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Matthew

Cincinnati, OH, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • 1 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2014
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  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34199)
    Performance
    (25356)
    Story
    (25699)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Five stars"
    Overall

    The book grabbed my by the collar until the very end. Well crafted and a very enjoyable listen!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Brigid Pasulka
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    The novel opens on the eve of World War II. In the mountain village of Half-Village, a young man nicknamed the Pigeon, under the approving eyes of the entire village, courts the beautiful Anielica Hetmanska. But the war's arrival wreaks havoc in all their lives and delays their marriage for six long years.

    Julie says: "Excellent!"
    "Enjoyable, Romantic and Informative"
    Overall

    Really an amazing book. Excellent character development. There are few books I've read that speak to two different generations at once. Written from the heart and mostly light, I would recommend!

    Also, there was amazing narration, especially for a language that is not easy at all!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pirate Latitudes

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1432)
    Performance
    (537)
    Story
    (549)

    The Caribbean, 1665. A remote colony of the English Crown, the island of Jamaica holds out against the vast supremacy of the Spanish empire. Port Royal, its capital, is a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses. In this steamy climate there's a living to be made, a living that can end swiftly by disease - or by dagger. For Captain Charles Hunter, gold in Spanish hands is gold for the taking, and the law of the land rests with those ruthless enough to make it.

    Eva Gannon says: "Perhaps An Early Work?"
    "Brilliant!"
    Overall

    Five stars! Sit back and enjoy! I absolutely loved the book, portraying life of privateers in 17th Century Caribbean. If you liked Timeline (the book,) I am very confident you will love this!

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunted

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Brian Haig
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    In 1987, Alex Konevitch was thrown out of Moscow University for "indulging his entrepreneurial spirit." But by 1991, he was worth $300 million. On track to become Russia's wealthiest man, he makes one critical mistake: he hires the former deputy director of the KGB to handle his corporate security. And then his world begins to fall apart.

    F. Hayek says: "Superb"
    "Excellent!"
    Overall

    I absolutely loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes lawyer books, such as those by John Grisham. Brian Haig is an amazing story teller with a flair for intelligent, yet smart ass characters and tight plots.

    Scott Brick is by far my favorite audio book narrator. His deep baritone voice is interesting and, well sexy. He's perfectly matched for this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Spin

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (3245)
    Performance
    (1037)
    Story
    (1042)

    One night when he was 10, Tyler stood in his backyard and watched the stars go out. They flared into brilliance, then disappeared, replaced by an empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.

    Robert says: "A Classic"
    "Really great!"
    Overall

    I'm not normally a huge sci-fi fan, but I really enjoyed this book. Scott Brick is one of my favorite narrators; I flew through this book in 2 short weekends. Compelling, thoughtful, thought-provoking and, in general, well written!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Killer Instinct

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Joseph Finder
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (722)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (168)

    Jason Steadman is a 30-year-old sales executive living in Boston and working for an electronics giant, a competitor to Sony and Panasonic. He's a witty, charismatic guy who's well liked at the office, but he lacks the "killer instinct" necessary to move up the corporate ladder. To the chagrin of his ambitious wife, it looks as if his career has hit a ceiling. Jason's been sidelined.

    Emma says: "Mediocre at best"
    "Intriguing and insightful!"
    Overall

    I love books that are suspenseful but also give you new insights. Fun and well spoken. Be sure to listen to the interview at the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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