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52 weeks, 52 books

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  • 369 titles in library
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  • Strip Tease

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (454)
    Performance
    (357)
    Story
    (360)

    No matter what you heard or thought about the movie version of Strip Tease, forget it. Film simply can’t catch the layers of humor, satire, and imagination that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Hiaasen creates in each of his novels.

    Edmond Clement says: "A total delightr"
    "Rediscovering Hiaasen"
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    Any additional comments?

    I discovered Hiaason's children books first and loved their emphasis on kids solving environmental problems. I have been delighted to discover his adult books! The characters and settings are quirky but that same sense of seeking justice for all creatures flows throughout.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Northern Lights

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Gary Littman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1041)
    Performance
    (735)
    Story
    (746)

    Lunacy was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town. Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose, he finds his first few weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But that's about to change.

    Michele says: "Makes you want to see Alaska for yourself"
    "Entertaining mystery/romance"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    Quirky, likable characters and a magnificent Alaskan scene.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a romance and a mystery and both work. I think the sex scenes were a little over the top--got the feeling Roberts had more fun writing them than I did hearing them. Still, I liked the characters---even the curmedgeons. I don't think I learned anything about life but it did keep me on my feet and working on a long day.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eifelheim

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Michael Flynn
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (384)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (83)

    In 1349, one small town in Germany disappeared and was never resettled. Tom, a contemporary historian, and his theoretical-physicist girlfriend, Sharon, become interested. By all logic, the town should have survived, but it didn't. Why? What was special about Eifelheim that it utterly disappeared more than 600 years ago?

    Andrew says: "Poignant, Profound, Absorbing and deeply moving."
    "History, science, and sci-fi"
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    Any additional comments?

    A town disappeared eight centuries ago and was never rebuilt. And it was a hub town--those around it are still there but the hub is vacant. Why? The author's descriptions of the 13th century are so detailed and moving that those of the current times seem stark in comparison. I've read far enough to know that aliens are involved--yup, star travelers that are at once more intelligent and less moral. They can't understand why a landholder would negotiate with his workers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Ghost Writer: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By Roger Rees
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (447)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (147)

    Adam Lang has been Britain’s longest serving—and most controversial—prime minister of the last half century. As pressure mounts for Lang to complete this memoirs, he hires a professional ghostwriter to finish the book. As he sets to work, the ghostwriter discovers many more secrets than Lang intends to reveal, secrets with the power to alter world politics - secrets with the power to kill.

    Jim says: "What a HUGE Surprise!"
    "Some nice twists"
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    Any additional comments?

    Okay, I'm a political junky and this is about politcs---kind of. The former prime minister of England has a huge prepayment to get a book out and his ghost writer--a long-time staff member--dies mysteriously. His replacement finds the book is nearly hopeless but everyone is very nice---and very watchful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jon Ronson
    • Narrated By Jon Ronson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1933)
    Performance
    (1513)
    Story
    (1512)

    The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues.

    Robert says: "Interesting but wandering"
    "An exploration"
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    Any additional comments?

    This book is an exploration of the test and its possible applications for good and bad. The author doesn't push one point of view as much as describe the views of others. Interesting. I would have liked to be able to see the entire test...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cat's Table

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Michael Ondaatje
    • Narrated By Michael Ondaatje
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (202)

    In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the “cat’s table” - as far from the Captain’s Table as can be - with a ragtag group of “insignificant” adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the place like freed mercury.

    Amanda says: "Superb - But Not For All Readers or All Situations"
    "Boys at sea"
    Overall
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    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Ondaatje writes of a trip across the Indian Ocean and on to London when he was about 12. Now and then he follows a character to the current day. The boys did a lot of mischief, even helping a professional thief on ship, and met some interesting people. It is a memoir--far more interesting than anything in my life--but I did miss a plot.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 1Q84

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
    • Narrated By Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3692)
    Performance
    (3215)
    Story
    (3187)

    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

    A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

    Amanda says: "WOW, WOW, WOW."
    "Way too long"
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    Any additional comments?

    Yes, I was drawn into the characters enough to endure all 46 hours, but this is one book that needs an abridged edition. We get a complete description of some events from three persons' points of view...we have to know everything they noticed or thought so many details are covered three times. And the main character has the habit of rephrasing things people say.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The House on the Strand

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated By Michael Maloney
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Dick Young stays in his friend Professor Magnus Lane's house in Cornwall, on the understanding he will be a guinea-pig for a new drug that Magnus has developed. As a result of the experiment he is transported back to fourteenth century Cornwall.

    Shanna says: "Too much left out! I miss theUNABRIDGED Version!"
    "Another du Maurier classic."
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    Is it hallucination or time travel? Du Maurier does not make it easy to discern. What is clear is that it is addicting. Terribly so. I can't believe I hadn't heard of this writer earlier and I am enjoying catching up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Symbol

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8505)
    Performance
    (2757)
    Story
    (2823)

    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

    Frank says: "Not his best"
    "Food for thought"
    Overall

    This is a thriller with a "Dan Brown twist" or two that I did not predict. The religious views of a Mason, a Catholic, a skeptic--as well as an insane devotee of the old gods--play off one another throughout the book. The last hour of narration is Dan Brown's attempt at creating an amalgam of the beliefs. I liked it when a man who believed in a greater God explained the benefits of prayer even if there were not god. Apparently the other reviewers did not...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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