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  • 4 reviews
  • 35 ratings
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  • 9 purchased in 2015

  • Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Peter Golenbock, Jose Baez
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione

    When Caylee Anthony was reported missing in Orlando, Florida, in July 2008, the public spent the next three years following the investigation and the eventual trial of her mother, Casey Anthony. On July 5, 2011, the case that captured headlines worldwide exploded when, against all odds, defense attorney Jose Baez delivered one of the biggest legal upsets in American history: a not-guilty verdict.

    Tracy says: "Blah, blah, blah"
    "liked the book could not put it down"
    Where does Presumed Guilty rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    because this is a true story and describes very well what Beaz' motivations and thoughts were behind his defending. This side of the story needed to be told and deserved to be told. It was a shame to see how the media had decided to declare CA guilty before the trial and went out of its way to prove this. Media coverage during this trial was very manipulative and unilateral therefore I greatly welcomed to hear another side of the story but there is still a part of me wondering whether it was ethically correct for a lawyer to write this book.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cheney Mason too bad he was not mentioned more often.

    Any additional comments?

    The Casey Anthony story has taught me a lot,we never will know for sure what really happened. It might be possible that she is innocent. It was a shame to see how many people, influenced by the media, were and are willing to display so much hatred and call themselves Christian in the same sentence.
    This shows to me how we all are being influenced by the mass media, maybe we should give some thought to that..... How far are we willing to go as a result of this?........

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family - 1968 to the Present

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By J. Randy Taraborrelli
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    For more than half a century, Americans have been captivated by the Kennedys - their joy and heartbreak, tragedy and triumph, the dark side and the remarkable achievements. In this ambitious and sweeping account, Taraborrelli continues the family chronicle begun with his best-selling Jackie, Ethel, Joan and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the years "after Camelot."

    karyn says: "A Fantastic Listen!!! Highly Recommend!"
    "what a great listen I enjoyed every minute"
    If you could sum up After Camelot in three words, what would they be?


    What about Robert Petkoff’s performance did you like?

    I very much liked Robert Petkoff’s performance, there was never a dull moment listening to him.

    Any additional comments?

    Especially with these kind of books I am missing a table of contents. Just in case I would want to re listen certain parts there would be no way finding these particular parts .........

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hypnotizing the Devil: The True Story of a Hypnotist Who Treated the Psychotic Son of Saddam Hussein

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Larry Garrett
    • Narrated By Larry Garrett

    Everyone remembers where they were during the September 11 attacks in New York. Larry Garrett, a Chicago hypnotist will never forget, since he was in Saddam Hussein's palace in Baghdad with Uday Hussein, Saddam's eldest son. After an assassination attempt on Uday's life, Larry Garrett was brought in to help with the recovery from the mental and physical pain. Larry writes about his account of dealing with the man often referred to as a psychopath, the CIA, a palace full of guards with machine guns, and visiting Babylon.

    Verena says: "thank you Mr Garrett for this exceptional read"
    "thank you Mr Garrett for this exceptional read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If one is ready to open up their mind to the possibility that there is something good even within the evil, this is a perfect book to listen to. It is so easy to see 'bad' within the 'evil', it is a blessing to find good within the 'bad'

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Qanta A. Ahmed
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Unexpectedly denied a visa to remain in the United States, Qanta Ahmed, a young British Muslim doctor, becomes an outcast in motion. On a whim, she accepts an exciting position in Saudi Arabia. This is not just a new job; this is a chance at adventure in an exotic land she thinks she understands, a place she hopes she will belong. What she discovers is vastly different. The Kingdom is a world apart, a land of unparalleled contrast. She finds rejection and scorn in the places she believed would most embrace her.

    Kimmarie says: "Women under war"
    "just loved this story"
    Would you listen to In the Land of Invisible Women again? Why?

    I really enjoyed listening to Quanta's story because liked her as person, it was very easy to see her experiences through her eyes.

    What did you like best about this story?

    I originally had purchased this book out of cultural interest, but as I read this shifted more to be interested in who Quanta is and how she feels as a person about the daily life in Saudi-Arabia

    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved that she met this doctor, I can not remember his name, she fell in love with. For some reason I kept hoping for a happy end ..........

    Any additional comments?

    The storyline is well structured and well narrated

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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