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Ken

Hendersonville, NC, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • The Beekeeper's Apprentice

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1742)
    Performance
    (1077)
    Story
    (1078)

    In 1914, a spirited American girl named Mary Russell meets a retired Sherlock Holmes in the English countryside. Instantly realizing that Mary is gifted with astonishing deductive powers, the Great Detective emerges from retirement to join her as she tracks down a fiendish assassin.

    Yuriko says: "Wow"
    "Like reading more Holmes"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you liked the original Sherlock Holmes you will probably like this book. Its very faithful in plot line, tone and style.


    What other book might you compare The Beekeeper's Apprentice to and why?

    Original Holmes


    Which character – as performed by Jenny Sterlin – was your favorite?

    Holmes


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thieftaker: Thieftaker Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By D. B. Jackson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (213)

    Boston, 1765: In D.B. Jackson's Thieftaker, revolution is brewing as the British Crown imposes increasingly onerous taxes on the colonies, and intrigue swirls around firebrands like Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty. But for Ethan Kaille, a thieftaker who makes his living by conjuring spells that help him solve crimes, politics is for others…until he is asked to recover a necklace worn by the murdered daughter of a prominent family.

    Alison says: "I wanted to like it more..."
    "Cool concept that went no where."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from D. B. Jackson and/or Jonathan Davis?

    I was drawn to this book by the basic premise but it turned out to not deliver. It had a poor plot, repetitive action and two dimensional characters. Nothing of interest is done with the historical figures who show up in minor rolls.


    Would you ever listen to anything by D. B. Jackson again?

    Probably not.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Maxine Peake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (55)

    The story of the physical relationship between the aristocratic protagonist Constance Chatterley and gamekeeper Oliver Mellors - which occurs right under the nose of her wheelchair-bound husband, Clifford. In exploring the class system of the early 20th century, the novel also touches upon the declining coal mining industry, its effect on the workers, and the politics which surrounded it. Yet possibly the most important theme is the individual’s need for physical as well as intellectual satisfaction.

    Erez says: "Very good; not for the easily offended"
    "A most depressing story."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Although it contains some beautiful language this is a consistently dark grey depressing story about very unhappy people. There are no characters to be admired.


    Which character – as performed by Maxine Peake – was your favorite?

    None- thats the problem with the book.


    Did Lady Chatterley's Lover inspire you to do anything?

    Suicide


    Any additional comments?

    Shame on all the English teachers who hold this up as one of the best novels ever written.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Laptop Millionaire: How Anyone Can Escape the 9 to 5 and Make Money Online

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Mark Anastasi
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (77)

    Go from ZERO to $10,000 a month in 28 days and discover financial freedom online! Every day thousands of people are losing their jobs, their income, and their security - perhaps you are one of them. And for others, a job alone might not be enough. With the right strategies, however, you can achieve financial independence - faster than you ever thought possible. The Laptop Millionaire provides 32 easy-to-follow step-by-step strategies proven to make real money online.

    Ken says: "10 Easy Steps to Become an Internet Spammer!"
    "A curious mix of detail."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book seemed to leave out much of what I wanted to know and repeat other details over and over again. Never the less I will try out some of the ideas and see if they help my business.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mark Anastasi? Why or why not?

    Probably not.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Some odd vocal habits.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Laptop Millionaire?

    His talk about leading the good life.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Candice Millard
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1930)
    Performance
    (1679)
    Story
    (1676)

    James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil.

    Melinda says: "Marvelous, Magnificent, Millard"
    "A facinating story on so many levels."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Destiny of the Republic in three words, what would they be?

    Comelling, interesting , and well researched


    What did you like best about this story?

    Getting to know Garfield


    Did Paul Michael do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    OK


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When they told Garfield's wife he was shot


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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