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Willis

driftwood, TX, USA | Member Since 2006

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  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Harriet Beecher Stowe
    • Narrated By Jim Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    "So this is the little lady that made the big war." The authenticity of Lincoln's words have been questioned, but there is no question that the work fueled the passion and prejudices of countless numbers. It is a work of overwhelming power and persuasions which has outlived even the most severe critics. Notwithstanding its contribution to the abolitionist movement, the book offers a balanced treatment; there is admiration for the best of Southern gentility and the villain is a Vermonter.

    Willis says: "must read"
    "must read"
    Overall

    if you have already read this book, read it again. If you have'nt, read it twice. This is one of the most captivating books I have ever listened to.The strugles of all the characters this book have touched me deeply.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mark Haddon
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4039)
    Performance
    (1752)
    Story
    (1771)

    Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition similar to autism. He doesn't like to be touched or meet new people, he cannot make small talk, and he hates the colors brown and yellow. He is a math whiz with a very logical brain who loves solving puzzles that have definite answers.

    Robert says: "Endearing. Pathos, humor, reality, and insight."
    "My review"
    Overall

    This book was fun to listen to. The author figured out a way to give us a look at the lives of a boy with Autism and his family, all struggling to cope, and throw a mystery in there for good measure.This book would made a good listen for teens to young adults.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Silver Pigs

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (257)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (138)

    One fine day, A.D. 70, Sosia Camillina quite literally runs into Marcus Didius Falco on the steps of the Forum. It seems Sosia is on the run from a couple of street toughs, and after a quick and dirty rescue, P.I. Falco wants to know why.

    Matthew R. Fomby says: "Wonderful adventure..."
    "good fun"
    Overall

    this story is fun. The author has done a fine job of making a story centuries old seem very modern and fast paced. It has a 50's detective novel feeling to it,and the characters are very likeable.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • American Pastoral

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Philip Roth
    • Narrated By Ron Silver
    Overall
    (867)
    Performance
    (316)
    Story
    (311)

    Seymour "Swede" Levov is a prosperous, hard-working family man who comes of age in America's triumphant postwar era. But when the country begins to run amok in the 1960s, Swede's perfect world crumbles.

    Thomas says: "A Masterpiece"
    "spellbinding"
    Overall

    I plan on reading everything I can by this author. American Pastoral has a very intersting story line, but what really struck me about this book is Roth's fantastic ability to "turn a phrase". I found myself rewinding and relistining not because I was confused by his writting but because I was entrawled by it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Heartwood

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    In this story of haves vs. have-nots, past vs. present, justice vs. the justice system, Texas defense attorney Billy Bob Holland has his work cut out for him.

    Cecil says: "Not Burke's best, but a good listen."
    "heartwood"
    Overall

    A standard Burke novel.Enjoyable, and fast paced. Great dialog and dynamic villans.Hardnosed heros and venomous vixons. Burkes books always hit close to home with anyone from the Big Sky state or The South, especially Texas or Louisiana and this is no exception. If you are a long time Burke reader than of corse you must read this one. If not I would suggest starting off with one of the Robicheux books.Its not that this book is bad but Burke has done much better.Audible should also think about offering Burke's award winning novel, Black Cherry Blues.I would recomend Burke to anyone who is a fan crime stories in fact I would shove them in his direction.He may be the best in the business.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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