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Sherray

NewYork, NY, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • 48 reviews
  • 161 ratings
  • 349 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2014
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  • The Painted Bird

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jerzy Kosinski
    • Narrated By Fred Berman, Michael Aronov
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (60)

    A harrowing story that follows the wanderings of a boy abandoned by his parents during World War II, The Painted Bird is a dark masterpiece that examines the proximity of terror and savagery to innocence and love. It is the first, and the most famous, novel by one of the most important and original writers of this century.

    Shawn says: "A guided tour of Hell."
    "Captivatingly haunting...."
    Overall

    I'm somewhat of a horror buff and this book's content description caught my eye. I was not disappointed by a long shot! The narrator's voice was perfect for the subject matter and kept me riveted to the spot to hear what happened next.This guy would be a hit around a late night camp fire. I enjoyed the pull-no-punches gory scenes and the boy's tenacity for survival. A great read.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Poisonwood Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Dean Robertson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3403)
    Performance
    (2180)
    Story
    (2197)

    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

    Lynda Rains Bonchack says: "A long time coming..........."
    "Poisonwood Bible"
    Overall

    I did like this book and the narration,but felt that it could have been better too.For instance,from the mother's point of view it seems like she never talked to the husband.Even the way she reacted when their troubles in the Congo went too far was weird and readers are left to wonder on their own if she ever said the slightest bit to this man who basically forced them to stay in that place beyond what was safe.Really irritating.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Fever Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3067)
    Performance
    (1664)
    Story
    (1673)

    At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen's tragic death, only to make a stunning - and dreadful - discovery. Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead...and why?

    Snoodely says: "Intelligent, spooky thriller"
    "Fever Dream"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book's humor and the narration of it.I like how the two main characters are as different as night and day,but good friends despite the mishaps they get into during cases.I found the mystery surrounding the wife deep and really had to pay close attention to what that was about,once it was revealed because it was a little confusing at first.I'll definitely look for more books from these two authors.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
    • Narrated By Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee are legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, cherished not merely for their gifts as actors but also for their lifelong commitment to human rights, family values, and community. Now, in a joint memoir that celebrates half a century of successful marriage, they look back on the extraordinary careers that earned each a Presidential Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

    A. Ware says: "Fascinating Historical Context"
    "Nice touch..."
    Overall

    I have always admired these two people and was glad to find something from them on Audible.One never hears anything about them in the media and you kind of have to hunt down anything about them.I liked how both of them told their story together.I did get a little lost during the part about Ruby's first miscarriage,but chalked it up to the times of that era.My favorite part was when they spoke of marriage and staying together for a long time.Truly words to live by,with practice!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ghosts Among Us: Uncovering the Truth About the Other Side

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By James Van Praagh
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (93)

    Ghosts Among Us is an incredible journey into the spirit world that sheds light on the greatest mysteries of life and death. James Van Praagh shares his knowledge about and life experience with ghosts, taking a world that to many of us seems both crazy and scary and making it accessible, leading not only to understanding but even inspiration.

    Filled with extraordinary true ghost stories and surprising details about how ghosts actively participate in our lives, Van Praagh challenges us to question our perceptions and shows how we can live more fully by being open to the spirit world.

    C. Weidner says: "Interesting and enjoyable"
    "Ghosts Among Us"
    Overall

    I'm about to go ghost-hunting and needed straight-forward,direct info about that realm.Despite it's short length,I found this book informative and also inspiring.I can tell the author is for real,as a lot of what he mentions matches things I have experienced.I'd definitely buy more of his books.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Tin Collectors

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated By Robert Lawrence
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (113)

    L.A. police detective Shane Scully comes under investigation by Internal Affairs (derisively known as "the tin collectors") after he kills his ex-partner who was one of the mayor's bodyguards. Temporarily reassigned, so that he can remain under the department's watchful eye, Scully finds that more than his badge is at stake when he is set up to take the rap in a deadly plot of corruption and conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of the LAPD.

    Chance says: "Great begining"
    "Tin Collectors"
    Overall

    I liked how this book read like a TV drama.The narrator did a good job of switching his voice tone for the characters.The plot was easy to follow and the "good cop,bad cop" part was a real page turner.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rosary Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Richard Montanari
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (281)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (67)

    A devious serial killer lays siege to the city of Philadelphia, brutally sacrificing pretty young Catholic girls on the altar of insanity. As the body count rises, an exceptional investigating partnership struggles to stop him. Detective Jessica Balzano, Philly's Homicide Unit's newest rookie, is teamed up with veteran cop Kevin Byrne, respected for his solve rate and known for his unorthodox methods.

    Edward says: "Great Listen!"
    "Pretty good"
    Overall

    I can't say that I have any complaints about this book.I liked how the narrator was able to do different dialects.It gave the book reading more depth. I'm definitely getting The Skin Gods next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Bamboo

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Tim Dorsey
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (89)

    Serge and sidekick Coleman head out west to take on Hollywood bigwigs and L.A. lowlifes in Dorsey's most outrageous novel yet. Before Tinseltown knows what's hit it, Serge has made an unforgettable foray to the Playboy Mansion and come up against Japanese Yakuza and a host of wacky characters.

    Jose says: "Serge is never subprime!"
    "A build up to nothing"
    Overall

    The first half of this book was fine,however when it got to the 2nd part,it went all off track.Names were just suddenly dropped and it seemed like 2 different plots were going on at the same time,yet it was not clarified who the characters were in the story.For instance,who the heck is Ian? Also it was unclear why Serge had to run to L.A. he read a letter to himself and was on a plane the next minute.I'm thru with Serge books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • I Shudder: And Other Reactions to Life, Death, and New Jersey

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Paul Rudnick
    • Narrated By Paul Rudnick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    A hilariously funny, touching, and revelatory book from one of America's preeminent humorist. In his plays, his screenplays, and his writing for The New Yorker and Premiere, Paul Rudnick has established himself as a comic master whose talents transcend genre. Now, in I Shudder, he trains his wickedly perceptive eye on everything from his New Jersey family to Hollywood to demented alcoholic Broadway stars waving swords.

    Mayte says: "Beautiful and funny"
    "Bad title,bad narrating"
    Overall

    I bought this one on basis of the reviews it recieved,but was sorely disappointed.The narrator's voice was like an annoying nasally sound.His reading was all over the place and it was hard to tell if he was talking about men or women,since he sounds "sweet" himself.I don't even know what this crap was about.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35625)
    Performance
    (26646)
    Story
    (27024)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Sappy and crappy"
    Overall

    I downloaded this book expecting a real gritty survivor,do or die story.What came out was a slow-moving concentration camp type of tale.When they tarted up this young girl and threw her at the boy like a prostitute,that did it for me.I pulled the plug on this dud quick.

    14 of 67 people found this review helpful

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