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SOUTH PASADENA, CA, United States | Member Since 2013

  • 5 reviews
  • 113 ratings
  • 315 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2015

  • The Grapes of Wrath

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s, The Grapes of Wrath is perhaps the most American of American classics. Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of an entire nation during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, The Grapes of Wrath is also the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, who are forced to travel west to the promised land of California.

    J. H. Monaco says: "Wonderful Tale Punctuated with Loud Harmonic Licks"

    Not only is this a masterful work, the narration is absolutely astounding.

    This is a story that will live in me for the rest of my life. I will judge all that I see differently from now on due to the effect of this story.

    Not only do I recommend this book, I tell you, if you do not listen to it, you are denying yourself a wealth of insight. It is a plumb for the picking! So Run!, don't walk to the cart with this one! It will change you.

    And PLEASE! Give Mr. Baker more books to read for us!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"

    My favorite King works have always been his stories more about people than about Horror.

    This is my favorite Stephen King book of all.

    28 of 37 people found this review helpful
  • Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Beth Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

    A User says: "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt"
    "a womans book"

    This is a well written book, and the narrator is extremely good! 5 stars for her!

    However, MEN BEWARE, this is a book written by a woman, for women about women! The book is about things that interest women exclusively. The only references to any living men in this book portrayed them as scoundrels, losers or jerks. There were some references to men dead who were "wonderful", the inference being, "they don't make um like that anymore." As a man, I became OVERDOSED with the femaleism before I could finish the book.

    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • The God Delusion

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

    Rick Just says: "Dangerous Religion"
    "This book changed my life"

    I am a person who knows logically that God can not exist in the way that religion has taught me. Yet, I still feel God in all things.

    After listening to this book,I still feel God, but differently. Perhaps more importantly, I see more clearly the terrible threat that religion and "blind faith" poses for the future of humankind.

    I HIGHLY recommend reading this book, whatever your faith may be. After all, mere words can not change the truth.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Kindly Ones

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jonathan Littell
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner

    The chilling fictional memoir of Dr. Maximilien Aue, a former Nazi officer who has reinvented himself, many years after the war, as a middle-class family man and factory owner in France. Max is an intellectual steeped in philosophy, literature, and classical music. He is also a cold-blooded assassin and the consummate bureaucrat. Through the eyes of this cultivated yet monstrous man, we experience in disturbingly precise detail the horrors of the Second World War and the Nazi genocide of the Jews.

    Ruth Ann says: "Shocking yet compelling"

    A marvel of contemporary literature. Those who can not see beauty in the grotesque will call this book "trash". Those who can, will call it a "masterpiece". The images will never leave you.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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