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  • Vanishing Acts

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Julia Gibson, Jim Jenner, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (706)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (254)

    Jodi Picoult, the New York Times best-selling author of Second Glance and My Sister's Keeper, is a master at crafting powerful stories that are filled with suspense. In Vanishing Acts this acclaimed author delivers the gripping tale of a woman caught between her forgotten past and her uncertain future.

    Cindy Carson says: "One of the Best!"
    "Very Annoying"
    Overall

    - too many meaningless and ill-placed flashbacks
    - a overdose of multicultural gobbledygook
    - prefers 5 similes when 1 would do
    - too much naval gazing
    - likes to take a subject/verb combination and repeat it over-and-over, each time with a different object
    - an unconvincing prison plot
    - poor pronunciation of Vietnamese names

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Meaning of Night: A Confession

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Michael Cox
    • Narrated By David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (63)

    "After killing the red-haired man, I took myself off to Quinn's for an oyster supper." So begins the extraordinary story of Edward Glyver - booklover, scholar, and murderer. As a young boy, Glyver always believed he was destined for greatness, and a chance discovery convinces him that he was right. Greatness does await him, along with immense wealth and influence. Overwhelmed by his discovery, he will stop at nothing to win back a prize that he knows is rightfully his.

    Angie says: "Boring and predictable but great narrator"
    "Enjoyable book, great narrator"
    Overall

    Narrator was excellent for this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated By Jeff Wooden
    Overall
    (545)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (93)

    When Don't Know Much About History first appeared, it created a sensation. With humor, great stories, and a trademark conversational style, the audiobook brought Americans a fresh new take on history. Davis proved that Americans don't hate history - they just hate the dull textbook version they were force-fed in school.

    Tom says: "Great listen. Great information."
    "A bit disingenuous"
    Overall

    Chronological summary of major events in U.S. history with a liberal bias that becomes more pronounced as the events become more current. The bias was a little surprising to me given the author's emphatic denial of any such political prejudice in the prologue. However, if you tend to view the BBC and NPR as the embodiment of balanced and impartial reporting, then you might agree with the author on this one. One quote that floored me was the author's characterization of Henry Ford as an example of the "rags-to-riches american myth"!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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