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Molly

Wazoo Books

Goshen, IN, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
    • Narrated By Jeremy Bobb
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (244)

    For four years, from the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy until after the election of Lyndon Johnson, Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to guard the glamorous and private Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. During those four years, he went from being a reluctant guardian to a fiercely loyal watchdog and friend. Looking back, Clint Hill tells his story for the first time, offering a tender and tragic portrayal of how a Secret Service agent who started life in an orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the First Lady who captivated first the nation and then the world.

    alexis says: "This Memoir is a Blessing!"
    "Kennedy Bodyguard ~NARCISSISTIC~?"
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    PLOT: secret service agent Clint Hill was bodyguard to Jackie Kennedy~

    this is a loving memory of the Jackie Kennedy and the first family by Secret Service Angent Clint Hill. BUT soon it takes a bizarre twist as his comments about his "feelings" about the first lady. He adores her that is clear but comments like "we could read each other's mind she would start a sentence and I could finish it" made you feel very much this agent had some kind of bizarre "emotional ONE sided bond" with Jackie Kennedy. He often uses the tems of how he would have liked to "HUG" her to comfort her and very much is way to familiar in his emotion descriptions in this audio book. Clint Hill appears to have a remarkable memory of events and tells events in glossed over manner about HIS relationship with the Kennedys. The story is an excellent one and moves along very well over the several years and gives us a VERY good look inside the Kennedy Whitehouse. The death of President Kennedy is first rate. What detracts from the events are the "emotions" tells us about in this book. His weird emotion bond with Jackie Kennedy makes you uncomfortable at times. I felt he had some narcissistic ideas when he was so emotional over his dealing with the Kennedys and yet detached when he spoke about his own wife and family. I give it 4 stars over all because I felt Clint Hill was more emotional attached to Jackie Kennedy that is proper for a bodyguard and how little the agent spoke of his own personal attachment to his own wife and children.

    6 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Double Agent: The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Peter Duffy
    • Narrated By George Newbern, Peter Duffy
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    As war began in Europe in 1939, a naturalized German American was recruited by the Nazis to set up a radio transmitter and collect messages from spies active in the city to send back to Nazi spymasters in Hamburg. This German American, William G. Sebold, approached the FBI and became the first double agent in the Bureau's history, the center of a 16-month investigation that led to the arrest of a colorful cast of 33 enemy agents.

    Molly says: "Nazi Spies in America 3 STARS~ not bad............"
    "Nazi Spies in America 3 STARS~ not bad............"
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    PLOT: the real stories about Nazi Spies in America.

    the Germans prepared for WAR with the United States well before it was declared. in the late 1930s Nazi Germany was busy recruiting American Germans to spy for them. They used a combo of blackmail, national loyalty to the "father land" (GERMANY) and bribery. People in aircraft factories and munitions plants forked over the plans for many guns and even the legendary Norden Bomb Sight.... This is their story. William G. Sebold was born in Germany became a naturalized American Citizen. He became the means to capture many Nazis in America. We also see the growth of the FBI through Hoover. This is interesting and though a bit overly long it is full of the many "groups" of Spies located all over the USA. It tells HOW the Nazis recruited and gathered information. Much of this info was used to BASE the movies Confessions of a Nazi Spy and The House on 92nd Street. the ONLY thing that is a total shame is Sebold was not helped by the FBI after he was done spying and died in poverty and having mental illness with it. all very sad. Still a good way to view the many spies and how they functioned inside the USA before and during World War 2. 3 STARS...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Threats and Promises

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Barbara Delinsky
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Mistaken identity...or the real thing? After undergoing plastic surgery and opening a shop with a friend, Lauren Stevenson was looking forward to starting afresh. Then some peculiar things began to happen. She was nearly run down by an out-of-control car. A few days later she was attacked by a wild dog. Several items in her home had somehow moved. Matt Kruger showed up soon after. He's handsome, passionate, and says he's a close friend of her brother's. But why has Matt appeared now? After all, her brother has been dead for more than a year....

    Molly says: "Someone is out to killer her? maybe? 4 STAR"
    "Someone is out to killer her? maybe? 4 STAR"
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    PLOT: a new face and someone is out to kill Lauren.

