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  • Destroying Their God

  • How I Fought My Evil Half-Brother to Save My Children
  • By: Wallace Jeffs, Shauna Packer, Sherry Taylor
  • Narrated by: Erik Johnson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

 In 1991, Wallace Jeffs was coerced to become an FLDS polygamist. In 2011, Wallace rebelled against the sect, and the FBI helped him reclaim his kidnapped children. Then an "accident" put Wallace into a 45-day coma. Growing up as half-brother to future Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saint prophet Warren Jeffs, Wallace tried to follow FLDS teachings.... As his prophet-brother increasingly manipulated him, Wallace started hearing about FLDS atrocities.... Wallace defied the prophet and soon ended up in a coma.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and Scary!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-27-18

An interesting account from an insider

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

This was an interesting account of the FLDS and Warren Jeffs' rise to power by his half-brother. It is basically a memoir of the life of Wallace Jeffs, and the experiences he had growing up in a polygamist family, and then becoming a polygamist himself as an adult, before finally losing faith and facing the consequences of leaving the FLDS. Not much is explained about the theology, so it may be more understandable if you have an LDS background, as I do, although most of what is covered in the book has nothing to do with the LDS church or how polygamy was once practiced in the LDS church. However, LDS listeners may be put off by the harsh language and explicit sexual content. The book could have used some more editing - it is confusing in places due to skipping around, but it is an interesting and even entertaining listen. The narrator reminds me of a cross between Wil Wheaton and Stephen King (in a good way).

  • The Fast Track to Your General Class Ham Radio License

  • Covers All FCC General Class Exam Questions July 1, 2015 Until June 30, 2019
  • By: Michael Burnette
  • Narrated by: Michael Burnette
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 151

If you've made the decision to open up your ham radio world by going for the General Class license, great! General is certainly more challenging than Technician, but The Fast Track to Your General Class Ham Radio License explains the reasoning and technology behind each correct answer on the General Class exam so you'll understand and remember the subject matter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent!!

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-03-17

Great way to learn the material

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

I was originally licensed as a Technician in 1999. I had some years of inactivity and then got back into the hobby a couple years ago. I stumbled across the author's Technician book and used it to help me get back up to speed.

I had hoped that he would also create a General book, but I ended up getting impatient and studied using a different method (I used a website that helps you just memorize the correct answers). Then, 2 days before I was planning to take the test, I discovered that he had made this book. So I listened to it as much as I could, took and passed the test, and then kept listening so I could understand all the questions and answers that I had memorized.

This is a terrific book for learning the material. I can't recommend it highly enough. I've since also passed the Extra test, but am looking forward to the Extra book so I can learn everything I memorized for that, as well. ;)

  • The Fast Track to Your Technician Class Ham Radio License

  • By: Michael Burnette
  • Narrated by: Michael Burnette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372

Everything you need to know to become a licensed ham and get on the air. Memorizing answers is hard. Learning is easy! The Fast Track to Your Technician Ham Radio License explains the reasoning and technology behind each correct answer on the amateur radio exam so you'll understand and remember the subject matter. Created by an experienced ham and adult educator, it's like having your own patient, experienced, good-humored mentor for the exam.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic study guide

  • By SB on 09-28-15

Made a great review before studying for my General

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

Reviewed: 06-02-16

I got my Technician license back in the 90s, and had been inactive for some time. I've recently gotten back into it, and am interested in upgrading to General, but when I started studying I realized they expected you to still remember all the Technician material. So I listened to this, and it was a great review. However, I'm not sure parts of it are quite basic enough for people with no prior experience with electronics.

The author does a great job reading his own material (which seems kind of rare). I do hope he also does one for General and Extra.

  • Toys

  • By: James Patterson, Neil McMahon
  • Narrated by: Matthew Bomer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 268

Move over James Bond--you've just met your match! Hays Baker and his wife, Lizbeth, possess super-human strength, exceptional intelligence, stunning looks, a sex life to die for, and two beautiful children. Of course they do - they're Elites, endowed at birth with the most advanced genetic enhancements available. Elites are the pinnacle of evolution; the triumph of man's ambitions. But there's a problem in their perfect world....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • OMG - What a crappy book!

  • By Robert B. Wales on 03-19-11

Cotton candy

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-11

This book was like cotton candy - appealing to look at but very little actual substance. I enjoy speculative fiction, but parts of it were so unbelievable I found myself laughing. And one major error - why would our hero be questioned about why he was spared? If he really had forgotten everything, that would only have made him suspect there was something going on. It should have been pretty obvious to them, and you'd think they'd have not wanted him to even realize it was significant. (Hopefully that makes sense - I'm trying not to spoil anything.)

