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Dennis Looman

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  • Desolator

  • Stellar Conquest, Volume 2
  • By: David VanDyke
  • Narrated by: Artie Sievers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

When an enormous and potent alien ship appears in the colony system of Gliese 370, EarthFleet's Marines must investigate. What they find within will change the course of humanity's future yet again, as they face Desolator. The risks are high and so is the price in blood - and the payoff: new technology far ahead of their own, which may provide the key to fight the alien Meme Empire

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • changing narators??????

  • By Chris Z. on 08-19-15

Confusing

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

Completely confused and lost. Too much of confusion and fighting. I finally lost interest.

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,066
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,288

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made 28 years ago calls them to reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic with a Top-Notch Performance!

  • By Nicole - Audible on 06-19-17

Screwy and wordy

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

After thinking it would finally end it got dumber. I tried to read farther but finally had to put it down.

  • Search for the Saiph

  • Saiph, Book 2
  • By: P. P. Corcoran
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

The Commonwealth Union of Planets begin their mission to the Saiph Worlds. To seek out their genetic cousins cited in the alien database, to unravel the secrets of their enemy and exploit any weakness. The "others" capture The Happy Wanderer and her precious navigation system. The Union's future flounders, as they're fatally exposed to a catastrophic betrayal at the hands of the Alonian Empire.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lost

  • By Dennis Looman on 06-29-17

Lost

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

I was lost most of the book as to who was who. Struggled to finish it.
I would not recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Scrapyard Ship

  • Scrapyard Ship, Book 1
  • By: Mark Wayne McGinnis
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 713

Lieutenant Commander Jason Reynolds has had a string of bad luck lately - evident by the uncomfortable house arrest bracelet strapped to his right ankle. Worse yet, he's relegated to his grandfather's old house and rambling scrapyard. To complicate things, the women in his life are pulling from every direction. But it's through a bizarre turn of events that Jason is led to a dried up subterranean aquifer hundreds of feet below ground. Here he discovers an advanced alien spacecraft, one that will propel his life in a new direction.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wait for the entire series to come out

  • By Joy on 02-25-14

Juvenile

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

Reviewed: 05-01-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Scrapyard Ship to be better than the print version?

Some of the story tools are a bit juvenile in their appearance. Transfer of learning, etc..

  • God, No!

  • Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales
  • By: Penn Jillette
  • Narrated by: Penn Jillette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,603
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,601

From the larger, louder half of the world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller comes a scathingly funny reinterpretation of The Ten Commandments. They are The Penn Commandments, and they reveal one outrageous and opinionated atheist’s experience in the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More memoir than theology

  • By Paul on 12-29-11

Sick man

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

Reviewed: 01-07-12

Would you try another book from Penn Jillette and/or Penn Jillette?

No

What could Penn Jillette have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Don't write it.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Penn Jillette?

Some black rapper!

Any additional comments?

I have enjoyed Penn Jillette on TV shows I have seen but now I will never watch him or go to Las Vegas.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • America by Heart

  • Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag
  • By: Sarah Palin
  • Narrated by: Sarah Palin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

America by Heart is a highly personal testament to Sarah Palin's deep love of country, her strong roots in faith, and her profound appreciation of family. The book includes brief readings from classic and contemporary works that have moved and inspired her, as well as other Americans, both famous and obscure, whom she admires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent book by Sarah

  • By Jackie on 06-26-12

Too many quotes and religion

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-10

I was a fan of Sarah Palin until I read this book. Too many quotes and religion for my taste.

17 of 34 people found this review helpful

  • Crimes against Liberty

  • An Indictment of President Barack Obama
  • By: David Limbaugh
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

As Americans, liberty is an inalienable right that is granted to us by God, protected by the Constitution, and upheld by our government. Yet, Barack Obama doesn’t seem to share that view. To him, liberty is a threat to the government’s power and something to be squashed by any means possible, as bestselling author David Limbaugh shows to devastating effect in his new book, Crimes Against Liberty. Limbaugh issues a damning indictment of President Barack Obama for encroaching upon and stripping us of our individual and sovereign rights.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lacks principled insight

  • By Mark on 05-22-16

Obama should be deported.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-10

This is the finest and most explanatory book on the Obama experiment I have read yet.
I would like to see Barack Obama tried for treason!

6 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • How to be a Good Atheist

  • By: Nick Harding
  • Narrated by: Ben Ottridge
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

Fed up of religion telling you it has all the answers when it doesn't? Tired of hearing about divine mysteries when there aren't any? Irritated by the pious evangelistas telling you you're going to hell when you're obviously not? Exhausted by creationists...for simply being creationists?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Read Dawkins or Harris or Hitchens

  • By Susan on 06-02-08

Too Liberal

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-10

Very good explanation on an atheism but too much to the left for my taste.
To view your government as God is worse than a believer in God. Self-reliance, when one is responsible for one's own life and lives it as an adult rather than as a parasitic dependent, is one of the most glorious aspects of existence; and finding friendship among one's peers is far more rewarding than with an imaginary friend. All children should strive to give up their imaginary friends and face the world as confident adults, masters of their own lives, without need of psychological crutches.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Why We Hate the Oil Companies

  • Straight Talk from an Energy Insider
  • By: John Hofmeister
  • Narrated by: John Hofmeister
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

As president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister was known for being a straight shooter, willing to challenge his peers throughout the industry. Now, he's a man on a mission, the founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy, crisscrossing the country in a grassroots campaign to change the way we look at energy in this country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intelligent and Realistic

  • By David on 07-03-10

A must read for everyone, right now.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-10

These very well written and concise explanations and answers should be immediately reviewed for all.
An eye opener, for sure.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Mind of Plato

  • By: A. E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3

Through his own writings and inspiration of Aristotle and countless others, Plato continues to influence every area of philosophic thought, to say nothing of his enormous influence on Christian theology. His dramatic dialogues, including Republic, the monumental treatise on the ideal state, render him one of the greatest of Greek literary geniuses. In this concise analysis, eminent Plato scholar A. E. Taylor examines the philosopher's theory of knowledge and doctrine of ideas; the ideal of the philosopher-king; the social system advocated in Republic; judgments on democracy; and belief in the immortality of the soul. Also considered: Plato's relationship with his master, Socrates; contribution to the idea of university education; attack on art; abstention from public life; anticipation of Copernicus. Taylor also mentions historical misunderstandings of the one he deems the most original and influential of all philosophers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

  • By Patrick Trompiz on 02-15-16

Nasal bore

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-10

I've listened to many books on ancient history for hours and hours on end but I cannot listen this accent any longer. The information seemed good but the nasally boring monotonous sound of this guy's voice did me in.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful