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Ken Hedgecock

Cedar City, UT USA | Listener Since 2004

  • 6 reviews
  • 17 ratings
  • 279 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • Red Rabbit

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Tom Clancy returns to Jack Ryan's early days, in an extraordinary new novel of global political drama. Ryan's first days on the job at the CIA put him into a high-stakes game, playing for the life of the Pope and the stability of the Western world.

    Jerret says: "Combined review"
    "Red Rabbit and the USSR"

    Clancy gives an insiders look at the USSR just before the fall of the Iron Curtain and weaves it around a spy/assasination story. 3/4 of the book seems to be Clancy explaining the workings of the USSR and why it fell, the remainder, is the actual story. Not that this is a bad thing, all that Clancy has to say about the USSR is really quite interesting, especially to those of us who lived through all or most of the Cold War. If you are interested in only the main storyline, get the abridged version. However, if you have an interest in history, the unabridged version is the only way to go.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Carolyn Jessop, Laura Palmer
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When she was 18 years old, Carolyn Jessop was coerced into an arranged marriage with a total stranger - a man 32 years her senior. Merril Jessop already had three wives. But arranged plural marriages were an integral part of Carolyn's heritage: She was born into and raised in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), the radical offshoot of the Mormon Church.

    Cheryl D says: "Like a train wreck you can't turn away"

    OK, first off, I am LDS so I know the beginning history of the FLDS church when they were excommunicated and split from the founding LDS church. I thought I knew pretty much what the FLDS church believed in today as I see their members almost every day in my area. However, I was so completely wrong! It is absolutely amazing how far they have strayed from their original doctrine and have become a church of bigots and people that seek to destroy each other. Even though they believe that they believe in the Savior's teachings, they have completely turned away from His teachings and have become a Nazi-like society. This book is shocking and a real eye-opener! What these people has digressed into is horrifying to say the very least.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Anne Rice
    • Narrated By Josh Heine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice gives us now her most ambitious and courageous book, a novel about the early years of Christ the Lord, based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship.

    R. Moore says: "A tad short of excellent"
    "An interesting purely fictional history"

    It's a good thing that this book is listed as fiction, because that's all it is. While the historical facts may be pretty concise, the image of the young Jesus Christ is more like Harry Potter than who Jesus Christ really was as a man and as a youth. Just disregard the fact that Jesus was born of our Heavenly Father and Mary and that he knew who he was and that he was immortal and implant magical powers in him, aka Harry Potter and there you have it! I kept expecting Hagrid to come in any moment and swish Jesus off to Hogwarts!

    I appreciate why she wrote this book and I applaude her on her renewed faith, but she really needs to understand the central character before writing about Him and it is very clear that she has much to grow and understand regarding Jesus.

    I might recommend Talmage's "Jesus the Christ" for a MUCH MORE accurate study of Jesus' life and times.

    4 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • My Life So Far

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jane Fonda
    • Narrated By Jane Fonda

    She is one of the most recognizable women of our time. America knows Jane Fonda as an actress and an activist, a feminist and a wife, a workout guru and a role model. Now, in this extraordinary memoir, Fonda reveals that she is so much more. From her youth among Hollywood's elite and her early film career to the challenges and triumphs of her life today, Jane Fonda reveals intimate details and universal truths.

    D says: "An Honest Look at One's Life"
    "Well written and narrated"

    Jane sure knows how to spin and tell a good yarn, I'll give her that. You won't bored listening to this book, it kept me quite riveted throughout the reading. Plus it seems like she adds a few things along the way that may or may not be in the book. You can tell that she is quite honest about what she is reading and I feel like I understand her like I never have before.
    But, she is one unbelieveable person. Always searching for truth, but never finding it until she becomes humbled by some dramatic event than when she recovers, she dismisses what she admits she learned from her previous experience and goes right back doing the same errors and mistakes she did before. Truly, she is blessed with a 100 lives and she will need them all before she finally learns the truth about life and finally adheres to what she has learned.
    It's a roller coaster ride with Jane! You are always kept wondering "Will she recover and learn from this experience?" Truth is: "NO!" Well maybe next time Jane!
    This book should have a caution attached for overly descriptive sex/organ talking and some really foul language though.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 2 mins)
    • By Washington Irving
    • Narrated By GiGi, Full Cast

    Was there really a Headless Horseman? This dramatic story will draw you into the life of Ichabod Crane as you ponder the question.

    Jay says: "What were they thinking?"
    "Pretty good with some flaws"

    This is a pretty good reading of the book that has been dramatized with several actors. At first, they aren't quite sure what accents they want to do: Swedish, German or Irish! Then it pretty much centers on a Dutch/Swedish accent for the rest of the book. The background music is muffled and could really use a cleaning up to make it more distinct. The actors that portray the leads do an excellent job though and make the entire store quite worthwhile. A good listen for Halloween.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • 2004 First Presidential Debate: Bush vs. Kerry (9/30/04)

    • Abridged/Unabridged (1 hr and 30 mins)
    • By George W. Bush, John F. Kerry

    The first presidential debate between Republican incumbent President George W. Bush and Democratic challenger Senator John Kerry took place at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, on September 30, 2004. The focus of this debate was foreign policy. PBS's Jim Lehrer was the moderator.

    Belen says: "Grateful For This Service"
    "Everyone should give this a listen"

    Up front, yes, I'm a Bush supporter and a staunch Republican. I wasn't able to see the debate so I was overjoyed when Audible offered the debate (and all future debates) and for FREE!

    Well, I was quite embarrassed to hear how Bush evidently did not prepare for the debate and seemed to "shoot from the hip" on everything and was so repetitive in his answers that he was tedious and boring. Kerry was well prepared and while he gave the typical political and non-detailing answers, he appeared to be the clear winner of the debate...even though he did glaringly contradict himself at least once during the debate which left me pretty uneasy about how he would react to anything under constant pressure as a President of the United States.

    The sound is extemely good and both candidates are very easy to understand.

    I would highly recommend this for all to listen to who did or did not miss the first debate.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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