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David

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  • Worm: The First Digital World War

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Mark Bowden
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (423)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (374)

    Worm: The First Digital World War tells the story of the Conficker worm, a potentially devastating piece of malware that has baffled experts and infected more than twelve million computers worldwide. When Conficker was unleashed in November 2008, cybersecurity experts did not know what to make of it. Exploiting security flaws in Microsoft Windows, it grew at an astonishingly rapid rate, infecting millions of computers around the world within weeks.

    Julie says: "Clear, Concise Story of the Conficker Worm"
    "Not what it was advertised to be"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It started off good, and went down hill from there.
    If you like a lecture on the terms and history of the internet great. It was like listening to someone read a dictionary of computer terms.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Fifth Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4715)
    Performance
    (2707)
    Story
    (2690)

    Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

    Bob says: "Compelling and difficult to put down"
    "I was sure she was inocent."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    From the start it was clear she was inocent. Her lawyer did a great job proving beyound a reasonable doubt that she was inocent. But at the celebration party, what a twist.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jack Coughlin, Casey Kuhlman, Donald A. Davis
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (402)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (164)

    Now Coughlin has written a highly personal story about his deadly craft, taking readers deep inside an invisible society that is off-limits to outsiders. This is not a heroic battlefield memoir but the careful study of an exceptional man who must keep his sanity while carrying forward one of the deadliest legacies in the U.S. military today.

    Loyd Phillips says: "Definately worth reading"
    "We owe service men more respect"
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    Story

    I have always respected fire arms. I know the story was dramatized, but the basic elements of how these men are trained and how they work is fascinating. After hearing this book, I respect the men in our military even more. I also have seen the movie, but the book is better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free Short Story: The Elephant Vanishes

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated By John Chancer
    Overall
    (1045)
    Performance
    (883)
    Story
    (887)

    “The Elephant Vanishes” is a free short story found in the short story collection The Elephant Vanishes: Stories, from Haruki Murakami – Japan's leading contemporary novelist and one of the world’s most important figures in postmodern literature.

    Darwin8u says: "A Good Introduction to Murakami"
    "Twilight zone"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I am glad it was free. By the end of the story, I wish it would vanish from my libray.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated By Garrison Keillor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (816)
    Performance
    (541)
    Story
    (544)

    Garrison Keillor's latest book is about the wedding of a girl named Dede Ingebretson, who comes home from California with a guy named Brent. Dede has made a fortune in veterinary aromatherapy; Brent bears a strong resemblance to a man wanted for extortion who's pictured on a poster in the town's post office. Then there's the memorial service for Dede's aunt Evelyn, who led a footloose and adventurous life after the death of her husband 17 years previously.

    A User says: "Brillliant but not lighthearted"
    "It's Lake Wobegon"
    Overall
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    Story

    If you like Gerrison Keillor you will like this story. He goes into much more detail of his characters than on his weekly raido program. I could listen to him tell stories all day long.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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