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  • After On

  • A Novel of Silicon Valley
  • By: Rob Reid
  • Narrated by: Sean Kenin, January LaVoy, Felicia Day, and others
  • Length: 22 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,121

Meet Phluttr - a diabolically addictive new social network and a villainess, heroine, enemy, and/or bestie to millions. Phluttr has ingested every fact and message ever sent to, from, and about her innumerable users. Her capabilities astound her makers - and they don't even know the tenth of it. But what's the purpose of this stunning creation? Is it a front for something even darker and more powerful than the NSA?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book with great performances!

  • By Amazon Kunde on 08-11-17

Rob Reid delivers againu

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

This book is fantastic. at first I was a little hesitant to listen to a book so close to a space where I work. That turned out not to be a concern at all once I got into it. It was hilarious and simply put, enjoyable

  • Vacationland

  • True Stories from Painful Beaches
  • By: John Hodgman
  • Narrated by: John Hodgman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,894
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,768

John Hodgman - New York Times best-selling author, semifamous personality, deranged millionaire, increasingly elderly husband, father, and human of Earth - has written a memoir about his cursed travels through two wildernesses: from the woods of his home in Massachusetts, birthplace of rage, to his exile on the coast of Maine, so-called Vacationland, home to the most painful beaches on Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your typical coming of age story

  • By Tiffany Pearce on 11-02-17

Both poignantly personal but also broadly insightful

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

I was tempted to take a flyer on this book since I heard Hoffman’s narration of another book (Year Zero by Rob Reid, also hilarious in the vein of Hitchhiker’s Guide). Having grown up in Maine, I was pushed over the edge, to hear how “Vacationland” was described from someone from away. While it takes John a while to get to Maine in the story, retracing his life from his teen years, the journey was well worth it. His story is often hilarious, at times mildly neurotic, frequently touching, with meaningful, really insightful perspectives on today’s society, and the nature of privilege within it.

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  • Hell Divers II: Ghosts

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 2
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,590
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,936

Ten years ago, Hell Diver Xavier "X" Rodriguez fell to Earth. Those he left behind went on without him aboard the airship he once called home. Michael Everheart - the boy once known as Tin - has grown into a man and the commander of Hell Diver Raptor Team. While Michael dives to help keep the Hive in the air, Captain Leon Jordan rules with an iron fist at the helm of the ship. But unrest stirs under his strict leadership as a prophecy of hope sweeps the lower decks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next book!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 07-31-17

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

Hard to stop. Edge of the seat stuff. Audible wants more words... so... it was a good book.

  • Year Zero

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Reid
  • Narrated by: John Hodgman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,533
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,531

Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it's a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. And boy, do they have news. The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on humanity's music ever since "Year Zero" (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Performance by Hodgman

  • By Robert on 08-15-12

Hilarious and original.

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

While I'd say it's in the delightful vein of Douglas Adams space absurdism, it's not just that. It has a unique story line with fascinating characters.

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  • The Warded Man

  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,143

Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Meloney | The Interverted Extravert on 12-18-09

Slow build at first, but great overall

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

Reviewed: 05-15-12

What did you like best about this story?

Fascinating story lines.

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

No, but at first, I found his reading style to be a little... off. Everything seemed a little grave and serious and deeep. But I got used to it, and I think the reading became more varied with more situations and characters.

  • The Ice Man

  • Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer
  • By: Philip Carlo
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118

Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinski led a double life beyond anything ever seen on The Sopranos, becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighborhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey. Now, after 240 hours of face-to-face interviews with Kuklinski and his wife and daughters, author Philip Carlo tells his extraordinary story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You must buy this audio only if...

  • By Eileen C on 08-15-09

Good, fascinating, but terribly repetitive

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-30-09

I really enjoyed listening to this. It is a good reading by the narrator. Gripping description of this killer's life, personna, psyche. Provides, as an aside, a gloss over of modern NY/NJ mafia history. I would recommend it. You just better have a strong stomach. Some gruesome passages. Overall it makes me want to find and watch the HBO documentaries that are discussed at the end (i.e. wanting more).

BUT, the book's editor should be fired. I don't know how many times the writer repeated the same phrase or theme. We know, we get it ('it' could be one of 20 points that are seriously repeated 50x each)

7 of 9 people found this review helpful