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dee

San Jose, CA, United States | Member Since 2015

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  • The Wrath of Angels: A Charlie Parker Mystery, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of a plane is discovered. There are no bodies, and no such plane has ever been reported missing, but men both good and evil have been seeking it for a long, long time. What the wreckage conceals is more important than money. It is power: a list of names, a record of those who have struck a deal with the devil. Now a battle is about to commence between those who want the list to remain secret and those for whom it represents a crucial weapon in the struggle against the forces of darkness.

    Melinda says: "Another Case Against Am*B*N..."
    "Demons, missing airplanes and hauntings oh my"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes I enjoyed it. The pacing was great. I would certainly forewarn that at times Parker can be a bit gruesome but it is a demon/ghost story


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Women to Remember

    • ABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Kathryn Tucker Windham
    • Narrated By Kathryn Tucker Windham
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In these stories of her mother, her Aunt Bet, and other women who influenced her, author and storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham reveals the complexity of Southern women in the days before feminism entered the common vocabulary. A legacy of independent women permeates these recollections: women who managed households, who became entrepreneurs, and who managed public facilities. The women she remembers may have been fair, but they certainly were not weak.

    dee says: "An Alabama Treasuer"
    "An Alabama Treasuer"
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    I grew up listening to my grandfather's stories of his childhood in Birmingham. One of the best treats in the fall was listening to ghost stories at Sloss Furnace.

    Listening to these remembrances brings back both those days and provides a look into a long forgotten time - pre computer ; )

    For some the cadence may be a little slow but sit back and let it wash over you. Try to remember that sitting around the table and talking about one's past is how we share it with those coming behind us.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2791)
    Performance
    (2341)
    Story
    (2305)

    Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.

    Niv says: "life changing one of the best I read"
    "Interesting Antecdotes but needs a bit more substa"
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    It was a bit interesting but overall felt a little thin. Each section spent a lot of time on story and very little on lesson

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All the King's Men

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Robert Penn Warren
    • Narrated By Michael Emerson
    Overall
    (770)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (393)

    The fictionalized account of Louisiana's colorful and notorious governor, Huey Pierce Long, All the King's Men follows the startling rise and fall of Willie Stark, a country lawyer in the Deep South of the 1930s. Beset by political enemies, Stark seeks aid from his right-hand man Jack Burden, who will bear witness to the cataclysmic unfolding of this very American tragedy.

    Eric Berger says: "Marvelously written and read"
    "Revisiting a classic"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of All the King's Men to be better than the print version?

    Certainly. The narration actually adds an extra depth to the story


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

    No. In fact I listened to it over a period of 2 months


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12542)
    Performance
    (11392)
    Story
    (11419)

    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!!"
    "Surprisingly Fun"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. The book is very addictive and adventurous. While there were certain plot elements that were predictable, they didn't exactly pan out the way I expected.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jesus Out to Sea: Stories (Unabridged Selections)

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (17)

    In this moving collection of short stories, James Lee Burke elegantly marries his flair for gripping storytelling with his urbane writing style and complex, fascinating character portraits. The backdrop of the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast proves to be a versatile setting for Burke's stories, which cover the scope of the human experience, from love and sex to domestic abuse, to war and death and friendship.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "Change of Pace"
    "ok not one of Burke's best"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    At times the switch between stories was very abrupt


    Has Jesus Out to Sea turned you off from other books in this genre?

    not at all I love JLB However this particular book felt like a lot of rehash from other books. Having said that I have not read his non NOLA series and am now more interested in those


    What didn’t you like about Ron McLarty’s performance?

    Ron McLarty is perfect and definitely the voice of Dave Robicheaux


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I felt somewhat disappointed when I discover several stories with strong links and at times identical to other written work. While the back stories went further than what was told in the novel it did not really contribute to my enjoyment of the novels


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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