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karen

eugene, OR, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 15 reviews
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  • 97 purchased in 2014
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  • 12.21: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Dustin Thomason
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders, Noel Rodriguez, Dustin Thomason
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (274)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (229)

    For decades, December 21, 2012, has been a touchstone for doomsayers worldwide. It is the date, they claim, when the ancient Maya calendar predicts the world will end. In Los Angeles, two weeks before, all is calm. Dr. Gabriel Stanton takes his usual morning bike ride, drops off the dog with his ex-wife, and heads to the lab where he studies incurable prion diseases for the CDC. His first phone call is from a hospital resident who has an urgent case she thinks he needs to see.

    cristina says: "Three stars, but enjoyable"
    "cannibalism and mad cow epidemic...be forewarned"
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    Well written, depressing as hell, quite gruesome, informative in a depressing way, if this sounds like escapism to you, bon voyage!...however, terrific narrator...

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Doing Hard Time: Stone Barrington, Book 27

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (177)

    When Stone Barrington embarks on a trip to Bel-Air to check in on some business and personal concerns, he expects a relaxing break from the fast pace and mean streets of New York. But trouble never takes a vacation, and it has a way of finding Stone. A case that had seemingly been resolved has returned in full force - with lethal results. And this deadly situation makes for strange bedfellows when Stone finds himself teamed with the least likely ally…a gentleman of unique abilities, who can fly below the radar and above the law.

    Kat says: "All wrapped up in a neat little bow..."
    "Done With Stone..."
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    Fool me three times and I'm done. after years of loving this series I gave it one more shot after last two duds. mistake. Either someone else is now writing the books, or someone else SHOULD be. No charm, no point, and embarrassing focus on conspicuous consumption of jets, hangars, luxury goods that made me cringe. Tragic whimper of an end to a once beloved series. Keep your happy memories of early Stone Barrington. (Tony Roberts' narration wonderful as always - is he ageless?? Which just made me sadder) a cynical return to a now-dry well...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • No Time to Run: A Legal Thriller Featuring Michael Collins, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By J. D. Trafford
    • Narrated By Gregory Silva
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    Michael Collins burned his suits and ties in a beautiful bonfire before leaving New York and taking up residence at Hut No. 7 in a run-down Mexican resort. He dropped out, giving up a future of billable hours and big law firm paychecks. But, there are millions of dollars missing from a client's account and a lot of people who want Michael Collins to come back. When his girlfriend is accused of murder, he knows that there really isn't much choice.

    k. says: "why audible needs to tell us when self published!"
    "why audible needs to tell us when self published!"
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    AND apparently self REVIEWED....author compares self to Grisham. single worst quality recording...in a bathroom???...and narration EVER. DO NOT BE FOOLED. I have respect for authors who try to make their dreams come true, but I want to know when a book is self published so I can choose to make a decision. LISTEN TO SAMPLE before buying...

    1 of 1 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
    (5697)
    Performance
    (4929)
    Story
    (4923)

    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"
    "buyer beware this ain't THE HELP!"
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    Best book since THE HELP???? Nuts! This is not literary fiction, a pleasant story in a nice locale with a gratuitous bit of hollywood that is a very small part of the overall plot and not particularly compelling. It IS better than lindsay lohan on lifetime:) but THE HELP?? Be aware that neither Sissy Spacek nor Octavia Spencer will be signing on for this one.Maybe the most misleading blurb I have ever seen on audible so just wanted to give fair warning (and I wanted to LOVE it)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Release Your Inner Millionaire (Self-Hypnosis & Meditation): Unlock the Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Amy Applebaum Hypnosis
    • Narrated By Amy Applebaum
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (5)

    Have you ever felt like you’re destined to be a millionaire? Is there a successful person inside you just waiting to break out? You have the power to make as much money as you’d like, and now you can with this hypnosis album from Amy Applebaum.

    k. says: "the best i have ever used"
    "the best i have ever used"
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    Always skeptical, usually disappointed, have tried them all and am delightfully surprised by this simple, beautifully thought out listening experience that does not require headphones...will absolutely get more in the series and hope she has/does one on procrastination! But I didn't procrastinate about writing an appreciative review

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Leader of the Pack

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (414)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (354)

    Over the course of his legal career, Andy Carpenter has lost a few cases. But that doesn't mean he forgets his clients. Andy has always been convinced that Joey Desimone, a man convicted of murder nine years ago, was innocent and believes that Joey's family's connections to organized crime played a pivotal role in his conviction. While there isn't much Andy can do for him while he serves out his prison sentence, Joey suggests that he check up on Joey's elderly uncle.

    Richard Delman says: "Rosenfelt and Gardner do it again; smooth as butta"
    "an irresistible series"
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    Ok maybe not five stars in the grander scheme of literature, but I have downloaded so many stinkers lately and rosenfelt and this delightful series never fail..remember when stuart woods was good? This series has that feel

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Lincoln Letter

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By William Martin
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (16)

    Treasure hunters Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington are heading for adventure in Washington, D.C., the sleek, modern, power-hungry capital of America...and the crowded, muddy, intrigue-filled nexus of the Civil War. Their prize? A document of incredible historical importance and incalculable value: Abraham Lincoln’s diary. What if Lincoln recorded his innermost thoughts as he moved toward the realization that he must free the slaves? And what if that diary slipped from his fingers in 1862?

    k. says: "very good and an antidote to zombie silliness"
    "very good and an antidote to zombie silliness"
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    A good historical twist, a bit disburbing on the slavery issue if you want your lincoln unflawed, but a good listen. 'Nuff said

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Open and Shut

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1557)
    Performance
    (710)
    Story
    (709)

    Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But the fun stops the day Andy's dad, Paterson, New Jersey's legendary ex-DA, drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium.

    pewter says: "Does Anyone Else Notice the Missing Content?"
    "not a dopey talking dog mystery"
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    love dogs. hate dopey talking dog mysteries. rosenfelt's background in hollywood shows in this absolutely wonderful series. start at the beginning of the series if you can. and if you need a good story that doesn't pander but manages to make you feel better at the end, this is for you

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17049)
    Performance
    (15136)
    Story
    (15093)

    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"
    "a return to the king with heart"
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    after dreamcatcher, i thought i would never read another novel by stephen king. this is the work of a lifetime, full of heat and soul and narrated brilliantly...settle in for a long, long ride but you will be enriched for it at the end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 65 Below

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Basil Sands
    • Narrated By Basil Sands
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (18)

    Retired Marine Master Sergeant Marcus Johnson returned to his family homestead in rural Alaska after 20 years chasing bad men. Now he wants nothing but to hunt and fish and run his trapline in peace and quiet, and no more war. Meanwhile, lurking deep in a long forgotten bunker in the remote arctic hills is a decades-old secret that could not be destroyed, and was never meant to be rediscovered.

    Bob says: "Couldn't put it down!"
    "read before using your credit"
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    Here is a sentence from the author's description of the female protagonist:
    "Beneath her breasts, was the rest of her body."
    . . .that should be warning enough.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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