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Patty

Patty

Huntington Beach, CA | Member Since 2004

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  • The Associate: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1785)
    Performance
    (369)
    Story
    (374)

    Kyle McAvoy grew up in his father's small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was elected editor-in-chief of The Yale Law Journal, and his future has limitless potential. But Kyle has a secret, a dark one, an episode from college that he has tried to forget. The secret, though, falls into the hands of the wrong people, and Kyle is forced to take a job he doesn't want, even if it's a job most law students can only dream about....

    JoAnn says: "Good, but not nearly as good as The Firm""
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    Characters are not well developed and there is absolutely no resolution. It was frustrating to have so many loose ends and no attempt to answer any of the reader's questions. It was just OVER. And now I am OVER Grisham.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Poisonwood Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Dean Robertson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3086)
    Performance
    (1901)
    Story
    (1917)

    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

    Lynda Rains Bonchack says: "A long time coming..........."
    "Fascinating and Entertaining"
    Overall

    I am so taken with this book that I have been reading it for months. I go back and "reread" sections just to re-enjoy the beautiful writing and incredible reading. Fictional with a fascinating historical relevance and a real insight into the current issues going on in the Congo right now. Great characters, colorful writing, great narrator. Love it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Quickie

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Mary Stuart Masterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (863)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (139)

    Lauren Stillwell isn't your average damsel in distress. When the NYPD cop discovers her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But her revenge goes dangerously awry, and she finds her world spiraling into a hell that becomes more terrifying by the hour.

    Sarah says: "Implausible plot"
    "Farfetched and Unbelieveable"
    Overall

    Although the narrator did a hero's job of trying to make this book enjoyable, it is just so darned far-fetched as to make you shake your head. I found myself talking to myself saying "Oh, boy...yeah, sure!" The main character is supposed to be this capable, dynamic police detective but we don't see any of those qualities in her. In fact, if she wasn't such a spineless wimp there would be no story here. She makes more boneheaded decisions than I could swallow. If you don't mind if your fiction is totally unrealistic, and your supposed-heroine is really not very sympathetic or likeable perhaps this won't bother you, but it got in the way of me enjoying any part of this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Fall

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (27)

    Based on true events, but unlike anything you've ever read before, #1 New York Times best-selling author Nelson DeMille has created what may be his finest work to date.

    andrew says: "a real grabber!"
    "UNPUTDOWNABLE!"
    Overall

    This is the first book by DeMille that I have "read" and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Although this was a bit outside my usual genre, the character of John Corey, as well as the "fiction based on reality" plot was highly addictive. Many times I find conversation phoney in books and it's hard to suspend your disbelief to get caught up in the action, but the conversation of every character was highly believable, colorful and often funny which you can credit to the author as well as the narrator. Excellent read, although I was personally a bit disappointed in the last 15 minutes. Perhaps I was just disappointed that it had to end at all! Great suspense, fascinating topic. Move over, Kate ... I developed a crush on John, too. Will definitely read DeMille's other novels with this character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Unpardonable Crime

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (272)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    Edgar Allan Poe is an American boy in England, a child standing on the edge of mysteries. In 1819, two Americans arrive in London. Soon afterward a bank collapses. A man is found horribly mutilated on a building site and an heiress flirts with her inferiors. All the while, Poe's young schoolmaster struggles to understand what is happening before he and his loved ones are destroyed. But the truth has its origins in the New World and the Old, in a bitter episode of corruption during the War of 1812.

    Anne says: "worthwhile"
    "Ugh!"
    Overall

    I downloaded this book because I so enjoyed The Alienist, and thought it sounded like a similar theme....a mystery with a historical setting. Agree with the reviewer who said a lot of "blah blah" and not much action. Good reader, but slow moving with lots of stilted and proper conversation in between. Get out your dictionary because there are words here that haven't been spoken aloud for 200 years.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kite Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini
    Overall
    (6571)
    Performance
    (1890)
    Story
    (1911)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

    Joseph says: "A storyteller's story"
    "My best listen yet"
    Overall

    Loved it! I was hesitant to buy it as it sounded so far afield of what I usually like. But wow! My husband who prides himself on not reading fiction was so engrossed in it that he was consistently late to work sitting in the car once he arrived in the mornings. Best book I've gotten from audible. A must read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Time Traveler's Wife

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Audrey Niffenegger
    • Narrated By Maggi-Meg Reed, Christopher Burns
    Overall
    (2583)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (355)

    Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six. They were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry was thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future.

    Herve Bronnimann says: "My Favorite Audiobook so far"
    "Good Story , Beautifully Written, Great"
    Overall

    Great love story that just has an all-around beautiful tone to it. Touching and thoroughly engrossing once you get past the potentially confusing time/date format. From the beginning it was the beautiful writing that kept me listening and how glad I am. You get to know these people, bumps and all, and appreciate the depth and "realness" of their relationship. Read wonderfully and a real treat. Most people might want to have some tissues close by. I am on my second listening and enjoying it even more this time!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Alienist

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Caleb Carr
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (49)

    Best-selling author Caleb Carr deftly combines historical detail with spine-tingling chills. The year is 1896, and a serial killer is loose in New York City. His targets are poor young boys working as transvestite prostitutes. The general public has little interest in the victims, but Chief of Police Theodore Roosevelt wants the murderer stopped. He assembles a clandestine group of amateur detectives to track the killer, but there are powerful forces at work who don't want the crimes solved.

    Julie says: "Excellent historical thriller"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    I ordered this book rather hesitantly...not sure I could really get into the wandering narrative. Boy, was I delightfully surprised! If you are looking for a book that is an all-out "whodunnit" you will probably be disappointed. But the colorful historical details are fascinating and so well read. Delightful side trips about New York restaurants, architecture and politics at the turn of the century. I always have a problem with unrealistic conversation in books, but this one was engrossing and believeable. Well written, delightfully read and a real treat. I'm sorry it's over!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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