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Sue

Amarillo, TX, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Timothy Egan
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor, Ken Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1303)
    Performance
    (726)
    Story
    (737)

    The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region.

    Laurie says: "more than grapes of wrath"
    "Check the names of towns"
    Overall

    Really enjoyed the book! Just wish the author/narrator would have checked the pronunciations of the names of the towns. It was very irritating to hear him mispronounce Boise City over & over...even Pampa was pronounced wrong.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Last Diner Standing: A Rose Strickland Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Terri L. Austin
    • Narrated By Luci Christian
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    Rose Strickland is having a blue Christmas. Her friend is arrested for attempted murder, her sexy bad guy crush is marked by a hit man, and her boss is locked in an epic smackdown with a rival diner. Determined to save those she loves, Rose embarks on an investigation more tangled than a box of last year's tree lights. With her eclectic gang at the ready, Rose stumbles across dead bodies, ex-cons, chop shops, jealous girlfriends, jilted lovers, and a gaggle of strippers in a battle for freedom she might not survive.

    Takeyabue says: "Rose and the Bad Boy"
    "Boring..."
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    Listened to almost 2 hours of this book, and just could not get interested in the story. The characters are boring, and the reader makes it worse...such a monotone! Will return this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4096)
    Performance
    (3651)
    Story
    (3649)

    LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

    Jacqueline says: "Gripping Page Turner!!"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall
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    This book made me appreciate my own dog even more! I loved seeing the scenes through the eyes of the dog!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Judge

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Randy Singer
    • Narrated By John McLain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (57)

    When a brilliant billionaire is diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, he realizes that all his considerable wealth cannot prepare him to meet his Maker. But he has an idea that might: he will stage the ultimate reality show. With his true agenda hidden, he auditions followers from all the world's major religions, inviting them to the trial of their lives on a remote island, where they must defend their beliefs against spiritual challenges. Oliver Finney, a feisty old judge with his own secrets, is chosen to defend Christianity. As the program takes a strange twist, he realizes he is trapped in a game of deadly agendas that may cost him his life.

    Andrew says: "EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT!!"
    "Unexpected Ending"
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    I really enjoyed this book! I learned a few things, and spent a few hours contemplating what I read...very thought provoking! The plot had some strange twists, and I liked the characters - particularly Wellington...wonder if perhaps there will be a 2nd book? I would definitely recommend this book to a friend!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Zoo

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (486)
    Performance
    (411)
    Story
    (410)

    All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide.

    TEDDET says: "Love Patterson, but this was just SILLY"
    "Very disappointing."
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    I was very disappointed in this James Patterson book. The plot was so far out, it was ridiculous...don't waste your credits.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10783)
    Performance
    (9783)
    Story
    (9803)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "WOW! Great listen - would make a great movie!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Wow! Kept me intrigued from the second chapter - and just got better from there! The book was great - and I think it would make an even better movie (first time I thought that about a book) - but I would go see the movie, too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors: Jane Jameson, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2869)
    Performance
    (2603)
    Story
    (2610)

    Just as Jane Jameson’s unlife seems to be stabilizing, fate sinks its fangs firmly into her butt. Despite her near-phobia of wedding planning, her no-frills nighttime nuptials to her sexy boyfriend, Gabriel, are coming along smoothly. That is, until she turns a fatally wounded teenage acquaintance, and the Council pronounces her responsible for the newborn vamp until he can control his thirst.

    Kirstin says: "Molly Did it Again!!!"
    "Molly did it again!"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors in three words, what would they be?

    Wonderfully entertaining book!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed out loud! several times!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I laughed out loud so often, I had to quit listening at work! Loved the book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darwin's Radio

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Greg Bear
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (634)
    Performance
    (273)
    Story
    (276)

    In a cave high in the Alps, a renegade anthropologist discovers a frozen Neanderthal couple with a Homo sapiens baby. Meanwhile, in southern Russia, the U.N. investigation of a mysterious mass grave is cut short. One of the investigators, molecular biologist Kaye Lang, returns home to the U.S. to learn that her theory on human retroviruses has been verified with the discovery of SHEVA, a virus that has slept in our DNA for millions of years and is now waking up.

    Paul Krasner says: "Really good science fiction"
    "Don't have to be a biologist to enjoy!"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    Loved the book! At first, I almost gave up listening, but then decided to put my faith in the author - I was sure he wouldn't tell a story that required the reader to know all about genes, DNA, chromosomes, etc. So I decided to just listen to the story, and pick up the few facts that I could remember or that might be relevant to the story. Then I realized that was exactly what I needed to just enjoy the story - which is great! Don't let the technical jargon and explanations about genes, DNA, or chromosomes scare you off this book - you don't have to remember everything they tell you about them (but it's very interesting to learn a little about how they work). It's a great read - I would highly recommend it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Driving Mr. Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3551)
    Performance
    (3231)
    Story
    (3227)

    Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation. Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog!

    Ducky says: "Molly Harper can't write fast enough for me!!!!"
    "You will laugh out loud!"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about Driving Mr. Dead?

    It was so funny! I loved the characters - even the stodgy Mr. Dead! But the main character, Miranda, was hilarious! Loved her witty comments!!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead to the World: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (3973)
    Performance
    (2067)
    Story
    (2081)

    New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris thrills listeners with the fourth book of her spectacular Sookie Stackhouse series. Driving home from work, barmaid and telepath Sookie Stackhouse discovers vampire and area sheriff Eric on the side of the road missing his shirt, his shoes and his memories. Featuring vampires, werewolves and magic galore, Dead to the World will satisfy any listener's craving for the supernatural.

    Brandon says: "Oooooooooh Booooooooy!"
    "That Sookie!"
    Overall

    Enjoyed all of these in the series so far! I like these characters much better than the tv series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bet Me

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie
    • Narrated By Deanna Hurst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1333)
    Performance
    (698)
    Story
    (712)

    Min Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet. Cal Morrisey knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again. But Fate has other plans.

    Amazon Customer says: "Another win!"
    "Loved the book!"
    Overall

    The characters were great! Loved the main characters wit & sense of humor! Worth the money - looking for another one from this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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