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Samantha

sacramento, CA, United States

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  • 278 titles in library
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  • Micro: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    Overall
    (710)
    Performance
    (608)
    Story
    (619)

    In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye. In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting. Trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.

    Amanda says: "Honey, I Shrunk Your I.Q."
    "Don't waste a credit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I was so excited for this book, but it was total letdown. It was


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midwives

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Chris Bohjalian
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (56)

    The time is 1981, and Sibyl Danforth has been a dedicated midwife in the rural community of Reddington, Vermont, for 15 years. But one treacherous winter night, in a house isolated by icy roads and failed telephone lines, Sibyl takes desperate measures to save a baby's life. She performs an emergency Caesarean section on its mother, who appears to have died in labor.

    Patti says: "Why Abridged"
    "Amazing! Couldn't stop listening!"
    Overall

    This was an amazing book! I tried to find excuses to listen to it....normally I just listen when driving but I couldn't stop!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9308)
    Performance
    (4282)
    Story
    (4308)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Suzanne says: "The scare is in the human nature under stress."
    "Fabulous!"
    Overall

    This was a wonderful book. I was engrossed the entire time, which is saying a lot given it is 34 hours. Get it for sure!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • House Rules

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mark Turetsky, Nicole Poole, Andy Paris, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2944)
    Performance
    (1162)
    Story
    (1168)

    One of America’s most popular authors, Jodi Picoult has earned a reputation for crafting riveting, topical fiction. In House Rules she examines how being different can have dire consequences. Teenager Jacob Hunt has Asperger’s syndrome. A forensic science wizard, he follows his scanner to show up at crime scenes and give law enforcement officials his advice.

    Charlotte says: "Great book until the ending"
    "Couldn't put it down!"
    Overall

    This was a fabulous listen! I found myself doing whatever extra chores I could as an excuse to listen to my ipod. There were times I simply started crying because it hit me that hard!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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