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Megan

Des Moines, IA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Bad Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated By Joe Morton
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (5)

    Into a memoir that is gripping, funny, heartbreaking, and unforgettable, Walter Dean Myers richly weaves the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s: a loving home life with his adopted parents, Bible school, street games, and the vitality of his neighborhood. Although Walter spent much of his time either getting into trouble or on the basketball court, secretly he was a voracious reader and an aspiring writer.

    Megan says: "Tough times"
    "Tough times"
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    Story
    What did you love best about Bad Boy?

    The part I loved the most was that Myers never made excuses for the choices that he made. Rather he shares his regrets.


    Would you recommend Bad Boy to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes I would recommend the book. It is an autobiography of famed writer who lived through the Civil Rights movement. He shares his struggles, but doesn't make excuses.


    What about Joe Morton’s performance did you like?

    He had nice phrasing, pace, & expression.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. It was difficult to follow at first.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't like the random music that played at random points in the reading. It may have been better if it was played at the end of chapters instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Not a Serial Killer: John Cleaver, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Dan Wells
    • Narrated By John Allen Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (388)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (275)

    John works in his family's mortuary and has an obsession with serial killers. He wants to be a good person but fears he is a sociopath, and for years he has suppressed his dark side through a strict system of rules designed to mimic "normal" behavior. Then a demon begins stalking his small town and killing people one by one, and John is forced to give in to his darker nature in order to save them.

    M. Mott says: "Great, if visceral book, terrible narrator."
    "Unique story line"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone who likes psychological thrillers. It had a lot of pyscho-analysis of serial killers as well as dealing with inner demons.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John is very upfront about the demons that haunt him. In real life this is hard to find so I always appreciate it when I see (or hear it).


    What about John Allen Nelson’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Nelson was a good reader, but not the right person for this reading. The part of John, who is supposed to be a teenager, was way too mature.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Towards the end, John's mom tried to make an effort to make thier relationship better.


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