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Uswin

Fayetteville, NC, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Kiss Me, Kill Me and Other True Cases: Ann Rule's Crime Files, Volume 9

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ann Rule
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    America's #1 true-crime writer reveals how lovers become predators, how sex and lust can push ordinary people to desperate acts, and how investigators and forensics experts work to unravel the most entangled crimes of passion. Extracting behind-the-scenes details, Ann Rule makes these volatile relationships utterly real, and masterfully re-creates the ill-fated chains of events in cases like the ex-Marine and martial arts master who seduced vulnerable women and destroyed their lives, the killer whose calling card was a red rose, and more.

    Wendy says: "Burning"
    "Boring"
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    I have found this to repetitive. Ann rule repeats herself to many times to the point where your like "okay, I get it!" This book is only good for road trips or something mundane like that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Practice to Deceive

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Ann Rule
    • Narrated By Anne Twomey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (51)

    One wintery night on tiny, quiet Whidbey Island off the coast of Washington, Russ Douglas spent Christmas with his estranged wife, Brenna. He left Brenna Douglas's home in Langley on the morning of December 26, 2003 to run some errands. He didn't return - dead of gunshot to the head. The suspects included an aging beauty queen, her guitar-teacher lover, and Russell's widow, Brenna. With her trademark aplomb, Ann Rule unravels the fascinating story of a murder, a small town, and a number of potential killers.

    Mary says: "Really disappoints! What happened Ann Rule?"
    "DO NOT waste your time, money, or credit!!!"
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    This book is one of her worst books to date. It is so drawn out I found myself saying "Are we there yet?!" She repeats her self over and over so many times that I don't need to see the book to recite it word from word. Ann Rule REALLY?! Tell the truth were you reaching a deadline and said, "F@&$ it! They won't know the difference." I notice the difference and I want my credit back.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Crazy Rich Asians

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kevin Kwan
    • Narrated By Lynn Chen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (167)

    Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

    Teresa says: "Narration is horrible"
    "Rich people"
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    Ignorance comes in ALL forms. It's your same 'ol story: two people from different worlds fall madly in love and the rich family doesn't approve. But, still this has new life in this story. So, it doesn't come off boring. It's actually very entertaining. The only problem was the ending, it just dropped. You build all this anticipation getting ready for the big climax and when your right there...nothing. Then your like S-O-B!! But, still a great read...or listen.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • NOS4A2: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Joe Hill
    • Narrated By Kate Mulgrew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2701)
    Performance
    (2500)
    Story
    (2505)

    Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

    Christopher Barnes says: "D*mn near flawless"
    "Another great one"
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    This book was great. The main character was a hot mess, but you still feel for her. The bad guy scared me. This story is about a girl with a taxing gift. She realizes that she isn't the only one with this taxing gift, and not all are nice. Between, this and her home life it takes a toll on her in every aspect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Regrets: And Other True Cases: Ann Rule's Crime Files, Volume 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ann Rule
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    A ship's pilot legendary for guiding mammoth freighters through the narrows of Puget Sound, Rolf Neslund was a proud Norwegian, a ladies' man, and a beloved resident of Washington State's idyllic Lopez Island. Virtually indestructible even into his golden years, he made electrifying headlines more than once: after a ship he was helming crashed into the soaring West Seattle Bridge, causing millions in damages; and following his inexplicable disappearance at age 80. Was he a suicide, a man broken by one costly misstep? Had he run off with a lifelong love? Or did a trail of gruesome evidence lead to the home Rolf shared with his wife, Ruth?

    Uswin says: "Finally...worth it!"
    "Finally...worth it!"
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    I really enjoyed this book. Unlike the others, this book doesn't ramble on and on. Some of the others I would fast forward just to get through it. The cases are interesting as well. It had a ray of different types of cases. I do recommend this book to those who love Ann Rule.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Odd Apocalypse: An Odd Thomas Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2144)
    Performance
    (1890)
    Story
    (1890)

    Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria. In the wake of Odd’s most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent manor’s comforts should be welcome. But there’s far more to Roseland than meets even the extraordinary eye of Odd, who soon suspects it may be more hell than haven.

    D says: "Odd Apocalypse; Oddly Great"
    "Where's the rest?"
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    Don't get wrong I love Odd Thomas (how can you not), but this book was so annoying. I'm tired of Annamarie. Can she say what she means and have the baby and leave. Why are there hog people in the future. There's a time machine, can't we fix the past to fix the future?! Dean knootz- stop giving us these sci fi crap novels!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14528)
    Performance
    (11924)
    Story
    (12549)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Kd says: "Really 2.5"
    "Are you serious"
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    This book is horrible. The narrator is like some whiny teen who tries her best to make the best of this piece of trash. I can't even finish this book it's so bad. The girl is extremely dumb and the guy needs to be locked away from society. What was the writer thinking when they decided that this was a good idea. WRONG!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Body Double: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Anne Heche
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (16)

    Boston medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles literally meets her match, and must face a savage serial killer and shattering personal revelations, in the brilliant new novel of suspense by the New York Times best-selling author of The Surgeon and The Sinner.

    Donna says: "The Apprentice"
    "Great book"
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    My mother was the one who told me about this story and I knew I had to get it. So glad I did. It was a great read. The story has a great flow and the characters are well written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tick Tock

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    Overall
    (328)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (130)

    A strange doll is left on Tommy Phan's front steps, stranger than anyone could ever imagine. Later he hears an odd popping sound and is intrigued to find it coming to life. Tommy pursues the thing as it scrambles away, and then is pursued by it as it evolves from a terrifying and vicious manikin into a larger, more formidable opponent bent on killing him. What in the world is this thing and why is it after him?

    gslindner says: "Quintessential Dean Koontz"
    "Epic Fail"
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    I read the reviews (warnings), but I bought it anyway. The warnings were actually the reason why I got it, they were intriguing. Usually, they are wrong. This is the first time I regret not listening to the reviews. This book is one of Dean Koontz's worst. I've read a lot of his books and usually I am very happy with my book, but not this time. The main character is ashamed of both his family and him self it's sickening. The lady is SO annoying. I think he must of been pressed for time on this book cause it SUCKS!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Best Friend and My Man: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Cydney Rax
    • Narrated By Tina Marie Lovejoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (16)

    Veron Darcey is a 20-something African American woman who wants it all: a successful career, an upwardly mobile life, and a loving, attentive man. But the last few men Veron has been with have either added her to their five-woman rotation or relegated her to the dreaded "just friends" zone. After one particularly bad date, Veron caves in and asks her best friend, Demetria Sparks, to share her secrets. Demetria is a gorgeous woman who has something special - men line up to paint her toenails and lavish her with Caribbean cruises and diamond rings. Demetria tries to give Veron a mind-and-body makeover....

    Nicole says: "Absolute worst book I've ever Read!!!"
    "Boring"
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    This book is stupid. So mad I wasted my money on this crap. The main character can't think for herself. Annoying. Her friend is a gold digging whore who can't control her own love life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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