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Patrick Maliha

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  • Team of Vipers

  • My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House
  • Written by: Cliff Sims
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May, Cliff Sims - introduction
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 22

After standing at Donald Trump’s side on Election Night, Cliff Sims joined him in the West Wing as special assistant to the president and director of White House message strategy. He soon found himself pulled into the president’s inner circle as a confidante, an errand boy, an advisor, a punching bag, and a friend. This is the story of what it was really like in the West Wing as a member of the president’s team. It's a story of power and palace intrigue, backstabbing and bold victories, as well as painful moral compromises, occasionally with yourself.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful

  • By Kathy on 2019-02-07

Only For The Staunchest Of Trump Supporters

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-06

If you're interested in listening to an audio book where it's almost impossible to tell whether the author wants to sleep with either Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump or perhaps even both - then this book is for you. Also, it has such wonderful and amazing passages about how the author loved to wear matching socks and ties (He goes into excellent detail about how this was a brilliant convo starter!), how he said and did things that he acknowledges as being wrong, but that it was ok because he was morally superior to everyone around him.

Now, I have to admit that I found it physically impossible to finish the book due to the simple fact that the author is quite terrible and boring (He honestly thinks that a 4-minute description of the Presidential Rose garden is somehow something everyone must know!!). But, what I did learn by listening to the first 5 hours and 17 minutes of the book is that absolutely nothing that Donald Trump did as a president that people felt was racist, sexist or simply immoral was, according to the author, Donald's fault. On the flip side, 100% of all of Donald's successes were due to either The Donald being, "Brilliant", "courageous" or simply taking the advice of the author.

I did my best to listen to this book, but between the *bleeped* out curse words, the I'm-better-than-Jesus attitude and the border-line Donald-Trump-was-sent-by-God attitude of the author, the book just became irritating and farcical. So disappointing because this is either the 4th or 5th book I've listened to in regards to 45s Presidency and despite the bias of previous authors, I found most to have something to take away from the stories. This one is just one 14+ hour infomercial about how brilliant, moral and god-like the author and Donald Trump are.

  • 101 Erotica Stories: Everything from First Experiences to Sexy Vampires

  • Written by: Darlene Daniels, Mary Ann James, Lolita Davis, and others
  • Narrated by: Layla Dawn, Nichelle Gregory, Desiree Divine, and others
  • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 3

This collection has everything from first experiences to sexy vampires; you'll also find blisteringly hot stories from gangbangs to first anal sex. Sex with strangers? Oh yeah, we got that. Sex in public? What an adventure! Threesome erotica; lesbian erotica; gangbang erotica; anal and double penetration erotica; domination and submission erotica; paranormal erotica, and more. Warning: This audiobook contains explicit descriptions of sexual activity.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Uhhhh... it's the terrible b-movie of books?

  • By Patrick Maliha on 2019-02-05

Uhhhh... it's the terrible b-movie of books?

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-05

Downloaded it out of curiosity (over 35 hours of erotica?! Come on, you gotta try it!). To say the "reader" wasn't very good is understatement. I get that stuff like this isn't going to be brilliant, but it can at least entertain. I listened for about 10 minutes, then found myself skipping chapters. The "readers" sometimes sound as though they've lost their place, or they're learning how to read. Seriously. Listen just for the novelty factor of listening to someone who thinks they know how to read out loud, try to read out loud. It makes for some hilarious moments. But, not enough to actually purchase.

  • The "Down Goes Brown" History of the NHL

  • The World's Most Beautiful Sport, the World's Most Ridiculous League
  • Written by: Sean McIndoe
  • Narrated by: Sean McIndoe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Sean McIndoe of Down Goes Brown, one of hockey's favorite and funniest writers, takes aim at the game's most memorable moments - especially if they're memorable for the wrong reasons - in this warts-and-all history of the NHL. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why do writers insist on narrating their books?!

  • By Patrick Maliha on 2019-02-05

Why do writers insist on narrating their books?!

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-05

Would have been MUCH better if read by a professional. Honestly, one of the more boring listens. Also, maybe I simply misunderstood what the book was supposed to be, but I honestly thought that it would have been funnier with more opinions by the author. It's a good summary of the league from the early days to the most recent, but the narration made it difficult to listen to for extended periods of time.

  • How to Get Back Up

  • A Memoir of Failure & Resilience
  • Written by: Neil Pasricha
  • Narrated by: Neil Pasricha
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Before selling over a million copies of his Book of Awesome series and touring the world to teach Fortune 500 CEOs, Ivy league deans, and members of the royal family how to unlock a positive mind-set, Pasricha’s life hit rock bottom. He flamed out of his dream job and then racked up $300,000 of debt as a failed entrepreneur. He lost his best friend to suicide and his first wife to divorce - in the same week. And yet, inch by inch, Neil learned how to get back up. And you can, too.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't stop listening

  • By Jaykie on 2018-10-24

Don't bother

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-13

I honestly wanted to like this audio book. The title and subject matter seemed to indicate that it would be similar to other books in the same vein. It isn't. This is just a place holder of a "book" that was obviously done just to fulfill some kind of an obligation to Audible.

The, "Stories" are exceptionally common with no true insight and are so mundane that I found myself skipping ahead so much to try to find something, anything interesting that I just gave up on the book.

The author is also the reader for this book and he is terrible. It's incredibly obvious that he thinks he's good at it, but compared to professional readers his voice, cadence, even attitude is incredibly annoying.

A complete and utter waste of time and unlistenable. I may be mistaken in my assessment though as I was unable to finish the book in any way whatsoever.

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  • Failure Is an Option

  • An Attempted Memoir
  • Written by: H. Jon Benjamin
  • Narrated by: H. Jon Benjamin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

While he's not quite a household name, most people would consider H. Jon Benjamin, the voice-actor star of Archer and Bob's Burgers (and a sentient can of mixed vegetables in 2015's Wet Hot American Summer) a comedy show business success. But he'd like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. In a hilarious, self-deprecating memoir, Jon lays out some of his many failures in all areas of life, from Work ("wherein I'm unable to deliver a sizzling fajita") to Family ("wherein a trip to PF Chang's fractures a family").

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not reading this book would be an epic failure

  • By Kindle Customer on 2018-06-12

You MUST listen to this book! Or don't. Whatever.

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-07

Excellent reason by H. Jon Benjamin. Starts off, very... Meh. But, once he gets going it is incredibly funny. For reals. I laughed out loud (LOL'd, if you will) so many times, that j can only recommend this book for people who enjoy laughing and listening to someone who can and will make you laugh.

My only complaint is that the book itself isn't longer and that H. Jon doesn't get more into detail on numerous aspects of his life. I know that it's supposed to be about failure, but why not go into more detail about how you succeeded at life? It's almost as though he failed to create the perfect book.


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1 of 2 people found this review helpful