    Lauren had surgery and a new face. She is trying to get on with her life and is busy with her new business and remodeling a farmhouse. Along comes Matt who was best friends with her deceased brother. When circumstances have Lauren thinking someone is out to frighten or even kill her from a dog attack and garage door mishap all this adds up to someone wanting her dead. She turns to Matt for both a body guard and romance. the reality is someone wants her dead or is it the woman she NOW looks like? This is a nice little early romance by Delinsky. Holds the interest. GREAT reader one of the BEST by Mediascape the reader.....Coleen Marlo needs to be used more often. I give it 4 stars.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Afterglow

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By Elenna Stauffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (30)

    What do Chelsea Lattimer and David Winter have in common? Aside from both being single, attractive, and successful...absolutely nothing! She's an outspoken, free-spirited romance novelist. He's a physician, with a blue-blood pedigree and all the proper seriousness of his profession.

    Julie says: "Awful. Just awful."
    "Uptight Doc Meets SEXY romance writer..3 star fun."
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    PLOT: Hot Doc David meets his opposite.

    Chelsey Latimer finds HOT Doc....David....sexy but he is also a bit straight laced. The fun begins when she ends up in the ER and he has to examine her. This is funny and cute. Chelsey a very successful romance writer ends up with David the hot ER Doc...and the road to romance has plenty of bumps. This is a fun little romance and holds the interest. I give it 3 out of 5 for early Colter romances. also try After Shocks by Catherine Coulter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By J. Randy Taraborrelli
    • Narrated By Beth Fowler
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    What does it mean to be a Kennedy? If ever three women would be challenged and changed by marriage into a family, it would be Jacqueline Bouvier, Ethel Skakel, and Joan Bennett. None of these radiant brides could have ever been prepared for the fame, the family, and tragedies that would spring from their lives. As they struggled to cope with their husbands' infidelities, the harsh glare of the media, and the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, these women would learn what it meant to be sisters, reaching out to one another with comfort and consolation.

    colleen says: "my first Kennedy book"
    "Fluff Piece on the Kennedy Women~3 STARS...."
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    PLOT: FLUFFY SOAPY piece on the Kennedy Women.


    this is better than I expected from this author who is the fluff piece story teller. But he pieces the stories of Jackie, Ethel and Joan pretty well. this is told more like a story with good details and is both entertaining and will keep you interested.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Contract with Consequences

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Miranda Lee
    • Narrated By Simone Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    He can give her everything she's ever wanted...Last year Scarlet King was a blushing bride-to-be, but now she's alone and more than anything longs for a baby. This time she's determined to prove she doesn't need a man! Successful, spine-tinglingly gorgeous John Mitchell has desired Scarlet for years, so seizes the chance to claim her. But his proposal comes with a devilish price: if she wants a baby, they'll do it the old-fashioned way!

    Molly says: "Scarlet wants a baby~HE wants to give it to her..."
    "Scarlet wants a baby~HE wants to give it to her..."
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    PLOT: Scarlet wants a baby and family friend John wants to give it to her.

    Scarlet feels her life is empty and decides to go the sperm donor route until family friend John decides he could give her a baby. The route to the baby is good and John and Scarlet give us the couple we enjoy trying to make it as a couple and parents. I give this 4 stars

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 39 Steps: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Robert Montgomery, Ida Lupino
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    This radio dramatization of the classic Hitchcock movie originally aired on December 13, 1937.

    Molly says: "Spies need to be STOPPED~ 4STARS"
    "Spies need to be STOPPED~ 4STARS"
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    the 39 steps a secret organization is trying a get a big secret out of England. A man on the run and a girl are the key to stopping the spies. Robert Montgomery and Ida Lopino are very good and hold the interest. FAST and fun.....4 stars...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Agent: In Search of America's Greatest World War II Spy

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephan Talty
    • Narrated By Steve Carlson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    In 1942, the Brooklyn-born Erickson was a millionaire oil mogul who volunteered for a dangerous mission inside the Third Reich: Locating the top-secret synthetic oil plants that kept the German war machine running. To fool the Nazis, Erickson played the role of a collaborator. He hung a portrait of Hitler in his apartment and "disowned" his Jewish best friend, then flew to Berlin, where he charmed Himmler and signed lucrative oil deals with the architects of the Final Solution.

    Molly says: "Neutral Swede Spies for the Allies~"
    "Neutral Swede Spies for the Allies~"
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    PLOT: lesser known Swedish neutral who ends up spying for the Allies in WW2.

