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Anita

Key Largo, FL, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Guns

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (885)
    Performance
    (802)
    Story
    (787)

    In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King's keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done.

    Daniel E. Jacobs says: "putting his voice on what people have been saying"
    "Amen!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I personally don't see how anyone (left or right wing) can argue with the logic Stephen Kings uses in this book. I would like to see this book passed out to everyone in our country, its a perspective on gun control that could save a lot of lives without taking away our right to bear arms.

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • What the Night Knows

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1497)
    Performance
    (699)
    Story
    (712)

    In the late summer of a long-ago year, a killer arrived in a small city. His name was Alton Turner Blackwood, and in the space of a few months he brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a 14-year-old boy. Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, re-creating in detail Blackwood’s crimes.

    sadee poulsen says: "Koontz is back!"
    "Very Boring"
    Overall

    I have always been a fan of Dean Koontz but this book was terrible. There was barely any dialog, it consisted almost entirely of the characters thinking and dreaming. I stuck it out to the end but it never improved, My sister couldn't make it past the first half. I miss his more exciting books like Phantoms, Lighting, Mr. Murder, Watchers and so many others. The first Odd Thomas book was good but after that they also became less dialog and too much introspection. Pass on this one, save your credit.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Richard Bachman, Stephen King
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (492)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (122)

    Blaze is the story of Clayton Blaisdell, Jr., of the crimes committed against him and the crimes he commits, including his last, the kidnapping of a baby heir worth millions. Blaze has been a slow thinker since childhood, when his father threw him down the stairs and then threw him down again. After escaping an abusive institution for boys when he was a teenager, Blaze hooks up with George, a seasoned criminal who thinks he has all the answers.

    Gary says: "Waste of time"
    "Loved it!!"
    Overall

    You can't go wrong with this audiobook. From the beginning to the end it's a great story (actually two stories in one) and the narrator is amazing, he brings the characters to life. Mr. King, do us all a favor and please go back through that box and dust off a few more of these stories that you weren't sure were good enouth because you were so wrong about this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Duma Key: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By John Slattery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4945)
    Performance
    (1652)
    Story
    (1641)

    A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

    Amazon Customer says: "Play the Book and Let the Book Play You"
    "Great Story/Great Narrator"
    Overall

    S.K. is a master storyteller and I enjoyed every minute of Duma Key. It's totally worth the credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Tight

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1037)
    Performance
    (365)
    Story
    (367)

    This novel by Carl Hiaasen, author of Tourist Season and Native Tongue, begins as most thrillers do, with a killing. But this is no everyday, hum-drum, garden variety killing. Our hero, Nick Stranahan, a 42-year-old private investigator who has killed five men and been married five times, skewers his attacker's aorta with the razor-sharp bill of a stuffed marlin.

    Chris says: "Skintight"
    "Good Story - Love the Narrator"
    Overall

    Carl Hiaasen's stories and wacky characters are always fun and George Wilson is the perfect narrator for Hiaasen's books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    A new store has opened in the town of Castle Rock, Maine. It has whatever your heart desires...if you're willing to pay the price. In this chilling novel by one of the most potent imaginations of our time, evil is on a shopping spree and out to scare you witless. Presented unabridged and read by the author.

    John says: "Excellent"
    "Great Story"
    Overall

    This one is hard to put down. I love when Stephen King narrates his own stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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