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Julia

San Mateo, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: 50th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Ken Kesey, Robert Faggen (introduction)
    • Narrated By John C. Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (395)
    Performance
    (366)
    Story
    (362)

    Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Turning conventional notions of sanity and insanity on their heads, the novel tells the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her.

    Scott says: "Fantastic"
    "John Reilly is incredible"
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    I hadn't read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in years, but it popped up as a featured book on audible with John Reilly as the reader and I couldn't resist. I'm so glad to have had the experience of listening to Mr. Reilly's fine performance of this fantastic book. I was completely and totally immersed in his world and my commute absolutely flew by. Even if you've read the book and seen the movie several times, do yourself a favor and download this audio version. You'll love it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7863)
    Performance
    (7090)
    Story
    (7089)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "Make your commute whiz by"
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    The narrator of this book made it. Seriously,he's spectacular. My favorite Grisham experience in a long time. This is not fine literature but very entertaining and a wonderful way to make a hard commute easier.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2833)
    Performance
    (2429)
    Story
    (2441)

    England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

    Maria says: "Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!"
    "Worth the middle bumps"
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    I loved the beginning of this book and really, really loved the end (it will surprise you -- I guarantee it). The middle was a bit draggy and I kept thinking that it was WAY longer than it needed to be. But overall this was an enjoyable story with beautiful writing that was well performed. And did I mention the ending will surprise you? Find out for yourself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5733)
    Performance
    (4961)
    Story
    (4955)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "Surprisingly good"
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    I was not so sure about this one, but decided to follow the recommendations and go ahead and use up a credit. I'm so glad I did, mostly because Eduardo Ballerini did such a great job as reader. He brought this world to life in such a vivid way and made the characters have such depth. I might have struggled to get into this book if I read it myself, but with Ballerini leading the way I loved the story and was sorry when it ended. Now I'm on a mission to listen to more books he reads.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17203)
    Performance
    (15282)
    Story
    (15235)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Commute? What commute?"
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    It takes a lot to make me actually look forward to my commute, but this book and Craig Wasson did it. What an amazing talent Mr. Wasson is. The story is compelling to begin with, but Wasson's ability to pull the listener in is quite something. I'm not quite done with the book yet and will be so disappointed when it's over. That's saying quite a bit considering it is really, really long (downloaded in 4 parts). Highly recommended!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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