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Jean

San Antonio, TX, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Kane and Abel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
    Overall
    (556)
    Performance
    (364)
    Story
    (363)

    William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless polish immigrant-born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world-are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream. Two men - ambitious, powerful, ruthless - are locked in a relentless struggle to build an empire, fueled by their all-consuming hatred.

    Elliot says: "Kane & Abel - 30 years later"
    "The best book I've heard in a long time!!!"
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    What did you love best about Kane and Abel?

    Abel's will to overcome even as a child.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending...


    What does Jason Culp bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voice.


    Who was the most memorable character of Kane and Abel and why?

    Abel, he was a self made man. Born to poverty and he had the will to survive.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • More Things in Heaven and Earth: Watervalley Days, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jeff High
    • Narrated By Will Damron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    As an ambitious young doctor with a penchant for research, Luke Bradford never wanted to set up practice in a remote rural town. But to pay back his student loans and to fulfill a promise from his past, he heads for Watervalley, Tennessee - and immediately stumbles into one disaster after another. Will he be labeled the town idiot before he’s even introduced as the new doctor?

    Jean says: "Don't miss this one! I can't wait for Book 2!"
    "Don't miss this one! I can't wait for Book 2!"
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    I couldn't get much else done, if it involved anything that required me to stop listening.
    I'm sadly finished but can't wait until book 2 arrives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Criminal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Kathleen Early
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1645)
    Performance
    (1387)
    Story
    (1393)

    Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and he is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation, until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before - when Will's father was imprisoned for murder - this was his home....

    Melinda says: "Heart Pounding, Gripping Thriller"
    "Karin Slaughter on my favorite author list now."
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    This is the first book I have heard by this author and I am going to find another one. This story kept me wanting to listen as much a possible. It was a darn shame I had to go to work....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Caine Mutiny

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (877)
    Performance
    (761)
    Story
    (762)

    Having inspired a classic film and Broadway play, The Caine Mutiny is Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life—and mutiny—on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater. It was immediately embraced upon its original publication as one of the first serious works of American fiction to grapple with the moral complexities and the human consequences of the Second World War. In the intervening half century, this gripping story has become a perennial favorite, selling millions throughout the world, and claiming the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

    James says: "Even Better than the Movie"
    "Awesome story."
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    Would you listen to The Caine Mutiny again? Why?

    I will definitely be listening to this one again. Wonderful to hear the saga.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Hard to pick a part.


    Have you listened to any of Kevin Pariseau’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    If you could take any character from The Caine Mutiny out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Willie


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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