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Ronn McCarrick

Grand Rapids, MI
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  • The Strain

  • By: Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
  • Narrated by: Ron Perlman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,819
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,822

The visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan's Labyrinth and a Hammett Award-winning author bring their imaginations to this bold, epic novel about a horrifying battle between man and vampire that threatens all humanity. It is the first installment in a thrilling trilogy and an extraordinary international publishing event.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could be better but still a worthy vampire yarn

  • By Mark on 08-17-09

No Sparkly Vampires Here

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

These vampires are dirty, blood hungry, and more like zombies than vampires. It's an interesting take on what a vampire apocalypse might look like. The heroes are flawed, the vampires are monsters, and the scenario is plausible. The narration is good and I'm looking forward to finishing the trilogy.

  • Meddling Kids

  • A Novel
  • By: Edgar Cantero
  • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 841

Summer 1977. The Blyton Summer Detective Club (of Blyton Hills, a small mining town in Oregon's Zoinx River Valley) solved their final mystery and unmasked the elusive Sleepy Lake monster - another low-life fortune hunter trying to get his dirty hands on the legendary riches hidden in Deboën Mansion. And he would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those meddling kids.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • should have been a YA novel

  • By Bearded Barista on 08-20-17

Scooby Doo vs Cthulhu

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

I loved this idea. Cthulhu and the Scooby Gang should be an out of the park hit. But the execution just wasn't there. It was enjoyable enough for what it was, but it didn't really fire on all cylinders. I don't want to give anything away, but I felt the story emphasized things that weakened it and ignored things that I felt would have made it stronger. Not bad, but not what I was looking for.

  • Best Served Cold

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,873
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,585

There have been 19 years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, and behind the scenes bankers, priests, and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • as good as the main trilogy

  • By mohamed on 02-25-16

The Rewards of Revenge

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

I enjoyed this book. It's a low fantasy story about bad people, making bad choices, and doing bad things. but it makes for a bloody good story. Oh , so much blood.

  • Noir

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690

It's not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin tends bar. It's love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an air force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. 'Cause when you need something done, Sammy is the guy to go to; he's got the connections on the street.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Laugh Riot, Inconsistently Delivered

  • By Maggie May on 04-18-18

Hardboiled Nonsense

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

Really enjoyed this more than slightly silly take on the hardboiled noir novel. The story is clever and amusing, but not so much so that you can't take it seriously. Well done. Narration was pretty good, and the tone was appropriate for the story. The characters were fun and likeable. I enjoyed this one.

  • Horns

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,331
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,346

Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache, and a pair of horns growing from his temples. At first Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory, following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who was raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Started out good, BUT...

  • By Randall on 06-06-18

Devilishly Good

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

I wanted to give this story four stars, but there were too many places where I got annoyed and stopped listening for 5 or 10 minutes to justify that score. I liked the story and found it enjoyable. The narration was good. It leaves just enough unanswered to make things interesting.

0 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,982
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,903

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

Not Good

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

I don't like cast recordings and this is a prime example of why. while our two main characters do an adequate job, I feel like everyone was recording alone in a sound booth and it was all stitched together in post-production. This doesn't make for a very engaging story. As for the X-Files-ness of the story... I never watched The X-Files television show and I don't know who any of these characters are or what the significance of any of it is in relation to the show. I do know that I didn't enjoy this listen or find it at all engaging.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,239

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ages Well

  • By Dennis on 10-21-12

Amusing and Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

One part Forrest Gump, one part geriatric comedy, and one part crime drama. I found this to be both a bit absurd and thoroughly entertaining. The narration is well done the writing is good, and the characters are likable. All-in-all I would recommend this is anyone looking for a clever and amusing read or listen that will bring a smile to your face.

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,826

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

Enjoyable Listen

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Bob newhart is a pleasure to listen to and has endless amounts of charm. The conversations with the other comedians we're interested, but lacked any real heft. I was most impressed by the production values and the way the producers seamlessly blended transitions between the interviews. Overall, it was a pleasure to listen to these people converse and interact.

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,102

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Interesting Short Piece

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

An exploration into the power of data when used for something other than financial gain. This was an interesting short piece that made me wish for more. Well done.

  • My Side of the Mountain

  • By: Jean Craighead George
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods - all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, 40 dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Student on 02-19-18

Fun and Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

In 6th grade, my teacher read this book aloud to the class and I loved it. I picked it up and gave it a listen as a walk down memory lane. I enjoyed it almost as much 40 years later. great story.