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C.

Colorado Springs, CO | Member Since 2011

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  • 18 reviews
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  • 313 titles in library
  • 42 purchased in 2014
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  • The Firm

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (685)
    Performance
    (485)
    Story
    (491)

    At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had his choice of the best in America. But he made a deadly mistake. When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. Mitch should have remembered what his brother Ray -- doing 15 years in a Tennessee jail -- already knew. "You never get nothing for nothing."

    Mark says: "One of the best thrillers ever!"
    "One of my all time favorites"
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    Any additional comments?

    Read this years ago, but went ahead and downloaded it anyway. No regrets. Still a great story. Funny how some of the things seem dated now, such as lack of cell phones, and security at airports, but still a very good story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fifth Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4693)
    Performance
    (2689)
    Story
    (2672)

    Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

    Bob says: "Compelling and difficult to put down"
    "A good courtroom drama"
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    This book actually turned out much better than I thought it would be. To be up front, I was on the fence with the narrator. Even in listening to the sample I thought his voice would grate on me and I would not be able to make through the whole book. I was wrong. Well, I wasn't wrong about the narrator (not the greatest in my opinion), but the story kept it going for me. I really didn't realize this was going to be such a good courtroom thriller, and the author did a very good job building the suspense through out.

    I also thought the main character arc was thoughtful and believing. The subplots all tied in nicely. And the author's use of setting and description was well done.

    Good book - highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12163)
    Performance
    (8987)
    Story
    (8987)

    A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters.

    Tom says: "Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering"
    "Interesting twist on detective fiction"
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    Alright, just so you know where I'm coming from, wizards and such are not my usual thing. They are mildly interesting, but not my first choice for a read. However, this book has been in my wish list for a while and I figured I'd give it a try.

    Good story and the wizard\magic angle keeps it fresh. It has a nice old fashion detective story appeal, but with talking skulls and demons. I really liked the main character and thought the first person POV and excellent narration really brought this character to life. The humor was mild, but it did make me chuckle outloud a few times.

    All in all, not a bad book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Solaris: The Definitive Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Stanislaw Lem, Bill Johnston (translator)
    • Narrated By Alessandro Juliani
    Overall
    (2306)
    Performance
    (1884)
    Story
    (1902)

    At last, one of the world’s greatest works of science fiction is available - just as author Stanislaw Lem intended it. To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Solaris, Audible, in cooperation with the Lem Estate, has commissioned a brand-new translation - complete for the first time, and the first ever directly from the original Polish to English. Beautifully narrated by Alessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica), Lem’s provocative novel comes alive for a new generation.

    Burns says: "A comment on negative reviews"
    "A meditation on human love disguised as si-fi"
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    A deep and thoughtful book. Not what I expected, but in a good way. I thought the narration was very good, and kept things interesting. The plot too was good, though it dragged in places. I think the author set up a very interesting situation in order to shine a light on some much bigger questions.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Litigators

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3937)
    Performance
    (3217)
    Story
    (3184)

    The incomparable master of the legal thriller takes us deeper into the labyrinth that is the American justice system, always drawing us in with an irresistible hook, pulling the thread of tension tighter and tighter, and then knocking us out with a conclusion that's never "by the book". Maybe that's why, after more than 20 years of consecutive number-one New York Times best sellers, a new novel by America's favorite storyteller is still a major publishing event.

    Amazon Customer says: "Typical Grisham, entertaining"
    "What Grisham Does Best"
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    Ah - another good lawyer story. Full disclosure: I am a huge Grisham fan and enjoy most everything he writes. The Litigators is no exception. Grisham does a good job of painting a picture of the under belly of practicing law. His characters are not exactly likable, but believable. However, I think the good guy in this one might be a little to good. Grisham has, in the past, tainted his protagonist a little, and I like my characters with rougher edges.

