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Dr.

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  • "Great Start - Weak Finish"

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    Benacquista can write! This is a well written story that introduces us to the "Blake" family living in Normandy, France. The Blakes are ordinary in every sense but one - they are in the witness protection program because Fred Blake was a Mafioso king pin who ratted out his peers and now must hide because the entire Cosa Nostra is looking for him.

    The book seems like it is in three parts. Part one introduces us to each of the four Blakes and the FBI agents who must watch them. This section is interesting and funny as we get to know the characters and learn what life is like in France for a bunch of Newark, NJ, transplants. The Blake children, in particular, are well developed, quirky, and interesting. Part two is a closer look at life in the Cosa Nostra and the life that Fred lived before he testified. This part might be interesting to you if you like stories about the Mafia. The third part looks at the disintegration of the Blake family and how the past catches up with them. Considering how well developed and plausible everything had been before this section, it is very disappointing to have an ending that is not as carefully developed and that never has a credible ring.

    Ballerini is an outstanding narrator. This is the second book I have listened to that he narrated (cf: The Beautiful Ruins). He is one of the best and reason alone to listen to this book.

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    The Family - A Novel (Movie Tie-In), previously published as Malavita

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Tonino Benacquista
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
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    The Blakes are newcomers to a small town in Normandy. Fred is a historian researching the Allied landings, Maggie enjoys charity work, and their kids are looking forward to meeting other teenagers at the local lycee. Or so it seems. In fact, Fred is really Giovanni Manzoni, an ex-goodfella turned stool pigeon who's been relocated from New Jersey to France by the FBI's witness protection program. And when imprisoned mobster Don Mimino gets wind of their location, it's Mafia mayhem.

    Richard Delman says: "A genuine laugh riot. Balerini is a master."
  • "Moore at his best: a Fun Read"

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    I have been a fan of Moore for years. In the past, I have thoroughly enjoyed his strange and wacky humor. More recently, he has been turning out more serious literature with good plot and character development while still retaining his sense of humor. Sacre Blue is in this mold. If you are an art history fan, this will be a great book to listen to as Moore playfully and inventively includes a host of French impressionists in this who dunnit that puts forth the theory that Van Gogh didn't kill himself but was killed by the "color man." Fun, easy to listen to, interesting.

    The narration was outstanding. Morton does a good job setting the overall tone - but his voices are also very engaging - both male and female.

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    Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art

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    • By Christopher Moore
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    In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his life... and then walk a mile to a doctor's house for help? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent's friends who vow to discover the truth of van Gogh's untimely death.

    Melinda says: "Is Nothing is Sacre'?"
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    "Oh please, not another abridged!!!"

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    Will you please stop featuring such appealing novels only available in abridged format? I am continually stumped as to why oh why anyone with a brain would even bother to read an abridged novel. Several times I have found on your site what promised to be a good read, but only available in the abridged version, and I have gone to the competition and rented the unabridged cassettes. Please stop the insanity!

  • Care of Wooden Floors: A Novel

    "Five out of Five!"

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    I love that this book takes a very quotidian situation - housesitting & petsitting - and turns it into white-knuckle-level high drama. In that way the writing reminds me of the "44 Scotland Street" series by Alexander McCall Smith, though "Wooden Floors" goes into much more detail and is augmented by heavy doses of black humor. In fact, found myself laughing out loud - some of the situations were written so as to be so amusing I had to actually stop running in order to get the most out of the hilarious visuals.

    If this was all about daily dysfunction, or Murphy's Law, Laurel & Hardy style, that would be enough, but there is character learning and intellectual growth, with exploration of maladaptive personality quirks thrown in.

    The book also brings to mind the Mark Twain quote (or was it Oscar Wilde?): "I've had a lot of problems in my life, most of which have never happened."

    Loved reading and listening to this!

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    From the blurb, I was expecting a noir-like tale of life-with-nanny gone terribly wrong, an account of a bucolic familial paradise devolving into sinister mayhem.

    However, this book is just a bunch of trendoid conversations and aspirational remarks approaching wittiness, with added observations on the elitist life.

    Not amusing, not enjoyable, with lots of "Old Boys Club" chats that seem dated, and to which I could not relate.

