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Daniel Ray Parker

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  • Abarat, Book 1

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 333

It begins in the most boring place in the world: Chickentown, U.S.A. There lives Candy Quackenbush, her heart bursting for some clue as to what her future might hold. When the answer comes, it's not one she expects. Out of nowhere comes a wave, and Candy, led by a man called John Mischief (whose brothers live on the horns on his head), leaps into the surging waters and is carried away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Weird for the sake of weirdity...

  • By Paul on 09-19-08

If you like comedy and fantasy.....

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-10

This was amusing and funny. I somewhat liked the idea of the story
but didn't feel it measured up to Barkers other books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mount Dragon

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,135
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,361

Guy Carson is a brilliant scientist at GeneDyne, one of the world's foremost biochemical companies. When he is transferred to Mount Dragon, GeneDyne's high-security genetic engineering lab, his good fortune seems too good to be true. Carson soon finds that it is. He learns that GeneDyne geneticists are tinkering with a common virus with an eye on the enormous profit to be had from a cure for the flu. Their cure involves permanently altering DNA in humans. What's more, Mount Dragon harbors another secret that puts the world at horrifying risk.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Stuff

  • By Willard on 06-07-08

Serious Terror.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-10

A modern day "What if this really happened" type of story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nation

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638

Thirteen-year-old Mau is the only one left after a giant wave sweeps his island village away. But when much is taken, something is returned, and somewhere in the jungle, Daphne - a girl from the other side of the globe - is the sole survivor of a ship destroyed by the same wave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Transcends categories

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-22-08

Outstanding!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-10

This is a fantastic story. I think it is one of Terry Pratchetts best.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Coyote Blue

  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: James Jenner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 697

With New York Times best-sellers like Bloodsucking Fiends to his credit, Christopher Moore has developed a devoted cult following. Coyote Blue introduces Samuel Hunter, a young man who's running from his past while being tormented by an ancient Crow God with a talent for mischief.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You Can't Go Wrong with Moore

  • By Mari on 05-02-09

Laugh until it hurts.

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-10

A classic Christopher Moore Book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Child 44

  • By: Tom Rob Smith
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,397

It is a society that is, officially, a paradise. Superior to the decadent West, Stalin's Soviet Union is a haven for its citizens, providing for all of their needs: education, health care, security. In exchange, all that is required is their hard work, and their loyalty and faith to the Soviet State. But now a murderer is on the loose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be Prepared Be Forewarned

  • By Steven on 02-22-10

Big Brother is watching you.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-10

This book was as scary as it gets. I would consider this a more intense version of "1984"

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Hat Full of Sky

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,162
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,364
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,364

Tiffany Aching, the boldest heroine ever to swing a frying pan against the forces of evil, is beginning her apprenticeship in magic. She expects to work hard, learn spells, and become a witch. She doesn't expect to find herself doing chores, caring for the careless, and trying to outthink an ill-tempered nanny goat. There must be more to witchcraft than this!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Crivens!

  • By Joyce on 01-11-05

Fairy tales.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-10

This is a good clean story for children and adults alike.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Children of the Night

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: George Ralph
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

In a desolate orphanage in what remains of post-Communist Romania, a desperately ill infant is given the wrong blood transfusion - and flourishes when he's supposed to die. The discovery of his unique immune system may hold the key to the long-awaited cure for cancer and AIDS - and a link to a clan of vampires.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • needs a different reader

  • By Kelly Howard on 09-12-08

A modern day Dracula story.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-10

Dan Simmons can write horror like no other while keeping up with the modern world.

  • Pygmy

  • By: Chuck Palahniuk
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 172

"Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67, on arrival Midwestern American airport....Code name: Operation Havoc." Thus speaks Pygmy, one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the U.S. disguised as exchange students to live with typical American families and blend in, all the while planning an unspecified attack of massive terrorism

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Kinder, Gentler Chuck

  • By Maude Lebowski on 05-30-09

Long live Palahniuk!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-10

The dialog of this story is insane. Chuck is an amazing writer. I would recommend this story to anyone who has a twisted sense of humor and if your conservative, this might loosen you up a bit.

  • Reliquary

  • Pendergast, Book 2
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,161

Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beast. When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should have made this one into a movie...

  • By Anastasia on 02-22-09

Part 2

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-10

This is Part 2 of a fantasic series that started with Relic.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Cabinet of Curiosities

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617

In lower Manhattan, a charnel pit of horror is uncovered: the remains of 36 people murdered and gruesomely dismembered over 130 years ago by an unknown serial killer. Just as a museum archaeologist and an enigmatic FBI agent begin to unravel the clues to the killings, a fresh spree of copy-cat murders and surgical mutilation erupts around them. Mixing science and terror in a way only they can, Preston and Child deliver a novel that's as gruesome as it is enthralling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book is a True Curiosity!!

  • By Dianna on 02-26-03

3rd part of the series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-10

This is a great series. If you go to Lincoln Child and Douglas Prestons website you can see the order the books are in if you haven't been a fan from the start.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful