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Elizabeth

Austin, TX, USA

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  • Morality For Beautiful Girls: More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (726)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (310)

    Between intriguing new cases and troubling personal developments, Precious' hands are full. The four Miss Beauty and Integrity pageant finalists may have questionable moral fiber, and the brother of an important government worker has allegedly been poisoned. On top of all that, Precious' reliable fianci might be hiding something.

    Janet says: "Refreshing view of life in a small country"
    "Wonderful"
    Overall

    Although this series of books aren't really mysteries, they are all enjoyable reads. This book is weaker than some of the others, and I would recommend starting at the beginning of the series with "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency", but if you liked the other books by this author, you will likely enjoy this one as well. The narration is first-rate (an important quality, in my opinion--a bad narrator can ruin a good book), and the characters are quite endearing. This is a good book if you're looking for a light, entertaining, and well-written story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Joseph J. Ellis
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (650)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (189)

    A New York Times best seller, Founding Brothers is an engrossing work of nonfiction from National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph J. Ellis. It is a book that uncovers the substance behind many of our most cherished historical tales. Here are six fascinating, well-researched chapters involving such icons as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.

    Vernon says: "Remarkably moving book"
    "Still Can't Manage To Finish It..."
    Overall

    A previous reviewer said this book starts off slow, but is worth reading. Although I normally enjoy history and biography, I found this book so boring that I stopped midway through the Alexander Hamilton portion and have had no desire to hear any more of it--unusual, because I almost always finish a book once I start it. The narration is good, and there are interesting bits, but once it bogged down, it's hard for me to work up any enthusiasm about finishing it.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Truman

    • UNABRIDGED (53 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    Overall
    (431)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (70)

    The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man, a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined, but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges.

    Erik says: "Thoroughly enjoyable"
    "Informative and well narrated"
    Overall

    Kept me interested, despite the length of the book. I didn't know much about Truman before listening to this book; I feel that I learned a lot and the narrative never dragged or seemed boring to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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