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  • 6 reviews
  • 23 ratings
  • 601 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2015

  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Still waiting......"
    What would have made Fifty Shades of Grey better?

    I had so many people (including two grown daughters) tell me THIS was the book and series to listen to this summer....I am so disappointed....where is the story? Why is this girl whining thru the whole book about WHAT she should or should not do? Maybe I shouldn't be listening to it but just reading it with my own voices in my head...She is such a prude to be such a "ho"....but I guess that is what the story is all about....

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism's violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism.

    pixychild says: "Interesting @ arm's length"
    "Alot of history"

    I downloaded this book because of the high ratings. It is a very historical book if you are interested in the Morman history. Because of this and the contents I hope that everything depicted in this book is accurate. If it is it really puts the Morman religon in a very unfavorable light. I am Lutheran and have never given much thought to Mormans accept that I have work related friends that live in Salt Lake City that are Morman and I really like them. This book follows the religion from the start to present day and also deals mostly with the multiply marriage theory that some mormans go by. It is a long book that at the last 2 hours I have to listen to I am ready to put down and go to my next book. Just a really lot of history and facts that I hope have been verified. If you like this sort of thing you will enjoy.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Road

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

    Darwin8u says: "My wife says he's that Cold Desert Writer I love."
    "Trying to deal with the story"

    OK - I downloaded the book because of the high ratings....this is not something I would normally read....trying to get out of my "box". This book "really" made me tired and depressed. I kept hoping during my dog and mine walk that I would get a "happier" feeling but it didn't happen. This is really a good book but not for someone who might be complimiting suicide. Be strong...take it for what it is meant' for. The boy REALLY got on my nerves. I might have taken that gun and shot him thru just to shut him up.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Duma Key: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By John Slattery

    A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

    Amazon Customer says: "Play the Book and Let the Book Play You"
    "He's back!!!!!......."

    I am an old time Steven King reader and have to tell you this was one of his best. It goes back along the same lines as his early books where everyday people get into horrible nightmare situations. I loved the characters, the narrator and can just close my eyes and see "Big Pink". Mr King - please continue to rock!!!....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Guy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Timothy Carrier, having a beer after work at his friend's tavern, enjoys drawing eccentric customers into amusing conversations. But the jittery man who sits next to him tonight has mistaken Tim for someone very different and passes to him a manila envelope full of cash. "Ten thousand now. You get the rest when she's gone."

    Dawn says: "Dawn"
    "Not his best but OK"

    This book was not the Koontz best but was OK. I had a hard time following the plot and understanding how the main hero character was able to keep ahead of the villian. Didn't make much sense to me or I'm was just not able to put it together. The ending was just as you knew it had to end but with no real explanation to why everything that happened happened. I have read worse but this is just not the type of book I expected from one of my favorite authers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "Best ever!"

    I am a book listener and this was the best. I cannot decribe how this book took me into the world of this carnival and took me forward to the book ending. The only downside that I can mention is the VERY end was a little weak. I was expecting more. Still a five star and more. Love the charactors and the narrators. Both narrators are exellant. So real. Thanks to the author and I hope she provides many more just as good as this one. I look forward to them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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