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Drew (@drewsant)

Watertown, MA, United States
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  • In Times Like These

  • By: Nathan Van Coops
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 684

Benjamin Travers has been electrocuted. What's worse, he and his friends have woken up in the past. As the friends search for a way home, they realize they're not alone. There are other time travelers, and some of them are turning up dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Time Travel Adventure

  • By Thomas on 10-26-16

A lot of fun

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

It took a bit for this book to grow on me but before long I was hooked. The writing is good, the characters are interesting, and the plot is fun. The way the author weaves his tale moving back in forth in time and how he accounts for the changes that are made by the travelers along the way are great. I couldn’t help wondering what would happen next and I can’t wait to move along in the series!

The narrator does a great job and really brings the story to life.

  • Hell Divers

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,311
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,272

More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to Earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers - men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I usually don't read my SciFi however....!!

  • By Michalena on 10-06-17

The characters save the story

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Hell Divers is a interesting look at post apocalyptic life but it wasn’t for me. The plot doesn’t really go anywhere. The majority of the time is spent on the mission to save the Hive but since its meant to be a series I feel like we’re missing much of the overall story and how it will end, which is one of my pet peeves. The flip side is that characters are interesting and engaging and helped rescue the story a bit. I have the next two books in the series, so I’ll move on in the short term but I’m not sure what to expect.

Mr. Bray does a good job with the narration.

  • Run Program

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,646

What's worse than a child with a magnifying glass, a garden full of ants, and a brilliant mind full of mischief? Try Al, a well-meaning but impish artificial intelligence with the mind of a six-year-old and a penchant for tantrums. Hope Takeda, a lab assistant charged with educating and socializing Al, soon discovers that day care is a lot more difficult when your kid is an evolving and easily frightened A.I.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Anon on 05-22-18

Not as good has others from the author

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Being a big fan of the author, Scott Meyer, I jumped at the chance grab ‘Run Program’ on sale. Unfortunately it isn’t as funny or entertaining as his other stories. The characters nice but a bit cliché and static and the story didn’t pull me in. I found it OK but nothing all that interesting nor engaging. It’s well written so it’s not a terrible but I just didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped.

The narrator does a great job bringing all the characters to life and helps make the story feel alive.

  • Ukulele Murder: A Nani Johnson Mystery

  • Aloha Lagoon Mysteries, Volume 1
  • By: Leslie Langtry
  • Narrated by: Susan Marlowe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Nani Johnson thought she had it made when she moved from Kansas to the resort town of Aloha Lagoon, Kauai. In spite of her certifiably crazy mom, Nani is determined that nothing will stop her from becoming a ukulele virtuoso! But when one of Nani's competitors drops dead right after a public feud, Nani becomes the police's main suspect. A missing murder weapon, mysterious threats, and a heck of a frame-up job all have Nani worrying she'll be trading in her flowery muumuus for prison orange.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Take a Trip to Hawaii

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 08-08-18

Beach Fun!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Since I love all things beach, especially Hawaii, I had been eyeing the Aloha Lagoon series for a while and when I saw that there was an audio version I had to jump at the chance to get it. The story is fun with interesting characters and good writing. There were a couple of times I thought I knew who the killer was but couldn’t bring myself to commit but in the end the clues are there but not too noticeable to be clear. The characters are fun if a bit naive and overall, I thought it was fun and I’ll be sure to move along in the series!

The narrator does a great job with the characters. She really added to my enjoyment of the story and helped to bring the characters to life!

  • Fallen Pride

  • A Jesse McDermitt Novel - Caribbean Adventure Series Volume 4
  • By: Wayne Stinnett
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

In this fourth installment of the Jesse McDermitt series, Jesse faces an antagonist unlike any he's faced before, post-traumatic stress. A friend's son, who was dishonorably discharged from the Corps, is suffering from nightmares, brought on by the incident that was the catalyst for his discharge. With Jesse's help he learns to cope with his demons and gets his discharge overturned, so that he may once again serve the country he loves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • NOT Travis McGee... but who is?

  • By Mel on 09-01-17

A mini vacation in my mind

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

The next in the Jessie McDermitt series is a lot of fun. There are is a good amount of action along with some stunning Caribbean scenery. The writing is good but the plot was a bit straightforward. I wish it moved the overall story a bit but it wasn’t bad. Overall I like these books to take me on a mini south Florida vacation and in that aspect it doesn’t disappoint.

  • Dead Men Can't Complain and Other Stories

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister, Ray Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163

Including three never-before-published stories, Dead Men Don't Complain is the first-ever collection of short fiction by Peter Clines, author of 14, The Fold, and other Audible smash hits. Combining equal parts geekery and humor with the occasional dash of horror, Dead Men Don't Complain is ideal for Clines fans eagerly awaiting his next novel - or for brand-new listeners discovering this Audible favorite for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It was over too soon

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-17

A nice set of stories

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

‘ Dead Men Can't Complain and Other Stories’ is a fun collection of short stories. They take place all over the place and time. Some of the stories are perfect in this setting and some left me wanting more. The writing is good and I had a lot of fun listening them.

The Narrators do a great job with these stories!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Second Hand Curses

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Marc Vietor, Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,254
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,161

When your fairy godmother threatens to enslave you with a curse - when a malevolent piper solves your rat problem but steals your children - when you seek revenge on the prince who turned you into a frog - who can you turn to in your hour of need? The band of scoundrels known far and wide as the Bastard Champions - the swashbuckling trio who travel a world of legend, seeking adventure and righting wrongs - as long as there's enough gold to be earned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Second Hand Curses is First Rate Storytelling!

  • By Tony E. on 11-22-17

Fun story , love the narration

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

An interesting take on fairy tales. What if what you were told about happily ever after needed some additional help? That’s where the Bastard Champions come in. They roam around this fantasy world helping those in need, for a price, and helping bring about the ending they’re looking for. The characters are interesting and the stories that they interact with are both familiar and unique. I hope that their story continues in some other tale in the future!

The various narrators is great. I know it's probably expensive but it's so much fun to have different narrators for different characters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wahoo Rhapsody

  • An Atticus Fish Novel
  • By: Shaun Morey
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55

The Wahoo Rhapsody is just one of countless fishing charters plying the waters of the Pacific between Cabo San Lucas and San Diego. But chances are good the Rhapsody is the only boat with a fortune in marijuana hidden inside a fresh catch of yellowfin tuna. This special cargo is the handiwork of first mate Weevil Ott, who is smuggling the pot on behalf of a mysterious drug lord known only as “La Cucaracha.” Since Captain Winston Weber is blissfully unaware of the secret tucked inside his ship’s hull, the operation runs smoothly…

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • stupid

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-15-16

Great story with great narration

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

Wow what a fun tale. This story has great characters, a fun and zany plot and masterful storytelling. The author does a great job of taking a number of unique storylines and interweaving them into a great story. The characters are tons of fun and each have their own quirks which add to their hilarity. The writing is great as well. This book reminds me so much of Tim Dorsey and Carl Hiaasen, so if you’re a fan of those authors I highly recommend this book.

Mr. Daniels does a great job with the narration. He really brings all the characters to life!

  • How to Lose a Marathon

  • A Starter's Guide to Finishing in 26.2 Chapters
  • By: Joel A. Cohen
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Techosky
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 628

In How to Lose a Marathon, Joel Cohen takes listeners on a step-by-step journey from being a couch potato to being a couch potato who can finish a marathon. Through a hilarious combination of running tips and narrative, Cohen breaks down the misery that is forcing yourself to run. From chafing to the best times to run, explaining the phenomenon known as the "Oprah Line", and exposing the torture that is a premarathon expo, Cohen acts as your satirical guide to every aspect of the runner's experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something for everyone

  • By Matt Cobb on 04-12-17

Hilarious!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

If you like running, thought about running or think running is just something you do when you’re being chased, this book if for you! A wonderful take on getting started running and thinking about training for a marathon. I highly recommend this book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Super Powereds: Year 4

  • Super Powereds, Book 4
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 60 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,525
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,321
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,305

The final year at Lander has finally arrived for the Melbrook students and their peers, and with it comes a whole new set of challenges. Still reeling from the events of their junior year, the remaining students will have to push past their pain - and so much more - if they hope to be one of the 10 to claim the title of Hero upon graduation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its finally over....what do I do with my life now?

  • By Jared on 07-11-18

A great end to the series

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

This book (while a bit long) is well worth it. There is a great balance between action, character development and the plot moving along. While this follows a similar pattern to others in the series it also goes deeper with uncovering and wrapping up some of the already existing conspiracies as well as adding a few twists. As always the writing is wonderful. I’m a bit sad to see the series end.

As always Mr. MrCarley does a great job with the narration and really brings the characters to life.