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Judith

I'm a self-employed woman who enjoys historical fiction, mysteries and thrillers, political and law fiction, and self-development. I enjoy an intellectual challenge. I'm married for 25 years and have a daughter in college.

Beacon, NY, USA | Member Since 2006

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  • 0 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2014
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  • Rabbit, Run

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (266)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (104)

    Harry Angstrom was a star basketball player in high school and that was the best time of his life. Now in his mid-20s, his work is unfulfilling, his marriage is moribund, and he tries to find happiness with another woman. But happiness is more elusive than a medal, and Harry must continue to run--from his wife, his life, and from himself, until he reaches the end of the road and has to turn back....

    J. Kovler says: "A Thinking Man's Novel"
    "Not for the depressed"
    Overall

    Wonderful descriptive narrative, a look into the soul of a man leaving his son and family and justifying it. I didn't finish it yet, but I will, I can recognize good literature, which this is, but right now, I just can't stomach it's subject.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22289)
    Performance
    (8962)
    Story
    (9036)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Current and Intelligently Entertaining"
    Overall

    I was facinated by the similarities in the financial and economical accounts in this book to our economy's struggles here in the US. This author made these usually somnambulistic topics not only understandable, but interesting to this mere financial mortal. There are some great lines in this book, a lot really, of the caliber of iconic quotes such as, "Never tell anyone outside the family what you're thinking!" (The Godfather). I thought it was THAT good. The narration was perfection. Plus, it was a great murder mystery. The best book I've read in a while, up there with Attonement and Pillar's of the Earth. I'll be on the lookout for the next book by this author. Just Excellent. Thanks.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11958)
    Performance
    (4388)
    Story
    (4417)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Got 40 hours to kill? You’ll find the time when you start listening to Lee’s take on Follett’s epic – and widely celebrated – novel of 12th-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...and of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame....

    Judith says: "Couldn't Take My Buds Out"
    "Couldn't Take My Buds Out"
    Overall

    I thought, whew, 40 hours, but I really enjoyed it. One of those books that keeps you up late.
    I liked the way the story moved. My only complaint was the repeaded rapes and the details of step by step sex, which, I personally find boring by most writers, I did >> a couple of times. I'm downloading the sequel now, so that tells the real tale. If you like family and political sagas, you won't be disappointed.

    61 of 65 people found this review helpful

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