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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-17

Like finding buried treasure

I was scrolling through looking for something short and sweet, I was hoping to find something by a comedian. I like listening to these fun little audible shows between big novels to break things up so I'm in the right mind set to jump into the next book.
When this compilation of Funny Amazon reviews came up, I knew I'd found a winner.
Not only was the content hilarious, but comedians read the reviews!
You know that hilarious lady on Glee that is Will Shooters sworn enemy and she has all those sassy one liners? SHE is the host of this little show!
So if you are looking for some light - hearted laughs, look no further. This is your audiobook.
Warning: You may never look at gummy bears the same again. Or pens. Or a variety of other things...

This is an AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY. Wish me luck my friends!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-17

Scalzi at his best

I almost missed out on this book because Zoe's Tale and The Last Colony are basically the

same story from two different perspectives.

I looked into which one to read, things got complicated, and I ended up just going with

another book.

But every so often, Zoe's Tale would pop its head up to say hello again- from my wish lists,

from my recommendations, and because I'd read other books by the same author.

It was like she was poking her head around a corner all demur-like and saying "I'm still here,

just waiting for you to be ready!"

Wow I am so glad I didn't miss out.

Zoe's Tale is narrated by Tavia Gilbert rather than Will Wheaton, who narrates the other

books in the series. Don't worry friends, your in good hands. Tavia does an awesome job of

making the book come to life. She was good enough that I'd forget I was listening, and was

able to just get lost in the book.

Another key difference was that the other books in the series take place on space ships but

this one is about life on one of the colonies mentioned throughout the series so you get an

intimate look at what it is all the fighting is actually for.


This little treasure and his book Fuzzy Nation, another book about life on a colony, are my

favorite of John Scalzi's books.

Zoes Tale is part of the Human Division series, so for maximum enjoyment start at the

beginning with Old Mans War.

This review is an AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-17

Good, not great

I liked it, but it didnt stand out from all the other vampire books that have come out lately, and I don't feel any urgency to move on to the next book. A friend recommended this book to me because she found it smart, witty and funny. Maybe I just don't have a sense of humor that matches up quite right with the authors.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-17

A head full of ghosts

Wow! This story captured me early and held me spellbound til the last page.
I love how the book leaves certain things open ended so you have to decide for yourself what really happened.
The narrorator was talented and the writing was inspired. If you love a good scary story, don't miss out on this one!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-16

Bought the series

After listening to this book, I went and bought the rest of the series, (which is on sale for half price right now, yay!) is there any higher endorsement I can give the book?
I love this author, and can count on the narrator of each book not to drive me crazy and to actually be pretty talented. What more could a sci fi audiobook loving girl ask?

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-16

Fun loving and imaginative

A talented writer, a fun story, a fantastic narrator. What else could one ask for?

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-16

Locked in

A very imaginative and well written story about what might happen if a virus swept across the world , leaving millions trapped in their own bodies.

Will Wheaton did a fantastic job as narrator.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-16

I loved it!

I loved this book from beginning to end. It had everything a great story needs- lovable, relatable characters, drama, laughs, and a story that draws you in.
If you like sci fi, try this book!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-16

Loved it!

End of Watch is the final book in a trilogy by Stephen King, (audiobook narrated by Will Patton)
About a retired detective, Bill Hodges. Although he is retired, he just can’t let go of one single case:
“The Mercedes Killer”.
Detective Hodges and his unlikely allies- Holly and Jerome, defeated “The Mercedes Killer” together in book one. They foiled his next evil plot and Holly hits him upside the head leaving him comatose.
But in “End of Watch”, Brady (the killer) wakes up and has developed supernatural powers.
“End of Watch” is definitely my favorite book in the series because Stephen King steps back into writing about what he is most known and loved for- things that go bump in the night with a supernatural edge.
All of the books are gripping in their own right, a suspenseful unwinding to a final showdown , but I have always favored fantasy/sci fi to realistic fiction.

Will Paton did an excellent job as narrator, and Stephen King is one of my all time favorite authors so it's no surprise that I gave the whole thing 5 stars.

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5 of 8 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-16

Fun

I chose Divine Misfortune because I wanted something bizarre that would make me laugh. I got what I was looking for.
Teri and Phil decide to give in to social trend and get themselves a god, because it seemed it was the only way to get anywhere in the world. Everywhere around them, people were using gods to prevent accidents , get promotions, ect.
Naturally, they think a god of luck will be a good choice.
But Luca's help comes with all kinds of unanticipated costs, and they continuously get more bizarre.
Divine Misfortune is great for a lighthearted, quick and irreverant read.

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