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W.C. Hoffman

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  • The Dark Side of Disney

  • By: Leonard Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

The Dark Side of Disney reveals all of the tips, tricks, scams, and stories that THEY don't want you to know about! Unabashedly unafraid of offending the family-oriented audiences catered to by other Disney travel guides, author Leonard Kinsey gives intrepid travelers access to the seamy, raunchy, and often hilarious underbelly of Walt Disney World. From cautionary tales of scoring illegal tickets, to thrilling accounts of exploring off-limits areas, to chronicles of drug-induced debauchery, this completely unauthorized guidebook will change the way you think about vacationing at "The Happiest Place on Earth".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • You Have Been Misled!!

  • By Keith on 10-08-12

Low rating based on out of date info

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

It is hard to keep up with Disney as they change things very often. Most of the $ saving strategies detailed here are no longer viable.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • So That Happened

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jon Cryer
  • Narrated by: Jon Cryer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985

If it can happen in show business, it's happened to Jon Cryer. Now he's opening up for the first time and sharing his behind-the-scenes stories in a warmly endearing, sharply observed, and frankly funny look at life in Hollywood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much more than just TWO AND A HALF MEN!!!

  • By Dea Lyn on 04-14-15

His life is very interesting, just not exciting.

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

There are a few great stories and a whole bunch of who the hell cares moments. The book could have been 90 minutes shorter and just as good.

  • Tough Sh-t

  • Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good
  • By: Kevin Smith
  • Narrated by: Kevin Smith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,516
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,272

Take one look at Kevin Smith: He's a balding fatty who wears a size XXL hockey jersey, shorts, and slippers year-round. Not a likely source for life advice. But take a second look at Kevin Smith: He changed filmmaking forever when he was twenty-four with the release of Clerks, and since then has gone on to make nine more profitable movies, runs his own production company, wrote a best-selling graphic novel, and has a beautiful wife and kids. So he must be doing something right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bow at the feet of Kevin Smith!

  • By january on 05-24-12

Exactly what is should be.

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

If you listen to his podcasts and like his movies you will love it.
PS - The amount of love he has for his wife is inspiring.

  • Rebel Radio: A Post-Apocalyptic Story

  • The World Burns Saga
  • By: Boyd Craven III
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Life after an EMP puts the US in the dark ages is not an easy one. Life is dangerous and difficult enough without humans preying on each other. Don, an alcoholic, and a gamer girl called "Z" make an odd introduction together and find themselves thrust into a survival situation neither of them are prepared to endure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable listen.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-25-15

Dual narrators would have made this outstanding.

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A.

I enjoyed the audio book very much. The narrator was perfect for Don's voice but I do feel that if they had a female voice Z the production would have been out of this world as the chapters switch from each point of view.

  • Northern Lights

  • A Scorched Earth Novel
  • By: Boyd Craven III
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

Tom's a prepper, and with his three friends, they embark on a fly-in fishing trip to northern Canada to have a long, relaxing vacation. Things turn deadly when an EMP leaves them stranded and alone 1,000 miles away from civilization. Winter is coming, and they only brought enough supplies for two weeks.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Prepper always finds the hot, naked chick...

  • By Elizabeth on 12-21-16

The Golden Rule of Safety

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

Reviewed: 04-20-16

The golden rule of safety is that the fewer people around you, the safer you are. This holds true in Northern Lights.

Any fan of My Side of the Mountain or The Hatchet will enjoy this book as much as I did.

The fact that the main character would agree to go on a fishing trip with a certain person in their group (No Spoilers) almost cost the book a star from me but as the story progresses I feel that he needed this trip in order to heal.

His healing combined with the circumstances the group faces prepares him for what lies ahead. Surviving is one thing, surviving together is another.

I really enjoyed this post apoc book that doesn't rely on zombies or war or even violence for that matter. Well done.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Good Fences

  • A Scorched Earth Novel
  • By: Boyd Craven III
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404

Brian Cartwright just wants to work and run his farm in peace. The police keep showing up as the HOA from the new neighborhood keeps filing nuisance complaints against him and his farm. What makes matters worse, his former boss George and his son built a big house overlooking the farm. His prepping lifestyle and following the news online is his only other hobby other than church activities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By a Prepper for Preppers…

  • By Sheepdog627 on 12-29-15

Good Fences Make Great Neighbors

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

Reviewed: 04-14-16

This is the first book I have purchased from Craven and nowhere near the last. Everything about the book is well done and I appreciated the humor that was mixed in as well.

