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Dee

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  • Time Bomb

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (70)

    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
  • Twelve Years a Slave

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Solomon Northup
    • Narrated By Louis Gossett, Jr.
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (879)
    Performance
    (786)
    Story
    (789)

    In this riveting landmark autobiography, which reads like a novel, Academy Award and Emmy winner Louis Gossett, Jr., masterfully transports us to 1840s New York; Washington, D.C.; and Louisiana to experience the kidnapping and 12 years of bondage of Solomon Northup, a free man of color. Twelve Years a Slave, published in 1853, was an immediate bombshell in the national debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War.

    Fran H. Willingham says: "I've waited for this a long time"
    "Great story"
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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    A very good story. Its funny in all the books that I have read around slavery and post slavery life in the US, I never really thought about free people being captured and sold into slavery, but it probably happened frequently. Recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
    Overall
    (7410)
    Performance
    (5645)
    Story
    (5658)

    It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

    Shannon says: "Word Thief"
    "Loved this book"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Book Thief?

    Her father giving bread to the prisoners as they walked by


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

    Laugh, cry, feel incredulous that this could have happened. Like most holocaust books I am overwhelmed with feelings throughout.


    Any additional comments?

    I had heard good things about this book and was anxious to read it. I could not have been more pleased - great character development, storyline, plot, and a good reader. I highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Malala Yousafzai
    • Narrated By Archie Panjabi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (643)
    Performance
    (586)
    Story
    (588)

    When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York.

    Jan says: "So much more than expected..."
    "Incredible!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended this book to anyone who will stand still long enough to listen. It is an incredibly inspiring story about an amazing young woman.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Malala of course! She is incredibly brave and selfless.

    Her parents are amazing - supportive, intelligent, and brave!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Nassir Ghaemi
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (106)

    Here, Nassir Ghaemi draws from the careers and personal plights of such notable leaders as Lincoln, Churchill, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., JFK, and others from the past two centuries to build an argument at once controversial and compelling: the very qualities that mark those with mood disorders—realism, empathy, resilience, and creativity—also make for the best leaders in times of crisis.

    Lynn says: "Will Change Your View of Leadership"
    "Great book!"
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    If you could sum up A First-Rate Madness in three words, what would they be?

    Very well done


    Any additional comments?

    This book brings incredible insight to world figures throughout history. I learned a lot more about public figures, learned more about leadership, and had some personal insights. An excellent book - I would highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A History of the Jews

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Paul Johnson
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (45)

    This historical magnum opus covers 4,000 years of the extraordinary history of the Jews as a people, a culture, and a nation. It shows the impact of Jewish character on the world: their genius, imagination, and, most of all, their ability to persevere despite severe persecutions. Compelling insights into events and individuals are chronologically detailed, from Moses and Jesus to Spinoza, Marx, Freud, the Rothschilds, and Golda Meir.

    David says: "Excellent History"
    "Very interesting"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    The history was very detailed and started much further back than I expected. Very well researched and written.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Remains of the Day

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (209)

    The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world in postwar England. At the end of his three decades of service at Darlington Hall, Stevens embarks on a country drive, during which he looks back over his career to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving "a great gentleman". But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness" and graver doubts about his own faith in the man he served.

    Dan Harlow says: "Duty, Honor, England"
    "Meh"
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    What was most disappointing about Kazuo Ishiguro’s story?

    The story was slow moving, and puzzling in places.


    Any additional comments?

    I read this book for a book club and did not care for it. The characters were not well developed, and the overall storyline was drawn out and sad with a disappointing end.

    0 of 0 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
    (1365)
    Performance
    (571)
    Story
    (567)

    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
  • 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
    (72)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (52)

    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
  • The Conspiracy Club

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By Rob Kahn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (23)

    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
    (10308)
    Performance
    (5582)
    Story
    (5612)

    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

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