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Darleen

Sheridan, WY, USA

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  • 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"
    "Stultifying"
    Overall

    Beyond boring, characters that are the ultimate losers and who do nothing to change your view of them, an author (if I may use that term loosely) in love with his own prose. Run for your life and do NOT bother with this.

    The reader isn't too bad except he doesn't know how to pronounce "Moet" instead saying mo-ette. About the 20th time he mispronounced it I wanted to slam my iPod through the floor.

    I wish I had known how dreadful this was, I would have saved my money. It's been sitting in my iPod for 2 years. I should have let it sit, unlistened to, and turned on some music instead.



    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Heat, Political Thrillers Series #5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (324)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (155)

    As a presidential campaign narrows into a dead heat, the Secret Service learns of a catastrophic terrorist plot to assassinate one of the candidates - but which one? Who do they want dead? And can U.S. forces stop the terrorists before millions lose their lives?

    Andrew says: "Loved the Book Series!"
    "NO stars would be more accurate."
    Overall

    I was completely misled by the reviews and "teaser" about this book.

    It is a fundamentalist christian rant that goes on Bible verse after Bible verse after Bible verse ad nauseam. Mr. Rosenberg should give up writing and switch to being the fundamentalist preacher he really is. It would spare the rest of us from his "prose."

    1 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Kite Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini
    Overall
    (6626)
    Performance
    (1939)
    Story
    (1961)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

    Joseph says: "A storyteller's story"
    "Powerful storytelling"
    Overall

    Not a type of book I usually read/listen to, I bought this on a spur-of-the-moment whim. I have to say I was totally blown away by the power and beauty of this work. I loved hearing the story in the author's own voice as well which made it even more endearing and heart-rending. This book brought me to tears on a number of occasions and I would recommend it, without hesitation, to anyone who loves good books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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