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  • The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (3041)
    Performance
    (1848)
    Story
    (1872)

    In what is considered one of Heinlein's most hair-raising, thought-provoking, and outrageous adventures, the master of modern science fiction tells the strange story of an even stranger world. It is 21st-century Luna, a harsh penal colony where a revolt is plotted between a bashful computer and a ragtag collection of maverick humans, a revolt that goes beautifully until the inevitable happens. But that's the problem with the inevitable: it always happens.

    Gerald says: "Very Good Interpretation"
    "Boooring"
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    What would have made The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress better?

    I think I did not read the same book everyone else read. I could not stand it. I have to stop in the middle. I could not take it anymore. It was very hard for me to believe that the author could not think on mobiles. The poor guy has to find a public phone for speaking to Mike. It was just too boring. I cannot recommend it. Sorry.


    What was most disappointing about Robert A. Heinlein’s story?

    Maybe I could not believe the story.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Maybe it is not the kind of book for me.


    What character would you cut from The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress?

    All


    Any additional comments?

    None

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Bastard Out of Carolina

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Dorothy Allison
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Evans
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (159)

    Greenville County, South Carolina, is a wild, lush place that is home to the Boatwright family - a tight-knit clan of rough-hewn, hard- drinking men who shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who get married young and age too quickly. At the heart of this story is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a bastard child who observes the world around her with a mercilessly keen perspective.

    Carolyn says: "Not for the Faint of Heart"
    "I recommend to read it."
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    I almost stop buying this book because of the awful reviews from people who could not stand the novel because the detailed description of the rape. It is sad that they miss this wonderful story because of that. It is just not fair. Life is life, with beauty and ugliness, with good and bad, even if we avoid reading about it, it is just is. I rather read this novel, with the rape and everything than lose my time reading “The fifty shades of grey”, that is only garbage.
    Additionally, the reader is amazing. Is one of the best one I recommend this book specially to mothers who prefer to close the eyes instead of standing up.
    By the way, regarding the last chapter, the writer does not need to apologize for anything.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13798)
    Performance
    (9616)
    Story
    (9676)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Annie M. says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Boring"
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    Story

    Again, I should have expected, this book like Seabiscuit from the same author, give so many irrelevant details that became kind of a Valium for me. I quit.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Alas, Babylon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Pat Frank
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4501)
    Performance
    (3426)
    Story
    (3432)

    This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

    Evelyn says: "Excellent listen"
    "I like Will Patton"
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    The only good thing I can say about this book is regarding Will Patytton performance.
    the book is forgetable, but Patton performance, as always is worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reamde

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3815)
    Performance
    (3341)
    Story
    (3376)

    Richard Forthrast created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe - and Richard is at ground zero.

    ShySusan says: "Not perfect, but worth a listen."
    "Not for me"
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    I wish I have read the reviews before because I kind of agree with dome of the other readers.It is very long, I have not really an idea why so many people was eager to risk everything for the girl.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Now Method: A Cure for Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Depression

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Craig Beck
    • Narrated By Craig Beck
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (84)

    >The Now Method is a system of understanding the causes of anxiety, panic, and depression and at the same time reprogramming the subconscious to retake control from the over endorsed conscious or ego. Designed by a sufferer of the symptoms to cure his own condition, the success of the course is partly attributed to the empathy Craig Beck demonstrates throughout....

    Amazon Customer says: "Finally Centered"
    "Not for me"
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    I found this book pretty useless. I do not think it deserves more than these words.

    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (569)
    Performance
    (438)
    Story
    (439)

    Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail.

    Janice says: "See you in the winner's circle"
    "Boring"
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    Not only I was deadly bored by the book, but the reader seemed to be fighting not to sleep all the time.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Winds of War

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2843)
    Performance
    (2408)
    Story
    (2417)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    Robert says: "A Masterpiece"
    "Superb"
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    Would you listen to The Winds of War again? Why?

    If is there a way to give this book more than 5 stars, I would give it. It is not only good, but entertaining, also I learned a lot about World War II history. The author is great; however the best of all was the reader. He is an artist. He made the book alive. I just love it.


    What other book might you compare The Winds of War to and why?

    The sequel War and Remembrance. I do not remember another book.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Pariseau – was your favorite?

    Henry the father


    If you could take any character from The Winds of War out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Of course Henry the father. He is such an old fashion, gentleman guy. I love him since the very beginning.


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7137)
    Performance
    (6340)
    Story
    (6403)

    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Keith says: "Worth the wait!"
    "Booooooring"
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    What disappointed you about The Stand?

    The story began well, but it in middle of it you already know what is going to happen. It is so predictable. The good guy is a woman, black of course. The bad guy is somebody very strange, very evil and not really alive. In the middle of it, I quit. I could not stand it anymore. Listen to Mr. King, do not spend your credit on it.


    What was most disappointing about Stephen King’s story?

    Because it was boring and predicable


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He is boring too.


    What character would you cut from The Stand?

    All


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • War and Remembrance

    • UNABRIDGED (56 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (1999)
    Performance
    (1700)
    Story
    (1687)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    aaron says: "What can I say that hasn't already been said??"
    "Superb"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to War and Remembrance again? Why?

    Because iIt is not only good, but entertaining, also I learned a lot about World War II history. The author is great; however the best of all was the reader. He is an artist. He made the book alive. I just love it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything, the plor, the characters, the history lessons, but most of all, the reader.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Pariseau – was your favorite?

    Henry the father


    If you could rename War and Remembrance, what would you call it?

    I think the name is OK


    Any additional comments?

    Is it superb

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18885)
    Performance
    (17075)
    Story
    (17220)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Not the Hunger games"
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    What would have made Divergent better?

    Nothing, I expected more because the Hunger Games is just one of my favorite books and so many people said that it was just like the Hunger Games that I bought the book. Maybe I will buy the sequel, but now I lowered my expectations.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Veronica Roth again?

    Maybe


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator did fine. She seemed a little bored by the novel though, I do not blame her.


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

    It is just a bad mixture of the Hunger Games and Ender's game


    Any additional comments?

    No

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful

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