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Mrs B and/or Mr. B

Lumberton, TX USA
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  • I'm From the Sun

  • The Gustafer Yellowgold Story
  • By: Morgan Taylor
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 729

Ride along with 9-year old “sunling” Gustafer, in this otherworldly, melancholy musical comedy that takes place entirely on our closest star - The Sun! As if the stress of the annual Tiger Face holiday season wasn’t enough, the young sun-dweller Gustafer must face the nasty neighborhood bullies and overcome his fear of telling his father the awful truth: he doesn’t want to inherit the family raisin-butchering business. Despite help from his best friend Ellen and over-achieving big brother, Ben, Gustafer faces the ultimate crossroad when he sees a darker opportunity to control his own destiny on the Sun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this! Beatles meet Queen on the SUN.

  • By Andrew Vladeck on 10-08-18

A musical really fun listen!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this! If you want to smile and have a better day, you should listen to it... :-)

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Bestiary

  • By: Robert Masello
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 145

A manuscript illuminated with fantastical creatures said to have roamed the Garden of Eden, the bestiary has been handed down throughout the centuries by one of the Arab world's most prominent families. Commissioned to restore it is the beautiful young art curator Beth Cox. But it is Beth's husband, Carter - a paleontologist making his own dire discoveries in Los Angeles's famed La Brea Tar Pits - who will be led by the bestiary into a living, breathing menagerie of wonders and horrors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen, but fragmented feel

  • By Mrs B and/or Mr. B on 10-23-18

Good listen, but fragmented feel

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

This is the 2nd Robert Masello book I have listened to. I will listen to more of his books. While I did enjoy this book, it felt at times as if it were part of a series and I read it out of order. It was not listed as part of a series. I also feel that some of the minor plots within the book deserved their own book or at least deserved a lot more attention than they were given. I was left feeling a little flat. Overall, an entertaining read.

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,804
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34,695

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Interesting listen

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Well... while the whole book appears to be whole out assault, denouncing Christianity, it ends with a feel that a Higher Power, God, is acknowledged. While I enjoyed the book, I must admit that I figured out the ending early on in the book. If you are a Christian, listen to an intriguing Science Fiction story, which is no doubt based upon many current science ‘facts’. If one cannot listen to a good story without loosing your faith, your faith was not real in the 1st place...

  • Blade Runner

  • Based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,879
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,191
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,199

It was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill. Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there lurked several rogue androids. Deckard's assignment: find them and then..."retire" them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn't want to be found!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Asking the important questions 50 years on

  • By Ian C Robertson on 05-09-12

Listen because of the movie but expect a different story.

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

I LOVE the original movie! I bought the book because of that. However, I listened to the book Expecting it to be a different story. Do not expect it to be the same. I rated it as a different work, not as a faithful rendition of the movie in print. I enjoyed the book. I ALWAYS enjoy Scott Brick as the Narrator!

  • The Poisonwood Bible

  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,350

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'd give it ten stars if I could

  • By Johnna on 06-10-11

Great history lesson on Africa; intriguing dysfunctional family.

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

This was a good book. While it centers around a FICTIONAL missionary family, as told through the eyes of the wife and daughters. It is ultimately about Africa and the struggle of its people. I will clarify this; this is not a degrading portrayal of a typical missionary. It is about a man who’s injury to his head in war, and his self shame and condemnation for surviving, changed his life (and subsequently his family’s ). His personality and life were changed by war, not by his love for God, not by his being a Baptist, and not by his wanting to tell the African people about the love of Jesus. Please keep that in the back of your mind when reading. He is not a typical missionary. I liked the book.

  • Blood and Honor

  • Honor Bound, Book 2
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Michael Russotto
  • Length: 26 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408

The characters introduced in the best-selling Honor Bound - Marine aviator Cletus Frade, Army demolitions expert Anthony Pelosi, and communications genius David Ettinger - encounter intrigue in Buenos Aires in April 1943.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely awful

  • By Tombstone Luke on 03-20-11

Good listen!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

Great story! Performance starts off a C+ and ends on an A+. Enjoyed the audiobook and recommend it. If the beginning performance wasn't so laborious, I would have given him 5 stars. The details in the story are too intricate for some, but many like me find it interesting. Enjoy!

  • JavaScript QuickStart Guide

  • The Simplified Beginner's Guide to JavaScript
  • By: ClydeBank Technology, Martin Mihajlov
  • Narrated by: Tony Fatania
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

This book has been specifically designed by JavaScript experts with ease of learning in mind to ensure you don't get stuck or lost or lose hope in the learning process. Never again will you need to waste your time searching the Internet, watching YouTube videos, and paying crazy amounts of money for online courses!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • reading textbook javascript

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-02-16

Worth the price, but you DO need the companion pdf

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

Reviewed: 02-11-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

YES! It does contain a few mistakes that most people who program will easily catch. While Mr. Fatania speaks distinctly and clearly, his pronunciations of some words do not match my dictionary and it makes it annoying. He is also not consistent with how he refers to math operators which makes it confusing. Also, since it is billed as an audio book with a companion .pdf, most of the mind numbing reading of the code character-by-character should be left to the .pdf for reference and the basics/mechanics should just be described or explained.

Would you recommend JavaScript QuickStart Guide to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, because it is a 'Simplified Beginner's Guide'.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Tony Fatania?

Possibly.

Was JavaScript QuickStart Guide worth the listening time?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Full Disclosure: I received this product for free in exchange for my review.