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Mike

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  • The Lion's Game

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Boyd Gaines
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. He signs on with the government's Anti-Terrorist Task Force in an attempt to stop an alleged Libyan terrorist known simply as "The Lion". The Lion has the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey. And now he's loose in America. Can John Corey stop him?

    Tiffany says: "Brilliant, Priceless and Entertaining."
    "Loved it"
    Overall

    This is my fave DeMille book- Totally engaging, believable and suspenseful!
    John Corey is the main character you will have a love/hate relationship with- once you get over to him being a jerk, he's hilarious.
    I'm listening a second time with my husband who is addicted as well.

    Also listened to Up Country and Night Fall but this one is the best of the three.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Paranoia: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Joseph Finder
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1530)
    Performance
    (378)
    Story
    (378)

    Adam Cassidy is twenty-six and a low level employee at a high-tech corporation who hates his job. When he manipulates the system to do something nice for a friend, he finds himself charged with a crime. Corporate Security gives him a choice: prison or become a spy in the headquarters of their chief competitor, Trion Systems.

    Karen says: "Clever and interesting."
    "Great twists and turns"
    Overall

    Loved this book- my first from the author. I always love Scott Brick's narration so that was a given.

    Definitely believable tech details which are hard to find in novels (and frustrating when it is not).

    Liked the characters and the suspenseful situations- I'm looking forward to another Finder book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    Overall
    (1344)
    Performance
    (480)
    Story
    (480)

    Sophie Kinsella's debut is a romp through the perils of shopping and spending, spending, spending! Becky can't resist a sale, and she's only a little overdrawn on her VISA. Readers will laugh aloud at Becky's retail adventures as she finds new and creative ways to relieve her increasingly credit card debt. Emily Gray's narration bounces along with Becky and her buying whims, while delivering a humorous account of what happens when credit goes bad.

    Evelyn says: "Not so much!"
    "Tortuous First Half"
    Overall

    Unless you are as pathetically inept as this main character, the first half to 3/4 of this book will torture you with her stupidity. How shallow, superficial and one-dimensional can a girl be? Her predictable bad financial choices and other antics are only funny if you are as bored and boring as she is.

    Also, be willing to sit through the tedious, constant reading of grocery and shopping lists. Maybe this book would be better as a read, not a listen, that way you can skip these parts.

    All of that said, the final chapters are the book's saving grace. If you put in the time and endure the nails-on-the-chalkboard mind-numbing beginning, you will be rewarded with the ending. Miraculously, this character actually ends up learning something and becomes someone you might be able to relate to.

    Why do I end up wanting to read the next book? I hope that the new-improved Becky is the character of the rest of the series. If not, I am afraid I will want these 11 hours of my life back.
    A better, funnier recommendation: Ain't She Sweet? Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Da Vinci Code

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6811)
    Performance
    (1574)
    Story
    (1612)

    While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

    Alexandra says: "Incredibly entertaining"
    "Entertaining and thought provoking"
    Overall

    As a first time listener to an audio book I found the experience very entertaining. The narrator was easy to listen to and did a good job of altering his speech so that the listener knew clearly who was speaking. The book keeps your attention throughout and does well to mix a historical perspective with the fictional novel. My only complaint is that the end of the book seemed slightly more rushed than the first half. So much time was spent developing the plot and the interaction between the characters in the beginning that I could not help but feel that the ending came too quickly. However, I did enjoy the book and would encourage anyone who has an interest in mystery, conspiracy or history to listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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