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CYNTHIA L SPANNUTH

PITTSBURGH, PA United States | Member Since 2004

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  • Defending Jacob: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By William Landay
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3560)
    Performance
    (3031)
    Story
    (3026)

    Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

    Shauna says: "Defending Jacob"
    "Enjoyed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Since Grover Gardner is narrating, it adds one star to the whole process. The familiarity of the names Andy and Lori are a little disconcerting as GG narrates all the Andy Carpenter books. I sometimes forget this isn't Carpenter and wonder where Tara is. I did enjoy the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Shot: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2333)
    Performance
    (1615)
    Story
    (1630)

    Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: "You got the wrong guy". Then he says: "Get Reacher for me". And sure enough, from the world he lives in - no phone, no address, no commitments - ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. In Lee Child's astonishing thriller, Reacher's arrival will change everything - about a case that isn't what it seems, about lives tangled in baffling ways, about a killer who missed one shot - and by doing so gives Jack Reacher one shot at the truth.

    Carol says: "Reacher said..."
    "Great Character"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    As usual great characters especially Reacher. I live in the city where the movie was made. I agree Tom Cruise is NOT Reacher......John Brolin would make an excellent Reacher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10007)
    Performance
    (6082)
    Story
    (6112)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "I CAN'T BELIEVE I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS STORY"
    Overall

    I got this on its ratings. I told my husband he had to listen to this book. After a couple hours, he said to me he was surprised I was listening to this as I will not even watch a war movie. I am a Pacifist to the nth degree. This is not as much an account of The War as it is an account of courage, humanity, and wills to live. It makes me proud to know there were men who would sacrifice their own safety to help their fellow POWs; men from all Allied countries. If ever there were a testament against war, this is it. Thank you Ms Hillenbrand for a narrative that peaks every human emotion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3685)
    Performance
    (2266)
    Story
    (2291)

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

    Prisca says: "Amazing Story"
    "Absolutely captivating!"
    Overall
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    Story

    I had not heard of this book before I came across it here @ Audible and saw all the wonderful reviews. Liking nonfiction but finding good nonfiction is not easy, I decided to give it a try. This is an incredible story. You don't have to be interested in science or medicine to be engrossed by this story of an American family mistreated by a medical system which thinks itself God. Love, Love, Love this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Star Island

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (833)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (250)

    Meet 22-year-old Cherry Pye (nee Cheryl Bunterman), a pop star since she was 14 - and about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster.Now meet Cherry again: in the person of her undercover stunt double, Ann DeLusia. Ann portrays Cherry whenever the singer is too indisposed - meaning wasted - to go out in public. And it is Ann-mistaken-for-Cherry who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott.

    Suzn F says: "Laugh Out Loud"
    "YUK!"
    Overall

    I will remember to look at the narrator before buying. Did not realize not George Wilson, and this guy is about as emotional as a stoic. Might be a good book, but who knows with this poor narration.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Faithful Place: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3326)
    Performance
    (1751)
    Story
    (1753)

    New York Times best-selling author Tana French has won the prestigious Edgar, Barry, Macavity, and Anthony awards. As her third novel featuring the Dublin Murder Squad opens, 19-year-old Frank Mackey is waiting in vain for Rosie, who he’s supposed to run away to London with. But when she doesn’t show, Frank leaves Dublin without her—thinking never to return.

    Buffalogal says: "Incredible"
    "ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ"
    Overall

    This is a real snooze. I listened to "In the Woods" and found it interesting. However, this is booorrrring. I like a little excitement with my mystery; this has nothing but blah, blah, blah.

    2 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Deception: An Alex Delaware Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By John Rubinstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (557)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (133)

    Her name is Elise Freeman, and her chilling cry for help to whoever may be listening comes too late to save her. On a DVD found near her lifeless body, the emotionally and physically battered woman chronicles a year-and-a-half-long ordeal of monstrous abuse at the hands of three sadistic tormentors. But even more shocking than the lurid details is the revelation that the offenders, like their victim, are teachers at one of L.A.s most prestigious prep schools.

    Jonna says: "Really disappointed"
    "Just Entertainment"
    Overall

    This audiobook is not Water for Elephants or The Help. I listen to those for intellectual stimulation. I listen to Kellerman for entertainment. No nuances or complicated characters. Kick back and relax with Deception.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9325)
    Performance
    (4301)
    Story
    (4328)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Suzanne says: "The scare is in the human nature under stress."
    "Not antireligious"
    Overall

    I have read a lot of reviews that suggest this is a pandering left-wing antireligion novel. I guess you don't read much King. He has a deep spiritual center which is evidenced in most of his novels. The Stand and Desperation come to mind as very spiritual novels. However, I agree he is perhaps critical of religion used to control others rather than religion as curative.

    That aside, this is a very good novel. It is interesting, informative, and topical. As it is very today, I don't know if it will stand the test of time of The Stand. However, this book is not The Stand. It is Under The Dome and as such is moving, irritating, frightening, and entertaining. I recommend it to those who maintain an open and progressive mind. Those who know King.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17655)
    Performance
    (7577)
    Story
    (7605)

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    David says: "irritatingly engrossing"
    "Not as good as ....Dragoon Tatoo"
    Overall

    I guess my expectations were too high. I found it a bit incredulous. I got weary of the stupidity of those in power. It was OK if somewhat tedious.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Chill of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John Lutz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (169)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (30)

    There's a twisted serial killer stalking the streets of New York City, dealing his own perverse version of justice. He kills swiftly and silently, leaving his calling card: a red "J" on the bodies of his prey. His victims have one thing in common: they've all been jurors in the city's most infamous cases; cases in which the killer was found "not guilty". Overnight, the Justice Killer has the city in a stranglehold. And there's only one man who has a shot at finding him.

    lee says: "Good Read"
    "Good Listen"
    Overall

    I liked this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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