    This is based in a real live man who was born in the USA and moved to SWEDEN to an oil company mogul. He marries a swede and then World War 2 starts. He is recruited to spy for the allies. Erik Erickson is known as RED......his code name and comes up with the idea of a "oil refinery" in neutral Sweden to gain access to the oil refineries in Germany. This aids in helping the allies fine locations for bombings. This is a good audio. Moves alone well and keeps the interest. I give it 3 out of 5.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pack of Lies

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By Hugh Whitemore
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Actual events during the Cold War inspired this thriller that takes place in a suburb of London during the autumn and winter of 1960-1961. Loyalty, duty, and friendship collide when the Jacksons slowly discover the Krogers, their neighbors and cherished friends, are not what they appear. A gripping play that may leave you wondering exactly what it is those nice people next door are really up to.

    Molly says: "The SPIES across the way........entertaining......"
    "The SPIES across the way........entertaining......"
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    PLOT: The Canadian Couple across the street could be spies......

    1960.....and the COLD WAR is still going strong .....a British family are best friends to the Canadian Couple across the way. When Scotland Yard asks for a room in their house to "keep eye on the neighbors..." .....This is a very good play. When the police ladies are in the UK family home on a daily basis to view the comings and goings. As time goes by the UK family are wanting this over and done with. Mr. Stewart is the head Scotland Yard man and tell them Canadian couple are in fact Russian Spies and have a secret radio and broad cast secrets to the KGB in Russia. This is a very good play and keeps you interested.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aftershocks

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    Model Georgina Hathaway is more than just a beautiful face in a magazine. The 23-year-old’s career has brought her independence and a maturity that belies her youth. She can afford the finer things in life, but there’s something else she wants: Dr. Elliot Mallory. Dr. Elliot Mallory is older, more experienced and sophisticated than Georgina. Although he doesn’t want to have feelings for her, he’s endlessly intrigued by her bright mind, humor and charm.

    Maria says: "May-December Romance"
    "The Model and the sexy Doc.....4 STAR fun~~"
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    PLOT: model Georgina sets her sights on HUNKY doc Elliott....

    George meets the sexy doc at the annual doctors Volleyball game where she wins big time for her team. She soon invites Elliott the chief of radiology to a ballgame. HOW can this young woman afford a condo and fancy car? he draws the wrong conclusion but discovers George is really "Georgina" the super model. This is a fun book and has a great reader. This takes us from much younger heroine and older mature doctor. The by play is fun and plot is very good. This is an early gem from Coulter and it holds up. 4 STARS for fun look a woman takes on a doc with a big ego....fun....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Independent Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Sallie wondered if Rhy would recognize her after seven years. She'd lost weight, loosened up and turned her talents to news reporting for one of the nation's leading magazines. After all this time, would Rhy Baines, the news publisher, recognize his wife? Sallie Jerome, a.k.a. Mrs. Baines, had picked up the pieces of shattered dreams after Rhy walked out. She'd become the independent, self-possessed woman he'd always wanted. Only now, she didn't want him. Or did she?

    Anna says: "Kept me interested"
    "Where do they get these BAD readers? ~1 STAR~BAD"
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    PLOT: Sallie Jerome has her estranged husband become her new Boss.....

    early Linda Howard and not one of her best....Sallie Jerome aka Sarah....used to be a plump woman who married sexy Rhy. He soon found his travels as a world class journalist more interesting than his little frumpy wife. After she looses her baby she and Rhy part ways........ 9 years later Sarah is now Sallie and still married but only her close friend know it. She is now a slender intelligent reporter and loves her job. When Rhy shows up.... she has not seen in years becomes her new boss she is not happy by any means. She tried to avoid him hoping he will not recognize her. When Rhy soon curtails her adventuresome reporting she gets bored. Rhy wants to get close to Sallie but she find he has a mistress Coral. This is a very dated book complete with "hero Rhy" who we do not like and is very dominate mentally and physically with Sallie. This story is interesting but this early Linda Howard is not one of her best. What makes this book AWEFUL is the reader. I have no idea why Dreamscape is not getting this right. This woman is the WORSE reader in all the hundreds of books I have ever heard. She is speeds up and then way down and then goes to Minnie mouse....LOL...bad....I did the fair thing and listened to the whole book but ONLY because of Linda Howard.....I would not bother with this one....and I can ONLY give it a 1 STARS because of Linda Howard and that is being generous. AVOID this LEMON.....even sugar would 'not' help it. Try Mr. Perfect.....and know what a good audiobook by Linda Howard is......

    9 of 26 people found this review helpful

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