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  • Dead People Suck

  • A Guide for Survivors of the Newly Departed
  • By: Laurie Kilmartin
  • Narrated by: Laurie Kilmartin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

Death is not for the faint of heart, and sometimes the best way to cope is through humor. No one knows this better than comedian Laurie Kilmartin. She made headlines by live-tweeting her father's time in hospice and her grieving process after he passed and channeled her experience into a comedy special, 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad. Dead People Suck is her hilarious guide to surviving (sometimes) death, dying, and grief without losing your mind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • you'll laugh and cry a lot

  • By Janet on 02-15-18

Relatable, hilarious and a great listen

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

Would you listen to Dead People Suck again? Why?

Yes. This book was super funny. It's like 15 hours of great stand-up for only one audible credit. Anyone would enjoy this book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead People Suck?

I quite liked her description of hospice as "here, you do it." It's very true.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Feast for Crows

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 31 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,637
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,869

It is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces, some familiar, others only just appearing, are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No Roy Dotrice

  • By Aaron on 12-07-05

Buyer beware: narrorator is awful

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

Reviewed: 09-21-11

Would you try another book from George R. R. Martin and/or John Lee?

Yes to George R. R. Martin
No to John Lee

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I don't know if I'll make it that far

What didn’t you like about John Lee’s performance?

He sounds like George Takei. I can't bear it.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Feast for Crows?

I would scrap the entire performance and make Roy Dotrice do it.

Any additional comments?

2 credits for this?

1 of 2 people found this review helpful