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Jane Lee

Gainesville, Florida United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 32 reviews
  • 64 ratings
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  • 15 purchased in 2014
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  • The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Richard Henzel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    Thirteen-year-old Huck runs away from his alcoholic and abusive father in a stolen canoe. Hiding on a wooded island, he comes upon a slave named Jim, who is also fleeing--from slavery. The two set off down the Mississippi on a piece of a raft, each in search of his own kind of freedom.

    Jane Lee says: "J"
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    This is a fun book. If anyone missed out on reading it when they were a kid, get it now. It would probably be more enjoyable for an adult. Its not childish and gives a cultural, historical presentation of life in that time era. I laughed, sometimes out loud, or at lease smiled all the way through with the antics of Huck Finn.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (993)
    Performance
    (905)
    Story
    (915)

    Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

    Janice says: "Do you believe in miracles??"
    "sportsmanship ane history"
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    If you could sum up The Boys in the Boat in three words, what would they be?

    insight into sportsmanship


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The coach for Wasington was a man of integrity.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not only an insight into the sport of crewing but a insight into Hitler's earlly world of devastation during the 2936 olympics in Germany.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Benjamin Ajak, and others
    • Narrated By David Henry, David Zinn, Augustino Mayai, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    Benjamin, Alepho, and Benson were raised among the Dinka tribe of Sudan. Their world was an insulated, close-knit community of grass-roofed cottages, cattle herders, and tribal councils. The lions and pythons that prowled beyond the village fences were the greatest threat they knew. All that changed the night the government-armed Murahiliin began attacking their villages.

    Jane Lee says: "what's happening in the rest of the world"
    "what's happening in the rest of the world"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    This should be required reading for all high school students. We all need to wake up and realize the world is not so big that we can hide under our flag forever. Terrorism is a growing menace.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America’s Canine Heroes

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Maria Goodavage
    • Narrated By Nicole Vilencia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (65)

    A leading dog-blogger offers a tour of military working dogs' extraordinary training, heroic accomplishments, and the lasting impacts they have on those who work with them. Maria Goodavage here tells heartwarming stories of modern soldier dogs and the amazing bonds that develop between them and their handlers. Beyond tales of training, operations, retirement, and adoption into the families of fallen soldiers, Goodavage talks to leading dog-cognition experts about why dogs like nothing more than to be on a mission with a handler they trust.

    Shea says: "Detailed and heart wrenching at times."
    "for dog lovers"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    This wandered form the service the dogs provide to polotics. The polotics are important but could have beben added briefly at the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Possibility Dogs: What a Handful of 'Unadoptables' Taught Me about Service, Hope, and Healing

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Susannah Charleson
    • Narrated By Susannah Charleson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (37)

    From the author of the critically acclaimed bestseller, Scent of the Missing, comes a heartwarming and inspiring story that shows how dogs can be rescued and can rescue in return. For her first book, Susannah Charleson was praised for her unique insight into the kinship between humans and dogs, as revealed through canine search and rescue. In The Possibility Dogs Charleson chronicles her journey into the world of psychiatric-service and therapy dogs trained to serve the human mind, a journey that began as a personal one. After a particularly grisly search led to a struggle with PTSD, Charleson credits healing to her partnership with search dog Puzzle. Inspired by that experience and having met dogs formally trained to assist in such crises, Charleson learns to identify abandoned dogs with service potential, often plucking them from shelters at the last minute, and to train them for work beside hurting partners, to whom these second-chance dogs bring intelligence, comfort, and hope.

    Tango says: "Rescue is the New Black"
    "dogs climb the evolution ladder"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about The Possibility Dogs?

    The dogs were cared for as individuals whether they were appropriate for this type of trianing or not.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    This is more educational than entertaining, It presents a whole new area of service dogs are able to provide. A breakthrough for people with emotional and other health problems. Although some of this type of service exists, it's not known or used nearly as much as it could be.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Biography: John F. Kennedy

    • UNABRIDGED (54 mins)
    • By A&E Television Networks
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    A special commemoration of the life and legacy of the 35th president of the United States. Included are interviews with Kennedy friends and biographers as wekk as political satirist Mort Sahl, and Cliff Robertson, who portrayed JFK on film.

    Jane Lee says: "short summary"
    "short summary"
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    Would you try another book from A&E Television Networks and/or the narrator?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    i expected a documentary type of book coverying jk's life, family, personal. tis book covered a short part of his life and not very well at that.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9529)
    Performance
    (8649)
    Story
    (8719)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    linda says: "Well, I don't know what I was expecting"
    "An action story"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would reccomend it to someone who is interested in bio threats, over population, and other scientific problems facing our world today. I would also recommend it for art/ travel buffs re; italy.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A race to save our species.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a fun book but how many times does someone get beat up and then jump up running, out running their chasers? And, I never did know how this man was picked or arrived in italy in the first place. I like a little more reality.it would make a good movie for the action and for the peeks into Italy/ the art.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bones of Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (309)
    Story
    (304)

    New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King garners widespread acclaim for her suspenseful novels rich with historical detail. Set in the vibrant Paris Jazz Age, The Bones of Paris introduces private investigator Harris Stuyvesant, an American agent who’s been given the plum assignment of locating beautiful young model Philippa Crosby. But when Philippa’s trail ends at the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, Stuyvesant discovers a world where art meets sexual depravity - and where a savage killer lurks in the shadows.

    ShySusan says: "I'm not sure..."
    "Eery story"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What did you like best about The Bones of Paris? What did you like least?

    The reader came accross as being auathenic.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I liked it. i prefer good endings to stories.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the brother coming to the apartment


    Could you see The Bones of Paris being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It could be a movie but not enough story for a big star.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By Dave Barry
    • Narrated By Dave Barry
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (23)

    The year is 1960, and, as it is every year, the Christmas pageant at St. John's Episcopal Church is a very big deal. Doug is a shepherd this year, which is better than being a "Three King", because, for one thing, you get to carry a stick.

    Marie says: "Funny But Dated"
    "great lite read"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog to be better than the print version?

    Dave Barry deffinitly adds to the story, but I didn't read the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that the parents didn't freak out with everything. And, that it ended on a good note. My favorite part was the boys giggling while waiting behind the stage, so typical.


    What does Dave Barry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Dave Barry infused the emotion of a boy about this boy's age.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    This would be a great lite read for book clubs in December, also a good one for the family to listen to on a trip.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Darling Jim: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Christian Moerk
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye, Justine Eyre
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (64)

    When two sisters and their aunt are found dead in their suburban Dublin home, it seems that the secret behind their untimely demise will never be known. But then Niall, a young mailman, finds a mysterious diary in the post office's dead-letter bin. From beyond the grave, Fiona Walsh shares the most tragic love story he's ever heard---and her tale has only just begun.

    Book Worm says: "Great Story"
    "a poor atempt for a vampire kind of thing"
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from Christian Moerk and/or Stephen Hoye and Justine Eyre ?

    Not of this type of book


    What could Christian Moerk have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not have the ladies be so promiscuous. tidy up loose ends.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I don't know.


    Any additional comments?

    The story was too scattered, leaving leads unfinished.It just wasn't interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance

    • NONE (3 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jennifer Armstrong
    • Narrated By Taylor Mali
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men set off from England aboard the ship Endurance, intending to cross Antarctica from one side to the other. Instead, Endurance becomes icebound and sinks 100 miles from land, leaving Shackleton and his men to fight brutal perils on ice, land, and sea...or die trying.

    Levi says: "Shorter account with some colorful voices"
    "adventure at its best"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World the most enjoyable?

    knowing it is a true story


    What did you like best about this story?

    the spirit and intefrity of the men on the ship


    Have you listened to any of Taylor Mali’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to and of Taylor's before but I will look for them now.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Obcession


    Any additional comments?

    I particulary liked the part about the navigator being able to define their whereabouts in respect to longitude and latitude coordinates, using just the sun and a watch.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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