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Betty

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  • The List

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Whitlow
    • Narrated By Rob Lamont
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    As a struggling young attorney fresh out of law school, Renny Jacobson was pining for the day he could afford the fast cars and sprawling homes of the partners in his Charlotte firm. And with news of his father's death and an ancient, secret inheritance, Renny's life was sure to change forever. But the inheritance and membership in the clandestine society which provided it soon threatens to change him in more ways than one.

    Joseph says: "Great book with solid Christian Message"
    "Religious treatise"
    Overall

    I feel cheated on this one - and after 6 years of membership the first purchase that ever made me mad. In short, this is a Christian apologist, full of long dialogues and inner monologues trying to convince the protagonist that Jesus is the answer, and God solves problems through miracles. If you're into the LaHaye novels and other books on Christian dogma, then you'll like this book. But at the least, tell us up front what we're buying, and don't couch Christian exposition in the guise of a novel.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hoot

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Chad Lowe
    Overall
    (530)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (121)

    Roy's family moves a lot, so he's used to the new-kid drill. Florida bullies are pretty much like bullies everywhere. But Roy finds himself oddly indebted to the hulking Dana Matherson. If Dana hadn't been sinking his thumbs into Roy's temples and mashing his face against the school-bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy. And the running boy is the first interesting thing Roy's seen in Florida.

    Native Texan says: "Clever and surprising!"
    "Too poitical"
    Overall

    I thoroughly enjoyed Hiassen's first book, and as I began lisening to them in order, each subsequent one became less entertaning. In Hoot, it was difficult for me to wade through it. It seems as if the author has a strong political agenda, and while it was an interesting aside in earlier works, now that agenda has become a major plot point in his books.

    While I agree with his environmental position, I'm too old to be preached to, and have to pay for that. It was much more effective when his positions were sublimated to the story. I'm moving on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Time Traveler's Wife

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Audrey Niffenegger
    • Narrated By Maggi-Meg Reed, Christopher Burns
    Overall
    (2546)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (324)

    Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six. They were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry was thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future.

    Herve says: "My Favorite Audiobook so far"
    "Slow, little plot that I can see"
    Overall

    I'm sorry, but I just can't get into the story enough to even download part II. This needs to be a short story. It's an interesting situation, but the entire novel tries to parlay this one situation into a story. It doesn't work. It goes on and on about the same thing. Okay, we get the setup. Now where's the plot?

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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