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Tammy

Borger, TX, United States

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  • The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robert M. Hazen
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (424)
    Performance
    (370)
    Story
    (367)

    Earth evolves. From first atom to molecule, mineral to magma, granite crust to single cell to verdant living landscape, ours is a planet constantly in flux. In this radical new approach to Earth’s biography, senior Carnegie Institution researcher and national best-selling author Robert M. Hazen reveals how the co-evolution of the geosphere and biosphere - of rocks and living matter - has shaped our planet into the only one of its kind in the Solar System, if not the entire cosmos.

    Gary says: "Makes minerals interesting"
    "Very interesting and informative!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was well read, interesting and I learned a lot from this book.


    What about Walter Dixon’s performance did you like?

    His voice is very pleasing.


    Any additional comments?

    I will probably listen to this book over and over again!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Society's Child: My Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Janis Ian
    • Narrated By Janis Ian
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (478)
    Performance
    (444)
    Story
    (444)

    Janis Ian was catapulted into the spotlight in 1966 at the age of 15, when her soul-wrenching song "Society's Child" became a hit. But this was only the beginning of a long and illustrious career. In Society's Child, Janis Ian provides a relentlessly honest account of the successes and failures - and the hopes and dreams - of an extraordinary life.

    Pamela J says: "I know why this won the grammy"
    "Not as good as I expected"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I did not realize how dysfuntional Janis Ian was\is. It left me with less admiration for her. I thought her sexual life was too overdone, and I am no prude. It makes one wonder who someone with such intelligence and talent could make such bad choices over and over again! Just a disapointing story. I found it hard to have smypathy for her when it seemed obvious she made her choices with eyes wide open.
    Too much dysfunctional garbage.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Society's Child?

    The constant minage a trios! Way way too much! Just more than I needed to know!


    Any additional comments?

    Sadly, I really would not recommend this book

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Storyteller

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3288)
    Performance
    (2866)
    Story
    (2878)

    Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

    Sue says: "Interesting...different than I thought it would be"
    "WOW If you only read one book this year this is it"
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    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Absoluteley! it starts slow, but as the story unfolds, you will not be able to put this one down.


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

    Very well researched, great ending! Much different than I thought it would be. A lot of history, and it leaves you thinking, "what would I do?"


    Any additional comments?

    This book is not a waste of credits. Very gripping, an eye opener! A definite must!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Queen of Bedlam: A Matthew Corbett Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1249)
    Performance
    (1135)
    Story
    (1125)

    Robert McCammon brings the hero of his previous novel, Matthew Corbett, to 18th-century New York, where a killer wields a bloody and terrifying power over a bustling city carving out its identity - and over Matthew's own uncertain destiny.

    The unsolved murder of a respected doctor has sent ripples of fear throughout a city teeming with life and noise and commerce. Who snuffed out the good man's life with the slash of a blade on a midnight street? The local printmaster has labeled the fiend "the Masker," adding fuel to a volatile mystery...

    Kathy says: "Addicting"
    "Another Great Book by Robert McCammon"
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    If you could sum up The Queen of Bedlam in three words, what would they be?

    BRILLIANT-BRILLIANT-BRILLIANT!!
    This spell binding book is a follow up to McCammon's "Speaks the Nighbird". This author is absolutely amazing! The book starts just a slight bit slower than the first book, but quickly catches up and ends stronger than the first. This book is very hard to put done as it becomes very intense! A GREAT listen! These two books are absolutely not a waste of credits! I am waiting for the next book!


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

    Ballerini's performance is awesome. He is able to give each character a different voice, making the book seem to be read by many narrators. His brilliant performance truly brings these books alive! I will definetly listen to more of his work. His accents bring this book to life! WOW!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2175)
    Performance
    (1934)
    Story
    (1940)

    More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

    Kristina says: "MUST READ/LISTEN"
    "Very informative! A great listen!"
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    What did you love best about Killing Kennedy?

    Although I knew the outcome of this book, we listened, clinging to every word as if the outcome were a mystery! I did learn many things that I did not know. Good book!


    What does Bill O'Reilly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He seems to emphasize the high points bringing drama and suspense at just the right moments.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book! I will listen to all of Bill O'Reilly's books based on how good this book was!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Speaks the Nightbird

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2901)
    Performance
    (2591)
    Story
    (2576)

    The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

    aaron says: "Dark, Twisted Period Piece with GREAT Characters!"
    "WOW! What an awesome book!"
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    Would you listen to Speaks the Nightbird again? Why?

    This is not the type of book that I normally read,but after so many good reviews, I decided to give it a try. I am so glad I choose this book! It will grab you from the very beginning, and you will cling to every word! I could not stop listening to this book! I strongly recommend this book. You will not be sorry, or feel like you have lost a credit!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Speaks the Nightbird?

    The book had so many twist and trurns, it was hard to pick just one moment!


    What about Edoardo Ballerini’s performance did you like?

    EVERYTHING! Perfect for this book, and it seemed as if there were a whole cast of characters! I will definetly listen to more of his performances!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The film that will be talked about for the rest of the year!


    Any additional comments?

    What a great book! I really enjoyed this listen! I have choosen two more of his books, based on how great this book was!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3915)
    Performance
    (3486)
    Story
    (3505)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "LOVED IT!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Killing Lincoln to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version, however, I loved the audio version. Although I knew what was going to happen, this story is written in such a suspenseful way that I often felt on the edge of my seat! The history is accurate, it is very well told and Bill O'Reilly was the perfect person to read this story, although sometimes I felt he might be reading just a little to fast.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The build up just before the assassination. This story really is great from beginning to end.


    Any additional comments?

    Now I can't wait to read the book about the assassination of JFK! I highly recommend this listen. I will be listening to more of O'Reilly's books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Eben Alexander
    • Narrated By Eben Alexander
    Overall
    (1787)
    Performance
    (1554)
    Story
    (1567)

    On November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander was driven into coma by a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. Seven days later, he awakened with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm that were more real than this earthly one - memories that included meeting a deceased birth sister he had never known existed. Dr. Alexander deployed all his knowledge as a scientist to find out whether his mind could have played a trick on him. In its shutdown state, there was no way it could have.

    Kelly says: "Compelling"
    "Very interesting read"
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    What made the experience of listening to Proof of Heaven the most enjoyable?

    The human factor of this story is what made it such an intersting read. The author was truthful in sharing his life and his NDE, with the reader.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The authors truthfulness in his drinking, his heartbreak in feeling rejection from his biological family.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    The description of his NDE. Very interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    The author reads this story, and it truely adds demention and depth. You are able to hear the pain and hurt as he almost cries during one part of the story. His voice was very pleasent and his reading add a lot to this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15764)
    Performance
    (13055)
    Story
    (13692)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Narrator is HORRIBLE! She ruins the story!"
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    Would you try another book from E. L. James and/or Becca Battoe?

    probably not


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    California Gold Rush


    Would you be willing to try another one of Becca Battoe’s performances?

    ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    THe narrator in this book absolutely ruined the whole story for me, and when she tried to lower her voice to sound like a man, it made the whole story seem RIDICULOUS!!! What a waste of time and money!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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