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Floyd

Warrensburg, MS, USA | Member Since 2004

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  • Misery Loves Maggody

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Joan Hess
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (14)

    Maggody Police Chief Arly Hanks is all shook up when she hears that her mother collapsed during a pilgrimage to Graceland and is in a Memphis hospital. Another member of the tour is pushed to her death from a hotel balcony. A prominent Maggody citizen stands accused of the murder. Arly's suspicious mind tells her to snap into action--it's now or never--before the touring residents of Maggody are returned to sender ... in a hearse.

    Kathleen says: "Funniest Yet!"
    "Awful - horrible waste of time"
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    What would have made Misery Loves Maggody better?

    I never write reviews and hesitate to write only when I dislike something but this was truly awful. Uninteresting characters; horrible dialog; the story built around an event we can't care about, etc. I'm sorry there is a refund option.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
    • Narrated By Jeremy Bobb
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (293)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (258)

    For four years, from the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy until after the election of Lyndon Johnson, Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to guard the glamorous and private Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. During those four years, he went from being a reluctant guardian to a fiercely loyal watchdog and friend. Looking back, Clint Hill tells his story for the first time, offering a tender and tragic portrayal of how a Secret Service agent who started life in an orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the First Lady who captivated first the nation and then the world.

    alexis says: "This Memoir is a Blessing!"
    "Captivating inside look"
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    I would have given this 5 stars in the "overall" category because I liked everything about this book. It's inside look at how the White House occupants interact with the Secret Service and, of course, and the point of view of someone who was so intimately present at the Kennedy assassination. The one thing that bothered me is the reproduction of conversations that come across as verbatim and have to have be the author's remembrances of what was said many years ago. The conversations give an undeniable immediacy to the story but make me a little nervous about the accuracy of the quotations.

    Beyond that, it was a wonderful listen and unique view of a significant historical event.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (18213)
    Performance
    (16205)
    Story
    (16163)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "A terrific story - always interesting"
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    Where does 11-22-63 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the best I've listened to


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was hesitant as I had never listened to a Stephen King book but this was relentlessly inventive considering that it was built around historical facts.


    Any additional comments?

    I lose interest often when a book goes on for too long. This was not the case with this book. This book was interesting and fascinating right through to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Life of Unlearning: One Man's Journey to Find the Truth

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Anthony Venn-Brown
    • Narrated By David Tredinnick
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    This is a story about living your truth, embracing who you are and living the life you were meant to live. Whether you're gay or straight, a Christian or a non believer, you'll find relevance in Anthony's tale.

    Floyd says: "It wasn't easy, but I'm still here!"
    "It wasn't easy, but I'm still here!"
    Overall

    I had read reviews of ex-New Jersey Governor James McGreevey's autobiography, "Confession" when I ran across Venn-Brown's book. The two books make interesting bookends on the whole issue of society coming to grips with high-profile leaders as they are part of and ultimately change the political and social dynamics of our society.

    They share a lot of characteristics - men in very public lives, married, with children, always struggling with their homosexuality and denying it to themselves and expressing it in furtive ways.

    Venn-Brown's experience is all the more powerful because not only was religion a conflicting factor in both of the these men's lives, Venn-Brown was a leader in the evangelical movement. He ultimately decides that he can no longer stay in his marriage (unlike the recently disgraced Ted Haggard in the US) and sets out to learn to love himself.

    Ultimately, this means getting rid of the baggage that society and religion regularly imputes to the character of members of the gay community.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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