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Lori

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  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Harry Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559

A century before A Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros.... A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful!

  • By Molly on 21-01-2016

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 29-08-2017

I loved this book, I could definitely listen to it again. An entertaining slice of GOT history

As an aside, I wish the GOT books had a narrator at least as good as Harry Lloyd. I really want to revisit those books in audio, but I have not yet been able to finish the first one as the narration is so terrible.

  • Born to Run

  • By: Bruce Springsteen
  • Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 364

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to this audio the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not just for fans

  • By Lori on 20-03-2017

Not just for fans

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

Reviewed: 20-03-2017

I listened to this as a lover of rock music, not really a fan purely because the music is before my time. However I do appreciate good music and a good artist. Anyway, this book is well written, and very well narrated. He tells you his whole life story from start to present, and an interesting story it is. I highly recommend this book to anyone - Fan or not, it is a great story.

PS - because of this book I have bought 3 albums :)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    55 ratings
    Overall 3.3
  • Free: Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff

  • By: Pappy Pariah
  • Narrated by: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Ari Fliakos, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 45

By turns tender and terrifying, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff captures America on the verge of political upheaval in 2016 and introduces us to a man who just might be able to save us from the oncoming horror. Yes, Bob Honey - carnival carny, sewage specialist, and government operative, among other occupations - has spent years in preparation, crisscrossing the world in the employ of a mysterious government program that pays in small bills.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Production

  • By Lori on 14-11-2016

Excellent Production

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

Reviewed: 14-11-2016

The story was entertaining enough, pretty good for a freebie. But Sean Penn! My God what a fantastic narrator! I could listen to him for hours. I really hope he narrates more books, I'd get them purely because he read them

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Naamah's Kiss

  • By: Jacqueline Carey
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 26 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Once there were great magicians born to the Maghuin Dhonn, the folk of the Brown Bear, the oldest tribe in Alba. But generations ago, the greatest of them all broke a sacred oath sworn in the name of all his people. Now, only small gifts remain to them. Through her lineage, Moirin possesses such gifts---the ability to summon the twilight and conceal herself, and the skill to coax plants to grow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Performance

  • By Lori on 26-02-2016

Brilliant Performance

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

Reviewed: 26-02-2016

For some reason, I didn't finish the print version of this book but decided to give it another go in Audio. Thank you Anne Flosnik! The story is wonderful, and the narrator does a beautiful job of acting out all the scenes - happy, sad, erotic - I swear I felt every emotion Moirin did

  • You're Making Me Hate You

  • By: Corey Taylor
  • Narrated by: Corey Taylor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

In his first title, front man of Slipknot and Stone Sour Corey Taylor took on the seven deadly sins, pulling them apart to reveal all that is irrelevant and wrong about the vices in the modern world through his own uniquely hilarious yet ferocious style. But in Corey's eyes that's not all that is wrong with the world today.... From bad music, fame and infomercials to raising kids, sex and airport security, You're Making Me Hate You is the result of a one-man mission to demonstrate the alarming rise in worldwide idiocy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very educational. Cheers Corey.

  • By Nicholas on 19-03-2019

Yep, I hear ya Corey

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

Reviewed: 10-01-2016

Listened to this in one shift at work. Very entertaining - a little vomit in my mouth straight up, 7 hours of laughs, and heaps of "me too!" moments

  • The Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond

  • By: Michael Dues, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael Dues
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

In 24 lectures brimming with practical tips, tools, and techniques everyone can use to better manage conflict in his or her professional and personal lives, gain the essential skills of conflict management. As presented by Professor Dues, these lectures will show you how to effectively deal with conflicts of all kinds, using the "win-win" model that has dominated the field for the past six decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Lecturer, Easy Listen

  • By Lori on 02-12-2015

Great Lecturer, Easy Listen

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

Reviewed: 02-12-2015

This is the first time I have tried an educational book. I chose this one purely to help with life skills and communication with my work mates. I was surprised at how easy this was to listen to, the lecturer really held my attention throughout. Each lecture has an acted dramatization, and the characters progressed as the key points in the lectures where applied to their conflict. This made it easy to hold my attention, as (like any good book) I wanted to know how the stories ended. I will definitely listen to this again, and can already think of situations in my own life where I can apply this information. Also, this book comes with a 100+ page PDF file with lecture notes. Happy listener :)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)

  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Minnie Goode
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting story, great characters

  • By Lori on 26-10-2015

Exciting story, great characters

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

Reviewed: 26-10-2015

It's not very often that I pick up a Sci Fi book, but this story has me hooked. The characters are all very interesting, the story line is unique and had me constantly trying to work out what was going to happen - and getting it wrong which is great. Unpredictable, I like it.

