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Susan

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  • Cross My Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Tom Wopat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (537)
    Performance
    (479)
    Story
    (484)

    Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart--nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him in the most unsettling and unexpected novel of James Patterson's career.

    Susan says: "Cheap Trick - Shame on Mr. Patterson"
    "Really, James, you couldn't have finished it?!"
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    Where does Cross My Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I like Patterson's writing - quick chapters, characters with depth, compelling charaters. This book held to his usual style. Not finishing a mystery book in one volume is pretty irratating, so I ranked it lower than most of works I have read lately.


    Would you be willing to try another book from James Patterson? Why or why not?

    Of course I will read the next book!


    What about Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat ’s performance did you like?

    I liked the change in voices for the different characters. It added a lot to the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

    • ORIGINAL (24 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor David Christian
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (126)

    How is it possible for the disciplines of cosmology, geology, anthropology, biology, and history to fit together? These 48 lectures answer that question by weaving a single story from accounts of the past developed by a variety of scholarly disciplines. The result is a story stretching from the origins of the universe to the present day and beyond, in which human history is seen as part of the history of our Earth and biosphere, and the Earth's history, in turn, is seen as part of the history of the universe.

    John P. Gillespie says: "The Big Picture of Big History"
    "Amazing!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended this audio lecture to others. It really makes you think about our place in the universe very differently.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The breadth of the series.


    What does Professor David Christian bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is such an articulate story teller that you get mesmerized listening to him.


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

    The future of mankind in 1,000 years from now.


    Any additional comments?

    This series will broaden you total view of life and the world you live in.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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