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Laura

emerald hills, CA, USA | Member Since 2004

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  • One Good Turn

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated By Robin Atkin Downes
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (61)

    In the brilliant new literary thriller by the award-winning author of Case Histories, Jackson Brodie, adored single-dad detective, is caught in a web of mystery following a grisly attack in the street. Two years after the events of Case Histories, which left him a retired millionaire with an occasional girlfriend in Julia, a former client, Jackson has followed her to Edinburgh for its famous summer festival.

    Carrie says: "Kate Atkinson should never be abridged"
    "Starts slow ,but ends better"
    Overall

    Starts slow, but the story picks up as the book goes on

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • No Country for Old Men

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2016)
    Performance
    (701)
    Story
    (710)

    Cormac McCarthy, best-selling author of National Book Award winner All the Pretty Horses, delivers his first new novel in seven years. Written in muscular prose, No Country for Old Men is a powerful tale of the West that moves at a blistering pace.

    Alan says: "Great story!"
    "Ugh"
    Overall

    disliked this story. boring.

    4 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Sharp Objects

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2920)
    Performance
    (2240)
    Story
    (2256)

    Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

    Kelley says: "I agree with Stephen King"
    "great story"
    Overall

    great story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Camel Club

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By James Naughton
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (19)

    It exists at the fringes of Washington, D.C., has no power, and consists solely of four eccentric and downtrodden members whom society has forgotten. Their simple goal is to find the "truth" behind their country's actions.

    Lyman says: "the camel club"
    "Another good one by baldacci"
    Overall

    i really like this author, and therefore, really liked this book

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Daddy's Girl

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Lisa Scottoline
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (2)

    Law professor Natalie Greco has an ordered life. Then, one terrible day, everything changes. While visiting a prison, a riot erupts and a prison guard is fatally injured. Nat rushes to help him, only to hear his last words: "Tell my wife. It's under the floor. The money." Nat feels she must find his widow. But this is no simple quest, and along the way, Nat is framed for murder and the retiring scholar finds herself in a desperate fight to save her own life.

    Laura says: "Predictable"
    "Predictable"
    Overall

    not the best book

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Bancroft Strategy

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Todd Belknap, a legendary field agent for Consular Operations with a reputation as a cowboy, is cut loose from the agency after an operation goes wrong. At the same time, Jared Rinehart, his best friend and fellow agent, is abducted in Lebanon by a militia group with a vicious reputation. When the government refuses to either rescue Rinehart or negotiate for his release, Belknap decides to take matters into his own hands.

    Laura says: "Only so so"
    "Only so so"
    Overall

    a typically predictable ludlum story

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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