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Jordan

Lanham, MD, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • A People's History of the United States: Highlights from the Twentieth Century

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Howard Zinn
    • Narrated By Matt Damon, Howard Zinn
    Overall
    (632)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (130)

    Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools (with its emphasis on great men in high places) to focus on the street, the home, and the workplace.

    Michael says: "the second half is better"
    "Eye Opening"
    Overall

    This book is a wonderful listen and an eye opening challenge to everything you thought you knew. The book is written/read in nice short sections so you are able to follow the author through time as the story of history unfolds. You will get the giggles as things start to enter your lifetime (like Bill Clinton's Presidency). A true gem.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ashes to Ashes

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By Melissa Leo
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    In a wooded Minneapolis park, a killer performs his profane ritual. He arranges the body to his satisfaction, pours the accelerant, and lights the match. The newspapers have dubbed him the Cremator. Kate Conlan, former FBI agent, faces the most difficult role of her life, for she is the only woman who can stop the Cremator...and she's the one woman he wants next.

    Mario says: "Trash"
    "A bit slow but pays off!"
    Overall

    While the book starts off a bit slow, or at least I could not get into it as easily as some of the other books by this author I am really glad that I hung in there as the book was full of twists and turns. Just when you think "who done it" you are wrong and maybe it is over here it is over there. So well worth the cost and a good older "read".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bloodstream: A Novel of Medical Suspense

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Jan Maxwell
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Tranquility, Maine seems like the perfect place for Dr. Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son from the distractions of the big city - until a deadly epidemic threatens to destroy everyone she loves.

    Jordan says: "Great Listen"
    "Great Listen"
    Overall

    This is my second book by Tess Gerritsen and I have to say I am a new fan and I am just loving her writing style. I don't normally like abridged versions but this was just the right fit to my busy schedule and had the right blend of mystery and little romance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    Overall
    (2312)
    Performance
    (392)
    Story
    (396)

    In A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson takes his ultimate journey - into the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer. It's a dazzling quest, as this insatiably curious writer attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization.

    Brent says: "This audio edition is abridged!"
    "Worth Every Minute"
    Overall

    The average human only lives 650,000 hours. Don't let any more time go by without listening to this book! Maybe it seems a little crazy but knowing a bit about everything is really amazing and Bryson takes us in story format from the beginning to the end. I often find myself listening to: A Short History of Nearly Everything when I just want to unwind. No matter how many times I have heard it I swear I learn something new.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Book of the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (901)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (193)

    Fresh from her bruising battle with a psychopath in Florida, Scarpetta decides it's time for a change of pace. Moving to Charleston, South Carolina, she opens a unique private forensic pathology practice, one in which she and her colleagues, including Pete Marino and her niece, Lucy, offer expert crime-scene investigation and autopsy services to communities lacking local access to competent death investigation and modern technology.

    Bernie says: "Time to end the series"
    "On the Edge Listening"
    Overall

    This was a great listen. I have always enjoyed Cornwell and this was a good on the edge of your seat listen. I would recommend it to anyone looking for that balance of looking behind you with making sure the doors are locked.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Good Manners: Making People Feel Better

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 3 mins)
    • By Deaver Brown
    • Narrated By Deaver Brown
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    Learn the art of good manners in only 60 minutes of conversation and instruction.

    T.L. says: "Simple and Straightforward"
    "Great Listen"
    Overall

    Deaver Brown is great and to the point. Short and easy listens. These lecture style listens are subject sensitive and to the point. While I could have used a bit more on modern day manners (owning a business in 2010) this was great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Girl Missing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (428)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (258)

    She's young. She's beautiful. And her corpse, laid out in the office of Boston medical examiner Cat Novak, betrays no secrets - except for a notebook clutched in one stiff hand, seven numbers scrawled inside. When a second victim is discovered, Cat begins to fear that a serial killer is stalking the city streets: a shadowy madman without mercy or apparent motive. The police are sceptical. The mayor won't listen. And Cat's chief suspect is one of the city's most prominent citizens.

