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Patricia

Larkspur, CO, United States | Member Since 2001

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  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (10467)
    Performance
    (9506)
    Story
    (9523)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "A great start to a book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to 14 the most enjoyable?

    I loved the concept of the book. It had a great start and it was overall a good read.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was good. However some of the things that went on in the last part of the book were too strange for me. It was a bit "Out there"


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    Great performance. I would listen to him again.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    A few.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gideon's Sword

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1025)
    Performance
    (618)
    Story
    (615)

    At 12, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down. At 24, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. With her last breath, she begged her son to avenge him. Now, with a new purpose in his life, Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful.But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon's special skills.

    k. says: "Pendergast fans beware"
    "Very fast read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I always know I will get a great story when Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are the writers. I was on a long drive to Santa Fe, NM with my husband. and when we arrived, we wanted to stay in the car and listen to the end of the book. It was a great read!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1559)
    Performance
    (561)
    Story
    (563)

    At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism's violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism.

    Elysabeth Cummings says: "Interesting @ arm's length"
    "Couldn't stop listening"
    Overall

    I am actually a big fan of the narrator, Scott Brick, so I took a chance at this one. I was captivated from the beginning until the end. I can understand how Mormons would not like this book, but for me, it was wildly informative. I have seen television programs on some of the subject matter and this brought a lot of it together for me.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Paranoia: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Joseph Finder
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1530)
    Performance
    (378)
    Story
    (378)

    Adam Cassidy is twenty-six and a low level employee at a high-tech corporation who hates his job. When he manipulates the system to do something nice for a friend, he finds himself charged with a crime. Corporate Security gives him a choice: prison or become a spy in the headquarters of their chief competitor, Trion Systems.

    Karen says: "Clever and interesting."
    "A definite Read.."
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. A non-stop, exciting story with a surprise ending. I didn't want it to end. Scott Brick always is an added plus.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Jester

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Andrew Gross
    • Narrated By Neil Dickson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (598)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (103)

    Hugh De Luc, a poor innkeeper, returns home from the First Crusade wearied from battle and disillusioned by carnage. After journeying from the Holy Land back to his own small village, he finds his nightmare is just beginning.

    Sheridan Race says: "Spellbound and engaged"
    "FANTASTIC!!!!!!!"
    Overall

    I have read all of James Patterson's books and I absolutely loved this one the Best. I only wish it was longer.

    43 of 66 people found this review helpful

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