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J. Fitch

South Carolina, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • 4 reviews
  • 24 ratings
  • 178 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2014
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  • Good Omens

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4302)
    Performance
    (2767)
    Story
    (2796)

    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    Lauren says: "Great voice adds to already amazing story"
    "Not funny"
    Overall

    I was looking for something funny and after reading some of the reviews and ratings, got this. It wasn't funny. I stuck with it for a few hours hoping it would take a turn but then I had to quit and get something else. If you want funny, try Christopher Moore's "A Dirty Job" or "Fool". I haven't written reviews for those but I had to write one for this one to spare you the trouble of buying this Gaiman book. I actually laughed out loud with the Moore books.

    1 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Defending Jacob: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By William Landay
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4165)
    Performance
    (3563)
    Story
    (3560)

    Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

    Kelli N. Perkins says: "Still Thinking About This Tale Weeks After"
    "Fooled by the ratings"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What didn’t you like about Grover Gardner’s performance?

    His voice was wrong for this book - I can't explain it.


    Any additional comments?

    I kept waiting for something interesting to happen. It's soooo slow and nothing happens. I couldn't finish it - finally gave up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cutting for Stone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Abraham Verghese
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4924)
    Performance
    (2314)
    Story
    (2328)

    Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics - their passion for the same woman - that will tear them apart.

    Mary Lynn says: "Brilliant story, pitch perfect narration"
    "another movie for sure!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Cutting for Stone the most enjoyable?

    The story is excellent - thank you Abraham V. and the reader was wonderful - thank you Sunil M. I will look for the two of you again.


    What other book might you compare Cutting for Stone to and why?

    I would compare this book to Kite Runner for its depth of emotion and gut wrenching story at times (I'm a crier.)


    What about Sunil Malhotra’s performance did you like?

    He was perfectly loveable as Marion.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried at the sad points (and happy ones too probably).


    Any additional comments?

    This is definitely worth your credit. If you enjoy well written stories that are hard to put down, get this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Road

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5892)
    Performance
    (2488)
    Story
    (2524)

    America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

    Darwin8u says: "My wife says he's that Cold Desert Writer I love."
    "i'm going to listen again"
    Overall

    I loved this book! I usually read suspense and thrillers and wasn't sure I would like this one, but after reading some of the reviews, I bought it. And it will stay with me a long time. I don't read books twice, but I'm actually considering listening again! I also just finished another by the same narrator (chosen specifically) and it also was great - called Waking Lazarus.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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