Customer Reviews | Audible.com
 

You no longer follow Tim

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Tim

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Tim

Brentwood, CA, USA | Member Since 2006

ratings
24
REVIEWS
3
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
4

  • Playing for Pizza: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (631)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (116)

    Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In a championship game, to the surprise and dismay of everyone, Rick actually got into the game and then provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he became a national laughingstock and, of course, was immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams. But against enormous odds, Arnie finally locates another team that will have him: the mighty Panthers of Parma, Italy.

    David says: "Great Story, but..."
    "A little slice of Italy"
    Overall

    I have read all of his other books. I believe this book has a unique quality -- it lacks the urgency of the other stories, at the same time it invites you to consider why you like the things that make up your life. There is a subtle suggestion that you may be too serious or too structured. You may have been patterned to think you like the pleasures in your life. The Italian option will no doubt inspire many who read about Parma and the Panthers. This felt to me me like another trip to Italy. I have been to many of the places in the story and hearing about them again makes me want to see them in person again. Thank you for the vacation. Thanks also for the visit to the world of those who truly love football. I hope there are more of these stories to come...

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Whiskey Rebels

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Liss
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (419)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (151)

    At his most desperate moment, Ethan Saunders is recruited to find his ex-fiancée's missing husband. Meanwhile, Joan Maycott and her Revolutionary War veteran husband distill whiskey on the western Pennsylvania frontier. As their causes intertwine, Joan and Saunders - both patriots in their own way - find themselves on opposing sides of a daring scheme that will forever change their lives and their new country.

    Lulu says: "In My Top 10 - Maybe Top 5 At Audible"
    "Historical & Entertaining"
    Overall

    I was interested in this book to see if the author could really treat history properly in a fiction set around the time of the birth of the new American republic. I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of the characters, plot surprises, and sensible treatment of known history and historical figures. There are many characters, but a good number of them are based upon real persons. The story is believable and keeps a good pace. The descriptions of the frontier days in Pittsburgh were entertaining. This is a fine piece of writing. I recommend it for those who like history and a good story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9306)
    Performance
    (4280)
    Story
    (4306)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Suzanne says: "The scare is in the human nature under stress."
    "Neighbors, Friends & Enemies"
    Overall

    Stephen has done it again. I hoped this would match up to his earlier works and I was not disappointed. One of his talents is looking into the souls of his characters - good and bad. He gives them quirks and makes them people we have known. This is a good story and it encourages examination of what we think about small towns, crisis situations, and what we think about as we decide how, or sometimes if, we stand up, or wait for someone else to act first. I didn't feel that he was putting a negative slant on religion. My impression was that he portrayed religion as a tool that was used in negative and corrupt ways by some, and in encouraging and supporting ways by others. Overall, I did not feel this story was really about religion at all. Religion was just a part of this small town and many of the people who live there.

    I was entertained and amused. Another great piece of writing. I highly recommend it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.