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Russell

College Station, TX, USA | Member Since 2005

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  • And the Mountains Echoed

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini, Navid Negahban, Shohreh Aghdashloo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2427)
    Performance
    (2144)
    Story
    (2135)

    Khaled Hosseini, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.

    FanB14 says: "Does the End Justify the Means"
    "This wasn't another Kite Runner and that's a good."
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    Khaled Hosseini is obviously known for his first two books and many people commented that this wasn't another Kite Runner. I agree and think that was a good thing. I loved his first two books and I loved this one as well. It was a unique work that engaged me the whole time. He does an amazing job of painting a vivid and detailed picture of his characters and their lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4787)
    Performance
    (2527)
    Story
    (2571)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

    Corey says: "Amazing read - even for non-runners"
    "From a standard runner"
    Overall

    If you run, thought about running or appreciate the art of running in any way, you'll want to read this. It randomly showed up as a suggestion when it first came out and couldn't put it down. I'd give it 6 stars if I could.
    FYI, this is not a how to get faster book but you may be inspired to kick off your shoes and do 50 miles in the hills.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Act of Treason

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3019)
    Performance
    (1512)
    Story
    (1506)

    It's a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice-president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national-security conference has just been held, bringing together the world's greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country. It's American politicking at its best. That's when all hell breaks loose.

    Stevon says: "My first Flynn"
    "I was expecting more"
    Overall

    I hate to be the one negative guy here but I was really disappointed by this book. The plot seemed predictable and the characters were too stereotypical and flat. The guy reading the book made it worse with the different voices he used for each character. I was expecting something on par with Tom Clancy and was disappointed. The author did a good job of writing to the Jack Bauer shoot em in the knee cap crowd. So if that’s you get the book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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