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Tiggi Lit Lee

ratings
307
REVIEWS
11
FOLLOWING
7
FOLLOWERS
1
HELPFUL VOTES
11

  • Mad River

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1335)
    Performance
    (1165)
    Story
    (1158)

    Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns. The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. Then, hell, why not keep on going? As their crime spree cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers' cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down.

    Bill says: "Good. Not Great. But Virgil is Hard to Skip."
    "For Fans Only"
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    John Sandford is my favorite mystery-thriller author. [Wouldn't mind knowing Virgil Flowers either.] So I enjoyed the book. But it's not up to par with Sandford's other books.

    From start to finish it felt like Sandford was fulfilling a contract commitment and didn't have time to get inspired.

    Note to Publisher: Please don't make him dumb down this series or the one with Lucas just to grind out more books!

    I LIKE the social commentary, don't get me wrong. But I didn't learn anything new.

    Another thing, the main characters use the same sentence structure, which I've noticed before. Breaks the spell. Maybe the next book could include disguising your identity in a sophisticated manner and Sandford could learn about changing sentence structure along the way?

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • W Is for Wasted: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1578)
    Performance
    (1384)
    Story
    (1382)

    Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him.

    karen says: "Well worth waiting for...."
    "Forgettable characters"
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    What would have made W Is for Wasted better?

    More distinctive characters, places, etc.


    What was most disappointing about Sue Grafton’s story?

    I couldn't tell if I had heard this book before or not it was so bland and similar to her other books.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Judy Kaye?

    I have listened to many already and hope for more memorable books from her.


    Any additional comments?

    I do enjoy the way Sue Grafton takes you through Kinsey's day. It's different and one can really get into it after a while.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Marie Kondo
    • Narrated By Emily Woo Zeller
    Overall
    (393)
    Performance
    (319)
    Story
    (309)

    Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

    LuckyMe says: "Definitely one of the best books on the subject"
    "No good without Marie by your side"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    There is nothing wrong with this approach if you can afford to have Marie, or someone like her, doing all the sorting with you. The book in itself will not help you to change your relationship to stuff. One point that stood out to me: Making a big change in a short period of time may really help a person keep stuff from piling up. Most of us need much longer to get it done and that may be why we backslide.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Marie Kondo again?

    Doubt it.


    What three words best describe Emily Woo Zeller’s performance?

    Detached, distant, bland.


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

    It's Marie telling you what worked when she was there with her clients.


    Any additional comments?

    Marie is a very extreme person when it comes to getting rid of her stuff. She has learned how to harness this and help others. But I can't pay to have Marie fly over from Japan nor can I channel her, so I can't use her technique.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Morning I'll Be Gone: Troubles Trilogy, Book 3 (Detective Sean Duffy, Book 3)

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (706)
    Performance
    (636)
    Story
    (628)

    It's the early 1980s in Belfast. Sean Duffy, a conflicted Catholic cop in the Protestant RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary), is recruited by MI5 to hunt down Dermot McCann, an IRA master bomber who has made a daring escape from the notorious Maze prison. In the course of his investigations, Sean discovers a woman who may hold the key to Dermot's whereabouts; she herself wants justice for her daughter who died in mysterious circumstances in a pub locked from the inside.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "One of my Favorites"
    "Best detective fiction series out there!"
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    Would you listen to In the Morning I'll Be Gone again? Why?

    The poetry, the passion expressed, the musings....so real, so rarely recorded anymore. The connections between people are gripping. The drama is great but the surroundings and customs are foreign which gives it all an edge.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of In the Morning I'll Be Gone?

    Just comparing what the characters were doing to the 80s music with what I was doing......going back in time.....reflecting.......nice break from reality. I love the way the author is very realistic.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Scott Adams
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (670)
    Performance
    (615)
    Story
    (620)

    Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, to embrace it, then pick its pocket.

    VyTri says: "Sucess advice from a cartoonist!"
    "Perfect graduation present!"
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    Where does How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 20%. It's a self-help book told by someone who learned it all the hard way. He tells the truth and sometimes it's pretty funny too. There are lots and lots of tips on how the world really works in here. Easy to read. Not guilt inducing. Gives you an edge up.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big?

    Going to a job interview in casual clothes and without a coat.


    What does Patrick Lawlor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Emotion. Character.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End: Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (231)

    When 22-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the poorest section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood's most vivid chronicler. Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End is the last book in Worth's memoir trilogy, which the Times Literary Supplement described as "powerful stories with sweet charm and controlled outrage" in the face of dire circumstances.

