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Karen

Las Vegas, NV, USA | Member Since 2006

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  • 6 reviews
  • 15 ratings
  • 607 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2015
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  • Trouble

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jesse Kellerman
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Young, idealistic, and overworked, Jonah is living the lonely life of a medical student in New York City when he accidentally stumbles across a murder in progress: a woman, being stabbed to death in the middle of the sidewalk. Without thinking, he rushes in to protect her, inadvertently killing her attacker in the process. Thrust into the media spotlight, crushed by guilt, Jonah quickly learns that heroism isn't all it's cracked up to be.

    Susie says: "Too realistic for me."
    "endless"
    Overall

    I kept skipping forward to try to find something interesting in this audiobook. I hated the graphic sex and the awful violence. I also had a hard time sympathizing with a man who would attack a woman, regardless of the provocation. I just can't enjoy a book when I am repulsed by the main character! I really couldn't find anything at all to like about him.

    Pointless, endless, dreary ... don't trouble yourself! I'll hesitate before I get any more audiobooks by this author.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Rosie Project: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated By Dan O'Grady
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2822)
    Performance
    (2522)
    Story
    (2517)

    Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own....

    Margaret says: "A fun listen"
    "Wonderful"
    Overall

    I was pleasantly surprised with this audiobook. It was a fun and amusing listen. Now I will need to buy the next one in the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3643)
    Performance
    (2625)
    Story
    (2632)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "A bit disappointed"
    Overall

    I have listened to a number of Bryce Courtenay's audiobooks, and I didn't like this one nearly as much as I did the others. The characters in his other books are quite a bit more admirable than the ones in this book. I was disappointed and a bit repelled by the whole story. I only finished it because I kept hoping it would improve.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Memory of Running

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ron McLarty
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2924)
    Performance
    (1113)
    Story
    (1105)

    In late 2003, in his column in Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King called The Memory of Running "the best novel you won't read this year." This glowing endorsement of the audiobook resulted in Ron McLarty receiving a $2 million two-book deal from Viking Penguin. Also, Warner Brothers has shelled out big bucks for the movie rights to The Memory of Running, for which McLarty will write the script.

    Neal says: "Funny and Fascinating, A Wonderful Book"
    "loved it"
    Overall

    I absolutely loved this audiobook and have listened to it three times since I got it last year. When I run out of new audiobooks to listen to, I just pick this one up again!

    I could really empathize with Smithie and admire him for the way he handled life's tragedies when they were thrust upon him. I really look forward to listening to more by this author!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By George Bush
    • Narrated By George Bush, Barbara Bush
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Here is an intimate and revealing look at one of America's most private public figures. Although former president George Bush has been reticent in public, he has openly shared his private thoughts in correspondence throughout his life. This collection of letters, diary entries, and memos, along with Bush's commentary, provides an insightful portrayal of the forty-first president of the United States.

    Karen says: "It's the best"
    "It's the best"
    Overall

    I absolutely loved this audiobook. It showed the real George Bush ... the kind, moral, human guy who was our president for four short years. I laughed at his innocence in his first letters and cried when his little Robin died. I laughed again at the end, hearing about his life as an average guy, gousing at the grandkids for leaving the freezer door ajar and melting all the ice cream. I came away with a new understanding and deeper respect for him. After listening to the audiobook, I had to go to the book store and buy the book just to have it in my library. I would recommend it to anybody.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • By a Spider's Thread

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (31)

    Mark Rubin's family is missing, and the police won't do a thing because all the evidence indicates his wife left willingly. The successful furrier turns to Tess Monaghan, hoping she can help him find his wife and three children. Tess doesn't know what to make of Rubin, a wealthy Orthodox Jew who doles out vitally important information in grudging dribs and drabs. According to Rubin, he and his beautiful wife, Natalie, had a flawless, happy marriage.

    Steve says: "A nice find..."
    "Great Fun"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. The characters were well drawn and had distinct personalities. The story was compelling and kept me wanting to listen to more! I liked this one a lot more than the last John Grisham I listened to, which about put me to sleep!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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