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Joan

Starkville, MS, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 22 reviews
  • 23 ratings
  • 140 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2014
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  • Beautiful Creatures: Beautiful Creatures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    Overall
    (3221)
    Performance
    (2710)
    Story
    (2724)

    Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

    FanB14 says: "Adequate for Adults"
    "BOOOORRRING"
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    Another boring book I can't finish. No idea what this is even about since I didn't have the patience to keep listening. I hate wasting credits.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Richard Matheson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3454)
    Performance
    (1396)
    Story
    (1415)

    In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

    Amazon Customer says: "Superb!"
    "Very good!"
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    I am very hard to please when it comes to audio books. So many of them bore me and I just can't finish them. With a bad book, I find myself daydreaming or lost in some other thought while the narrator prattles on. Not the case with this book. This is an intriguing story that held my attention throughout. I saw the movie and was hesitant to try the book but I had read they are not that similar. I found that I really didn't remember much about the movie and it did not affect my experience with the book. This is a very vivid, well written book that really pulls you into someone's world. Definitely worth a credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What the Night Knows

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1497)
    Performance
    (699)
    Story
    (712)

    In the late summer of a long-ago year, a killer arrived in a small city. His name was Alton Turner Blackwood, and in the space of a few months he brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a 14-year-old boy. Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, re-creating in detail Blackwood’s crimes.

    sadee poulsen says: "Koontz is back!"
    "A bit out there but kept me listening"
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    At this point, I've heard so many bad audiobooks, if one keeps me listening, I'm happy. Although the story is pretty out there and sometimes a bit stupid, Dean Koontz knows how to tell a story. I was entertained and this book held my attention the entire time. The narrator was great. Not the best Dean Koontz but good and I gave it four stars because I wanted to keep listening. A good, not great, paranormal story that was worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ask and It Is Given, Volume 1: The Law of Attraction

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks
    • Narrated By Jerry Hicks
    Overall
    (631)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (166)

    Ask and It Is Given, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, which presents the teachings of the nonphysical entity Abraham, will help you learn how to manifest your desires so that you�re living the joyous and fulfilling life you deserve.

    James says: "Important Stuff"
    "Great self help book"
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    Really great self help book but you need to listen to the second half. I kept wanting to know how to do what Abraham was saying to do. That's in part two...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4562)
    Performance
    (2618)
    Story
    (2619)

    As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

    Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.

    Barbara says: "A near-flawless audiobook (but for one thing...)"
    "Another audio book I couldn't finish"
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    This book is totally boring but it sure takes forever to get around to anything happening. I don't know how it ends and didn't have he patience to find out. Can I get my credit back?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent
    • Narrated By Dean Gallagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2578)
    Performance
    (1905)
    Story
    (1943)

    When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.

    Jill says: "Heaven is For Real"
    "Completely stupid!"
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    Wow. Talk about much ado about nothing. This book and this so called true story is just plain stupid. I am a pretty open minded person and I would love to think a child visited heaven and has come back to tell us all about it. But there is absolutely NOTHING compelling about what this child says. The author freaks out because his child says, "Daddy, did you know Jesus loves the children?" Wow. How earth shattering that the child of a preacher would make that statement. I am sure there is no way he's ever heard that before. This book is basically about how two parents latched onto everything their child said and encouraged the kid with their reactions to spout a few pieces of scripture and make up stories about heaven. If he did really go to heaven, then the author embellished this story in such a way that they completely discredit the event. The most astounding thing about this book is that anyone has bought into it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Donald H. Wolfe
    • Narrated By William Atherton, Alyssa Bresnahan
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    With explosive new revelations concerning the "National Security Matter" that led to the cover-up of her murder, The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe is a fascinating and riveting account of one of the most shocking crimes of the century. Donald H. Wolfe meticulously chronicles her final days, names the killer, documents the mode of death, and identifies those who orchestrated the cover-up.

    Linda says: "Highly recommended...."
    "Intriguing!"
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    I have never had much of interest in Marilyn Monroe but that was because I didn't know much about her. She is such a fascinating person and this book about her life is enthralling. I love hearing everything about her life. Great book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By J. Randy Taraborrelli
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (40)

    When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother was either dead or simply not a part of her life. However, that was not true. In fact, her mentally ill mother was very much present in Marilyn's world and the complex family dynamic that unfolded behind the scenes is a story that has never before been told...until now.

    Deb says: "The ring of truth...."
    "Great!"
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    I never knew how interesting biographies could be. This is a fascinating book about a fascinating woman. A great listen!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6861)
    Performance
    (3229)
    Story
    (3234)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "Finally! A great audio book!"
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    I can't believe I took so long to download this audio book. One of the best I have heard yet! I have purchased so many audio books I can't even finish listening to. This is one I can't put away! I really need to find more like this. Great narration, great story telling, suspenseful and engrossing. TOTALLY worth two credits!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Jane Jameson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5415)
    Performance
    (4137)
    Story
    (4152)

    Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

    Denise says: "What a HOOT!!!!!!!"
    "Borefest"
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    Yet another audio book I couldn't finish. Got through a couple of chapters but just couldn't force myself to keep listening. I don't know why everything thinks this is so hilarious. Didn't laugh out loud once - not even a little. If you like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you won't like this.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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