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David

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  • Envy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Victor Slezak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1456)
    Performance
    (620)
    Story
    (619)

    New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.

    DMHVetSurveyor says: "Envy"
    "GET THIS BOOK!!!!"
    Overall

    I have read and listened to quite a few books from all kinds of genere's. This is absolustely one of if not the best book I have ever listened too. I'm afraid to get anything else by sandra brown (or almost anyone else now) cause I don't know how she (or anyone else) could EVER top this book. It grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let go. Even till the end. I honestly can say that I DID NOT WANT THIS BOOK TO END. I can also actually say that I loved this book. And I have never said that before about a book. If you are debating on downloading this book, DON'T!!! It will surely be one of the best you ever listen to. This is my first Sandra Brown book, and I have to say, she is at the top of my favorite author list already!!! Now, YOU QUIT READING THESE REVIEWS AND GO DOWNLOAD THIS BOOK!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10414)
    Performance
    (5670)
    Story
    (5705)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "Good, but a little monotonous and boring at times"
    Overall

    I found that I was reviewing books I thought were excellent (envy, eragon) but were not being critical of books I thought were bad or so,so or just O.K. Well, this book was good, bordering on O.K. I tend to kind of judge a book by how much I want to keep listenening to it. In other words, if it's one of those books you can't put down. With envy or eragon, I couldn't wait to listen to more. With this book, I started listening to other books and picked back up on this one off and on. Don't get me wrong, it's not "bad", it just didn't hold my interest as well as some others. It was, in the end however, a memorable book, just not one I would put at the top of my list.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7686)
    Performance
    (2873)
    Story
    (2927)

    When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

    Sandra says: "Utterly Awesome!"
    "A Winner. Captivating from beginning to end."
    Overall

    I downloaded this book mainly for my almost teenage son because it was written by a young man not much older than he is. I decided to go ahead and "screen" it first on my 2 hour daily commute and absolutely enjoyed it immensely. It is written in a simple, straightforward way and is filled with plenty of action and adventure. Besides "Envy", this is the other of my 2 favorite audiobooks I have listened to on audible so far. I can't wait for the next one in the trilogy.

    Download this book. It is masterful storytelling. You won't be disappointed!

    61 of 73 people found this review helpful
  • Bag of Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2329)
    Performance
    (939)
    Story
    (946)

    Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

    Amazon Customer says: "My Favorite King Novel"
    "One of his best"
    Overall

    I was reluctant at first to download a 21 hour book first narrarated by steven king but also because I had just read the "the gunslinger" and had not enjoyed it that much. Don't know why. Anyway, I wasn't going to read the rest of the dark tower series if I didn't like the first book. So, I read the comments and ratings for bag of bones, which were very good, and decided I'd give it a try.

    Boy! Was I glad I did! This has got to be one of King's best. I really enjoyed the story and he slowly walks you down a path where reality and fantasy and horror all come togehter in the end but at just the right speed.

    At first I didn't like King's funny voice. I had just listened to "the company--excellent!!--with scott brick as narrator (he's great)so Steven's voice was a "switch". At first it sounded kind of on the unpolished, droning side. But once I got use to it and his inflection and maybe he too got warmed up as the book progressed, I got to really like it. I couldn't imagine anybody else reading this book.

    If you're teetering on this one, DON'T. Download this one. It's well worth the listen. It has all the elements, wife loved, lost, new girl, bad guy(s), kids, comedy, and scary parts. He did great. They need to make a movie out of this one too.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (4959)
    Performance
    (2070)
    Story
    (2062)

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says (Publishers Weekly).

    Cynthia says: "Hang on to your Hat"
    "Long, but worth it"
    Overall

    I have to be honest. It took me a while to get oriented and then get into this book. First you have to realize you are starting way back when, and then you're jumping around from one character to the next. BUT! after I started getting all the characters, and scenes, and all that differentiated, I really, enjoyed the book. I have also listened to about 7 or 8 other books and realize now, how good the narrarator SCOTT BRICK is. I started listing the other books that he has done and will consider listening to those because of him. His inflection and capabilities with accents, especially russian and german are very good. Don't be deterred by the length of this book. But, leave yourself enough time to get into the book also. It took me about 7 or 8 hours before I couldn't stop listening to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    Overall
    (21614)
    Performance
    (13082)
    Story
    (13214)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Before I knew it, It had me pulled in"
    Overall

    I'm not a big sci-fi person. And I was not sure about listening to a book that sounded like it was going to be about a kids game. But I got sucked in. The hours went by faster than I expected and before you know it, i had identified with the characters and it ended. The ending took me by suprise. I didn't really see it coming. No more on that.

    If you are debating about this book, then take it from a really non-sci fi person. You'll probably enjoy it a lot more than you thought you would, and you'll be sad to see ender and valentine go.

    I'm probably going to read another sci-fi because of this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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