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Tampa Bay, FL
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  • The Killing of Tupac Shakur

  • By: Cathy Scott
  • Narrated by: Elise Black
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Poet, movie star, revolutionary - Tupac Amaru Shakur was the most popular rapper in the world. No one symbolized the violence at the heart of gangsta rap more than Tupac, and he ultimately fell victim to that violence, gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas at the age of 25. This raw, no-holds-barred account discloses new information about the unsolved murder of Tupac: the failed investigation, the rap wars, the killing of Biggie Smalls, the Bloods-Crips connection, and the many possible motives leading to the murder that rocked the music world. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dead of alive, Tupac lives on.

  • By Maria Becker on 10-11-18

Can't stop thinking about it.

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

Super interesting from start to finish. I've seen a few documentaries on 2pac & Biggie, but none that were this detailed. Awesome! *****

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mayfly

  • By: Jeff Sweat
  • Narrated by: Kasi Hollowell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Jemma has spent her life scavenging tools and supplies in her tribe's small enclave outside what used to be a big city. Now she’s a teen and old enough to become a Mama. Making babies is how her people survive - in Jemma’s world, life ends at age 17. Survival has eclipsed love ever since the Parents died of a mysterious plague. But Jemma’s connection to a boy named Apple is stronger than her duty as a Mama.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Handmaid's Tale meets The Hunger Games

  • By Anonymous User on 08-21-18

Loved it!!

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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: 08-21-18

Mayfly is stunning, gritty, and fast-paced, offering a fresh take on YA dystopian fiction! Looking forward to checking out more from the author.

  • The Garbage Times/White Ibis

  • Two Novellas
  • By: Sam Pink
  • Narrated by: Tom Fria
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

A baby rat freed from the bottom of a dumpster becomes a white ibis wandering the wet driveway after a storm. Goodbye, hello, goodbye. It was the garbage times; it was time for something else. A tale of two tales, connected by a mysterious sunlit portal.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hell yes!

  • By Kris on 09-02-18

Wild And Weird And Awesome

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Love me some Sam Pink and this one is definitely his best yet. Bazookas that shoot kitty cats? Yes, please. Three Thumbs Up!

  • Whale Hunt in the Desert

  • Secrets of a Vegas Superhost
  • By: Deke Castleman
  • Narrated by: Ed Walters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Whale Hunt in the Desert divulges the unbridled lengths to which casinos go to bag the world's biggest gamblers - the whales. This definitive exposé reveals the shrouded world of ultra-high rollers and the Faustian pacts they forge with their hosts, the casino representatives whose job it is to part them from their fortunes. Private jets, penthouses, personal chefs, show-up money, rebates on losses, and the most beautiful women on Earth - nothing is too excessive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wondered what it was like to be a high roller?

  • By Max Riley on 07-10-18

A Whale of an Audiobook!

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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: 07-10-18

Take a spectacular author writing about a spectacular person and you end up with a spectacular audiobook!! This is an incredible listen...it is by far the best book on high rollers and their hosts ever written. It is an "insider" view of Vegas that is both fascinating and revealing: a high octane blast of Superhost Steve Cyr and his multi-million dollar casino "whales." If you want a glimpse of how a top casino host operates, the kinds of comps and treatment afforded high rollers, and the lifestyle and gambling habits of the truly wealthy...this book is for you. It's the next best thing to a seven figure credit line! Enjoy.

  • The Frugal Gambler

  • By: Jean Scott
  • Narrated by: Diane Neigebauer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Learn the low-roller secrets for: staying free at hotel-casinos; beating casino promotions; eating and drinking on the house; playing video poker for profit; getting bumped from airplanes and flying free; and much more! Though Jean Scott was well-known to a select few Las Vegas aficionados throughout the '90s, it wasn't until the publication of The Frugal Gambler in 1998 that she became a household name to casino players across the country. And now The Frugal Gambler is completely revised and updated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book For Every Gambler!

  • By Kris on 09-02-18

Excellent Comp Information for Low Rollers

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

Anyone who plays table games, slots or video poker for any amount of time, will more than pay for this audiobook in comps if you don't take advantage of the system already. As some readers will tell you, some of the information seems more like "work". However there are many easy things that can save you Hundreds of dollars. I know it has saved me more than I ever knew possible. Nice job Jean.

  • Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas

  • By: Matthew O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Alan Carlson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

What secrets do the Las Vegas storm drains keep? What discoveries wait in the dark? What's beneath the neon? Armed with a flashlight, tape recorder, and expandable baton, Las Vegas CityLife writer-editor Matthew O'Brien explored the Las Vegas flood-control system for more than four years. Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas chronicles O'Brien's adventures in subterranean Vegas. He follows the footsteps of a psycho killer. He braces against a flood. He parties with naked crack-heads. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Get really inside Las Vegas

  • By cosmitron on 07-08-18

Really enjoyed this

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Great premise! So fascinating to hear stories of what actually happens underneath the city of Las Vegas. Definitely check this one out!

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  • The Blackjack Life

  • A Journey Through the Inner World of Card Counting, the Lessons of Teamwork, and the Clandestine Pursuit of Beating the Odds
  • By: Nathaniel Tilton
  • Narrated by: Joseph Bevilacqua
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42

Nathaniel Tilton was leading an ordinary existence in his early30s as a financial advisor in Boston. Then, without a destination in mind, he set out to experience life in more meaningful ways. His path was forged when he met famed MIT blackjack team member Semyon Dukach, who inspired Nathaniel to become a world-class blackjack player. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Fascinating!

  • By Victoria Haugen on 10-20-18

Absolutely loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

A hell of a story! Nathaniel Tilton's journey from zero to blackjack hero is a thing of legend. I decided to purchase the audio version instead of the print and I'm so glad I did. The narrator did a fantastic job!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Animals Eat Each Other

  • A Novel
  • By: Elle Nash
  • Narrated by: Kasi Hollowell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

In this stunning and powerful debut, a girl with no name embarks on a fraught three-way relationship with Matt, a Satanist and a tattoo artist, and his girlfriend Frances, a new mom. The liaison is caged by strict rules and rigid emotional distance. Nonetheless, it’s all too easy to surrender to an attraction so powerful she finds herself erased, abandoning even her own name in favor of a new one: Lilith. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice and bleak...

  • By Ad n' Audie on 09-17-18

A hell of a book!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

This one really got to me. Very intense, gripping, and twisted in the best possible way. The narrator was amazing! *****

  • House of Incest

  • By: Anaïs Nin
  • Narrated by: Sofia Willingham
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Originally published in 1936, this is Anaïs Nin's first work of fiction. But unlike her diaries and erotica, House of Incest does not detail the author's relationships with her famous lovers, nor does it contain graphic depiction of sex. Rather, it is a surrealistic look within the narrator's subconscious mind as she attempts to escape from a dream in which she is trapped, or in Nin's words, as she attempts to escape from "the woman's season in hell." Nin's usage of the word "incest" in this case is metaphorical, not literal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anais finally in audio!!

  • By Brian Richman on 05-04-18

Anais finally in audio!!

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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: 05-04-18

I absolutely love that Nin's work is finally being made available in audio. I really enjoyed this, and the narrator did a fantastic job as well.