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Lynn

As an entreprenuer, it is hard for me to shut off my brain! It is also hard for me to sit still! I love audibles! I can exercise, work on "chores" , travel and be entertained! Always looking for a good story!

Starkville, MS, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 27 reviews
  • 39 ratings
  • 258 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2015
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  • Micro: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (863)
    Performance
    (740)
    Story
    (753)

    In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye. In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting. Trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.

    Amanda says: "Honey, I Shrunk Your I.Q."
    "A great way to learn"
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    I enjoyed this novel and will miss Crichton's gift of teaching us while we learn.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20858)
    Performance
    (19252)
    Story
    (19262)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Macgyver on Mars"
    "Unfricken believable!"
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    Superlative's don't do this audiobook justice! One of my all time favorites! This book has it all: science, engineering, humans with indomitable spirit and humor! I feel like I lived on Mars for a year. I am thankful I stumbled across this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How the Light Gets In: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1386)
    Performance
    (1245)
    Story
    (1247)

    Shadows are falling on the usually festive Christmas season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people not just in North America, but in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone. As events come to a head, Gamache is drawn ever deeper into the world of Three Pines.

    Nancy J says: "Welcome Home!"
    "Unfrickin believable! This series a treasure!"
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    I was introduced to the Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Gamache series by a friend. What a gift! The series is well written, with an eye to detail allowing you to feel immersed in the story. And Chief Inspector Gamache is a person whom I would most like to emulate.
    This particular book kept me on the edge of my seat and wringing my hands until the end. What a great climax to the overall story building over time in the series. Best to read these books in order to help you fully understand what is going on with each of the characters.
    LOVE THE NARRATOR! I know exactly which character is speaking just by his voice and affectations.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Absent One

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1093)
    Performance
    (950)
    Story
    (951)

    In The Keeper of Lost Causes, Jussi Adler-Olsen introduced Detective Carl Mørck, a deeply flawed, brilliant detective newly assigned to run Department Q, the home of Copenhagen’s coldest cases. The result wasn’t what Mørck - or readers - expected, but by the opening of Adler-Olsen’s shocking, fast-paced follow-up, Mørck is satisfied with the notion of picking up long-cold leads. So he’s naturally intrigued when a closed case lands on his desk: A brother and sister were brutally murdered two decades earlier....

    Warren says: "Great story, great characters, wrong narrator"
    "Caught in Valley Girl Hell"
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    Protect us from teenage girls! Story is interesting, however, I didn't like any of the characters except for the two investigators. Narrator does an incredible job with the story and is the reason I stuck with it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gray Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Catherine Taber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2704)
    Performance
    (2395)
    Story
    (2401)

    The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track - until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about.

    Jan says: "Sorry John... wanted to like it... love you anyway"
    "Not a woman's perspective"
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    John Grisham could tell a story about paint drying that I would enjoy. However, you can tell it was a man trying to think like a woman...she didn't process the world as a woman, but more like a man. I don't know of any women who is wired like this protagonist...but I enjoyed the story none the less.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (139)

    The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby is closely modelled on the 18h-century novels that Charles Dickens loved as a child, such as Robinson Crusoe, in which the fortunes of a hero shape the plot. The likeable young Nicholas, left penniless on the death of his father, sets off in search of better prospects.

    Blue Ridge Book Lover says: "loved it much more than expected!"
    "Best listening experience yet!"
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    What an incredible book to read during the Christmas holiday. The narrator was without a doubt one of the best I have ever heard. He did a masterful job of creating the characters that I could recognize each person without verbal cues.

    I now understand why this work is a classic. No current day story is as powerful as this. My life has been enriched as a result of listening to this book. Thank you audibles.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Perfect Assassin: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ward Larsen
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (62)

    The Atlantic: A young woman sailing solo across the Atlantic makes an incredible discovery - a man narrowly clinging to life in the open ocean. But the desperate survivor is more than he appears. He is a Kidon - an Israeli assassin - who forcibly commandeers her boat with a new destination in mind: England. There the two are forced into an uneasy partnership as they run from a secretive and lethal organization.

    Walter says: "Average listen"
    "Pure entertainment"
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    Before downloading this book, I read the reviews about how unrealistic this story was...well, for me it was exactly the escape I was looking for...and it didn't have the graphic violence and cruelty to animals that so many of the newer suspense books have. I will probably listen to every book in the series. Wonderful!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Diarmaid MacCulloch
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (435)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (256)

    Once in a generation, a historian will redefine his field, producing a book that demands to be read or heard - a product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill. Diarmaid MacCulloch's Christianity is such a book. Breathtaking in ambition, it ranges back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and covers the world, following the three main strands of the Christian faith.

    Celia says: "Generally quite good"
    "What a splendid way to learn!"
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    I have read a lot of text books on this subject, but this is told in such a way that it keeps your attention while explaining the nuances! Thank you for making avaliable to us in audio form. I also have the book. Hearing it helps me digest the information.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art Forger

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By B. A. Shapiro
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1055)
    Performance
    (921)
    Story
    (924)

    Making a living reproducing famous artworks for a popular online retailer and desperate to improve her situation, Claire is lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting - a Degas masterpiece stolen from the Gardner Museum - in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when that very same long-missing Degas painting is delivered to Claire's studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery. Her desperate search for the truth leads Claire into a labyrinth of deceit where secrets hidden since the late 19th century may be the only evidence that can now save her life.

    Cynthia says: "The Art Forger"
    "I entered the mind of an artist!"
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    Fascinating! I thoroughly enjoyed!!!
    Book ended a little quickly though...almost like the story was finished in a hurry. I would read another book on this topic by this author!!! Refreshing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Touch & Go: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2467)
    Performance
    (2070)
    Story
    (2087)

    Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life you’d find in the pages of a glossy magazine: A beautiful 14-year-old daughter. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by all. A perfect life. When investigator Tessa Leone arrives at the crime scene in the foyer of the Denbes’ home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and a million tiny pieces of bright green Taser confetti. The family appears to have been abducted.

    lisa says: "Wait for it to go on clearance!"
    "Not your Brady Bunch Family"
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    This abduction mystery is unpredicatible. And it was surprising to find a code of ethics in the the very characters you'd last expected it. Very entertaining and interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27532)
    Performance
    (24368)
    Story
    (24435)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Torn!"
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    How do you rate a story where you despise each of the characters? First you hate one, then the other, then both with intermittent sympathy? I found myself taking turns hating each of the two main characters, Nick and Amy Dunn. The book and the story is well crafted and smartly told, but I hope not to endure another story like this again. I am emotionally worn out, yet I had to keep listening to the story…even when I was totally disgusted with the characters that I wanted to slap them. This listen was like watching a train wreck that you find horrible, however you cannot pull your eyes away for a moment. Instead, you are drawn into the drama. .
    My guess is readers who enjoy psychological thrillers would find this book a realistic and believable study of the complexities in relationships.
    And even now I find myself wondering if a sequel will be written and I begin to speculate how the relationship will unfold.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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