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Dee

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  • Life after Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon - Survival of Bodily Death

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Raymond A. Moody
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    In Life after Life, Raymond Moody investigates more than 100 case studies of people who experienced "clinical death" and were subsequently revived. First published in 1975, this classic exploration of life after death started a revolution in popular attitudes about the afterlife and established Dr. Moody as the world's leading authority in the field of near-death experiences.

    carol says: "Good for it's time, but better books currently out"
    "I tried. I really did!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I only made it through chapter 5. The first 4 chapters were the author defending his position - that was grueling and unnecessary. Half way through chapter 5 he started doing the same thing...I couldn't take it any more. I was interested in the topic, but could not stand how defensive he was.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crime and Punishment (Recorded Books Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1329)
    Performance
    (541)
    Story
    (536)

    Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is universally regarded as one of literature's finest achievements, as the great Russian novelist explores the inner workings of a troubled intellectual. Raskolnikov, a nihilistic young man in the midst of a spiritual crisis, makes the fateful decision to murder a cruel pawnbroker, justifying his actions by relying on science and reason, and creating his own morality system. Dehumanized yet sympathetic, exhausted yet hopeful, Raskolnikov represents the best and worst elements of modern intellectualism. The aftermath of his crime and Petrovich's murder investigation result in an utterly compelling, truly unforgettable cat-and-mouse game. This stunning dramatization of Dostoevsky's magnum opus brings the slums of St. Petersburg and the demons of Raskolnikov's tortured mind vividly to life.

    Greg says: "Wonderful Book"
    "I like the classics, but this was depressing"
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    Would you listen to another book narrated by George Guidall?

    his cadence was very slow


    Any additional comments?

    I was not able to finish the book at this time, it was too depressing for me at the time. Maybe I'll go back to it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Conspiracy Club

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By Rob Kahn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (20)

    When his brief, passionate romance with nurse Jocelyn Banks is cut short by her kidnapping and brutal murder, Dr. Jeremy Carrier is left emotionally devastated, haunted by his lover's grisly demise and warily eyed by police still seeking a prime suspect in the unsolved slaying. To escape the pain, he buries himself in his work as staff psychologist at City Central Hospital, only to be drawn deeper into a waking nightmare when more women turn up murdered in the same gruesome fashion as Jocelyn Banks.

    Eric says: "Interesting"
    "Good story - a little predictable"
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    Any additional comments?

    A good story, but I swear I have read at least 2 other books with very similar plots and characters. Therefore many elements were very predictable. Still love Kellerman though!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9974)
    Performance
    (5295)
    Story
    (5317)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "Awesome adventure story"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Life of Pi?

    on the island trying to figure out (along with Pi) what was going on!


    If you could take any character from Life of Pi out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Pi of course! I love the character - such a fascinating point of view on life.

    My second choice would be none other than Richard Parker!


    Any additional comments?

    Great book! Thoroughly enjoyed the adventure!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Deborah Feldman
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (252)

    In this captivating memoir, Deborah Feldman takes listeners on an eye-opening journey into Orthodox Jewish culture. Raised in the suffocating world of Brooklyn’s Satmar Hasidim, Feldman was told what to read and who she was allowed to talk to. Married off at 17, she suffered from anxiety and was shamed by an inability to please her older husband. But after giving birth to a son at age 19, Feldman realized it was time to tear up her roots and make her own path in life.

    Ella says: "A one-sided glimpse into a secretive world"
    "A wonderful book!"
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    What did you love best about Unorthodox?

    Deborah revealed tremendously personal thoughts and feelings about her life growing up in a Hasidic culture. An inspiring and amazing journey toward womanhood and independence. She tells the story very well!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Heroic!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! I couldn't "put it down"


    Any additional comments?

    I would love to meet the author!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Michelle Alexander
    • Narrated By Karen Chilton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (274)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (233)

    In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans.

    Alisha says: "Great Book a must read for every American!"
    "I tried to hang with this book..."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    possibly.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    While Michelle brings up some interesting points, I felt that there was too broad a blanket cast on the topic in general. It is a very opinionated book (not that is necessarily a bad thing), but I felt some basic logic was missing. What about the personal responsibility for committing the crime in the first place?


    Was The New Jim Crow worth the listening time?

    Hard to sit through if you do not agree with her position on the topic


    Any additional comments?

    I partially agree with some offenders should be given at least some of their "citizen" rights after a period of time, but I cannot say that this should pertain to all offenders. Although statistics support that offenders with darker skin are more likely to go to prison and serve longer sentences, I am not sure that I would go as far as saying this is a plot against all persons with darker skin.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27278)
    Performance
    (20669)
    Story
    (20781)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Raced through this one! Excellent!"
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    Where does Catching Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very good


    What does Carolyn McCormick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Very good reader - she brought a lot to the series and the characters


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster: An Alex Delaware Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (31)

    Alex Delaware is back! And in Jonathan Kellerman's riveting and ingenious new novel, Monster, he faces one of the most grisly and baffling mysteries of his career: How can a nonfunctional psychotic locked up in a supposedly secure institution for homicidal madmen predict brutal murders in the outside world? Delaware and his friend and partner Detective Milo Sturgis must penetrate this enigma in order to stop the horrific killings.

    Sue says: "not a new release"
    "Mostly good Kellerman"
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    Any additional comments?

    Some irrational plot connections - not necessarily Kellerman's best work but better than some others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Time Bomb

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    A sniper opens fire on a crowded Californian schoolyard but is killed before any children are harmed. When the sniper’s identity is revealed, a media frenzy erupts – why would they want to take innocent lives? Psychologist Alex Delaware is brought in to help the kids cope with the ordeal but is quickly drawn into exploring the motives of the would-be assassin. Alex soon finds himself on a bloody and twisted trail into the world of political extremism from which there may be no way back…

    Ms. says: "Narration puts a stop to listening"
    "Not Kellermans best work, but fair"
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    What did you like best about Time Bomb? What did you like least?

    There were some irrational plot leaps and assumptions by the characters.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jonathan Kellerman? Why or why not?

    Most of his stuff is very good 4-5 stars


    Any additional comments?

    Narrator was terrible. Mispronounced words, flat tone -not very professional

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Timothy Egan
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor, Ken Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1200)
    Performance
    (636)
    Story
    (643)

    The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region.

    Laurie says: "more than grapes of wrath"
    "Very educational"
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    Any additional comments?

    I had very little knowledge of this portion of our history - this was very educational

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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