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  • Never Let Me Go

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1595)
    Performance
    (440)
    Story
    (445)

    From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human.

    Christopher says: "Moving, haunting, but slow developing"
    "The Island for grownups"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Emotive and touching. Author realizes that making something tragic includes developing characters to whom tragic things happening is indeed a tragedy. The reading is wonderful also.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris, Daniel Oreskes, Ron McLarty, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3810)
    Performance
    (3378)
    Story
    (3397)

    First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic, an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this 10th anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author's preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.

    Michael says: "New to Neil"
    "Silly"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Serendipitous and playful. Unimpressive and trivial. This is a kid's book; only it's chock full of trite adult content that would render it impermissible for a young audience. If it is indeed intended for an adult audience, it's aimed at the half-witted and inattentive, who delight in predicable plot "twists" and the eased joy of getting exactly what you expected. If you are taking a break from your "Everyone Loves Raymond" marathon to try this "reading" thing, this may be the book for you. If you've ever read a decent book in your life, and continue reading to hopefully find once again the bliss that it brought you, it is likely that you'll spend your time with this book marveling, not at its genius, but at the miracle that it's STILL GOING.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America - and What We Can Do to Stop It

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Thom Hartmann
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (34)

    The United States is more vulnerable today than ever before - including during the Great Depression and the Civil War - because the pillars of democracy that once supported a booming middle class have been corrupted, and without them, America teeters on the verge of the next Great Crash. The United States is in the midst of an economic implosion that could make the Great Depression look like child's play.

    Doug says: "More great insight from a top critical thinker."
    "Should replace our high school history textbooks"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Bad news, but don't shoot the messenger. Well argued and hopefully completely wrong :)

    Great reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel is Coming to an End

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Norman G. Finkelstein
    • Narrated By Tyler Crandall
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    Traditionally, American Jews have been broadly liberal in their political outlook; indeed African-Americans are the only ethnic group more likely to vote Democratic in US elections. Over the past half century, however, attitudes on one topic have stood in sharp contrast to this group's generally progressive stance: support for Israel. Despite Israel's record of militarism, illegal settlements, and human rights violations, American Jews have, stretching back to the 1960s, remained largely steadfast supporters of the Jewish 'homeland'.

    Mark says: "Terrible reader. Great book."
    "Terrible reader. Great book."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Finkelstein: Crucial, important and revealing book.
    Crandall: Countless hair-raising, knuckle-whitening, palm-to-forehead mispronunciations.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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