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  • Nine Dragons: Harry Bosch, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2385)
    Performance
    (1005)
    Story
    (1011)

    The one good thing in Bosch's life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he's lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity.

    Derek says: "Not Connelly's Best"
    "Not the best but still pretty damn good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Harry Bosch is my guilty pleasure-- "Everybody counts, or nobody counts." He is a sexy, aging man with issues. Connelly keeps things freshly formulaic-- and I am so grateful for that. I know that I will be entertained, and that the twists have twists.

    This isn't the strongest of the series overall, but it has some of the most poignant scenes. I was devastated with what happened to Eleanor, because now Harry will truly have to find love and redemption within himself. I'm on the fence about Maddie's role in this book. Not sure that conclusion of her setting the crapstorm in motion was effectively resolved. Which means its time to download the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (18762)
    Performance
    (14551)
    Story
    (14492)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "As a matter of fact, I WILL buy this for my sister"
    Overall
    Performance
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    ...mother, and best friend. I wish I had the creativity to string together a series of brilliant filthy words to praise this book. EFFING FANTASTIC. Tina Fey, you are a wealth of smart, irreverent, human humor. You are more adorable than a polydactyl cat, sharp as an overpriced Williams Sonoma knife, and FUNNY AS HELL.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By David King
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (288)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (240)

    Death in the City of Light is the gripping, true story of a brutal serial killer who unleashed his own reign of terror in Nazi-Occupied Paris. As decapitated heads and dismembered body parts surfaced in the Seine, Commissaire Georges-Victor Massu, head of the Brigade Criminelle, was tasked with tracking down the elusive murderer in a twilight world of Gestapo, gangsters, resistance fighters, pimps, prostitutes, spies, and other shadowy figures of the Parisian underworld. The main suspect was Dr. Marcel Petiot, a handsome, charming physician with remarkable charisma.

    Caitanya says: "Too many facts too little story"
    "Full face masks and other details"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    While I enjoy an information-packed historical horror as much as the next person, this way REALLY LONG and could have been better had it been edited. Also, I love me some Law & Order SVU, but there were many long, graphic descriptions that I struggled with. It is an interesting book, but not great. I was generous with the review because it wasn't out and out terrible (see my review of Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter if you want to read about a truly terrible book).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Mindy Kaling
    • Narrated By Mindy Kaling, Michael Schur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3078)
    Performance
    (2858)
    Story
    (2872)

    Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

    Tabitha says: "Love it!"
    "Just in time"
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    I recently finished "Bossypants" by Tina Fey and "I Know I Am But What Are You?" by Samantha Bee. My library was in need of a witty memoir, and Mindy Kaling was there to fulfill my audio book needs. Delightfully funny. Interesting and introspective. All that good stuff.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Chelsea Handler
    • Narrated By Chelsea Handler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1714)
    Performance
    (880)
    Story
    (879)

    In this wickedly honest new work, Chelsea Handler casts the net wider with even funnier results, recalling the most noteworthy highs and lows of her life to date - including her efforts to diversify by dating red-haired men, her obsession with midgets, and the dog-sitting interlude in which her boyfriend became overly familiar with a Peekapoo.

    Teddy says: "Just Plain FUNNYYYY!!!!!!!!!"
    "Take a dip in the Chelsea pool . . ."
    Overall

    A delightfully entertaining listen from the cleverly raunchy Chelsea Handler. Will be especially satisfying if you are one who recognizes the line between polite comedy and inappropriate hilarity and leaps over that line. Particularly humorous is Handler's self-deprecation, as it is insightful yet vain (I don't enjoy feeling TRULY sorry for those I am laughing at, or with). If you don't mind obscenities, or in fact anticipate them, give this a listen. I wonder whatever happened to Kimmy. . .

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Mind to Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By P. D. James
    • Narrated By Penelope Dellaporta
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (48)

    Award-winning author P.D. James' second mystery in her best-selling series featuring Scotland Yard investigator Adam Dalgliesh is now available as an audiobook! When the administrative head of the Steen Psychiatric Clinic is found dead with a chisel in her heart, Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate. Dalgliesh must analyze the deep-seated anxieties and thwarted desires of patients and staff alike to determine which of their unresolved conflicts resulted in murder. Widely acknowledged as "the greatest contemporary writer of classic crime" (The London Sunday Times), P. D. James received the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award for long-term achievement in 1999.

    Holly Helscher says: "A Mind to Read More of James"
    "LOVE THE BRITS!"
    Overall

    This was a rich mystery full of the complications of human behavior. Character development is phenomenally complete, and the narration of Dellaporta amplifies the richness of the tale. I will look for more P.D. James the next time I search audible.com.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Holst
    Overall
    (6882)
    Performance
    (5250)
    Story
    (5332)

    While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

    Haden says: "My friends thought I was crazy."
    "Awful"
    Overall

    I had high hopes for this book, and it started off strong. However, it devolved into a boring recitation of uninteresting and unimaginative exploits. Don't get me wrong, Seth Grahame-Smith, I think your intentions were honorable, but I would be ashamed to put my name on a collection of pages that reads like a bad Mad-Lib. And trying to make your sentences seems authentically appropriate for the time period by placing the negative after the verb is really only interesting the first time. I had to stop listening after Lincoln said "I care not. It mattered not" for the bizillionth time.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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