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Zan

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-16

Great sequel

Christopher Moore is a gem. I loved the characters from A Dirty Job (my favorite of all of his books) and it's wonderful to have them back. The narrator, Fisher Stevens is a perfect Charlie and his comedic timing is incredible. He also captures all of the other characters spot on. He is so good that I could tell by his voice who was speaking without needing anyone identified. Liked it so much I've purchased the book to read. If you want a laugh out loud read, listen to this book!

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-16

Don't do it,

I couldn't get through this book. It was painful to listen to and I tried several times. Kept hoping something of interest would happen and have finally come to my senses. Fortunately it was free or I would have definitely returned it. Heard the Rock Chick series which seemed to have been by a different author. Those were fun books. Don't waste a credit on this one.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-15

Interesting but a little slow.

This is a fantasy, of course and there were some sweet parts. It's an interesting idea but was slow for my tastes which made the book even longer than its nearly 20 hours.
George Guidall does an amazing job as always. His voice is unique in my opinion. He changes his vocal quality that seems like sharpness to portray different characters. It's subtle but effective.
If you want to read a book about a golem, read "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay". I believe it won a Pulitzer and I found it much more engaging. But I am a big fan of Michael Chabon.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-13

The Characters Have Character

Jonathan Tropper created such memorable characters, I can't seem to shake them and I'm hopeful he'll write about them again. The book was wonderful -- he captured how annihilating losing a spouse can be. There are some very poignant moments. The family was a stitch as well as a heart breaker.

I have read Tropper's books and find them hysterical and thought-provoking. I listened to one other of Tropper's which was narrated by Scott Brick. He is a very talented and popular narrator. However, in my opinion, he does not have comedic timing. Eric Ruben, on the other hand, is terrific and I found myself laughing out loud many times. He was excellent. He really added to the book and I'm hopeful that future books by this author will be read by Ruben or others rather than using Brick.

This is a book I will listen to again and encourage you to spend the credit.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-13

Read this book -- don't listen

Another zany adventure from Hiaasen. Not my favorite, but that could be due to the narrator. He has a sort of New York accent. He'd probably be great reading Elmore Leonard's work but he doesn't fit here. It's a shame. So I'd say don't miss it, just don't listen to it. I'm going to read it and I think I'll enjoy it more.

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-13

Tough Listen

The positive part of this book is the performance. I enjoyed all of the narrators. And there's a great twist in the story.

However for me, it's difficult to listen when I don't like any of the characters in the book. They are really hateful, antisocial people. The youngest daughter doesn't seem believable at all. Very one dimensional. The family's mother is a bit redeeming. Overall, these are not people I wanted to get to know. I continued to listen, however as I wanted to learn whether what goes around would come around in this tale.

Cannot recommend this one.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-13

If you want to laugh, read this book

Tina Fey can write...and read. She was a great narrator of her very funny book. In fact, I think listening to her probably made the book much better than reading it. I'm still laughing thinking about some of her descriptions.

I enjoyed the peek behind the scenes and learning about the actors as people. And since reading the book, have watched and appreciated 30 Rock. She is candid in relating personal details about her birth family as well as her husband and daughter. In fact, I think I want to be her best friend.

Listening to the video in the book is a bonus. And be sure and download the PDF.

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-13

Courldn't Get Through It

I couldn't listen to this book. I found it boring, didn't like the narration, and found it dragged. I see where others have said it picks up a little, but I couldn't wait for it. Audible and I have been attached for several years and this is only the second book I couldn't get through.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-13

He does it again!

Once again Tom Wolfe gives us a wonderful novel. The characters are so defined and the story is great. He's an amazing author. I loved CHARLOTTE SIMMONS and this book is equally as terrific. Lou Diamond Phillips is the perfect choice to narrate this novel.
In mid winter in Oregon, it was good to spend some time in Florida.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-12

Special Dog and a Special Man

The author/reader reveals so much in this terrific book. The reader can learn so much about different types of dog training, about relationships, about war and about PTSD. The book made me want to sit down with Luis Montalvan and have a long conversation. His candidness is quite uncommon and much appreciated. This book really moved me.

The result of how dogs impact people is fascinating and explained very well in the book. If you are a dog lover, you will be an "Until Tuesday" lover. And thankfully, no dogs die in this book.

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