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Jenine W. Hemphill

El Paso, TX USA | Member Since 2013

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  • 8 reviews
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  • 343 titles in library
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  • Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934–1941

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By William L. Shirer
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (171)

    By the acclaimed journalist and New York Times best-selling author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, this day-by-day eyewitness account of the momentous events leading up to World War II in Europe is the private, personal, utterly revealing journal of a great foreign correspondent.

    Sandy says: "Rivetting listening experience"
    "Outstanding delivery of an amazing story."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A fascinating first hand story of the history of Germany during the rise of Hitler. The life of a foreign correspondent during incredible times is wonderful.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Gabrielle Zevin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1076)
    Performance
    (962)
    Story
    (969)

    The irascible A. J. Fikry, owner of Island Books - the only bookstore on Alice Island - has already lost his wife. Now his most prized possession, a rare book, has been stolen from right under his nose in the most embarrassing of circumstances. The store itself, it seems, will be next to go. One night upon closing, he discovers a toddler in his children’s section with a note from her mother pinned to her Elmo doll: I want Maya to grow up in a place with books and among people who care about such kinds of things. I love her very much, but I can no longer take care of her.

    Trish says: "Loved, Loved, Loved It!!"
    "The performance ruins this book."
    Overall
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book is great to read but Scott Brick ruins it by his performance. I've heard him before and been very pleased. He reads this as tho he's reading to a pre-schooler. Love the book, an especially good story. Chose to listen to it also from the description in the Audible magazine but so disappointed. Can't listen to the rest of it.


    What other book might you compare The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry to and why?

    It's unique.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

    Yes, know he can be good.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story itself is great.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend the book wholeheartedly but read only, not to listen to.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Myth of Multitasking: How 'Doing It All' Gets Nothing Done

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 40 mins)
    • By Dave Crenshaw
    • Narrated By Dave Crenshaw
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (58)

    In a compelling business fable, The Myth of Multitasking confronts a popular idea that has come to define our hectic, work-a-day world. This simple yet powerful book shows clearly why multitasking is, in fact, a lie that wastes time and costs money. Far from being efficient, multitasking actually damages productivity and relationships at work and at home.

    Javier says: "Great book, short and straight to the point"
    "Good tips on organizing."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Good tips on organizing one's life. Much of this we already know but need reminding. I found it very helpful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book Case: A Short Story Featuring Detective John Corey

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 58 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (704)
    Performance
    (616)
    Story
    (612)

    "The Book Case" is a story that features Nelson DeMille's most famous (and successful) character, Detective John Corey, who has appeared in six DeMille novels: Plum Island, The Lion's Game, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion. In this story, we see John Corey in his early years as an NYPD Detective, before he became involved with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force.

    Christina says: "They never disappoint"
    "Pure DeMille"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Pure DeMille and his character is right in form. A nice short read when that's what one is looking for.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deliverance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By James Dickey
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1511)
    Performance
    (1341)
    Story
    (1342)

    The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the state's most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.

    karen says: ""A river runs through it...""
    "A page turner!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    A bit slow in the beginning but after that it's a roaring white water adventure. A terrific story line and fully developed characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Out Stealing Horses

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Per Petterson
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    Overall
    (239)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (104)

    Multiple award-winning author Per Petterson delivers an eloquent, meditative novel. 67-year-old Trond Sander lives secluded in a far corner of Norway. Casting his mind back to 1948, he recalls a horse-stealing prank with his best friend that turned tragic and changed his life forever.

    KP says: "Quiet and powerful"
    "Wonderful experience"
    Overall

    Beautiful story, beautifully written and the reader is one of the best. Outstanding!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By David Wroblewski
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2906)
    Performance
    (809)
    Story
    (816)

    Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents and an unusual breed of dogs on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. But when tragedy strikes the Sawtelle family, Edgar flees to the surrounding wilderness. He comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him.

    Ella says: "Just OK"
    "Wonderful in every way!"
    Overall

    Best book I've read/listened to in a long time. The reader is excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Monster in the Box: An Inspector Wexford Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Nicolas Coster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (22)

    In this enthralling new audiobook, Rendell, "the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world" (Time), takes Inspector Wexford back to his days as a young policeman, and to the man he has long suspected of murder - serial murder.Outside the house where Wexford investigated his first murder case - a woman found strangled in her bedroom - he noticed a short, muscular man wearing a scarf and walking a dog. He gave Wexford an unnerving stare....

    Paul says: "Not Good!"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    Not up to Rendell's usual excellence. But the main complaint is the reader....never want to listen to him again. Blurred voice and sounded so old - made all the characters sound like they had one foot in the grave.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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