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Frank

Seattle, WA, United States

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  • 6 reviews
  • 14 ratings
  • 205 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
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  • The Power of One

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (2480)
    Performance
    (1323)
    Story
    (1327)

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    Bob says: "Compelling story lifted higher by the narration"
    "Great Read !!"
    Overall

    Imaginative beyond my scope of recollection.It is a story , yes beyond belief, but so interesting and engaging it holds you in its grip.It turns and twists as a good story should, just a wonderful time with a well written book!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nothing to Lose: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (1347)
    Performance
    (808)
    Story
    (797)

    Two lonely towns in Colorado: Hope and Despair. Between them, 12 miles of empty road. Jack Reacher never turns back. It's not in his nature. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets is big trouble. So in Lee Child's electrifying new novel, Reacher - a man with no fear, no illusions, and nothing to lose - goes to war against a town that not only wants him gone, it wants him dead.

    Ed says: "Least favorite of all the Reacher novels"
    "Good"
    Overall

    Jack Reacher, you either Love him or Hate him .The book moves fast and furious as do most all of Lee childs books .
    It is like watching a good shootem up western on late night tv.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Power Play

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Joseph Finder
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (776)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (142)

    When a band of backwoods hunters crash a corporate retreat in the wilderness, executives find themselves held hostage by men who will do anything to get the largest ransom in history. The corporate big shots hadn't wanted junior exec Jake Landry there. But now he's the only one who can save them.

    Art says: "I really wanted to give it four stars!"
    "so so"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I felt it was a very contrived story .To many coincidenses. Maybe just not my cup of tea.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26033)
    Performance
    (12688)
    Story
    (12729)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Great Book"
    Overall

    It will keep your attention ! You cannot wait til the next time to turn it on . I buy Book tapes by the dozens . This is one of the very best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1037)
    Performance
    (516)
    Story
    (518)

    Author of the National Book Award-winning All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy is one of the most provocative American stylists to emerge in the last century. The striking novel Blood Meridian offers an unflinching narrative of the brutality that accompanied the push west on the 1850s Texas frontier.

    Chris says: "Bleak but Fascinating"
    "THE BEST!!"
    Overall

    Ok ! It was a bloody Vicious ride through hell.With many twists and turns . Mr. McCarthy has a way with words that is beyond anything I have read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • At Home in Mitford: The Mitford Years, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jan Karon
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
    (590)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (254)

    It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's 60 years old.

    Shirley says: "You wish you lived there and knew these people"
    "Time capsule"
    Overall

    You seem to drift back in time to a slower cadence.
    Many stories all intriguing, with a sense of sweetness we seem to not have in the world of today.
    Strength of character and purpose . Innocence I thought was gone from this earth.All here still alive and well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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