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KMW

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  • The Radicalism of the American Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gordon S. Wood
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (69)

    Grand in scope, rigorous in its arguments, and elegantly synthesizing 30 years of scholarship, Gordon S. Wood's Pulitzer Prize–winning book analyzes the social, political, and economic consequences of 1776. In The Radicalism of the American Revolution, Wood depicts not just a break with England, but the rejection of an entire way of life: of a society with feudal dependencies, a politics of patronage, and a world view in which people were divided between the nobility and "the Herd."

    Cynthia says: "Changed the Way I Think"
    "Interesting book, boring audio!"
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    So weird, this reader is actually pretty good in the fiction he reads. Perhaps his boredom with history accounts for how bad the reading is. Blech.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Demon Lover: The Fairwick Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Juliet Dark
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (77)

    Since accepting a teaching position at remote Fairwick College in upstate New York, Callie McFay has experienced the same disturbingly erotic dream every night: A mist enters her bedroom then takes the shape of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her in the most toe-curling, wholly satisfying ways possible. But Callie soon realizes that her dreams are alarmingly real. She has a demon lover - an incubus - and he will seduce her, pleasure her, and eventually suck the very life from her. Then Callie makes another startling discovery....

    Amazon Customer says: "At first I was wary..."
    "At first I was wary..."
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    Any additional comments?

    I have been trying to decide whether or not to buy this book for awhile now. One review said it was like A Discovery of Witches or The Historian...and I loved those books very much. BUT...another review said it was nothing of the sort. Luckily I remembered Audible's return policy and so I took the risk and bought the book. At first the book seemed like a bodice ripper so just as I decided to return it, I fell asleep. The part I later woke up to was certainly NOT a bodice ripper, in fact was much like ADoW...so I went back to the beginning and listened again. Honestly, I like it!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Schism: Triad, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Suzanne Weintraub, Catherine Asaro
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    In 2002, Catherine Asaro won the Nebula Award for The Quantum Rose, the sixth novel in her Saga of the Skolian Empire. This very same novel was also named Best SF Novel by the Romantic Times. Schism: Part One of Triad is the 10th novel in this multiple award-winning series

    Rebecca says: "Poor Narrator Distracts from Good Book"
    "Horrible Narrator."
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    What didn’t you like about Suzanne Weintraub and Catherine Asaro ’s performance?

    I have to agree that Suzanne Weintraub may be the worst narrator, ever. She can't pronounce Behemoth! I guess she is a reader of medical texts but the mind boggles at what she does with medical language. I only have to suffer through one more book Ms Weintraub narrates, and for that I am thankful.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Let Me In

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By John Ajvide Lindqvist
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (468)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (292)

    Let Me In is the horrific tale of Oskar and Eli. It begins with the grizzly discovery of the body of a teenage boy, emptied of blood. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last - revenge for all the bad things the bullies at school do to him. While Oskar is fascinated by the murder, it is not the most important thing in his life. A new girl has moved in next door. They become friends. Then something more. But there is something wrong with her, something odd.

    neil says: "Not for everyone"
    "Ick..."
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    This was listed on The Historian page on Audible as a book that people who liked The Historian liked this one. The Historian is a lovely and elegant story about...well, you know! This book is icky, gritty, has a child continually beaten up and basically tortured, and I gave up when a hint of pedophilia cropped up. I need to contact Audible and get this yucky thing removed from my list of books as my children often dip into my account.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Michael Scott
    • Narrated By Denis O'Hare
    Overall
    (2349)
    Performance
    (1211)
    Story
    (1233)

    Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest alchemist of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives, but only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.

    Allison says: "High Fantasty in a modern world setting"
    "Is Michael Scott really JK Rawling?"
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    Nicholas Flamel is a character in the first Harry Potter, right? This is the woman who sues anyone for the slightest HINT of copyright infringement, right?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated By Richard M. Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (330)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (114)

    Talk about a fish story! New York Times and Harper's columnist Mark Kurlansky offers "history filtered through the gills of the fish trade." David McCullough, the historian behind John Adams, says Kurlansky's "charming tale" of a "seemingly improbable idea" will change the way people think of the fish and the history.

    Karen says: "A great fish story"
    "More like a coffee table book than a real history!"
    Overall

    The subject is so thin, the author padded the book out by throwing in every cod recipe he could find and many, many random quotes. Also, a good part of the book discusses how sad it is for fishing towns and generational fishermen to not have cod to fish anymore. The explanation about how modern fishing techniques ruined its own industry is pretty good. I just wonder if it is worth a whole book?

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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