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Amy

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  • The Cinderella Deal

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (629)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (285)

    Daisy Flattery is a free spirit with a soft spot for strays and a weakness for a good story. Why else would she agree to the outrageous charade offered by her buttoned-down workaholic neighbor, Linc Blaise? The history professor needs to have a fiancée in order to capture his dream job, and Daisy is game to play the role. But something funny happens on their way to the altar that changes everything.

    Laura says: "The Listener"
    "Fun!"
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    Lots of fun! Maybe not Jennifer Cruise's best, but a good story anyway. The premise was a bit thin, but Link and Daisy are great characters. Lots of great details, funny, warm and sweet.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Case for God

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Karen Armstrong
    • Narrated By Karen Armstrong
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (70)

    Moving from the Paleolithic age to the present, Karen Armstrong details the great lengths to which humankind has gone in order to experience a sacred reality that it called by many names, such as God, Brahman, Nirvana, Allah, or Dao. Focusing especially on Christianity but including Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Chinese spiritualities, Armstrong examines the diminished impulse toward religion in our own time.

    John says: "Great recasting of how God should be interpreted"
    "Slow going"
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    I enjoy Karen Armstrong's work and have read several of her books in print form. This however has been a tough slog. I think it's the narration. The author reads the book, and I can't pinpoint what it is that I don't enjoy but I find myself reaching for the pause button soon after I start to listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Call of the Cthulhu and Oher Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated By Gareth David-Lloyd, Ian Fairbairn
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (75)

    The Call of Cthulhu", written in 1926, is probably Lovecraft's best-known work. Discovering notes left by a deceased relative, the narrator pieces together the whole truth and disturbing significance of the Cthulhu cult. This release also contains the shorter tales "The Festival" and "The Hound", in which gravediggers bring home more than they bargained for!

    David says: "Lovecraft, a Rare Presentation"
    "Well done classic horror"
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    The narrators did a fine job of bringing these Lovecraft tales to life. I've been a fan of Lovecraft for years but this was my first experience with these stories in audio version. I enjoyed them and it inspired me to revisit other Lovecraft stories both in print and audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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