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Ugh Gary Stu called.... he wants his character bac

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

Reviewed: 09-16-19

I love the succubus myth. They were literally my favorite D&D monster,but man I just couldn't get past the cringe of this story during the first few chapters. It reads like an author jerking himself off to a vapid self-indulgent fantasy... which sounds great for him, but I just can't watch... hey maybe it's not that bad when I think of it that way...

Anyhow some people seem to like it I guess. I couldn't get into it. It reads like middle-school D&D fan fiction to me, but what do I know. Good for you you wrote a book. Maybe it gets better.

Not really "Haunting" more "Detective Noir"

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

"Yeah it's like this, see, I'm going to kill your wife, see... She's gettin' it tonight at midnight... And I'm gettin' all the insurance money! 5 thousand smackeroos!"

"Did you hear that? Dear, I think someone is planning to murder me! Oh I'm scared, darling!"

"Oh now don't be silly, pet! Trigger McWifeshooter would never hurt a fly, you know that! Besides I got a big golf game tomorrow, and I gotta work extra late tonite...way across town... until 2AM probably. You just find a nice book or something all by yourself until I get back..."

"Oh I don't know... maybe It's just my silly female hysteria, but if you say it's alright."

Holy Sh:#@ tbis is good

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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: 05-01-18

I read this when it first came out in 1992 and forgot how amazing it is.
it is in some ways my favorite of the chronicles but I say that every time I finish re-reading or liatening to one.
of course there's a difference between reading it in college in the 90s in my early 20s and having Simon Vance read it to me now in my late 40s. but it still gives me the same feeling of rich immersion that it always had.

Not bad at all

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

Thoughtful and current from someone who had an Atari like me. I too had younger people walk me through Minecraft... and wtfed at the gamergate bs. not to worry a book you have to actually pay attention to or read is a perfect place to hide such criticism.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Bittersweet

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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: 01-02-17

So funny and amazing she has a wonderful voice and will be missed. Rest in peace.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

luxurous and immersive elegant story telling

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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: 10-08-16

holy carp. this is a major classic for very good reasons. even though the protagonist is the villain and absolutely deplorable, Nabakov puts you in the mind of the predator with unaplogetic and eloquent abandon.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

The Radical Idea

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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: 02-09-16

That maybe sex should be more about human pleasure and less about being a product.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Entertaining. Exactly what you'd expect.

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

Reviewed: 05-28-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Depends on the friend... The book is the very explicit story of a major porn star.

Would you be willing to try another book from Asa Akira? Why or why not?

I doubt it. Kind of seems like she'd be a one trick pony book wise.

What does Asa Akira bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She reads well and expressively. She'd probably be a pretty ok actress. I believe she likes what she does. I think some of it was just sort of trying to pander to her fans and not really genuine. I found it kind of um... patronizing? but overall ok.

Was Insatiable worth the listening time?

eh It was OK. It had some funny parts.

Any additional comments?

eh...

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

He had me for most of the way...

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

Reviewed: 02-11-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

...Then by violating one of his previous rules: Don't get into politics.. .he lost me. I was fine with how he talked to believers and decided to treat faith or "pretending to know something you don't actually know" as a or the problem.

But then in a later chapter, violating a suggested rule he really should have stuck to himself, he went on a near non sequitur rant about the evils of "academic leftism" that would have made Glenn Beck proud.

What was most disappointing about Peter Boghossian’s story?

Should have stuck to the subject of faith and religion instead of delving into politics. Ironically he warned that would turn off potential converts earlier in the book --and most certainly proved that to be true with his own digression.

It's as if somebody else started writing around chapter 13.

The word "homophobe" is the result of an evil "tolerance" that has been adopted by the "academic left?" Really? Phobia is what you call in irrational fear. Get over it.

If intolerance is one of the main criticisms of adopting a belief in organized religion, then doesn't it follow that we shouldn't emulate that aspect?

16 of 26 people found this review helpful

A must read for programmers, software developers..

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

Reviewed: 08-12-13

What made the experience of listening to Dreaming in Code the most enjoyable?

This book will make any programmer who's worked on professional projects realize if he or she didn't know already... you are not alone. This book "gets it." and gets it in a way that's entertaining for the most part and gives just enough detail to make sense even to the non-programmer.

What did you like best about this story?

The slid in explanations of computer science concepts as they pertain to the story.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

His voice is a little harsh sometimes. He wouldn't be a good smooth jazz dj let's just say.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful