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Dianna

Hamlet, NC, USA | Member Since 2002

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  • 6 ratings
  • 213 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
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  • The Cabinet of Curiosities

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    Overall
    (1396)
    Performance
    (466)
    Story
    (466)

    In lower Manhattan, a charnel pit of horror is uncovered: the remains of 36 people murdered and gruesomely dismembered over 130 years ago by an unknown serial killer. Just as a museum archaeologist and an enigmatic FBI agent begin to unravel the clues to the killings, a fresh spree of copy-cat murders and surgical mutilation erupts around them. Mixing science and terror in a way only they can, Preston and Child deliver a novel that's as gruesome as it is enthralling.

    Dianna says: "This Book is a True Curiosity!!"
    "This Book is a True Curiosity!!"
    Overall

    The plot of this book has so many twists and turns that I, a seasoned mystery afficianado, was frequently left guessing or surprised. I listened to this book and was absolutely captivated. I made CDs of it and both my husband and parents listened to it and were captivated as well.

    It fills the niche for lovers of many different types of stories: histrical, mystery, and a little bit of horror. The plot feels thoroughly researched and is incredibly believable. Judging from the reactions of myself and the 3 people I loaned it to, I don't think anyone will be disappointed.

    Caution: Graphic and frequently freightening details...not for young listeners.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Roses Are Red

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez
    Overall
    (510)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (180)

    In the latest from the best selling author of Kiss the Girls and When the Wind Blows, Alex Cross is on the trail of a brilliant criminal known only as the Mastermind. Browse more Patterson.

    Clara says: "Excellent"
    "Not Everything is Rosey in This Book"
    Overall

    Having listened to both 1st to Die and 2nd Chance by James Patterson, I purchased this book with great expectations. Those expectations were quickly deflated as I found this book disappointing. I didn't feel a very real conncetion with the characters and the plot seemed contrived. Needless to say, it simply was not worth listening to. I only got 3/4 of the way through and completely lost interest.

    This book simply does not have the plot needed to draw one through its length, whether abridged or not. My recommendation, skip it.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Tony Horwitz
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire, Horwitz starts filing front-line dispatches again - this time from a war close to home, and to his own heart.

    Dianna says: "Not a Book to be Kept in the Attic"
    "Not a Book to be Kept in the Attic"
    Overall

    This book is an intriguing and highly engrossing journey through the eyes of Civil War reinactors. Being a Civil War buff, I expected to find this book interesting. What I found instead was a book that engrossed me completely. I learned so many things about Civil War battles and just average soldiers that I had never expected. The great thing about this book is that it is coming through the eyes of an outsider to the whole reinactment experience, so one gets a picture that is not initially biased.

    You will be amazed at the lengths the "hard cores" go through to really live the authentic experience! You will also learn about race relations in today's South...pertinent issues that may get swept aside in the fray of current news.

    If you enjoy the Civil War, listen to this book. If you don't know if you enjoy the Civil War, listen to this book. It is an experience that truly makes learning fun!!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Catch Me If You Can

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Frank W. Abagnale
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    Overall
    (2178)
    Performance
    (937)
    Story
    (946)

    Frank W. Abagnale was one of the most daring conmen, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was 21. His story is now a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

    Steve says: "Really entertaining!"
    "Catch This Book....If You Can"
    Overall

    This book takes the listener on a fun and constantly moving ride. One learns things about the counterfeiting trade that they would have never expected while going on a wild and entertaining ride. Highly Recommended!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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