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Taylor

dorchester, MA, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • 7 ratings
  • 264 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • A Time to Kill & The King of Torts

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    Overall
    (758)
    Performance
    (612)
    Story
    (611)

    The life of a 10-year-old black girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime, until her father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands.

    Paul Cragin says: "Lively voices tell gripping plot"
    "racist trash"
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    Story
    What would have made A Time to Kill & The King of Torts better?

    weak story with all characters stereotypes, ambitious macho lawyer, weak sexually available women, and dull witted violent blacks.
    No more Grisham for me.


    Would you ever listen to anything by John Grisham again?

    no. awful.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Beck’s performances?

    not if there are black characters.


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia Highsmith: Selected Novels and Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot, Cassandra Campbell
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (61)

    The remarkable renaissance of Patricia Highsmith continues with the publication of Patricia Highsmith: Selected Novels and Short Stories, featuring two groundbreaking novels as well as a trove of penetrating short stories. With a critical introduction by Joan Schenkar, situating Highsmith’s classic works within her own tumultuous life, this book provides a useful guide to some of her most dazzlingly seductive writing.

    Linda J. Westerschulte says: "Strangers on a Train"
    "excellent writer and good performers"
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    What made the experience of listening to Patricia Highsmith the most enjoyable?

    Stranger on a Train (yes the book Hitchcock based his great movie on) is the best kind of psychological thriller.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grasshopper

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Barbara Vine
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Young Clodagh Brown loves to climb, especially the giant electrical pylons that form a neat row outside her parents’ home. When this obsession breeds tragedy, her shamed family sends her to London for college. As a respite from insufferable classes, she begins climbing atop the local houses with her unique band of friends. But it is a practice that lands the group in a kidnapping scandal - and leads to a terrifying climax on the rooftops. Grasshopper is a meticulously crafted novel - a sharp and textured thriller....

    Taylor says: "should be half the length"
    "should be half the length"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Grasshopper better?

    I like some of Vine's books a lot but this one is too long for the story. She repeats herself continuously; on and on and on with very little development in the plot.
    Triple yawn.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ground Beneath Her Feet

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (25)

    Salman Rushdie is widely considered one of a handful of truly great living writers. The internationally acclaimed, Booker Prize-winning author's storytelling shines in this epic love story, a modern retelling of the myth of Orpheus.

    Julie says: "Okay, Salmon, We get that you're a genious already"
    "blah blah blah! learn to say it with less"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    no,


    What does Steven Crossley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    good reader, long winded story and this coming from someone who loves War and Peace!


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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