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  • The Dead Zone

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: James Franco
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,238

Johnny Smith awakens from a five-year coma after his car accident and discovers that he can see people's futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed. His fiancée married another man during his coma, and people clamor for him to solve their problems. When Johnny has a disturbing vision after he shakes the hand of an ambitious and amoral politician, he must decide if he should take drastic action to change the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Listen!

  • By karinzart on 04-29-17

Revisiting a Favorite with a Great Narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

I've been revisiting Stephen King's books as an adult since I haven't read some of the older ones since they first came out when I was in high school. This book was always one that I had loved reading. The reason I purchased this book though was because of the narrator James Franco (who in my opinion can do no wrong). I found him a perfect fit for the task of bringing this novel to audio. I've enjoyed Frank Muller a lot and is one of my favorite King narrators. Steven Weber wasn't too bad in "It", but James Franco really brought me a new appreciation of this novel. I found myself thoroughly engrossed and could not put it down till I had finished. Listen to the sample and if you enjoy Franco's voice then you really should check this audiobook out. It's not King's best work, but definitely one of the better ones.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Circle

  • By: Dave Eggers
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,742
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,109
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7,126

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity and activity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrifying look at a techno-destruction of privacy

  • By FinanceBuzz on 01-20-14

Apple meets Google meets Facebook meets YouTube

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

Reviewed: 04-16-17

I saw this in anticipation of the movie. I don't know how the movie was done but the book is compelling. What is scary is that this book was written in 2013 and is a predicator of what we are doing today technologically. This is not taking place in the future but rather in today's world. The pressure that many feel with having their activity dictated by "smiles" and "frowns" is examined and frightfully draws many comparisons with how life is today. Becoming more and more reliant on computers, the internet, and outside validation for day-to-day life, the characters in this book are very much reflecting today's American society. Are we headed toward a totalitarian society or do we stop the laziness and and change? These are questions that are dealt with in an interesting book. I thought the performance was good, and even though the main character is a woman, the narrator does a fine job. I'd recommend listening to this for the nuances and commentary by the author on issues that we are dealing with today. Well worth the credit and time.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • New York 2140

  • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Robin Miles, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,045

The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted, and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building, Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we, too, will change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complex, believable, nuanced, riveting

  • By Lois on 04-07-17

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 03-17-17

What did you like best about New York 2140? What did you like least?

I did like the many characters each being read by a different narrator. The least: the rest of the book.

What was most disappointing about Kim Stanley Robinson’s story?

The author needs to decide on a genre and stick with it. Was this current social commentary, a predicator for the future, a mystery? At times is seemed to resonate with the agenda of the computer hacker group Anonymous.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Some of the narrators were a disaster, and listening to each of their sections was painful. The majority of the narrators did an adept job with the weak material

Could you see New York 2140 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

NO... Please just no.

Any additional comments?

I gave this a good shot and listened to about 16 hours, the last 3 only semi conscious. I will hopefully still be able to return. Spare yourself a credit and some time.

2 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • 4 3 2 1

  • A Novel
  • By: Paul Auster
  • Narrated by: Paul Auster
  • Length: 37 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 441

Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Athletic skills and sex lives and friendships and intellectual passions contrast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too much detail.

  • By Jax on 03-03-17

Really loved this novel

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

What made the experience of listening to 4 3 2 1 the most enjoyable?

I really like the fact that it was read by the author, so that I was able to hear the cadence in which it was meant to be heard.

What other book might you compare 4 3 2 1 to and why?

I would compare this book to City on Fire and A Little Lie both of which I would really recommend.

What about Paul Auster’s performance did you like?

I actually loved the performance but I did speed it up to 1.25x which resulted in a slight octave raise to the narrators voice. This made it a little easier to relate to him being a young man. He also did not attempt to fein female voices.

Any additional comments?

If you are to purchase this novel, be ready for the long haul. I listened to this over a period of 3 days and couldn't put it down. This was my first Paul Auster book and I definitely don't think it will be my last.

20 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy

  • The Many Faces of Anonymous
  • By: Gabriella Coleman
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its members were turning to political protest and dangerous disruption. She ended up becoming so closely connected to Anonymous that the tricky story of her inside-outside status as Anon confidante, interpreter, and erstwhile mouthpiece forms one of the themes of this witty and entirely engrossing book.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Bit like Listening to a Police Scanner

  • By J. E. JORDAN on 05-11-17

Some old and new info on Anonymous

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

I got through half the book before I got new information on this subject. A lot of it has already been depicted in the movie (mentioned also in this book) "We are Legion". It was nice to have that reference to look back on when listening to the details of what transpired in the early days of Anonymous. I highly suggest that the prospective listener samples the audio performance before committing to this audiobook. The narrator has received a lot of bad reviews on her previous performances. I didn't mind her too much, but was ready for the novel to be over with. The author is sympathetic to the cause to a certain extent, so if you do not want to hear this group being accolated then steer away. This book though new on audible, is an older book. Otherwise it was very interesting. I'm glad I spent the credit but could see how others may not be too thrilled.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Carve the Mark

  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Austin Butler, Emily Rankin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,779
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,776

On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a current gift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their current gifts, Akos and Cyra do not - their gifts make them vulnerable to others' control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives and reset the balance of power in this world?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good enough that I'll read the next one

  • By NMwritergal on 01-21-17

For 11-13 year olds.

