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Carla

Decatur, AL, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Stephen Chbosky
    • Narrated By Noah Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2162)
    Performance
    (1967)
    Story
    (1989)

    Most people think 15-year-old Charlie is a freak. But then seniors Patrick and his beautiful stepsister Sam take Charlie under their wings and introduce him to their eclectic, open-minded, hard-partying friends. It is from these older kids that Charlie learns to live and love.

    FanB14 says: "Intelligent, Absorbing Coming of Age Story"
    "WOW!!"
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    wow, wow, wow. The miracle of reading is not knowing when you pick up a new author what you'll find inside. In an audible book the magic of the perfect voice mixed with a beautiful story is - well, magic. Loved this so much

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • John Dies at the End

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By David Wong
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Thorne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1896)
    Performance
    (1724)
    Story
    (1741)

    STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why?

    Amazon Customer says: "Vulgar Funny. 4.95 Sale Win."
    "Lot's of the WHAT???!!! factor."
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    If you can keep up with all the twists and turns - part of what makes this audio book so enjoyable is having to pay attention - you will love John Dies at the End. But Gosh I hope John doesn't really die at the end. Did I miss that?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (7056)
    Performance
    (6421)
    Story
    (6429)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "Gosh I hope there's more Cormoran Strike coming"
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    I want to know what's happening in Strikes life and his shabby office and his PI cases and his secretary and his famous father. I want to know if he rescues a dog (or possibly a cat) and if his stump heals and if he can take better care of himself. Please keep in touch Robert Galbraith.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jonathan Safran Foer
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Barbara Caruso, Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (2241)
    Performance
    (1400)
    Story
    (1408)

    Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated, wowed critics on its way to winning several literary prizes, including Book of the Year honors from the Los Angeles Times. It has been published in 24 countries and will soon be a major motion picture. Foer's talent continues to shine in this sometimes hilarious and always heartfelt follow-up.

    Peter J. Maerz says: "Suffused my being..."
    "I hoped for the best - and got it!!"
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    I loved this book - not the weird parts but thankfully they were few and far between. Mostly it was lovely and sad and really well written and well performed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • FREE The Gray Man

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (1331)
    Performance
    (1175)
    Story
    (1198)

    Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

    Rollin says: "Gripping, unremitting action"
    "It was OK - wish I liked it more"
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    Once you get over a couple of major inconsistencies the story is enjoyable. I wanted not to be angry with Sir Donald for being so-o-o-o weak and wimpish and once you can let that go you're in for a pretty good story. Why did Sir Donald think sending his family to their summer place would be safe when Loyd obviously had an impressive intelligence network? If Sir Donald's family was being threatened why was there no security at the "secret" summer home? From the beginning, Sir Donald needed to let the Gray Man know something wasn't right and that contingency should have been built into their professional relationship (not to mention their personal). And finally, why was Loyd ever allowed to leave Sir Donald's office the first time? Maybe if Sir Donald made mistakes and found himself out maneuvered the story could have progressed the same but I kept thinking it wouldn't have happened like it did if Sir Donald was as smart as he was purported to be. I had no trouble suspending belief on the rest - the Gray Man was shot, stabbed, drowned, blown up, beaten and still managed to save the day. That's the way it's SUPPOSED to be for the hero!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Grievous Sin: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (210)

    The birth of their baby girl has filled Rina Lazarus and her husband, LAPD Homicide Detective Peter Decker, with joy mingled with sorrow, since complications have ensured that they can have no more children. But the situation is grim at the hospital, which has been devastated by severe budget cutbacks and staff shortages. And when a respected nurse vanishes along with a newborn from the nursery, Peter and Rina fear for the safety of their own precious child.

    Brenda says: "Shallow plot, dragged out"
    "I don't like this series"
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    I tried to like Peter and Rina - gave them another chance with Grievous Sin - but it's a no go for me! Rina's whining about her hysterectomy was annoying. I've known CHILDLESS women who lost their uteruses with less drama then Rina. I guess her other choice was to bleed to death?!!?! I'm also thinking that there were major inconsistencies but I could be mistaken because I was to unconcerned to go back on the audio. One example - did Rina really have a 17 year old son who could donate blood for her and then later wail, "But I'm only 30 years old?" Someone should do the math. I'm not interested enough to try to make sense of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Six Years

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd.

    But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie....

    Teresa says: "My new favorite author"
    "Disappointing!"
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    What happened!? This doesn't sound like Harlan Coben at all. It reads sappy and weak with only glimpses of what makes Coben's characters likeable (if flawed). This guy's flawed all right - he's an idiot!! I didn't hate it but because I was expecting so much I can't recommend it to Harlan Coben fans. Sorry HC. If you didn't set the bar so high....

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter Vendetta

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5026)
    Performance
    (4479)
    Story
    (4496)

    Accountant turned professional monster hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, managed to stop the nefarious Old Ones' invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones.

    Jason says: "Exciting story, well told, with a great villain"
    "In its own right!"
    Overall
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    As SUCH a Harry Dresden fan, I wasn't sure about this series. Pardon me for doubting!!! Another group of lovable, honorable, questionable misfits fighting for truth and justice among the world of big, bad monsters.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3452)
    Performance
    (2455)
    Story
    (2459)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "Enjoyed (Not however "Best Book of Year")"
    Overall
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    Loved the history. Loved the narrator. A little bit violent in a sad, sad way. But the end? It was almost as if after 600 pages (give or take) the author was done, tired and ended it with "And so they lived happily ever after". Not that I don't love a happy ending but I found the very, very end a bit weird. In a good way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grave Sight: Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1492)
    Performance
    (789)
    Story
    (795)

    Grave Sight draws listeners into the intriguing world of Harper Connelly, a woman with a unique gift: she can "see" the deceased and how they died. A teenage girl from a small Ozarks town is missing and feared dead. Hired by local police, Harper locates the girl's body in a nearby forest. But there's more than one corpse in those woods, and the second one raises questions no one wants to ask.

    Connie says: "Enjoyable. Interesting. Recommend!"
    "Was hoping for more - just OK"
    Overall
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    I liked the characters and premise so will listen to more in this series if I get a chance. This wasn't a waste of time - just not great. Hopefully the series will "grow on me" which is sometimes the case.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Enemy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2490)
    Performance
    (1742)
    Story
    (1741)

    New Year's Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina "hot-sheets" motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can't be controlled.

    Corinne says: "Made me really admire Reacher"
    "That's what I'm talking about!!"
    Overall
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    You know when you really like a series and then you read an installment and it's "OK" and then maybe one is only "so-so" and you're like "Maybe I don't really love this series as much as I thought" ?.... Well, The Enemy totally cements my love affair with J. Reacher. So different than the others. So much detail into who and why and what he is. So funny and sad and jaw dropping surprising. So good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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