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Walter

EXTON, PA, United States

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  • The Silent Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By A. S. A. Harrison
    • Narrated By Karen White, Donald Corren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (555)
    Performance
    (499)
    Story
    (500)

    Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater; she lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds; she likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps; she has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept.

    Emily says: "Good... but not quite like the description..."
    "NOWHERE AS GOOD AS GONE GIRL"
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    What would have made The Silent Wife better?

    Unlike GONE GIRL, which is one of the best I've heard in the last year, this portrait of two selfish people has no suspense, likeable charachters, zero passion and a bland ending. Psychobable about why a woman is boring......that's it. Narrators were great, but they didn't have much to work with. Overall, depressing and forgettble.


    Has The Silent Wife turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I'll do a lot more research before I get another one.


    What about Karen White and Donald Corren ’s performance did you like?

    First rate voices who helped make the story more interesting than it really was.


    What character would you cut from The Silent Wife?

    Allison, the best friend....who just vanishes, anyway.


    Any additional comments?

    This is no GONE GIRL. If it was this summer's "beach read" a lot of people must have left the beach depressed. Author writes well, structurally, but doesn't have an interesting story tell.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Love Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Rob Lowe
    • Narrated By Rob Lowe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (321)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (302)

    Love Life serves up another delicious selection of intimate stories and observations from Rob Lowe's life, told with humor, warmth, and brutal honesty. After writing his acclaimed debut effort, Lowe felt he had more stories to share and many more friends to introduce. The result is a touching memoir about the business and craft of acting, the pitfalls of success, family, love, and much more.

    LESLIE DOHENY-HANKS says: "Insightful, interesting and uplifting"
    "Best actor book of the year"
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    Would you listen to Love Life again? Why?

    Even though it's all autobiographical, it is NOT self serving and, frequently, he readily accepts blame for things that were his fault, He has the overall view of movies and television that you'd expect from an 80 year old who has been in the business 60 years. His first book was no fluke, this guy can write.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Absolute candor about his life and what really goes on in Hollywood. It was very interesting without being vindictive about anything or anyone. Just the right tone.


    What does Rob Lowe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    If you never read either of his books, you'd think of him as a handsome, talented actor. Getting to know the person behind the actor is fascinating and surprising. Very gifted storyteller.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Listen to audiobooks in the car on the way to and from work, and that's fine. I would not want to hear this in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I bought his first book on the off chance that it had some great Hollywood stories in it, but came away really impressed with his ability as a writer. This one, I wanted to buy because I liked the last one so much. This guy can really write and, as a veteran actor with a trained voice, the narration is superb. Some of his "character" voices are dead-on funny. Very hard to believe that this level of skill comes from a guy who never went to college or wrote professionally, before.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Judy Greer
    • Narrated By Judy Greer
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (78)

    You know Judy Greer, right? Wait, what was she in again? The Wedding Planner, 13 Going on 30, 27 Dresses, The Descendants. Yes, you totally recognize her. And, odds are, if you're like most women in America, you feel like she's already your friend. Thankfully, Greer has finally written a book of essays about all the moments, topics, observations, and confessions that you would hope to hear from your best friend.

    Walter says: "Funniest book about Show Biz in A Long Time"
    "Funniest book about Show Biz in A Long Time"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Bcause it's very funny.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The blind date with the man who would become her husband. Anyone who's been on a blind date can relate. She forgot what he looked like, after two hours of talking to him over dinner.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Getting to know her step children and her husband's ex.


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

    When Ashton Kutcher bought Judy's dad a serious Harley, just cause Ashton's a good guy.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd be surprised if she doesn't become a major comedy star,after this book. She's really funny and you can't help but wish her the best.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Open Skies

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Thomas Block
    • Narrated By Thomas Block
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Jack Sawyer is an ex-airline pilot turned into a reluctant private investigator. Recommended by his estranged wife Susan, he finds himself looking into the death of an airline copilot. Officially, the man's death was an accident but there are suspicions that could hint at something else. With his estranged wife and a growing caste of other friends and acquaintances in tow, Jack sets out to track down the real reasons behind the mystery and possible murder!

    Gil says: "Great "Who Dun It !!!""
    "Author ruins his own story by narrating it."
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    What would have made Open Skies better?

    Better charachters, more suspense, more interesting protaganist. Less predictable.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something from the bestseller list that's professionally done.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Quite simply, it was the worst author-read story I've ever heard, and that's saying something. Mr. Block sounds like he read into a tape recoder in his basement.


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

    Anger, at a waste of money and time and disappointment that a potentially interesting topic was so badly mishandled. Kept hoping it would get better. It never did.


    Any additional comments?

    Note to authors......present an future......If you'e going to put yor heart and soul into a book, don't record it yourself, unless you are a highly trained actor or broadcaster or a voice that is instantly recognizable.

    This author, regrettably, ruined a somwhat interesting premise with an awful narration, bland charachters and a lousy ending.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Private: #1 Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Scott Shepherd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (988)
    Performance
    (814)
    Story
    (827)

    Since former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm--sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. Private's investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world--and they always uncover the truth.

    Jamie says: "Great Listen"
    "Huge Letdown from 1st Book"
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    Would you try another book from James Patterson and Maxine Paetro and/or Scott Shepherd?

    First PRIVATE was sharp, moved at a good clip and had interesting charachters. This reads more like something the authors dashed off over a weekend to cash in on the success of the first book. Narrator was ok...little too affected for my taste, but he wasn't given a lot to work with. Great concept...a super detective agency with the best and brightest...made first book great. This failed the test on every score. Not sure I want to risk credits with any more in the series.


    What could James Patterson and Maxine Paetro have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More interesting charachters. Women charachters, especially, were weak and predictable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Frankly, none.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Private: #1 Suspect?

    The whole sidebar about the mob.


    Any additional comments?

    Beware of sequels

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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