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Denise Jackson-Holder

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  • The Run

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Ken Howard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (44)

    Will Lee, the hero of the acclaimed New York Times best-sellers Run Before the Wind and Grassroots, has finally established himself at the heart of American government as the respected Senator from his home state of Georgia. The road to the White House, however, will be more treacherous and deadly than Will and his wife, Kate, an associate director in the Central Intelligence Agency, can imagine.

    Richard Delman says: "Kinda predictable Stuart Woods. There is a bonus."
    "Great Series"
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    Would you listen to The Run again? Why?

    Yes, I actually did because I diid not get the first few in tis series in order, and I went back to re-listen in order


    What other book might you compare The Run to and why?

    Some of it makes me think of one of the earlier Jack Ryan novels by Clancy. The political game, without the international spy thriller part.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not so much a scene, but Ken Howard's southern gentleman accent reminded me so much of my uncles.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • McNally's Secret

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lawrence Sanders
    • Narrated By Nathan Lane
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    When detective Archy McNally is called to retrieve a set of rare stamps known as "Inverted Jennies" from one of Palm Beach's wealthiest and most curvacious matrons, he unexpectedly becomes entangled in something far more dangerous. A local collector is slain, and all roads lead Archy back to the original crime scene. But before he can put the pieces together, he faces another murder and all-to-real romance.

    Tnafbrat says: "Nathan Lane IS Archie McNally ... almost :)"
    "Nathan Lane IS Archie McNally ... almost :)"
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    What made the experience of listening to McNally's Secret the most enjoyable?

    Nathan Lane


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I'm a fan of the series and Archie is of course my favorite character though, I do get a kick out of his father.


    What about Nathan Lane’s performance did you like?

    He didn't overvamp it, didn't "Birdcage" it. He was able to deliver the "fashion" lines believable.


    Any additional comments?

    Another of my favorite series that since I can not get the books for my kindle, I can still listen to them

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (46)

    At 8:46 a.m. on September 11, 2001, 14,000 people were inside the twin towers; reading e-mails, making trades, eating croissants at Windows on the World. Over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages, one witnessed only by the people who lived it, until now.

    Joann says: "A story about people and steel."
    "Captivating"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about 102 Minutes?

    It put me right there. I was captivated from the beginning


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 102 Minutes?

    When I realized I was on my seat waiting to hear what happened to each person.


    What does Ron McLarty bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings a voice, and a sound


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

    Yes, wanted too, but couldn't


    Any additional comments?

    I lent it to a friend and she had the same reactions. We were both very moved by it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grass Roots: A Will Lee Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    Will Lee has returned to his roots to kick off his campaign for the Senate. A prominent lawyer, he has come back to his hometown of Delano, Georgia, to plan his strategies...and to argue an explosively controversial case that could seriously damage his political career.

    Oliver says: "Great book."
    "Part if an Enjoyable Series"
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    Would you listen to Grass Roots again? Why?

    Pleas see my reviews of Chiefs and The Run. I did not realize that Barrett Whitener did not narrate all of this series. The voice and acting continuity was great


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

    Y


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chiefs

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1427)
    Performance
    (846)
    Story
    (844)

    In 1919, Delano, Georgia, appoints its first chief of police. Honest and hardworking, the new chief is puzzled when young men start to disappear. But his investigation is ended by the fatal blast from a shotgun. Delano's second chief-of-police is no hero, yet he is also disturbed by what he sees in the missing-persons bulletins. In 1969, when Delano's third chief takes over, the unsolved disappearances still haunt the police files.

    Old Hippy says: "Absolutely Terrific!"
    "Awesome"
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    Where does Chiefs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the top. I loved the entire series.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I wanted to see how it all turned out and how everyone fit together in the end


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I'm not sure as it's been a while since I listened to it. I do however keep envisioning the family home through the years


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The past never leaves, it just becomes the future


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catherine De Medici

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Leonie Frieda
    • Narrated By Anna Massey
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    Leonie Frieda has returned to original sources and re-read the thousands of letters left by Catherine de Medici. There has not been a biography in English of Catherine for many years, and she believes that the time has come to show her as one of the most influential women in 16th-century Europe.

    Die Falknerin says: "An outstanding performance of an excellent book"
    "Brought to Life"
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    What did you love best about Catherine De Medici?

    The family and national history as well as how some of the "stories" came to be.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Catherine was neither all good or bad


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

    na


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

    Yes, but I couldn't


    Any additional comments?

    Audio is becoming one of my favorite ways to "read" history and biographies

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Lion: A Biography of President Andrew Jackson

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jon Meacham
    • Narrated By John H. Mayer
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Jon Meacham, in American Lion, has delivered the definitive human portrait of a pivotal president who forever changed the American presidency and America itself. Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency.

    A User says: "disappointing"
    "Such a Good Biography"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of American Lion to be better than the print version?

    I've not read the print version yet, but based on the audio edition, I bought the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The details both social and political.


    What about John H. Mayer’s performance did you like?

    He sounded like a southerner, more Virginian than Tennessean but still, that Southern Gentleman voice


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

    Yes, but I couldn't.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Justice Antonin Scalia Speech on Constitutional Interpretation (03/14/05)

    • ORIGINAL (57 mins)
    • By Antonin Scalia
    Overall
    (368)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (139)

    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia makes remarks on the topic of "Constitutional Interpretation." He speaks at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.

    Jeff says: "Supreme Court for Dummies"
    "Educational and Gives You Something to Consider"
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    If you could sum up Justice Antonin Scalia Speech on Constitutional Interpretation (03/14/05) in three words, what would they be?

    Literal not Fluid


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The founding fathers - they were brilliant


    What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice, his personal insight.


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone who wants to talk about or debate the constitution with others should listen to this before daring to open their mouths. You cannot listen to this without giving thought to what makes the constitution work and what destroys it. It gives a better understanding of that document.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tim Russert Interviews Supreme Court Judges (04/21/05)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 6 mins)
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    Tim Russert, host of NBC's Meet the Press, moderates a panel with three members of the U.S. Supreme Court. Justices Stephen Breyer, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Antonin Scalia join in a conversation hosted by the National Constitution Center, The National Archives and the Aspen Institute.

    Jean says: "Educational"
    "Justices are Humans"
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    Would you listen to Tim Russert Interviews Supreme Court Judges (04/21/05) again? Why?

    Yes, there were so many nuances and a few asides that I did not catch the first time


    What other book might you compare Tim Russert Interviews Supreme Court Judges (04/21/05) to and why?

    Anton Scalia's speech on constitutional interpretation


    Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favorite?

    na


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

    The differing points of view between the justices were interesting. I especially appreciated the personal give and take between the justices themselves. It really made them human, real people in my mind. I could see them in a group teasing each other like most co-workers do. I have always seen them as political figures but never really as co-workers to each other.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Venetia

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Richard Armitage
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (190)
    Story
    (189)

    Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent woman, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: Either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community.

    Judith says: "Great, but too bad it is abridged"
    "I'd Listen to This Narrator Read the Phone Book"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Venetia to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely! I'm not a fan of romances however the narrator has such a gift for voices and dialects as well as a voice to make you melt


    Would you be willing to try another book from Georgette Heyer? Why or why not?

    Only if Richard Armitage was the narrator


    Which character – as performed by Richard Armitage – was your favorite?

    the hero of course


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

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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