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  • The Bonfire of the Vanities

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1089)
    Performance
    (641)
    Story
    (643)

    Tom Wolfe's best-selling modern classic tells the story of Sherman McCoy, an elite Wall Street bond trader who has it all: wealth, power, prestige, a Park Avenue apartment, a beautiful wife, and an even more beautiful mistress - until one wrong turn sends Sherman spiraling downward into a humiliating fall from grace. A car accident in the Bronx involving Sherman, his girlfriend, and two young lower-class black men sets a match to the incendiary racial and social tensions of 1980s New York City.

    JOHN says: "TEN STARS"
    "27 hours of misery"
    Overall

    I can't believe that I actually stuck with this book for 27 hours. A terrible waste of listening time!!

    1 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Hell's Corner

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2565)
    Performance
    (1167)
    Story
    (1175)

    John Carr, aka Oliver Stone-once the most skilled assassin his country ever had-stands in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, perhaps for the last time. The president has personally requested that Stone serve his country again on a high-risk, covert mission. Though he's fought for decades to leave his past career behind, Stone has no choice but to say yes. Then Stone's mission changes drastically before it even begins. It's the night of a state dinner honoring the British prime minister.

    Ramon says: "Great story with nice twists"
    "Worst Baldacci ever"
    Overall

    Being an avid fan of David Baldacci and of The Camel Club series this book was a big disappointment. The plot was fumbled and bumbled from the start, he never really engaged the other members of The Camel Club, and all of the dead end clues got old really quick. I've never considered not finishing one of Baldacci's books, but almost quit this one several times and in the end wish that I had!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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