    Another classic Grisham novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (18508)
    Performance
    (16475)
    Story
    (16435)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "King Shows His Stuff Again"
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    Not the biggest Stephen King fan in the world, but what I have read I have mostly enjoyed. This is no different. The story gets a good start and I'm hooked from the start. I was a little worried that the comparison of the early 60's and modern day would get old, but the the author keeps it fresh. Obviously, the JFK angle is the big plot line, but I was surprised how I became more interested and vested in the sub plots and minor characters that King used to build out his world. It seemed the author pulled a switch-a-roo and the JFK story became the back drop.

    My only real criticism was near the end. I'm not sure if the explanations (or the author's reasoning) left me satisfied. However, please don't take that as a bad review. The ending was fine, just not as strong. I sort of felt the book ended earlier for me and the last part was tacked on.

    It is long, but thoroughly entertaining.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Immortalists

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kyle Mills
    • Narrated By Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    It’s a question microbiologist Richard Draman thought he’d answered when he walked away from his career to focus on curing a genetic defect that is causing his daughter to age at a wildly accelerated rate. But now he and his wife Carly are being forced to come to terms with the fact that eight-year-old Susie’s time is running out. Then they receive an unexpected gift: startling new research into the fundamental secrets of life that could be the miracle they’ve been looking for. Then, Richard is arrested on a trumped-up charge....

    C. says: "Plain Old Thriller"
    "Plain Old Thriller"
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    This book had all the basic ingredients of a thriller. Being chased by the bad guys, a kindly old special-forces guy, and a super rich villain. I guess there's a reason these components work so often. This story struck me as nothing special or new, but none-the-less entertaining. I never had any big surprise moments, but I wasn't bored either.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Calico Joe

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (826)
    Performance
    (723)
    Story
    (720)

    Whatever happened to Calico Joe? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a 21-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz....

    Carolyn Hathaway says: "Baseball fans only"
    "A Quick and Enjoyable Summer Read"
    Overall
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    Not a Grisham lawyer story, but well done. Solid plot, and characters. A nice easy pace that reminds you of a late spring baseball game. I'm not much of a baseball fan (I know just enough of the game to understand what's happening), but really enjoyed this story. It's nice to see a story like this from one of my favorite authors.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daemon

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Daniel Suarez
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7311)
    Performance
    (4323)
    Story
    (4356)

    Thousands of autonomous computer programs, or daemons, make our networked world possible, running constantly in the background of our lives, trafficking e-mail, transferring money, and monitoring power grids. For the most part, daemons are benign, but the same can't always be said for the people who design them.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Really Fast Paced Sci Fi!"
    "Could have been more..."
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    Either this was a bigger story that Suarez had to cut down to this novel, or he bit off more than he could chew. Some great ideas and interesting plot lines here, but I felt he left it unfinished. My criticism is not about some lose ends, but a feeling that the novel was on the cusp of exploring some pretty big ideas, but didn't. Instead the author gave us a monologue at the end that left me unsatisfied.

    However, it wasn't all bad. Worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (645)
    Performance
    (307)
    Story
    (307)

    Thirteen-year-old Mau is the only one left after a giant wave sweeps his island village away. But when much is taken, something is returned, and somewhere in the jungle, Daphne - a girl from the other side of the globe - is the sole survivor of a ship destroyed by the same wave.

    James says: "Transcends categories"
    "All around good story"
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    Been wanting to hear something by Pratchett, but didn't have a good starting place. It was only after I listened to Nation that I realized it was a kids book (or so I've heard). Still really enjoyed it for it's story. It was clever, well paced, and... well, cute.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Company Man

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Joseph Finder
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (728)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (172)

    Nick Conover, the son of a factory worker, is the CEO of a major corporation in a company town. Nick, once the most admired man in Fenwick, Michigan, is now, having presided over massive layoffs, the most despised. A single parent since the recent death of his wife, he's struggling to insulate his 10-year-old daughter and angry 16-year-old son from the town's hostility.

    James says: "Nail-biting suspense"
    "Better than I thought..."
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    A couple of surprises: First, I didn't realize that this was the same author of Paranoid (which I wasn't crazy about). This is particular book was much better. Secondly, I was surprised how the book grew on me. A slow start, and some cardboard characters that I didn't like slowly evolved into a book that had me hooked by the end. I enjoyed how the author pulled in all the threads at the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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