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North Las Vegas, NV, United States | Member Since 2004

  • 5 reviews
  • 104 ratings
  • 495 titles in library
  • 30 purchased in 2014

  • The Time of Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Tom Brokaw
    • Narrated By Tom Brokaw
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    “What happened to the America I thought I knew?” Brokaw writes. “Have we simply wandered off course, but only temporarily? Or have we allowed ourselves to be so divided that we’re easy prey for hijackers who could steer us onto a path to a crash landing? ... I do have some thoughts, original and inspired by others, for our journey into the heart of a new century.”

    Amanda says: "A book for EVERY Generation - Funny & Insightful"
    "Vintage Brokaw"
    If you could sum up The Time of Our Lives in three words, what would they be?

    Tom Brokaw! A great story teller

    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    A sane voice in these days of the 24 hour new cycle

    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emily, Alone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Stewart O'Nan
    • Narrated By Andrea Gallo

    A sequel to the best-selling, much-beloved Wish You Were Here, Stewart O'Nan's intimate new novel follows Emily Maxwell, a widow whose grown children have long moved away. She dreams of vists by her grandchildren while mourning the turnover of her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood, but when her sole companion and sister-in-law Arlene faints at their favorite breakfast buffet, Emily's days change.

    John S. says: "Examination of a mundane existence"
    "The Invisible Woman"

    I loved this novel for its rare protagonist, the invisible woman. This story is about what at least 50% of us will become at some time in the future; an elderly woman. Emily is adaptable to the changes occurring in her life, and makes the best of them. Nothing earthshaking happens, just like in real life. The tedium and the risks, of her life are given equal time. Many pages are devoted to one sided conversations between Emily and Rufus her aging springer spaniel...... thankfully the dog does not die, he soldiers on just like Emily.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Appeal

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
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    In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it.

    RJT says: "And the ending?"

    I just finished this book. After reading most of the reviews so far, I am amazed that no one "gets it". There is no ending. The events in this story go on repeating themselves over and over. The rich get richer. The back room plotting and fixing that determine the candidate, his platform, and to whom he will appeal go on, bolstered by the 24 hour news cycle. Good people are harmed, some are compensated, all must cope. It is called life. This is the first review I have submitted.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Jimmy

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Robert Whitlow
    • Narrated By Robert Whitlow

    Jimmy knows he's different from the other teenagers in Piney Grove, Georgia. He's what people call "slow", which means he doesn't always understand what he sees and hears. But Jimmy sees and hears a lot, even the occasional angel. And Jimmy remembers it all with uncanny accuracy, which is why his lawyer father asks him to testify in a trial. Jimmy's testimony saves the man from jail but has far-reaching consequences for himself and the people he loves.

    Amazon Customer says: "wonderful story. fantastic and dynamic reading!"

    This is a nice story, about a nice little boy. I am confused as to wether. it was written for a young audience. At times it had a very heavy religous preachy attitude. I enjoyed it despite the ending. (And the preaching)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eventide

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kent Haruf
    • Narrated By George Hearn
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    One of the most beloved novels in recent years, Plainsong was a best seller from coast to coast, and now Kent Haruf returns to the High Plains community of Holt, Colorado, with a story of even more masterful authority.

    Bill L. says: "Wonderful!"
    "I really cared about the characters in this book."

    I read this novel almost straight through without stopping. I am now attempting to get a copy of "Plainsong", to see what may have come before. It was hard to leave these folks, at the various stages in their lives. There is ample material for a sequel(s).
    I enjoyed the background descriptions of the settings and of life on the plaines. The narrator, George Hearn, was a great match for this story .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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