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Books and music make my world go round, and I have 9 nieces and nephews and one chihuahua who rule my heart.

southaven, MS, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Confession: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3448)
    Performance
    (1166)
    Story
    (1186)

    An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

    Suzn F says: "I confess, I loved it!"
    "Get ready for an emotional ride"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes. I am against the death penalty so it only affirmed what I believe. Against it or not, read this book. It might make you think.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    In true Grisham fashion he takes the story all the way to the end. It is not expected for sure.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It involves Mrs. Drum and a suit. No book has ever evoked that kind of emotion from me before.


    Do you think The Confession needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No he pretty much said all that needs to say about the death penalty.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a HEAVY book for Grisham. Not for the faint of heart!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2233)
    Performance
    (2104)
    Story
    (2102)

    In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

    Marci says: "King and Patton create a winning combo"
    "More like 3 1/2 stars all around"
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    What made the experience of listening to Mr. Mercedes the most enjoyable?

    Will Patton


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I wouldn't go that far. However, There were a few parts I couldn't wait to get back to...wondering what would happen next. This book moved too slow for my taste, and I was disappointed in the lack of creepiness King is known for.


    What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

    Everything. He's one one of my favorites.


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

    Holly made me laugh. I love crazy :-)


    Any additional comments?

    No ghosts, creatures, monsters or super natural characters in this one. This is pure old school detective writing. I personally do not enjoy that genre so this book almost got 3 starts. However, King can tell a story and it did hold my interest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Life as a White Trash Zombie

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1721)
    Performance
    (1601)
    Story
    (1600)

    Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive".

    Marvin says: "New diet trend, become a zombie!"
    "My first zombie read"
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    What did you love best about My Life as a White Trash Zombie?

    Angel's journey to find herself.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is fast paced with many surprises, and there is just enough gross factor for a good cringe. Also, there are many laugh out loud moments. That is a double plus for me.


    What about Allison McLemore’s performance did you like?

    I was mixed about her Southern accent. Sometimes she was spot on, other times it was laughable. Being a southerner it's a personal preference. Otherwise, excellent job.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a good book overall. It was pure, unexpected entertainment from beginning to end. I bought this book solely on the high reviews, being I have never read this genre. Good choice for a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NOS4A2: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Joe Hill
    • Narrated By Kate Mulgrew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2701)
    Performance
    (2500)
    Story
    (2505)

    Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

    Christopher Barnes says: "D*mn near flawless"
    "Creepy kids"
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    What did you love best about NOS4A2?

    Christmas land of course


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lou. He reminds me of a lab puppy who doesn't know 60lbs is too big to sit on my lap. Loves his family beyond anything else.


    What does Kate Mulgrew bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I can't say enough about her. She put her whole heart into every character. I could imagine the spittle flying from her mouth during some really angry scenes and her actually crying during the emotional ones. Kudos Kate!!


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

    No I needed breaks. Kate made this way more intense than if I were reading it myself. Some nights I was worn out!


    Any additional comments?

    Overall good book. I was entertained from beginning to end that's for sure. If you like creepy kids horror books, it's definitely worth your credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34123)
    Performance
    (25280)
    Story
    (25623)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Not my normal genre, first YA dystopian read"
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    Any additional comments?

    This book took me totally by surprise. I was desperate to find a book to spend a credit on, so I decided to try it out based on reviews alone being I have nothing to compare it to. WOW!! I went into this book biased, expecting not to enjoy it, but it had me
    from the the beginning. Carolyn Mccormick is the soul of this audio book. She speaks every character as if she has emodied them.The Plot moves very
    quick and was always catching me by surprise. I have finished the series now and am sad to see it
    end. Thank you, Suzanne Collins for my introduction
    into this world and to these characters.

    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
    (10564)
    Performance
    (9588)
    Story
    (9608)

    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!!"
    "More like 3 1/2 stars all around"
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    Where does 14 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the middle


    What did you like best about this story?

    The interaction between the characters. I really got to know all of them easily.


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    When he wasn't speaking in an accent, and there are many, I liked Ray Porter. The editing is choppy so he sounds like a robot at times.


    Any additional comments?

    Cut out the cussing and this is a teen suspense novel. Luckily, I enjoy teen books so I wasn't terribly disappointed. It was too long and should have ended at least four different times. It is a fun read, but don't expect a thrill ride. More like a haunted house ride at the local fair.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joyland

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Michael Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2911)
    Performance
    (2694)
    Story
    (2695)

    Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. Joyland is a brand-new novel and has never previously been published.

    Bella McGuire says: "The sweest and creepiest coming of age story!"
    "A little bit of everything"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Great story and just enough creep factor.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Kelly’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to him before and he was amazing.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are looking for monsters and gore this one isn't it, but I promis you would be missing out if you don't read it. It is a ghost story/who dunnit with a little bit of magic and yes King fans, some love. If I had the time, I would have have curled up on a Saturday and listened to the whole thing at once.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (5951)
    Performance
    (5514)
    Story
    (5533)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "Another King win"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already have. I listened to this book in less than two weeks which is quick for me. I was always anticipating getting back to it and thinking about it at odd hours of the day. At one point I did sneak off for a listen at work just to hear what happens next.


    What other book might you compare Doctor Sleep to and why?

    No specific book, however, the fast pace and the scary supernatural stuff that went on throughout the entire book reminded me of earlier Koontz. Twilight Eyes comes to mind as I am writing this.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Rose first encounters Abbra in her head. Patton does a wicked pissed off Rose!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    No one is who they appear to be


    Any additional comments?

    I want to clarify I didn't give it 5 stars only because I am overly critical about what I read. There are some plot lines involving Abbras' parents and herself that I was like "no way that would have happened." This was definitely worth my credit, and I would have purchased this book without one being an avid King fan. Thank you Stephen King for another awesome two weeks of escape. And to Will Patton for reading me to sleep every night. Like most King's books the narration was spot on.

    0 of 0 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
    (2936)
    Performance
    (2256)
    Story
    (2271)

    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"
    "Glad I didn't read this one first"
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    Would you try another book from Gillian Flynn and/or Ann Marie Lee?

    Yes! I love Gillian Flynn and I can't wait for the next book! Ann Marie brought these characters and this town to life.


    If you’ve listened to books by Gillian Flynn before, how does this one compare?

    I've listened to all three now, and this one is at the bottom of the pile. Had the "who dunnit" part figured out way early in the book which proved to be a big distraction for me. Also, some of the plot lines were over the top not believable.


    What about Ann Marie Lee’s performance did you like?

    EVERYTHING! She is what kept me listening honestly. Her Southern accent, especially Adora was spot on. She lulled me to sleep every night with her syrupy sometimes throaty voice. Love love love Ann Marie Lee.


    Did Sharp Objects inspire you to do anything?

    Not to eat meat for several weeks. If you were actively trying to create vegetarians, Gillian, mission accomplished.


    Any additional comments?

    I urge you to read Gone Girl and Dark Places first. I fell in love with Gillian's brilliant prose and her deliciously macabre brain leaving me wanting for more. By the time I read Sharp Objects, I was a wee bit jaded so it was much easier to swallow. I almost put this one down several times.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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