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  • Brimstone

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois

    Behind the gates of a fabulous Hampton estate, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers the carnage of a gruesome crime, a nightmare of seemingly supernatural origin. The smoldering remains of infamous art critic Jeremy Grove, a melted cross branding his chest, are found in a locked, barricaded attic. The hoofprint singed into the floorboards and the smell of brimstone recall the legendary horrors that befall those who make a pact with the Devil.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "Couldn't put it down"
    "Great book"

    The story is excellent, the narrator is excellent--no other reader seems to capture the characters as well. Like most of the books by this author, you need to be a thinking reader/listener--and sometimes you need to forget to be...but overall, an excellent listen.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Assault on Reason

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Al Gore
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Here is a visionary analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith have combined with the public sphere's degradation to create an environment dangerously hostile to reason. Never has there been a worse time for us to lose the capacity to face the reality of our long-term challenges, from national security to the economy, from issues of health and social welfare to the environment. As The Assault on Reason explains, we have precious little time to waste.

    Walter says: "Partisan but Valuable"

    There are many books out there which identify problems. This one critically evaluates our society and offers reasonable solutions. In addition, reading it was like getting a massage for my brain. This was one of the few mainstream books I have read lately that actually expected me to have a brain with something inside it, as opposed to an empty vessel to be filled. It made me sad to listen to such wise counsel from someone who was denied the ability to use it to help our society. I thought about where we might be as a country if only we had a thoughtful leader instead of one that seems to believe that thinking is someone else's job...

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick

    Former naval doctor Peter Crane is summoned to a remote oil platform in the North Atlantic to help diagnose a bizarre medical condition. But when he arrives, Crane learns that the real trouble lies far below on "Deep Storm", a stunningly advanced science-research facility built two miles beneath the surface on the ocean floor. The top-secret structure has been designed for one purpose: to excavate a recently discovered undersea site that may hold the answers to an ancient mystery.

    Tom says: "Must Read"
    "weak story"

    I have read or listened to many books by Lincoln &/or Child. This is the worst by far. It is not written like a book--it is a screenplay--with descriptions of what is happening and no internal dialogue--merely enough information for you to "hear" the person's tone of voice or anticipate their body language. I kind of expect to understand how the characters are thinking and emotionally reacting to events at a deeper level to really feel satisfied with a novel--even one I read to relax. The story is not complex enough and I was not impressed with the technical details of the facility. I think the author forgot that for a story to be interesting, you have to care about the characters or be interested in what happens to them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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