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joshua

Salt Lake City, UT, United States | Listener Since 2009

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  • Jaws

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Peter Benchley
    • Narrated By Erik Steele
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (706)
    Performance
    (433)
    Story
    (446)

    Jaws is the classic, blockbuster thriller that inspired the three-time Academy Award-winning Steven Spielberg movie and made millions of beachgoers afraid to go into the water. Experience the thrill of helpless horror again - or for the first time! Jaws was #48 in the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movies, and the film earned the coveted #1 spot on the Bravo network's 100 Scariest Movie Moments countdown.

    Tracy says: ""JAWS""
    "fast moving, fun, great for a road trip"
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    you know exactly what to expect since you've probably seen the movie a dozen times but the thing was a blockbuster that still plays well for a reason... its a great shark story. the book is also different enough from the movie that it feels fresh.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Corrections: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (557)
    Performance
    (402)
    Story
    (406)

    The Corrections is a grandly entertaining novel for the new century--a comic, tragic masterpiece about a family breaking down in an age of easy fixes. After almost 50 years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home.

    Cindy says: "A satisfying listen"
    "enjoyed freedom, the corrections... not so much"
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    full disclosure, i didn't finish the book. i got so bored half way through that i gave up on it. surprising given how much i enjoyed freedom by franzen. i think the problem was the character gary lambert. the book starts off focused on other members of the lambert crew, and i like it, then about a quarter of the way through franzen fixates on gary. the guy has no redeeming traits, he's both unlikable and at the same time boring. i don't know if franzen every moves on because after listening to a couple of hours of gary's story i couldn't take it anymore.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Bruce Reizen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (83)

    In the weird glow of the dying millennium, Michael Lewis sets out on a safari through Silicon Valley to find the world's most important technology entrepreneur, the man who embodies the spirit of the coming age. He finds him in Jim Clark, who is about to create his third, separate, billion-dollar company: first Silicon Graphics, then Netscape - which launched the Information Age - and now Healtheon, a startup that may turn the $1 trillion healthcare industry on its head.

    Kenneth says: "A fun book about Jim Clark"
    "boooooring"
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    it pains me to say it because i'm a huge michael lewis fan but this book is awful. unfinishable and believe me i really really tried. the strange thing is the concept of digging in to the characters and companies involved in the tech bubble sounds great and M.L. is just the person to do it, but it just didn't come out right. i didn't empathize with jim clark, the books central character, he's done big things so you'd think there would be material to work with but i didn't find him funny or interesting or brilliant. stick with "liars poker" "the big short", both 5 stars.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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