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Dorothy

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  • 2nd Chance: The Women's Murder Club

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Andrew Gross
    • Narrated By Melissa Leo, Jeremy Piven
    Overall
    (1060)
    Performance
    (351)
    Story
    (356)

    Master of suspense James Patterson continues the Women's Murder Club series with this nail-biter of a sequel to 1st to Die. Four women - a police detective, an assistant D.A., a journalist, and a medical examiner - combine their efforts, risking everything, to catch a serial killer. "As with Patterson's best novels," Booklist says, "the surprises keep coming until the final pages."

    Jean says: "Painful pastime"
    "Bad narration, writing"
    Overall

    The only way I could get thru the melodramatic narration was to imagine this as a take-off from Saturday Night Live on a detective show - reminded me of that bad acting by William Shatner on his detective show - people (and I hope cops) just don't talk this way. But if you think of it as a spoof - it is quite funny.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (929)
    Performance
    (535)
    Story
    (544)

    J. Robert Oppenheimer was one of the iconic figures of the 20th century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb but later confronted the moral consequences of scientific progress. When he proposed international controls over atomic materials, opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb, and criticized plans for a nuclear war, his ideas were anathema to powerful advocates of a massive nuclear buildup during the anti-Communist hysteria of the early 1950s.

    Christine says: "One of the best books I have read"
    "Good book, bad editing"
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    the editing was very distracting - sounded like they made the abridged version and inserted parts left out at a later date for the unabridged. I could even hear the narrator swallowing and clearing his throat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Why Are You Atheists So Angry?: 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Greta Christina
    • Narrated By Greta Christina
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (310)
    Performance
    (276)
    Story
    (275)

    Why are atheists angry? Is it because they're selfish, joyless, lacking in meaning, and alienated from God? Or is it because they have legitimate reasons to be angry - and are ready to do something about it? Armed with passionate outrage, absurdist humor, and calm intelligence, popular blogger Greta Christina makes a powerful case for outspoken atheist activism, and explains the empathy and justice that drive it. This accessible, personal, down-to-earth book speaks not only to atheists, but also to believers who want to understand the so-called new atheism.

    Erik says: "I didn't need to listen to this book"
    "I'm angry I purchased this book"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I am an atheist but couldn't finish this very depressing book. I didn't want to spend my time listening to a lot of lists of various headlines of people doing bad things. I had hoped it would have been a little more informative, not boring. Her voice was irritating too. Anyone who is an atheist already knows all this stuff.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Susan Orlean
    • Narrated By Susan Orlean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (94)

    "He believed the dog was immortal." So begins Susan Orlean’s sweeping, powerfully moving story of Rin Tin Tin’s journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon. From the moment in 1918 when Corporal Lee Duncan discovers Rin Tin Tin on a World War I battlefield, he recognizes something in the pup that he needs to share with the world. Rin Tin Tin’s improbable introduction to Hollywood leads to the dog’s first blockbuster film and, over time, the many radio programs, movies, and television shows that follow.

    Sandra L. Hackett says: "Hire a narrator!"
    "Hard to listen to her narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Hire a pro - I've only got into it a few hours and don't think I can listen to her voice anymore.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • There Is a Road in North Dakota

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sam W. McQuade
    • Narrated By Sam W. McQuade
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    The hilarious, but often poignant, sometimes tragic memoirs of Sam McQuade, a boy raised Catholic in the 50s and 60s on the plains of North Dakota, his schooling in an era of harsh Catholic discipline, his coming of age year studying in France, the tragic deaths of two brothers which changed his life and brought him back to Bismarck to enter the family beer business. If you like David Sedaris you will like There Is a Road in North Dakota. The stories are just as funny but Sam's family and the people he grew up under were even more dysfunctional.

    Jane says: "Sam nails the accents and is easy to listen to."
    "Very entertaining"
    Overall
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    Story

    This was a great local book - especially if you live in North Dakota, or the upper midwest. I especially like that the author read the book - adds so much to the story. Sam has a great optimistic attitude and able to look on the bright side of life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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