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Hugo Reed

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  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,207
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,517

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HHTGH - Lightly Fried

  • By J. Medany on 05-08-05

Quirky and interesting sci-fi

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

It's a gripping tale of one mans introduction to the huge and expansive cosmos that is our universe while keeping a humorous and light hearted tone, thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • John Dies at the End

  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,596
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,615

STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vulgar Funny. 4.95 Sale Win.

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-19-12

A disappointment unique only in its ability to disgust and upset me.

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

The book is a story that thrives off of weirdness for its own sake, having very little actual story and even less of a point.

Its most notable sections were the three separate in depth discussions of someone's penis and an obsession with shit that would make any thirteen-year-old blush in embarrassment.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84,457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83,980

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

A fun and practical view on life as a whole

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

This book follows a humorous but practical ideology for living through the shit storm that is everyday life. It is always well sourced, often pointing out several well-known parallels of the example it is trying to set. It is admittedly a bit "out there" for people who love settling for the normal flow of life.

However, if you ever find yourself stressed about trying to maintain your composure in a world that seems completely loony, I would highly recommend it.

  • Outlaw

  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

The story of how I, Julian Carter, and my precious two-year old son, Stephen, left Atlanta Georgia and found ourselves on a white sailboat, tossed about like a cork on a raging sea off of Australia's northern tip in 1963, is harrowing. But it pales in comparison to what happened deep in the jungle where I was taken as a slave by a savage tribe unknown to the world. Some places dwell in darkness so deep that even God seems to stay away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than A Great Story

  • By Saundra Smith on 02-07-14

A tricky and gripping read

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

The story follows an extremely interesting plot that actually calls for the reader (as well as the main character) to rethink their values and priorities while being submerged in a foreign "savage" culture.

Honestly was intriguing and I loved it. Well done, Ted Dekker.

  • Carrots

  • Shelby Nichols Adventures, Book 1
  • By: Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,857
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,700
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,701

Shelby Nichols is an average woman who is married to the only guy she ever fell for. Her life is organized and predictable, revolving around her husband and two children. All that changes the day she stops at the grocery store for some carrots. As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store. When a customer grabs the robber's mask, he is shot and everyone runs for cover. Everyone except Shelby, who finds herself face to face with the killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story and flawless audio! Get it!

  • By Dr. Geoff on 11-20-13

Absolute train wreck from the word go!

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Honestly I can't say who this book would be for, except perhaps a few very small child due to it's simplistic writing style and unbelievable plot.

What about Wendy Tremont King’s performance did you like?

The performance itself is actually fairly solid, well read and enjoyable.

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  • Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes

  • Five Nights at Freddy's, Book 1
  • By: Scott Cawthon, Kira Breed-Wrisley
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862

It's been exactly 10 years since the murders at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, and Charlotte (Charlie for short) has spent those 10 years trying to forget. Her father was the owner of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza and the creator of its four adult-sized animatronic animals, and now Charlie is returning to her hometown to reunite with her childhood friends on the anniversary of the tragedy that ripped their town apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Son Loved it!

  • By C. Hogan on 11-04-16

Enjoyable, but only for an open-minded fan.

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

I personally enjoyed the story, but it comes with a few qualifications. I doubt anyone who doesn't know about the FNAF series would enjoy or accept the story easily and it deviates from the lore of the games, so you have to be willing to accept differences as well.

The writing isn't great, but it's solid and does the job well enough. As I say the book has a narrow demographic but if you fall within those lines I would highly recommend it. Keep me up at night ;)

  • The Cold, Cold Ground

  • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 1
  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,170

Adrian McKinty was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied politics and philosophy at Oxford before moving to America in the early 1990s. Living first in Harlem, he found employment as a construction worker, barman, and bookstore clerk. In 2000 he moved to Denver to become a high school English teacher and it was there that he began writing fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a stunning book

  • By Alan on 01-17-12

Good start, goes on a bit

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

Reviewed: 03-28-17

The books has a gripping start and pulls you into the riots of Belfast and a possible serial killer but it drones on with a lot of nothing until the final chapter or two and then ties everything up with the speed of a crack addict. 4/10

  • The Undoing of Saint Silvanus

  • By: Beth Moore
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,067

Only God knew why Jillian Slater agreed to return to New Orleans on the news that her father had finally drunk himself to death. It's not like they were close. She hadn't seen him - or her grandmother, the ice queen - in almost 20 years. But when Adella Atwater, the manager of her grandmother's apartment house, called and said her expenses would be paid if she'd fly in for the burial, a free trip to New Orleans was too intriguing to resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and Thrilling to the Very End

  • By Hugo Reed on 10-25-16

Gripping and Thrilling to the Very End

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

Reviewed: 10-25-16

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

I would highly recommend this book to anyone, particularly of the Christian faith, though you'd enjoy it regardless. It's full of a lot of twists and turns and deep and complex characters that constantly have to re-evaluating everything you know.

What other book might you compare The Undoing of Saint Silvanus to and why?

Honestly the book I would mostly compare it took would be akin to the circle trilogy by Ted Dekker, though the plots are vastly different. It's the feel and the constant shocking moments from both that hit a similar chord.

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

I wept several times reading this book as I was so invested in the characters by the half-way point.

Any additional comments?

This has actually become my second favorite book ever read, and I'm grateful for having the chance to enjoy it.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful