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Samantha

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Snyder, TX, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Thomas World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Richard Cox
    • Narrated By Andy Caploe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Thomas Phillips knows he's losing his mind. He's been losing it for as long as he can remember. And yet, when a strange old man asks him to consider that he, out of everyone in the world, knows the real truth, Thomas' life begins to spiral out of control. He loses interest in his job and is fired. He refuses his wife's suggestion of psychiatric care, and she leaves him. In the end, Thomas is alone.

    Brian says: "Unique and Creative Listen"
    "The last hour ruined it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Thomas World?

    The last hour was so irritating that I could not finish the book.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have left out the last hour which consisted of literally 60 minutes worth of narrated numbers. The point could have been made in 30 seconds.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I cant remember - again the completely unnecessary narration of the unending pie number was so mind numbing that it overshadowed anything good about this book.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Thomas World?

    Same as above


    Any additional comments?

    I have more than 500 books in my library & this is the only negative review I have ever written. This was a good book up until the aforementioned hour long droning on of repetitive numbers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26033)
    Performance
    (12688)
    Story
    (12729)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Excellent story and narrators"
    Overall

    I rarely write reviews, but just had to for this one. I commute to work and have several hundred audio books in my library in every imaginable genre. The Help is hands down one of the best audio books I have ever heard and the narration is superb. The story was touching and at times laugh out loud funny. I would highly recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Watch

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (332)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (71)

    In Washington, D.C., a cell phone rings. The White House chief of staff needs Jacob Winter now. His chief investigator and an Army Intelligence veteran, Winter knows how to move quickly and decisively, but he's never faced a problem like this. The disappearances are bad, but when the blackened body shows up barbed-wired to a tree, Winter knows there is much worse to come. And soon enough, there is. Large forces are at work, determined to do whatever it takes to achieve their ends.

    P. Minor says: "Predictable"
    "Disapointed"
    Overall

    I am a huge John Sandford fan and have read all of his books but I have to say this one was not up to par. I lost interest quickly, it didn't grab me like Sandford's other books did. I was super excited to listen to this one but was very disapointed and wouldn't recommend it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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