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K. Williamson

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  • To Beat the Devil

  • The Technomancer Novels, Book 1
  • By: M. K. Gibson
  • Narrated by: Shawn Purvis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368

One hundred and seventy-five years have passed since god quit on mankind. Without his blessing, Hell itself, along with the ancient power of The Deep, were unleashed upon the world. Two world wars and oceans of blood later, a balance was reached. Demonkind took its place as the ruling aristocracy. Mankind, thanks to its ability to create, fell to the position of working proletariat. Alive, but not living. Lucky us. Welcome to New Golgotha, the east coast supercity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-27-17

Amazing Plot, Well done!

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

Devils, Demons and Gods, and magic and cyborgs.
Written in a believable tone, I throughly enjoyed it!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Island of the Sequined Love Nun

  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,179

Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the demented heart of a tropical paradise - a world of cargo cults, cannibals, mad scientists, ninjas, and talking fruit bats. Our bumbling hero is Tucker Case, a hopeless geek trapped in a cool guy's body, who makes a living as a pilot for the Mary Jean Cosmetics Corporation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Read

  • By Holly Helscher on 07-01-12

Serius, Light, a Talking Bat, Canibals and More!

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

Reviewed: 09-13-15

What did you love best about Island of the Sequined Love Nun?

I thought this would be funnier, but it was a story of Redemption in a Funny way.
The Ending, the best I have read in a long, long time. It really made the Book !

What was one of the most memorable moments of Island of the Sequined Love Nun?

The Ending... Few Authors can close a story like this one.

Which character – as performed by Oliver Wyman – was your favorite?

Tuck, Kimmie and the Sky Priestess !

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

Cannibals can come in Handy !

Any additional comments?

A Great Book, one I wasn't expecting to be what I wanted, but I liked it anyway !

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bedbugs

  • By: Ben H. Winters
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 401

FOR RENT: Top two floors of beautifully renovated brownstone, 1300 sq. ft., 2BR 2BA, eat-in kitchen, one block to parks and playgrounds. No broker's fee. Susan and Alex Wendt have found their dream apartment. Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric. And the elderly handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the basement. But the rent is so low, it's too good to pass up. Big mistake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For daytime hours only!!!

  • By Jean on 09-26-11

Gross Decay of a Womans Mind..and badbugs...Ghosts

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

Reviewed: 08-27-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you truly can stand creepy crawly references.
It was part woman losing her mind, part Murder Mystery and mostly gross bugs..

What did you like best about this story?

This is a strong book, you are either going to hate it or love it.
The reading by Elisabeth Rodgers was spot on.

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

The female perspective is strong in this book, she pulled it off perfectly

Who was the most memorable character of Bedbugs and why?

To many to mention, a good cast that all relied on each other

Any additional comments?

Bugs...everywhere ! In your throat, your ears.. Aiiieeeee

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jurassic Park

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,954

Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • CHAOS THEORY

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-30-16

A Great Story, Malcom Whining and Lex..teen drama.

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

Reviewed: 05-27-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Tough Call. The Jurassic Park Movie was great, the story more in depth, odd seeing the movie first. Good was the Narration, bad was Malcom (The mathematician) 20 minute diatribes that I ended up just fast forwarding. Lex the little girl was whining all through the book (probably true to life) Good was it was just a good story line, Adventure and Scary Dinosaurs..

What did you like best about this story?

The narration was top notch. As much as I hated Malcom and Lex, the Narrator brought it out just as strong as all the other characters

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

Solid narration from top to bottom.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Did it 10 years ago !

Any additional comments?

I found myself glad this one was over. Not exactly sure, probably more of I already knew the story. But it ended well, one of my wishes was met and one was gone in the end. Guess who!

7 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Avogadro Corp

  • The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears
  • By: William Hertling
  • Narrated by: Rob Granniss
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 931
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 827
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 836

David Ryan is the designer of ELOPe, an email language optimization program, that if successful, will make his career. But when the project is suddenly in danger of being canceled, David embeds a hidden directive in the software accidentally creating a runaway artificial intelligence. David and his team are initially thrilled when the project is allocated extra servers and programmers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short but defintely sweet

  • By Matthew on 12-26-12

A base primer, for the 2nd Book.

