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  • The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Adam Baldwin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,903
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,898

Have you ever seen a planet invaded by rampaging space mutants from another dimension or Nazi dinosaurs from the future? Don't let this happen to you! Rifts happen, so you should be ready when universes collide. A policy with Stranger & Stranger can cover all of your interdimensional insurance needs. Rated "Number One in Customer Satisfaction" for three years running, no claim is too big or too weird for Tom Stranger to handle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most Unlikely Hero Ever!

  • By Oenophile on 05-25-16

Funny from start to finish

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

Reviewed: 07-16-19

One of the funniest book ive ever read. i didnt laugh but heck i was smiling from start till finish and was looking like an idiot in public while listening to this thing. the author was being funny without trying too hard but the heart of this book is in the narration. Adam's voice acting worked so well with this book its like this book was made for him. at the end of the story i was disappointed, not because its bad but because it finished. if there was a sequel or prequel to this story id buy it without second thought.

  • Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World

  • By: Scott McCormick
  • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Samantha Turret, Khristine Hvam, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,053
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,653

Did you know that most of our dinosaur fossils were discovered because two grown men absolutely hated each other? It’s true! Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World is a riotous audio exclusive, like if Monty Python taught your history class. Each volume of four 30-minute histories will dig into the petty name-calling and grumbling grudges that led to many of the world’s greatest advancements, all delivered with a cheeky sense of humor. Choose sides: Cope or Marsh, the jerks who discovered so many dinosaurs; Hamilton or Burr, whose rivalry fueled American politics; and many more....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Warning for parents...

  • By Jetjaguar15 on 07-08-19

entertaining and educational

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

Reviewed: 07-13-19

i must say that the facts presented in this book is well researched and presented. i enjoyed the humor and performance the most. history is one of those subjects that i consider boring. unless im intrested in a particular timeline, i always feel sleepy reading history books. the performance of this book was so good and funny i actually got interested in the topics presented. its also nice that the author pointed out books that delves more about the details of each fued he gave. im reading those next. my only complain about this book is that its too short.

  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61,857
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55,828
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55,608

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

  • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

The Difference an Education Can Make

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

Reviewed: 07-09-19

i must admit i got bored at the beginning but as the story progresses, the more i find myself getting absorbed by it. i dont know how she was able to survive throught everything she that had went through. her brother's violence and verbal abuse, her father's force injection of values and paranoia, her sister rejecting her just to get the easy way out, her mother for turning a blind eye and siding with her husband even if it means hurting her own daughter, i mean the list just goes on and on. her family is ruled by her father's tyranny and iron fist, he will cut off whoever that does not agee with him like firing his own family from his company (more like an empire than a company) or even denouncing that he would disown his own son just for taking Tara's side. as a parent i find this totally outrageous. I'd take a bullet anytime for my child, but his delusions about God's will of this and that made him think he is of higher authority and scorns anyone who thinks otherwise.

i dont understand how Tara was able to hang on to her family after everything that had happened but i respect her alot for it. if i were her i wouldve done things differently. like her, i would left to study and maybe go back once or twice but if i was rejected twice, then that would be it and i wouldve never looked back. I'd still love them, but i would probably never go back on my own unless they tell me to because they want to see me. they are family but theres a limit of how much a person can take after years and years of abuse, violence, betrayal, lies, force acceptance of values, etc. i wont be able to take all that. or atleast the me now, im not sure how i wouldve felt if i were in her shoes but i have a great deal of respect for the author for surviving all that.

what started as a small and ignorant caterpillar trapped in an abusive and controlling spider's web, she wrapped herself with a cocoon that is education, slowly nutured by it, she was able to gradually reject the father's clutches and break free, emerging as beautiful and iridescent butterfly, ready to face the world outside of her family's disillusioned world.

like i said, i wasnt able to appreciate the first part of this book so i relistened it again from the beginning and im still blown away by her achievements. its like everything that had happened to her in school was predetermined for her to prepare her for the next stage of her life and she was able to overcomase every single hurdle despite all odds (money and healthwise). kudos to the narrator as well, i was able to feel the story rather than listening to it.

  • Learn Korean - Word Power 101

  • Absolute Beginner Korean #1
  • By: Innovative Language Learning
  • Narrated by: KoreanClass101.com
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 46

Master Korean with Learn Korean - Word Power 101. This audiobook is a completely new way to learn Korean vocabulary fast - and for free! Start speaking Korean in minutes with the powerful learning methods you will master in this book. The vocabulary words you'll find in Learn Korean - Word Power 101 were hand selected by our Korean language teachers as the top 101 most frequently used words in the Korean language.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Educational. Grueling. Helpful.

  • By Desarae on 12-20-13

abysmal content paired with a sad monotone voice

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

Reviewed: 06-29-19

when i say sad i dont mean it literally.. i mean the tone was just..sad. she has this emotionless monotonous voice that made me actually want to stop listening and learning altogether. before this book i was excited to learn the Korean, after finishing this book i was just discouraged..its like a i was driving a car at full speed brimming with confidence and enthusiasm but lost momentum and discouraged after a speed bump that is this book. even though its just a 47mins book, i struggled to finish it. im going to stop here and find something else first. maybe ill find another book that teaches Korean if i get my drive back.

  • The Dead Drink First

  • By: Dale Maharidge
  • Narrated by: Dale Maharidge
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,638

Dale Maharidge’s father, like many World War II veterans, never talked about “the good war”. There was just one clue to his dad’s experience as a US Marine - a portrait with a close friend that hung permanently in their home. In The Dead Drink First, Dale, now a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, recounts his 18-year quest to find and repatriate the missing remains of his dad’s buddy, Herman Walter Mulligan, 73 years after he was killed in action.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Explains a Lot about The Greatest Generation

  • By Debbie on 06-08-19

They should make a visual for this masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 06-28-19

Was never really a fan of war stories but since there was no decent pick in July's selection, i thought i gave it a try. i was more immersed in the production than the story itself TBH. it was so well made i feel like im watching a biography through a tv visualizing whatevers being described. the sound effects they've created made it possible for listeners to imagine where they are at that moment whether indoors or outdoors, rain or shine. its like this audio book is literally the recorded audio of a tv biography. if a visual biography is made from this book id definitely watch it. id probably appreciate the story more if i have something to watch as the story progresses.

  • Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,094
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,076

A hilarious new standalone novella brimming with otherworldly charm from the reigning queen of paranormal romantic comedy Molly Harper! Ingrid Asher is the newest resident of Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where shapeshifters, vampires, witches and dragons live alongside humans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious and Cute!

  • By Britt Franks on 06-03-19

Could've been longer

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

Reviewed: 06-26-19

Large part of the book was just narration focused in introducing characters and character development. the end seemed a little rushed though. the conflict was introduced but it was resolved right away and then the story ended. nevertheless i enjoyed this book more than i thought i would. which is why i was kind of disappointed when it ended the way it did. this book couldve been longer.

  • Fahrenheit 451

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,579
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,568

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I Hadn't Cliff Noted This in High School

  • By Joel on 03-27-17

Superb narration

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

Reviewed: 06-06-19

i would like to point out how the performance of Tim Robbins fit perfectly in this book. his voice made this book that much more enjoyable. loved this book back in high school, now i loved it even more. wouldve given more stars for performance if not for the 5 star limit.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 126,257
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 116,818
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 116,267

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I didn’t hate it

  • By MerBear1981 on 04-18-19

Doesnt live up to the hype

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

Reviewed: 05-26-19

Streched out and Disorganized
The plot was all over the place. As the title suggests, the book is a series of stories that's somehow related and at the same time doesnt. One minute he's a child, then adult, then teen, then back to being a child. He'd spend several chapters talking about his stepdad, then suddenly somewhere at the near end starts introducing him again(back to being a child and 1st time seeing him). There's no organization whatsoever, thus that made it a little hard to follow because he's abruptly skipping timelines left and right then going back and forth. Some parts of the story was so redundant he can talk about the same thing in over 5 minutes when you can actually summarize it in just 2 to 3 sentences.

Inconsistent and Exaggerated
I cant remember which chapter I didn't want to relisten the book just so I can get which chapter it happened, but at the first part of the book he said he called his dad daddy in a public place, his dad would then run away from him because his father is white and he's black and its illegal to have a mixed kid. He'd chase his dad thinking it's a game while calling him "daddy" out loud. And then at the second half of the story at exactly Part 1, #8 “Robert”. That's exactly at 03:03:35 in the book. He said he call his dad by his name ONLY. Not dad, daddy or father. Just his name because someone might call the police on them. Then there's also this town full of walled up houses which he described as like being in a town of maximum security prisons where everyone stays behind 6ft tall walls with electric fences on top. He on the other hand -being a curious kid as he is heard children lauging behind them- he “climbed up to peek” inside and he'd see kids splashing in the pool. These are just SOME of the inconsistencies I found. Some parts of his childhood were so questionably exaggerated to the point that its ridiculous and you'd think it's absurd that it even happened. These points made me wonder whether or not these things actually happened or he fabricated it just to make himself look good. (It didn't. For me atleast.)

This book could've been so much better with more proper editing and proofreading. With him being a comedian, I can't help but compare this book to Kevin Hart's I Can't Make This Up. The difference is night and day. I learned not just about his life CHRONOLOGICALLY, but I've also picked up several real life lessons, something I didn't expect from a comedian's book. I did laugh a lot though, that's something I expected. But this book is none of that. Its just a series of random stories put together. I expected a lot since I finished Kevin Hart's book I thought this book would be alot better due to the ratings. I was just utterly disappointed. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Trevor's standup stages very much. But this book is just a letdown. He's a good comedian, but as an author? Well....listen to the book and you be the judge.

45 of 50 people found this review helpful

  • Separation Games

  • The Games Duet, Book 2
  • By: CD Reiss
  • Narrated by: Elena Wolfe, Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164

There are a few unbreakable rules in the game. Stay collected. Compartmentalize. Think your next move through. Never let your heart dictate your tactics. The heart is impulsive. The heart makes bad decisions. The heart doesn't see the long game. The heart may have decided to get Adam back, but when the endgame comes, the heart's going to be the one to break.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tiresome, Juvenile and Exhausting

  • By URSULA G on 03-01-17

hot

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

Reviewed: 05-23-19

again my only problem with this book is the male narrator. other than that the story is much better than i expected. everything is described down to the last detail enabling listeners to picture what was happening in the story. thumbs up for that.

  • Marriage Games

  • The Games Duet
  • By: CD Reiss
  • Narrated by: Elena Wolfe, Sebastian York
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,809
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,812

Thirty days. That's all Adam Steinbeck demands of his wife. Thirty days in a remote cottage, doing everything he demands. After that, he'll sign her divorce papers and give her their company. That's how long he has to rediscover the man he once was. The dominant master he hid when he fell in love with her five years before.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't even want to hear the second book

  • By Aida on 02-27-18

good read

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

Reviewed: 05-21-19

the only problem with this book is the male narrator. his monotonic voice made this book painful to listen to. the only thing that made me finish this book was the content of the story.