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Annie

Whitehall, MI, USA

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  • 80 titles in library
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  • The Cabinet of Curiosities

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    Overall
    (1402)
    Performance
    (472)
    Story
    (472)

    In lower Manhattan, a charnel pit of horror is uncovered: the remains of 36 people murdered and gruesomely dismembered over 130 years ago by an unknown serial killer. Just as a museum archaeologist and an enigmatic FBI agent begin to unravel the clues to the killings, a fresh spree of copy-cat murders and surgical mutilation erupts around them. Mixing science and terror in a way only they can, Preston and Child deliver a novel that's as gruesome as it is enthralling.

    Dianna says: "This Book is a True Curiosity!!"
    "Pretty scary!"
    Overall

    Grabbed me from the beginning,and didn't let go.Very creepy listening to this in the dark,believe me!
    Quite graphic in some places,and not for the squeamish.
    However..the story builds to a great ending,and it is worth it to suffer through all the goosebumps you will have getting there!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ellen Foster

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated By Kaye Gibbons
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    "When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. I would figure out this or that way and run it down through my head until it got easy." So begins the tale of Ellen Foster, the brave and engaging heroine of Kaye Gibbons' award-winning first novel. Wise, funny, affectionate and true, Ellen Foster is, as Walker Percy called it, "The real thing. Which is to say, a lovely, sometimes heartwrenching novel."

    Annie says: "Ellen Foster"
    "Ellen Foster"
    Overall

    I chanced upon this wonderful book when it first came out.I was immediately taken in by the story being told by the resilient and wise little girl,Ellen.Her story,sometimes gut-wrenching,sometimes hysterically funny,held me until the end.Ms.Gibbons has an extraordinary talent for turning just the right phrase,or finding humor in an anything but humorous situation.I was especially touched by the way Ellen slowly changed her circumstances from hellish to safe and secure,at last.I can't find any fault with this book.It remains one of my very favorites,and I read it at least once a year.Ms.Gibbons' unique story-telling skills have allowed me to enjoy all of her books,starting with Ellen Foster.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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