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A. Grinton

Chicago, Il | Member Since 2009

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  • Mile 81

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann, Thomas Sadoski
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (489)
    Performance
    (442)
    Story
    (446)

    At Mile 81 on the Maine turnpike is a boarded up rest stop, a place where high school kids drink and get into the kind of trouble high school kids have always gotten into. It’s the place where Pete Simmons goes when his older brother, who’s supposed to be looking out for him, heads off to the gravel pit to play “paratroopers over the side”. Pete, armed only with the magnifying glass he got for his 10th birthday, finds a discarded bottle of vodka in the boarded up burger shack and drinks enough to pass out.

    Mary Z says: "Nailed it!"
    "Another winner from the master"
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    Where does Mile 81 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely in the top of the heap


    What did you like best about this story?

    Characters were well-written and it kept your interest


    Have you listened to any of Edward Herrmann and Thomas Sadoski ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Too short!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Amy Stewart
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (94)

    Beware! The sordid lives of plants behaving badly. A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Amy Stewart, best-selling author of Flower Confidential, takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.

    Julia says: "For the Casual Nerd"
    "Excellent overview of the killer plant world"
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    What made the experience of listening to Wicked Plants the most enjoyable?

    Very nice overview of the "bad plant" world. Interesting anecdotes used to illustrate the plants' vices.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Amy Stewart? Why or why not?

    Yes. Well written and a very nice overview.


    What three words best describe Coleen Marlo’s performance?

    Steady, straightforward and smooth


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Not really the type of book that would be easily transferred into film


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Siddhartha Mukherjee
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2405)
    Performance
    (1570)
    Story
    (1569)

    Written by cancer physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies is a stunning combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms our understanding of cancer and much of the world around us. Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a novelist's richness of detail, a historian's range, and a biographer's passion.

    Paul Krasner says: "Spectacular!"
    "A Definite read!"
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    This book is a definite must! As someone who is in the "cancer business" I was fascinated and intrigued by this book. It was very interesting and explained clearly how tricky this insidious disease can be, and why we will probably never really conquer it. The writing was insightful and enjoyable and the stories were heartwarming. This was balanced quite evenly with the stories of the failures and frustrations of the author as he confronted his nemesis. This was all told in an interesting and easy to follow manner. I am recommending it as a top five for the year!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alex Cross's TRIAL

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Richard DiLallo
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (758)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (203)

    From his grandmother, Alex Cross has heard the story of his great uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, Alex passes the family tale along to his own children in a novel he's written - a novel called Trial.

    Carolyn says: "In a word ... miserable"
    "Good story but deceptive"
    Overall

    This was a very good story, as one would expect from Mr. Patterson. It should not, however, have been labelled as an "Alex Cross" story as there is only the thinnest of connections to that character. But the characters were well rounded and very interesting and I really enjoyed listening to their tale. Mr. Baker did a fine job of reading--I felt like I myself was in the deep south!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frank Muller: A Montage

    • ABRIDGED (15 mins)
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (87)

    Frank Muller was one of the most talented narrators to ever record a book. As Stephen King said, "[When Frank reads], the blind will see, the lame will walk, and the deaf will hear."

    Jimmie says: "I owe so much to Frank Muller"
    "Wonderful overview"
    Overall

    What a great overview of Frank's work! Although I confess that it brought tears to my eyes that he is no longer with us. Truly the best reader I have come across

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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