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Amber

Ft Worth, TX, United States

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  • 8 reviews
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  • 313 titles in library
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  • Bedknob and Broomstick

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mary Norton
    • Narrated By Anna Massey
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    It all begins when Carey, Charles, and Paul are sent away to stay with their old aunt in a Bedfordshire village. It looks like an uneventful summer is ahead, until the day they find Miss Price sitting in the garden. She, it turns out, is studying to be a witch and takes the children on a series of adventures via a flying bed. They visit a London police station and a tropical island, and go back in time to the 17th century.

    Judy says: "Charming British Fantasy"
    "Not the movie"
    Overall

    I loved the movie, but this is not the movie. The characters have the same names, and the story is similar but it is very different. I did not enjoy this book.

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Spin

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (3223)
    Performance
    (1018)
    Story
    (1023)

    One night when he was 10, Tyler stood in his backyard and watched the stars go out. They flared into brilliance, then disappeared, replaced by an empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.

    Robert says: "A Classic"
    "Okay But Slow"
    Overall

    I got this book because of the reviews and the narrator. Scott Brick still did a good job, but the writing was a little difficult at times to get passed. The concepts are good and science fiction ideas were interesting, I just did not enjoy the slow pace of the story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daemon

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Daniel Suarez
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6706)
    Performance
    (3759)
    Story
    (3785)

    Thousands of autonomous computer programs, or daemons, make our networked world possible, running constantly in the background of our lives, trafficking e-mail, transferring money, and monitoring power grids. For the most part, daemons are benign, but the same can't always be said for the people who design them.

    Erica says: "Possibly The Best Techno-thriller Ever"
    "Okay"
    Overall

    Good story, but the ending seemed forced so there could be a sequel.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beat the Reaper: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Josh Bazell
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1128)
    Performance
    (420)
    Story
    (420)

    Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient - and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder.

    Chuck says: "Great book and great narrator"
    "Good Overall"
    Overall

    This is a good book if you are not affined by strong language or so called shocking material. If you are like me and enjoy Chuck Palahniuk's work (Choke, Fight Club, Survivor, etc.) then this will seem a little tame. Some of the graphic acts & language felt added on after the fact to make the book appear more outrageous. Overall the story was entertaining and well read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Associate: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1763)
    Performance
    (351)
    Story
    (355)

    Kyle McAvoy grew up in his father's small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was elected editor-in-chief of The Yale Law Journal, and his future has limitless potential. But Kyle has a secret, a dark one, an episode from college that he has tried to forget. The secret, though, falls into the hands of the wrong people, and Kyle is forced to take a job he doesn't want, even if it's a job most law students can only dream about....

    JoAnn says: "Good, but not nearly as good as The Firm""
    "Typical Grisham"
    Overall

    Typical Grisham, not bad but not great.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Witches of Eastwick

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    Before they were the widows of Eastwick, our heroines were a trio of delightfully wicked witches. In a small New England town in that hectic era when the sixties turned into the seventies, there lived three witches. Alexandra Spoffard, a sculptress, could create thunderstorms. Jane Smart, a cellist, could fly. The local gossip columnist, Sukie Rougemont, could turn milk into cream. Divorced but hardly celibate, the wonderful witches one day found themselves quite under the spell of the new man in town.

    Inna says: "Bewitched!"
    "The movie is better"
    Overall

    Normally the movies butcher the book, but this is one of the few books in which the movie was far, far, far better than the book. I had a very hard time finishing this story. I kept waiting for it to become interesting or to follow the movie, but it never did. Rent the movie and say our credits.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, a Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4568)
    Performance
    (2553)
    Story
    (2582)

    Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters.

    L. says: "Totally Card"
    "Great!"
    Overall

    This was a great book. I loved Ender's Game and this was just as good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rant

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated By various
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (424)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (185)

    Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the New York Times best-sellers Fight Club and Lullaby, is known for his edgy novels, and Rant is no exception. Palahniuk presents this fictional biography of Buster "Rant" Casey in a series of vignettes told by the people who knew him best. As intricate as a spider web, Rant succeeds in recounting the story of one man's life only through the eyes of others. But the question remains, "Who was Rant Casey?"

    Michelle says: "dark and disturbing"
    "Renewed Fath"
    Overall

    I was a big Chuck Palahniuk fan; I have listened to his entire list of book and was looking forward to the next. After listening to Haunted I was so turned off on Palahniuk I did not buy his next two books. I took a chance on Rant. The book did state a little slow for me, but it ended up restoring my faith in Palahniuk’s talents. The store was as creative as Diary & Lullaby and as interesting as Choke. It is still not as good as Fight Club. The time travel part was a little far fetched but overall the store was well worth the time.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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