I don't think I have ever used the term "riveting" in describing a book, but this one earns that distinction. Being a mother of sons, I could identify with the need to defend one of my own. Not a "feel-good" book, but definitely worth the time. The reader sounded like he could be an attorney and a father. I felt like I was listening to the true story of this family.
What could be better than listening to Scott Brick read me a Cussler story while I'm driving? Crescent Dawn is a tale of the Mid-East with plenty of edge-of-the-seat moments for Dirk Pitt and company, including an incredibly beautiful woman (of course). A man is attempting to raise the Ottoman Empire and find a rumored mysterious "Manifesto" that may change history as we know it. Fast moving action and an intriguing story line kept my interest beginning to end.
I put off listening to this because I've listened to Garrison Keillor before, and although I have enjoyed him, I've been into more action/adventure lately and planned to listen to another one. While scrolling through my Audible books I ran across "Pontoon" and decided it was time for a change of pace. I'm so glad I did. Life in Lake Wobegon is quite interesting. The characters are carefully drawn and make you feel like these are people you could know. It was sad, happy, and funny. If you ever lived in a small town, this will bring back memories of those days. However, it is a story anybody can immensely enjoy. Loved it.
There were some less than complimentary reviews, but I found this story fascinating. There were two stories interwoven, each quite interesting. One was about an actual orphan train child, now in her golden years. The other was about a troubled young woman who met the older lady through her sentence to perform community service. I liked everything about this book. Don't pass it up just because a few didn't like it so much.
This book had humor, and a good story about a boy with an unusual mind. Easy listening, and light enough to enjoy. I would recommend this book to most people who are interested in other humans. I may even listen to it again.
I didn't give this one 5 stars, not because the writing was flawed, but because it was just so intense and brutal in the descriptions of what happened to Jews and others in concentration camps and on the battlefield. It certainly is a book that will stay with me for awhile, but it's not a pleasant memory. War isn't pretty, but this was a little much for me.
This is a story about a group of patriots who want to protect the country. They see the murder of a government agent and the perpetrators. From this point on, the tension rises as the perpetrators hunt down the witnesses and pursue their conspiracy to murder the president.
I liked it, but didn't love it, not because of any fault in the writing, but it just wasn't the type of book I'm usually interested in. Maybe because of the situation our world is in today, and the fear that something like this could really happen.
The story was good and the narrator was genius. Loved every minute of listening to this haunting tale of a body found in an Irish bog and the search to learn who's body it was.
I was hooked when I listened to the sample. She wrote a searing letter about her husband, whom she had just learned was having an affair, in e-mail and hit "send to all." The fun starts there. There were sad moments, but for the most part this was about a woman who learned very quickly how to stand on her own two feet and go on. Really enjoyed it.
This is purely Adam Carolla; funny, bawdy, crass, but completely entertaining. I usually listen while driving, and had recently listened to several deep, serious books. This was a great break from serious. He is a little too crude for me in some places, but not so crude I couldn't enjoy it. Maybe a little more 'guy' humor than I usually appreciate, but I had enough laugh-out-loud moments to forgive the crude ones. I would recommend this book to most men and some women. I gave only 4 stars instead of 5 because of some of the potty humor.
I found this book faciniating. It is a report of the inner workings of the Vatican including the homesexual, child abuse, and financial problems the Church faces. The author neither praises nor condems the actions taking place in the hierarchy of the Vatican. The book is rich in the histrory of the Catholic Church and of recent popes. I learned a lot.
I appreciated that the author did not appear to have an "agenda" regarding the Vatican. The tone was neutral. I would recommend this book highly.
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