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lynda

NASHVILLE, TN, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Audacity of Hope (excerpt)

    • ABRIDGED (4 mins)
    • By Barack Obama
    • Narrated By Barack Obama
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics: a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of "our improbable experiment in democracy".

    Deborah says: "I am glad I voted for Obama"
    "go barack"
    Overall

    i enjoyed listening to the excerpt and will probably listen to the book in its entirity--i hope he shows everyone that he is up to the job

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alex Cross, Run

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Steven Boyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (812)
    Performance
    (666)
    Story
    (673)

    Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, and for his wild, no-expense-spared "industry parties", bringing in underage exotic dancers and models for nights of drugs, champagne, and uninhibited sex. That is, until Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees and ruins his fun. Now Creem is willing to do anything to avoid going to jail. But Alex doesn't have time to dwell on that case. A beautiful woman has been found murdered in her car, a lock of her hair viciously ripped off. Then a second woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window with a brutal scar slashed across her stomach....

    Cris says: "Ugh!"
    "he's done it again!!!"
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    What did you love best about Alex Cross, Run?

    the story, the characters, good over evil


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    yes--i couldnt wait to get in my car and listen


    What does Michael Boatman and Steven Boyer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    sound effects--nuances--


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

    i wanted to but had to listen in pieces


    Any additional comments?

    please keep alex cross coming and DO NOT let mama nana have to die--let bree have a baby

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How I Got This Way

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Regis Philbin
    • Narrated By Regis Philbin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    In this entertaining memoir, the irrepressible Regis Philbin - consummate talk show host, man about town, loving husband, father, and yes, obsessive sports fan - looks back at his years in show business. How I Got This Way is filled with stories of lessons learned with extraordinary, and often unsuspecting, teachers: David Letterman, Donald Trump, Jack Nicholson.

    lynda says: "reeege"
    "reeege"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    well, i was so looking forward to listening to it but as it turns out, to me, reege is not a very good story teller--at times it was tedious and on several occasions i thought about deleting it--i wanted to hear more about his family, etc--i would recommend it but with reservations


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    i would have had someone with more aptitude in story telling--


    What aspect of Regis Philbin’s performance would you have changed?

    just his monotone and just his lack of enthusiasim for his life's story


    Could you see How I Got This Way being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no, i don't see it and nobody could physically play reege but reege


    Any additional comments?

    i think he is a good television host and i love watching him with kelly--

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Inn at Rose Harbor

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (425)
    Performance
    (352)
    Story
    (358)

    Jo Marie Rose first arrives in Cedar Cove seeking a sense of peace and a fresh start. She purchases a local bed-and-breakfast - the newly christened Rose Harbor Inn - ready to begin her life anew. Yet the inn holds more surprises than Jo Marie can imagine. Her first guest is Joshua Weaver, who has come home to care for his ailing stepfather. The two have never seen eye to eye, and Joshua has little hope that they can reconcile. But a long-lost acquaintance from Joshua's high school days proves to him that forgiveness is never out of reach and love can bloom even where it's least expected.

    Cara says: "Wish I Hadn't"
    "another great story"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Inn at Rose Harbor the most enjoyable?

    i enjoy listening to debbie macomber's books and, of course, this was no exception--i keep looking for the next installment with anticipation--she makes me want to go and live at cedar cove!!!! please keep up the good work


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    hard to pick a favorite--they all bring something to the table


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

    not sure


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    life is never dull in cedar cove


    Any additional comments?

    keep them coming

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cross Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Andre Braugher, Jay O. Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (827)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (339)

    Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and a scheming lobbyist. Next, the elusive marksman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories - is the marksman a hero or a vigilante? The case explodes and FBI agent Max Siegel battles Alex for jurisdiction.

    Andrea D. Thomas says: "Loved It!"
    "love, love, love"
    Overall

    --I absolutely love james patterson's books--he is one of my favorite authors--would recommend his books to anyone and have recommended it many times--keep em coming

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sanibel Flats: Doc Ford #1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Randy White
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (361)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (170)

    Its cool gulf breezes lured him from a life of danger. Its dark undercurrents threatened to destroy him. After 10 years of living life on the edge, it was hard for Doc Ford to get that addiction to danger out of his system. But spending each day watching the sun melt into Dinkins Bay and the moon rise over the mangrove trees, cooking dinner for his beautiful neighbor, and dispensing advice to the locals over a cold beer lulled him into letting his guard down.

    ShySusan says: "Author seems to have a sexual double standard."
    "did not like this book"
    Overall

    --I could not get involved in this book and could not recommend it at all

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cimarron Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (87)

    Billy Bob Holland is a lawyer for the people of sunbaked Deaf Smith in southern Texas. Although occasionally he is haunted by memories of a violent past, his life is serene - until a local guitarist, Lucas Smothers, lands in jail for raping and murdering a young woman. As Billy Bob gathers information to defend him, the evidence soon points to the son of a wealthy local businessman. In the ensuing battle, money is pitted against the law.

    Richard says: "Good read"
    "did not hold my attention"
    Overall

    this book could not capture my attention or hold it--would not recommend this book to anyone

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Whiskey Sour: A Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By Susie Breck, Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (673)
    Performance
    (373)
    Story
    (374)

    Between avoiding the FBI and their moronic profiling computer, joining a dating service, mixing it up with street thugs, and parrying the advances of an uncouth PI, Lieutenant Jacqueline Daniels and her binge-eating partner Herb must catch a frightening maniac who calls himself "The Gingerbread Man" before he kills again...and Jack is next on his murder list.

    Kari says: "Like the book but GRAPHIC details"
    "good book"
    Overall

    this was a really good book--held my interest the whole way--couldn't figure it out till the end which was a good thing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Survival of the Fittest

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
    Overall
    (329)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (95)

    Psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware confronts a killer who takes as much pleasure in matching wits with the police as in robbing human life. A diplomat's retarded daughter is murdered on a school field trip. The girl's father denies the possibility of a political motive, leaving LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and his longtime friend, Alex Delaware, stymied. When another killing occurs, Alex finds himself ensnared in one of the most menacing cases of his career.

    K says: "Decent Book, Bad Sound"
    "good book"
    Overall

    it had to capture my attention but once it did i was hooked till the end--couldn't figure it out right away so that was a good thing also--would recommend it

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Vision in White: The Bride Quartet, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1081)
    Performance
    (544)
    Story
    (542)

    The women at Vows - a wedding planning company in Connecticut - make it their business to create memorable events for couples sealing their bonds. And though the bonds among Parker, Emma, Mac, and Laurel may not be official, they are very real - and equally worthy of celebration.

    Mary says: "Bad Narration"
    "ms roberts is one of my faves"
    Overall

    loved this book--like how she winds her stories around several characters--keeps me looking for that next book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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