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Betty~Boop

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  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter: Dexter, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Jeff Lindsay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (281)
    Story
    (279)

    Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened - of himself or some other fiend.

    Jane says: "This was fun because it was different."
    "If you watched the TV Series"
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    What did you love best about Darkly Dreaming Dexter?

    This book pretty much sticks to the television season one of the series.


    Any additional comments?

    If you haven't seen the TV show, it might be more interesting. It was well done but no surprises for me since I watched every episode of the TV season one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret to America's Future

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jonathan Cahn
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cahn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (892)
    Performance
    (794)
    Story
    (807)

    Is it possible that there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future? That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy? That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America? That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come? Before its end as a nation, there appeared in ancient Israel nine specific warnings and omens of national destruction - these same Nine Harbingers are now manifesting in America with profound ramifications.

    Ryan says: "Makes you think..."
    "Could have been written in 15 pages."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The facts and issues deserved a more fully developed story line. I would rather have seen this written as non fiction. The way he decided to present his knowledge comes close to insulting your intelligence. I guess he wrote it so that even a fool would not err in understanding it.

    This could have been a fantastic book. Instead, I found it boring and practically silly.
    Sort of like "Grasshopper" and "Master" stuff.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jonathan Cahn again?

    Not without checking it out more thoroughly. He is a sensitive, intelligent, aware and insightful man, I was disappointed.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The facts remain, thankfully. The facts are the redeeming qualities.


    Any additional comments?

    Could have Googled a YouTube on Harbinger and watched an interview and gotten as much information in 30 minutes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6141)
    Performance
    (5411)
    Story
    (5458)

    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Meaghan says: "My First Completed Stephen King Novel"
    "How could over 3,000 people be wrong?"
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    What did you love best about The Stand?

    I totally love the trip into the past. In my mind, things were so much better back then, I was a young girl. But realistically, evil was alive an well in my perfect naive past. I was amazed to the extent to which King goes to develop characters. I didn't stop thinking about the book when I had to take a break from it. Now, I am very aware of sneezing, flu infected people and find myself wanting to avoid big crowds and sick people. Hahaha.


    What other book might you compare The Stand to and why?

    11.22.63. King's M. O. is to develop his characters to the point they are unforgettable.


    What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

    Gardner has a flair for mimicry. His talent really fleshes out the characters.Adept at getting into character and has an uncanny understanding of King's intent.


    If you could rename The Stand, what would you call it?

    Zombie Apocalypse. JUST KIDDING!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17292)
    Performance
    (15363)
    Story
    (15316)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "My First Stephen King Novel!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of 11-22-63 to be better than the print version?

    I am new to SK and this was my first listen. I have never read SK.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 11-22-63?

    There were times when I laughed, and times I wept, times that I was riveted and could not put it down and all the way through, I was so happy that it was a nice LONG book!I loved the trips back in time and appreciated his attention to every detail of what we experienced living through that era. We all remember "that day". Made me feel as if I were right there with him, all the way.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The dance of life was my favorite scene. I listened to that several times, shared it with my husband and every time, I wept. Stephen King was brilliant and worked his magic on me with that scene. Unforgettable!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Thankfully, the book was long and 47+ hours is not a book you can take in one sitting, yet I have to admit, I would listen for hours on end and never once could I get bored or lose track.


    Any additional comments?

    Because this was my first Stephen King, I have already purchased another...The Stand and I am looking forward to enjoying it just as much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18240)
    Performance
    (8132)
    Story
    (8161)

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    David says: "irritatingly engrossing"
    "Mysterious, Fascinating, Too good to put down!"
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    Where does The Girl Who Played with Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks in the top 5 of books I have read on Audible.com


    Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Simon Vance gives an incredible performance. Reading this made me look for his other performances on Audible of which he has many. He is one of my favorite narrators.


    Any additional comments?

    I never thought I would be interested in this genre but my son got me to read them and I enjoyed so much I purchased the entire trilogy. I am sorry that we lost Stieg Laarson, a truly great talent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Arnold Schwarzenegger
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (538)
    Performance
    (489)
    Story
    (488)

    Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

    Russell says: "Totally Worth It"
    "Respect Due"
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    Would you listen to Total Recall again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to Total Recall again. The author has had an incredibly interesting life. I have a newfound respect for Arnold after reading the book that I didn't have before. Book is an informative read to say the least. A man that earned everything he has ever had. Every step of the way, his life and drive were inspiring, seriously!


    What other book might you compare Total Recall to and why?

    No comparison


    Which character – as performed by Stephen Lang and Arnold Schwarzenegger – was your favorite?

    Arnold


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    The book is long and never ever boring but it's length would make it impossible to listen to in one sitting unless you have nothing but time. I love LONG books!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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