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  • Cryptonomicon

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 42 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,883
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,853

Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fixed!

  • By Rob J. on 04-16-17

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 04-21-17

One of Neal Stephenson's best. I love the continued story of the Shafto and Waterhouse clans.

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  • Lamb

  • The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,562

Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for intelligent comedy!

  • By Gene on 04-17-07

Favorite Christopher Moore Book!

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

Reviewed: 06-22-16

I was introduced to CM when a friend insisted we listen to this audiobook on a trip from CA to CO. By the end of the trip the three of us sat in the car listening to the last 15 minutes because we were so captivated by the story. I can say I've now read all CM books and ended my journey by revisiting Lamb. Just as fun as the first time!

  • Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs

  • By: Carmine Gallo
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 448
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 364

In The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, best-selling author Carmine Gallo reveals the qualities that make the Apple co-founder the most innovative leader in business today. Each principle is backed with research, quotes, and first-person interviews with experts and business leaders, as well as specific ideas for applying those principles to every business, large or small.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good summary of Steve's approach. Sort of.

  • By Rick on 11-08-11

Impressive!

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

Reviewed: 06-22-16

I thoroughly enjoyed the story of Steve Jobs. What an amazing man and how impressive his contributions. I didn't appreciate the author repeating several stories he'd told earlier in the book. Seemed he was trying to meet a publishers requirement of x number of pages. Also, afterwards I discovered much of this story on the internet. Again, I'm impressed with Steve Jobs, this author not so much.

  • A Cold Day in Hell

  • Circles in Hell, Book 2
  • By: Mark Cain
  • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

Steve and Orson are back in this cracked sequel to Hell's Super, book two in the new satire and humor series, Circles in Hell. This time, the guys must fix Hell's heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system, which has failed. Hell is getting progressively colder, and things are a lot more serious than devils and demons needing to put on some sweaters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must have for fans of Neil gaimen, terry pratchett, etc

  • By Mary Karowski on 03-10-16

Hell of a Story

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

I really enjoy getting to know characters in a book and see them again in the next read. seeyou next timen Steve Minion! Good job Mark Cain!

  • Sacre Bleu

  • A Comedy d'Art
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,876
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,886

In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his life... and then walk a mile to a doctor's house for help? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent's friends who vow to discover the truth of van Gogh's untimely death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Is Nothing is Sacre'?

  • By Mel on 05-07-12

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

This has been, so far, one of my favorite Christopher Moore stories. Good story and performance!

  • Bloodsucking Fiends

  • A Love Story
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,319
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,345

A striking red-head, 20-something Jody is attacked and transformed into a vampire while walking home one night in downtown San Francisco. Befriending 19-year-old Tommy, Jody tries to understand her new undead life, but trouble finds her when the cops start suspecting Tommy of being a local bloodsucking serial killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloodsucking FUN!

  • By SHEILA on 10-02-08

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

Another fun story with some of my favorite characters I feel I know. Great job, Moore!

  • Island of the Sequined Love Nun

  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,214

Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the demented heart of a tropical paradise - a world of cargo cults, cannibals, mad scientists, ninjas, and talking fruit bats. Our bumbling hero is Tucker Case, a hopeless geek trapped in a cool guy's body, who makes a living as a pilot for the Mary Jean Cosmetics Corporation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Read

  • By Holly Helscher on 07-01-12

Another amazing story by Moore!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-16

So while reading this book I found myself wondering how Moore came up with the characters and story line and decided he filled a fishbowl with slips of papers each one written with random and unrelated characters, locations and scenarios. He then pulled those papers out as he wrote and voila, a story is born. Either that, or this man is crazy creative. Fun story!

  • Conscious Business

  • By: Fred Kofman
  • Narrated by: Fred Kofman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

Consciousness, teaches Fred Kofman, is the capacity to observe, choose, and act in accord with your values. And "conscious business" means using that ability at every level of your work: in being aware of the needs of others and expressing your own needs; in seeing the hidden emotional obstacles that may be holding your team back; in making good decisions under pressure; and even in delving into such spiritual questions as "Who am I?" and "What is my real purpose here?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Personal Skills & Business Contribution

  • By Hagen Finley on 06-21-03

Not my style

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

Reviewed: 02-28-16

Narrator wanders and repeats himself frequently. This isn't an audiobook. It is more like the meandering thoughts of the author. I tried, but just can't finish this book.

  • Secondhand Souls

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,652

Something really strange is happening in the City by the Bay. People are dying, but their souls are not being collected. Someone - or something - is stealing them. No one knows where they are going or why, but it has something to do with that big orange bridge. Death merchant Charlie Asher is just as flummoxed as everyone else.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a snarky slapstick sequel to A Dirty Job

  • By withherownwings on 09-24-15

Another good Christopher Moore story

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

Reviewed: 01-31-16

A continuation of the story from A Dirty Job, one of my favorite books. love the characters and Moore's writing style. many lough out loud moments.

  • The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091

The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally - well, to be accurate, artificially - business is booming at the local blues bar. Trouble is, those lonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal sea beast named Steve with, shall we say, a thing for explosive oil tanker trucks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very funny, but perhaps not for everyone

  • By Chris Robbins on 07-19-10

Another Christopher Moore winner!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-16

Moore is one of my favorite authors, one who makes me laugh out loud as I'm listening to my audio book while making my long commute. Delightful story tellung.