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L.

York, PA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Being George Washington

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (564)
    Performance
    (492)
    Story
    (496)

    If you think you know George Washington, think again. This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powers—yet changed the world forever. It's a story about a man whose life reads as if it were torn from the pages of an action novel: Bullet holes through his clothing. Horses shot out from under him. Unimaginable hardship. Disease. Heroism. Spies and double-agents. And, of course, the unmistakable hand of Divine Providence that guided it all.

    Louis says: "Much more than I expected!"
    "Fantastic book. Recommended highly."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Being George Washington to be better than the print version?

    Only listened to it, didn't read it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All the little mentioned facts about George Washington and how they all played a huge part in shaping him as a leader and how they helped him shape our country.


    Have you listened to any of Ron McLarty’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not sure if I heard him before but he was very good.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me proud to be an American.


    Any additional comments?

    This should be required reading for ALL American citizens and especially those who are elected to office as a requirement to occupy that "elected" position. I live in an city that played a significant part in the history of the Revolutionary War period, and in very close proximity to a major civil war battlefield. These are the places my parents took us to when on vacation and how I learned about what a great and unique country we live in and mainly all because of one man -- George Washington. Thank you Glen for writing this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Andrea Lankford
    • Narrated By Julia Motyka
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (157)

    The real stories behind the scenery of America’s national parks. For 12 years, Andrea Lankford lived in the biggest, most impressive national parks in the world, working a job she loved. She chaperoned baby sea turtles on their journey to sea. She pursued bad guys on her galloping patrol horse. She jumped into rescue helicopters bound for the heart of the Grand Canyon. She won arguments with bears. She slept with a few too many rattlesnakes. Hell yeah, it was the best job in the world! Fortunately, Andrea survived it.

    Charles says: "Cringeworthy"
    "A different look at National Parks!"
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    What did you like best about Ranger Confidential? What did you like least?

    I enjoy true stories, and found it to be mostly entertaining but a bit overly long and became bored nearing the end.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It was a bit revealing about how the Park Service works (if it was all true). Least interesting was there were to many similar stories which is probably why I got bored with it.


    What three words best describe Julia Motyka’s voice?

    Was just okay!


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Depends on the spin the film industry would put on it and who would star in it.


    Any additional comments?

    It was ok but would not be one I would listen to again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cruelest Month: A Three Pines Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1380)
    Performance
    (1005)
    Story
    (989)

    It's spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees, and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth. But not everything is meant to return to life. When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil - until one of their party dies of fright.

    Sara says: "Spring in Three Pines"
    "Enjoyable read!"
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    Where does The Cruelest Month rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I liked Still Life better, but still enjoyed The Cruelest Month. I did have trouble keeping all the characters straight and following the plot at times as the story seemed to jump from one scene another. But all in all it was still good.


    What does Ralph Cosham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love his reading and was sorry to hear of his passing. I could almost imagine him as Inspector Gamache.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Maybe.


    Any additional comments?

    I want to read more of Louise Penny to compare Still Life and The Cruelest Mont.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tilt-a-Whirl

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1500)
    Performance
    (894)
    Story
    (888)

    There isn't much fun in the sun when a billionaire real estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in the otherwise quiet summer tourist town of Sea Haven. John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven police department. The job offer came from an old Army buddy who hoped to give Ceepak at least a summer's worth of rest and relaxation to help him forget the horrors of war. Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation.

    Bryan says: "A Guilty Pleasure"
    "A very entertaining read"
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    I love a book that draws me in right from the beginning and keeps me interested until the end. Just when I thought the story was drawing to a conclusion it threw some more twists and turns in. I will be getting more of these stories. I just loved Ceepak and Danny and their interaction together. I like to be entertained, and that is exactly what Tilt a Whirl did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Still Life

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1965)
    Performance
    (1323)
    Story
    (1333)

    Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's nothing more than a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods.

    Sydney says: "a gentle mystery"
    "Enjoyable"
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    I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy this book at first as it started out a bit slow. I soon became engrossed as the storyline progressed. It was not a faced paced thriller but it was a great read on a long drive. I found myself trying to solve the mystery, and also becoming interested in the residents of Three Pines and in particular Gamache. I found myself loving his character. I definitely will be listening to more of this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sisters

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Patricia MacDonald
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Having recently lost both her parents in a tragic car accident, Alex Woods is shocked to discover through the family lawyer that her beloved mother was keeping a secret: a baby she gave up for adoption when she had just left high school. Fresh out of graduate school and back in the suburbs of Boston where she grew up, Alex is already overwhelmed trying to figure out what to do with the family home and finding a job. But when, at last, she decides to search for her long-lost sister - and finds her - Alex is in for a terrible surprise....

