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Stuart

Chicago, IL, USA

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  • Devil's Corner

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lisa Scottoline
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    When prosecutor Vicki Allegretti arrives at a rowhouse to meet a confidential informant, she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and is almost shot to death. She barely escapes with her life, but cannot save the two others gunned down before her disbelieving eyes. Stunned and heartbroken, Vicki tries to figure out how a routine meeting on a minor case became a double homicide.

    Joel says: "Good story but narrator detracted"
    "solid Scottoline"
    Overall

    Scottoline's returned to her roots -- to the crisp, snappy stuff she started off, and lured me in, with. If you've been turned off lately by the Rosato & Associates saga, which was getting to sound like a bad mix of soap opera and "Cagney & Lacey," come back for this one. Bennie and the Airheads don't show up at all.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Listener's Bible NIV: The Complete Bible, Genesis to Revelation

    • UNABRIDGED (75 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Fellowship for the Performing Arts
    • Narrated By Max McLean
    Overall
    (482)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (80)

    Do you find the Bible hard to read? Do your thoughts wander as you try to make your way through a Bible reading program? If so then discover the joy of listening to the Bible. Now you can experience the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, wherever you are...with understanding you never thought possible.

    Kristopher says: "The Word of God!"
    "The Painless Bible"
    Overall

    The Old Testament is written to be narrated -- in retrospect, I guess that's obvious, but I didn't know it. Lots of repetition and callbacks. So, listening is a good way to get it. Yes, long passages are tedious -- the begats, the precise blueprints for the tabernacle -- but when they're done you're given a refresher before the narrative presses on. Very helpful, Whoever wrote it. (No comment on New Testament, I'm not there yet.)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2428)
    Performance
    (1300)
    Story
    (1294)

    The prolific, perennially best selling author recounts his early life and writing struggles, gives advice on the crucial aspects of the writing art, and talks about his much-publicized, near-fatal accident.

    Bill says: "Excellent!"
    "should be called "On Stephen King""
    Overall

    But that's okay. It's kind of narrative of his life, including his horrible accident, with digressions into his advice on writing. More inspirational than practical. Also, he sounds remarkably normal for somebody who writes the books he writes.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Bill Maher
    • Narrated By Bill Maher
    Overall
    (718)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (102)

    Bill Maher first came to national attention as the host of the hit Comedy Central and ABC-TV program Politically Incorrect, where he offered a combustible mixture of irreverence and acerbic humor that helped him to garner a loyal following, as well as a reputation for being a hilarious provocateur.

    Scott says: "Funny and true but also Annoying"
    "disappointing"
    Overall

    Some of the new rules are funny, but not $20 worth. Bill sounds like he's rehearsing to be a cranky old man.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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