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D. Gross

Maryland | Member Since 2009

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  • 5 reviews
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  • 6 purchased in 2014
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  • Three Little Words: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ashley Rhodes-Courter
    • Narrated By Ashley Rhodes-Courter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (43)

    Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in 14 different foster homes. As her mother spirals out of control, Ashley is left clinging to an unpredictable, dissolving relationship, all the while getting pulled deeper and deeper into the foster-care system. In this inspiring, unforgettable memoir, Ashley finds the courage to succeed - and in doing so, discovers the power of her own voice.

    Annie says: "Wow! Haunting, riveting, memorable!"
    "Incredible Story"
    Overall

    This is a cohesive, well-told, and incredibly lived story. It's hard to believe that the author was so young when she wrote it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • From Potters Field: A Scarpetta Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (167)

    An unidentified nude female sits propped against a fountain in Central Park. There are no signs of struggle. When Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her colleagues Benton Wesley and Pete Marino arrive on the scene, they instantly recognize the signature of serial killer Temple Brooks Gault. Scarpetta, on assignment with the FBI, visits the New York City morgue on Christmas morning, where she must use her forensic expertise to give a name to the nameless - a difficult task. But as she sorts through conflicting forensic clues, Gault claims his next victim.

    Coooper says: "EXCRUTIATING NARRATOR"
    "A poor reading"
    Overall

    I generally like Patricia Cornwall books, but I simply couldn't stand listening to the reading of this book due to the voice artist's choice of readings. For example, she plays one of the major characters as a monotonic, Dan-Akroyd-in-Dragnet kind of a cop, which might be fine if he wasn't also the protaganoist's lover and needed to show some sensitivity on occassion. Other voices are similary stereotypical and don't display any depth of characters. Normally a lover of audiobooks, this is the first time I've had to stop listening because the reading was SO bad.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Edith Hahn Beer, Susan Dworkin
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (663)
    Performance
    (309)
    Story
    (307)

    Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman, so she went underground.

    Catherine says: "An Amazing Story & Narration"
    "Fantastic!"
    Overall

    An incredible story. Well written, well told, very well read. Provides great insights on what it was like to live as a Jew in Vienna, and then what it was like to live as an imposter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silent Land: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Graham Joyce
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (52)

    In the French Pyrenees, a young married couple is buried under a flash avalanche while skiing. Miraculously, Jake and Zoe dig their way out from under the snow - only to discover the world they knew has been overtaken by an eerie and absolute silence. Their hotel is devoid of another living soul. Cell phones and land lines are cut off. An evacuation as sudden and thorough as this leaves Jake and Zoe to face a terrifying situation alone.

    Linda B says: "A sad, sweet love fantasy"
    "A compelling story"
    Overall

    It's a great story, and not as predictable as one might think. My only complaint is that the reader makes the characters, particularly the female character, seem vapid. But the story is so good that it's worth it anyway.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (707)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
    (325)

    As plans got under way for the Allied invasion of Sicily in June 1943, British counter-intelligence agent Ewen Montagu masterminded a scheme to mislead the Germans into thinking the next landing would occur in Greece. This extraordinary operation called for a dead body, dressed as a Royal Marine officer and carrying false information about a pending Allied invasion of Greece, to wash up on a Spanish shore near the town of a known Nazi agent.

    Jack M says: "Better than the movie"
    "Cliffhanger thrills"
    Overall

    Even though you know the ending, this is like a cliffhanger. A fantastic story, well written and well read

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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