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Lindsay

Sinking Spring, PA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2226)
    Performance
    (925)
    Story
    (915)

    Over the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has become the most gifted and influential journalist in America. In The New Yorker, his writings are such must-reads that the magazine charges advertisers significantly more money for ads that run within his articles. With his #1 best sellers, The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers, he has reached millions of readers. And now the very best and most famous of his New Yorker pieces are collected in a brilliant and provocative anthology.

    Rudi says: "Not Gladwell's best - and a recording problem"
    "Another Great Gladwell Work!"
    Overall

    This is a great book, on par with all Gladwell's other works. I found the very last few chapters to be the most interesting and applicable for my personal taste (small business owner), but the entire book was wonderful. Easy and enjoyable to listen to while at the same time very informative and eye-opening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Confession: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3454)
    Performance
    (1171)
    Story
    (1191)

    An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

    Suzn F says: "I confess, I loved it!"
    "Depresing but Engaging"
    Overall

    This was a typically Grisham novel- well composed, well written, but... totally depressing. You'll see...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All the Devils Are Here

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Bethany McLean, Joe Nocera
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    Overall
    (447)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (201)

    As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue? On greedy traders, misguided regulators, sleazy subprime companies, cowardly legislators, or clueless home buyers? According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, the real answer is all of the above-and more. Many devils helped bring hell to the economy.

    eurilynn says: "Excellent!"
    "Great Book"
    Overall

    This was a very thorough and detailed book. However, I must admit it was a bit above my ability to follow every tentacle of the data (and I have a Masters Degree in Finance!). I think this might be one that would be better READ and notated in order to gain the fullest benefit from the extremely detailed and thorough examination of the factors leading to the current financial crisis.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Athena Project: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Marvel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (410)
    Performance
    (273)
    Story
    (278)

    Tucked away in a remote corner of North Carolina's Fort Bragg, behind rows of razor wire and heavily armed guards, lies the headquarters of the nation's most elite counter-terrorism unit - the United States Army's 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta. Here, a brilliant new approach to combating terrorism has just been born. Its codename: The Athena Project.

    Don says: "Nice spin-off, good listen"
    "Anticlimactic Ending"
    Overall

    This book was definitely exciting and it held my attention. However, the exposition was odd because it started with its focus on a character that you don't see again anywhere in the book. The ending was totally abrupt and rather anticlimactic. Had I actually read the whole thing (rather than listened to it on a long plane ride), I think I would have felt as if I had wasted my time... Good story but I'd rank the actual writing structure as a 1 (out of 5).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Emperor's Tomb

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1130)
    Performance
    (437)
    Story
    (432)

    The tomb of China’s First Emperor, guarded by an underground army of terra-cotta warriors, has remained sealed for more than 2,000 years. Though it’s regarded as one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, the Chinese government won’t allow anyone to open it. Why? That question is at the heart of a dilemma faced by former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone, whose life is shattered when he receives an anonymous note carrying an unfamiliar Web address.

    Jackie says: "Fascinating Ride!"
    "Must be focused to listen!"
    Overall

    This book is interesting but I have found it very difficult to keep track of all the names and their associated roles... I am only halfway but have had to restart it twice and finally ended up writing a character list. It might just "be me", or the ethnocentricity of being blocked for non-Euro-American names, but it is really causing me to lose sight of the entertainment value. Plus, unless there is some crazy twist at the very end, it seems that the end is revealed in the Prologue (!?)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Associate: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1775)
    Performance
    (362)
    Story
    (366)

    Kyle McAvoy grew up in his father's small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was elected editor-in-chief of The Yale Law Journal, and his future has limitless potential. But Kyle has a secret, a dark one, an episode from college that he has tried to forget. The secret, though, falls into the hands of the wrong people, and Kyle is forced to take a job he doesn't want, even if it's a job most law students can only dream about....

    JoAnn says: "Good, but not nearly as good as The Firm""
    "Good Book"
    Overall

    While the voice of the narrator was a bit bland, the book itself was interesting enough to hold my attention. It jumped around a bit but even if I allowed several days between listening sessions, I was able to pretty quickly get back up to speed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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