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Pat

Concord, MA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Look at the Harlequins!

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    As intricate as a house of mirrors, Nabokov’s last novel is an ironic play on the Janus-like relationship between fiction and reality. It is the autobiography of the eminent Russian-American author Vadim Vadimovich N. (b. 1899), whose life bears an uncanny resemblance to that of Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, though the two are not to be confused (?).

    Darwin8u says: "Peek, Memory!"
    "Brilliant command of language"
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    My selection was based as much on curiosity (as well as the excellent reviews)
    I was interested in Nabokov's writing style given that Russian was his native language. His mastery of words and phrasing is brilliant.
    While it is true that this is clearly the autobiography of a man of letters rather than a world leader who accomplished world-shaking events, his entertaining descriptions of even the minutiae of life was very entertaining.
    It is easy to see why his talent has been recognized so widely.
    Recommended for the thoughtful and other fans of high quality prose writing.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Savages: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Don Winslow
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (287)

    Part-time environmentalist and philanthropist Ben and his ex-mercenary buddy Chon run an independent Laguna Beach–based marijuana operation, reaping significant profits from an established clientele. But they may have come up against something that they can't handle---the Mexican Baja Cartel wants in, and saying no is unacceptable. When they refuse to back down, the cartel kidnaps Ophelia, the boys' playmate and confidante.

    Theodore says: "I loved it"
    "High Intensity Ride You Won't Put Down"
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    Winslow's laces this thrill ride with edgy atmospherics and witty social commentary. His major and minor characters are all living dangerously in the San Diego - Mexico border drug scene. While I have not yet seen the Oliver Stone movie, it will have to be quite a trip to top this "page turner".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • From Bauhaus to Our House

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated By Dennis McKee
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    In Tom Wolfe's hands, the strange saga of American architecture in the 20th century makes for both high comedy and intellectual excitement. This is his sequel to The Painted Word, the book that caused such a furor in the art world five years before. Once again Wolfe shows how social and intellectual fashions have determined aesthetic form in our time and how willingly the creators have abandoned personal vision and originality in order to work a la mode.

    Ellen says: "So snarky I kept having to back up and repeat"
    "Brilliant and Incisive Satire. Wolfe at his Best!"
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    If you want to understand why so many modernh new buildings in our cities are hard on the eyes as well as the spirit, Tom Wolfe is your man!
    Wolfe eviscerates the pompous and arrogant class of modern architects, and makes you laugh out loud as he does it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • After America: Get Ready for Armageddon

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mark Steyn
    • Narrated By Mark Steyn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (268)

    In his giant New York Times best seller, America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It, Mark Steyn predicted collapse for the rest of the Western World. Now, he adds, America has caught up with Europe on the great rush to self-destruction. What will a world without American leadership look like? It won’t be pretty—not for you and not for your children. America’s decline won’t be gradual, like an aging Europe sipping espresso at a café until extinction. No, America’s decline will be a wrenching affair marked by violence and possibly secession.

    Peter says: "Facts"
    "Brilliant, Scary, Hilarious!"
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    With his characteristic brilliance, Steyn explains how much of the world has relied on the hegemony of the United States to maintain international civil order, and how so many countires and societies now face a painful chaotic future as the US declines economically, and eventually militarily.
    What is truly amazing is how Steyn can provide so much humorous entertainment, even as he is scaring the hell out of you.
    This book can make you laugh and cry at the same time!
    Highly recommended on all levels.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Coming Insurrection

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By The Invisible Committee
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (34)

    The Coming Insurrection is an eloquent call to arms arising from the recent waves of social contestation in France and Europe. Written by the anonymous Invisible Committee in the vein of Guy Debord — and with comparable elegance — it has been proclaimed a manual for terrorism by the French government (who recently arrested its alleged authors).

    Jacob Radkiewicz says: "Yep a Rant!"
    "The "Secret" plan by the Left"
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    The startling plan by the anarchist/communist left to overthrow not only the capitalist system but the whole of western society as we know it.
    A dark look at the mental state of the leaders of the OWS demonstrations.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lonesome Dove

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Lee Horsley
    Overall
    (3061)
    Performance
    (1534)
    Story
    (1562)

    Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved.

    Richard Delman says: "A masterpiece. An epic western story."
    "PVC"
    Overall

    Magnificent from so many perspectives - Historically accurate sweep of America's West in the late 1800s. Nuanced character development. A book about relationships of complex characters in stressful conditions. Narration is superb. Spellbinding from start to finish.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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