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Contrarian Octogenarian

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  • The Lost Symbol

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

    Lisa says: "A Great Mix of History, Philosophy and Faith!"
    "Lost Symbol by Dan Brown"
    Overall

    I have enjoyed several previous Dan Brown novels. The Lost Symbol was a big disappointment. It was unrealistic beyond any suspension of disbelief, disjointed, & generally poorly written. The characters were not well done & unconvincing. A poor performance by a previous ly interesting author.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15016)
    Performance
    (12368)
    Story
    (13003)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Bad Reader"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    Reader was so bad I could not finish part one. And my reading is entirely by audio


    Would you ever listen to anything by E L James again?

    Only with a better reader


    What didn’t you like about Becca Battoe’s performance?

    Everything


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Unable to hear enough to tell. First part = Erotocism


    Any additional comments?

    Equally bad reader on "Swamplandia" First time in years to hear bad readers

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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