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Nancee

Wilmington, MA, USA

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  • In a Sunburned Country

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2046)
    Performance
    (624)
    Story
    (625)

    Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion on the Appalachian Trail resulted in the best seller A Walk in the Woods. Now, we follow him "Down Under" to Australia with this delectably funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance that combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity. More from Bill Bryson.

    Larry says: "Laugh out loud funny"
    "Its a Kick!"
    Overall

    I bought it recently on the recommendation of someone in the monthly newsletter. I have been recently interested in Australia and this was a fun way of traveling through it. This Bryson guy is a real kick and it was fun, light commute "read"!

    I am about to read "A Walk in the Woods" by Bryson.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Associate: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1771)
    Performance
    (358)
    Story
    (362)

    Kyle McAvoy grew up in his father's small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was elected editor-in-chief of The Yale Law Journal, and his future has limitless potential. But Kyle has a secret, a dark one, an episode from college that he has tried to forget. The secret, though, falls into the hands of the wrong people, and Kyle is forced to take a job he doesn't want, even if it's a job most law students can only dream about....

    JoAnn says: "Good, but not nearly as good as The Firm""
    "Love John Grisham"
    Overall

    Disappointed in the ending; felt like there should have been more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4987)
    Performance
    (2790)
    Story
    (2825)

    Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

    avid reader says: "Hours of enjoyable, fun listening"
    "Loved this!"
    Overall

    Although I had a difficult time knowing what period the author was speaking about some time, I was able to follow the story line. I listen primarily when I commute so I start and stop the book frequently.

    Loved the story and kept guessing till the last minute where the story line would end up. Loved the characters. Looking forward to listening to her other book.

    I didn't get bored.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thirteen Moons

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Charles Frazier
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (664)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (228)

    This magnificent novel by one of America's finest writers is the epic of one man's remarkable journey, set in 19th-century America against the background of a vanishing people and a rich way of life. At the age of 12, under the Wind Moon, Will is given a horse, a key, and a map, and sent alone into the Indian Nation to run a trading post as a bound boy. It is during this time that he grows into a man, learning, as he does, of the raw power it takes to create a life, to find a home.

    P. Bergh says: "A fascinating, great epic tale"
    "Fascinating!"
    Overall

    Loved, loved, loved it! Best produced audio book I have ever listened too also. I am in love with Will Patton (been a fan of his acting for years), oh, what a voice! Perfectly sexy for this love story. And to think that this character was very similar to a real person makes it all the more fascinating. Learned about about that early 1800's period which is sort of a blank slate for me--the movement of the Indians also. Makes you really love Andrew Jackson, doesn't it?!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2243)
    Performance
    (485)
    Story
    (502)

    In 1993 Greg Mortenson was the exhausted survivor of a failed attempt to ascend K2, an American climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram Himalaya. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of an impoverished Pakistani village, Mortenson promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time: Greg Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban.

    Karl says: "An education and inspiration"
    "Poor Audio"
    Overall

    Great story but terrible narrator or audio production. My previous read was Thirteen Moons w/Will Patton and music; this book is tough to listen to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By George Crile
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3075)
    Performance
    (859)
    Story
    (876)

    Charlie Wilson's War is the untold story behind the last battle of the Cold War and how it fueled the rise of militant Islam. George Crile tells how Charlie Wilson, a maverick congressman from east Texas, conspired with a rogue CIA operative to launch the biggest, meanest, and most successful covert operation in the agency's history.

    Chuck says: "Best Non-Fiction Book - Extremely Compelling!!!"
    "Awesome Book!"
    Overall

    I read this last summer before it came out on audio; loved it because it sucks you right in, like a good book should! I have gone on to read other books about that period.

    23 of 27 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil Wears Prada

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lauren Weisberger
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1189)
    Performance
    (272)
    Story
    (279)

    Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, is hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the successful editor of Runway magazine. Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts Prada! Armani! Versace! at every turn. As things escalate from the merely unacceptable to the downright outrageous, Andrea begins to realize that the job a million girls would die for may just kill her. And even if she survives, she has to decide whether the job is worth the price of her soul.

    Howard says: "You won't be able to stop the player"
    "What a Devil!"
    Overall

    Loved this book; it was such a piece of wonderful fluff. I love the moral dilemma that Andrea experiences working for the boss from hell and the description of the fashion world was engrossing. I would have gotten the book sooner had I known the narrator was the same lady that did Memoirs of a Geisha--also a great book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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