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Bryan, OH, USA | Member Since 2009

  • 6 reviews
  • 54 ratings
  • 263 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • On Chesil Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Ian McEwan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    It is July 1962. Florence is a talented musician who dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, an earnest young history student at University College of London, who unexpectedly wooed and won her heart. Newly married that morning, both virgins, Edward and Florence arrive at a hotel on the Dorset coast. At dinner in their rooms they struggle to suppress their worries about the wedding night to come.

    George says: "One of the best new novels in recent years"
    "One of the best new novels in recent years"

    NcEwan has crafted a compelling and tightly woven novel of two lives that are changed by one night and the things not said. To say much more about the story could spoil it for the next reader. I found it difficult to stop listening to it. A perfect audio book for a long car trip when you can listen nonstop. As a literary work this will remain a significant work of this century. The author reads this shot novel with a level of feeling and drama that would be difficult for anyone else to match. Thoroughly enjoyable.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Sail

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Howard Roughan
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker, Jennifer Van Dyck

    The Dunnes have set off on a 10 day boat trip, a trip that hopefully will bring them closer together, despite the fact that the father, Stuart is staying behind on land. But just when things start to take a turn for the better, disaster strikes.

    Stephen says: "This light summer read gave me a headache"
    "Disappointing and disjointed"

    I have not read a Patterson novel since Beachouse. I had hoped he had solved the problem of multiple writer but he has not.

    The first four chapters were fairly good but, in chapter five it falls apart and rambles. The only words I can think of to describe it are disjointed and boring.

    The premise was good and the setup was good but the writing disappoints.

    Most cheap romance novels are better written.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Assault on Reason

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Al Gore
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Here is a visionary analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith have combined with the public sphere's degradation to create an environment dangerously hostile to reason. Never has there been a worse time for us to lose the capacity to face the reality of our long-term challenges, from national security to the economy, from issues of health and social welfare to the environment. As The Assault on Reason explains, we have precious little time to waste.

    Walter says: "Partisan but Valuable"
    "A Must-Read for every thinkiing American"

    Gore pulls no punches. He outlines why our society is faced with the curent loss of civil liberties and prestige in the world. He presents a solid case for the lack of citizen involvement and lays out suggestions and ideas that we all need to consider to take control of our democracy back from the power-money elite that are stripping our nation of its prestige, wealth, civil liberties and democracy. Well read and highly recommended.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Kitty Kelley
    • Narrated By Susan Denaker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The best-selling author of Nancy Reagan and His Way exposes all the secrets of the most powerful political dynasty in American history. From Ohio to Connecticut to Texas and to Washington, D.C., Bush men and women have made millions of dollars, dominated the U.S. government, and created a legacy unlike any other family.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "Deliciously trashy"
    "Well Written and Balanced."

    Excellent and well balanced! I find that Ms. Kelly has been careful to research and verify her material and appears to have done a very good job of reporting. Where the record is not clear, she appears to give both sides of the issue and is not afraid to state that there are questions on a particular point. I find the book to be insightful and feel I have gained in my understanding of the Bush family. I recommend this book to both those who support and those who oppose the Bushes.

    30 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • My Life

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Bill Clinton
    • Narrated By Bill Clinton

    President Bill Clinton's My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. It is the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written, and a testament to the positive impact on America and on the world of his work and his ideals.

    Drayton says: "Less than I expected"
    "An outstanding history of our time!"

    President Clinton tells a story of a generation not just his own history. As a contemporary of his, I found myself looking at the history I have lived through in a new, more insightful way. The book in important for anyone who wants to understand the dynamics of our time and the politics of hate and division that are currently overshadowing our lives. I am truly thankful to have the opportunity to read this book.

    9 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • The Second Coming of Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Alan Deutschman
    • Narrated By Charles Stransky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    From the acclaimed Vanity Fair and GQ journalist - an unprecedented, in-depth portrait of the man whose return to Apple precipitated one of the biggest turnarounds in business history.

    Thomas says: "Awesome background on Apple, NeXT, and Pixar."

    If you can get past the pettiness and jealousy of Deutschman , there is a lot of good information in this audio book. The story of Jobs? career is an interesting story of american ingenuity and survival. Unfortunately, like most vindictive tomes, this is a sad portrait of Deutschman ?s own shortcomings.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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