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Winston Salem, NC, USA

  • 3 reviews
  • 4 ratings
  • 248 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • The Emperor of Ocean Park

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated By Richard Allen

    Set in the era of the Nixon and Reagan presidencies, this novel examines the American conscience while inviting us into the glittering world of the East Coast legal community. Stephen L. Carter's book follows black Ivy League law professor Talcott Garland as he investigates the death of his father, Judge Oliver Garland, the eponymous "Emperor."

    Maria says: "Not a bad book but where was the editor?"
    "Oh my goodness put me out of this misery"

    Do not waste a book credit or even 37 cents on this audio book. The plot has some interest at times, but, goodness it goes on forever along tangents that are incomprehensible. The author wrote some wretched dialog and I'm still trying to figure out why the law professor husband didn't just sue and divorce his adulterous wife. Character development was non existent. I never did listen to the end and I don't even care.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Light Before Day

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Christopher Rice
    • Narrated By Dallas Roberts

    Twenty-five-year-old journalist Adam Murphy is chasing a career-making story when he is abruptly fired by the magazine that employs him. Scarred by the failure of a recent relationship, Adam finds himself cut adrift in the city of West Hollywood, when he meets mystery novelist James Wilton, a man whose own life has been marked by best-sellerdom, fame, and attempted murder.

    Mark says: "Yawn..."
    "Wretched, wretched, wretched"

    Rice did not survive the sophomore slump of The Snow Garden with this third novel. I was a big fan of A Density of Souls and have been dissappointed ever since. It was almost painful to listen through to the end of this one, but I needed some closure. I also wanted Rice to somehow salvage this mess.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Blackwood Farm

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Anne Rice
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A story of youth and promise, of loss and the search for love, of secrets and destiny, Blackwood Farm brings together the Vampire Chronicles and the story of the Mayfair Witches, and is Anne Rice at her mesmerizing best.

    Justyna says: "fantastic!"
    "Embarassing Effort"

    Anne Rice is one of the most talented writers I've read. Her ability to set a scene that the reader can see in the mind's eye is exquisite. That ability is totally wasted in the latest of her Vampire Chronicles. That this is actually considered part of the chronicles escapes me. Lestat's only part in this story is on the receiving end of a boring-as-heck tale told by the fey newbie vamp Quinn Blackwood. Rice did her best to interest fans by again merging the Mayfair witches with the vampires. The idea is exciting but the execution was lacking. True Rice fans like me will unexplainably forgive her and continue to buy her stuff, but, I have a feeling we'll never get another like Interview with a Vampire, Queen of the Damned, or Feast of All Saints from the lady again. I caution you to not operate heavy equipment while listening, however, this one will induce sleep.

    10 of 20 people found this review helpful

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