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Kadgee

Member Since 2008

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102
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HELPFUL VOTES
20

  • A Town Like Alice

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Nevil Shute
    • Narrated By Neil Hunt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (146)

    Eight hundred women and children begin a 1,200-mile journey on foot across Japanese-occupied Malaya. At journey’s end, only 30 will still be alive. This is the story of one woman, of her ordeal, and of how she was saved by the sacrifice of an Australian soldier. It is a story of rare individual courage in the face of certain death, and hope in the face of despair.

    Jean says: "Historical Novel"
    "World War 2 did not know about you / nonfiction"
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    The story has stuck with me/taught/informed about a time I did not know about.
    Went out with some friends from Australia - they could not get over that I did not know the book 1951 and I did not feel it dated. Just explains so much about a country and humans.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • In the Shadow of the Banyan: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Vaddey Ratner
    • Narrated By Greta Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (188)

    For seven-year-old Raami, the shattering end of childhood begins with the footsteps of her father returning home in the early dawn hours bringing details of the civil war that has overwhelmed the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital. Soon the family’s world of carefully guarded royal privilege is swept up in the chaos of revolution and forced exodus. Over the next four years, as she endures the deaths of family members, starvation, and brutal forced labor, Raami clings to the only remaining vestige of childhood - the mythical legends and poems told to her by her father.

    Melinda says: "A Terrible Tale from A Beautiful Storywriter"
    "Life when one accepts"
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    Informative-scary-thought provoking - seen through the eyes of a child. Feel it's important to understand the past of each country as the world grows smaller.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Objects of My Affection

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jill Smolinski
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (325)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (281)

    In the humorous, heartfelt new novel by the author of The Next Thing on My List, a personal organizer must somehow convince a reclusive artist to give up her hoarding ways and let go of the stuff she’s hung onto for decades.

    Kadgee says: "Hoarders a refreshing view!"
    "Hoarders a refreshing view!"
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    Loved the story-hey I am 63 we can all learn about the objects of our affection.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Reasonable Doubts: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Gianrico Carofiglio, Howard Curtis (translator)
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (106)

    Guerrieri is asked to handle the appeal of Fabio Paolicelli, sentenced to 16 years for smuggling drugs. Paolicelli intially confessed to the crime, and everything seems stacked against the appeal. Guerrieri's reluctance to take on the case is intensified by the fact that he knows Paolicelli, and it is only the intervention of Paolicelli's beautiful wife, Natsu, that finally overcomes Guerrieri's reluctance.

    Cherie says: "A Convincing Voice in Criminal Procedural Fiction"
    "Gianrico Carofiglio does it again"
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    Love this Guido Guerrieri books. I have read all of them, love the characters and the books.
    Gives one insight into culture and a great read.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Girls in White Dresses

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jennifer Close
    • Narrated By Emily Janice Card
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (104)

    Isabella, Mary, and Lauren are going to be bridesmaids in Kristi's wedding. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, eat tiny sandwiches, and drink mimosas. They're all happy for Kristi, but they do have the ups and downs of their own lives to cope with. Isabella is working at a mailing-list company, where she's extremely successful, and wildly unhappy. Mary is in love with a man who may never love any woman as much as he loves his mother. And Lauren, a waitress at a midtown bar, finds herself drawn to a man she's pretty sure she hates.

    Candi says: "Waste of a credit"
    "Chick book - cute - forgettable"
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    When asked to review book - realized I forgot I listened to it. Kept attention, same old chick book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Most Dangerous Thing

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (160)

    Years ago, they were all the best of friends. But as time passed and circumstances changed, they grew apart, became adults with families of their own, and began to forget about the past—and the terrible lie they all shared. But now Gordon, the youngest and wildest of the five, has died and the others are thrown together for the first time in years.

    C. Byrnes says: "Good Listen"
    "Catholic/Baltimore Move OVER fiction novel"
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    Laura Lippman - thought this was going to be a Tess Monahan who done it - not- but once I gave it a second chance and just listened - realized - harsh reality - ethic truths ended up loving it and well do not want to ruin the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cut: Spero Lucas, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By George Pelecanos
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (113)

    Spero Lucas has a new line of work. Since he returned home after serving in Iraq, he has been doing special investigations for a defense attorney. He's good at it, and he has carved out a niche: recovering stolen property, no questions asked. His cut is 40 percent. But is any cut worth your family, your lover, your life?

    Cori says: "So entertaining and surprising!"
    "Washington, D.C. the city the mind set"
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    George Pelecanos knows Washington, D.C. Great story - exciting - a lot of my friends feel he is brutal/ethnic/whatever just writes a good engaging story. The narrator Dion Graham makes one feel out of his mouth to ..ears.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Burnt Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Anne Rivers Siddons
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Growing up, the only place tomboy Thayer Wentworth felt at home was at her summer camp - Camp Sherwood Forest in the North Carolina Mountains. It was there that she came alive and where she met Nick Abrams, her first love...and first heartbreak.

    A User says: "Not so great"
    "Southern Snore/Anne River Siddons"
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    I was so excited that I just bought the book without thinking (Anne River Siddons) how could it not be terrific I am a true fan of hers. Found this novel lacking in thought - intelligence - feeling. Yawn - took up too much time listening

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • House Rules: A Joe DeMarco Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Mike Lawson
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    First there was the bomb meant for the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel; then a private plane headed straight for the White House is shot down. An atmosphere of fear and panic overruns the country, and when a senator proposes to run background checks on all Muslims and deport any who aren’t citizens, his bill gains surprising traction. John Mahoney, the Speaker of the House, is not pleased. But Mahoney has a connection to one of the attackers, one he wants kept a secret....

    Pamela Dale Foster says: "Terrorist's from US and non-US"
    "Mike Lawson a no lose author for me!"
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    Jo DeMarco series - yay! Interesting/exciting/more! The characters/locations - love the all of it. Joe Barrett did a great job narration .



    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Triple Crossing: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sebastian Rotella
    • Narrated By Frankie J. Alvarez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    A gritty, fast-paced thriller about the criminal underworld at work along both sides of the US-Mexico border and a young cop who goes undercover to bring it down.

    Dennis says: "Very well done story, plot, narration, solid"
    "Getback/U.S.-Mexico relations fiction"
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    Loved the book and narrator. Had to go back couple of times because the names were difficult for me to comprehend .Once I did that - could not stop listening / felt the countries/corruption/fear/love/thoughts. Congrats author you
    did it all.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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