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Pretty great

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

I wasn't excited by the preview summary. I almost didn't buy it, despite that I liked the Strike series.
This book is wonderful. It is!
The narrator is good.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

I love this book

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

What did you love best about Hacking the Afterlife?

I love the author's reading of the book. His voice, humor and asides make a subject that is hard to believe very compelling. In studying the afterlife through reading many books, I am still unsure. I like this author. I think that he believes what he's saying. I am not with him as an absolute believer. I'm thinking about taking a deep hypnosis session because I listened to this book. Not sure, but maybe..
The Jesus fixation was a little strange. But I went with it. So many people who were with Jesus at one time or another? Strains credulity to a very, very, very limit. Still, I went with it. Kinda.

What other book might you compare Hacking the Afterlife to and why?

LIfe After Life.

Which character – as performed by Richard Martini – was your favorite?

Richard Martini is very funny and smart, and all of this book is done in his voice. I love his voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. I listened to it in seven parts.

Any additional comments?

Keep going, Richard Martini. If I'm interested, many people are. Maybe less Jesus next time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Very, very religious in a Christian bent. Not bad.

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

Would you try another book from Chauncey Crandall and Kris Bearss and/or Chauncey Crandall?

Maybe. I was looking for an NDE/Afterlife book for proof of an afterlife via a doctor who has seen death and could talk about death in a way that would prove an afterlife. This is NOT that book, This book is very heavy on Christian scripture. I liked the book because I like to read all ways of thinking, but if you're not 'born again' as I'm not, it can seem very, very heavy on the author's particular theology. I like that he's a cardiologist, and that he says he's a skeptic, but there is a LOT of Bible stuff in here. If that's your thing, and you already believe, this is probably going to help you a lot. I hope it does.
If you are unsure, this book probably won't convert or soothe you. This book is best for 'born again' Christians who already believe in the author's way of thinking.I thought about returning it, but didn't. The author is clearly smart, thoughtful, and entrenched in his way of thinking. I'll keep the book and refer to it when thinking about 'born again' Christians vis a vis an afterlife.

If you’ve listened to books by Chauncey Crandall and Kris Bearss before, how does this one compare?

Have not.

What does Chauncey Crandall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I don't know. I have not read the book.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I don't go to many movies.

Any additional comments?

I have read many books on the afterlife. Haven't found a single book I resonate to. Hope I do.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Pretty Good. Performance great.

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The worst John Sanford is better than most mysteries. This isn't the worst--but not the best. I miss the 'Fxxing Flowers of before.' Not bad. If only every writer had Sanford's talent! I'd buy the next book, but this isn't the best.

What does Eric Conger bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

great actor

Any additional comments?

I like this series.

Not my thing--but AMAZING

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

Reviewed: 12-23-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes.

Who was your favorite character and why?

All the characters are amazing.

What about Greg Sestero’s performance did you like?

He is a great narrator.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

Any additional comments?

It's hard to chose a book when having to choose between so many good books. I chose this book because I like smart humor.I don't care very much about Hollywood, but this book has universal humor. Tommy is amazing. The author is a really good writer-- and he is honest about his guile and personal goals. The author is a true, clear narcissist. But he doesn't shy away from it. He can talk about Tommy from peer to peer. Thank you.

The medium John Sanford is better than most.

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

Reviewed: 10-21-14

Would you listen to Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8 again? Why?

No. But I liked it the first time. Even 'phoning it in' John Sanford is a wonderful writer.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8?

Good humor. Sad story about the dogs. The dogs were suffering so much, but their suffering was laughed off--it was hard to take at times. That said, it was still a good book.I was glad there was a happy ending for all.

Which scene was your favorite?

Virgil is a great character. Any scene he's in is a good one.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

NA

Good Enough. But Depressing.

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

Reviewed: 11-05-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not a single person is inspiring in this story. The protagonist and his wife--who are meant to be very sympathetic-- are both basically greedy, and most others are disgusting--though to a much, much larger degree.
The characters who form the basis of the story are so, in the end... over-the-top-greedy, or so stupid, it was a let down. I wanted to like someone--but could not. The writing was good--in an automatic way--but very soul-sucking. I wanted someone to like--or have sympathy for. I know the author feels much sympathy for Jake, but I didn't share it. Jake is too mercenary and full of self pity--maybe less so than others in his profession--but his heart is still in the weird, wrong place. Maybe Jake is what passes for a sympathetic person in his profession?

What do you think your next listen will be?

No idea.

Have you listened to any of Michael Beck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He did a fine job. Many accents done very well.

Did Sycamore Row inspire you to do anything?

Wonder if lawyers are really this soulless?

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

euw.Just yuck.

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

Reviewed: 09-26-13

Would you try another book from C.J. Box and/or Holter Graham?

Want to masturbate to violent porn? Here is your chance.

Has The Highway turned you off from other books in this genre?

yUCK

How did the narrator detract from the book?

YUCK.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Very sick. Ugh. Just ugh.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Story is not good--the reading makes it bearable.

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

Reviewed: 09-04-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The parents of the kidnapped girl are both so vapid, vacant, and irritating, I kept hoping the kidnapper was a good person, intent on helping the poor child escape to a better life. The cops, though, are more interesting--and the reader is great.

What was most disappointing about Brian Freeman’s story?

The mother and father of the kidnapped victim were both truly icky, vacant folks. Just awful people. Mercenary, silly, weak mother. Yucky, disgusting Dad. Ugh!

Which scene was your favorite?

Liked the scenes amongst the cops--especially Maggie.

Could you see The Burying Place being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Nope.

Any additional comments?

More Maggie--less on the silly inner life of the ridiculous 'mother.'

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Good Journalism, Great Reading

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

Reviewed: 03-17-13

What made the experience of listening to Columbine the most enjoyable?

I defer to other commenters. I wouldn't call the audio book 'enjoyable,' but it is smart, provoking, astute, and makes for much thought afterward. In fact, there is so much to think about, I wish there were another book...

What about Don Leslie’s performance did you like?

The reader did a much above average job with difficult subject matter. The reader was able to capture all the emotions very well. Very well read.

If you could give Columbine a new subtitle, what would it be?

Columbine: The Media Myths, The Facts, And The Psychology Of The Killers.

Any additional comments?

Very well researched. Very well written. No insight into how to stop future horrors. Perhaps a bit too sympathetic to Dylan Klebold.