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neurons

SHELTON, CT, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • Act of Treason

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3026)
    Performance
    (1519)
    Story
    (1513)

    It's a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice-president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national-security conference has just been held, bringing together the world's greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country. It's American politicking at its best. That's when all hell breaks loose.

    Stevon says: "My first Flynn"
    "Non-Stop Action with a Bang"
    Overall

    Act of Treason was easy to get into and fast became a listen that I couldn't put down.
    Mitch Rapp, the Maverick CIA agent, catches the bad guy who blew up the motorcade of a Presidential candidate. The Politico's of the time want to try the bomber in the US court system. This is a glimpse into a world of, what if we let the Terrorists use our courts?
    It's thought provoking with non-stop action which makes for a fun listen all the way.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Highlander Mine

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Juliette Miller
    • Narrated By Carolyn Bonnyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (34)

    Raised on the debauched margins of society, Amelia Taylor depends upon her quick wit and fiery spirit to survive. When danger closes in on her already precarious home, she flees into the Highlands and finds refuge in the iron-strong circle of Clan Mackenzie. There, her lack of propriety and intriguing beauty draw the attentions of their formidable leader. But to remain safe from pursuit, she must conceal her identity, even if it means deceiving Laird Knox Mackenzie.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Sweet Tender Story"
    "Pathetic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I tried to listen to this book but I just could not suspend my brain for the length of time necessary in order to get through it. The narrator is good but even she couldn't make the book bearable.

    Amelia (the main character) can't even answer a simple question without the writer delving into her characters head for 10 minute long sojourns which when completed I couldn't remember the question. Don't worry though this only went on for a few hours. (That's sarcasm folks!) On top of this the character she's attracted to is supposed to be intelligent and the leader of a large sophisticated Clan, yet each time Amelia is caught stealing, breaking and entering, or cheating he's overset with lust and desire as is, the "virginally innocent" Amelia. Come on, this book was more pathetic than the Denver Bronco's performance at Super Bowl 29.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret: Highlands' Lairds, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1119)
    Performance
    (1017)
    Story
    (1022)

    Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal. Her dear Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had promised to be at her side. But there was another reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands: to meet the father she had never known, the Laird Maclean. Nothing prepared her, however, for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his land...Iain Maitland, laird of his clan, a man more powerfully compelling than any she had ever encountered.

    CAROLYN says: "MEDIEVAL HIGHLAND ROMANCE AT IT'S BEST"
    "I really liked this book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I really enjoyed this book. Well developed characters, funny & endearing. At a time where women were owned & treated as property the writer sprinkles the 13th century men with a bit of modernity. It was one of those books you can't stop listening to and you hate when it ends.

    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Lean Mean Thirteen

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1422)
    Performance
    (468)
    Story
    (462)

    From coast to coast and around the world, Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels continue to make best-selling history each summer. In the 13th book in the series, the stakes are raised even higher as Stephanie Plum finds herself in her most dangerous, hilarious, hottest, chase yet.

    Kelly says: "Same flavor, different package"
    "Still laugh out loud fun"
    Overall

    As usual the ride with Stephanie is a hoot. No matter how ridiculous or how many cars Stephanie detroys I still find myself laughing out loud. We learn, still more, about Ranger and Tank in this book. As usual, Evanovich is flirting with the male ego's by allowing the relationship with Ranger to continue while Joe is still, very much, in the picture. The million dollar question, does Stephanie choose Mr. family man Joe or Ranger danger, the guy that 's not family man material???
    Interesting that Joe is now seeing Stephanie as a woman capable of taking care of herself. Even more interesting who Stephanie called first at the end. This is why the Plumb series is so much fun. Keep'em coming Ms. Evanovich we love it all!!!

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Devil's Cub

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Michael Drew
    Overall
    (397)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (199)

    The excesses of the young Marquis of Vidal are even wilder than his father's before him. Not for nothing is the reckless duellist and gamester called "the Devil's Cub". But when he is forced to leave the country, Mary Challoner discovers his fiendish plan to abduct her sister. Any only by daring to impersonate her can Mary save her sibling from certain ruin.

    Janet says: "Lovely book but narrator missed the mark"
    "She is so quotable"
    Overall

    I loved this book. It was so enjoyable I couldn't stop listening. Georgette Heyer has such great vivid characters with lines that are so quotable. This book is a must.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Next

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1563)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
    (333)

    Devilishly clever, Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems, and a set of new possibilities can open at every turn. Next challenges our sense of reality and notions of morality. Balancing the comic and bizarre with the genuinely frightening and disturbing, Next shatters our assumptions and reveals shocking new choices where we least expect.

    Ronald says: "interesting topic - dull, boring, confusing book"
    "Serious & Humorous"
    Overall

    I seem to always be surprised by Crichton’s approach in writing styles; they never seem to be the same. In Next the future of genetics promises to be interesting in many ways and that’s why Crichton’s book is a worthwhile listen. Crichton couples serious subject matter with the ridiculous so I found myself laughing out loud at the predicaments the many characters got themselves into. I have to admit that it took me some time to realize that Crichton was using many scenarios that were not linked to one another so it ended up being more like a chapter book, but enjoyable nonetheless. The narrator was hilarious when he impersonated Robin Leach to make absurd proclamations by the scientific community. I can understand how some thought there was no plot but they may have missed Crichton’s intent to show genetics from the many legal and scientific dilemmas we may be facing while still trying to make the book readable. Knowing this in advance is helpful.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Manhunt

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (343)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (96)

    "Alexandra Scott, Alaskan Wilderness Woman". It had a terrific ring to it, but Alex felt a sudden twinge of uncertainty. She'd traded in her Wall Street job and fancy condo for a rundown cabin in the woods and a bait and tackle store. She'd wanted to escape the rat race and to go husband-hunting where men outnumbered women four to one, but was she ready for the challenge?

    Julia says: "Lots of Fun"
    "The price was right"
    Overall

    If you are an Evanovich fan, which I am, this is a typical story line from her earlier writings. The price makes the read worth it and the story makes the time on the treadmill a bit more tolerable.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • State of Fear

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    Overall
    (2082)
    Performance
    (506)
    Story
    (512)

    Once again Michael Crichton gives us his trademark combination of page-turning suspense, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research. State of Fear is a superb blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and thought provoking commentary on how information is manipulated in the modern world.

    F says: "Did I read the same book as some of you?"
    "Another Crichton winner"
    Overall

    I would have given this book five stars but, I did hear the annoying, even disturbing, stomach and guttural sounds the reader had going on and will scrutinize future reads by him before purchasing. However, once able to tune those irritations out the book is a great listen. Fast paced plot with fun evolving characters and surprising heroes. Don?t let the politico?s that rated this book deter you from another Chrichton winner. A bonus from the author, not only does he give you a great story line, but he manages to cause you to think about what we really know of the Eco World. Any book that has me asking questions and wanting more is a winner in my mind.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ann Coulter
    • Narrated By Elizabeth White
    Overall
    (583)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (55)

    From the author of The New York Times best sellers Treason and Slander comes an updated Ann Coulter compendium, complete with reader responses and television and talk radio transcripts (Couric, Donahue, Franken). With titles like "Would Mohamed Atta Object to Armed Pilots?", "9 out of 10 Caribou Support Drilling", and "Liberal Pimps for Clintonism", How to Talk to a Liberal covers Coulter's waterfront on her favorite issues and targets, from national security to Hollywood.

    Mike says: "funny...but...."
    "Liberals-A Near Contact Sport"
    Overall

    This is the third book I have read of Coulter's and still have yet to be disappointed. Obviously, if you?re liberal you fail to see the humor that Ann packs when she slams liberals where it hurts, there brain. With the war on terror this book is a great read. You get to review all the stupidity that drips from a people that have no core values. A people that cannot define the word terrorist, because in their mind, "one mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter." If this is the world of convoluted minutia that you reside in than you need to read this book. If you think like I do, that a terrorist is anyone who takes the life of an innocent then this book helps you see through the wacko world of the liberal left that has made up down and down up. A world littered with misplaced mercy whose ideas need to be defeated for the treachery of the human spirit they are.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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