    Debbie Woodruff says: "You Should Know..."
    "Great Book, Not Heavy Romance"
    Overall

    Even Tess Gerritsen states that this was her cross over from "romance" to more of that medical mystery and I have to say that Girl Missing (aka Peggy Sue Got Murdered) was a great mystery and not heavy on romance. Yes there was enough of a romantic tug that I was happy and mad and excited but the story line had me more. I was surprised by the end and enjoyed the way that Gerritsen attempted to adapt the book to be "newer" it is funny though technology is so ever changing we can't ever be on top. I highly recommend this book and now have become a true Tess Gerritsen fan.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Brian Tracy
    • Narrated By Brian Tracy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2263)
    Performance
    (1008)
    Story
    (984)

    There's an old saying: if you eat a live frog first thing each morning, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that it's probably the worst thing you'll do all day. Using "eat that frog" as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also the one that might have the greatest positive impact on your life, Eat That Frog! shows you how to zero in on these critical tasks and organize your day.

    Bilgin Esme says: "Not only procrastination"
    "Good Help When Stuck"
    Overall

    Brian Tracy does a great job helping you face that pile of TO DO. But this book may leave you wondering what to do when your day is filled with nothing but frogs. A quick paper read and a good listen I enjoyed both the print and audio version and recommend this book if you are feeling a bit blocked and looking for ideas on how you can stop feeling behind on just about everything.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zen and the Art of Faking It

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jordan Sonnenblick
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    When eighth-grader San Lee moves to a new town and a new school for the umpteenth time, he doesn't try to make new friends or be a loner or play cool. Instead he sits back and devises a plan to be totally different. When he accidentally answers too many questions in World History on Zen (only because he just had Ancient Religions two schools ago) all heads turn and San has his answer: he's a Zen Master.

    Jordan says: "Wonderful"
    "Wonderful"
    Overall

    I have to say I loved this book. It was so great and well written. It may seem odd but I am in my late 30's and I got this book and just had to giggle and loved it. It is enjoyable for every generation and brought back the angst of junior high and trying to fit in and made me realize that it never really fades. The author does an incredible job telling a story and captivating the characters. I highly recommend this book to readers/listeners of all ages.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Summer's Path

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Scott Blum
    • Narrated By Diane Ray
    Overall
    (861)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (250)

    Summer's Path is the remarkable story of Don Newport, an engineer that comes face to face with his personal destiny under extraordinary circumstances. After losing his job and his health insurance, Don learns he has a terminal disease with only a few months left to live. On his death bed, he meets Robert, a brazen angel of death that promises to help Don with a graceful exit.

    ArtC says: "A bad new-age after-school special"
    "A Delightful Journey"
    Overall

    I found myself wrapped up in this tale and at first could not get into the gist of things but suddenly if paper books are a page turner, I became a audible zombie. I was drawn into wanting to know what was going to happen next. The tale is a wonderful journey of love and then friendship. We add adventure and kindness. I can see how some would not give the book 5 stars but honestly it was a light hearted tale that when told from beginning to end takes you on an adventure that's just right.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deeper Than the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1392)
    Performance
    (785)
    Story
    (779)

    Three children, running in the woods behind their school, stumble upon a partially buried female body, eyes and mouth glued shut. Close behind the children is their teacher, Anne Navarre, shocked by this discovery and heartbroken as she witnesses the end of their innocence. What she doesn't yet realize is that this will mark the end of innocence for an entire community, as the ties that bind families and friends are tested by secrets uncovered in the wake of a serial killer's escalating activity.

    John says: "A pleasant surprise"
    "Deeper then Enjoyed"
    Overall

    This is the first book I have had the chance to listen to by Tami Hong. It was very well written with each chapter narrating perspective through the happenings. The book had me ranging from enjoying a good "edgy" story to sitting on the edge come the end.

    I highly recommend this book to Cornwell/Patterson fans in the vein of Alex Cross with some spice of humanity or reality.

    The book shocks and rivets you off your seat. Events that offend every sense of being in you make unfortunate and perfect sense in the world today.

    Last note, the author did an AMAZING job setting a book written in a time when we had no computers, no DNA databases, and cell phones were bricks to carry. It was a great read/listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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