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Carri

Austin, TX, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • 6 reviews
  • 55 ratings
  • 291 titles in library
  • 30 purchased in 2014
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  • An Object of Beauty: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Steve Martin
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (713)
    Performance
    (349)
    Story
    (355)

    Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the New York art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights - and, at times, the dark lows - of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today.

    L says: "Gifted writer, characters and context feel true"
    "For the art educated..."
    Overall

    It may be that one needs to be more educated in the art business to fully appreciate the nuances, but the story and characters are not deeply enough developed for me. However, if you are looking for a quick listen and love Manhattan it holds its own!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35940)
    Performance
    (26939)
    Story
    (27324)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "This one really is for "young adult""
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Although I often enjoy Young Adult fiction, The Hunger Games is truly written for the "young adult" and was difficult for me to enjoy. I find the premise of The Hunger Games intriguing and was caught in the hype of the film, however, the writing style and simplicity of the characters left me feeling a bit disappointed. Judging it purely on the intended young adult fantasy genre, it is probably fabulous. Sadly, I may be a bit old....hate to say it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Everything Changes

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jonathan Tropper
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (75)

    To all appearances, Zachary King is a man with luck on his side. A steady, well-paying job, a rent-free Manhattan apartment, and Hope, his stunning, blue-blooded fiancee: smart, sexy, and completely out of his league. But as the wedding day looms, Zack finds himself haunted by the memory of his best friend, Rael, killed in a car wreck two years earlier, and by his increasingly complicated feelings for Tamara, the beautiful widow Rael left behind.

    Elizabeth says: "Good guy book"
    "Another good one"
    Overall

    Love Johnathan Tropper and this one doesn't disappoint. At times it is laugh out loud funnymixed with the usualy poignancy of his other novels.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated By Emily Janice Card, Emma Bering
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (363)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (198)

    Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages - until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.

    David P. McGivern says: "Great for any age"
    "Couldn't stop listening!"
    Overall

    I am an adult (thankfully not the only one!) who thoroughly loved this book. I enjoyed the combination of music and history woven into the story. Wish there were more of these!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Swan Thieves

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated By Treat Williams, Anne Heche, Erin Cottrell, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (809)
    Performance
    (257)
    Story
    (259)

    Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe has a perfectly ordered life--solitary, perhaps, but full of devotion to his profession and the painting hobby he loves. This order is destroyed when renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient. In response, Marlowe finds himself going beyond his own legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments this genius, a journey that will lead him into the lives of the women closest to Robert Oliver.

    Sara says: "Such Potential Wasted"
    "Somewhat disappointing"
    Overall

    I loved The Historian and found this book to be disappointing. The descriptions are beautiful and the characters interesting, however, I am not an art lover and found the book to be tiring. Particularly tiring is the character of Robert Oliver. By the end of the novel, I ceased to care about his motivations or his recovery. Because of The Historian, I will look forward to Kostova's next work despite the let down of this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Gilbert
    Overall
    (4900)
    Performance
    (1531)
    Story
    (1543)

    Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. She got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world, all alone. This is the absorbing chronicle of that year.

    Kerry says: "Witty and Wonderful"
    "Pathetic"
    Overall

    The author and her pathetic tale irritated me early on. I do have a high tolerance for most literature but this one left me uninspired.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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