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Amy

Olathe, KS, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 10 reviews
  • 32 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • The Museum of Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely (translator)
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    Kemal, scion of one of the city's wealthiest families, is about to become engaged to Sibel, daughter of another prominent family, when he encounters Füsun, a beautiful shopgirl and a distant relation. Once the long-lost cousins violate the code of virginity, a rift begins to open between Kemal and the world of the Westernized Istanbul bourgeosie - a world, as he lovingly describes it, with opulent parties and clubs, society gossip, picnics, and mansions on the Bosphorus, infused with the melancholy of decay.

    Rebecca Lindroos says: "one of the very best I've ever heard"
    "A great novel, but it frustrated me."
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    I recognize this as a great novel. It could have also been a great love story, but I think it ultimately fails in that regard. As a westerner, I simply lost respect for the main characters in their lack of taking control over their own lives. While, I think that was part of the point of the story, it was very frustrating. Especially considering the length of the book. I enjoyed learning about Istanbul and how its society operated during that time. Someday I would like to visit the museum in Turkey. The very best thing about this audio book is the narrator. John Lee is the best narrator I have ever listened to. Wonderful performance!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Face the Music: A Life Exposed

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Paul Stanley
    • Narrated By Paul Stanley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (128)

    In Face the Music, Paul Stanley - the co-founder and famous "Starchild" frontman of KISS - reveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible lows in his life both inside and outside the band. Face the Music is the shocking, funny, smart, inspirational story of one of rock’s most enduring icons and the group he helped create, define, and immortalize. Stanley mixes compelling personal revelations and gripping, gritty war stories that will surprise even the most steadfast member of the KISS Army.

    Zachary K. Brown says: "A Book That Every KISS Fan Need Experience"
    "LOVED this book!"
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    I'll start out by saying that I've been a lifelong KISS fan. However, I was completely surprised by this book. Paul Stanley is a humble, sensitive, real guy. It is a real treat to hear him tell his amazing story in his own voice. I came away from this book a much bigger fan of his than I would have ever thought. He is a true inspiration how he overcame his difficulties in early life to rise up and be an extremely successful musician. Through it all, he stayed real and a very respectable guy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sir Charles: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles Barkley

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr)
    • By Charles Barkley, Rick Reilly
    • Narrated By Charles Barkley
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    During the first quarter versus Philadelphia Wednesday night, Houston'sCharles Barkley lost his balance, rupturing a tendon in his knee. The injuryleft Barkley with no choice but to end what was to be his final basketballseason. Known for making news on and off the court, Barkley goes one-one-onewith himself in his autobiography, Sir Charles.

    Kathy says: "Print vs Audio"
    "Sir Charles Rules!"
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    This book was written a while ago, but remains a classic because of Sir Charles' insight of the world. It's extra-special to hear Charles read it himself. I always appreciate Charles' honesty and willingness to say the truth, even if it's not what everyone wants to hear or even if it's not politically correct. Very few people in the public eye are that brave.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Makes Noise

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Gregory Widen
    • Narrated By David de Vries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    On a summer’s night in 1955, CIA officer Michael Suslov is summoned to a secret vault in the heart of Buenos Aires. His mission: transport the corpse of Eva Perón to a safe hiding place in the wake of her husband’s fall from power. But before Michael can comply, everything goes tragically, horribly wrong.... Fifteen years later, Suslov is a ghost of a man living off the radar - and the only soul alive that knows where Evita is buried. When a shadow from his past appears and asks him for help in bringing the body home, as part of a peace deal to end the civil war tearing Argentina apart, Michael agrees, hoping this last mission will quiet the demons from his former life.

    Amy says: "Over-the-top absurd"
    "Over-the-top absurd"
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    This is a really neat idea for a book, but it went way beyond the believable and wound up on the corny side. In one word: disappointment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Charles Barkley, edited by Michael Wilbon
    • Narrated By Charles Barkley
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Charles Barkley has never been shy about expressing his opinions. Michael Jordan once said that we all want to say the things that Barkley says, but we don't dare. Many people are going to be shocked and scandalized by I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It, but many more will stand up and cheer. One way or another, if more blood hasn't reached your brain by the time you've finished this book, maybe you've been embalmed.

    Jennifer says: "Interesting Insights for a Sports Fan"
    "You go, Sir Charles!"
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    Charles Barkley is one of the great heroes of modern times. He says exactly what is on his mind and in complete honesty. Very few others are willing to do that. In this book he tackles some difficult issues in a humble, honest way. I wish he would write a follow-up!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By Pattie Boyd, Penny Junor
    • Narrated By Pattie Boyd
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (40)

    An iconic figure of the 1960s and '70s, Pattie Boyd breaks a 40-year silence in Wonderful Tonight, and tells the story of how she found herself bound to two of the most addictive, promiscuous musical geniuses of the 20th century and became the most famous muse in the history of rock and roll.

    Chris says: "Interesting, but too short"
    "An absolute gem!"
    Overall
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    What a treat to hear Pattie tell her story with her own voice! Pattie does a wonderful job at telling her amazing life-story. While a lot of her story is sad, much of it is extraordinary and joyful. Who would not want to be her? My only complaint is that I wish it were not abridged.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mick Jagger

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Philip Norman
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (29)

    Philip Norman has long towered above other rock biographers with his definitive studies of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Buddy Holly, and John Lennon - legends whom the world thought it knew, but who came to life as never before through the meticulousness of Norman's research, the sweep of his cultural knowledge, and the brilliance of his writing. Now Norman turns to a rock icon who is the most notorious yet enigmatic of them all.

    qtvxzplr says: "Subpar bio made worse by awful narrator"
    "Interesting"
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    This book was interesting, but not overly compelling. Jagger is such an interesting person, but I didn't get a really intimate feel from the book, perhaps that is just due to a guarded man though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Arnold Schwarzenegger
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (527)
    Performance
    (479)
    Story
    (478)

    Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

    Russell says: "Totally Worth It"
    "An incredible life!"
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    What at amazing man Arnold is! He was able to conquer so many things in life out of sheer will and determination! His work ethic is so admirable. I found the part about his California governship to be a little slow, but other than that, this book was extremely entertaining. An added bonus is that the author reads the first and last chapters of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10316)
    Performance
    (5589)
    Story
    (5620)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "Incredible!!!"
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    This is one of the most amazing books ever! The story draws you in and you are right there with the characters. While difficult to listen to at times, you just can't leave the characters all alone on the ocean. The narrater is just perfect for this story. Long live Richard Parker!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Snow White Must Die

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Nele Neuhaus
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1194)
    Performance
    (1037)
    Story
    (1032)

    On a rainy November day, police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to a mysterious traffic accident: a woman has fallen from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed. The investigation leads Pia and Oliver to a small village, and the home of the victim, Rita Cramer. On a September evening eleven years earlier, two seventeen-year-old girls vanished from the village without a trace.

    C. Vincent says: "Great narrator, unbelievable, never-ending story"
    "Surprisingly good!"
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    I thought this was going to be a piece of fluff. But it was highly entertaining! There were so many twists and turns. Also, there were so many potential villians and actual villains and victims. It keeps you guessing until the very end!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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