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

Reviewed: 01-21-17

Definitely a book for kids. It wasn't until after I got the book that I saw that the target audience was 11-13. Just not for adults. Sorry.

4 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins

  • My A-Z Index
  • By: Kathy Griffin
  • Narrated by: Kathy Griffin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210

From New York Times best-selling author Kathy Griffin, an A-Z compendium of the celebrities she's met over the years and the jaw-dropping, charming, and sometimes bizarre anecdotes only she can tell about them. Starting with Woody Allen and making pit stops with Demi Lovato, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Donald Trump, Kathy Griffin finally lifts the veil on her never-before-told run-ins with the famous and the infamous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kathy hit it out of the park!

  • By Josh P on 01-15-17

You know already what you are getting

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

It's Kathy Griffin... It's not Tolstoy or Dickens, it's celebrity gossip and it's fun! Definitely prefer the audiobook over the print for one reason... Kathy Griffin. I have not read her precious book but this one was enough for me. Just hysterical!

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Christodora

  • A Novel
  • By: Tim Murphy
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Christa Lewis, Suzanne Elise Freeman, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101

In this vivid and compelling novel, Tim Murphy follows a diverse set of characters whose fates intertwine in an iconic building in Manhattan's East Village, the Christodora. The Christodora is home to Milly and Jared, a privileged young couple with artistic ambitions. Their neighbor, Hector, a Puerto Rican gay man who was once a celebrated AIDS activist but is now a lonely addict, becomes connected to Milly and Jared's lives in ways none of them can anticipate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ambitious and Important

  • By Laura - Audible on 11-21-16

Very Honest and Accurate but not for everyone

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

Reviewed: 12-03-16

I figure I'm around the same age as the author judging from the timeline of this novel. Spanning from the 1980's through today and beyond, I identified with a number of the characters and situations that they went through. Drug addiction, living through the early years of HIV/AIDS Activism, dealing with adoption, these are just a few of the topics dealt with in a very honest, and sometimes brutal, way. Tim Murphy is a gifted writer and deftly jumps back and forth through time, weaving and incredible tale of love, loneliness, addiction and recovery, and basic human desires. I listened to this in about 3 sittings, only stopping to sleep. I was fully immersed in this somewhat tragic yet vivid novel. I Highly recommend this novel, well worth the credit.

I just fell in love with the characters. The narration was beyond incredible. All narrators brought their A game when performing. Most I have heard before from other books, they each brought to life the intricate nuances of each character. Wow... just WOW. I didn't want it to end.

24 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret History of Twin Peaks

  • By: Mark Frost
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou, Mark Frost, Michael Horse, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,586
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455

From the cocreator of the landmark series, the story millions of fans have been waiting to get their hands on for 25 long years.

A vastly layered, wide-ranging history that deepens the mysteries of the iconic town in ways that will thrill disciples of the original series and will prep fans for the upcoming SHOWTIME® series like nothing else out there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely great for Peaks fans--but still, buy the book.

  • By mr. s. on 10-26-16

For Die Hard Fans

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

Reviewed: 11-25-16

I personally loved this book. I like the PDF files that came along with it too. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who isn't familiar with Twin Peaks. I suggest you go to Netfilx and binge watch before the Showtime upcoming series or partaking in this book. It was great to get the inside histories for some of my favorite characters ever on television. A pretty easy going listen. I'm glad I spent the credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Razor Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,796
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,796

When Lane Coolman's car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but (this is Hiaasen!). Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield - the eponymous Razor Girl - and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control while unleashing some of the wildest characters Hiaasen has ever set loose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book this year!

  • By green ice cream garden on 09-19-16

Fan of Razor Girl!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-16

I've been reading Carl Hiaasen since I was in high school reading his Miami Herald columns. So this book was a lot of fun for me since it takes place in my neck of the woods. Right off the top of the book I knew I was in for a fun, but twisted ride. If you aren't interested after the first chapter, then I'd recommend that you return the book right away. I really enjoyed it. The sardonic wit followed with some really interesting, but as a south Floridian I can attest to, very relatable characters. The plot is mysterious enough to call it a mystery/thriller but there is a lot of humor thrown in.