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springn1

Alma, MI United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Suttree

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (207)

    No discussion of great modern authors is complete without mention of Cormac McCarthy, whose rare and blazing talent makes his every work a true literary event. A grand addition to the American literary canon, Suttree introduces readers to Cornelius Suttree, a man who abandons his affluent family to live among a dissolute array of vagabonds along the Tennessee river.

    Melinda says: "Glorious Flotsam & Jetsam on the River Styx"
    "Great writing, terrible story"
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    Cormac McCarthy is an excellent writer. However, this story was very weak. There was really no story, just a bunch a individual unconnected events. If the same story had been written by a different writer it would likely have not been published. Overall, I'm very disappointed.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3509)
    Performance
    (3142)
    Story
    (3171)

    From the streets of Iraq to the mountaintops of Afghanistan and to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group - commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines. No Easy Day puts listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives.

    Darwin8u says: "Gripping, first-hand narrative of Op Neptune Spear"
    "Interesting"
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    The narration was good. Most of the book was about the training, selection process, and past missions the the author, but it was interesting to hear the actual events of the raid.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hydrogen Sonata

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated By Peter Kenny
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (239)

    The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, provably, the End Days for the Gzilt civilization. An ancient people, organized on military principles and yet almost perversely peaceful, the Gzilt helped set up the Culture 10,000 years earlier and were very nearly one of its founding societies, deciding not to join only at the last moment. Now they've made the collective decision to follow the well-trodden path of millions of other civilizations; they are going to Sublime, elevating themselves to a new and almost infinitely more rich and complex existence.

    Ethan M. says: "Culture meets Hitchhiker's Guide & Da Vinca Code"
    "Good I.M. Banks book"
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    Not Banks best work, but definitely entertaining. The narrator does a good job with different voices so it's easier to distinguish the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doomsday Book

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2115)
    Performance
    (1426)
    Story
    (1445)

    For Oxford student Kivrin, traveling back to the 14th century is more than the culmination of her studies - it's the chance for a wonderful adventure. For Dunworthy, her mentor, it is cause for intense worry about the thousands of things that could go wrong.

    Sara says: "A Haunting First Book in the Series"
    "Long and goes nowhere"
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    It is very long. It takes forever to get to a point of interest. There's very little suspense or conflict in the story.

    1 of 1 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
    (35035)
    Performance
    (26096)
    Story
    (26466)

    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"
    "Good, but a little predictable"
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    Good overall. A little predictable at most parts. But a good teen book. I'll have to watch the movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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