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  • Coreyography

  • By: Corey Feldman
  • Narrated by: Corey Feldman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

In this brave and moving memoir, Corey Feldman is revealing the truth about what his life was like behind the scenes: His is a past that included physical, drug, and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional family from which he was emancipated at age fifteen, three high-profile arrests for drug possession, a nine-month stint in rehab, and a long, slow crawl back to the top of the box office.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • honest but too cautious

  • By Phil on 02-02-2015

heartfelt and heartache autobiography

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

Reviewed: 15-11-2017

I really liked this book. I wasn't particularly a Corey fan, but his story has been in the media a lot surrounding the Hollywood Weinstein news and I was interested in hearing about his life and struggles. it was more than I expected and I was really taken in. an in depth, genuine tale told in a compelling and entertaining narrative about a truely loveable character. you can't help but like the guy, and feel terribly sorry for the pain and hurt in his life.

  • The People in the Trees

  • By: Hanya Yanagihara
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

In 1950, a young doctor call Norton Perina signs on with the anthropologist Paul Tallent for an expedition to the remote Micronesian island of Ivu’ivu in search of a rumoured lost tribe. They succeed in finding not only that tribe but also a group of forest dwellers they dub ‘The Dreamers’, who turn out to be fantastically long-lived but progressively more senile. Perina suspects the source of their longevity is a hard-to-find turtle; unable to resist the possibility of eternal life, he kills one and smuggles some meat back to the States.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Um... I'm not sure...

  • By Reader on 30-12-2016

Um... I'm not sure...

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

Reviewed: 30-12-2016

Would you try another book written by Hanya Yanagihara or narrated by Jeff Harding?

I read "A Little Life", and it was possibly the best book I've ever read. That urged me to pick up another Hanya Yanagihara book - The People in the Trees.

Was The People in the Trees worth the listening time?

It was... not bad. But it was also not great. I found it a bit of a muddled story about lust and abuse that didn't come together well. (Hanya ended up completely nailing this theme in her next book "A Little Life"). It was a long book, and I listened to the end. To be honest, I think it was Jeff Harding's narration that won me over. His adaptation of the lead character was spot on for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Passage

  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old, and her mother thinks she's the most important person in the whole world. She is.... Anthony Carter doesn't think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row.... He's wrong. FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming.... It is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic story

  • By Renee on 29-07-2016

Long, but I actually really liked it!

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

Reviewed: 30-12-2016

Any additional comments?

Okay, so this was a marathon book. 36hours or something. It was huge. But it didn't feel laborious. It was a good spin on an old idea about freaky vampire people, some classic hero/heroines and solid storytelling. That said, this is the only book in the series I liked and finished.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Little Life

  • By: Hanya Yanagihara
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 32 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance. When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success and pride.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it at first, then hated it.

  • By merisa on 29-05-2016

The best.. and worst book.. of all time

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

Reviewed: 30-12-2016

What other book might you compare A Little Life to, and why?

There is no comparison for this incredible book. It has haunted me ... I doubt I will ever read anything like this again.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I cried. A lot. This book moved me. Unspeakably and unashamedly. An incredible, but deeply dark book - I highly recommend it, but read it with caution. There are some instances where I had to shut it off, and play loud music, just to drown it out. However it was so beautiful, and so touching, it is such a brilliant book.

Any additional comments?

I hated the narrator at first. He had a very strange old cowboy, Clint Eastwood sound, it almost put me off. Toward the end, I loved him. He made the book even more endearing, so stick with it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Matter

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

'Are you happy in your life?' Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he wakes to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before the man he's never met smiles down at him and says, 'Welcome back, my friend.' In this world he's woken up to, Jason's life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10hrs flew by! Loved this book!

  • By Reader on 30-12-2016

10hrs flew by! Loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 30-12-2016

What did you like most about Dark Matter?

I have always been interested in string theory... so this book caught my attention early on with subject matter alone. Once I found out it was written by the dude who wrote Wayward Pines, I downloaded and was instantly sucked in.

What did you like best about this story?

I thought while reading.. oh yeah, I know where this is going, but it was so good I kept reading. It ended up blowing my mind!

Which character – as performed by Jon Lindstrom – was your favourite?

Jon Lindstrom did an excellent job at narrating this. Very captivating!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Super surprising!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,415
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,129

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reindeer Flotilla Setec Astronomy

  • By Nicholas Hallam on 03-09-2017

love this book

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

Reviewed: 30-12-2016

fun, lighthearted futuristic novel with brilliant narration from will wheaton. easy to listen to and very enjoyable

  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 270

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a brilliantly thought out work.

  • By Nienke Lucas on 06-03-2015

Interesting... but merely "OK"

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

Reviewed: 30-12-2016

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

For a light read, yes - I would recommend this book. It was quite interesting, but not hugely well written, and seemed to end very abruptly, however it was a good story. Writing style was very to the point, and so confusing at the start. Without a forward (the supporting novella was included at the end.... um stupid???) I had to google what the hell the guy was on about. After some background knowledge, it all made sense.

Would you be willing to try another book from John Scalzi? Why or why not?

Not a terribly expressive book.

Which character – as performed by Wil Wheaton – was your favourite?

Wil Wheaton did a good job of narrating. I like his style

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

probably not.

  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

Aged 13, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the effort!

  • By lsabelle Blythdvb on 04-04-2017

beautifully written, painful, tormenting book

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

Reviewed: 24-05-2016

loved this book and loved the narration. a book with a lot of accents, he nailed them all.

such a beautiful book, but what do I listen to now?