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Barbara

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  • Secretariat

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By William Nack
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (138)

    In 1973, Secretariat, the greatest champion in horse-racing history, won the Triple Crown. The only horse to ever grace the covers of Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated in the same week, he also still holds the record for the fastest times in both the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. He was also the only non-human chosen as one of ESPN's "50 Greatest Athletes of the Century".

    Susan says: "Wonderful book"
    "Great book for equine pedigree historian"
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    What disappointed you about Secretariat?

    If you're not interested in the bloodlines of race horses in America during the 20th century, this book has little to offer. Perhaps it becomes more engaging but I gave up after several chapters.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Airtight

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Jeff Steitzer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (84)

    Judge Daniel Brennan is only days away from achieving a seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals bench when he's brutally stabbed to death in his garage. An army of media and law enforcement descend on the case, and thousands of tips pour in from the public. When one tip leads New Jersey policeman Luke Somers to Steven Gallagher, things quickly go wrong, but Luke is instantly glorified for solving the case. But to one man, Luke is no hero. Chris Gallagher raised his brother, Steven, almost single-handedly, and, certain that Steven is innocent, he won't rest until he sets the record straight.

    Rajesh says: "Why is this not in David Rosenfelt style?"
    "Not the Rosenfelt I love"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Where's his humor? Where's his passion - for people and for dogs and even for sports and sport bar food? Please bring him back!


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Rosenfelt again?

    Yes.....


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

    total disappointment


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • True Blue

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1074)
    Performance
    (420)
    Story
    (424)

    Mason "Mace" Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything-her badge, her career, her freedom-and spent two years in prison. Now she's back on the outside and focused on one mission: to be a cop once more. Her only shot to be a true blue again is to solve a major case on her own, and prove she has the right to wear the uniform.

    Stephen says: "No connection to new heroine"
    "No longer an engaging writer for me."
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    What did you like best about True Blue? What did you like least?

    I became a fan of Baldacci with Camel Club and found the books in that series to be engaging and challenging. However, the later books are losing interest for me and this may be the last one I listen to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Carol Burnett
    • Narrated By Carol Burnett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1015)
    Performance
    (643)
    Story
    (645)

    Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. The Carol Burnett Show was seen each week by millions of adoring fans and won 25 Emmys in its remarkable 11-year run. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another.

    Robin says: "Do not listen while driving"
    "She always can move me and make my laugh out loud."
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    What did you love best about This Time Together?

    What I loved best about the book was gaining a better understanding of Ms. Burnett's generous spirit, sense of humor and professionalism.


    What other book might you compare This Time Together to and why?

    I don't usually read books like this; in fact this is the first.


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

    I watched her TV show often and loved hearing about the backstage work that made it happen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Genghis: Birth of an Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (938)
    Performance
    (562)
    Story
    (565)

    He was born Temujin, son of a khan, raised in a clan of hunters migrating across the steppe. Temujin's young life was shaped by a series of brutal acts: the betrayal of his father by a neighboring tribe, his family left to die on the harsh plain. But Temujin endured, and from then on, he was driven by a fury to survive in the face of death, to kill before being killed, and to conquer enemies from beyond the horizon.

    David says: "Move over Bernard Cornwell"
    "Gripping story."
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    Where does Genghis rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've been interested in Mongolia, had heard the myths about Genghis Khan, and was glad to read an extended story about him. It paints him in a different light than the common attitude, and helps to explain why modern Mongolians consider him to be a national hero.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Genghis?

    Many scenes still stick in my mind: obtaining, then losing the eagle; the early privileges, being shunned, building community and power, invading China.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Presumed Innocent

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Scott Turow
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1184)
    Performance
    (631)
    Story
    (638)

    Presumed Innocent brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of crimes. Prosecutor Rusty Sabich is transformed from accuser to accused when he is handed an explosive case - that of the brutal murder of a woman who happens to be his former lover.

    Glen says: "Excellent Book, Gripping Entertainment!"
    "Nothing held any interest for me."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I had heard of this book for many years and thought it would be an exciting read. I was very disappointed and stopped listening. I found the performance dull but I don't think a more inspired reader would improve the text.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • What the Bleep Do We Know: Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By William Arntz, Betsy Chase, Mark Vicente
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    Overall
    (279)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (190)

    With the help of 14 leading physicists, scientists, and spiritual thinkers, this book guides listeners on a course from the scientific to the spiritual, and from the universal to the personal. Along the way, it asks such questions as: Are we seeing the world as it really is What is the relationship between our thoughts and our world? How can I create my day every day? What the Bleep answers this question and others through an innovative new approach to self-help and spirituality.

    Henrik says: "Attacking straw men"
    "Not the movie"
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    Any additional comments?

    Though I really like the movie and have seen it several times, I found this book to be disorganized and boring.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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