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David

McCall, ID | Member Since 2015

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  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21291)
    Performance
    (19101)
    Story
    (19269)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "A Story for Juviniles"
    Overall

    I enjoy SciFi, but this is not a book for adults. Juvies may enjoy it, as it is about and for them.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Letter from Your Lover: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (479)
    Performance
    (426)
    Story
    (426)

    A sophisticated, pause-resistant double love story spanning 40 years - an unforgettable Brief Encounter for our times. It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing - not the tragic car accident, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply "B", asking her to leave her husband. Years later, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper's archives....

    Corinne says: "Wonderful book!"
    "Exceptional!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Last Letter from Your Lover again? Why?

    Yes, it is so moving, the characters are so real, the plot so well developed.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Letter from Your Lover?

    When I learned that Boot was the librarian.


    Which character – as performed by Susan Lyons – was your favorite?

    Boot


    Who was the most memorable character of The Last Letter from Your Lover and why?

    Jennifer. So much more time is spent with her. And she drove me mad with how she treated Boot. I wanted to shake her.


    Any additional comments?

    The book got off to such a slow start, with no action for so long, that I got bored and nearly put it down for good. But boy am I glad I didn't! It ranks as one of the more memorable books I have ever read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Time Left

    • UNABRIDGED (35 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (178)

    Frank Becker is a highly sought after, expert assassin. When Becker takes a mysterious job, he has no idea that it will force him to delve deeply into his own past. Undeterred by obstacles he is determined to complete his assignment. But he may realize too late that his success will permanently alter his future.

    Scott says: "I don't understand how people feel ripped off"
    "THIS IS A SHORT STORY..... NOT WORTH A CREDIT"
    Overall

    We didn't read the fine print that this is a 35 minute short story. As such ist is vastly overpriced

    1 of 10 people found this review helpful

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