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Big Rapids, MI, USA


  • The Tortilla Curtain

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By T. Coraghessan Boyle
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
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    PEN-Faulkner Award-winning author T. Coraghessan Boyle weaves together the stories of two families in Southern California: one affluent, the other destitute. As Boyle creates a counterpoint of personal needs, civic responsibility, and social custom, each family's quest for the American Dream fuels deep fear and anger that ultimately lead to a perilous confrontation.

    Donald says: "The Tortilla Curtain"
    "The Tortilla Curtain"

    At times, very exciting, but overall quite boring. The ending left me unsatisfied,

    4 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • From Potter's Field

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt

    Edgar Award winner Patricia Cornwell is the internationally acclaimed, #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Kay Scarpetta mystery series. From Potter's Field finds criminal pathologist Kay Scarpetta in Central Park investigating the crime scene of a bloody homicide. Kay has an eerie feeling the murder was committed by a maniacal killer from her past, Temple Gault, and that he is trying to force her into one final showdown.

    Dammschippee says: "Good in spite of the narrator."
    "Good old Patty"

    The story harkens back to a previous story. but the suspense is kept on edge as the listener is required to scent the predator with all the science of a body examiner. A good story and ending. Just what i'd expect from Patricia Cornwell. Love her works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Every Move Must Have a Purpose: Strategies from Chess for Business and Life

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 44 mins)
    • By Bruce Pandolfini
    • Narrated By Bruce Pandolfini

    Fluid and elegant, yet rigorous and rule-bound, chess is a game that seduces, confounds, and hooks. Now, world-renowned chess master and Fortune 500 business consultant Bruce Pandolfini shows readers how chess principles can be simply and logically applied to any business or life situation. No specific chess knowledge is needed, but after reading Every Move Must Have a Purpose, you will share with the most astute chess players the secret to thinking on your feet.

    Atl Chris says: "Adversarial, two-dimensional approach to business"
    "Every Move Must Must Have A Purpose"

    Not what I expected. A very boring non-informative book about how to succeed in life using great chess masters winning moves. If i could have voted a minus three, I would have.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Tight

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By George Wilson
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    This novel by Carl Hiaasen, author of Tourist Season and Native Tongue, begins as most thrillers do, with a killing. But this is no everyday, hum-drum, garden variety killing. Our hero, Nick Stranahan, a 42-year-old private investigator who has killed five men and been married five times, skewers his attacker's aorta with the razor-sharp bill of a stuffed marlin.

    Chris says: "Skintight"
    "Tight Skin"

    A great listen,murder,mayhem,humor,detective story, and finally an ending that tells you what happened to the criminals in the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Street of the Five Moons: The Second Vicky Bliss Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
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    The Charlemagne talisman, with its gold filigree volutes and enormous azure-blue sapphire, has caught Vicky Bliss' attention. When a man is found murdered with an enchanting copy of the antiquity in his pocket, along with an odd set of hieroglyphs, Vicky follows the trail of the gifted genius who created the fake to the narrow streets of the anitquity markets in Rome.

    Michelle says: "Much better than the first Vicky Bliss"
    "Street of the Five Moons"

    Extremely interesting Suspense, escape, pursuit story that has interspersed humor from the authoress, Elizabeth Peters. A worthwhile read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Genome War: How Craig Venter Tried to Capture the Code of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By James Shreeve
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    On May 10, 1998, biologist Craig Venter, director of the Institute for Genomic Research, announced that he was forming a private company that within three years would unravel the complete genetic code of human life, seven years before the projected finish of the U.S. government's Human Genome Project. Venter hoped that by decoding the genome ahead of schedule, he would speed up the pace of biomedical research and save the lives of thousands of people. He also hoped to become very famous and very rich.

    Neil says: "DNA/Microbiology 101"
    "The Genome wars"

    Great story about the search for the amino acid sequencing for DNA. Unfortunately, I felt it had no ending.

    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Broker

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
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    In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world's most sophisticated satellite surveillance system.

    Amazon Customer says: "Why all the bad reviews?"
    "The Broker"

    A story that starts out great but has unexplained events that make you wonder "what happened". The ending is also a let down. If you can forgive that, it's still a good read, even with its dangling parts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alone

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
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    As a sniper with the elite Massachusetts State Police SWAT Team, Bobby Dodge saved a woman and her young son by shooting her armed husband. But vicious rumors begin to circulate the next morning when Bobby loses his gun and his privileges. It turns out the dead man was the son of a prominent Boston judge and had accused his wife of poisoning their son.

    Sherry says: "I know I'm not Alone . . ."

    This novel has everything you wouldn't expect, sniper killing, incestual relations. genetic disease as a result of the latter, kidnapping, attempted extortion, and psychiatric counseling. The ending is also good.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Divers: Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of WWII

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Kurson
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    In 1991, acting on a tip from a local fisherman, two scuba divers discovered a sunken German U-boat, complete with its crew of 60 men, not too far off the New Jersey coast. The divers, realizing the momentousness of their discovery, began probing the mystery. Over the next six years, they became expert and well-traveled researchers, taught themselves German, hunted for clues in Germany, and constructed theories corrective of the history books, all in an effort to identify this sunken U-boat and its crew.

    Douglas says: "GRIPPING!"
    "Shadow Divers"

    I was impressed with the information provided in this book about underwater diving and the discovery of a U-boat off our shores.
    The follow up of how the divers handled the notification of the relatives of the U-boat sailors made the book even more heartwarming.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Black Notice

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Reading

    Patricia Cornwell delivers a high-stakes Kay Scarpetta novel with an intrigue that will take Kay an ocean's length from home. The nightmare begins when a cargo ship arriving from Belgium at Richmond's Deep Water Terminal is discovered to be transporting a locked, sealed container holding the decomposed remains of a stowaway.

    angel says: "If you like CSI, you'll like this one."
    "Black Notice"

    Another great book by Cornwell. Dr. Scarpetta is teamed with a police officer,who once was a detective, and they are involved in figuring out who the murderer was of three people. It brings Lucy (her niece) back into the tale. It involves a great discussion of forensics, intrigue, a trip to France,sex, and finally an ending you don't expect. A great listen, that I didn't wan't to pause.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • DNA: The Secret of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By James Watson, Andrew Berry
    • Narrated By Dan Cashman

    James Watson, co-discoverer of DNA structure, gives this authoritative yet personal account of the course of modern genetic research and the technological and ethical challenges unleashed by it.

    Amazon Customer says: "A view from within."
    "DNA: The Secret of Life"

    Excellent book providing great detail about how related we all are to other creatures. A very enjoyable listen.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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