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James

Rio Rancho, NM, USA | Member Since 2004

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  • 324 titles in library
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  • Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor, Ellen Archer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (35)

    Following the best-selling triumph of Kafka on the Shore ("daringly original," wrote Steven Moore in The Washington Post's Book World, "and compulsively readable") comes a collection that generously expresses Murakami's mastery. From the surreal to the mundane, these stories exhibit his ability to transform the full range of human experience in ways that are instructive, surprising, and relentlessly entertaining.

    Michael says: "Wonderfully Weird"
    "Ramblings"
    Overall

    Unless you enjoy the random ramblings of another's mind, you will not enjoy this collection of "short stories." I listened almost to the end, before my mind revolted and wouldn't allow me to listen to another word. These don't appear to be stories at all, but only a collage of thoughts based on one man's experiences. Not at all thought provoking or entertaining to me. This was the second worst book that I have listened to from Audible. Most books are pretty good or awesome, but this one is one of the rare exceptions.

    4 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • State of Fear

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    Overall
    (2105)
    Performance
    (526)
    Story
    (531)

    Once again Michael Crichton gives us his trademark combination of page-turning suspense, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research. State of Fear is a superb blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and thought provoking commentary on how information is manipulated in the modern world.

    F says: "Did I read the same book as some of you?"
    "Worthy!"
    Overall

    This book is worthy of the author's reputation. Exciting and intriguing through out. Well worth the time spent listening. Very Enjoyable!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Mephisto Club: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (853)
    Performance
    (331)
    Story
    (334)

    PECCAVI. The Latin word is scrawled in blood at the scene of a young woman's brutal murder: I HAVE SINNED. It's a chilling Christmas greeting for Boston medical examiner Maura Isles and Detective Jane Rizzoli, who swiftly link the victim to controversial celebrity psychiatrist Joyce O'Donnell, Jane's professional nemesis and member of a sinister cabal called the Mephisto Club.

    Ramona says: "Must Read"
    "Thriller"
    Overall

    This story is very similar to the DaVinci Code in that it deals with a secret society related to religion. It is a great listen and keeps you spell bound wondering what is going to happen next. The reader does a great job in portraying the characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Digital Fortress

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2208)
    Performance
    (732)
    Story
    (747)

    When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage, not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released it would cripple U.S. intelligence.

    Amy says: "Meh..."
    "Up to Par"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this more than most because of the realism that is portrayed. The reader brought the text to life. It is an exciting story that keeps one on the edge of his/her seat.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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