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Elizabeth

Westminster, CO, USA | Member Since 2003

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  • The Zero Game

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (480)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (155)

    Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler are playing a mysterious game. It's a game almost no one knows about: not their friends, not their coworkers, and certainly not their bosses, who are some of the most powerful senators and congressmen on Capitol Hill.

    Rodney says: "Great political novel"
    "Great Book!!!"
    Overall

    I have read all of Brad Meltzer's other books and this was my 1st time to listen to an audio version. Then when I realized that the narriator was Scott Brick (The Company) it was like icing on the cake. Other reviewers had said they thought Brad was too wordy but I like that about his work. Brads stories catch me quickly and carry me along with each twist and turn of the character and the story.... I like that. Great listen!!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Cop Town

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Kathleen Early
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (523)
    Performance
    (434)
    Story
    (445)

    Atlanta, 1974: It's Kate Murphy's first day on the job, and the Atlanta Police Department is seething after the murder of an officer. Before the day has barely begun, she already suspects she's not cut out to be a cop. Her male uniform is too big, she can't handle a gun, and she's rapidly learning that the APD is hardly a place that welcomes women. Worse still, in the ensuing manhunt she'll be partnered with Maggie Lawson, a cop with her own ax to grind.

    Ronna says: "Women cops in bigoted 1974 Georgia"
    "Window into the realities of Women cops in the 70s"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, its a great eye-opener if you're not from that generation. Plus its a great read. Having worked in a field which was male dominated I can relate to the attitudes.... so very true.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how the story managed to hook me and get me involved with the characters. The tension it created when a scene evolved and you 'thought' you knew how it would end but no, it took a sudden turn that you never expected. It also left me wanting to read the next book in the series to see how these ladies worked thru the tension their fellow cops created due to their prejudices. Can't wait for the next installment.


    Which character – as performed by Kathleen Early – was your favorite?

    Gosh, thats a hard one because they were all so individual with personalities of their own. None of this was a default performance.


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

    I may want to do that but then that means the story is over... :-( So yes, I wanted to... but didn't.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2263)
    Performance
    (2014)
    Story
    (2019)

    More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

    Kristina says: "MUST READ/LISTEN"
    "If you liked Killing Lincoln you'll like this...."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I was afraid this was a rehash of the Warren reports but it isn't. Narriated by Mr. O'Reilly's recognizable voice, this starts from the beginning of Jack's political career to after the shooting (and we all know how this ends). And keeping with Mr. O'Reilly's style, he includes interesting historical tidbits about the people and places around Jack and the Kennedy's. As a good companion book, you might want to consider Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on the Life with John F. Kennedy. Read it!! You'll like it!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • My Life in France

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Julia Child, Alex Prud'Homme
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (711)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (275)

    This memoir is laced with wonderful stories about the French character, particularly in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia Child embraced so wholeheartedly. Above all, she reveals the kind of spirit and determination, the sheer love of cooking, and the drive to share that with her fellow Americans that made her the extraordinary success she became.

    Sara says: "What a pleasure!"
    "Most Enjoyable!!"
    Overall

    I wasn't sure I would like this book and much to my surprise I really enjoyed it! I read a review where one person said the accent and pronunciations were terrible but I found that since I didn't know French, I didn't care! And if I were trying to read the book, I would be lost with the French so listening was the best way to go. After reading this, I now have a desire to visit France and taste the cuisine. This is not a waste of time.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Snow Crash

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (5678)
    Performance
    (2974)
    Story
    (3034)

    Neal Stephenson is a blazing new force on the sci-fi scene. With the groundbreaking cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, he has "vaulted onto the literary stage." It weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility - in short, it is the gigathriller of the information age.

    A. Tuck says: "Classic Stephenson"
    "..... ok, but couldn't finish"
    Overall

    After reading the other reviews I thought this would be a fun read... but I found this just wasn't my cup of tea. The terminology and story is more attuned to those of the younger set; those text messaging cell phoners, hackers, gamers... anything that includes non-personal interaction. No, I'm not an old fogey but whether SiFi (which I like) or not, I do like some sort of human relationship in my reading genre. Old fashion of me I know.... but this is my dime and my opinion.... so there.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Everything Changes

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jonathan Tropper
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (74)

    To all appearances, Zachary King is a man with luck on his side. A steady, well-paying job, a rent-free Manhattan apartment, and Hope, his stunning, blue-blooded fiancee: smart, sexy, and completely out of his league. But as the wedding day looms, Zack finds himself haunted by the memory of his best friend, Rael, killed in a car wreck two years earlier, and by his increasingly complicated feelings for Tamara, the beautiful widow Rael left behind.

    Elizabeth says: "Good guy book"
    "Good guy book"
    Overall

    After I first started listening, I thought this was a guy-book (vs chick-book) because it had lots of references to guy noises and guy troubles. But I stayed with it and it turned out to be a good story so I would have to say I recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18740)
    Performance
    (12851)
    Story
    (12743)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "Great Book"
    Overall

    I absolutely love this book and can't wait for the unabridged sequel. Its a great story full of pratically everything. And yes, some will call it a chick-book but who cares. Additionally, I cannot say enough about the reader... it is all just great and I hated for it to end.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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