he's too predictable. anywhere the main character Could trip, he did. the bad guy stayed JUST out of reach the entire book, and was only saved at the last moment by Spec Ops that wasn't mention ANYWHERE else in the book.

What aspect of Armand Schultz’s performance would you have changed?

I would have given him a book worth reading

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Lions of Lucerne?

I wouldn't have published the book. OR I would have put it in the 'Young Readers' bin where it belongs, because no adult could seriously enjoy this novice attempt.

Any additional comments?

I know a little bit about guns... the author seems like he's Talked to people that know a little bit about guns. half the shots his main character misses just because "it's more dramatic that way..." but not realistic. then he turns around and makes near impossible shots just because. the guys as close as you can get to a super hero. Olympic Athlete, Navy Seal, Secret Service Agent, and more than a little paranoid, not to mention too macho to back down and NOT cause a fight with fellow agents.

real life doesn't work that way. and Brad Thor's main character is pushed beyond believability. Tom Clancy's characters are REAL, you get them. they could be your neighbors (and that would be Cool!) but Brad Thors main character? he's a Mary Sue. Near perfect at everything but trips and stumbles and JUST misses because it makes for a longer book of just missing and stumbling.

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