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Ian S. Gallant

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  • The Colour of Magic

  • Discworld 1
  • Written by: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place that might sound and smell very much like our own, but that looks completely different. It plays by different rules. Certainly it refuses to succumb to the quaint notion that universes are ruled by pure logic and the harmony of numbers. But just because the Disc is different doesn't mean that some things don't stay the same.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • it's a bit more silly and sort of pointless.

  • By Ian S. Gallant on 2018-11-15

it's a bit more silly and sort of pointless.

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-15

it's a bit hard to like or hate any of the ambiguous characters. not really funny. not much as far as action. not a really interesting world. if it was supposed to be fantasy's version of blazing saddles, it missed the irony and humor parts.

  • How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad

  • Written by: Audible Original
  • Narrated by: Stephen Marche
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

From Audible Originals, How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad is an irreverent 10-part guide to modern fatherhood. In each episode, author and Esquire columnist Stephen Marche tackles tough questions that every parent faces. From how and why to stop yelling at your kids to how to share your favorite books (especially when they are a little racist) to how to talk to your kids about pot - follow as Stephen engages real dads and experts on the thorny questions that parents face today. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Binge-worthy and ridiculously thoughtful.

  • By Zeds on 2018-08-06

Some pretty good advice

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-10

This is an Entertaining show, with some practical insights, that doesn't take itself too seriously.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Dark Tower

  • The Dark Tower VII
  • Written by: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 28 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 105

All good things must come to an end, Constant Listener, and not even Stephen King can write a story that goes on forever. The tale of Roland Deschain's relentless quest for the Dark Tower has, the author fears, sorely tried the patience of those who have followed it from its earliest chapters. But attend to it a while longer, if it pleases you, for this volume is the last, and often the last things are best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Poor quality of recording

  • By Willowmk on 2017-10-23

unbelievable and worth every second

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-24

I have never committed so fully to an epic saga. a masterpiece. and what a way to end it. so sad that it's over and no way I can ever do it all again. beautiful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Song of Susannah

  • The Dark Tower VI
  • Written by: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

The next-to-last novel in Stephen King's seven-volume magnum opus, Song of Susannah is a fascinating key to the unfolding mystery of the Dark Tower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Poor suz

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-11-28

I'm HOOKED

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-11

I have not stopped. I am going to blast through all 7 books in a row.

  • Algorithms to Live By

  • The Computer Science of Human Decisions
  • Written by: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Brian Christian
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great blend of sciences

  • By Claire McInerney on 2018-06-03

changed the way I think

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

Reviewed: 2018-04-21

I loved this. really interesting subjects and problems. It changed how I approach my work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,223

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally engaged from the start

  • By Marilyn Pope on 2017-11-04

great voice acting

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

Reviewed: 2017-12-13

the plot was captivating and fast paced
But it was ultimately a disappointing conclusion.
worth a read but not for your bucket list
great tour of Spain's architecture and art

  • Gerald's Game

  • Written by: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Crouse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Gerald and Jessie Burlingame have gone to their summer home on a warm weekday in October for a romantic getaway. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband's games, but when Gerald refuses to stop, the evening ends with deadly consequences. Still handcuffed, Jessie is trapped and alone. Over the next 28 hours, in the lakeside house that has become a prison, Jessie will come face to face with all the things she has ever feared.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • who's idea was it to add the painful sound effects

  • By Ian S. Gallant on 2017-11-08

who's idea was it to add the painful sound effects

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

Reviewed: 2017-11-08

the book is good. But good God almighty! what the hell is with the high pitched shrill noises added between parts of the book?! I mean they are PAINFUL if you listen on head phones. I actually recommend not buying just because of them. I feared them. find another version.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful