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Kenneth

Carrollton, TX, United States

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  • 31 reviews
  • 38 ratings
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  • 202 purchased in 2014
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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
    (2524)
    Performance
    (2228)
    Story
    (2221)

    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"
    "Don't Listen if You're Asleep,"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Khaled Hosseini and/or the narrators?

    No! It's someone talking with their hand over their mouth and leaving out a lot of the vowels.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Khaled Hosseini again?

    No! The author should try plumbing.


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    What performance?


    What character would you cut from And the Mountains Echoed?

    The Mountains did a good job.


    Any additional comments?

    This is like listening to a book read backwards. Save your time and money.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • God'll Cut You Down: The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, a Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Safran
    • Narrated By Tom Bromhead
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 2010 by a young black man named Vincent McGee. At first the murder seemed a twist on old Deep South race crimes. But then new revelations and complications came to light. Maybe it was a dispute over money rather than race - or, maybe and intriguingly, over sex.

    Kenneth says: "Run of the mouth"
    "Run of the mouth"
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    Would you try another book from John Safran and/or Tom Bromhead?

    Not really a book


    Would you ever listen to anything by John Safran again?

    Save your money


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tom Bromhead?

    The narrator is not the problem.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from God'll Cut You Down?

    The whole book.


    Any additional comments?

    Save your money

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Eventide

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kent Haruf
    • Narrated By George Hearn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    One of the most beloved novels in recent years, Plainsong was a best seller from coast to coast, and now Kent Haruf returns to the High Plains community of Holt, Colorado, with a story of even more masterful authority.

    Bill L. says: "Wonderful!"
    "Lots of sex in every chapter"
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    Performance
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Too much sexual description that is unecessary for the story.


    What other book might you compare Eventide to and why?

    Not Jane Austen


    Which character – as performed by George Hearn – was your favorite?

    He was versatile


    If you could rename Eventide, what would you call it?

    Eventide is fine.


    Any additional comments?

    Cut the sex. Can't listen to it on speakers with small children.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Benediction

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kent Haruf
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (85)

    From the beloved and best-selling author of Plainsong and Eventide comes a story of life and death, and the ties that bind, once again set out on the High Plains in Holt, Colorado. When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife, Mary, must work together to make his final days as comfortable as possible. Their daughter, Lorraine, hastens back from Denver to help look after him....

    Adele says: "Another Home Run for Haruf & Bramhall"
    "40% sex"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Benediction in three words, what would they be?

    Sex worked into every angle pssible.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Narrator.


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

    Versatile


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

    The death.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't play sex on speakera with SMALL CHILDREN IN THE ROOM.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Quiet Game

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (109)

    When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn't find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secret - and the small town's violent past.

    Joe says: "Move over Clancy, Iles is in the building!"
    "25% sex"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Quiet Game the most enjoyable?

    It was a good story but impossiblr to listen to without earplugs in front of small chhildren because of unecessary sexual narration.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anne she was a child.


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

    He is versatile.


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

    Yes without the sex.


    Any additional comments?

    Books can sell without the sex adults don't need to hear it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Richard Flanagan
    • Narrated By David Atlas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (117)

    >In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thailand - Burma Death Railway in 1943, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. His life is a daily struggle to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from pitiless beatings - until he receives a letter that will change him forever.

    Lee Chemel says: "Exquisite"
    "Save Your Money"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This is not a book it is a void with a disappoint non-story, title and how this book won an award is a miracle.


    Has The Narrow Road to the Deep North turned you off from other books in this genre?

    This is not a genre it is nothing.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Atlas?

    Narrator is fine.


    What character would you cut from The Narrow Road to the Deep North?

    There is no story.


    Any additional comments?

    Save your money you will be disappointed.

    5 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • The Bone Clocks

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Mitchell
    • Narrated By Jessica Ball, Leon Williams, Colin Mace, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (336)
    Story
    (334)

    Following a scalding row with her mother, 15-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as "the radio people," Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life.

    Melinda says: "Not Short Listed, This Time"
    "Save your money"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from David Mitchell and/or the narrators?

    Book of incomplete sentences, plot, worthless, does not make sense and goes no place.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Kissinger


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

    Someone who could speak English


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

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    The New York Times Book Review lies

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Empire Falls

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Richard Russo
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (131)

    Dexter County, Maine, and specifically the town of Empire Falls, has seen better days, and for decades, in fact, only a succession from bad to worse. One by one, its logging and textile enterprises have gone belly-up, and the once vast holdings of the Whiting clan (presided over by the last scion’s widow) now mostly amount to decrepit real estate. The working classes, meanwhile, continue to eke out whatever meager promise isn’t already boarded up. Miles Roby gazes over this ruined kingdom from the Empire Grill, an opportunity of his youth that has become the albatross of his life.

    margaret says: "Hugely Enjoyable"
    "Have a Dumb Husban But Learn How to Come"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who enjoy reading about sex, with descriptive details based on the dumb down education of decline in America. Learn that to come is all there is to life.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I certalny won't believe the reviews but will just take my chances.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When I decided to shut the book and throw it away.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Empire Falls?

    I would never publish it it's trash.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like to get horny reading books read this one. And then you can learn where your spot is and come, maybe.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Aurelio Zen: Dead Lagoon

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated By Cameron Stewart
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Aurelio Zen returns to his native Venice to investigate the disappearance of a rich American resident but he soon learns that, amid the hazy light and shifting waters of the lagoon, nothing is what it seems. As Zen is drawn deeper into the complex and ambiguous mysteries surrounding the discovery of a skeletal corpse on an ossuary island in the north lagoon, he is also forced to confront a series of disturbing revelations about his own life.

    Sandy says: "We have found the perfect narrator for Zen and..."
    "Language is great"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes the story is good and the ability of the author to communcate with exciting vivid language is excellent.


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

    The plt was not up front, Therefore the plot was a surprise.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The description of who people and places were were all enthralling.


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

    I read this book mostly because of the language.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a must read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Glenn Greenwald
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    Overall
    (242)
    Performance
    (214)
    Story
    (213)

    In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agency’s widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security....

    Dean says: "Excellent! Engaging, thoughtful, and illuminating"
    "No good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Glenn Greenwald and/or L. J. Ganser?

    Maybe


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not NSA too much unexplained, details too obscure.


    Would you be willing to try another one of L. J. Ganser’s performances?

    yes


    What character would you cut from No Place to Hide?

    I did not like the book after chapter 5.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes this will sell.

    3 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Any Other Name: Walt Longmire, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1000)
    Performance
    (911)
    Story
    (906)

    Sheriff Walt Longmire had already rounded up a sizable posse of devoted readers when the A&E television series Longmire sent the Wyoming lawman’s popularity skyrocketing. Now, in Any Other Name, Walt is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in an adjacent county. Detective Gerald Holman is dead and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend to take his own life.

    C. Telfair says: "Lost in Fog with Buffalo"
    "John Wayne rides again"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Any Other Name again? Why?

    They are addicting, Johnson is great.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Any Other Name?

    Walt's moments with the buffalo and listening for Virgil are always so special.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Waly of course he makes the whole thing work.


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

    Don't make a film.


    Any additional comments?

    Move Cady closer to Wyoming, someday he's not going to make it to Philly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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