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Amy

Goshen, NY, USA

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  • Beach Road

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Peter de Jonge
    • Narrated By Billy Baldwin
    Overall
    (910)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (74)

    Tom Dunleavy has a one-man law firm in America's wealthiest resort town: legendary East Hampton. But his job barely keeps him in paper clips. His clients make a living serving the rich. The billionaires and celebrities swarming the beaches already have lawyers on their payroll.

    K. Jacob says: "Why??"
    "Mediocre pulp fiction"
    Overall

    Well trod plotting(plodding)with dopey unsubstantiated twist, which for reasons unclear to me caused some sort of stir. The perfect summer novel for people who have never had any time to read anything, ever.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Labrador Pact

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Matt Haig
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    The Hunters - Adam, Kate, and their children Hal and Charlotte - are a typical family, with typical concerns: work, money, love, the trials of adolescence. What sets them apart is Prince, their black Labrador.

    Amy says: "Love Simon Jones, the book--not so much."
    "Love Simon Jones, the book--not so much."
    Overall

    I admit I bought this book because I'm a Simon Jones Fan. I had read the Bartemeus trilogy prior to purchasing the audio book so I knew it was very good but his narration was sublime and adds so much throughout all three books. I had this odd moment of belief that maybe anything he reads would be good. So I searched Simon Jones.
    Let me be very clear--the faults I find in this book have nothing what so ever to do with the narrator--I suspect that my inclination to his work carried me through a book that is, in the end, an annoying little play on the English version of the cheap Long Island summer melodrama. Spoiler--the most interesting thing about is that the dog is the murderer, but the dog is essentially the butler, so the butler did it. Honestly, it was sort of annoying.
    So that's my review--Simon Jones narration great; book--almost hopelessly dull unless you are fascinated by the inanity of the Hamptoms.
    Having said that, I'll keep searching Simon Jones, I enjoy him immensely.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Salt: A World History

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (883)
    Performance
    (375)
    Story
    (379)

    So much of our human body is made up of salt that we'd be dead without it. The fine balance of nature, the trade of salt as a currency of many nations and empires, the theme of a popular Shakespearean play...Salt is best selling author Mark Kurlansky's story of the only rock we eat.

    Karen says: "More than SALT"
    "disappointed"
    Overall

    I was really looking forward to this but I have to say that this is the most pedantic book I have purchased so far--and I love the books on geology! Just imagine my fortitude. I don't blame the writer, I blame the reader. This is a difficult book and he managed to make it so completely devoid of soul that I actually had to stop reading it because I thought I would become so devoid of the will to live, while at the wheel of my car, that I would have to drive into another car just to be in accord with the deathly drum beat of the reader. Please get another reader--I'll buy it again just for the relief.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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