I do appreciate that there wasn't as much sexual content in the book as there easily could have been.

  • Under the Dome

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,043

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • can't finish this one

  • By EAHBMH on 12-21-18

The Stand meets Dreamcatcher

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-29-10

This book was much better than most of what King has written in a long time. I really enjoyed both the story and the way the narration was done. It was not very original - combing elements of previous books, most notably The Stand and Dreamcatcher - but it was still very engaging and I actually started missing some of the characters when I realized I was nearing the end.

I do wish that King didn't have the tendency to just blow things up when he runs into a dead end in some of his otherwise very good novels. It seems like things are just getting going, and then an explosion occurs (The Stand, Under the Dome) or there is a drive-by shooting (Bag of Bones) which forces things to come to a quicker than natural conclusion.

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  • Swimsuit

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 222

Syd, a breathtakingly beautiful supermodel on a photo shoot in Hawaii, disappears. Fearing the worst, her parents travel to Hawaii to investigate for themselves, never expecting the horror that awaits them...A heart-pounding story of fear and desire, Swimsuit transports listeners to a chilling new territory where the collision of beauty and murder transforms paradise into a hell of unspeakable horrors.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • DISAPPOINTING AND DISGUSTING!

  • By Julie on 07-21-09

Suspenseful

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-09

I've been looking for new authors to try, and thought this book sounded interesting, since I like to read horror. The publisher's description is not very accurate (it didn't even get the victim's name right), and the book turned out to be better than I expected. Be aware that it does contain graphic violence and explicit sex - often combined.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • The Collection

  • Volume One
  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Mitch Urban
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35

The Collection contains 32 stories of hot blood and frigid terror that could have come only from the mind of Bentley Little...and that's a scary place to be. Volume One consists of 15 stories.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The digital conversion needs to be redone

  • By TH on 09-23-09

The digital conversion needs to be redone

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-09

There are some good stories in this collection, but the Audible version needs to be redone. There are some sentences that get repeated, and one of the stories is cut off before it's finished.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Faces of Fear

  • By: John Saul
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Though Alison McKenzie lives near beauty-obsessed Beverly Hills, she's fine being a Plain Jane. But her mother Anne believes beauty is the key to success. So when Alison suffers a burn, Anne takes her to a plastic surgeon. The surgeon says he not only can take care of the scar but can make her beautiful. Anne is enchanted by his promises, and by him. As a romance blooms, Alison's transformation begins. But she has reason to be suspicious.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awsome!

  • By Tammi on 06-26-10

Not Saul's best work

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-09

Although it was nice to see Saul getting away from his recurring theme of children being the antagonists, and using modern technology and themes (such as MySpace) in the story, this is not his best work. It is full of shallow characters that few will be able to identify with, living in a world where silicon enhancements are more common than eyeglasses. The description must have been based on what Saul thought the book would be about before it was actually written, as it is very different from what actually occurs (even the names are mostly wrong). Also, the author really comes out of the closet on this one, so if that bothers you, you may want to skip it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Nightmare House

  • Harrow House, Book 1
  • By: Douglas Clegg
  • Narrated by: Michael Taylor
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 22

There are places that hold in the traces of evil, houses that become legendary for the mysteries and secrets within their walls. Harrow is one such house.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • It was a nightmare alright

  • By Opal on 05-03-08

Not Clegg's best work

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-08

I have considered myself a fan of Douglas Clegg ever since reading "Neverland" several years ago. This book was quite a disappointment in comparison. I basically had to force myself to listen all the way through.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jumper

  • Griffin's Story
  • By: Steven Gould
  • Narrated by: Ted Barker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412

Griffin has a secret. It's a secret that he's sworn to his parents to keep, and never tell. Griffin is a Jumper: a person who can teleport to any place he has ever been. He knows that the men who killed his parents were looking for him, and he must never let them find him. Griffin has only two goals: to survive, and to kill the people who want him dead. And a jumper bent on revenge is not going to let anything stand in his way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Does not follow the jumper universe.

  • By Richard A. Bamberg on 04-03-13

Definitely NOT for kids

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-08

This title is apparently part of the "Audible Childrens Library." Whoever decided to put it there made a huge mistake. This book is full of explicit language, sex, and violence. If books were rated like movies, it would definitely get an "R."

It also is not the same story as the movie. I understand (from reading at Wikipedia) that the movie was very loosely based on an earlier book.

Those things being said, this was a very enjoyable story to listen to. It is one of the better books I've heard in a while. Just don't share it with your kids.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful