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  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tom Franklin
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1414)
    Performance
    (821)
    Story
    (829)

    Larry Ott and Silas “32” Jones were unlikely boyhood friends. Larry was the child of lower middle-class white parents, Silas the son of a poor, single, black mother - their worlds as different as night and day. Yet a special bond developed between them in Chabot, Mississippi. But within a few years, tragedy struck. In high school, a girl who lived up the road from Larry had gone to the drive-in movie with him and nobody had seen her again.

    Ann says: "Excellent story, terrific narrator."
    "Interesting story, but horrible language"
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    I wish books had ratings like movies. If so, this book would be rated R for over 25 uses of the f* word, not to mention the other constant references to immoral behavior and rude comments. I enjoyed the story line and the relationships that were developed, but could not recommend this book to another soul. It's like eating ice cream with dog doo all over it!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3695)
    Performance
    (2157)
    Story
    (2170)

    For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

    Matthew says: "Darn funny if you're open to the idea."
    "Amazingly funny and wonderfully read"
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    Story

    The author Mary Roach is amazing in her entertaining, as well as educational, explanation of the lives of cadavers. The subject matter seems like it would be depressing or gross, but she is able to deliver it with a light touch, while still maintaining the dignity and respect for the human body.

    Shelly Frasier is delightful to listen to. She is clear and easy to understand and does an amazing job with Mary Roach's work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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