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  • Spider Bones: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (814)
    Performance
    (352)
    Story
    (349)

    John Lowery was declared dead in 1968—the victim of a Huey crash in Vietnam, his body buried long ago in North Carolina. Four decades later, Temperance Brennan is called to the scene of a drowning in Hemmingford, Quebec. The victim appears to have died while in the midst of a bizarre sexual practice. The corpse is later identified as John Lowery. But how could Lowery have died twice, and how did an American soldier end up in Canada?

    Richard says: "Couldn't see the forest for the (dry) trees"
    "Dissapointed"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Skip this narrator. After lstening to an hour, I had to archive it as the best thing I can say about the narrator is that it's a great cure for incomnia. I'll never listen to her again.

    Kathy Reich is a favorite of mine, too bad it was so poorly narrated. This is the first time I've not thoroughly enjoyed an Audible book until now.


    If you’ve listened to books by Kathy Reichs before, how does this one compare?

    Not listened before but have read many other novels by her.She


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Linda Emond?

    Whoever narrated "The Dove Keepers." She's excellent


    Did Spider Bones inspire you to do anything?

    Nope


    Any additional comments?

    Every narrator is entitled to a clunker once in awhile, but I doubt I'll try this narrator again.

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  • Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (63 hrs)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5703)
    Performance
    (3639)
    Story
    (3667)

    In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

    Mica says: "Hurt version decidedly superior"
    "Methinks Rand Nailed It"
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    Where does Atlas Shrugged rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    So far, this is the best, partly, if not entirely because of Scott Brick's ability to moderate his voice so wonderfully. I used to listen to Audible titles all the time when I traveled for a living Now I look at a book and then look to see who narrated it. If Scott did it, I buy it; there are many narrators I'll think two or three times before clicking ok.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I'm still listening to it and frankly, this is one of those rare books that change totally when listened to as compared to reading it.

    I've read Atlas Shrugged a few times from cover-to-cover and have changed my mind about what she had to say. First time around, I tossed the book across the room in anger. Second time, same reaction. Now? I'm starting to think that Ms. Rand was pretty close to being a prophet.

    Whodathunk that this country would get as screwed up as it has? Competition is good but some of the court decisions that have been made in the past few years make me think of Ayn Rand.

    I'm now in my 70s; I'm not an objectives and do not subscribe at all to her philosophy, however, some on the right wing are starting to make noises with which I do not feel comfortable. Particularly bothersome is the method that the funnymentalist Xians are using to take over certain committees to change the view of mainstream school children. Here in Texas, it is worse than absurd.


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

    His meter and rhythm. He uses his voice the way broadcast announcers used to, and the tone of his voice tends to make my ears magnetized but not lulled. His clarity is crisp and keeps me paying attention. He places emphasis on phrases that I might have skimmed by without understanding its import.

    Traveling Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, one MUST stay awake...Scott was always my best companion.


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

    Several


    Any additional comments?

    Have not finished the book this time around, but I am enjoying having the time to sit back and let Scott Brick paint pictures in my mind.

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