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  • 7 reviews
  • 13 ratings
  • 661 titles in library
  • 20 purchased in 2014

  • Telegraph Days

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Annie Potts

    Not since the publication of his own beloved classic Lonesome Dove has there been a novel like this one, another big, brilliant, unputdownable saga of the West from Larry McMurtry. Telegraph Days is at once a major work of literature and a completely absorbing read, not just great fiction, but fiction on a great scale.

    Ron says: "Good McMurtry, not great"
    "NOT a Wild West Story"

    The best thing by far about this book is Annie Pott's rendering. She made it possible to finish. It is not (as advertised) a book about gunfighters, but instead one woman's journey through life. As such, it does give a broad picture of just how short lived the "Wild West" really was. It is tedious in places, as are many of McMurtry's books since Lonesome Dove. Maybe an author only has one truly great book in his heart. I enjoyed it to a point, but my husband got really tired of the plot.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Calico Joe

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Whatever happened to Calico Joe? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a 21-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz....

    Carolyn Hathaway says: "Baseball fans only"
    "Baseball Lover's will enjoy this book."
    What did you like best about this story?

    The love of the game and the pain of the game.

    Which character – as performed by Erik Singer – was your favorite?

    Paul Tracey

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

    It made me nostalgic. There were very painful parts and redeeming parts.

    Any additional comments?

    A well written baseball story with a somewhat predictable ending, but with a surprise twist. Not your standard Grisham churn out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Priestly Sins

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Andrew M. Greeley
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman

    The Priestly Sins tells the story of Father Herman Hoffman, a gifted and innocent young man, who becomes swept up in "the Crisis" after witnessing child abuse in his first parish appointment. Soon, he is vilified for denouncing a priest who has been "cleared." He suffers the harsh fate of a whistle-blower when his Archdiocese has him committed to a mental health center.

    Jimmy says: "An Insider's View"

    I am usually a fan of Greeley's, but this was a real disappointment. It isn't at all like the description of the book-really fell flat. Don't bother reading.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Rosary Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Richard Montanari
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A devious serial killer lays siege to the city of Philadelphia, brutally sacrificing pretty young Catholic girls on the altar of insanity. As the body count rises, an exceptional investigating partnership struggles to stop him. Detective Jessica Balzano, Philly's Homicide Unit's newest rookie, is teamed up with veteran cop Kevin Byrne, respected for his solve rate and known for his unorthodox methods.

    Edward says: "Great Listen!"
    "Never Knew Who Dunit 'til the end!"

    Very suspenseful and keeps you guessing who the serial killer is until the end. Good read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Echelon Vendetta: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By David Stone
    • Narrated By Firdous Bamji
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When CIA "fixer" Micah Dalton's friend and mentor turns up dead, he's put on a collision course with a killer who has a penchant for intricate knife-work and Native American mysticism, a sadist who is killing ex-CIA agents. The victims are hard-nosed field men whose only link to one another seems to be a global surveillance operation called Echelon. The murders appear to be acts of retribution. But for what?

    Carmela08 says: "Excellent spy tale"
    "Good Book - a little long"

    Over does the descriptions and drags out the book a bit, but over all a good read and worth the listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dragon Tears

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Jay O. Sanders

    Police detective Harry Lyon is a perfectionist who likes his files error-free. To Harry's dismay, his partner, Connie Gulliver, embraces chaos, urging him to "get in touch with the rhythms of destruction." But when Harry and Connie have to kill in the line of duty, the ensuing surreal nightmare makes Connie's cynical world view seem all too accurate.

    Dan's Gal Sal says: "My first Koontz, but not my last!"
    "KEEPS DRA-GON OUT. . . ."

    How wordy can you get? Boring, boring, boring - gruesome forever and the dog, would he NEVER shut up with his yadda, yadda, yadda.
    I have read and enjoyed Koontz, but should have paid closer attention to the negative reviews. They were right on the mark. I wouldn't reccomend this book to anybody.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • To the Nines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King

    Stephanie Plum may not be the best bounty hunter in beautiful downtown Trenton, but she's pretty darn good at turning bad situations her way...and she always gets her man. Her cousin Vinnie (who's also her boss) has posted bail on Samuel Singh, an illegal immigrant. When the elusive Mr. Singh goes missing, Stephanie is on the case. In a race against time that takes her from the Jersey Turnpike to the Vegas Strip, Stephanie Plum is on the chase of her life.

    Maxine says: "hilarious"
    "To The Nines"

    A totally insipid book. . .drags on and on without suspense and is truly silly. A complete waste of good time. Couldn't even listen to the last 2 CD's.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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