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Caroline

Huntington Station, NY, USA

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  • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Boyd Gaines
    Overall
    (594)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (121)

    In this colorful and intimate narrative, Isaacson provides the full sweep of Franklin's amazing life, from his days as a runaway printer to his triumphs as a statesman, scientist, and Founding Father. He chronicles Franklin's tumultuous relationship with his illegitimate son and grandson, his practical marriage, and his flirtations with the ladies of Paris. He also shows how Franklin helped to create the American character and why he has a particular resonance in the twenty-first century.

    Douglas says: "suffers from abridgement"
    "I really enjoyed it!"
    Overall

    I've always been interested in the life of Franklin and thought this was a great general biography. I learned a lot listening to it. The reader was very easy and enjoyable to listen to.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4531)
    Performance
    (1437)
    Story
    (1445)

    All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

    PA Law says: "Haunting and beautiful tale"
    "Great Listen!"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this story which was actually a story within a story. Well written and captivating. Very easy to listen to. I thought that the reader did a superb job.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Camel Club

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2843)
    Performance
    (1037)
    Story
    (1049)

    It exists at the fringes of Washington, D.C., has no power, and consists solely of four eccentric and downtrodden members whom society has forgotten. Their simple goal is to find the "truth" behind their country's actions.

    Alex says: "The Good, Bad, and the So-So"
    "Painful"
    Overall

    Aggghhh! This is the most difficult listen I've had. The reader painfully misuses punctuation by inserting pauses after every 3-4 words. Emphasis falls in all the wrong places which is very distracting. I can only figure the reader is as bored as I am by the book and is trying to read excitment into it. I've had a hard time keeping the many characters straight and now, 1 1/2 hours from the end, I don't really care to go on. The synopsis sounded so promising, but turns out it was much better than the book itself. Waste of time.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Night Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2353)
    Performance
    (850)
    Story
    (852)

    Five years after the crashof TWA Flight 800, the government has declared it a result of mechanical failure. But John Corey, an ex-NYPD detective who is now a contract agent with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is persuaded by Kate Mayfield, his wife and task force partner, that the case deserves a second look.

    Ms Discus says: "Addictive mix of fact & intriguing storyline"
    "A Shocker"
    Overall

    Demille does it again. The story is plausible, compelling, and fun. The characters are very likable. Scott Brick did a teriffic job in the reading and made it all the more enjoyable. I liked the twists and turns throughout the storyline and like many other reviewers, found the ending a shocker. Hey, thats life. I'd highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vanishing Acts

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (641)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (194)

    Jodi Picoult, the New York Times best-selling author of Second Glance and My Sister's Keeper, is a master at crafting powerful stories that are filled with suspense. In Vanishing Acts this acclaimed author delivers the gripping tale of a woman caught between her forgotten past and her uncertain future.

    Cindy Carson says: "One of the Best!"
    "Reading was Fabulous"
    Overall

    I don't know which was better; the story or the reading. I'm glad I listened to this one instead of reading the book. The full cast made it a teriffic experience. The story was genuine and very moving. You won't be disappointed -

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beekeeper's Apprentice

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1686)
    Performance
    (1027)
    Story
    (1029)

    In 1914, a spirited American girl named Mary Russell meets a retired Sherlock Holmes in the English countryside. Instantly realizing that Mary is gifted with astonishing deductive powers, the Great Detective emerges from retirement to join her as she tracks down a fiendish assassin.

    Yuriko says: "Wow"
    "A Nice Light Read"
    Overall

    I really liked this story. I've always been a fan of Sherlock and this was a nice twist to the usual tale. It was a good mystery and the reader did a fine job. I would definately recommend it.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Angels and Demons

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    Overall
    (5955)
    Performance
    (1548)
    Story
    (1572)

    World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization, the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra.

    Phillip says: "I couldn't put it down...5 STARS"
    "A Lot of Fun!"
    Overall

    Thoroughly enjoyable! Where does he come up with this stuff!?! If you like stories with lots of twists and turns, and lots of historical facts, you'll love this one. I think it might even be better than The Davinci Code which I couldn't put down. A terrific romp!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Da Vinci Code

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6653)
    Performance
    (1438)
    Story
    (1471)

    While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

    Alexandra says: "Incredibly entertaining"
    "I loved it!"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed listening to this book and had trouble shutting it off. The plot was fun and open minded and the mystery unraveled nicely. There were twists and turns throughout, which I always find enjoyable. I found the historical references very interesting and thought provoking (I was compelled to look some of them up to see if they were accurate.) The reader, Paul Michel, is excellent. His ability to animate the personalities made the whole experience of this story even better. I was sorry to have it end. I would definately recommend it -- get the unabridged as I did, I can't imagine leaving out the fun facts which I'm sure got cut in the abridged version.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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