    L. says: "Love Patricia MacDonald, Disliked Narrator."
    "Love Patricia MacDonald, Disliked Narrator."
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    Story was good, but I found the narrator's permanent whisper very distracting and at times down right annoying. I think I would have enjoyed this book much better if I would have just read the printed word. I don't think I will purchase anything read by Ms. Dunne again. The only thing that kept me from finishing the book was that I do enjoy Patricia MacDonald's writing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Vanished: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Karen Robards
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (185)

    Seven years ago, Sarah Mason's five-year-old daughter vanished during an outing at a park in Beaufort, South Carolina. Despite a frantic search, little Lexie was never found, and Sarah was left to pick up the pieces of her shattered life and go on the best she could. Then, one hot August night, Sarah comes home to hear the phone ringing. When she picks it up, a child's terrified voice whispers, "Mommy, help, come and get me . . ." The call is cut off, but not before Sarah's heart goes into overdrive.

    Valerie says: "Great listen"
    "Entertaining but ending not quite satisfying"
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    I found the story to be entertaining and it kept me listening to the very end. However I found the ending seemed to be clipped short. The story had very great detail in almost everything except when it came to the ending. I don't like loose ends. There should have been an epilogue or something to give a more satisfying look into what happened after the fact. I did enjoy it over all but would not be a read over (or listen over) as some books are.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Coyote Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Peter Bowen
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    In the desolate hills of the Fascelli family ranch, a skeleton has been discovered. The sheriff needs Du Pre's long experience in Montana to identify the bones. What Du Pre finds leads him on a search through the history of a troubled family, a search that brings him closer to a secret from his own past. Along the way, Du Pre meets a range of interesting folk, some to his liking, some decidedly not.

    Dennis says: "One of my new found favorites"
    "Found it to be boring."
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    Sorry, not my kind of story. I had a hard time getting thru this one and found that there was to much bad language for my tastes. Would not listen to another one from this author.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ruby 1: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Meatball Fulton
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (34)

    On the planet Summa Nulla (crossroads of the galaxy, high point of nothing) someone is manipulating the media. And Ruby, smart, tough, sexy detective that she is, is hired to track down the male-factors. The swinging Andriod Sisters perform speak-satirical songs as Ruby, the funny, fast-paced galactic gumshoe encounters some pretty weird planetary inhabitants on her quest for truth and the intergalactic way.

    Amazon Customer says: "Loved It"
    "Enjoyable but Quirky."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I listened to this story on radio a number of years ago and was delighted to find it here. It is one of those listens that you just have to let it happen and not analyze it to death. It is a fun "Sci-Fi" story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Titanic Story

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Chris Angus
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    What could possibly connect the famous sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and a WWII German U-boat loaded with a mysterious cargo? In this tribute to the 100th anniversary of the famous disaster, Chris Angus takes the reader on an adventure that includes shipwreck survivors, stolen treasures, a race across the Arctic and a century-old journal that holds the key to the connection and solving the mystery.

    L. says: "Kept my interest."
    "Kept my interest."
    Overall
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    Story

    I enjoyed the adventure. I listened to it on a long drive and it made that drive seem much shorter than it was. When I bought the book, I wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by all the twists and turns.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (391)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (338)

    Mrs. Pollifax has a new hat, and only she and Mr. Carstairs know it conceals eight false passports which she must smuggle into Bulgaria.

    Nancy J says: "Another Delightful Adventure"
    "Very entertaining"
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    What did you love best about The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax?

    I never get tired of listening to the Mrs. Pollifax series. The Elusive Mrs. Pollifx is entertaining and one of the best of the series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mrs. Pollifx of course!


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Rosenblat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes and I love her reading style. I find she has the ability to make you believe she really is Mrs. Pollifax.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want a fun read (or listen) try the Mrs. Pollifax series. The first one is "The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax". I find the first 4 of this series to be the best, but I have enjoyed them all.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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