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Patricia

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  • Chasing Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1485)
    Performance
    (988)
    Story
    (995)

    Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping. Flying past towering pillars of smoke, parachuting down to the edge of an all-consuming blaze, shoveling and sawing for hours upon hours, days at a time, all to hold the line and push back against the raw power of Mother Nature. But there’s also little else as thrilling - at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are one of the most exclusive firefighting squads in the nation, and the job is in Rowan’s blood: her father is a legend in the field. She’s been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday.

    M. Davis says: "Another winner by Roberts!"
    "Chasing nothing"
    Overall

    I've heard so much about Nora Roberts books that I thought I would try one. I'm sorry to say that this book came off as juvenile. The story was run of the mill to say the least. I was happy to read about strong women, both in mind and body through out the story. This is a fine book for a young girl to read but anyone over the age of 17 don't waste your time.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Cutting for Stone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Abraham Verghese
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4516)
    Performance
    (1940)
    Story
    (1949)

    Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics - their passion for the same woman - that will tear them apart.

    Audiophile says: "An Epic Medical Novel"
    "Captivating ...... Draws the listener in totally."
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    What made the experience of listening to Cutting for Stone the most enjoyable?

    Sunil Malhotra conveyed the different characters perfectly. The story covered quite a few characters and he depicted them so you felt as though you were there with them.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ann Leary
    • Narrated By Mary Beth Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1232)
    Performance
    (1117)
    Story
    (1109)

    The Good House tells the story of Hildy Good, who lives in a small town on Boston's North Shore. Hildy is a successful real-estate broker, good neighbor, mother, and grandmother. She's also a raging alcoholic. Hildy's family held an intervention for her about a year before this story takes place - "if they invite you over for dinner, and it’s not a major holiday," she advises "run for your life" - and now she feels lonely and unjustly persecuted. She has also fooled herself into thinking that moderation is the key.

    Rhonda Morrison says: "What a great book, Hildy is a great character!"
    "5 Stars for Mary Beth Hurt"
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    Would you listen to The Good House again? Why?

    Yes I would. The story was truly interesting and gave insight to how a small town can band together. Lots of jucy secrets revealed.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Good House?

    When Hildy came to her conclusion that her drinking was way out of control nad how she delt with it.


    What about Mary Beth Hurt’s performance did you like?

    I loved her voice. She really made me believe she was Hildy.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the young boy was found and the connection he had with the horse.


    Any additional comments?

    Mary Beth Hurt should do more audio books !!! She was fantastic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Race: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (759)
    Performance
    (630)
    Story
    (632)

    It is 1910, the age of flying machines is still in its infancy, and newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway is offering $50,000 for the first daring aviator to cross America in less than 50 days. He is even sponsoring one of the prime candidates - an intrepid woman named Josephine Frost - and that's where Bell, chief investigator for the Van Dorn Detective Agency, comes in.

    Clint says: "Up, Up, Josephine..."
    "Entertaining With History Entwined"
    Overall
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    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, the plot did keep me entertained but not to the point of sitting on the edge of my seat.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    To me Scott Brick is the voice of Issaic Bell. He has just the right innotation for the character.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rachel Maddow
    • Narrated By Rachel Maddow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1340)
    Performance
    (1222)
    Story
    (1215)

    Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails. Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seriously funny, Drift will reinvigorate a "loud and jangly" political debate about how, when, and where to apply America's strength and power - and who gets to make those decisions.

    Dolf says: "Half the National Debt?"
    "War! What is it good for?"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Drift in three words, what would they be?

    Informative, infuriating and enlighting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Drift?

    When Rachael spoke of the nukes we had just wasting away with fuses that were rendered useless due to lack of attention.


    If you could give Drift a new subtitle, what would it be?

    How far our military has lapsed into nowhere.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Columbine

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dave Cullen
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1685)
    Performance
    (725)
    Story
    (733)

    Over the course of this gripping narrative, Dave Cullen approaches his subjects with unrivaled care and insight. What emerges are shattering portraits of the killers, the victims, and the community that suffered one of the greatest - and most socially and historically important - shooting tragedies of the 20th century.

    Book reader says: "Truth and heartache"
    "Gut wrenching even though you know the story"
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    Would you listen to Columbine again? Why?

    Yes, I think I would listen to it again. There was so much information given in this book that never made the newspapers. The research on this topic has been flawless. No stone was left unturned to tell the whole truth as to what really happened that fateful day. The back story to this event is truly fascinating and holds your interest the entire time.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kill Shot: An American Assassin Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3718)
    Performance
    (3185)
    Story
    (3166)

    For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians becomes increasingly clear. He is given his next target: a plump Libyan diplomat who is prone to drink and is currently in Paris without a single bodyguard. Rapp finds him completely unprotected and asleep in his bed. With confidence in his well-honed skills and conviction of the man’s guilt, he easily sends a bullet into the man’s skull. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes.

    Linda says: "I'd listen to Guidall read the tax code, so..."
    "Enough of the early days"
    Overall
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Well that's hard to answer....... I feel as though Vince has run out of things to write about Mitch. Vince has to reverted to reinventing the early days when Mitch started with the CIA.We have been down this road already.


    Would you recommend Kill Shot to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, I would recomend it to friends who haven't already been introduced to Mitch Rapp. This way they can start at the beginning of the saga.


    What about George Guidall???s performance did you like?

    I love George Guidall's performance. To me he is the voice of Vince Flynn telling the story. I particularly like the gruffness in his voice. I really lends to the characters he portrays in the book.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Sure.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish Vince would find a new angle to tell the Mitch Rapp story. Or maybe he can come up with another spy for us to fall in love with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Fielding: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Chad Harbach
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1073)
    Performance
    (899)
    Story
    (900)

    At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.

    S. says: "Not Quite ~"
    "More then a baseball story"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to The Art of Fielding again? Why?

    This was an enjoyable story. I was pleasantly surprised with the back story in the book. I'm a big baseball fan and chose it because of the baseball theme that the title suggests. Lots of twists. It's a modern story that was well described. I like to listen to a book a second time because there are times when my mind wanders. Not because of the narrator but because I listen to books all the time when I'm driving in the car.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8643)
    Performance
    (6212)
    Story
    (6248)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Barbara says: "A feast for the mind and imagination"
    "Love Witches"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I did like this story and I'm glad that it didn't remind me of the Twilight series. I can't wait for the second book to to released.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (16030)
    Performance
    (14188)
    Story
    (14135)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "A wee bit long"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about 11-22-63?

    I really enjoyed this audio. At times it seemed a bit long but I really enjoyed the story. Especially since a was still a little young when Kennedy was shot. I remember the shooting but it was fun to get some background which isn't spoken about that often.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seriously...I'm Kidding

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Ellen DeGeneres
    • Narrated By Ellen DeGeneres
    Overall
    (863)
    Performance
    (781)
    Story
    (775)

    "I've experienced a whole lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I'm saying is, let us begin, shall we?" (Ellen DeGeneres)

    Julie says: "Not so much."
    "Seriously....... I'm not Kidding Save Your Money"
    Overall
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    What would have made Seriously...I'm Kidding better?

    I'm a big fan of Ellen but this book is such a rip off. Shame on her for publishing a misch mosch of verbal nonsense. It's boring and if she had listened to her own words she would have pulled it off the shelves.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm listening to Steven King's 11-22-63


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ellen DeGeneres???s performances?

    No I don't think so.


    You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    Nope

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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