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  • 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 91,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79,786

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

wonderful philosophy that every human should read!

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

Roger Wayne is great Especially with his "oh who gives a crap" attitude more than this but the is oh small mow a hundred kind of basic truths and the real of reality

now top 3 books

better than Mien Kampf by Hitler for sure
truly there is so much push justing and pulling for more we have more problems that what we has and more carp to worry about...thess less happy person...
But so great!

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,856

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

This is a Great Story! Hats off to you Mr. Scalzi

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

The performance was wonderful along with the Very excellent idea and writing from John Scalzi!
I recommend this book to anyone interested in strange cosmic mysterious books.

This is a new one for you!

Sincerely,
D

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Winterfall

  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,602
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491

With Declan O'Carroll on Fairie and Chris Gordon on Earth, what could go wrong? Try everything. Scheming elves, deadly zombies, killer goblins, flaming dragons, and dirty diapers. With a growing, insidious threat to Earth, Chris and Tanya race to save lives while Declan, Stacia, and friends work just as hard to save their own lives on an alien world, far removed from the comforts and safety of home. Only together will they overcome the odds. But, come on, with this team, maybe the odds should look out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good

  • By Vorthe on 11-01-17

If I could give it 6 stars I would

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

Reviewed: 10-28-17

John Conroe is of the fastest, best, and intriguing writers in this Genre since Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Benedict Jacka. He is super fast a at putting out books too. That keeps me very happy because some of the others seem to be running out of steam or have writers Block or something. My favorite being the Dresden Files, which is as we all know extremely late, I sure hope it comes out soon.
My perverbial Hat is off to Mr. John Conroe and his amazing take on this genre and the world's of the arcane and your daughter for getting you interested in it.

Sincerely,

G.H.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,092
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,491

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Standard Clines. Fun and forgettable

  • By Debra on 10-07-17

Great book and I give it 5 stars, not a kid book

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

wonder book, very fun Adult or kid book that I will give no spoilers about but I will give everyone that had to do with it 5 stars ALL the way across the board.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The God Thief

  • The Master Thief, Book 3
  • By: Ben Hale
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 819
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 764

Now infamous for his exploits, Jack Myst is a master thief. As a member of the Thieves Guild, he has fought assassins, reavers, and even a devil - but now he faces his greatest challenge yet, the rank of guildmaster. Ascending to the office after defeating Skorn at Margauth, he launches a daring plan, one to steal what cannot be stolen. A god. But Skorn has retrieved the fragments of an ancient artifact, and has begun construction on the Necrolith, the beacon of ending. He issues a king's bounty on Jack's head, turning governments and guilds against him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for more

  • By Dargon's Dragonkeep on 08-21-17

Great book, Great Story, Great narration!

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

Reviewed: 08-26-17

Jack is a middle mix between Earth 007, Ferris Bueler and the likeable people he meets as foes but befriends them, his personality and charm and boyhood fun delivered with no fear in Jacks Audacious way made this 3 book story all it should or could be and more. If you enjoy Ben Hale stories like I do along with the comforting story telling of Ben Perkins, I swear that grandfather voice is better than warm milk to calm you down.
Great All stars all the way, and savor this one,.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Daughter of Dragons

  • The Legacy of Dragons, Book 1
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,045
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,824

The world of Dematr had been locked unchanging for centuries by the Great Guilds, most people living in a world of oil lamps, crossbows, and horse cavalry, the Mechanics reserving to themselves the technology for steam locomotives, rifles, and far-talkers while the Mages treated all others as if they were nothing - until Master Mechanic Mari, dragon slayer and pirate queen, and Master of Mages Alain raised the army of the new day to free their world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Teen emotion

  • By Ray on 08-28-17

very good YA Story with VA little extra bang

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

This is more YA but it needed to be to start the new series progression.
if you like the other series in this setting, I bet you will like this one just as well.

Good Book overall, worth a credit!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Purge City

  • Prof Croft, Book 3
  • By: Brad Magnarella
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

When New York City unveils a program to roast supernaturals, I wonder if I should be sweating. The bloodthirsty Arnaud thinks so, and he's insisting that our survival depends on a wizard-vampire alliance. Never mind his history of wanting me dead. Or undead. Meanwhile, the mayor wants me on his team - an offer that's only slightly less unnerving given our recent clash. So who's really behind the purge? City Hall? The werewolves? Or is it the brainchild of the fae, whose newest advisor to the mayor slipped from my bed and life four months ago?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • War in the city - great story!

  • By BikeVON on 10-25-17

I rarely give 5 stars but Mr. Magnarella surprised

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

The early third part of this book seems to be roughly pieced together to the middle of the what seemed to be mediocre story but Mr. Magnarella really brought this very enjoyable and partially new story to an old tale. Having some experience with these types of tales and am very rarely shocked by a writer in this genre and the latest to do this is definitely this writer along with James Patrick Cronin which reads this type of stories with great skill and wonderful timing. I have high hopes but not sure just yet if I am ready to bring Mr. Brad Magnarella into the Fold of my Favorite writers in the genre which most would agree that Jim Butcher sits at or near the top (if there is such a thing) a while in his great works which we all wait patiently for Peace Talks. I also truly enjoy Benedict Jacka with his British Time twisting Mage which is pumping out really cleanly written stories very timely.
I truly enjoy the origins of Prof Croft and hopes he continues to write and surprise me with every new tome.
I have high hopes for the new fellow on the block. There seem to be new stories in the genre on a bit of a rise by quantity and I like the way Brad Magnarella weaved his Webb on this ride. Very good so far.
keep'em coming Mr. Magnarella.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Demon Moon

  • Prof Croft, Book 1
  • By: Brad Magnarella
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 638

Show me an amateur conjurer, and I'll stop him before he gets himself killed. That's the idea, anyway. But New York City isn't what it used to be, and I don't mean the recent crash. Amateur casters are calling up creatures they shouldn't be able to. And there's been a murder at the city's most hallowed cathedral, a message in blood on the victim's back the NYPD wants me to interpret, like yesterday.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Starts good, but quickly declines to mediocrity.

  • By The Kindly One on 12-20-16

Great new story & Thanks B. Mongarella!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

This book was new on the Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne circuit but having the same story telling skills, James Patrick Cronin keeps his shortly pace along very close storyline as John Conroe in which Mr. Cronin reads for both writers.
I truly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys what I read as entertaining.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Charming

  • Pax Arcana, Book 1
  • By: Elliott James
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,621
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,626

John Charming isn't your average prince... He comes from a line of Charmings - an illustrious family of dragon slayers, witch-finders and killers dating back to before the fall of Rome. Trained by a modern day version of the Knights Templar, monster hunters who have updated their methods from chain mail and crossbows to Kevlar and shotguns, John Charming was one of the best-until a curse made him one of the abominations the Knights were sworn to hunt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming is Like Dresden in wolves clothing

  • By Suzanne on 05-24-14

John Charming is Great new character!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-16

Elliott James seems to have created a world Truly worth reading by anyone who likes Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne type of books that people like me can't get enough of these days.
Charming is a creative, smart and an enjoyable smart ass that is fun to read about.
I like the word play between the blonde and Charming very much.
It's very well researched and wonderfully well written!
Love the out of the box thinking like the chapter names etc...Laugh out loud funny!

Great Story!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Super Powereds: Year 3

  • Super Powereds, Book 3
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 41 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,035
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,642
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,628

Junior year has come for the remaining students of Melbrook Hall, and it promises to be the most difficult one yet. With one of their own gone and another under serious investigation, none of the former Powereds know how many days remain for them in the Hero Certification Program. The time they do have will be filled with more trials and classes, honing their skills as they work toward the increasingly difficult goal of becoming Heroes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drew Hayes Has Created An Absolute Masterpiece!

  • By matt on 08-30-16

These Books are fun, cool & well written! Loved it

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

Reviewed: 10-26-16

I rarely give 5 stars and am shy to give them to this book but I truly believe that it deserves every bit of it. I enjoyed this book and the previous books in the series much more than I expected. They are just for kids and definitely fall into that x-men, Sci-fi type category but they have much more depth than I've seen in anything that resembles them.
I usually read more Dresden Files type of books & the like so didn't expect to enjoy these as much as I truly did.
Drew Hayes is a very good writer who I am definitely going to have to start pillaging through his catelog of books to find some more Gems like these.
I wholly recommend the books in this series to anyone of a like mind.
start in order with book 1, year 1 and have a good ride! I can't wait for the next one.
The narrator did a great job as well, I'm sure a big part of why I enjoyed this book definitely lies with him.
God Job Fellas!
My favorite character is definitely Nick Campbell!!!

Try them and enjoy!

G. H.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful