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Lewis

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Julian Barnes
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (48)

    This is one of the defining novels of English writer Julian Barnes. An entertaining melange of stories starting with a contemporary account of the launch of Noah's Ark takes us into unexpected areas of human foibles, activities, and tendencies.

    Richard says: "More Great Julian Barnes"
    "An uneven collection of smart short stories"
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    Story
    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The stories were "smart" as contrasted with "interesting" or insightful, though some were better than others. It seemed like more of an intellectual exercise by a clever man rather than the kind of literature Barnes has written before, and the stories are tied together very loosely, if at all. Not close to his best work and not as good a style as his novels.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (10478)
    Performance
    (9516)
    Story
    (9533)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Grossly overated and boring"
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    Story

    The book started out interestingly enough but soon devolved into a silly and irrelevant tale of weirdness. There is absolutely nothing here of interest to me... no great mystery, sci-fic, character development. Probably best suited for a teenager, but frankly, it's just stupid and a waste of time. The reader did a good job.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Hypnotist

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lars Kepler
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (482)
    Performance
    (371)
    Story
    (369)

    Tumba, Sweden. A triple homicide—all the victims from the same family—captivates Detective Inspector Joona Linna. The killer is at large, and it appears that the elder sister of the family escaped the carnage; it seems only a matter of time until she, too, is murdered. But where can Linna begin? The only surviving witness is the boy whose mother, father, and little sister were killed before his eyes. He has suffered more than 100 knife wounds and lapsed into a state of shock. He’s in no condition to be questioned....

    Watson says: "Suspense for suspense's sake"
    "Terrible book"
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    Story
    Would you try another book from Lars Kepler and/or Mark Bramhall?

    No


    What was most disappointing about Lars Kepler’s story?

    Everything, except for the very beginning. After that it became totally disjointed, stupid, grizzly and pointless. Pure junk.


    What about Mark Bramhall’s performance did you like?

    He was excellent, but wasted talent on this book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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