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Angelyn S. Furst

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  • 132 reviews
  • 373 ratings
  • 952 titles in library
  • 69 purchased in 2018
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  • Broken Harbor: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5651)
    Performance
    (5006)
    Story
    (4983)

    In Broken Harbor, all but one member of the Spain family lies dead, and it’s up to Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy to find out why. Mick must piece together why their house is full of cameras pointed at holes in the walls and how a nighttime intruder bypassed all the locks. Meanwhile, the town of Broken Harbor holds something else for Mick: disturbing memories of a childhood summer gone terribly wrong.

    sara miller says: "Best in the Series"
    "How can you not love Tana French"
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    If ever a writer was meant to write is was Ms. French. The story was excellent, but what was really wonderful was the writers use of the English Language. The interplay of words used to portray both the story and the psychological state of the characters is fascinating. I loved it!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Boy's Life

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    Overall
    (1620)
    Performance
    (1514)
    Story
    (1517)

    Zephyr, Alabama, is an idyllic hometown for eleven-year-old Cory Mackenson - a place where monsters swim the river deep and friends are forever. Then, one cold spring morning, Cory and his father witness a car plunge into a lake - and a desperate rescue attempt brings his father face-to-face with a terrible, haunting vision of death. As Cory struggles to understand his father's pain, his eyes are slowly opened to the forces of good and evil that surround him.

    Kim Venatries says: "A Feast for the Senses!"
    "A delightful roller coaster of emotion"
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    This book made me both laugh and cry. I felt the character's emotions like they were my own. I became engrossed in the life of Cory (main character) and sighed longingly when the story ended.

    McCammon is a truly great writer. I've listened to most of his books and have yet to be disappointed. His Mathew Corbett series is fabulous. You can't go wrong with any of his books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • London

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Edward Rutherfurd
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    Here is Edward Rutherfurd's classic novel of London, a glorious pageant spanning 2,000 years. He brings this vibrant city's long and noble history alive through the ever-shifting fortunes, fates, and intrigues of half-a-dozen families, from the age of Julius Caesar to the 20th century. Generation after generation, these families embody the passion, struggle, wealth, and verve of the greatest city in the world.

    Angelyn S. Furst says: "Absolutely Fabulous!"
    "Absolutely Fabulous!"
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    Any listener of English history novels should not miss this one. All of Rutherfurd's books are wonderful. "Serum", "The Forest", "London" are all worth the time and the credit. The book follows generations of families from the beginning of London to the 20th century. Rutherfurd captures English history accurately through the lives of his characters. High Praise !

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Ladies' Room

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Carolyn Brown
    • Narrated By Donna Postel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4429)
    Performance
    (4017)
    Story
    (4020)

    Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home.

    Tunes says: "Soul Food!"
    "Charming adult fairytale"
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    This is a charming and delightful fairytale for adult women that is pure escapism without the profanity or sex scenes. The main character, Trudy, is both lovable and at times witty. The story is cute but entirely unbelievable. Trudy leaves her perfect life with her cheating husband only to land in another perfect life without any worries. Women who leave their husbands should be so lucky!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of Endless Night

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2239)
    Performance
    (2055)
    Story
    (2050)

    When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case.

    shelley says: "The allusive Pendergast..,"
    "I want the old Pendergast!"
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    Wish Pendergast would stop being so moody and go back to the intriguing, fascinating character he used to be. This story was not nearly as good as the others. His adversary didn't measure up to those of the past. It was a good listen, just not up to par.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Every Fifteen Minutes

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Lisa Scottoline
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3866)
    Performance
    (3516)
    Story
    (3511)

    Dr. Eric Parrish is the chief of the psychiatric unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife, Alice, he is doing his best as a single dad to his seven-year-old daughter, Hannah. His work seems to be going better than his homelife, however. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country and, Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as he is. But when he takes on a new patient, Eric's entire world begins to crumble.

    Sandy says: "Suspense!"
    "Dreadful and Pretentious "
    Overall
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    Not only is the leading character naive beyond belief, he's also completely unprofessional. No mentally ill person would need a psychiatrist who exhibits this character's behavior. I almost never disparage an audiobook, but this one would be the waste of a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Prisoner of Birth

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Roger Allam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3308)
    Performance
    (1292)
    Story
    (1296)

    One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his girlfriend up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister tipped to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. A few hours later Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to 22 years in prison.

    Ant the Limey says: "His best since before he went to prison"
    "Predictable but entertaining"
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    Incredibly predictable but hight entertaining - You actually cheer for the main character even if the entire story is trite. It's fun.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuban Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4121)
    Performance
    (3831)
    Story
    (3805)

    Daniel Graham MacCormick - Mac for short - seems to have a pretty good life. At age 35 he's living in Key West, owner of a 42-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the army as an infantry officer, with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don't tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. One day Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life....

    Virgil says: "Fun read with a continuous build, ok finish"
    "Disappointed - Where's the plot?"
    Overall
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    I learn a great deal about Cuba. But that's not why I purchased the audiobook. The characters had potential, unfortunately they never lived up it. The story was weak at best. I found myself wanting it to end and I usually enjoy Nelson DeMille's books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Freeze: Virgil Flowers, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2632)
    Performance
    (2406)
    Story
    (2394)

    Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt - and, as it turned out, homicidal - local school board, and now the town's back in view with more alarming news: A woman's been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There's a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of 20 years ago that has a midwinter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into 20 years' worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood.

    shelley says: "Virgil gets the s*** beat out of him..."
    "Love that Virgil Flowers!"
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    John Sandford's books, both Lucas and Virgil are never boring and always entertaining. Deep Freeze does not disappoint. Great characters, great plot and exciting conclusion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Origin: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30462)
    Performance
    (27913)
    Story
    (27837)

    In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

    Evan M Carlson says: "Formula over fiction"
    "BOOK WAS BORING"
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    I guess my opinion goes against the 3000 or so readers who gave it 4 and 5 stars. The characters were not developed to the point that I care one way or the other what happened to them. The book dragged and dragged with so many opinions on both sides of view that I thought I'd scream. It's a personal obsession for me to finish every book I start. I had to struggle. I must say I learn a lot of interesting things about art.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Glass Houses: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Robert Bathurst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2400)
    Performance
    (2202)
    Story
    (2192)

    When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.

    Sara says: "The Balm Of Community "
    "Over the top preaching."
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    A great deal of this book is the primary character trying to convince himself he's doing the right thing. Unfortunately, it goes on and on permeating every chapter and unfortunately every character. I usually love Louise Penny's books but did not particularly care for this one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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