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

Reviewed: 01-24-15

Overall a good story, good voices

Defiantly read the sequel, it expands the AI monster.

I really liked this series.

Also read Deamon as it builds on this theme v

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Places

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,899

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark indeed

  • By DQmaine on 08-12-16

A Transfixing Story Line leading to Final Peace

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

Reviewed: 11-02-14

What did you love best about Dark Places?

How the author wove in and out of the history of the characters, all building up to the final twist and climax of the story. A Masterful 'Who was the Killer', all bound in the agony and lost life of the one suriving child.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

This was one of the few books with male / female readers. It worked wonderfully to give added light to the story line. I always wonder why they don't do this more.

The readers pulled this off wonderfully!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Oddly Yes. It kept the pace up very well.

Any additional comments?

It is a Dark Book, Graphic at Points, visceral in others, sweet and charming in most places.

I highly recommend this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Plum Island

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,438

Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death on the family patio. The victims were biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare. Suddenly, a local double murder takes on shattering global implications - and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of Plum Island....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks Nelson for bringing an oldy to AUDIBLE

  • By Paul on 12-03-10

A Very Good Story Line, Twisting and a Great Endin

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

Reviewed: 10-24-14

If you could sum up Plum Island in three words, what would they be?

Trimup over Evil

Who was your favorite character and why?

Not any one in particular, they were all developed.

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

Narration really made this one. The multiple Story Lines kept me gulued to this.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Sad when my favorite one died..., happy when in the ending ...ended Well.

Any additional comments?

Overall just a great constantly moving story line.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • NOS4A2

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,279
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,272

Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping performance by Kate Mulgrew....

  • By Leslie on 05-06-13

Creepy vs the Heroine who just never Quits!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Christmas Land... It will ring in your head, the spooky way that Kate spins these voices seem odd at first, but it fits.... Kids gone bad, actually a Age Old Villan driving one spooky Rolls Royce and his odd creepy servant set the stage. Just when you thought it was over, a new part beings, and then once more... It is about Revenge, saving a lost Child and a dude that just will not die as he infects your mind with his thoughts.

What if you could just move back and forth in time, and it cost you dearly... but it helps so many people.. this is the Delima.. but wait, and Evil Guy can do it to...

Nosferatu is more human here, just aged and can heal... No fangs or pale skin, a Man who is just Creepy and preys on Children...

What did you like best about this story?

Just Creepy enough to be believable, a solid story line that just keeps building up and up!

It isn't a Vampire Book, it isn't really a Horror story either, Nos Vortue

What about Kate Mulgrew’s performance did you like?

Kids going 'Christmas Land' Get that out of my head.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I like the Female Herioine, nothing rocks more than a Woman who never gives up!

Any additional comments?

Get this book, you will be glad you did!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Mr. Mercedes

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,812

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • King and Patton create a winning combo

  • By David Shear on 06-04-14

Just a Great Story, Exciting Climax

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

Reviewed: 08-27-14

What did you love best about Mr. Mercedes?

Stephen King, has shifted Gears to just a great story teller. I thought after 'Joyland' which I really enjoyed, could he do it again and he did.

Who was your favorite character and why?

All Characters from the Evil Ice Cream Man to Mr. Hodge's the Retired Cop. One last run in Retirement showed more than he bargined for. Some truly Sad 'Oh No' Moments to Surpise Ending...I found myself glued to this book.

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

The Same. "Mr. Mercedes"

Any additional comments?

I am picky, I want a Great Story I can get lost in, this was just the right mix of 'Dectective' to 'Love' to 'Friendship' and 'Suspense'

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Invisible

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy, Kevin Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,989
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,600

Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally WARPED Antagonist! Loved It...

  • By shelley on 09-12-17

A great story, constant action...Serial Killer !

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

Reviewed: 07-14-14

Would you listen to Invisible again? Why?

It is a good action crime Drama. Yes I would recommend it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Emi is the Main Character, a semi-strong female lead. A FBI Research Analyst who has an amazing drive due to tragedy, yet is weak at times, submissive.

Which scene was your favorite?

The Chase...the overall action

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

The Hunt for Death's Minion.

Any additional comments?

Fast Action and constant chase...a Read you keep wanting to keep going. A Sequel is in the lines I bet.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful