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David

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Carter & Lovecraft audiobook cover art

Great story, performance

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Good characters in an interesting and quirky setting, I enjoyed all aspects of this book. Narration was will done. I'm looking forward to the next in the series

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Run Program audiobook cover art

Good, but not Great

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

Reviewed: 11-26-17

Performance was superb, but the story was a little jumpy and lost steam after 2/3rds. I enjoyed the six year old AI the most.

Worm audiobook cover art

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

The ending is a let down. The story is pretty flat and the dialogue has a lot to be desired.
It is more like a report than a story. I won't say more than that.

Where the Hell is Tesla? audiobook cover art

Pleasantly entertain

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

Reviewed: 05-20-16

More swearing than I would like, because of that I would not recommend for children. Good pacing and interesting characters make this a fun read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life audiobook cover art

Great philosophical course through the ages

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

Reviewed: 08-23-15

It was a very well thought out lecture series, with differing viewpoints about what is truth, how do we live a moral life and what is the role of government. I enjoyed the explanation of the books I have not read, as well as the insight into the ones with which I am familiar.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Prefect audiobook cover art

Great book all the way around

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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: 05-22-15

Great engaging story, space opera at its best. The narration was superb that action was fast paced without being frenetic. I would recommend.

The Martian audiobook cover art

Very engaging

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

This story was very well crafted, with lots of details based in math and science. It feels very realistic as far as the trials and troubles of living on Mars

Dodger audiobook cover art

Classic Terry Pratchett

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

Reviewed: 10-01-12

While this novel is set in the "real" world of London, in the late 1800s, the characters feel like many of the characters from Terry Pratchett's Disc World Series. In some ways, it is a rehash of Mr. Pratchett's more successful novels. Often I would, in my mind's eye substitute Dodger for - say his Moist Von Lipwig character, or his Lord Robert Peel for his Watch Commander Sam Vines. The most original character was that of Dodger's erstwhile jewish roommate and mentor, Solomon Coen.
So what made this story so enjoyable was a good story, well told. The narration was masterfully done by Mr. Stephen Briggs, which adds a life of its own to the characters in this story. The pacing was nice, keeping the story moving along lively while showing the truly harsh life of the lower classes in London at the beginning of the industrial age.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea audiobook cover art

Not really funny, more mean and petty

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-12

I was not familiar with Chelsea Handler when I purchased this book, but I had heard that she was a comedian. I thought this would be an interesting read with a lot of humorous insights and comments. By the time I was half way through the book I found I really didn't like her.

All the stories are told from her perspective with her comments and asides thrown in for good measure. She seems vapid and self absorbed with little regard to family, friends or the guys she was currently dating. While that can be comedy gold, Chelsea came across more as mean and bitchy. Kind of like a younger Joan Rivers. I have never liked Joan Rivers.

After 6 hours of this thoroughly unpleasant woman, I am ready to move on. Most of her stories have an air of truth to them, which in a way, just makes them that much more sad.

Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain audiobook cover art

Excellent, quirky story

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

Reviewed: 04-30-12

What made the experience of listening to Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain the most enjoyable?

This book is definitely unexpected. With the evil overlord becoming the protagonist and fighting against an unknown entity, it becomes a "tongue in cheek" romp across a number of "Saturday Afternoon Movie" b-movie plots and unexpected twists. Giant Sea Creature, check. Extraterrestrial space mercenaries, check. Rampaging dinosaurs, check!
So sit back and enjoy, because Emperor Mollusk is at the wheel.

What other book might you compare Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain to and why?

This was "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Creatures" but set in a 1950 b-movie lot.

What about Scott Aiello’s performance did you like?

Refined, british style of speaking that added life to the protagonist

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Forget Earth, Emperor Mollusk is saving the Universe this time!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful