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Adrienne

USA

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HELPFUL VOTES
  • 2 reviews
  • 4 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
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  • Never Let Me Go

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1672)
    Performance
    (506)
    Story
    (510)

    From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human.

    Christopher says: "Moving, haunting, but slow developing"
    "Oh so scary!"
    Overall

    I read the other reviews, both before and after I bought this book. I can easily understand why it was not a good choice for everyone, but I enjoyed it thoroughly. First of all, the reader is top notch. I could listen to her all day, she made the story come to life. No, it is not a fast paced cliff hanger, but it is a book that makes you think, maybe even more than you want to, about our society and medical ethics. This is not escapist fiction which is my usual choice, but a very interesting and well written story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Hate Crime

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By William Bernhardt
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    In Tulsa, Ben Kincaid has built a national reputation as a stalwart defense attorney who will fight tirelessly for his clients. In Evanston, Illinois, Johnny Christensen has built a national reputation as a sadistic bigot who beat and stabbed a gay man and left him to die. When Johnny's mother comes to Ben and begs him to defend her son, he has one secret reason for saying no.

    Marilyn Armstrong says: "Great series for lovers of courtroom dramas"
    "Trite, cliche ridden, and a waste."
    Overall

    I really don't know what made me choose this book, but I would like to help others from making the same foolish choice. The characters were unlikeable, and unbelievable, the plot was ridiculous and the story is riddled with hack cliches. I gave it one star but it deserves none. The reader does a credible job with a stupid story.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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