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Sheets

Sparland, IL, United States

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  • 12 reviews
  • 41 ratings
  • 188 titles in library
  • 25 purchased in 2014
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  • The House of Mirth

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Barbarra Caruso
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    Lily Bart, a beautiful, intelligent, but penniless young woman, lives on the outskirts of New York's high society, craving the luxurious lifestyle of her wealthy contacts. But while Lily possesses the grace, taste, and morality of the ideal turn-of-the-century lady, her delicate innocence threatens her survival in that very world. As she fights to maintain her newfound place among the aristocracy, Lily struggles mightily against what lurks beneath all the glitter and gold - greed, vulgarity, and ruthless competition. In her brilliantly perceptive novel, The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton, the peerless, Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of Old New York, provides yet another heartbreaking glimpse into the world of manners, privilege, betrayal, and shocking falls from grace.

    Melanie says: "Beautiful Tragedy"
    "Boring!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Couldn't get in to the story or the characters. I only finished it because it's a classic.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18187)
    Performance
    (16222)
    Story
    (16276)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Story of a crazy, ridiculous relationship"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This story was so far out there I could never connect to it. Great narrators and good performance of the book. Liked the references to current issues and news shows. The book moves slowly and the couple is completely ridiculously unhealthy and its unbelievable to think anyone would willingly live that way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12330)
    Performance
    (8255)
    Story
    (8294)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Annie M. says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Incredible. Hard to believe this is a true story."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    An incredible, disturbing, heart wrenching, scary, and joyful story I have ever listened to. It is hard to believe one person could live such a life. It is hard to believe that level of forgiveness can be achieved. Absolutely incredible. I was listening even while grocery shopping - I just couldn't stop once the story started.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On the Road: 50th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (690)
    Performance
    (462)
    Story
    (462)

    Few novels have had as profound an impact on American culture as On the Road. Pulsating with the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, illicit drugs, and the mystery and promise of the open road, Kerouac's classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be "beat" and has inspired generations of writers, musicians, artists, poets, and seekers who cite their discovery of the book as the event that "set them free".

    Guillermo says: "My Favorite Narration and a Wonderful Book"
    "American classic"
    Overall
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    I dedicated my summer listening to American classics. This made my list and was certainly one of the better books I listened to. Will Patton is a wonderful reader and I really enjoyed his "Whooo-Hooo's" and other joyous outbursts the characters belted out. The story will really astound you in some parts and really offend you in others. No other book could better represent the beginning of the pre-hippie movement.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Elijah Wood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2572)
    Performance
    (2050)
    Story
    (2035)

    A Signature Performance: Elijah Wood becomes the first narrator to bring a youthful voice and energy to the story, perhaps making it the closest interpretation to Twain’s original intent.

    James says: "Worthy "signature" premiere"
    "Elijah Wood gave a great performance!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Loved this version of Huck Finn. Mr. Wood's performance was stellar and I loved the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fool: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2269)
    Performance
    (1077)
    Story
    (1092)

    Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years. So naturally Pocket is at his brainless, elderly liege's side when Lear demands that his kids swear to him their undying love and devotion. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordelia believes that her father's request is kind of...well...stupid, and her blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot.

    Michael says: "Mr Moore does it again."
    "Great Story and Reader!!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Witty, intriguing, funny, suspensful, tragic - everything you want in a fun story about the King's Fool. I've recommended this book to all my friends and anyone else who will listen! Beware - there is dry, dark humor here and a bit of "heinous f***ery". You have to like this kind of quick wit tongue to like this book. And listen carefully or you'll miss the joke entirely. If you don't like dry, dark humor and off kilter jokes then you will not like nor understand this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wuthering Heights

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Emily Bronte
    • Narrated By Janet McTeer, David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (675)
    Performance
    (307)
    Story
    (315)

    When Mr. Earnshaw brings a black-haired foundling child into his home on the Yorkshire moors, he little imagines the dramatic events which will follow. The passionate relationship between Cathy Earnshaw and the foundling, Heathcliff, is a story of love, hate, pity, and retribution, the effects of which reverberate throughout the succeeding generations.

    Stephanie says: "Classic"
    "Female reader hard to understand"
    Overall

    For the story as a whole, I did not like it. For the readers, there are two; a male and a female. The male has a perfectly normal British accent and is easy to understand. The female reader is easy to understand when she is speaking a female part; however, when she reads any of the male dialogue, you can't understand a word she says. It's really distracting.

    0 of 0 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
    (35238)
    Performance
    (26287)
    Story
    (26664)

    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"
    "The Best!"
    Overall

    This is one of the most riveting books I've listening to in a while! I loved it! My prediction: Once you're finished with Hunger Games the next two books in the series will be downloaded in no time!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4838)
    Performance
    (2883)
    Story
    (2884)

    As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

    Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.

    Amazon Customer says: "A near-flawless audiobook (but for one thing...)"
    "Long and uninteresting"
    Overall

    You have to listen for a very long time before anything interesting happens and, quite frankly, it isn't the main character that it happens to! Boring!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Tin Roof Blowdown: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2460)
    Performance
    (633)
    Story
    (621)

    Dave Robicheaux returns in another Bayou adventure, this one more gruesome and gut-wrenching than any that have come before. Hurricane Katrina has ravaged New Orleans, leaving the streets and buildings flooded and the city awash with opportunists, looters, and vicious criminals. There is no order, no law. Police are shooting randomly at innocent people, prison guards have abandoned their posts, and bodies float through the streets and hang from trees.

    Deborah says: "How Does One Manage?"
    "Couldn't get into the story"
    Overall

    Narration is fine. Loved the southern accent. I just couldn't finish the story. Sorry Mr. Burke.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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