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  • A Murder of Manatees

  • The Further Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Adam Baldwin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065

When half your galaxy is unexpectedly sucked into a black hole - when a hitherto-unknown species of space aliens lays waste to your home planet - when disaster rears its ugly head (or heads) - who can you call for faster-than-light appraisals and best-in-the-multiverse customer service? Just one man - Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent. In this latest chapter of his interstellar exploits, Tom is about to deliver a crushing performance evaluation to Jimmy the Intern when the unimaginable happens: The beloved Wendell the Manatee has been kidnapped!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Larry and Adam are a fantastic combination.

  • By john j bonar on 01-25-18

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

loved it! This may be the best book I've read all year! Just buy it and buy it now!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • My Name is Markham

  • The Chronicles of St Mary's
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Piers Wehner
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627

Like a smaller and much scruffier Greta Garbo - finally - Markham speaks! It's Christmas and time for the first (and almost certainly last) St Mary's Annual Children's Christmas Party - attendance compulsory, by order of Dr Bairstow. Discovered practising his illegal reindeer dance and poo-dropping routine, our hero, along with fellow disaster magnets Peterson and Maxwell, is dispatched to Anglo-Saxon England to discover the truth about Alfred and the cakes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Missing Zara Ramm

  • By Lesley G on 01-27-17

loved it

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

lost track of how many times I've listened to this. like so many of her short stories this one was a lot of fun. I just love to being there for the ride.

  • The Ploughmen

  • A Novel
  • By: Kim Zupan
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 585

At the center of this searing fever-dream of a novel are two men - a killer awaiting trial and a troubled young deputy - sitting across fromeach other in the dark, talking through the bars of a county jail cell: JohnGload, so brutally adept at his craft that only now, at the age of 77, has he faced the prospect of long-term incarceration; and Valentine Millimaki, low man in the Copper County sheriff's department, who draws the overnight shift after Gload's arrest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great language and performance

  • By Villarreal on 11-06-17

buy it.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

this book is not for the faint-hearted.

incredibly Vivid writing, the writing equivalent of a Renaissance masterpiece. I had no idea that I could feel sympathy like that for a cold-blooded killer.

44 of 46 people found this review helpful

  • Fortunately, the Milk

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741

Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and best-selling author Neil Gaiman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where There Is Milk, There Is Hope

  • By Dave on 09-21-13

I loved this.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-15

no seriously I loved this. if I could have given it more stars I would have. I'm quite sure things like this have happened to me in the past.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,965
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,818
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,894

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

I read this for a book club

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

Reviewed: 06-17-15

For the most part I don't read prison/holocaust books. They almost never elevate me more than they bring me down. This book is that same. I understand it is supposed to be about overcoming adversity, and I suppose this book manages that. Sadly it did not elevate my soul. It did not make me feel better about being human. It mostly made me thirsty, hungry, and disappointed in mankind.
About the book it's self
It is a little hard to get started but past about chapter 10 it picks up.
It is a little choppy but that, I think, is do I part to the fact that is is non fiction and life is seldom smooth.
I'm not sure the reader is the best reader for this book, but it could have been worse they could have had Dick Hill read it.
If you like books like this I suppose it is the best of it's kind. It was not a compleat waste of time.

  • Spirit of Steamboat

  • A Walt Longmire Story
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,120
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947

"It' s a question of what you have to do, what you have to live with if you don't." Sheriff Walt Longmire is reading A Christmas Carol in his office on December 24th when he's interrupted by the ghost of Christmas past: a young woman with a hairline scar across her forehead and more than a few questions about Walt' s predecessor, Lucian Connally. Walt doesn' t recognize the mystery woman, but she seems to know him and claims to have something she must return to Connally.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome Holiday Diversion

  • By Carole T. on 01-01-14

Best of them all

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

Reviewed: 03-14-15

There's only one thing wrong with this book. It is too short. I could have listened to this for weeks.

  • On a Pale Horse

  • Incarnations of Immortality, Book One
  • By: Piers Anthony
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322

In this, the first novel of the best-selling Incarnations of Immortality series, Piers Anthony combines a deeply moving examination of the meaning of life and death with a gripping story of romance and loyalty, all set in a world of magic and technical wizardry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full Series Review: 5 Stars

  • By Jake on 04-06-08

Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-09

This book was hilarious.It also had twists and turns and all around a good book

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Broken

  • By: Megan Hart
  • Narrated by: Wanda Fontaine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,172
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 561

"My name is different every month: Brandy, Honey, Amy. Sometimes Joe doesn't even bother to ask, but he never fails to arouse me with his body, his mouth, his touch, no matter what I'm called or where he picks me up. The sex is always amazing....My real name is Sadie, and once a month, over lunch, Joe tells me about his latest conquest. But what Joe doesn't know is that, in my mind, I'm the star of every one-night stand he has revealed to me, or that I'm practically obsessed with our imaginary sex life."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow!

  • By Andrea on 05-12-07

I wish I hadn't

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-08

There's a fine line between art and pornography this book definitely crossed it. The plot in this book was a thin excuse for the actions of its characters. In many places it insults the intelligence of the reader. I wouldn't buy this book again. Indeed I regret listening to it the first time.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Modern Scholar

  • A History of Ancient Rome
  • By: Professor Frances B. Titchener
  • Narrated by: Professor Frances B. Titchener
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Of all the civilizations that have ever existed, none have inspired as much wonder and awe as Ancient Rome. No society has replicated the achievements nor enjoyed the longevity that the Roman Empire did. This course explores the world of Ancient Rome as students investigate important events and key figures of the epoch. At the end of this course, students will possess a thorough understanding of Ancient Rome's legacy to the modern world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It is what it is...

  • By Atticus on 10-27-10

Book Maximus

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-08

A quick overview of Roman history this series of lectures was absolutely fascinating. The professor did a wonderful job of presenting the material in an informative and humorous manner. I've listened to it several times since its purchase and would buy it all over again.

9 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Modern Scholar

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls: The Truth behind the Mystique
  • By: Professor Lawrence H. Schiffman
  • Narrated by: Professor Lawrence H. Schiffman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

In this course, Professor Lawrence H. Schiffman imparts a clear understanding of what the Dead Sea Scrolls are, and even more importantly, what they are not. Indeed, everything about the Scrolls, from their long road to full publication to the haggling over dating and translation, has been shrouded in controversy. In these lectures, Professor Schiffman gives a fascinating explanation of the content of the Scrolls and the times in which the Scrolls were kept.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A well-balanced account of the Qumran Scrolls

  • By Jacobus on 12-27-12

Not too bad

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-08

I enjoyed this series of lectures even if biblical scholarship is not one of my main interests. It helps if you have a little Old Testament understanding when listening to these lectures. This book was worth the money but I'm not sure I would buy it twice.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful