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Susan

"Without work nothing grows but weeds." (Pres. Hinkley)

Vicksburg, MS, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 4 reviews
  • 21 ratings
  • 362 titles in library
  • 76 purchased in 2014
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  • Punished

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 11 mins)
    • By David Lubar
    • Narrated By Noah Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (2)
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    (2)
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    (2)

    Logan and his friend Benedict run into the wrong guy at the library - literally. When Logan slams into the reference guy in the basement and gives him a little lip, Logan gets punished, really and truly punished. He has three days to complete three tasks before Professor Wordsworth will lift the magical punishment that keeps getting Logan in even more trouble.

    Susan says: "It is very punny, but not very funny"
    "It is very punny, but not very funny"
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    I wanted to like this book, but I didn't. The whole story is too contrived. I'm really sorry that I bought it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Do or Die: An Inspector Green Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Barbara Fradkin
    • Narrated By Kevin Kraft
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Another freezing winter descends in seeming peace upon the Northern Ontario lake where realtor Belle Palmer lives genteelly with her dog, tropical fishes and classic film collection. But the snow-laden tranquility is tragically disturbed when a good friend is lost in a freak snowmobile accident on an isolated lake. Or so it seems. Belle and others suspect foul play, but a motive and a criminal prove hard to find. Resort owners, anti-environmentalists and the new local drug dealers may all have had reason to want Jim Burian quietly removed, and information isn't forthcoming.

    Susan says: "An introduction to Inspector Mike Green"
    "An introduction to Inspector Mike Green"
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    I have to say, that it is probably a good thing that the first book I listened to by Barbara Fradkin was The Fifth Son, because I really enjoyed that book, and I liked Inspector Mike Green. He wasn't quite as likeable in this novel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fifth Son

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Barbara Fradkin
    • Narrated By Kevin Kraft
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Accident or suicide? That's the simple question put to Inspector Michael Green when a derelict stranger falls to his death from an abandoned church tower in a quiet river village at the edge of his jurisdiction. But when the victim turns out be a long-lost son of a local farm family cursed in recent years by tragedy, madness, and death, Green begins to suspect something far more sinister is at work. Probing the family's past, he uncovers a toxic mix of rigid fundamentalism, teenage rebellion, and a family secret so horrific that 20 years later, someone is still desperate to prevent the truth from coming to light.

    Susan says: "This book is great introduction to a new author"
    "This book is great introduction to a new author"
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    This is the first book I have ever listened to by Barbara Fradkin. I think it is probably the first I've listened to that was set in Canada as well. The performance is enjoyable. I wanted to listen to more by this author after listening to this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Brian Selznick
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    Overall
    (313)
    Performance
    (234)
    Story
    (241)

    Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life and his most precious secret are put in jeopardy.

    Jolie says: "engaging story for the whole family"
    "Buy the book with illustrations!!!"
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    I love listening to audio books, but this is one book that you need to get with all of the pictures. You lose a lot going with the audio version. That said, this book failed to deliver what it promised. It promised a great story about a boy and an automan. The first half even begins to deliver on that promise, but suddenly the story I wanted to read is shoved aside to celebrate some bitter old man who was a silent film maker. I felt ripped off. However, if you get the physical book with illustrations, some of that feeling is negated by awesome illustrations and pictures of the movies by this silent film maker, and you do want to know more about him.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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