  • A Disorder Peculiar to the Country: A Novel

    "Not Black, Not A Comedy But Still Good"

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    So it looks like all the books that people wrote after 9/11 are now achieving publication. Some of the political dialogue worked well, but there was not enough on the dynamic of the family which was much more interesting.

    This was a great read but only gets a "3" as IMO it fell apart at the end with unfocused, overdeveloped scenes and a pollyanna twist.

    And, this is one of many recent books I've read with sound effects. Looks like it is becoming a trend and it doesn't work for me. I use audio books sometimes as a sleep aid and the between-chapter interludes wake me up! I hope audible stops this practice soon.



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    This book is so zany and the sexual innuendos are hilarious. Thank you for the LOL's

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    Seduction and Snacks

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    Claire is a 20-something, single mom who grudgingly helps her best friend sell sex toys while she attempts to make enough money to start her own business to give her foul-mouthed, but extremely loveable (when he's asleep) toddler a better life. When Carter, the one-night-stand from her past that changed her life forever, shows up in her hometown bar without any recollection of her besides her unique chocolate scent, Claire will make it a point that he remembers her this time. With Carter's undisguised shock at suddenly finding out he has a four-year-old son and Claire's panic that her stretch marks and slim-to-none bedroom experience will send the man of her dreams heading for the hills, the pair will do whatever they can to get their happily ever after.

    Angela says: "Very Good"

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    Dear S-F, I saw you were having a bad day. Summer Internship? That's rough. Payin' Dues? We're all payin' dues. It never ends. Especially, when you wanna make it real. Gotta find a way to relax-in-it. You're gonna make it. You made me laugh, S-F!

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    Georgie has a glamorous career in fashion. Her boss doesn't know her name, but working for a genius will pay off one day. She hopes. She also has great friends.Granted, they're sometimes a bit superficial, but who wants to discuss a global crisis on a Friday night? And she's enjoying her single life. Eighteen months of celibacy, and not a hot prospect in sight. Perhaps life's not quite what she was hoping for.... But how can she change it, and what does she really want?

  • Fates, Flowers: A Comedy of New York (






UNABRIDGED) by Matthew Waterhouse Narrated by Matthew Waterhouse

    Fates, Flowers: A Comedy of New York

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    • By Matthew Waterhouse
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    Sara Smith is one of the most monstrous characters you can hope to meet. She lives in Greenwich Village on Life Insurance, courtesy of her late husband, but she has fallen into a dreary routine: work in a card shop by day, where she is the rudest sales clerk imaginable, and weary evenings passed in the same cellar bar night after night with the same old people. But when she meets and seduces a gorgeous boy called Steve, she has no idea what she is getting herself into.

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  • You're Not Much Use to Anyone: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by David Shapiro Narrated by Nick Podehl

    You're Not Much Use to Anyone: A Novel

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    • By David Shapiro
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    David is a freshly minted NYU grad who's working a not-quite-entry-level job, falling in love, and telling his parents he's studying for the LSAT. He starts a Tumblr blog, typing out posts on his BlackBerry under his desk - a blog that becomes wildly popular and brings him to the attention of major media (The New York Times) as well as the White House. But his outward fame doesn't quell his confusion about the world and his direction in it.

  • One Big Damn Puzzler (






UNABRIDGED) by John Harding Narrated by Peter Brooke

    One Big Damn Puzzler

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    On a remote South Pacific island, the struggles of an elderly tribesman to translate Hamlet into local pidgin English are interrupted by the arrival of an unexpected visitor. William Hardt is an obsessive young American lawyer who has come to help. From that moment on, nothing will ever be the same - for what (and who) William finds on the island will challenge both his and our notions about love, life, and even death.

  • Vanitas (






UNABRIDGED) by Matthew Waterhouse Narrated by Matthew Waterhouse

    Vanitas

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    • By Matthew Waterhouse
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    "When you wish upon a star..." ...Your dreams come true? They did, at any rate, for Florinda Quenby, though not in the way she had planned. When she flew out to Hollywood to become a movie star, she could not imagine the terrible struggles ahead of her, from riches back to rags. Fame and wealth finally came from an entirely different quarter - her fantastical soup factory in Harlem, modelled on the Taj Mahal.