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C

Chestnuthill, MA, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • The Second John McPhee Reader, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By John McPhee
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    For a person who has not encountered John McPhee's lively writing, The Second John McPhee Reader is the perfect introduction. McPhee, author of Coming Into the Country, and Assembling California punctuates his delightful prose with a sharp sense of humor and a fascination with things most of us never bother to notice.

    S. Stambler says: "Smart, funny, compelling, and educational"
    "You can skip part of it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Some of the excerpts were interesting and some I found to be just dull so I skipped them. I've read several of his complete books and liked them, but the geology books (an excerpt is included here) is boring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6131)
    Performance
    (5829)
    Story
    (5838)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Brian says: "Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped"
    "Really enjoyed it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Lots of humor and interesting story. It may not be suitable for people who get bored by technical stuff

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Good Omens

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4055)
    Performance
    (2529)
    Story
    (2561)

    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"
    "Can't recommend"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I have listened to several Gaiman books and have enjoyed them all. This one tried to be funny and is not and all in all is kind of dull.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brown Dog: Novellas

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jim Harrison
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot, Ray Porter, Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    New York Times best-selling author Jim Harrison is one of America's most beloved writers, and of all his creations, Brown Dog - a bawdy, reckless, down-on-his-luck Michigan Indian - has earned cult status with readers in the more than two decades since his first appearance. For the first time, Brown Dog gathers all the Brown Dog novellas, including one never before published, into one volume - the ideal introduction (or reintroduction) to Harrison's irresistible Everyman.

    Susan says: "Falling for Brown Dog"
    "2/3 of a good listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    There are 3 novellas here. The story is great in all three. However, the first 2 are narrated by the same person who does a great job, while the last one is narrated by a different narrator who makes BD sound like a simpleton. Couldn't finish the third one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil All the Time

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Donald Ray Pollock
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (144)

    Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia, The Devil All the Time follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s. There’s Willard Russell, tormented veteran of the carnage in the South Pacific, who can’t save his beautiful wife, Charlotte, from an agonizing death by cancer no matter how much sacrifi­cial blood he pours on his “prayer log.”

    Kathy says: "WOW What a FIND!"
    "Good story and fantastic narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The narration was among the best that I have heard. The story is of the Southern Gothic variety. Not everybody like this genre, but if you do, this one is a real standout.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joyland

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Michael Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2925)
    Performance
    (2707)
    Story
    (2708)

    Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. Joyland is a brand-new novel and has never previously been published.

    Bella McGuire says: "The sweest and creepiest coming of age story!"
    "Don't waste your time"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    First of all the narrators voice is very annoying after a couple of hours. Second the story is incredibly boring with cardboard characters and cliched themes. If it wasn't by Stephen King it would never have seen the light of day

    0 of 0 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
    (3918)
    Performance
    (3340)
    Story
    (3336)

    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.

    Shauna says: "Defending Jacob"
    "Presumed Innocent did it much better"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I liked the courtroom scenes but the domestic scenes were nothing special at all. Typical parent teenage interactions that are kind of dull. Cutting out about a third would have improved the pace. If you want to read (or listen) to a similar book that is more to my liking, check out Presumed Innocent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The New Yorker, October 21, 2013 (Hendrik Hertzberg, Lizzie Widdicombe, Ari Shavit)

    • HIGHLIGHTS (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Hendrik Hertzberg, Lizzie Widdicombe, Ari Shavit
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (2)

    "Impeach Obama!" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Nail-Biter" by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Open Season" by James Surowiecki; "Gone Girl" by Margaret Talbot; "Lydda, 1948" by Ari Shavit; "Head Count" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Fighting to Survive" by David Denby.

    C says: "I give up"
    "I give up"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The New Yorker just keeps getting worse from week to week. The articles are now of three types: Fluff that would be better off in People magazine, boring examinations of subjects that are of little to interest to anyone outside of Manhattan and politically slanted pieces that are intended to make a point. In addition the narrator often makes mistakes which he then corrects and the editors can't be bothered to remove the mistake. Bye, no more subscription for me.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Waiting for Sunrise: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By William Boyd
    • Narrated By Robert Ian MacKenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (59)

    Lysander Rief, a young English actor in town seeking psychotherapy for a troubling ailment of a sexual nature, becomes caught up in a feverish affair with a beautiful, enigmatic woman. When she goes to the police to press charges of rape, however, he is stunned, and his few months of passion come to an abrupt end. Only a carefully plotted escape - with the help of two mysterious British diplomats - saves him from trial. But the frenzied getaway sets off a chain of events that steadily dismantles Lysander's life as he knows it.

    Thomas D Kennedy says: "No need to wait."
    "No going wrong with Boyd"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I find that Boyd's books are especially suitable for listening because he writes the books like someone sitting down and telling you a story. I would have given it 5 stars but I think that he ended it a little abruptly and left some things hanging

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The New Yorker, January 21st 2013 (David Owen, David Remnick, James Surowiecki)

    • HIGHLIGHTS (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By David Owen, David Remnick, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated By Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    "Southern Discomfort", by George Packer; "That Sunk-Cost Feeling", by James Surowiecki; "The Psychology of Space", by David Owen; "The Party Faithful", by David Remnick; and "Violent Screen", by Anthony Lane.

    Steve says: "Another Great Issue"
    "Get rid of the opinion pieces"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    David Remnick's usual slamming of Israel turned out to be completely wrong as the elections showed. A real disservice to the readers. The New Yorker is at its best best reporting the facts and injecting as little as possible of the editor's and author's prejudices. Their failure to edit out 2nd takes is also frankly an insult. Get it together already.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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