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Margaret in the Mountains

Member Since 2008

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • The Forgotten

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (2236)
    Performance
    (1861)
    Story
    (1885)

    Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case - but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

    Cris says: "Better than Other Recent Releases"
    "Engaging and Entertaining"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Forgotten the most enjoyable?

    Having more than one narrator, both of whom were great. Also liked having a sprinkling of sound effects.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The general. She was smart, assertive, thoughtful.


    Have you listened to any of Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't know if I've listened to these narrators in the past.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I don't know.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dust: Kay Scarpetta, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (712)
    Performance
    (622)
    Story
    (616)

    After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Exhausted and ill, she's recovering at home when she receives an unsettling call. The body of a young woman has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field. The victim, a graduate student named Gail Shipman, is oddly draped in ivory linen and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be the killer's first strike.

    MARRILEE says: "Part Great, Part Tired"
    "Not one of Cornwell's best books"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. I'm never sure that listening to thrillers and mysteries is "time well-spent", but this book was not enjoyable. I listen to books to help pass the time on long drives. With this book, I found my attention drifting. It also seemed like Cornwell could have told the story with fewer words. The narrator did not make it easy to distinguish the characters. Lucy sounded a lot like Marino at times.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Patricia Cornwell again?

    Yes. I keep hoping for books that were as good as her first few.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Reading’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't know.


    Could you see Dust being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I don't know


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Every Last One

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Anna Quindlen
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (978)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (267)

    In this breathtaking and beautiful novel, the #1 New York Times best-selling author Anna Quindlen creates an unforgettable portrait of a mother, a father, a family, and the explosive, violent consequences of what seem like inconsequential actions.

    Kimberly says: "Almost Unbearably Sad, Completely Wonderful"
    "Absolutely Wonderful"
    Overall

    I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the narrator. It seemed to take a long time to get to the critical event in the book, but the author used that time to paint an in-depth portrait of each character and to make me love Mary Beth's family. Be prepared for enormous sorrow and many triumphs. I particularly enjoyed Hope Davis's narration. It was masterful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Robert Whitaker
    • Narrated By Ken Kliban
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (90)

    In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? Every day, 1,100 adults and children are added to the government disability rolls because they have become newly disabled by mental illness, with this epidemic spreading most rapidly among our nations children. What is going on?

    Strachan says: "Good Science, Great Journalism"
    "Interesting But Repetitive"
    Overall

    The information was fascinating. I'll be checking some of the research just to confirm the author's conclusions. There was a mind-numbing amount of repetition.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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