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RICHARD

NORTH BROOKFIELD, MA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Forgotten

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2427)
    Performance
    (2032)
    Story
    (2053)

    Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case - but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

    Cris says: "Better than Other Recent Releases"
    "Awesome follow up to Zero Day"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Forgotten to be better than the print version?

    Zero Day was awesome and this was an outstanding follow on


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Forgotten?

    Puller wiping out six punks looking to kill him


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he looked at watch I knew he knew who the killer was


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

    Puller saves the slaves


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for another Pullervadventure

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4008)
    Performance
    (3567)
    Story
    (3589)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "After Kennedy, this was just as good"
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    What did you love best about Killing Lincoln?

    I read Kennedy first, and the differences are amazing. In JFK, he leaves you wondering. In Lincoln, there is no doubt


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Killing Lincoln?

    when Reilly leaves you thinking Stanton was in on the conspiracy


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Booth exiting DC after the killing - how lucky he was


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when the first doctor on the scene was putting his finger in Lincoln's brain to relieve swelling


    Any additional comments?

    jst as great as Kennedy - loved it

    0 of 0 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
    (2275)
    Performance
    (2024)
    Story
    (2029)

    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"
    "just fascinating"
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    What did you love best about Killing Kennedy?

    Reilly sets you up by dtailing every possible person or group that would want to kill JFK, then let's you decide for yourself


    What other book might you compare Killing Kennedy to and why?

    Killing Lincoln - profiles in courage


    What about Bill O'Reilly’s performance did you like?

    his inflections are great


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no laugh or cry - just left my mouth open


    Any additional comments?

    I did not ecpect this to be great but it was

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nano

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robin Cook
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (241)

    Pia Grazdani, the embattled medical student from Death Benefit, decides to take a year off from her medical studies and escape New York City. Intrigued by the promise of the burgeoning field of medical technology and the chance to clear her head, Pia takes a job at Nano, LLC, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology insititute in the picturesque foothills of the Rockies. Nano, LLC is ahead of the curve in the competitive world of molecular manufacturing, including the construction of microbivores, tiny nano-robots with the ability to gobble up viruses and bacteria. But the corporate campus is a place of secrets.

    Gerald says: "First time review"
    "not one of his best"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    kids, people working on bio-science, physicians, hospital workers, anyone associated with the future science of disease


    What was most disappointing about Robin Cook’s story?

    villain gets away with it


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    it was ok, nothing outstanding


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    i still like Robin cook


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Lecture

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
    • Narrated By Erik Singer, Randy Pausch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2268)
    Performance
    (710)
    Story
    (709)

    When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave - "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" - wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have... and you may find one day that you have less than you think").

    K. Giavelli says: "How to Live"
    "Good but ....."
    Overall
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It would have been nice to actually see the words of the last lecture


    What other book might you compare The Last Lecture to and why?

    How to win friends and influence people


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    It was fine


    Was The Last Lecture worth the listening time?

    Thank goodness it was quick


    Any additional comments?

    An epilogue from the publisher about an update on the family

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2418)
    Performance
    (1429)
    Story
    (1423)

    Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is ready for a challenge. But his first case is a little more than he bargained for. It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range - what looks like "trunk music", a Mafia hit.

    Dan says: "Another Harry Bosch winner"
    "I couldn't put it down"
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    Where does Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of Bosch's best


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bosch, as always


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he meets the homeless guy at the murder scene


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed when I knew it was the cop


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zoo

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (503)
    Performance
    (424)
    Story
    (425)

    All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide.

    TEDDET says: "Love Patterson, but this was just SILLY"
    "Very disappointing"
    Overall
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story is so ridiculous


    What could James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Give some indication of reality


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The prologue is the best part


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Probably. Patterson's worst effort and I've read them all

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cutting for Stone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Abraham Verghese
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5003)
    Performance
    (2391)
    Story
    (2406)

    Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics - their passion for the same woman - that will tear them apart.

    Mary Lynn says: "Brilliant story, pitch perfect narration"
    "long a excruciating detail, but fascinating"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    yes, if they liked the medical profession


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gauche - his lines are classic


    What aspect of Sunil Malhotra’s performance would you have changed?

    nothing, excellent


    Could you see Cutting for Stone being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    the book is so long, the movie would have to cut out too many scenes to be effective


    Any additional comments?

    Sunil was outstanding

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I, Michael Bennett: Michael Bennett, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale, Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (636)
    Performance
    (534)
    Story
    (539)

    Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett's lifelong friend, Hughie McDonough, dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City - and to get revenge on Michael Bennett. To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his 10 kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family's cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers, they step into a nightmare.

    JACKIE says: "Disappointing"
    "Ending is so disappointing"
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    Would you try another book from James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge and/or Bobby Cannavale and Jay Snyder ?

    yes


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    the build up to Michael's dealing with Manuel Perin


    What does Bobby Cannavale and Jay Snyder bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    two different voices are great


    Was I, Michael Bennett worth the listening time?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    untl the end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Guilty Wives

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By James Patterson, David Ellis
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (799)
    Performance
    (639)
    Story
    (648)

    Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte Carlo, and they surrender: to the sun and pool, to the sashimi and sake, to the Bruno Paillard champagne. In the morning's harsh light, Abbie awakens on a yacht, surrounded by police. Something awful has happened - something impossible, unthinkable. Abbie, Winnie, Serena, and Bryah are arrested and accused of the foulest crime imaginable.

    Maria S Kehr says: "Powerful book for Women!!!!"
    "starts slow, ends well"
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    Where does Guilty Wives rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    not one of Patterson's best, but still entertaining


    If you’ve listened to books by James Patterson and David Ellis before, how does this one compare?

    lower end


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Abby's escape


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when Abby had the actor by the short hairs in the theater


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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