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Debra

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Last Man in Tower

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Aravind Adiga
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (68)

    A riveting story of money and power, luxury and deprivation, set in the booming city of Mumbai. At the heart of this novel are two equally compelling men, poised for a showdown. Real-estate developer Dharmen Shah rose from nothing to create an empire and hopes to seal his legacy with a building named the Shanghai, which promises to be one of the city’s most elite addresses. Larger-than-life Shah is a dangerous man to refuse. But he meets his match in a retired schoolteacher called Masterji.

    Cariola says: "Witty, Sad, Outrageous"
    "Disappointed"
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    What disappointed you about Last Man in Tower?

    I loved White Tiger. I do not know if I love the Last Man in Tower because I could not stand the narration of this book. The voices were so exagerrated and unpleasant that I gave up listening. I will have to


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Garden of Last Days: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Andre Dubus III
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (57)

    Set in the seamy underside of American life at the moment before the world changed, it juxtaposes lust for domination with hunger for connection, sexual violence with family love. It seizes the listener by the throat with the same psychological tension, depth, and realism that characterized Andre Dubus' #1 bestseller, House of Sand and Fog, and has an even greater sense of the dark and anguished places in the human heart.

    Suzn F says: "Andre Dubus III Does It Again"
    "Disappointing, nothing like house of sand and fog"
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    I kept listening thinking it was going to come together but it never did.This book has no purpose, the characters are uninteresting and the writer has you in each charaters head and they think and say the same things over and over and over again.
    What I especially didn't like was the little sound effect that was used everytime a person was supposed to be speaking on a phone, or calling from outside, or listening to a tape. It was ridiculous to have the reader suddenly sound like he was reading into a voice changer so we would know that the conversation was taking place on the telephone.
    I did not like anything about this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Fine Balance

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Rohinton Mistry
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (586)
    Performance
    (285)
    Story
    (282)

    In the India of the mid-1970s, Indira Gandhi's government has just come to power. It institutionalizes corruption and arbitrary force, most oppressive to the poorest and weakest people under its sway. Against this backdrop, in an unnamed city by the sea, four people struggle to survive. Dina, Maneck, and two tailors, the Untouchables Om and Ishvar, who are sewing in Dina's service, undergo a series of reversals.

    Karen P. Smith says: "Praise for the Narrator as much as the Writer"
    "Engrossing story"
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    Beautifully written and beautifully read completely engrossing tale of 4 lives that become intertwined for one year of their lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Ruth

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jane Hamilton
    • Narrated By Angela Jayne Rogers
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    Growing up in a world of physical and emotional poverty, Ruth believes her shrewish mother's assessment of her - that she is dimwitted and worthless. When she marries an emotionally unstable ne'er-do-well, her troubles only multiply. Her job at the dry cleaners can't afford her little family the luxury of moving out of her mother's house. As the incessant bickering between her troubled husband and her abusive mother reaches a violent climax, Ruth must find a way to survive.

    C. Byrnes says: "It Enters Your Soul"
    "Beautifully read touching story"
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    I highly recommend this listen, the story is poignantl and heartfelt and the narration is superb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34921)
    Performance
    (25992)
    Story
    (26358)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "great listen"
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    I loved listening to this book, the narrator was wonderful and I look forward to listening to the rest of the trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stay Close

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1974)
    Performance
    (1634)
    Story
    (1642)

    Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past never truly fades away. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all.

    Robin says: "Why did I think I liked Harlan Coben novels?"
    "Did not like at all"
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    I have never read or listened to Coben. I thought the story was dull and I hated the narration. He read as if he was reading a five year old a bedtime story.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • A Gate at the Stairs

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lorrie Moore
    • Narrated By Mia Barron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (246)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (68)

    In her dazzling new novel--her first in more than a decade--Moore turns her eye on the anxiety and disconnection of post-9/11 America, on the insidiousness of racism, the blind-sidedness of war, and the recklessness thrust on others in the name of love.

    Wendy says: "Great Writing - Not Great Book"
    "Did not like this book at all!!"
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    Pages and pages of descriptions and similes. No matter what the object, i.e., snow, it was snow like .................... on and on. The story line itself could have been written in 20 pages however the premise of this story is preposterous, there was not one person I cared about in this book except for the little girl M.E. Don't waste the credits

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shem Creek: A Lowcountry Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr, Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    Meet Linda Breland, single parent of two teenage daughters. The oldest, Lindsey, who always held her younger sister in check, is leaving for college. And Gracie, her Tasmanian devil, is giving her nightmares. Linda's personal life? Well, between the married men, the cold New Jersey winters, her pinched wallet and her ex-husband who marries a beautiful, successful woman ten years younger than she is - let's just say, Linda has seen enough to fill 1000 pages.

    Elizabeth says: "My favorite"
    "Could not finish"
    Overall

    I did not enjoy the narration of this book, it seemed more like a radio show, with sound effects and the readers acting out their parts. Not for me!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Booth Tarkington
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Blaisdell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    The Magnificent Ambersons chronicles the changing fortunes of three generations of an American dynasty. The family serves as a metaphor for the old society that crumbled after the Industrial Revolution, as a Midwestern town spreads and darkens into a city.

    Darwin8u says: "Many of the great ones too are soon forgotten"
    "uninteresting"
    Overall

    This story went nowhere. It was completely dull and long winded.

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Up in the Air

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Walter Kirn
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    Ryan Bingham's job as a Career Transition Counselor - he fires people - has kept him airborne for years. Although he has come to despise his line of work, he has come to love the culture of what he calls "Airworld" - finding contentment within pressurized cabins, anonymous hotel rooms, and a wardrobe of wrinkle-free slacks.

    Edwin says: "Thought Provoking"
    "couldn't finish"
    Overall

    I could not get through this. I am not sure if it was the reader, the story, or my mood but I finally had to turn it off.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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