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Jenny Bauman

South Jordan, Utah

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  • 12 reviews
  • 94 ratings
  • 284 titles in library
  • 28 purchased in 2014
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  • The Eight

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Katherine Neville
    • Narrated By Susan Denaker
    Overall
    (293)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (139)

    New York City, 1972: A dabbler in mathematics and chess, Catherine Velis is also a computer expert for a Big Eight accounting firm. Before heading off to a new assignment in Algeria, Cat has her palm read by a fortune-teller. The woman warns Cat of danger. Then an antiques dealer approaches Cat with a mysterious offer: He has an anonymous client who is trying to collect the pieces of an ancient chess service, purported to be in Algeria. If Cat can bring the pieces back, there will be a generous reward.

    Tango says: "Best Plot-Driven Novel I've Ever Read"
    "A Thrilling Adventure!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I absolutely loved this book! Not only was it action packed, but the characters were well developed, and the structure was perfect. The plot was so creative and I love that it spanned both the globe and centuries. The use of historical figures and events was great! I'll be recommending this book to friends, for sure!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18206)
    Performance
    (16238)
    Story
    (16293)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Unexpected, Gripping, Impossible to "put down""
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I love that I never knew what was coming. Don't even try to predict what's going to happen, because you won't be able to. Loved it!

    0 of 0 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
    (15660)
    Performance
    (12962)
    Story
    (13597)

    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"
    "Meh."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    At first? Hot! At second? Hotish, and a bit... WHOA? But by the seventy millionth time you hear the same sex scene repeated... it just gets lame. This first book was just ok. Enough story to keep you going, but couldn't the author get more creative with her adjectives?! The 2nd and 3rd books have a better story, but the repetitive stuff doesn't stop.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Undomestic Goddess

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    Overall
    (775)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (282)

    Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She's made a mistake so huge, it'll wreck any chance of a partnership.

    Lori O'Lin says: "a dream.."
    "Enjoyable, Fun, Sweet, Great Characters!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I truly enjoyed this, as I do all of Sophie Kinsella's novels. I never want the stories to end, because I love listening to them, and they're the perfect easy lighthearted fun "read."

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • I've Got Your Number: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1237)
    Performance
    (1074)
    Story
    (1067)

    Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect! Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree.

    Erin says: "Pure fun"
    "Funny, charming, cute!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about I've Got Your Number?

    The characters were very likable and believable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of I've Got Your Number?

    The woods


    Which character ??? as performed by Jayne Entwistle ??? was your favorite?

    Poppy


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

    The woods texting!


    Any additional comments?

    Didn't want it to end!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of Fallen Angels: The Mortal Instruments, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Ed Westwick, Molly C. Quinn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2359)
    Performance
    (1872)
    Story
    (1903)

    City of Fallen Angels take up where City of Glass left off. With Valentine out of the way, Clary thought she and Jace could finally be together--but when someone starts murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine's Circle and leaving their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to destroy the new peace between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, she realizes the past can never be left entirely behind.

    Tabitha says: "Hmm..."
    "Great Story, but Molly Quinn is awful!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I love the story. The story is great. No complaints. Ed Westwick is fantastic. However, Molly Quinn is almost unlistenable! "Gently" is not pronounced "Gintly". "Tentacles" is not pronounced "Tinticles." I can usually tolerate sub-par narration, but Molly's mispronounciation of the letter E was unbearable.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16354)
    Performance
    (12823)
    Story
    (12901)

    As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

    Troy says: "Chapter and part breaks are incorrect"
    "The Best Book I Have Ever Read"
    Overall

    The entire Song of Ice and Fire series is wonderful, but this book by far is the best. Nobody weaves a tale quite like George R. R. Martin, and he is at his absolute best in this book. At the end of each Point Of View Chapter, I wish it hadn't ended. Then, by the end of the next one, I wished THAT one hadn't ended. The story propels you, and surprises you again and again and again. Fantastic. Furthermore, Roy Dotrice is an absolute master. The narration in this series is second to none.

    0 of 2 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
    Overall
    (10307)
    Performance
    (5216)
    Story
    (5251)

    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.

    Venita says: "Lenghtly but good, ending was rushed"
    "Gripping, Heart-wrenching, Captivating."
    Overall

    I'm amazed that King was able to create such a LARGE amount of characters, and have me care so deeply about them. This book features a huge cast, but you don't get lost. Listening to it, you feel like a citizen of this town along with all the others. And Jim Rennie is just about the hardest-to-stomach villain I've ever read. Yet, in his evilness, there is humor. I laughed at how horrible he was. I loved this book... and was captivated from the very beginning. I was shocked it was 32 hours long... it just sailed by. Great read!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By James Redfield
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (593)
    Performance
    (261)
    Story
    (268)

    A compelling story of intrigue, suspense, and revelation, The Celestine Prophecy begins when an ancient manuscript is found amid ruins deep in the Peruvian jungle. Revealing nine key insights that are critical to the evolution of the human race, it contains secrets that are changing the world, and reveals how to make connections to events happening in listeners' lives right now.

    Jordan says: "Powerful Material"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    This is one of my favorite books of all time. I love the Narrator, but I think that the production was a bit too much with the dramatic music and the inserted laughter after "he laughed". It could have done without that. That made it a bit cheesy. And this book is so spectacular it really didn't need the added theatrics.

    However, this is a must-listen or read for everyone!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Reef

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (151)

    The Reef is the story of Tate Beaumont, a beautiful young student of marine archeology - and of Matthew Lassiter, a sea-scarred young man who shares her dream of finding Anguelique's Curse, the jeweled amulet surrounded by legend and said to be long lost at the bottom of the sea.

    Kerri says: "My 1st Nora Roberts book......."
    "A boring cliche, and disappointment"
    Overall

    I'm usually really easy to please, and not a harsh critic, but I totally couldn't get into this book. I'll admit, this was my first attempt at Nora Roberts. Are all her books this way? I love the genre of adventure / romance, which is why I bought this. But I could NOT latch on to the characters at all, and before I knew it they were already "in love", when I didn't think anything had even begun. It felt like I missed something, but I didn't. The Heroine falls for this guy before there is even any build up or anything desirable about him! Very strange. It made it impossible to feel any connection whatsoever.

    Maybe it is the narration that I didn't like. It's read very very quickly, with no pause between sentences or phrases, as if she were trying to just get through the thing. Also, the accents just lost me.

    I didn't even download the second half of this book. 2 hours in, I give up.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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