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Hicksville, NY, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    Overall
    (759)
    Performance
    (667)
    Story
    (668)

    In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are 36 bodies all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.

    Nancy says: "Enjoyable, but not my favorite"
    "Wonderful!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Put this at the top, no, actually, at Number 2, of your reading list. You MUST read RELIC first! Terrific narration coupled with a great story makes for wonderful reading!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cabinet of Curiosities?

    Trying to select a particular memorable moment is far too difficult - the book holds your interest on every page. All of the moments are packed with detail, excitement, sometimes dread and anticipation.


    Have you listened to any of Jonathan Marosz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first time that I listened to him. But, I will definitely look for books that he has read. He was excellent!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I didn't laugh OR cry. I barely breathed! I read in the car for the most part. I prayed for red lights.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Denise Kiernan
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (117)

    At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians - many of them young women from small towns across the South - were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains.

    CBlox says: "Important story of this secret city"
    "Powerful and Poignant"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Girls of Atomic City to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version. I only listened to the audio edition.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This books was filled with facts, all presented in a fascinating and exciting way.


    What about Cassandra Campbell’s performance did you like?

    She was an excellent reader. She provided emotion where it was called for, and presented the facts without emotion or judgment.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were MANY moments that were moving. It would be very difficult to select only one.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a superb piece of writing as well as reading. Filled with facts, Denise Kiernan's book and Cassandra Campbell's reading take the listener back and forth, from life at Oak Ridge to the challenges of the development of "the gadget." Attention to detail is very obvious on every page, as well as respect for the people and the circumstances.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Relic: Pendergast, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4153)
    Performance
    (2593)
    Story
    (2620)

    Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who - or what - is doing the killing.

    Snoodely says: "Non-Perishable"
    "Applauding The Relic"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Relic to be better than the print version?

    I cannot compare the audio with the print version because I have not read the print version.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was exciting from the first page. I do most of my reading in the car, and I found myself gripping the steering wheel! Most of my reading is non-fiction, but I occasionally take a break and read a novel. What a great find! I am so happy that I am reading this.The story is unusual in setting as well as plot. It is great to listen and imagine the people, trapped in the Museum of Natural History, and the fear that they are feeling.


    What does David Colacci bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    So much! Colacci is by far the best reader that I have listened to! He reads so well, and adapts his voice to the different characters, that it is like I am listening to a play rather than listening to a book.I will now do searches specifically for books that he has narrated.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me scared and excited! I forget everything and become immersed in the plot.


    Any additional comments?

    The Relic is the first of a series. Start here and keep reading!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Donald J. Trump
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    America is in serious trouble, and our days as a superpower are numbered, argues businessman and entrepreneur Donald J. Trump in his blockbuster new book. With his trademark candor and charisma, Trump reveals his hardline, commonsense solutions to the problems plaguing us today and shows how we can put our country back on the path to greatness. Nobody is better at achieving spectacular success than Donald Trump. Here, Trump shows how America can do the same.

    Cynthia says: "it was pretty good"
    "Donald Trump Hits the Nail on the Head!"
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    Would you listen to Time to Get Tough again? Why?

    I read it once and I will definitely read it again. Trump has so many good points to make that I could not remember them all.

    Not only does he put forth a suggestion, he backs it up with facts.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A


    Which scene was your favorite?

    N/A


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Wake Up!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Geoff Colvin
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2136)
    Performance
    (1215)
    Story
    (1224)

    One of the most popular Fortune articles in many years was a cover story called "What It Takes to Be Great." Geoff Colvin offered new evidence that top performers in any field - from Tiger Woods and Winston Churchill to Warren Buffett and Jack Welch - are not determined by their inborn talents. Greatness doesn't come from DNA but from practice and perseverance honed over decades.

    Sasha L. Stowers says: "An Even-Handed Look At Talent"
    "Excellent - An Important Book for Everyone"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Talent Is Overrated?

    The book helped you realize that you were not


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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