It is possible to be entertained, educated, and completely horrified all at the same time. Stiff presents in somewhat gruesome detail what happens to cadavers. Ranging in a wide scope of historical facts to current disposal methods yet to be legalized; you'll learn in detail about the organ donor, cannibalism, and even human composting. Stiff is anything but stiff in its presentation, which even though macabre is also humorous. Not for the squeamish or those who've recently eaten.
I am Spock is a brilliant and engaging look at Leonard Nimoys film career. This book gives the reader a behind the scenes look into the original Star Trek series and how it developed. Written with humor and reflective musings, Nimoy delivers a great story of how he and the character he plays, Spock, became one. Read by the author himself, the intermittent dialogue sessions between Spock and Nimoy are hilarious and thought provoking. A must read for any serious Trekkie fan.
Great little book on ending procrastination and goal setting. Eat that Frog has twenty-one tips with great examples and complementary exercises. Each of the tips could be used by itself or in conjunction with other suggested plans for ending time wasters, procrastination, and various other goal destroying activities. This book gives the reader lots of ideas on how to eat your ugliest frog and is a quick and easy listen. The only reason I did not award it 5stars is because some of the examples overlapped and it became repetitive towards the end.
Im a huge Jeffery Deaver fan and have read almost all of the books in the Lincoln Rhyme series. Unlike his other books, I was disappointed with this one. The overall story was good and there is plenty of suspense and twists. The problem I experienced was with the constant repetition of the evidence and suspect list. This is read multiple times throughout the story with each new fact added towards the bottom of the list. Information is read about the data-mining company that goes on far too long. Then while building suspense towards the end of the book, Amelias dossier is read and it too went on FOREVER. It killed the suspense. I tried to forward past this hideously boring and unnecessary long list of data. In short, this book had too much pointless data and repetition which ruined the overall effect of a great story.
This audio book is a genuine Killjoy. The plot limps along painfully. The dialogue is mundane and obnoxious. There is little suspense because Garwood chooses to explain many compelling scenes rather than show the reader. The ending is completely unsatisfying and anticlimactic as, once again, it is explained what supposedly happened instead of taking the reader through the events. Killjoy will kill your joy as it is complete waste of an audio credit and an excellent narrator.
This audio book is excellent despite the fact that it is abridged. The roller coaster ride and spine chilling suspense packed into only 5 hours makes this story hard to put down. Gerritsen takes us into the mind of the killer, skillfully crafting the bizarre viewpoint of life and the murders. Plenty of twists and turns, The Surgeon, delivers a peek into the mind of a perverse hunter, the prey he hunts, and the cops who are hot on the trail. A brilliant prequel to The Apprentice, where this captivating story continues.
In this audio book which is titled- How to Talk to Anyone, the picture states that there are 92 little tips. This audio book, however, is abridged, and there are only 62 tips. I would like to add tip #63 LISTENERS BEWARE, Tip 63 basically states that when an author reads his or her own book, often it is a total disaster. Leave the job to the professional narrators.
Although this author tries to read in an engaging and exciting manner, she often sounds like Alvin the Chipmunk on crack. This is a slight exaggeration, but the point is that her voice is extremely annoying.
How to Talk to Anyone would be better read in its print form. I gave it a four star for its content. Although some examples are simple, this little book is a gem for information that is presented in an easy to understand format. The author gives examples and lays out the principle of how each tip works.
In short, if you can get beyond the voice, you will enjoy the things youll learn in this book.
Survivors Club is not only a great mystery thriller, but also an in-depth look on how people handle rape. This story explores rape and the effects on families, spouses, and friends. Each of the characters handles the trauma of her attack in a different way and provides a broad spectrum of reactions. The story also explores how people deal with tremendous grief and loss. Survivors Club is a bit graphic at times and contains a lot of foul language, which I do not like. However, in spite of this drawback, the story itself is excellent and the twists and turns are exceptional.
Dead Center is a light hearted easy and enjoyable listen. This is the first book Ive read in the apparent Andy Carpenter series. It stands alone and is hilarious, full of barbs and sarcastic wit at its finest. I found myself bursting out laughing many times throughout the book. The mystery itself was easy to figure out, but the character of Andy and his interactions with others more than made up for the storys lack of suspense. Recommended for those days when you dont want anything too serious and need a good chuckle.
I am a Greg Iles fan. However, I did not enjoy this book, Sleep No More, and was very disappointed. This book could be summed up as a supernatural sex thriller. Although the premise was intriguing, the heavy reliance on way too many explicit sex scenes took away from the suspense and flow of the plot. It made me wonder if Iles was practicing for a short story in a smut magazine.
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