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Barton

Carmel,, IN, USA

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  • 9 purchased in 2014
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  • The Mark of the Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (475)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (207)

    When a commercial airliner is blown out of the sky off the East Coast, the CIA scrambles to find the perpetrators. A body is discovered near the crash site with three bullets to the face: the calling card of a shadowy international assassin.

    Felton says: "A Super Thriller"
    "Shame On Silva!"
    Overall

    I have come to expect a wonderful book from Daniel Silva; however, this book is a major disappointment. I expect interesting plots well written from this author but this book is awful. Silva should stick with writing in a European or Middle Eastern setting instead of bringing his political biases to writing a trite, uninteresting story set in Washington. Shame on Silva!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Identical

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Scott Turow
    • Narrated By Henry Leyva
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (250)
    Story
    (251)

    Identical, based loosely on the myth of Castor and Pollux, is the story of identical twins, Paul and Cass Giannis, and the complex relationships between their family and their former neighbors, the Kronons. The audiobook focuses principally on events in 2008, when Paul is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County, and Cass is released from the penitentiary, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Athena Kronon.

    Jacqueline says: "Courtroom Drama Takes a Back Seat"
    "Poorest Effort Yet by Scott Turow"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Scott Turow and/or Henry Leyva?

    I found the narrator only a C as compared to other narrators. Turow seems to be a hit and miss author and this story got bogged down in minutia and lesbian activity.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something by Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Vince Flynn, Daniel Silva, but not Scott Turow


    What character would you cut from Identical?

    Evon Miller. She adds nothing to this story. If Turow wants to write about lesbian relationships he should find another genre than crime stories.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Great American Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Philip Roth
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Gil Gamesh, the only pitcher who ever literally tried to kill the umpire. The ex-con first baseman John Baal, “The Babe Ruth of the Big House,” who never hit a homerun sober. If you’ve never heard of them—or of the Ruppert Mundy’s, the only homeless big-league ball team in American history—it’s because of the Communist plot and the capitalist scandal that expunged the entire Patriot League from baseball memory.

    David Edelberg says: "Not Roth's strongest but mindboggling performance"
    "Worst book ever written by Philip Roth"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Philip Roth and/or James Daniels?

    I have always viewed Philip Roth as one of the greatest living American authors but Roth must have been on crack cocaine when he wrote this book many years ago. Even the greatest authors sometime write a stinker and this is Roth's. Ouch!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Appeal

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2004)
    Performance
    (413)
    Story
    (419)

    In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it.

    teresa says: "no wonder it was on sale"
    "The Appeal"
    Overall

    Shame on Grisham. This is the first book written by the author I felt was unworthy of reading. I have listened to every book he has written and all were interesting with the exception of this book. His painting business with a broad brush of corruption is just untrue in my opinion. To listen to the author one would think to work for businesses is an unworthy career. He has lost this reader. I have no intention of buying any more of his efforts.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Long Ball: The Summer of '75 and the Greatest World Series Ever Played

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Tom Adelman
    • Narrated By Richard M. Davidson
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Critically acclaimed writer Tom Adelman is hailed as a renegade by the Village Voice Literary Supplement for his aggressive, no-holds-barred style. The Long Ball is his dynamic re-telling of baseball's thrilling 1975 season.

    Barton says: "Waste Of A Wonderful Year"
    "Waste Of A Wonderful Year"
    Overall

    The author seemingly did the impossible--he wrote a poor book about the incredible 1975 World Series. His book is full of hyperbole, inaccuracies, and his personal opinion on such items as Johnny Bench's new wife Vicki's tight fitting blouse. He brings in for his own purposes Ricky Henderson who in 1975 was in high school, Dave McNally, who was washed up before he left the Expos and had no impact on the 1975 season, and the length of Sparky Anderson's son's hair. Shame on Adelman.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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