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Port Orchard, WA, United States
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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 199,290
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 186,086
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185,686

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

What took me so long?

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

Reviewed: 07-28-16

Only wish I'd listened sooner. Wil Wheaton was the perfect person to narrate this book.

  • How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

  • By: Charles Yu
  • Narrated by: James Yaegashi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 210

Minor Universe 31 is a vast story-space on the outskirts of fiction, where paradox fluctuates like the stock market, lonely sexbots beckon failed protagonists, and time travel is serious business. Every day, people get into time machines and try to do the one thing they should never do: change the past. That’s where Charles Yu, time travel technician—part counselor, part gadget repair man—steps in. He helps save people from themselves. Literally.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Audio Not the Way to Go Here

  • By Garrett Matthew on 10-14-14

Mud

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

Reviewed: 06-10-16

Like slogging through mud. Not very entertaining. Lots of psychology and technical jargon. The only but that was slightly interesting was related to Skywalker, but then it slowed to a crawl again. Kept waiting for it to pick up-it didn't.

  • Killer Instinct

  • By: S. E. Green
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,389

Lane is a typical teenager - loving family, good grades, after-school job at the local animal hospital, martial arts enthusiast - but her secret obsession is studying serial killers. She understands them, knows what makes them tick. Why? Because she might be one herself. Lane channels her dark impulses by hunting criminals - delivering justice when the law fails. The vigilantism stops shy of murder. But with each visceral rush the line of self-control blurs. And then a young preschool teacher goes missing - only to return in parts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enter the Darkness

  • By Me & My Girls on 05-20-14

Unexpected

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

Reviewed: 09-13-15

You think you know. You think you have a clue. You don't. You'll never see this ending coming.

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,282
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,259

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good enough to speed through, not enough to rave

  • By JD on 12-02-14

Loved this

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

She made me laugh and cry, just as I expected. I will happily listen again.

  • Winter Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,014

Few writers have explored the human dark side with as much insight and power - and in Winter Prey, his shattering New York Times best-seller, Sandford tells his most ice-blooded tale of all. Minneapolis Lieutenant Lucas Davenport has tracked killers in cities across America. But even he may be unprepared to face the savage murderer hunting human prey in the Wisconsin woods this winter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By Norman on 10-29-12

Davenport...'nuff said

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

Reviewed: 08-16-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Winter Prey to be better than the print version?

I love Mr. Ferrone's performance.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Weather

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

I've only heard him as the narrator of this series and so far, I can't imagine another narrator.

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

I found myself getting emotional when Weather described her parents and when the yellow haired girl ... (don't want to spoil it!)

Any additional comments?

Great. Can't wait for the next one.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow of Night

  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,619

Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens. Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended, however....

  • By J. Lunsford on 07-15-12

Makes it feel real

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

Reviewed: 08-16-12

If you could sum up Shadow of Night in three words, what would they be?

Rich with Detail and meets all expectations

What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadow of Night?

I love Diana's encounter with Queen Elizabeth

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

Wonderful accents. She does a fabulous job portraying the partially deaf Henry Percy

Who was the most memorable character of Shadow of Night and why?

Gallowglass. When I met him, I was ready not to like him, but he became a cog in the wheel.

Any additional comments?

Ms. Harkness has made 1590's Europe and time travel feel perfectly reasonable and realistic. The research she must have done to provide the level of detail is enviable and I kept dreading that the end of each chapter was the end to the book. Diana and Matthew's relationship and personalities become deeper and they really flesh out as characters. Love this book. Better than the first one.

  • The Son of Neptune

  • The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,880
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,893

In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great adventure from Rick Riordan!

  • By Dana on 10-08-11

Par for the Course

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

Reviewed: 02-25-12

Any additional comments?

Somehow they got a completely different narrator and this book still came out sound exactly LIKE the Percy Jackson series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,569
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,587
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,586

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best audio book in the series

  • By Bill on 08-31-11

Not James Marsters, but not bad

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

Reviewed: 02-25-12

Any additional comments?

John Glover came into a bad situation. He took over reading a series that has been given life by James Marsters. James Marsters has become Harry Dresden. However, Mr. Glover did a really good job and I just kept reminding myself,

  • The Silence of the Lambs

  • By: Thomas Harris
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,034
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,770
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,767

A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname - Buffalo Bill - is stalking women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Clarice Starling, a young trainee at the FBI Academy, is surprised to be summoned by Jack Crawford, chief of the Bureau's Behavioral Science section. Her assignment: to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter - Hannibal the Cannibal - who is kept under close watch in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If It's Possible for a Narrator to be DESTINED...

  • By aaron on 03-17-12

Frank Muller IS Hannibal Lector

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

Reviewed: 02-25-12

What did you love best about The Silence of the Lambs?

The narrator

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hannibal. He's such a messed up dude.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Hannibal remembers back to killing the sailor.

Any additional comments?

Frank Muller made Hannibal a detailed, flesh and blood creature. As good as or better than Anthony Hopkins.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Dog Who Knew Too Much

  • A Chet and Bernie Mystery
  • By: Spencer Quinn
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025

Combining suspense and intrigue with a wonderfully humorous take on the link between man and beast, Spencer Quinn's exceptional mystery series has captured widespread praise since its New York Times best-selling debut, Dog on It. The Dog Who Knew Too Much marks the duo's triumphant return in a tale that's full of surprises.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Same Old Story

  • By Me & My Girls on 06-24-14

You can't beat Chet

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

Reviewed: 02-25-12

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

Yep, it's perfect for anyone.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dog Who Knew Too Much?

When Chet finds the gold nugget. I really wish he could speak.

What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

He BECOMES Chet.

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

When the kid finds out that his Dad had died.

Any additional comments?

A dog that thinks and helps solve crimes. Hell yes! Chet rules