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Daniel McKee

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  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,839

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre

  • By erin george on 10-03-18

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

Top of the line, in my opinion. Bringing in Holly was inspired. The FACT that there are shape shifters in nature make this an interesting plausibility in a 'universe that goes on forever.' Will Patton's reading was exceptional!.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Koban: When Empires Collide

  • Koban, Volume 7
  • By: Stephen W Bennett
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627

Under threat of destruction or servitude to the Empire, facing the fleets of the Ragnar, Finth, and Thack Delos, and the larger force of the Thandol, Mirikami prepares the Federation for all-out war. The Planetary Union, allied with the Federation, receives a squadron of new technology Federation Scouts equipped with gravity controlled weapons. They conduct a preemptive strike on a Thandol base. The emperor blames it on the Federation, unaware of the PU's existence, and orders simultaneous attacks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly one of my favorite series

  • By MPITA on 10-01-17

I'm Satisfied!!

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

I have LOVED this series! This final book, in my opinion, was excellent. A great ending to the overall saga.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • From the Corner of His Eye

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 21 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,738

Bartholomew Lampion is born on a day of tragedy and terror that will mark his family forever. All agree that his unusual eyes are the most beautiful they have ever seen. On this same day, a thousand miles away, a ruthless man learns that he has a mortal enemy named Bartholomew. He embarks on a relentless search to find this enemy, a search that will consume his life. And a girl is born from a brutal rape, her destiny mysteriously linked to Barty and the man who stalks him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderment

  • By Mary S. Murray on 03-29-08

inspired!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

I found this story and the performance wonderful. It starts out simply enough, but steadily builds in complexity along with twists and turns that, I thought, just draws you in from the beginning when the very unlikely antagonist performs his 1st wicked act to when the unlikely protagonist is revealed. A truly remarkable book!!

  • Battlefield Earth

  • Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi and New York Times Bestseller
  • By: L. Ron Hubbard
  • Narrated by: Josh Clark, Scott Menville, Fred Tatascorie, and others
  • Length: 47 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,444

In the year AD 3000, Earth is a barren wasteland, plundered of its natural resources by the millennium-long regime of taloned, gas-breathing, nine-foot alien conquerors from the planet Psychlo. Fewer than 35,000 humans survive in a handful of communities scattered across the face of a postapocalyptic Earth. From a desolate village in the Rocky Mountains near what once was Denver, Colorado, a courageous young man named Jonnie Goodboy Tyler embarks on a hero's journey to challenge the fearful myths of his people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pulp Sci-Fi Done Right! More Like This!

  • By Joel D Offenberg on 06-27-16

Very entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

I thought this reading with it's large cast was magnificent!! Also, all of the added sound effects contributed greatly to the entire experience.

  • A Federation Forged in Fire

  • Koban Volume 5
  • By: Stephen W Bennett
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983

When the enemy discovers their hidden home, Mirikami is forced to lead 117 Kobani ships in a desperate attack against 3,000 Krall ships and uncounted warriors. Armed with a 22,000-year-old computer virus, and sheer courage, they must disable every enemy ship and weapon. The last time this tactic was tried against them, the Krall eradicated the entire Olt'kitapi civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great follow-up to the on-going saga.

  • By Daniel McKee on 05-12-17

a great follow-up to the on-going saga.

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

The story continues to twist and turn in different and often unexpected directions. And now.... cuttlefish?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Shattered Worlds

  • Koban, Volume 4
  • By: Stephen W Bennett
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 31 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258

The Kobani continue their offensives against the Krall, attacking production worlds, and destroy or steal ships from the Krall fleet, which the enemy needs to resupply their invasions. The Kobani create a multispecies settlement on Haven, a gentler habitable world near deadly Koban. They gain the trust and technological assistance of freed former Krall slave species, the Torki, Prada, and resurrected Raspani. Their ranks and Mind Tap learned skills are increased by spec ops recruits from Human Space.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Devil Wears Prada... But He Eats Raspani

  • By Amazonymous subPrime on 05-31-15

And aawwaaAAaayyy they WENNTTT!!!?! 😎 Whoo!!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

And they are OFF! I only started this series in March and wow! Here it is only April 10th and I am starting Book 5.
I believe I mentioned in a previous review that this series is not going twist your brain into knots with all that deep, almost provable science and deep plot lines. It's just fun! And fast! Plausable beats provable every time, right? Mike Okuda from Star Trek (all of them, except TOS) once told me that if they come into a plot line they can't explain, it's ALWAYS Subspace Interference. This series is loaded Subspace Interference, and it is GREAT!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Koban: Rise of the Kobani

  • Koban, Volume 3
  • By: Stephen W. Bennett
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 28 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212

The Kobani use captured Krall ships to return to Human Space. They seek expert training for their genetically modified fighters, modern weapons and new medical technology. There's a possible block to this help in the form of death penalty laws of the Planetary Union, prohibiting gene modifications of humans. A holdover from the Gene War, which nearly extinguished humanity. A perilous descent through a war torn planet's space defenses is a first step.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Human genetic upgrades galore, Good Book

  • By Ron on 10-18-14

Very good at following up and then expanding on the previous 2 books.

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

Reviewed: 03-19-17

The writer keeps expanding on the characters and concepts from the previous 2 books in a way that, at least to me, is both interesting and at a good pace. I wouldn't put these books in the same category as, say, the "Dune" series, by Frank Herbert. I thought my ears were going to bleed the first time I read 'Dune,' with it's "wheels within wheels," and so forth. Of course, that was VERY long ago.

These books are a lighter read. Easy to understand, easy to follow the storyline, and you can read them (or listen to them, as the case may be) at any speed you wish. Good for long AND short trips. And these books are becoming more complicated as they go along, but in relaxed kind of way. I did like SOME of the sound effects that the reader used in the first book, and kind of miss SOME of them.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mr. Mercedes

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,435

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this style of King!!!

  • By Joyce on 07-07-14

Outstanding! Good story, excellent reading performance!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

I can't think of a single negative thing to say. I loved the story, but Will Patton's reading performance really makes the characters come to life and makes the story move much faster than if you were reading the book. I listened to it over a period of 4 days, which, if you notice how many hours it takes to listen to it, means I listened to it almost every waking hour. I recommend that you do the same, as this really gets you immersed in all aspects of the story, especially the protagonist and the "perk" (antagonist).

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,326

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

SO much better than the movie!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-16

There is plenty of detail. Perhaps a bit too much. Because of constantly jumping between timelines the story can be difficult to keep straight. But each reader or listener should find their own method of keeping these straight. It's worth it. Towards the end when you finally learn some things about the antagonist (It), don't try to fit what's said into any preconceived ideas of time and space and/or religion. It's only a story, so just go with it. Finally, Steven Weber's reading ...WOW!!!

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,781

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Owe Stephen King An Apology

  • By Kelly on 04-16-12

Sorry it was over!

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

Reviewed: 04-23-16

I thoroughly enjoyed the story. But the narration really brought it to life! Also, the concept was an unusual approach to the idea of time travel.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful