LISTENER

Patrick Rogers

  • 3
  • reviews
  • 5
  • helpful votes
  • 236
  • ratings
  • Dead Biker

  • Inside the Violent World of the Mexican Drug Cartels
  • By: Jerry Langton
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 72

Ned "Crash" Aiken thought he had made a clean break. He had turned on his biker brothers in the Sons of Satan and entered the FBI's witness protection program, only to end up in a different kind of prison, one of mediocre work and cheap apartments. He then fell in with the Russian mob, learning their brutal code first-hand and fleeing their organization when the stakes got too high. Between the FBI, the Sons, and the Russians, there are a lot of people who want to get their hands on the innocent-looking ex-drug trafficker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Story

  • By Stouffer on 01-06-14

Why is this in "Non-Fiction - True Crime"???????

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

Good story, great storytelling. But why is it listed as nonfiction? As far as crime novels, it's very good.

  • Logically Fallacious: The Ultimate Collection of Over 300 Logical Fallacies

  • By: Bo Bennett
  • Narrated by: Bo Bennett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 13

This book is a crash course in effective reasoning, meant to catapult you into a world where you start to see things as they really are, not how you think they are. The focus of this book is on logical fallacies, which, loosely defined, are simply errors in reasoning. By listening to this book, you can make significant improvements in the way you reason and make decisions.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't bother

  • By Aaron on 04-08-12

Amazingly Bad

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

Reviewed: 05-02-12

The author talks in circles within circles within circles. I was ready to turn it off after the first ten minutes, but decided to get through the introduction and into the first chapter, where hopefully the tedium would subside. After 45 minutes my eyes were sore from rolling them and my neck was sore from shaking my head. The guy who decided to publish this must have had an ax to grind with his employer. I have been to Accounting seminars that would seem like rock concerts next to this text. I could not imagine any scenario where I could get through this one. I had hoped to learn something here. If I ever went to a party and got stuck talking to this guy, I think I would never leave my house again for fear of running into him somewhere. Sorry if it seems dramatic, but simply put, this book is not worth the bandwidth of the download.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Soul Survivor

  • The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot
  • By: Bruce Leininger, Andrea Leininger
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

This is the story of James Leininger, who---a little more than two weeks after his second birthday---began having blood-curdling nightmares that just would not stop. When James began screaming out recurring phrases like "Plane on fire! Little man can't get out!" the Leiningers finally admitted that they truly had to take notice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful true life story

  • By Nancy on 01-09-10

Looooooooong!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-10

This 9 hour story has about 40 minutes of substance. The constant delving into details of details of details that are in no way connected to the story is extremely tedious. If a point could be made, or a aspect of the story told in a paragraph, this book spends a chapter. I have been an audible member for over six years and have listened to countless hours of audiobooks. This is unlistenable. Search the story on the internet. Get the 2 page summary.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful