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Richard

Essex, CT, United States

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  • 4 ratings
  • 80 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
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  • The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Susan Casey
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (361)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (159)

    For centuries, mariners have spun tales of gargantuan waves, 100-feet high or taller. Until recently scientists dis­missed these stories - waves that high would seem to violate the laws of physics. But in the past few decades, as a startling number of ships vanished and new evidence has emerged, oceanographers realized something scary was brewing in the planet’s waters. They found their proof in February 2000, when a British research vessel was trapped in a vortex of impossibly mammoth waves in the North Sea - including several that approached 100 feet.

    Roy says: "Do the Wave"
    "A Wonderful Book"
    Overall

    I just loved the book and the narrator even more. And as a former merchant seaman and someone who has experienced such unusual wave activity, the book brings it all home.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Symbol

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9025)
    Performance
    (3252)
    Story
    (3329)

    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

    Frank says: "Not his best"
    "Ditto! A Wasted Credit"
    Overall

    I support the comments that the story-line was:
    Predictable - YES
    Repetitive - YES
    Cookie-Cutter - YES
    and YES, a disappointment!


    10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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