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Barbara

pensacola, florida | Member Since 2010

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  • The Sot-Weed Factor

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John Barth
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    Considered by critics to be Barth's most distinguished novel, The Sot-Weed Factor has acquired the status of a modern classic. Set in the late 1600s, it recounts the chaotic odyssey of the hapless, ungainly Ebeneezer Cooke. Cooke is sent to the New World to oversee his father's tobacco business and to record the struggles of the Maryland colony in an epic poem. On his mission, he is captured by pirates and Indians; loses his father's estate to roguish impostors; falls in love with a former prostitute; and meets a gallery of treacherous characters who continually switch identities.

    Janice says: "An adventure full of bawdy humour, wit and wonder"
    "Unexpected Gem!"
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    If you could sum up The Sot-Weed Factor in three words, what would they be?

    Once i got past the old english language i was hooked. the story has countless twists and turns that keep you guessing.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Until Tuesday

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Luis Carlos Montalvan
    • Narrated By Luis Carlos Montalvan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (712)
    Performance
    (552)
    Story
    (557)

    A highly decorated captain in the U.S. Army, Luis Montalvan never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home, however, the pressures of his physical wounds, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. In constant physical pain, he soon found himself unable to climb a simple flight of stairs or face a bus ride to the VA hospital. He drank; he argued; he cut himself off from those he loved. Then Luis met Tuesday, a beautiful and sensitive golden retriever....

    Char says: "Very Good Book"
    "Pleasant Read"
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    What made the experience of listening to Until Tuesday the most enjoyable?

    The feel-good feeling you got when you understood the story. the reader imparts the reality of being a soldier living with PTSD; it opened my eyes to how this issue can plague our bravest men/women.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    n/a


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Chopin Manuscript: A Serial Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Lee Child, David Corbett, Joseph Finder, and others
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    Overall
    (2103)
    Performance
    (474)
    Story
    (489)

    15 thriller masters. 1 masterful thriller! Former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton possesses a previously unknown score by Frederic Chopin. But he is unaware that, within it's handwritten notes, lies a secret that now threatens the lives of thousands of Americans. As he races from Poland to the U.S. to uncover the mystery of the manuscript, Middleton will be accused of murder, pursued by federal agents, and targeted by assassins.

    BSquared67 says: "A rollicking thriller"
    "surprising twists and turns"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Chopin Manuscript the most enjoyable?

    There were various twists at each chapter that kept me guessing as to who the ultimate culprate was.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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