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Columbia, MD, USA

  • 10 reviews
  • 14 ratings
  • 259 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • The Bonesetter's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Amy Tan
    • Narrated By Amy Tan, Joan Chen

    Set in contemporary San Francisco and in a Chinese village where Peking Man is being unearthed, The Bonesetter's Daughter is an excavation of the human spirit: the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes. Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, brilliantly presents "storytelling in its oldest and truest form".

    Eileen says: "Exceptionally good"
    "Can't wait to get into my car"

    every morning to hear the next chapter of this wonderful book. I have enjoyed all of Amy Tan's books but this one is her best. I have learned so much about the Chinese culture new and old and I have a better appreciation of it. Thank you Amy Tan for another wonderful book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • C-SPAN Q & A: Chuck Hagel

    • Abridged/Unabridged (58 mins)
    • By Brian Lamb

    Sen. Chuck Hagel discusses his future political plans and U.S. domestic and foreign policies. He's in his second term in the U.S. Senate and serves on the Foreign Relations and Intelligence Committees.

    Ursula says: "A politician without talking points?"
    "A politician without talking points?"

    How can that be? As a staunch democrat I never imagined cheering for a Republican. However, hearing Senator Hagel speak on many occasions has convinced me that it isn't the party but the man (or woman) I should vote for. I had hoped he would run for President and my second hope is that Senator Obama might choose him, if not for VP, at least in his cabinet. He is a fascinating man, excellent speaker and a great American. Highly recommended interview.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Notebook

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Barry Bostwick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    At 31, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At 29, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking about the boy who long ago stole her heart. Thus begins the story of a love so enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle.

    Shelly says: "Need tissues for this one"
    "My favorite book so far"

    I read the book, listened to book and saw the movie. My favorite so far is the audio-version. Highly recommended. Much better than the rescue which I find a little far-fetched and overly gooey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lost in a Good Book: A Thursday Next Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Sastre

    Inventive and uniquely original novelist Jasper Fforde sends his literary sleuth on another wildly imaginative journey through time and literature. Thursday Next faces a sinister global multinational corporation represented by Mr. Schitt-Hawse, beats the magistrate from Kafka's The Trial at his own game, and trains for her next assignment by apprenticing herself to Miss Havisham. Thursday then accepts the ultimate challenge: capture Acheron Hades, the murderer of characters from the classics.

    Anna says: "a zany action packed romp through lit."
    "Too goofy for me"

    I couldn't get the purpose of the book and didn't enjoy it at all.

    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Three Junes

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Julia Glass
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Three Junes is a vividly textured symphonic novel set on both sides of the Atlantic during three fateful summers in the lives of a Scottish family. Three Junes "almost threatens to burst with all the life it contains...extraordinary," says Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours.

    Dagmar says: "Beautiful Narration of a Wonderful Story!"
    "Not for the car"

    This was a difficult book to listen to in the car but it might be nice to hear it relaxing at home. But who has the time? I liked the reader but I kept getting lost and sometimes it was hard to understand while driving.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, & Broke

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Suze Orman
    • Narrated By Suze Orman

    The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, & Broke is financial expert Suze Orman's answer to a generation's cry for help. They're called "Generation Debt", people in their 20s and 30s who graduate from college with a mountain of student loan debt and are stuck with one of the weakest job markets in recent history, yet they're painfully aware of the urgent need to take matters into their own hands.

    Anthony says: "Much needed for my generation"
    "Valid advice as always"

    If the young people all bought this book and took the author's advice, we would not have very many bankruptcies in the future. There is no real-life education in our schools. Someone had to tell our young people that bling, bling on credit is not what's cool (or phat). Great book.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Funny Thing Is...

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ellen Degeneres
    • Narrated By Ellen Degeneres

    Ellen DeGeneres published her first book of comic essays, the #1 best selling My Point...and I Do Have One, way back in 1996. Not one to rest on her laurels, the witty star of stage and screen has since dedicated her life to writing a hilarious new book. That book is this audiobook.

    H. Dean says: "Ellen's latest book- The Funny Thing Is..."
    "Not funny"

    How disappointing! I am such a fan of Ellen but I didn't find this book funny at all. Never even finished it. Now, I'm wiser and listen to the samples before buying just because I like the author.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ann Coulter
    • Narrated By Elizabeth White

    From the author of The New York Times best sellers Treason and Slander comes an updated Ann Coulter compendium, complete with reader responses and television and talk radio transcripts (Couric, Donahue, Franken). With titles like "Would Mohamed Atta Object to Armed Pilots?", "9 out of 10 Caribou Support Drilling", and "Liberal Pimps for Clintonism", How to Talk to a Liberal covers Coulter's waterfront on her favorite issues and targets, from national security to Hollywood.

    Mike says: "funny...but...."
    "How does she look at herself in the mirror"

    Unchecked facts and a lot of bile! No wonder we are so divided in this country. What a waste of money.

    41 of 93 people found this review helpful
  • Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John O'Neill, Jerome R. Corsi
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In their new book, Unfit for Command, John O'Neill and co-author Jerome Corsi bring together the words of more than 200 Navy veterans who served with John Kerry and who feel it their duty to tell why Kerry is unworthy of the presidency.

    Richard T. Betz says: "Unfit For Command"
    "A very small swift boat it must be..."

    that all 200+ so called swift boat veterans fit into it with John Kerry and witnessed everything. Just as biased as some of the books on the left, but much more insidious and truth-stretching then any of them. One must take a long hot shower after this one!

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Memoirs of a Geisha

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Arthur Golden
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In a voice both haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri describes her life as a geisha. Taken from her home at the age of nine, she is sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Witness her transformation as you enter a world where appearances are paramount, virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder, women beguile powerful men, and love is scorned as illusion.

    Stephanie says: "Best Book in a while"
    "Must read"

    I just loved this book! I have the book version to everyone for Christmas.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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