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Craig B. Kurtz

Cornelius, or United States | Member Since 2004

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  • 10 reviews
  • 12 ratings
  • 334 titles in library
  • 19 purchased in 2014
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  • The Husband's Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2681)
    Performance
    (2394)
    Story
    (2413)

    Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

    FanB14 says: "Soap Opera Digest"
    "So Boring that you will need Prozac"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Eliminate the first half of the book.


    What could Liane Moriarty have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Eliminate the first half of the book.


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favorite?

    John Paul


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anxiety


    Any additional comments?

    It took nearly half the book to start to become interesting. Then there was some interesting and some monotonous reading.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Bloodline: Repairman Jack #11

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By F. Paul Wilson
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (57)

    It starts off simply enough. (Doesn't it always?) Jack has been on hiatus since the tragic events in Harbingers. With his beloved Gia's encouragement he dips his toe back into the fix-it pool.Christy Pickering's 18-year-old daughter is dating Jerry Bethlehem, a man twice her age. Christy sensed something shady and sinister about him, so she hired a private investigator to look into his past. But the PI isn't returning her calls. Will Jack find out why?

    Barbara says: "Don't start with this late entry in the series!"
    "Bad Narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bloodline to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version


    What other book might you compare Bloodline to and why?

    All of the other Repairman Jack books have been great to listen to, however this one has a lousy narrator. Instead of the manly voice for Jack, here we have someone who sounds like a 'wiseguy' from an early Dick Tracey type of 1940's movie. The narrator also fouls up Abe's accent. Instead of sounding like New York Yiddish, he sounds like a transylvanian vampire.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dick Hill?

    Christopher Price


    Any additional comments?

    The story is great, but the narrator ruins it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4509)
    Performance
    (4159)
    Story
    (4172)

    A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie - magical, comforting, wise beyond her years - promised to protect him, no matter what.

    Dave says: "Oh, the Wondrous Ocean!"
    "A true delight to read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to everyone. It's entertaining and fun.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ocean at the End of the Lane?

    The first time that the boy comes out from the girls ocean.


    Which character – as performed by Neil Gaiman – was your favorite?

    The young girl


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    This film will make you feel happy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3483)
    Performance
    (1923)
    Story
    (1931)

    A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere - the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later - after another bolt of lightning - the stranger returned.

    Barry says: "One of Koontz' best, entirely enjoyable."
    "Amazingly Good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lightning to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Thelma was my favorite character.


    Which character – as performed by Christopher Lane – was your favorite?

    Stefan Kreiger


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he told her that he loved her


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Slave

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Isaac Bashevis Singer
    • Narrated By David Chandler, Tracy Sallows
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Singer's famous and never-before-recorded novel about a passionate, forbidden love affair between Jew and Gentile in 17th century Poland.

    Craig B. Kurtz says: "Forbidden Love"
    "Forbidden Love"
    Overall

    This is a wonder novel about a passion forbidden by both religion and law. The author really makes the characters come alive. I recommend it highly.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty: The First of the Classic Erotic Trilogy of Sleeping Beauty

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Anne Rice
    • Narrated By Genvieve Bevier, Winthrop Eliot
    Overall
    (736)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (304)

    In the traditional folktale of Sleeping Beauty, the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious. Now Anne Rice's retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire.

    Denise says: "Dark Erotica"
    "Not Erotic. Just Sickening Filth"
    Overall

    Spanking, paddling, smacking. That's the jist of this book. It's filled with poorly worded descriptions of heterosexual and homosexual scenes. Not sexy. Not erotic. Not a good story. Rather revolting.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Preachers of Hate: Islam and the War on America

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kenneth Timmerman
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (27)

    Like no book before it, Preachers of Hate uncovers an ancient hatred that threatens the life and livelihood of every American. The "new" anti-Semitism targets not only Jews, but Americans specifically and the West in general. It targets our values, our lifestyle, and our freedoms. It is the single most important issue we face when trying to make sense of the Arab world.

    Stiofan says: "We need to know about this..."
    "Every American Should Read This Book."
    Overall

    When we hear about anti-semitic acts, we are all a bit upset but we think of them as isolated incidents & strictly against the Jews. They are not! These acts & 'protected speech' are an assault on every single one of us. This book illustrates that America and our western society are directly effected. The information in this book is really SHOCK and AWE. This is a must listen.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, The First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Richard Zacks
    • Narrated By Raymond Todd
    Overall
    (373)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (104)

    After Tripoli declared war on the United States in 1801, Barbary pirates captured 300 U.S. sailors and marines. President Jefferson sent navy squadrons to the Mediterranean, but he also authorized a secret mission to overthrow the government of Tripoli. He chose an unlikely diplomat, William Eaton, to lead the mission, but before Eaton departed, Jefferson grew wary of the affair and withdrew his support.

    Stewart Kennedy says: "EXCELLENT"
    "Good but long winded."
    Overall

    Outstanding historical account. They didn't teach us about this war in school. Every American should know this stuff, especially now! The book is too long winded. Look for an abridged version (if it exists).

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Life, the Universe, and Everything: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Douglas Adams
    Overall
    (586)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (103)

    Earthling Arthur Dent's day begins with a visit from Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged and ends with a discovery of the Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth about Life, the Universe, and Everything. This is the third (but not the last!) in the Hitchhiker's Guide "trilogy."

    K. Mckenna says: "Wonderfully weird and wild!"
    "Life, The Universe, And Everything"
    Overall

    This book lacks the delightfulness of the first two. Books 1 & 2 were fun however this book started to cross over into the catagory of 'boring'.

    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Eyes Remade for Wonder: Opening Wide the Gates of Jewish Mysticism and Spirituality

    • NONE (3 hrs)
    • By Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Craig B. Kurtz says: "Eyes Remade For Wonder"
    "Eyes Remade For Wonder"
    Overall

    This book teaches us to recognize G-d in all that we do and all that there is.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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