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  • Fat Vampire

  • By: Johnny B. Truant
  • Narrated by: Matt Josdal VOplanet Studios
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

When overweight treadmill salesman Reginald Baskin finally meets a co-worker who doesn't make fun of him, it's just his own bad luck that tech guy Maurice turns out to be a two thousand-year-old vampire. And when Maurice turns Reginald to save his life, it's just Reginald's own further bad luck that he wakes up to discover he's become the slowest, weakest, most out-of-shape vampire ever born, doomed to "heal" to his corpulent self for all of eternity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grows On You and becames Warm and Fuzzy

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-15-16

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

Reviewed: 08-30-17

What would have made Fat Vampire better?

Not having to listen to it in the first place.

What was most disappointing about Johnny B. Truant’s story?

Every overblown, formulaic, long winded moment.

What didn’t you like about Matt Josdal, VOplanet Studios’s performance?

narration was OK editing, and production were crap at best.

What character would you cut from Fat Vampire?

All of them.

Any additional comments?

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,787

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suprizingly entertaining

  • By Konstantin on 02-17-12

Monster Cleche's International

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-11

An ok read that use's every "monster" cleche' in the book. (pun intended)
This is a good pass the time book, but if your looking for something original and new keep looking.

6 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • Pale Demon

  • The Hollows, Book 9
  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,093
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,426

Condemned and shunned for black magic, Rachel Morgan has three days to get to the annual witches' conference and clear her name, or be trapped in the demonic ever-after - forever after.

But a witch, an elf, a living vampire, anda pixy in one car, going across the country? Talk about a recipe for certain disaster, even without being the targets for assassination.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A comment on Credits

  • By Alexi Rain on 03-01-11

Great book - Lousy price.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-11

Love this book, a great continuation of the series. But allas it may be one of the last audio book's I buy from Audible. If the 2 credit price becomes standard for popular books it will actually be cheaper to get them from I-tunes. Wake up Audible I buy from you to save money, and I renew for 24 credits at least 3 times a year.

59 of 62 people found this review helpful

  • All Clear

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren, Connie Willis (introduction)
  • Length: 23 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,061
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,080

Three time-traveling historians are visiting World War II England: Michael Davies, intent on observing heroism during the Miracle of Dunkirk; Merope Ward, studying children evacuated from London; and Polly Churchill, posing as a shopgirl in the middle of the Blitz. But when the three become unexpectedly trapped in 1940, they struggle not only to find their way home but to survive as Hitler's bombers attempt to pummel London into submission.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rescued by the second half

  • By Mike From Mesa on 12-05-11

Beg's to be abridged.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-11

This is the first book/books that have ever made me want to stick an icepick in my ear just to make it stop. Especialy the last few chapters I was actually screaming every time there was another plot twist or overblown explanation, I just wanted it to end.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Century Rain

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 726

Three hundred years from now, Earth has been rendered uninhabitable due to the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust. Archaeologist Verity Auger specializes in the exploration of its surviving landscape. Now, her expertise is required for a far greater purpose. Something astonishing has been discovered at the far end of a wormhole: mid-twentieth-century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of John Lee's best performances

  • By DAVID on 07-24-10

My ear's are bleeding.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-10

I have never heard a book narrated so badly. John Lee reads science fiction as if it were 1920s detective noir. Which wouldnt be so bad if all of his character voices didnt sound almost exactly the same.

I do have to give Mr. Lee some credit, he's not working with a masterpiece of literary gold here.

I just finished the first part (6:32:10) and Im sitting here wondering if listening to the rest is a good idea. Having read or listened to all of Alastair Reynolds books this is by far the last on my list.

Because.

It starts in 1959 Paris, with no explanation of preceding events to put things in context. It almost feels like youve actually started with part 2. I actually had to stop and check.

The story jumps between characters so much you'll need Dramamine to keep from getting seasick, and when the characters change you don't realize it until a name is spoken BECAUSE THEY ALL SOUND THE SAME. (ARRRGGGGHHHH!!! )

Ok Im going to stop before my blood pressure go's up any more. Lol. Needless to say I wish I had purchased the e-book or actual paper version, maybe then it would be enjoyable, but I can not recommend the audible version.

Do yourself a favor and listen to the sample before you buy this book.

17 of 34 people found this review helpful

  • First Contact: Escape to 55 Cancri

  • By: Kenneth E. Ingle
  • Narrated by: Gene Eugene
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20

When a lab experiment results in a group of scientists gaining extremely long life, they realize that if they stay on Earth, they'll soon become lab specimens. To escape this, they decide to travel to the stars. Unfortunately, the stars are already occupied.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting concept

  • By J. Parkes on 07-04-10

Meh! Save your credit.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-10

The story line is good, but it reads like a collection of short stories. Instead of picking a few plot points and expanding on them the author packs in so many that the story becomes quite dull and under-developed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bite Me

  • A Love Story
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,462

"The city of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge shaved vampyre cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, emergency backup mistress of the Greater Bay Area night, and my manga-haired love monkey, Foo Dog, stand between the ravenous monster and a bloody massacre of the general public. Whoa. And this is a love story? Yup."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!!!

  • By Ron on 03-30-10

k-so this book is frickin hilarious!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-10

I literaly wet myself I was laughing so hard.

Mr Moore has outdone himself, and I dont think any other narrater than Susan Bennett could have done this reading justice.

Listen to this one on the weekend. If your at work or in the car your going to get some strange looks when you burst out laughing.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Blackout

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren, Connie Willis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,439

In her first novel since 2002, Nebula and Hugo award-winning author Connie Willis returns with a stunning, enormously entertaining novel of time travel, war, and the deeds - great and small - of ordinary people who shape history. In the hands of this acclaimed storyteller, the past and future collideand the result is at once intriguing, elusive, and frightening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Double review - Blackout and All Clear

  • By Monica on 06-03-12

Slightly disapointing and long winded

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-10

I realy liked Doomsday Book, and loved To say nothing of the dog. Blackout though leaves me wanting - wanting the story line to come together, wanting to get away from the narrators over dramatic reading style, wanting an abridged version of this book. I mean do you really need three story lines that boil down to "Im lost in the past and cant get home" Be warned while this is a good story it is massivly over detailed yet incompleat.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful