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Cold Service (Spenser, #32)
I can normally stomach Spenser and company, but this was pretty bad. It started out good -- Hawk planning to hunt down and kill the men who shot him - ...more
Mar 19, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
Nothing to Lose (Jack Reacher, #12)
The narrator did a good job with this audio book, and the story was decent, some good action, but there was a point when Child used the storyline to s ...more
Jun 29, 2009
Jun 12, 2009
Fight Club
Haven't seen the movie a dozen times, there wasn't really anything new to discover in the book, and at the beginning I just wanted it to be over. But ...more
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Jun 04, 2013
A Mercy
Note to self: when choosing audio books in the future, do not pick those which require a lot of thought.

I like listening to audio books in the car. I
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Dec 27, 2008
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned (Y: The Last Man, #1)
I zipped right through this in one sitting. A lot of characters are introduced in a short amount of time. Wish more time could have been spent with so ...more
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Feb 07, 2009
Olive Kitteridge
I was very pleasantly surprised by this collection. Yes, it won the Pulitzer, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything (see Tinkers). My only quibbl ...more
Aug 23, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America
I really enjoyed this for what it was, at least the beginning of the book, as a child of the 80s I grew up on Super Mario. But after 2000 I stopped pl ...more
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Jan 10, 2013
Sharp Teeth
The thing I loved most about this book is that it's nothing like I ever read before, a horror thriller written in free verse. In fact, the style is wh ...more
Jun 14, 2010
Jun 08, 2010
The Reconstructionist
I'm not a fan of when readers give half-stars, but here I give this book 3.5 stars -- I'm between liking it and really liking it. Mostly, it starts ou ...more
May 27, 2012
May 16, 2012
Blockade Billy
I liked this more than I thought I would. I thought it would be another THE COLORADO KID, but this one actually has an ending. The setup is basically ...more
May 09, 2010
May 08, 2010
Bad Business (Spenser, #31)
This turned out of be one of my favorite Spenser novels. Normally Parker's novels are just okay, but I liked this enough I wish I could give it three ...more
Mar 23, 2009
Mar 11, 2009
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
Wells Tower is without a doubt one of my new favorite short story writers. For some reason I find him a cross between T.C. Boyle and Charles D’Ambrosi ...more
Apr 11, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
This is an intense novel, with a sort of THE ROAD meets MAD MAX vibe going on. Basically, a majority of Americans just go crazy and start killing peop ...more
May 21, 2011
May 21, 2011
The Scarecrow (Jack McEvoy, #2)
I like Connelly, and I loved THE POET, but this was just dreadful. A decent story, I guess, but not a lot of overall mystery or even suspense. The cha ...more
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
While I've read comics before (mostly back in middle school) this was my first graphic novel ... and it won't be my last. What amazed me most about WA ...more
Nov 20, 2008
Nov 04, 2008
Jennifer Government
The Kirkus Reviews blurb on the cover of this book says "CATCH-22 by way of THE MATRIX." I don't know what book the reviewer meant, but it wasn't this ...more
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Jan 08, 2009
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas
This had some funs moments, and I probably would have enjoyed it more if I was more of a science fiction fan, but my main beef with the book was the s ...more
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Dec 12, 2012
Before I Go To Sleep
I think I may be too generous giving this book three stars. It's an okay read, though pretty predictable. Maybe it's because it's getting such a huge ...more
Dec 07, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
Clever in places, even quite funny, this book just felt way too preposterous, even for the author. He was also trying for a BEASTS OF NO NATION style ...more
Aug 05, 2009
Jul 26, 2009
The Reader
The story was decent, but the audio book narrator could have been a whole lot better. In terms of the narrator/protag, he came across as a coward, mak ...more
Jun 2009
May 31, 2009
Under My Roof
Enjoyable and humorous story about a man and his son tired of the way America's being run and want to claim a piece of land of their own. Though no fa ...more
Sep 23, 2010
Sep 22, 2010
Lost Things
Like this novella. I hate when people give 1/2 ratings, but I'd give this a 3 1/2. Rector has a tight, straight-forward writing style, which I've enjo ...more
Aug 09, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
Requiem For An Assassin (John Rain, #6)
I've always felt the previous books were bogged down by too heavy exposition (like if you want to strangle someone, here's the proper way of doing it; ...more
May 22, 2010
May 01, 2010
What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us
I'd heard a lot of great things about this collection, and therefore I think I went into it with very high expectations. The stories themselves are fi ...more
Jan 17, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
Scar Tissue
Very enjoyable collection. The stories "The Deserts Here and the Deserts Far Away" and "The Days When You Were Anything Else" were great. So was the s ...more
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Dec 30, 2012
BLACKBOX: A Novel in 840 Chapters
The neatest thing about this book is also its downfall: 840 chapters in 300 pages ... even for those with ADHD it can be too much. Still, you'll never ...more
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Dec 22, 2008
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
**spoiler alert** So I really like this book, but it could just have easily been called The Deus Ex Machina Games. Seriously, every time Katniss needs ...more
Jul 14, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
Light Boxes
I didn't really know anything about the story going into this book, which I think worked in my favor. This was a lot of fun, magical and whimsical (I ...more
Aug 08, 2009
Aug 05, 2009
Listened to this on a road trip and it's a lot of fun. If you're a fan of Tina Fey, then this is a must-read ... or listen. Quite honestly, listening ...more
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Dec 04, 2012
Your Heart Belongs to Me
I gave this audio book two and a half discs before giving up on it. It just couldn't grab my interest ... and it didn't help I wasn't impressed with t ...more
May 11, 2009
May 05, 2009