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Birdy

San Diego, California USA | Member Since 2009

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  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By John Berendt
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    Genteel society ladies who compare notes on their husbands' suicides. A hilariously foul-mouthed black drag queen. A voodoo priestess who works her roots in the graveyard at midnight. A prominent antiques dealer who hangs a Nazi flag from his window to disrupt the shooting of a movie. And a redneck gigolo whose conquests describe him as a "walking streak of sex".

    Birdy says: "My Mistake"
    "My Mistake"
    Overall

    I Thought I was buying the unabridged version. The Narrator is good, the story is great but you just miss too much in the abridged version, you don't really get the flavor of the story - just the facts. I would strongly suggest that you buy the unabridged version.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Abandoned Prayers: Murder, the Amish, and Little Boy Blue

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Gregg Olsen
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    On Christmas Eve in 1985, a hunter found a young boy's body along an icy corn field in Nebraska. The residents of Chester, Nebraska, buried him as "Little Boy Blue", unclaimed and unidentified-- until a phone call from Ohio two years later led authorities to Eli Stutzman, the boy's father.Eli Stutzman, the son of an Amish bishop, was by all appearances a dedicated farmer and family man in the country's strictest religious sect.

    Eagle's says: "YUK, Don't waste your time or your money!!"
    "If I could give it fewer stars I would"
    Overall

    Unless you love filler, and especially lurid filler, this is not the book for you. The author has a subtle bias, or maybe not so subtle, and it drags everything into a muddle of details that are not needed to tell the story, as a result the book drags on and on, and on. The narrator's flat delivery doesn't help, but doesn't really hurt.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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