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Carol Carney

Great River, NY USA | Member Since 2003

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  • From a Buick 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By James Rebhorn, Bruce Davison, Becky Ann Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (957)
    Performance
    (256)
    Story
    (258)

    Stephen King's first full-length solo novel since Dreamcatcher, the long-awaited From a Buick 8 is "nearly flawless and one terrific entertainment," says Publishers Weekly. A strange car acts as a conduit between our world and some other...and the boogeyman of this creepy story is our collective fascination with deadly things.

    J M says: "Essence of Stephen King"
    "The World According to King"
    Overall

    I almost passed over this little gem after reading some of the other reviews. Yes, it is a bit slower than many of his other books, so if you are looking for trademark King terror, you won't find it here. What you will find is a thought-provoking bit of King philosophy that is both surprising and satisfying. If you can stick around for the last few chapters, you won't be disappointed.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Just One Look

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe, Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (234)
    Story
    (235)

    An ordinary snapshot causes a mother’s world to unravel in an instant. After picking up her two young children from school, Grace Lawson looks through a newly developed set of photographs. She finds an odd one in the pack: A mysterious picture from perhaps twenty years ago, showing four strangers she can’t identify. But there is one face she recognizes—that of her husband, from before she knew him. When her husband sees the photo that night, he leaves their home and drives off without explanation.

    Dennis says: "Just Shoot Me"
    "Most annoying reader ever"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    While the story line held my interest, the distractions of a female reader who insisted on making a song out of the last word of every sentence pulled away my concentration. Words like home, or bank became HO-ooome. BA-aaaank. Maddening! Mr Coben. Please make sure no one signs Ms Dawe as your reader ever again.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Harlan Coben? Why or why not?

    Of course. I love Harlan Coben's books.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Angela Dawe and Luke Daniels ’s performances?

    Luke Daniels yes. Angela Dawe no.


    Do you think Just One Look needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not unless it's re-recorded with a different narrator.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4592)
    Performance
    (3324)
    Story
    (3348)

    They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

    Parola138 says: "I thought I was desensitized"
    "Weber Nails It"
    Overall

    Kudos to Steven Weber for a stunning narration. I could not put this book down! No one writes horror like King, and now, I can't imagine any other reader for his works. Buy this audio!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pompeii: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1224)
    Performance
    (300)
    Story
    (300)

    All along the Mediterranean coast, the Roman Empire's richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas, enjoying the last days of summer. But the carefree lifestyle and gorgeous weather belie an impending cataclysm, and only one man is worried. The young engineer Marcus Attilius Primus has just taken charge of the Aqua Augusta, the enormous aqueduct that brings fresh water to a quarter of a million people in nine towns around the Bay of Naples. His predecessor has disappeared.

    Marty-Seattle says: "Brought my visit to Pompeii back to life"
    "One of the best audios yet...."
    Overall

    With its ideal matching of author to narrator, "Pompeii" transports you to the last days of the city in August 79 AD. Close your eyes and allow the outstanding narration to guide you into the fray of the corruption and superstition as the signs of impending disaster are encountered. The accurate historical and scientific information pulled it all together with perfection. For 2 days, me and my iPod were inseparable until I had heard the entire 13 hours. A great summer read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lion's Game

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4518)
    Performance
    (1814)
    Story
    (1815)

    To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. He and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force must stop "The Lion," an alleged Libyan terrorist with the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey.

    CoCo says: "Excellent and engaging"
    "Dont Miss This One"
    Overall

    This has to be one of my favorite Audible selections in the 2 years I've been a member. Yes, it's a bit uncomfortable to read post 9/11 as this book alludes to horrors which were yet to come at the time of its writing, but don't let that put anyone off. Scott Brick is a master at weaving you through DeMille's bicoastal pursuit of a Libyan avenger, using perfect timing and near perfect inflection to carry you weightlessly through the 13 hour read. Only one thing made me flinch. No Irish cop from "New Yawk" would say Slayn-tee instead of Slainte (SLAWN- teh) a traditional Gaelic toast. One other minor pronunciation lapse from those of us from Lawng Island... Islip is pronounced EYE-slip. All in all, this deserves more stars than I can give it here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Life of Bees

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    Overall
    (2601)
    Performance
    (342)
    Story
    (346)

    Lily Owens has shaped her entire life around one devastating memory - the day her mother was killed. When she and her "stand-in-mother," a fierce-hearted black woman named Rosaleen, are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily enters a secret world of bees and honey, and of the Black Madonna who presides over this household of strong, wise women.

    France says: "Secret Life of Bees"
    "Powerfully bittersweet"
    Overall

    Within moments of plugging into this audio book, I was completely hooked. Told impeccably by the narrator, whose sweet Southern accent brought you effortlessly into the world of Lily, Rosaleen and August, the sometimes sad and sometimes humorous story unfolded beautifully. One word came to my mind as the story closed. More. This book is a treasure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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