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Linda

Greenville, SC, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Life

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Keith Richards, James Fox
    • Narrated By Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2596)
    Performance
    (1430)
    Story
    (1423)

    Now at last Keith Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere....

    Jesse says: "Ins and outs"
    "Seemingly Honest & Believeable"
    Overall

    Johnny Depp is obiviously a big fan, he sounds just like Keith! I enjoyed this book. I found it to be much more honest and believeable than Eric Clapton's. More interesting than Jimmy Hendrix and Kurt Cobains biographies. Keith has lived a lot longer than Hendrix and Cobain....so maybe that's not entirely fair. Well worth the credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Small Sacrifices

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Ann Rule
    • Narrated By Ann Rule
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    Ann Rule's shocking and powerful account of the destructive forces that drove Diane Downs, a beautiful young mother, to shoot her three young children in cold blood.

    kelsey says: "flat narration."
    "Sacrifice of your money or credit!"
    Overall

    This was a waste! Ann Rule is an "okay" writer on one of my favorite genres. However, she is not (nor should she EVER be) a narrator!! I found this book reading almost incomprehensible. What a sacrifice!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Windup Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3602)
    Performance
    (1983)
    Story
    (1995)

    Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman.

    Marius says: "Al Gore nightmare meets Blade Runner."
    "Jonathan Davis makes the book"
    Overall

    I have to agree with a lot of others who say the first half is especially slow. The second half is better but I only finished the book because the narration was absolutely superb. Had I been reading the written word I would have quit early on. I would have rated the book two stars if not for Jonathan Davis, who deserved five.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Onion Field

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (222)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (150)

    Hollywood. Saturday night. A broken taillight leads to a routine traffic stop. It shouldn’t have changed the lives of the four men involved, but it did. The Onion Field is the frighteningly true story of a fatal collision of destinies that would lead two young cops and two young robbers to a deserted field on the outskirts of Los Angeles, towards a bizarre execution and its terrible aftermath.

    Avalon says: "Haunting"
    "Never a dull moment!"
    Overall

    Fast paced and really enthralling. Wambaugh draws you in and never lets go. I love his books. Wish more were available on audible. Very credit worthy!

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Michael J. Tougias
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (20)

    During the height of the blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard dispatched a patrol boat, but was soon in as much trouble as the tanker. Then pilot boat captain Frank Quirk, hearing of the Coast Guard's troubles on his radio, decided to act.

    Christopher says: "A riveting story"
    "A great story gone bad"
    Overall

    Unfortunately I (unwisely) bought several books by this author at one time. Considering the subject and available information I thought this would be right up my alley. Sadly, I was wrong. The reader was okay but had no northeastern accent and the story lost a bit from that. I found the writing tedious and boring. I wish I had selected more carefully.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2689)
    Performance
    (1986)
    Story
    (1994)

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    Jennie says: "Unbelievably riveting!"
    "Amazing true story"
    Overall

    This is one of my favorites. Simon Prebble is an excellent narrator and this is an incredible story of survival and true determination. Shackleton's team achieved and endured the unimaginable for the time. Well worth a credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4954)
    Performance
    (3668)
    Story
    (3695)

    They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

    Parola138 says: "I thought I was desensitized"
    "One of Stephen's few mistakes"
    Overall

    I really forgot how bad this book is. I Love Stephen King but I must say this is THE worst book he has ever written. (Although I am not a fan of the "Dark Tower" series either...but George Guidall reads those and you can't get better than that!) It has some of the really great touches that all of King's writing has but... it really sucks! It's a lot of material for one credit but.... it's still not worth it! No disrespect to Stephen Weber as the Narrator.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Inside the Mind of BTK: The True Story Behind the Thirty-Year Hunt for the Notorious Wichita Serial Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Douglas, Johnny Dodd
    • Narrated By Jason Klav
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (67)

    This incredible story shows how John Douglas tracked and participated in the hunt for one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history. For 31 years a man who called himself BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) terrorized the city of Wichita, Kansas, sexually assaulting and strangling a series of women, taunting the police with frequent communications, and bragging about his crimes to local newspapers and TV stations.

    Petersen says: "Book Spoiled by Narrator"
    "REALLY BAD NARRATOR"
    Overall

    This is a prime example of why you should ALWAYS listen before you buy! Has Jason Klav ever watched a cop show or anything about the FBI? I don't think so. He mispronounces Quantico as Quanteeco and modus operandi as modis operandy. VERY annoying since these words are oft repeated in a novel by an FBI profiler. I haven't even finished yet and I'm almost beyond what I can stand. John Douglas tells an interesting story but PLEASE hire someone who knows the pronounciation of words to read it!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Erased: Missing Women, Murdered Wives

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Marilee Strong
    • Narrated By Deb Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    Based on five years of investigative reporting and research into forensic psychology and criminology, Erased presents an original profile of a widespread and previously unrecognized type of murder: not a hot-blooded, spur-of-the-moment crime of passion, as domestic homicide is commonly viewed, but a cold-blooded, carefully planned and methodically executed form of erasure.

    Dave says: "A Fascinating Barrage of Painful Truth"
    "Excellent true crime!"
    Overall

    This is one of my favorites. I listened and then immediately listened again. I think at least one of the reviewers who rated this badly missed some key words such as "anomaly" when the author was describing traits of different 'erasers'. I listen constantly and to all genres. I found this book and reader to be excellent. Really a credit worthy read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dexter Is Delicious

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Jeff Lindsay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1426)
    Performance
    (597)
    Story
    (598)

    Dexter is experiencing some major life changes - don't we all? And they're mostly wrapped up in the eight-pound curiosity that is his newborn daughter. Family bliss is cut short, however, when Dexter is summoned to investigate the disappearance of a 17-year-old girl who has been running with a bizarre group of goths who fancy themselves to be vampires. As Dexter gets closer to the truth of what happened to the missing girl, he realizes they are not really vampires so much as cannibals.

    Amazon Customer says: "Odd even for Dexter, but enjoyable!"
    "Jeff Lindsay as Dexter?"
    Overall

    Don't get me wrong, Jeff Lindsay is a decent reader. Sometimes I REALLY like it when an author reads their work but Nick Landrum is the voice of Dexter if you have been following this series. I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first three.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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