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Brian

Newark, DE, USA

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  • The Gingerbread Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Mare Winningham
    Overall
    (478)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (115)

    In the emotional aftermath of her baby's death, Em starts running. Soon she runs from her husband, to the airport, down to the Florida Gulf, and out to Vermillion Key, where her father has offered the use of a shack he has kept there for years. This is doing her all kinds of good, until one day she makes the mistake of looking into the driveway of a man named Pickering. Pickering also enjoys the privacy of Vermillion Key, but the young women he brings there suffer the consequences. Will Em be next?

    Fiona says: "Run, Em! Run!"
    "Pretty good. Not what I expected."
    Overall

    I have been on a "King kick" lately. I am not necessarily a fan of horror, but Mr. King creates characters who are not only realistic, but corporeal. I read his books for his characters. This story was no different.
    There were not ghouls or goblins in the sense of many of his other novels, but this one was still suspenseful. The human ghoul came out of nowhere, and I couldn't stop until I found what became of the Gingerbread Girl.
    I also recommend Duma Key and Lisey's Story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By Glenn Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (531)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (143)

    Glen Beck, the number-one New York Times best-selling author and popular radio and television host, revisits Thomas Paine's Common Sense with one purpose: to galvanize Americans to see past government's easy solutions, two-part monopoly, and illogical methods, and take back our great country.

    Jason says: "Conditionality"
    "Required reading for Americans"
    Overall

    I believe a LOT of politicians will resent this book. Like the original by Thomas Paine, the book lays out the abuses we have suffered under the guise of the pols "serving" the elected. They forget who works for whom. Though I am sure it will be attacked as "anti-Obama", it is just as much a book about the Republicans who have placed a burden of laws upon us that they are not subject to.
    Please read this book, if you want to see true Hope and Change in the USA.

    6 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • The Kite Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini
    Overall
    (6474)
    Performance
    (1802)
    Story
    (1821)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

    Joseph says: "A storyteller's story"
    "Outstanding"
    Overall

    This book is a heartbreaking and beautiful. It gave me a greater appreciation of the Afghan culture, and as soon as I finished it, I bought "A Thousand Splendid Suns". The author is a master at storytelling.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    Overall
    (2206)
    Performance
    (1085)
    Story
    (1080)

    The prolific, perennially best selling author recounts his early life and writing struggles, gives advice on the crucial aspects of the writing art, and talks about his much-publicized, near-fatal accident.

    Bill says: "Excellent!"
    "I only wish..."
    Overall

    I only wish for a small bit of the talent and fun displayed in Mr. King's 'On Writing'. Not only did I laugh my butt off hearing about "Super Dave's" experiments and Stephen's experiences as a young writer, but I feel like I have begun to put the tools in my toolbox, and I look forward to digging up the fossils that I discover.
    I highly recommend this book for anyone with a story to tell.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • I Am America (And So Can You!)

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen Colbert
    • Narrated By Stephen Colbert
    Overall
    (1850)
    Performance
    (476)
    Story
    (470)

    What The Daily Show is to evening news, The Colbert Report is to personality-driven pundit shows. Colbert brings his sarcastic charm to a half-hour report, tackling the important issues of the day and telling his guests why their opinions are just plain wrong. Stephen stands for "truthiness" and his American right to copyright that word and claim ownership of it. The author describes this as a simple audiobook from a simple mind: Stephen Colbert's.

    Ty says: "Funny, but disappointing."
    "Funny as heck!!"
    Overall

    I loved "I Am America (And So Can You!)" I like to view myself as a conservative (Libertarian) and so some of the things Colbert makes fun of are actually representative of me. I just can't help but laugh! I listen to Bill O'Reilly afterwards to get me back on the straight and narrow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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