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  • All the Devils Are Here

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Bethany McLean, Joe Nocera
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    Overall
    (466)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (214)

    As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue? On greedy traders, misguided regulators, sleazy subprime companies, cowardly legislators, or clueless home buyers? According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, the real answer is all of the above-and more. Many devils helped bring hell to the economy.

    eurilynn says: "Excellent!"
    "Interesting but Technical"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book is more designed for the financial guru or someone with a better understanding of accounting and finance.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The history of what led up to the collapse was fascinating. Pure greed unabated!


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    No comment


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

    Anger that the financial collapse could have been prevented.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tommyknockers

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Edward Hermann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (999)
    Performance
    (689)
    Story
    (695)

    Bobbi Anderson and the other good folks of Haven, Maine, have sold their souls to reap the rewards of the most deadly evil this side of Hell.

    Grant S. Burroughs says: "The old Stephen King"
    "Really?"
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    Would you try another book from Stephen King and/or Edward Hermann?

    Yes, I love reading King books, but this one was terrible.


    What could Stephen King have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The plot in this book was all over the place, discussing things the reader doesn't need to know and are not relevant to the plot.


    What didn’t you like about Edward Hermann’s performance?

    Ed's performance was ok, just the plot I had issues with.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Tommyknockers?

    The irrelevant ones that have nothing to do with the plot.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fool Moon: The Dresden Files, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8248)
    Performance
    (6262)
    Story
    (6239)

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.

    pterion says: "I'm liking Harry more and more"
    "Pity Party"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Dresden's moaning. He goes on about how its all his fault that other people have died. He is also on his last leg, yet has energy to save the day one more time. I think Butcher pushed it in this book.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jim Butcher? Why or why not?

    Possibly, but if its another pity party - count me out of the Dresden series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Nothing comes to mind


    Do you think Fool Moon needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, because it would involve more self pity.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23585)
    Performance
    (10183)
    Story
    (10262)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Dry narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better narrator - he was dry & stuffy.
    The book seems to jump around introducing character.


    Has The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What didn’t you like about Simon Vance’s performance?

    He was dry, stuffy and monotone


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

    I was disappointed because the book got such great reviews.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Timothy Ferriss
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (2636)
    Performance
    (1641)
    Story
    (1646)

    This expanded edition includes dozens of practical tips and case studies from readers who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book. Also included are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

    Jason says: "My favorite book for encouragement!"
    "A Definite Must Read"
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    What made the experience of listening to The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) the most enjoyable?

    Fantastic! You can't walk away from this book without gaining something.


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    Ray Porter is great at this narration. He truly conveys the author's point of view with all of his wit and humor.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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