    Jan says: "Hated to see it end..."
    "Wonderful stories."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End to be better than the print version?

    I love the accents and the gentle tone of voice the reader gives to the main character. With audio you can close your eyes and envision the story.


    What about Nicola Barber’s performance did you like?

    Her lovely voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "The female equivalent of James Herriott!"


    Any additional comments?

    The book is fascinating and evokes what it was really like in post war Britain without being depressing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Beloved World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sonia Sotomayor
    • Narrated By Rita Moreno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (650)
    Performance
    (556)
    Story
    (566)

    The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

    Jean says: "Overcoming proverty via education"
    "Open and honest autobiography"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of My Beloved World to be better than the print version?

    Oh yes, it comes to life in audio.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Sonia's utter honesty and remarkable memory about her life.


    Which character – as performed by Rita Moreno – was your favorite?

    Sonia.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This book is one to savor and think over.


    Any additional comments?

    Everyone should read this book. You will get a glimpse of a life you will most likely never have. It's inspirational. Makes you want to do your best and try hard at whatever you do.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Horse You Came in On: Richard Jury, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    The murder is in America, but the call goes out to Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury. Accompanied by his aristocratic friend Melrose Plant and by Sergeant Wiggins, Jury arrives in Baltimore, Maryland, home of zealous Orioles fans, mouth-watering crabs, and Edgar Allen Poe. In his efforts to solve the case, Jury rubs elbows with a delicious and suspicious cast of characters, embarking on a trail that leads to a unique tavern called The Horse You Came in On.

    Hope says: "Dreadful narration"
    "A dud"
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    Would you try another book from Martha Grimes and/or Steve West?

    Yes. Usually they are both excellent.


    Has The Horse You Came in On turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What does Steve West bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Accents, style.


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

    I enjoyed seeing Americans through British eyes.


    Any additional comments?

    this book was like a firecracker that sparkled but never went off.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Likeness

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Heather O'Neill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3306)
    Performance
    (2168)
    Story
    (2174)

    Tana French's debut, In the Woods, hit the New York Times best-seller list and drew rave reviews from the Times (London) and Booklist. Picking up six months later, this riveting sequel finds Detective Cassie Maddox still scarred by her last case. When her boyfriend calls her to a chilling murder scene, Cassie is forced to face her inner demons. A young woman has been found stabbed to death outside Dublin, and the victim looks just like Cassie.

    Michael says: "Really on a Different Level"
    "not for the psychologically sophisticated"
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    Would you try another book from Tana French and/or Heather O'Neill?

    doubtful.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    JUST KIDS by Patti Smith.


    What does Heather O'Neill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    her great accents make it more real.


    Do you think The Likeness needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no.


    Any additional comments?

    the premise of the story IS impossible. the more you know about people the less you can go along with the premise. you have to suspend disbelief from the beginning and that ruins everything. i won't say more because I don't want to spoil it for those more naive than I. how this book ever got past the first editorial meeting i'll never know.

    the author can write well and i enjoyed the parts where the group of 5 are living in and working on the old mansion in the country. but that's incidental to the main story line.

    this book asks for a large investment of your time. if you have lived quite a bit of your life already, I'm afraid you won't enjoy this book because it will feel like a waste of your time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Feast Day of Fools: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1152)
    Performance
    (958)
    Story
    (944)

    Celebrated crime master and two-time Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke returns with a gorgeously crafted, brutally resonant chronicle of violence along the Texas-Mexico border. Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town, meting out punishment and delivering justice in his small square of this magnificent but lawless land. When an alcoholic ex-boxer named Danny Boy Lorca begs to be locked up after witnessing a man tortured to death by a group of bandits, Hack and his deputy, Pam Tibbs, slowly extract the Indian man’s gruesome tale.

    Melinda says: "Shoot Out at the More-Than-OK Corral"
    "An Overdose of Gratuitous Violence"
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    If you long for an ultra-violent, modern Western in audiobook form, get this book.

    I'm found of JLB's stories set in Louisiana so I wasn't prepared for the continuous, extreme, sadistic violence in this book.

    The average reader is likely to be appalled.

    But if you have a strong desire for vicarious torture, pain, and killing, it would be better to read this book than act it out in real life. That's the only good use I can think of for this horrendous work.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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