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Claire

Kalamazoo, MI, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 462 titles in library
  • 100 purchased in 2014
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  • Moonrise

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ben Bova
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (158)

    A 21st century U.S. aerospace company has developed the first permanent human settlement on the Moon, made possible by major scientific breakthroughs, particularly in the practical use of nanotechnology. But conflict within the company's founding family and growing protests against the technology from radical environmentalists and religious fundamentalists on Earth put Moonbase in danger of closure

    Brian says: "A worthy read / listen"
    "An Unexpected Surprise!"
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    I don't usually go for this type of genre and was pleasantly surprised by realism of the content. It is almost futuristic-ally believable. The narration was deep, soft yet peaked my continued interest in the story line.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Human Factor

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (67)

    When a leak is traced back to a small sub-section of SIS, it sparks off security checks, tensions and suspicions - the sort of atmosphere where mistakes could be made. This novel opens up the lonely, isolated, neurotic world of the Secret Service.

    Darwin8u says: "Non-traditional Espionage Novel that Subverts ALL"
    "A sad love story"
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    I am usually expecting an exciting adventure when it comes to espionage, or at least intriguing. This was simply a sad love story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hot Money

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (370)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (105)

    Malcolm Pembroke never expected to make a million pounds without making enemies. Nor did he expect his latest wife to be brutally murdered. All the clues suggest the killer comes from close to home, but after five marriages and nine children, that still leaves the field wide open. When he find his own life in danger, Pembroke entrusts his safety to his estranged son, Ian, an amateur jockey; and through him discovers a compulsive new outlet for his financial expertise.

    Mary A. says: "Another Dick Francis Great!"
    "GOOD SHOW!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Hot Money to be better than the print version?

    I liked this book! It was different, not your average cop-detective story, nor your run-of-the-mill who done-it. The characters are so realistic some of them could be my own brothers. I missed them once the story ended. It also paid respect to the police, not making them all out to be dumb-clucks. In fact, most of them were not only kind, but also had great intellectual input. It may have dragged a little, yet it always came back with flair. My first listen with this narrator, who also seemed to have a great intellectual input, along with female voices his own mother, should be proud of. Good Show!


    What other book might you compare Hot Money to and why?

    I have been reading who-done-its for thirty years, no other book compares to this. It's in a league of it's own. Original plot line, charactures and completely different approach to solving crime. I seems in crime writting today there is a standard routine to all of them, but not this one.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was the night he went into the house and felt ....well..creepy. So creepy they left.


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

    It was particually moving when his father goes to his first race; nothing like it, he gets addicted.


    Any additional comments?

    I miss listening to this, I am addicted.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • In the Company of Cheerful Ladies: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1709)
    Performance
    (941)
    Story
    (929)

    Readers everywhere have become entranced by the New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, from acclaimed author and award-winning wit Alexander McCall Smith. Each charming book in the series is a masterpiece of comic subtlety and a window for viewing the distinctive culture and landscape of Botswana.

    Nancy says: "Great Listen"
    "TOO churchy"
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    I read and love many older romantic style dectective novels and thought this would hold true. However perhaps I choose a book intended for the adolescent reader, as it was read too slowly. The story is also slow, and I am not much in to Sunday morning sermons. So when the Sunday morning sermon droaned on and on, I lost interest.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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