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Anonymous

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Sidney Poitier
    • Narrated By Sidney Poitier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (136)

    In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. Sidney Poitier here explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure: as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor.

    A User says: "bravo!!!"
    "bravo!!!"
    Overall

    Poitier tells his story with humor, humility and wisdom. I am not usually interested in the life of celebrities but maybe I should be. The topics he covers are all over the place and he can make listening to anything worthwhile. His personal experiences coming to the U.S. before the civil rights movement, his selectiveness about the roles he would play and his insights into the films and plays he starred in are so interesting. I want to rent his movies and think about his comments. I liked his thoughts on parenting and belonging. Great audio. He should write more and this should be listened to, not read.

    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
  • Hot Mahogany

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (59)

    Stone Barrington is lured from Elaine's to New England and the genteel but cutthroat world of priceless antiques, historic homes, and lavish country estates. In a place dominated by bluebloods and their inherited wealth, along with the nouveau riche, there are surprisingly few rules of engagement, and Stone finds himself navigating a dangerous course, one where even the most expensive and sought-after status symbols are sometimes stolen and sometimes clever fakes, though no less priceless.

    W. French says: "Excellent"
    "what happened?"
    Overall

    I have been a fan of Stuart Woods, especially the Will Lee series but this book is terrible. It mixes both series, Will Lee and Stone Barrington, but to what purpose? I finally gave up when I became bored with and antagonized by the tawdry dialogue: Stone brings a woman who is his weekend guest to an old man's house. "Is she for me?" And, yes, he leaves her there like discarded luggage. Won't buy his titles until I know that his adolescent alter ego has been dispatched!

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Finding Nouf

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Zoe Ferraris
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (64)

    Nayir al-Sharqi, known by his friends for religious piety and his Bedouin-like knowledge of the desert, lends his assistance to a wealthy family when their soon to-be-married daughter Nouf goes missing. After a short search, the girl is found dead, apparently drowned in the desert during a freak deluge. Something about her death doesn't sit well with Nayir, however, and he makes an uncomfortable alliance with a female coroner's technician to determine what really happened.

    A User says: "transported"
    "transported"
    Overall

    I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery. While there is a whodunit at the center of the storyline, I was captivated by the many details of daily life in Saudi Arabia. Inside the head of a righteous Muslim, the retrictions on women from clothing to needing a driver or male escort to the difficult, if not impossible, effort to get to know a member of the opposite sex. Give it a listen!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The First Patient: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Michael Palmer
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (61)

    Gabe Singleton and Andrew Stoddard were roommates at the Naval Academy in Annapolis years ago. Today, Gabe is a country doctor and his friend Andrew has gone from war hero to governor to President of the United States. One day, Marine One lands on Gabe's Wyoming ranch, and President Stoddard delivers a disturbing revelation and a startling request.

    Lia says: "Easy to listen to"
    "uggg"
    Overall

    This novel should be recommended for English learners. The author says what he is going to say, says it then sums it up by saying it. First time that I've written a negative review.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • His Illegal Self

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Peter Carey
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Che is a precocious young boy raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother. Yearning for his famous outlaw parents - radical 1960s activists who are now among the FBI's most wanted - he's denied access to television and the news. But he takes hope from his teenage neighbor, who predicts, "They will come for you, man. They'll break you out of here."

    ring46 says: "Stunning"
    "wild tale"
    Overall

    Great and interesting story.

    2 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Noble Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Charles Benoit
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    For Mark Rohr, a decorated Desert Storm vet, the last 10 years have been filled with shady jobs like his current stint as a bouncer at a red-light-district bar in Thailand. When a beautiful and naïve American girl, Robin Antonucci, arrives in Phuket City from the States and hires him to help find her missing brother, Mark sees the chance to make some easy money.

    A User says: "thaisetting"
    "thaisetting"
    Overall

    This was fun and kept me in suspense. I enjoyed the setting
    in Thailand. I liked the narrator also.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Ghost Writer: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By Roger Rees
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (470)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (172)

    Adam Lang has been Britain’s longest serving—and most controversial—prime minister of the last half century. As pressure mounts for Lang to complete this memoirs, he hires a professional ghostwriter to finish the book. As he sets to work, the ghostwriter discovers many more secrets than Lang intends to reveal, secrets with the power to alter world politics - secrets with the power to kill.

    Jim says: "What a HUGE Surprise!"
    "politicalthriller"
    Overall

    Well-paced, suspenseful, really grips you to the end. Highly recommend.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Sharp Objects

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3273)
    Performance
    (2571)
    Story
    (2593)

    Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

    Kelley says: "I agree with Stephen King"
    "pluggedin"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book. The mystery kept me guessing right up till the last few minutes. I didn't know that the main character was a "cutter" when I purchased this audio. I have known someone like that, and heard of others, and could never understand it. I don't know if this depiction is medically accurate, but it was interesting.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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