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Akron, OH, USA | Member Since 2006

  • 6 reviews
  • 11 ratings
  • 32 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014

  • A Death in Belmont

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sebastian Junger
    • Narrated By Kevin Conway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In 1963, with the city of Boston already terrified by a series of savage crimes known as the Boston Stranglings, a murder occurred in Belmont, just a few blocks from the house of Sebastian Junger's family, a murder that seemed to fit exactly the pattern of the Strangler. Roy Smith, a black man who had cleaned the victim's house that day, was convicted, but the terror of the Strangler continued.

    Ian says: "Marvellous history of early sixties America"
    "Great Job"

    The author did a great job of telling the story, giving the facts and entertaining the reader. I was truely impressed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • There's Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Poundstone
    • Narrated By Paula Poundstone

    What do the lives of Lincoln, Helen Keller, Joan of Arc, and other historical figures have in common with Paula Poundstone? In the hands of this wryly observant and self-deprecating comedian, the answer is outrageously funny and unexpectedly touching. Poundstone compares her crazy life to theirs, as she holds forth on her children, her career, and the time in her life when it appeared she would lose them both.

    Evelyn says: "More!"
    "wet your pants funny"

    I was so excited to find that audible finally had this book. I don't usually read and listen to the same books, but this book is an exception. Ms Poundstone's look at herself is smart, histerical and real. It is so nice to have her back!

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Driving Me Crazy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Peggy Webb
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman

    If there's one thing mystery novelist Maggie Dufrane knows, it's this: Laughter through tears is the Southern way. At least that's what her spitfire mama, aka the Mississippi queen of drama, says. But now the indomitable matriarch is ailing. And reliable Maggie-the-family-chauffeur is moving back in to fix things...again.

    Anna says: "Many chuckles"
    "Many chuckles"

    As someone that is taking care of my ailing father I found may a chuckles in this novel. Unless you have no heart at all it is impossible to not find this novel to be funny, sweet, insightful, hopeful and inspiring. For the reader/listener that does not enjoy this...go buy a puppy and learn how to love.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Trial by Jury

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By D. Graham Burnett
    • Narrated By D. Graham Burnett

    Part true crime, part political treatise, part contemplation of right, wrong, and the power of words, A Trial by Jury is a mesmerizing narrative of one man's encounter with crime and punishment, American style. It profoundly affects one's sense of the privileges - and the perils - of citizenship.

    Keri says: "sloooooooooooow"
    "is it over yet?"

    "A Trial by Jury" is more like a trial of patients. I did not enjoy and to be quite honest I was often annoyed with this book. I felt that author spent much of his time talking at the listener instead of to the listener. For the most part I was bored with the reader and the read. I just couldn't wait for it to end

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper, Case Closed

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Reading

    Between August and November 1888, at least seven women were murdered in London's Whitechapel area. The gruesome nature of the their deaths caused panic in the East End for months, and gave rise to the sobriquet that was to become shorthand for a serial killer, Jack the Ripper.

    Kathleen says: "Fascinating - BUT"
    "It made me want to slit my own throat"

    Two words come to mind...God awful. The sad part is, I am a Cornwell fan. In this book, however, she had a tendency to run on and on about just about anything and everything, over explaining the simplest concepts. I was also turned off by the general attitude of Cornwell. She was very condescending to the reader and other authors of the topic alike. Is is almost as if she is saying,"Good God how could the rest of the world be so stupid" and "Why do I need to explain thist to you." Well Pat you don't. The rest of the world is not stupid.

    As displeased as I am with Cornwell, I am equally dispeased with the narator, who floats in and out of her brittish accent for no apparent reason. The only thing worse than the boring lecture that this book turned out to be was the voice and style of the narrator.

    All thumbs down. A real turn off. If it would have been my first Cornwell would have been my last.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Da Vinci Code

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

    Alexandra says: "Incredibly entertaining"
    "I was not going to read it...glad I did"

    I am what I refer to as a literary snob. If I take the time to read(or listen)to a book, well it had better be good. I really was not going to read this book simply due to all the hype and press the book has been given. Well, call it a weak moment, call it morbid curiosity, call it a extra carry over credits from Audible, call it what ever you like...I downloaded this book and started to listen. I did not stop until my ears ached from my pods.

    This novel is absolutely fabulous! There really is no other way to discribe it. Granted the narration had a much to be desired, but after the first 20 minutes the monotone narration, and cheese french accents are easily over looked. The story line grabs on to you and does not let you go. Puzzeling. Fast. Thrilling. Definately time well spent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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