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Nick C.

Prairie Village, Kansas - USA
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  • Zero Sum

  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678

Returning to Tokyo in 1982 after a decade of mercenary work in the Philippines, a young John Rain learns that the killing business is now controlled by Victor, a half-Russian, half-Japanese sociopath who has ruthlessly eliminated all potential challengers. Victor gives Rain a choice: kill a government minister or die a grisly death. But the best route to the minister is through his gorgeous Italian wife, Maria.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome back John Rain!

  • By shelley on 06-28-17

Starting to sprinkle...

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Zero Sum contains a great perspective shift at this point in the John Rain series. Mr. Eisler injects the story with his unique talent to provide the conscience behind the killer. This look into Rain-san's past is loaded with a great villain, an intriguing love-interest, and plenty of insight into the psyche of a very complex man. This series is a personal favorite of mine and I recommend starting at the beginning and enjoying them in order. Eisler is a tremendous narrator as well - given his career and apparent unending skill set, I'm starting to wonder if he might be Batman. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,057

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

This is why we read

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

Reviewed: 12-07-15

We read to feel- to experience life in ways that are unfamiliar to us. We read to find understanding- to validate our emotions and actions. The greatest books allow us these experiences, often without realizing they are happening, until we find ourselves dwelling on the story for days...weeks...a lifetime. A Man Called Ove is a great way to experience and appreciate life.

42 of 47 people found this review helpful

  • Omega Days

  • Omega Days, Book 1
  • By: John L. Campbell
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

Eight million walking dead stalk the San Francisco Bay Area, with more on the way. Scattered refugees - a priest with a bloody past, a college girl turned sniper, escaped San Quentin inmates and others - will quickly learn the three most important rules of survival: Make your bullets count. Don't fall behind. Don't...get...bitten! Fast-paced and packed with zombie action, Book One of the Omega Days series lights off the apocalypse with a scream, and tears California to pieces!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another very good zombie story

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 11-09-14

Decent

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

Reviewed: 06-24-15

The characters are diverse and there are exciting parts, but author failed to provide enough depth or connection with this listener to make me excited to finish the series. Richard Ferrone is terrific with the narration and it was his work on Sanford's 'Prey' series that led me to give this book a listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,019

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there

  • By Kelly Pivik on 03-04-17

Groovy

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

Reviewed: 05-16-15

What a tremendous listen- a captivating, exciting story expertly narrated. Highly recommended. This one really pulled me in from the start and never let go.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,081

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2nd to the Storm-light Archives.....

  • By Mitchell on 03-30-18

Tremendous

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

Reviewed: 03-28-15

Brandon Sanderson has long been on my radar as fantasy IS my preferred genre, but it wasn't until recently that The Final Empire found its way to the top of my 'to read' ('to listen'?) list. Now I am left wondering what took me so long!

If you like deep, rich characters with tremendously imaginative world-building, look no further. The only thing better than this story is the knowledge that it's the first of a trilogy.

  • Mind Prey

  • A Lucas Davenport Novel
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,413

John Sandford's acclaimed Prey novels featuring the brilliant Lucas Davenport have plunged millions of readers into the darkest recesses of the criminal mind. Now Lucas has met his match. His newest nemesis is more intelligent, more deadly, than any he has tracked before: a kidnapper, a violator, and a cruel, wanton killer who knows more about mind games than Lucas himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some of this is hard to listen to

  • By Susan on 10-18-13

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 01-13-15

From start to finish, Mind Prey was my favorite Lucas Davenport novel thus far (I've listened to them all up to this point in order). Sanford has created some memorable adversaries to his hero, but none more so than John Mael. Pure evil mixed with crazy. Simply tremendous writing and performance from Sanford and Ferrone. Again. Do yourself a favor and get started on this series.