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M. F. Hampton

Madison, WI USA
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  • No Land's Man

  • A Perilous Journey through Romance, Islam, and Brunch
  • By: Aasif Mandvi
  • Narrated by: Aasif Mandvi
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,046
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 943

If you're an Indo-Muslim-British-American actor who has spent more time in bars than mosques over the past few decades, turns out it's a little tough to explain who you are or where you are from. In No Land's Man Aasif Mandvi explores this and other conundrums through stories about his family, ambition, desire, and culture that range from dealing with his brunch-obsessed father, to being a high-school-age Michael Jackson impersonator, to joining a Bible study group in order to seduce a nice Christian girl, to improbably becoming America's favorite Muslim/Indian/Arab/Brown/Doctor correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Witty and Thoughtful

  • By The Reading Date on 11-06-14

More of an actor than I thought

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

I really enjoyed hearing the story of this man. I first encountered him on the Daily Show and had no real understanding of his heritage or history. It seemed to me that he was "just like me" since we're of an age, but his life experiences were alternately horrifying and hilarious. I was surprised at the amount of acting experience he had well before the Daily Show. I wasn't surprised by the racist typecasting he encountered. His experiences helped me understand his take on his heritage while on the Daily Show. I understand not wanting to be pigeon-holed.

  • Little Me

  • My Life from A-Z
  • By: Matt Lucas
  • Narrated by: Matt Lucas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Hello there. Welcome to my autobiography. Throughout this audiobook I talk about my life and work, including Little Britain, Come Fly with Me, Bridesmaids, Les Miserables, Alice in Wonderland and, of course, Shooting Stars. The thing is, this is a bit different to most memoirs you may have listened to, because it comes in the form of an A-Z. Anyway, I hope you buy it at least twice. Thank you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful.

  • By MInorkey33 on 10-20-17

Great premise for an autobiography

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

First, I love Matt Lucas. I find him to be incredibly talented with great depth. I liked the premise of ordering the autobiography alphabetically. It bounces around chronologically, but the stories he tells are interesting in and of themselves. He also gives enough information to allow the jumps to be followed.

  • Bartender, P.I.

  • By: Ethan Stone
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

When hockey star Linc Carpenter is banned from playing his beloved sport, he starts over, slinging drinks in Tampa. He's inept as a bartender, so when the opportunity arises to train as a private investigator he takes it. He's not very good at that either, but he still manages to get hired to follow fashion mogul Quentin Faulkner. Linc's incompetence is a hindrance, but Brady Williams, Faulkner's studly bodyguard, may prove to be his undoing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Looking for a good fun time, try this one

  • By KindaPicky on 07-15-16

OMG Hillarious!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

I love this. At first I thought the performance made the characters sound like muppets. I don't know if this was intentional or not. However, given the humor of the story/characters involved, I LOVED it after a while. It made the characters even more hilarious.

  • Chevalier

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

Fireman Mason James thought finding out he is a Romanus - a rare class of gargoyle - would be the surprise of a lifetime, but he's proven wrong when he discovers he is the son of a comte and goji nobility. But his newly discovered family doesn't think his gargoyle lover, Luc, is good enough for a goji of Mason's stature - how could a warrior ever be? But despite the Moreaus' uncertainty and elitism, they are Mason's only chance to unravel the mystery behind his mother's death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Greg Tremblay gives another fantastic performance!

  • By Belen on 10-02-16

And now I want more

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

Great continuation of the story. It's good to see the relationship evolving between Luke and Mason. I want to know more about Mason's family. I want to know more about the Guardian and Battlelords. Hopefully there will be more. There were some odd bits with Mason's family that don't sit well, as in not very believable in their interactions. However, I still thought this was a lot of fun and would like some more, please.

  • Hard Hit

  • By: Charity Parkerson
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Some of the sexiest men in hockey think they have nothing left to lose. Challenge accepted. Collide: On his way home after losing his job, Shayne's bad day goes farther downhill when a truck slams into him. The sexy man who pulls him from the wreckage, seeing him at his lowest, is either the best or worst thing to happen to Shayne in a long time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Uneven story quality

  • By M. F. Hampton on 02-14-19

Uneven story quality

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

I made it all the way through all three stories. I'm not sure I understood the motivations of the characters all the way through all three, but I made it. The stories seem to ramble and then get snapped back on to the romance track. That said, I was cheering on the MCs of all three stories even if I didn't always understand their behavior.

  • Peter and Wendell

  • By: Bonnie Dee
  • Narrated by: Todd Scott
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Peter Woods is content to live a gadfly life, darting from one experience to the next with no thought of responsibility, commitment or the future. He has no desire to grow up. Stable, sober banker Wendell Rhodes has only recently discovered an underground London club where men meet and briefly mingle. At Ever Lads, Wendell encounters Peter and flint strikes tinder. The two opposites discover in the other what each lacks, but the journey from lust to love isn't easy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than expected

  • By Holly Fix on 02-18-19

Cute Peter Pan retelling

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

I liked the linking of this story to Peter Pan. It was fun to see the characters from my childhood reflected in these people. Having said that, this was only a good story. I wanted more. I wanted to clap for Tink.

  • Boys of Summer

  • By: Cooper Davis
  • Narrated by: Brian Pallino
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57

I thought I knew what love was… My name is Hunter Willis and I’ve found love. The problem? I’m not sure I’m ready for the rest of the world to know I’ve fallen for my best friend. Everyone knows Max is gay. Me? They think I’m straight as an arrow. So did I, until Max and I shared a kiss three months ago that blew that theory right out of the water. Now, by the ocean in Florida, thousands of miles away from prying eyes, I’m finally ready to admit to myself that Max and I have something special.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Double GFY/OFY-awesome!

  • By Morgan A Skye on 09-22-16

So sweet!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

This was a touching story of coming to terms with sexuality and the depth of love that can happen between two people. I loved it. It was sweet, felt realistic, and well performed.

  • Jimmy's Erotic Adventure in Time and Space Continuum, Episode 1

  • By: Perie Wolford
  • Narrated by: J.E. Jones
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Jimmy the time traveler, while trying to solve a time riddle his late father left for him, gets accidentally flung back in time, to the year 1871, the days of the Wild West, landing squarely in the middle of a valley of death. He stumbles into a pack of gun-toting rustlers who capture him. To Jimmy's luck, though, the youngest of the rustlers, Kit Fisher, is not like the rest of his folks.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cute

  • By M. F. Hampton on 02-03-19

Cute

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

Very cute story. Fun characters with a bit of old west action and a dash of sci-fi for flavor. I would love to read more of the adventures of these boys.

  • Impregnated Alpha

  • By: Yamila Abraham
  • Narrated by: Bryce Chadwell
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

The alphas of planet Hexor aren't supposed to get pregnant. Gruff mine-worker Harsen finds himself in a crisis, but it's one that could open the door to the kind of love he never felt he deserved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a different take on mpreg

  • By Nica Flor on 06-07-18

Interesting world

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

I generally find mpreg stories a bit boring, but this was an interesting twist. This is a good start to world building and I was interested in how this would turn out.

  • In Search of Saints

  • By: Harper Fox
  • Narrated by: Tim Gilbert
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Mitch is on a last-ditch drive to save his career with the Scottish Institute of Archaeology after his ex-lover Lewis stole his research into the legendary Pictish saints. Mystical pre-Celtic statues are hidden somewhere on mist-wreathed Dove Island. Now Mitch is tearing out to the coast in the hope of reaching the saints before his treacherous ex can stake a claim. At his side is his devoted assistant, Owen. Owen adores Mitch, but he's the quiet, loyal type.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Cute, but not great

  • By M. F. Hampton on 02-02-19

Cute, but not great

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

I had a hard time caring about most of the people in this story. They redemed themselves a bit at the end, but it wasn't great. Not a total waste of time, but you can do better. Maybe if there were more to the story and the characters were developed a bit more, I might have liked it better.