I hate when romance is tossed into an action movie just to appease the wives and girlfriends who get dragged along to the movie they didnt want to see in the first place. So I worried when the first hints of a love story showed up in Good Fences.

However this is not romance, it is emotion. Emotion so well done that it had my constantly dry eyes misted up with empathy. The pain, healing and joy the main character Brian goes through as he discovers that surviving the apocalypse is not worth much if you're doing it alone really hit me hard. Live together or dont bother living at all.

In regards to the narrator: Freaking Fantastic! Simple as that. Just a great audiobook all around.

PS - Brenda is my favorite character.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sixth Cycle

  • By: Darren Wearmouth, Carl Sinclair
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 338

Captain Jake Phillips wakes in his crash-landed craft and finds Earth transformed into a frightening new world. He faces two immediate threats that will test his survival skills to the limit. Mutated beings prowl the landscape, hunting humans and searching for the remaining resources. Without a plan in place, the battle will be lost, and humanity as Jake knows it will be destroyed. Sixth Cycle is a gritty post-apocalyptic story of survival and adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Christina on 06-22-15

A perfect book with something missing.

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

Reviewed: 12-31-15

It is always a pleasure when a dystopian book feels like it could be real. Sixth Cycle is a well written and beautifully performed (audiobook) adventure. Action, mystery, politics and even some humor round out the story.The curry fart joke is brilliant, trust me you will love it.

The best part of this story is what is missing:
I kept waiting for two of the main characters (leaving names out for spoilers) to engage in a romantic relationship. I was so happy when the book ended and that cheap trope was not present.

I look forward to more books from this author collaboration.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Born Standing Up

  • A Comic's Life
  • By: Steve Martin
  • Narrated by: Steve Martin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,379

In the mid-70s, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. Born Standing Up is, in his own words, the story of "why I did stand-up and why I walked away".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Andrew on 11-30-07

Not enough SNL, Magic or Movies.

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

Reviewed: 12-23-15

Martin is just as charming as a narrator as he is on stage. As a fellow magician, comedian and huge SNL fan I figured this book would be a cant miss for me,

However...

Not enough of each of the above mentioned things were present.

Mostly I was looking to gain an understanding about the feel for what those early days at SNL were like. I know he wasnt a cast member but he was a host and part of the scene.

Also there is no mention of any movie other than the Jerk.
No Planes and no Father of the bride talk.

Kind of a bummer but still not a waste of time.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Guts

  • The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books
  • By: Gary Paulsen
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Here are the real events that inspired Gary Paulsen to write Brian Robeson’s story in Hatchet, The River, Brian’s Winter, Brian’s Return, and Brian's Hunt: a stint as a volunteer emergency worker; the death that became the pilot’s death in Hatchet; plane crashes he’s seen; and his own near misses. He takes listeners on his first hunting trips, showing the wonder and solace of nature along with his hilarious mishaps and mistakes. He shares special memories, such as the night he attracted every mosquito in the county, and how he met the moose who made it personal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting life....

  • By enidan on 03-29-19

Paulsen inspired me to do the same

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

Reviewed: 10-18-15

As an outdoors adventure author many of the situations in my books reflect things in real life much like in Paulsen's. This book is a DVD extras type of story. I really enjoyed learning about his adventures and how they formed Brian's.

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  • Ted Saves the World

  • By: Bryan Cohen
  • Narrated by: Steven Jay Cohen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

Ted Finley was your typical, wise-cracking teenager - until an otherworldly force gave him abilities beyond his wildest dreams. After an unintended public display of his powers, Ted has become an instant celebrity and the target of a gang of undead thugs. Sixteen-year-old Erica LaPlante was six-feet-under when a blast of blue light brought her body back to life. Armed with the consciousness of a fierce warrior, Erica must keep her teenage urges at bay to protect the newfound hero.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun and engaging read.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 06-06-15

A fantastic start to the series

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

Reviewed: 12-17-14

A fun story that shows not all heroes are type A personalities.
I enjoyed the writing which was well crafted and leaves enough open for a jump into the next book in the series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful