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Anna

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  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jenny Lawson
    • Narrated By Jenny Lawson
    Overall
    (2249)
    Performance
    (2063)
    Story
    (2078)

    For fans of Tina Fey and David Sedaris - Internet star Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, makes her literary debut. Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives - the ones we'd like to pretend never happened - are in fact the ones that define us. In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor.

    D. S. Smith says: "How the Bloggess almost made me crash my car!"
    "Avid listener"
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    What would have made Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) better?

    Nothing could have made this better. I just couldn't get into this book. Her story was not believable and her use of the "f" word just didn't give it the shock value I'm sure she was looking for.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, Susan Carnicero, and others
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    Overall
    (848)
    Performance
    (739)
    Story
    (751)

    Imagine how different your life would be if you could tell whether someone was lying or telling you the truth. Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child about drugs, confronting your significant other about suspected infidelity, or even dating someone new, having the ability to unmask a lie can have far-reaching and even life-altering consequences. As former CIA officers, Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero are among the world’s best at recognizing deceptive behavior.

    Kim says: "Excellent, with one disappointment"
    "Intriguing"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Spy the Lie the most enjoyable?

    The examples of how to spot the lie


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Spy the Lie?

    The Sandusky transcript interview with Bob Costas


    What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

    Great voice


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

    Oh the tangled web we weave when practice to deceive.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Run for Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale, Dallas Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1052)
    Performance
    (512)
    Story
    (515)

    A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! For some, it seems that the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For New York's elite, it is a call to terror.

    Only one man can tackle such a high-profile case: Detective Mike Bennett. The pressure is enough for anyone, but Mike also has to care for his ten children-all of whom have come down with virulent flu at once!

    Discovering a secret pattern in The Teacher's lessons, Detective Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history.

    Peggy C. says: "Patterson delivers a roller coaster ride!"
    "Held my interest"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Run for Your Life again? Why?

    No, it was a good listen one time.


    Would you be willing to try another book from James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge ? Why or why not?

    Yes. I have listened to James Patterson books before and he is a good writer.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Explosive Eighteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2091)
    Performance
    (1821)
    Story
    (1807)

    Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127, Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, and she’s flying back to New Jersey solo. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he’s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. And a ragtag collection of thugs and psychos, not to mention the FBI, are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying.

    HappyMom says: "to quote Lula 'I really expected a better story'"
    "Same old story"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes it was entertaining but you have to be familiar with the series to understand the inter dynamics between the characters.


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

    No surprise.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This narrator is simply one of the best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deal Breaker

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (896)
    Performance
    (430)
    Story
    (433)

    Sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big-time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron's prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend, a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead, the deal starts to go sour. Suddenly Myron is plunged into a baffling mystery of sex and blackmail.

    Lisa says: "Deal Breaker"
    "Keeps your interest"
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    What did you love best about Deal Breaker?

    There were a lot of puzzling facts in the story that don't come together until the end.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bel Canto

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (1866)
    Performance
    (1004)
    Story
    (1012)

    Somewhere in South America at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening, until a band of terrorists breaks in, taking the entire party hostage.

    Nicky Gleason says: "Surprisingly engrossing"
    "bel canto"
    Overall

    I chose this book based on the reader. She was fabulous. Her mastery of the accents and voices is remarkable. I am sad she is gone. The book started out slow but then gradually turned into a very heartwarming story. I hated the ending. It just didn't make sense, no matter how I tried to reconcile it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Shipping News

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Annie Proulx
    • Narrated By Robert Joy
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, The Shipping News shows why E. Annie Proulx is recognized as a gifted and original writer. When Quoyle, a 36-year-old, third rate newspaperman, learns that his two-timing wife has abandoned him and their two daughters, he returns to his ancestral home on the Newfoundland coast, to rebuild his life. We also recommend Proulx's, Accordion Crimes.

    Karen says: "Find the unabridged version!"
    "Anna"
    Overall

    From the description I thought this book would be good, but sadly I was disappointed. In the book, the author portrays Newfoundland as an awful, desolate place. The story was dreary, bleak and depressing. I am usually not this critical but felt compelled to leave a comment.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful

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