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John L Kelley

Utah | Member Since 2015

  • 5 reviews
  • 34 ratings
  • 0 titles in library
  • 43 purchased in 2015

  • The Diagnosis

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Alan Lightman
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    On his way to work one morning, Bill Chalmers suddenly discovers that he cannot remember where he is going, what he is meant to be doing or, indeed, who he is. He remembers only one thing, "The Maximum Information in the Minimum Time", his company's motto. But when his memory returns, it is accompanied by a numbness that gradually affects his entire body.

    deb says: "The Diagnosis"
    "The Diagnosis"

    A well written book however, the story line is so depressing it was painfull to listen to.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Russell says: "Glad I Listened to 11-22-63 First"
    "Yanked From The Yarn"

    Shut up Barbara and just sing; This quote about Barbara Streisand is very appropriate for Stephen King's Under the Dome. The Book is well written with characters of all types, colorful, pitiful, evil, heroic, smart and dumb. The Story line and plot are very well put together. So what is the problem? Well just about every 5 to 10 minutes there is some oblique or direct derogatory comment against Republicans, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin or Christian Fundamentalists. When this happens I find myself distracted from the story and start thinking about Mr. King's Politics and the various things he has said in the last year or two for instance. "I don't want to sound like an ad, a public service ad on TV, but the fact is if you can read, you can walk into a job later on. If you don't, then you've got, the Army, Iraq". I was not a George Bush Fan either but I find these types of remarks in a novel are just a cheap shot at a political point of view or personality the author disagrees with. Further they feel contrived and distract from the natural flow of the tale. For me it clearly Yanks me from the Yarn. Mr. King Like Barbara S is a huge talent but his political voice is small and angry and using his celebrity and works to spread a biased political viewpoint does not serve his image as great story teller.

    89 of 141 people found this review helpful
  • Final Theory: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Mark Alpert
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper

    Columbia University professor David Swift is called to the hospital to comfort his mentor, a physicist who's been brutally attacked. With his last words, the dying man gives his former pupil a seemingly random string of numbers that could hold the key to Einstein's last and greatest secret: Einheitliche Feldtheorie, The Theory of Everything.

    Jerry says: "Such a mixed bag..."
    "Has A Political Agenda"

    The story could have been ok however, the author must still be pissed about the the Gore Bush Election. All the villians come from the Bush Administration. The The Military are a bunch of incompetent thugs. The Hero's are from higer ed hookers and a autisic kid. The Political agenda made it hard finish. Even Rush Limbaugh got a little verbal jab. I regret wasting a credit.

    11 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Purgatory Ridge: Cork O'Connor, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By Jerry Sciarrio

    An explosion at a lumber mill rips the heart right out of a beautiful summer morning and kills the traditional chief of the Iron Lake Ojibwe. Cork O'Connor, former sheriff of Tamarack County, Minnesota, finds himself caught once again in a battle between the two cultures of his heritage: white and Indian. Although a rogue environmentalist known as Eco-Warrior claims responsibility for the bombing, Cork isn't so sure, and he can't help investigating.

    Lehua says: "A bit less grim"
    "Ok Kind of sappy"

    This is a book about an ex Law enforcement officer that keeps his revolver in the glove box and the shells in the a fishing tackle box. I find this kind of mentality all through the book. Written with a liberal agenda good Indians protecting the environment bad white men exploting everything. Want Sheriff's and Indians Read Craig Johnson.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Cadillac Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Tim Dorsey
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Serge A. Storms is back! The one-man crime spree hits no speed bumps as he swings through Tampa, Disney World, and parts south before settling down in Miami Beach to team up with a former sidekick and launch his long-overdue offbeat travel service. It's a labor of love as Serge forces customers to confront the underbelly of the Sunshine State's past and present. Some clients get it; others run for their lives. No matter.

    Paul says: "You Gotta Love Serge!"
    "Cadillac Beach"

    You will laugh till the tears come please get the rest of Dorseys Books

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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