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Robert

St. Petersburg, FL, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Mulholland Dive: Three Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By David W. Collins
    Overall
    (110)
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    (98)
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    (98)

    Three never-before-collected short stories from number-one New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly. In "Cahoots", a backroom poker game turns deadly when a cheater is exposed. In "Mulholland Dive", a man who deciphers the hidden codes of accident scenes investigates a fatality off L.A.'s most fabled roadway. In "Two-Bagger", an obsessed cop tails an ex-con he believes is about to carry out a contract killing.

    Mark says: "One of Connelly's weaker efforts"
    "Misleading title - only one story"
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    What would have made Mulholland Dive better?

    As others have written, the audiobook is advertised as Mulholland Dive: Three Stories", which is the title of the short story collection. This is only the title story, not the other two. Although the story is good, the misleading title makes for a confusing purchase.

    The story is fine, the narration is good, the short story is not expensive...however, since this buyer expected three stories it cannot help but be a disappointing purchase.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Me Generation...By Me: Growing Up in the '60s

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ken Levine
    • Narrated By Ken Levine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Join Emmy-winning comedy writer Ken Levine as he attempts to grow up in the most exciting and turbulent decade of the 20th Century. From the California Myth, to the Sunset Strip, the war, the Beatles, the hippies, the riots, the drugs, and the sex - Ken Levine has lived it (although not as much sex as he would have liked). He shows you what a profound and indelible effect the '60s had on him and the world through a series of hilarious (and sometimes harrowing) first-hand recollections that will put you right there with him.

    Robert says: "Funny and thoughful memoir of the 1960s"
    "Funny and thoughful memoir of the 1960s"
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    Would you listen to The Me Generation...By Me again? Why?

    A look at growing up in the 1960s by tv and film comedy writer Ken Levine. Levine is an entertaining reader and his book is funny, sardonic and communicates to this listener what it felt like to grow up in the 60s. It both is and is not your typical story of growing up during that time. Here's hoping Levine writers another volume on the 70s. Highly recommended.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Charles J. Shields
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    New York Times best-selling author and biographer Charles J. Shields crafts this fascinating portrait of literary icon Kurt Vonnegut. The first authorized biography of the influential American writer, And So It Goes examines Vonnegut’s life, from his childhood to his death in 2007, and explores how the author changed the conversation of American literature.

    Invisible Lizard says: "Probably only for die hard Vonnegut fans"
    "Good reading, but a questionable portrait"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    For listeners interested in Vonnegut's life and work this is a good reading of the biography. However, the author seems to believe that he could have run Vonnegut's life far better than Vonnegut himself. That Vonnegut does not always live up to his ideals is not surprising, but the book seems to focus on Vonnegut disappointing his friends, family and himself year after year. Vonnegut's son Mark said that his father was not the bitter young man who evolves into the bitter lonely man portrayed in the book and that Shield's book does not reflect Vonnegut's true life and nature. I agree.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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