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Carol

Richmond, VA, United States

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  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3249)
    Performance
    (2286)
    Story
    (2286)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "you get what you pay for"
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    I can get thru almost anything and a book on sale has now taken on a new meaning. It's on sale because it is terrible. I know my mother always warned me about this but again I relearned my lesson.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Scottish Prisoner

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Rick Holmes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1072)
    Performance
    (934)
    Story
    (940)

    Winner of the Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize, Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Outlander series. This fourth novel featuring popular character Lord John Grey is told both from Lord Grey’s perspective and from that of Jamie Fraser, the star of the Outlander series.

    Teahouse Fox says: "Lord John 'Quixote' rides again"
    "great to fall asleep by"
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    Sometimes a story just does not come together. It drags and drags and you wait for the plane to take off but it stalled and just did not take off,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rising Tides: Destroyermen, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1060)
    Performance
    (741)
    Story
    (744)

    Stuck in an alternate universe during World War II, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy of the U.S.S. Walker has found an unlikely but invaluable ally in Commodore Jenks of the New Britain Imperial Navy. And now they are united in their desire to hunt down the traitor who abducted two women both men would die to protect: Reddy's love, nurse Sandra Tucker, and young Princess Rebecca of the New British Empire. But first they have a new battle to win. However, this battle will not be fought with broadsides and broadswords, but with cunning and intrigue.

    DAVID says: "Each book in this series is better than the last!"
    "recovery from last book"
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    A good book and redemption from last book. He is no S. King and does not turn out good books each and every time, this is a winner.
    It will be interesting to see if the next one is thrown in or thoughtfully written.

    I like the series very much but some have a loss of cohesion and too much filler.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Junkie Quatrain

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Therese Plummer
    Overall
    (749)
    Performance
    (691)
    Story
    (701)

    Six months ago, the world ended. The Baugh Contagion swept across the planet. Its victims were left twitching, adrenalized cannibals that quickly became know as Junkies. Civilization crumbled as people created isolated safe havens to hide from the infected... and the possibly infected. Now, as society nears a tipping point, lives will intersect and intertwine across two days in a desolate city.

    Tango says: "An awesome set of vignettes"
    "ok for the price"
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    Train of thought all over the place and leaves you with, so now what.

    It seems like 1/3 of a book and not book 1, if that is what it is. Buy it cheap or don't buy it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maelstrom: Destroyermen, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1209)
    Performance
    (774)
    Story
    (778)

    Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, along with the men and women of the U.S.S. Walker, are once again at war. Having sided with the peaceful Lemurians against the savage, reptilian Grik, they now find themselves scrambling to prepare for the attack that is sure to come, searching for resources to support their forces - even as they look for allies to join their struggle.

    David says: "Fascinating story continues to expand and evolve"
    "So far so good"
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    Story line follows and adventure is end to end. What's next, a good question. Can something from the future be next? Keep reading you will enjoy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Distant Thunders: Destroyermen, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (1140)
    Performance
    (746)
    Story
    (746)

    After the battle in which the men of the destroyer Walker and their Lemurian allies repelled the savage Grik, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy is shocked by the arrival of a strange ship captained by one Commaner Jenks of the New Britain Imperial Navy - an island-nation populated by the descendants of British East Indiamen swept through the rift centuries before.

    John M says: "Very enjoyable - could have used more action"
    "Boreing"
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    Starts off slow and does not get any faster. Some how they missed the most impelling reason to keep reading. That would be the good battle scenes.
    Well there is always the next one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patient Zero: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3600)
    Performance
    (2961)
    Story
    (2950)

    When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

    Kim Venatries says: "Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more."
    "Got you by the short hairs"
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    Once you begin your journey with this series you are hooked. There may be some longer books and some better known authors but after you read the first book all others take a back seat.

    "They" say everyone can write at least one good book in him, Mayberry breaks the mold with this series. In my humble opinion he has 4 with 5 stars and the last 4 stars. The next one will define his destiny.

    I have read other books by him, sorry they did not move me. This series is his crown and each Ledger book his jewel. Cannot wait for #6.

    Ray Porter does an excellent job with the reading and you will not fall asleep.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Road Blues: The Pine Deep Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (622)
    Performance
    (559)
    Story
    (557)

    The cozy little town of Pine Deep buried the horrors of its past a long time ago. Thirty years have gone by since the darkness descended and the Black Harvest began, a time when a serial killer sheared a bloody swath through the quiet Pennsylvania village. The evil that once coursed through Pine Deep has been replaced by cheerful tourists getting ready to enjoy the country’s largest Halloween celebration in what is now called “The Spookiest Town in America.”

    Kathleen says: "Love Joe Ledger Series? Avoid This Trainwreck."
    "Still looking for the beginning"
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    I really enjoy this author but this book is out there. While I can never put down other books I cannot get into this and I can get thru almost anything

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17063)
    Performance
    (15147)
    Story
    (15104)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "As always, SK rocked my world ."
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    Okay, I'll admit it. I don't love King and I thought there was nothing left to say about the JFK assaination. I should have known better, because Stephen King can always fine that psychological sweet spot. 11/22 is no exception.

    11/22 moves at a snail's pace toward its supposed climax-THE day in Dallas. But this book is only incidentally about that event. What matters is the series of events that lead up to that fateful day, events that seemingly have little to do with the title. King develops Jake, his protagonist, masterfully. Jake's actions are a complex blend of logic and emotion. At times they are just plain silly. In short, Jake is every man. His steps and missteps seem almost formulaic, but that is by design. King lulls us into a kind of fiction stupor, and then springs his trap.

    If all of this sounds like jibberish that's because I can't say more without giving away the plot. I encourage you to stay with this title. It's worth the time and you'll be drawn in, I promise. I had to keep reminding myself that it's been on the NYT best seller list forever-there must be a reason.

    Also worth noting, my husband and I enjoy listening to books together, but our tastes don't match very often. This book worked for us both. I was surprised he stayed with it as he prefers espionage and the like, but he did, and he enjoyed it.

    The narration was quite good. This was an ambitious project for any narrator and CW handled it masterfully.

    So, the story is quie good. King does not disappoint. You certainly get a bang for your buck; it's long. I wouldnt suggest this as a pick to zip through in an afternoon or for a light read. However, both my husband and I found it to be worth the time investment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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