The narrator I found nice to listen to, she acted the story out well, and was very expressive and easy to follow. Every character had a distinctive voice, yes some where annoying, but it really was only the unlikable characters that had annoying voices which didn't bother me at all.

I highly recommend this series, I hope Mr Howey continues on with a new series in this world after Dust...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wind Through the Keyhole

  • A Dark Tower Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Due in cinemas February 17, 2017 USA. For listeners new to The Dark Tower, The Wind Through the Keyhole is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series. It is a story within a story, which features both the younger and older gunslinger Roland on his quest to find the Dark Tower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A nostalgic read for Dark Tower fans

  • By nanoboy on 30-04-2016

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 03-09-2015

I have been re-visiting the Gunslinger series in audio format, and what a treat to have it read by Stephen King himself. To be honest, I preferred Frank Muller narrating as he is much more lively and does great voices. However Mr King does a pretty good job, and I enjoyed listening to him.

As for a review on the story itself, as a Gunslinger fan, I very much enjoyed this one - but best you look at the other reviews or Goodreads for a more thorough insight into the story :)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven

  • By: Corey Taylor
  • Narrated by: Corey Taylor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Corey Taylor has seen a lot of unbelievable things. The Grammy Award-winning singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour's curiosity has drawn him into situations that would’ve sent most people screaming scared and running for the hills. Corey’s ballsy enough to go into the darkness and deal with the consequences though. As a result, he’s seen ghosts up close and personal, whether it be while combing through an abandoned house in his native Iowa as a child or recording an album in the fabled Houdini Hollywood Hills mansion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scary Spooky

  • By Lori on 05-06-2015

Scary Spooky

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

Reviewed: 05-06-2015

Well I had absolutely no idea whatsoever what this book was going to be about before I started listening. I got it purely because I enjoyed listening to the 7 Deadly Sins. Must admit I was a bit nervous that this was going to be another angry rant - don't get me wrong, I enjoyed 7DS in the end, but I was worried this book would be a continuation of his ranting. It was not. Not really.

Corey speaks about paranormal experiences that has happened to himself and his friends, and you hear some really cool stories of pieces of his life. I listened to this on night shift at work (I'm a truck driver) and I got scared! I was spooking myself with ghostly reflections in my windows, it was great. I gave the story, performance, everything 5 stars because of the range of emotions I experienced from listening to this book. Also, as usual, The Great Big Mouth is excellent at narrating his own story.

He does share his strong opinions about religion and stupid people, but this felt more like an intelligent, informed discussion with a like-minded person rather than the preaching and ranting I felt we got in the last book. I am an atheist, and I have had paranormal experiences so I totally related to this book. I got scared and teary eyed over the buried memories that resurfaced. As a side note, I'm glad we have a celebrity atheist out there prepared to share their non religious views. Great book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Seven Deadly Sins

  • By: Corey Taylor
  • Narrated by: Corey Taylor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

"I was 22 years old, a hard-on with a pulse: wretched vice-ridden, too much to burn and not enough minutes in a hour to do so. 1995 was a full 365-day year of drinking, fucking, lying, raging and exploration for me - not a dull one in the bunch. It was a time of self-shit: self-importance, self-absorption, self-indulgence and selfishness. I was the only person in the known galaxy and I wanted what the fuck I wanted sooner rather than later." The action begins in Iowa, where Corey Taylor committs each of the Seven Deadly Sins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Lori on 31-05-2015

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 31-05-2015

I gave the story 4 stars as I found the story was very preachery and ranty. I actually bought this book about 2-3 years ago and couldn't read past the first couple of chapters because I found this really irritating despite the fact I share his views. If you have ever watched the Henry Rollins show, the little rant he does at the end of each show is pretty much how this book is but with Corey's life woven throughout (so called) 7 deadly sins.

I got the audio version solely because The Big Mouth himself narrated it - and only after I listened to the sample. I'm so glad I did. He tells is story in a very original and clever way. I loved the way he narrated it, everything that irritated me in the print version came across funny and entertaining the way he tells it. Not sure if he did it intentionally or not, but he's dropped a few song lyrics into the text (or could be he always drops phrases like manchurian candidate in his conversations?) anyway it made me lol to myself when I recognised some of the phrases.

In the end, even though I still mildly resent the preachy rants, I found the book inspiring and fckuing hilarious!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful