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Sharon

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  • Abraham Lincoln: A Presidential Life

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 55 mins)
    • By James McPherson
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    In this compelling biography, McPherson follows Abraham Lincoln from his early frontier days to his turbulent years in the White House. This concise yet comprehensive account reveals why Lincoln still remains a quintessential American icon.

    Pat Durdan says: "In depth"
    "great short story"
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    If you could sum up Abraham Lincoln in three words, what would they be?

    easy to understand but not dumbed down. great narrator


    What other book might you compare Abraham Lincoln to and why?

    1776 by Mc Cullough but more concise


    Any additional comments?

    Well done

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Feed: The Newsflesh Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Mira Grant
    • Narrated By Paula Christensen, Jesse Bernstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1078)
    Performance
    (856)
    Story
    (850)

    The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.

    susan says: "I laughed, I cried..."
    "Best Zombie book I've ever read!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The character development is great. The story is very realistic. And the rationale for the whole thing could happen tomorrow

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Alley: Morganville Vampires, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Rachel Caine
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (238)

    Claire Danvers' college town may be run by vampires but a truce between the living and the dead has made things relatively safe - for a while. Now people are turning up dead, a psycho is stalking Claire, and an ancient bloodsucker has proposed private mentoring.

    Judith says: "interesting books, don't like the narrator"
    "Getting better all the time"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Story and writing are getting stronger with each book. The characters are being nicely developed and the story has unexpected twists. Easy read for times when you're not in the mood to work hard. Narration is fine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Contact

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Carl Sagan
    • Narrated By Laurel Lefkow
    Overall
    (520)
    Performance
    (470)
    Story
    (474)

    The future is here...in an adventure of cosmic dimension. In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who - or what - is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future - and our own.

    A. Ferguson says: "Great book, significant differences from the movie"
    "Science made easy and enjoyable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book works in every way. The writing is done well. It's not to difficult to understand yet it's not immature. The plot is believable, and your captured from the start. The narrators voice is lovely and perfect for the story. Occasionally the volume decreases so you just turn it up. All in all, a job well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The List

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (166)

    The List is a technothriller about a group of people who each have tattoos of numbers on the bottoms their feet, and don't know why. One of them, a Chicago Homicide cop named Tom Mankowski, has had one of these strange tattoos since birth. When he investigates a violent murder and discovers the victim also has a tattooed number, it sets the ball rolling for an adventure of historic proportions. To say more would give away too much.

    Chris says: "Great Listen!"
    "Very clever plot twist. It will blow your mind."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I picked this book up because I heard that the author was good in the suspense and horror genres. It turns out to be a real winner!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extraction

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    Overall
    (606)
    Performance
    (537)
    Story
    (528)

    From number-one New York Times best-selling authors Preston & Child, an all-new short story featuring Agent Pendergast, available only as an ebook and audio download. In New Orleans' French Quarter, the Tooth Fairy isn't a benevolent sprite who slips money under your pillow at night.... He's a mysterious old recluse who must be appeased with teeth - lest he extract retribution. When young Diogenes Pendergast loses a tooth, however, his skeptical older brother Aloysius is determined to put the legend to the test...with dire consequences.

    Janels says: "Great Pendergast short story, don't use a credit"
    "Very dark fairy tale"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The narrator was very appropriate when he was speaking as Agent Pendergast but only mediocre for other characters voices. Story itself was typical for the series. In the end, you finish the story with tons of unanswered questions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Promises in Death: In Death, Book 28

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1115)
    Performance
    (674)
    Story
    (683)

    Amaryllis Coltraine may have recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she's been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she's taken down just steps away from her apartment, killed with her own weapon, for Eve the victim isn't just "one of us."

    Erin says: ""Promises" Delivers!"
    "The theme is character development"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Great story as well. JD Robb at her best. Ericksen at her best. Love to read & re read over and over

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wayward: Wayward Pines, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1084)
    Performance
    (980)
    Story
    (981)

    Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amid picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town is a modern-day Eden - except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping everything 24/7, and the relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture. None of the residents know how they got here. They are told where to work, how to live, and who to marry. Some believe they are dead. Others think they're trapped in an unfathomable experiment. Everyone secretly dreams of leaving, but those who dare face a terrifying surprise.

    General Zod says: "I'm Hooked!!!"
    "Very imaginative"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Builds on the earlier story so it helps to read the first book. However it could stand alone. First book was slower and plodded along at times but in general, one of the better series. Worth listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Undead

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By Frank Delaney
    • Narrated By Frank Delaney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Best-selling author Frank Delaney deconstructs the Vampire myth through the ages, and shows us how Stoker’s 1897 novel, one of the most widely read books of all time, heightened the allure of sex, the glamour of blood, and the defeat of death in a way that continues to pulse - and faster than ever - on the page and on the screen.

    Tad Davis says: "Good travel companion"
    "Not exactly what I expected"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A historical lac count of how blood was used in ma y pagan rituals in the past. Also, a
    Ok Att ways Bram stoker researched places in the book and e Ben used names of people he new in the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Testament of Mary

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Colm Toibin
    • Narrated By Meryl Streep
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (428)
    Performance
    (397)
    Story
    (390)

    Meryl Streep’s performance of Colm Tóibín's acclaimed portrait of Mary is hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “an ideal audiobook,” presenting the three-time Academy Award-winner in “yet another great role.” Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Colm Tóibín's The Testament of Mary presents Mary as a solitary older woman still seeking to understand the events that become the narrative of the New Testament and the foundation of Christianity. In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son's crucifixion. She has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel. They are her keepers, providing her with food and shelter and visiting her regularly. She does not agree that her son is the Son of God; nor that his death was "worth it"; nor that the "group of misfits he gathered around him, men who could not look a woman in the eye," were holy disciples. This woman who we know from centuries of paintings and scripture as the docile, loving, silent, long-suffering, obedient, worshipful mother of Christ becomes a tragic heroine with the relentless eloquence of Electra or Medea or Antigone, in a portrait so vivid and convincing that our image of Mary will be forever transformed.

    ana says: "from a non believer..."
    "Amazing 😘 is there anything Meryl Streep can't do"
    Overall

    This is an intense look at the events surrounding Jesus Christ's death. It is viewed purely by the heart of a loving mother. Meryl captures the intense feelings, tries to analyze how things got so out of hand. I have never read a book by this Author before but i certainly plan to do so.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nightwing

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (211)

    A community in the southwestern United States falls prey to a plague of vampire bats with a virus which compels them to feed on everything in their path. Martin Cruz Smith, author of the best-selling novels, Gorky Park and Polar Star, mixes Indian mythology with virology in this masterful thriller.

    S. Burrows says: "Excellent book."
    "Natures Murders"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The pacing of the book is slow and steady. It needs more tension to increase interest and keep you wanting to turn the preverbal page


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Maybe a preface beforehand about the Indian culture involved, more character development. The characters were a little flat


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Good narration but he didn't change the speed an detention often enough


    Was Nightwing worth the listening time?

    Yes, for sure, that's why I was so frustrated by the things I mentioned in the review


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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