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M. S.


  • Only Mine

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Lowell
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone

    Wolfe Lonetree, the illegitimate son of an English viscount and a Cheyenne woman, has agreed to rescue his friend, Lady Jessica, from an arranged marriage to an abusive Englishman. In return, she will accompany him to America to live in the Rockies as his frontier wife. Despite the frightening passion her handsome husband arouses in her, Jessica fears a man's touch and is determined to be married in name only. But Wolf has other plans for his naive young wife.

    Michelle says: "ENJOYABLE"
    "God Bless you, Richard Ferrone."
    Would you listen to Only Mine again? Why?

    Absolutely I would.

    What did you like best about this story?

    Richard Ferrone reads like a bandit.

    Which character – as performed by Richard Ferrone – was your favorite?

    Although all were great, of course the best was alpha male Wolph Lonetree.

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

    There were some jaw dropping moments, moments I giggled, and yes, some moments that actually managed to bring tears to my eyes.

    Any additional comments?

    Richard Ferrone could read my grocery shopping list and make it sound sexy, dangerous, and intense! With a story of this caliber, he rocks it completely. In spite of the silly concept of an "English viscount savage half-breed" hooking up with his soul mate, a half noble Scotswoman he's wanted since she was 15 in a very Thorn Birds kind of way, I was taken in by this story and could not put down my mp3 player for the entire 10+ hours. If you don't like the anti feminist aspects of historical romance, there are damsel in distress moments, but the main character proves herself as well. I lost sleep because I had to finish listening this story, work the next day be darned.

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  • The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Steven Sherrill
    • Narrated By Holter Graham

    Five thousand years out of the Labyrinth, the Minotaur finds himself in the American South, living in a trailer park and working as a line cook at a steakhouse. No longer a devourer of human flesh, the Minotaur is a socially inept, lonely creature with very human needs. But over a two-week period, as his life dissolves into chaos, this broken and alienated immortal awakens to the possibility for happiness and to the capacity for love.

    Cathy says: "Full of surprises, delightfully unexpected"
    "Great book."
    What did you love best about The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break: A Novel?

    the story has been stuck in my head for many years, since I heard a review of it on NPR I think... I read it and for some reason, loved it.

    What other book might you compare The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break: A Novel to and why?

    Not sure if there is any comparison, because the main character is basically immortal, elementally symbolic, part animal, part man, which is what makes him so fascinating. There aren't many stories like that.

    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    His voice is at times a little melodramatic, but he's a thing of Greek myth, so it's fitting. Other times, his voice is down home country American. Again, it's fitting.

    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    At one point, we are told that the Minotaur doesn't like to talk, because he's embarassed of his voice, so he does alot of expressive grunting and one syllable responses. Talking isn't his thing, but he's very good at understanding others, expert at fixing things and mechanic work. He's afraid of dogs and avoids confrontation, but his character has the power to take out anybody he wants. Love it.

    Any additional comments?

    Great book I read over and over again.

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  • Zombie Spaceship Wasteland: A Book by Patton Oswalt

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Patton Oswalt
    • Narrated By Patton Oswalt

    Oswalt combines memoir with uproarious humor, from snow forts to Dungeons & Dragons to gifts from Grandma that had to be explained. He remem­bers his teen summers spent working in a movie Cineplex and his early years doing stand-up. Readers are also treated to several graphic elements, includ­ing a vampire tale for the rest of us and some greeting cards with a special touch.

    Arlette says: "It's deep. Deal with it."
    "that was...weird!"
    What made the experience of listening to Zombie Spaceship Wasteland the most enjoyable?

    Patton's voice rocks and his storytelling ability is such that even a lame story SOUNDS interesting enough to keep listening and remember.

    Would you be willing to try another book from Patton Oswalt? Why or why not?

    possibly. this memior hodgepodge thing was definitely... weird.

    Which character – as performed by Patton Oswalt – was your favorite?

    Descriptions of childhood and early performance experiences were my favorite. He was so normal and down to earth, I could relate.

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

    no, not really. It was nice listening a little at a time as I took walks with my dog.

    Any additional comments?

    now I know how to play D and D. Thanks, Patton.

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