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Sue

Houston, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 5 reviews
  • 11 ratings
  • 254 titles in library
  • 46 purchased in 2014
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  • The Next Time You See Me

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Holly Goddard Jones
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (221)

    Thirteen-year-old Emily Houchens doesn’t have many friends; her classmates find her strange. When one day she happens upon a dead body hidden in the woods near her house in Roma, Kentucky, she decides not to tell anyone about her discovery - a choice that begins to haunt her. Susanna Mitchell has always been a good girl, the dutiful daughter and wife. While her older sister, Ronnie, trolled bars for men and came home late, Susanna kept a neat house, a respectable job, and a young daughter.

    Tango says: "Fascinating Characters - Great Book!"
    "confusion"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't know but I selected it based on a review I read.


    Has The Next Time You See Me turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, not necessarily.


    Did Cassandra Campbell do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    She was easy to listen to


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment as I was expecting better based on the review I read


    Any additional comments?

    jumped back and forth too much for my taste. Hard to follow and try to determine the main idea or plot.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mistress

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson, David Ellis
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (287)
    Performance
    (255)
    Story
    (254)

    James Patterson's scariest, sexiest stand-alone thriller since The Quickie. Ben isn't like most people. Unable to control his racing thoughts, he's a man consumed by his obsessions: movies, motorcycles, presidential trivia - and Diana Hotchkiss, a beautiful woman Ben knows he can never have. When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben's infatuation drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life.

    gerald says: "If you enjoy JP don't waste time with this one"
    "Not typical Patterson"
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    Where does Mistress rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have currently been trying to listen to it. Wow. I can't keep up. All these references to movies and their stars are totally distracting and boring. Maybe thats because I'm not a movie fan, I dont know. This certainly isnt your typical Patterson novel.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He didnt, it was the plot


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Beats me


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28401)
    Performance
    (22128)
    Story
    (22351)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    GS says: "Conflicting Emotions"
    "Fell short"
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    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I loved the first two books and couldn't wait to listen to Mockingjay. It fell short in my opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Oath of Office

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Michael Palmer
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (471)
    Performance
    (371)
    Story
    (370)

    From the New York Times best-selling author of A Heartbeat Away and The Last Surgeon comes a shocking new novel at the crossroads of politics and medicine. What if a well respected doctor inexplicably goes on a murderous rampage? When Dr. John Meacham goes on a shooting spree, his business partner, staff, and two patients are killed in the bloodbath. Then Meacham turns the gun on himself.

    NYNM says: "Corny!!"
    "spellbinding"
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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    This book and author was recommended by a friend. I am anxious to read more of his work as MIchael Palmer was new to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35969)
    Performance
    (26967)
    Story
    (27351)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Surprisingly good."
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    Would you listen to The Hunger Games again? Why?

    Can't say for sure but do want to get the next in the series.


    Any additional comments?

    Originally bought it out of curiosity after all the press about it. I was surpised that I really enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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