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E. Fletty

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  • Lolita

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated By Jeremy Irons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1796)
    Performance
    (958)
    Story
    (951)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Among the great literary achievements of the 20th century, Lolita soars in audio thanks to the incomparable Jeremy Irons, bringing to life Nabokov’s ability to shock and enthrall more than 50 years after publication. Lolita became a cause celebre because of the erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Nabokov's masterpiece owes its stature not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story that is shocking in its beauty and tenderness.

    Jim says: "An Absolutely Gorgeous Audible Experience"
    "Lolita Review"
    Overall

    There are so many references to this book (I recommend "Reading Lolita in Tehran") I had to "read" it. It was very vivid and disturbing. I was not prepared for the extent to which it was. It was beautifully written for the most part. It was about twice as long as it needed to be and the ending was very confusing. If you want to spend some time in the mind of a pediphile - this is your book. Even if you don't - this was very interesting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Imperial Life in the Emerald City

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Rajiv Chandrasekaran
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (491)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (189)

    The Washington Post's former Baghdad bureau chief, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, takes us into the Green Zone, headquarters for the American occupation in Iraq. In this bubble separated from wartime realities, the task of reconstructing Iraq is in the hands of 20-somethings chosen for their Republican Party loyalty. They pursue irrelevant neoconservative solutions and pie-in-the-sky policies instead of rebuilding looted buildings and restoring electricity, angering the locals and fueling the insurgency.

    Rick Grant says: "A stunning work and performance"
    "ILEC Review"
    Overall

    This was such an enlightening book. I finally feel like I understand why this war is such a fiasco - but written very charitibly in regards to the good intentions of those involved. Very engaging.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Lifeguard

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Andrew Gross
    • Narrated By Billy Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (508)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (53)

    Working as a lifeguard at a Florida resort, Ned Kelly meets a woman he is wild about, the woman of his dreams. It feels perfect in every way, except that she is used to caviar and Manolo Blahniks, and he is used to burgers and flip-flops. She is a guest at the luxurious hotel, he lives above a garage.

    Michael says: "Do not waste your money"
    "Lifeguard Review"
    Overall

    Totally implausible plot - but very entertaining. Total brain candy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Beach House

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Peter de Jonge
    • Narrated By Gil Bellows
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1018)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (167)

    Patterson's latest is "a slick, vastly enjoyable thriller." Jack Mullen's relentless crusade to discover the truth behind his younger brother's death puts him into a head-on collision with one of the most powerful and ruthless men in New York. As it unfolds that his brother was involved with some of the richest women and men in America - in ways Jack never imagined - his dream of justice fades. Only if he can somehow beat the rich at their own game will he be able to avenge his brother.

    B. Estes says: "Adventure and excitment"
    "BH Review"
    Overall

    A real page turner, so to speak. Engaging characters, interesting plot, good narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Richest Man in Babylon: The Success Secrets of the Ancients

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By George S. Clason
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (770)
    Performance
    (313)
    Story
    (319)

    With more than two million copies sold, this classic guide to accumulating wealth has profoundly affected the world. Author George S. Clason uses simple and inspiring parables to illustrate how easily people can change their fiscal habits to enjoy a comfortable level of financial independence.

    Michael says: "One of my favorites"
    "RMB Review"
    Overall

    I couldn't even get through this book. I thought it was a classic, but it was so cheesy! It was written for 3rd grade bible study students with WAY too much thou doest and thy prophesize.

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Straight into Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    In 1920s Munich, the body of Anna Gross, a young society wife, has been found in the English Gardens, still clothed in finery. Soon a second body is discovered, also a woman of high society. When a third body is found, homicide detective Axel Berg realizes he's dealing with unprecedented evil. Is the murderer politically motivated? Is he a lone madman? Or worse, is the killer possessed by both political and personal demons?

    Karen Minton says: "Good historical mystery"
    "SID Review"
    Overall

    Disturbing on many levels but puts you in the time and place.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Obsession: An Alex Delaware Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By John Rubinstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (408)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (64)

    Tanya Bigelow was a solemn little girl when Dr. Alex Delaware successfully treated her obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Now, at 19, Patty Bigelow, Tanya's aunt and adoptive mother, has made a deathbed confession of murder and urged the young woman to seek Delaware's help.

    Joan says: "It's a Sad Day When..."
    "Obsession - review"
    Overall

    Engaging story - narrator does poor girl voices. Not exactly a mystery novel. The author is indulgent in his leaps to conclusions conveniently supported by subsequent evidence. Entertaining nevertheless.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jared Diamond
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (1272)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (229)

    In this groundbreaking work, evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns. It is a story that spans 13,000 years of human history, beginning when Stone Age hunter-gatherers constituted the entire human population. Guns, Germs, and Steel is a world history that really is a history of all the world's peoples, a unified narrative of human life.

    Lorac says: "Badly Abridged"
    "GGS Review"
    Overall

    I preferred Collapse by Jarrod Diamond. Guns, Germs & Steel was good but not as engaging.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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