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Jon

Klamath Falls, OR, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Michelle Alexander
    • Narrated By Karen Chilton
    Overall
    (326)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (282)

    In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans.

    Alisha says: "Great Book a must read for every American!"
    "Inexcusable and indefensible."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The New Jim Crow the most enjoyable?

    This book documents the war on drugs with all of its impact on our society. While the war may benefit the owners of commercial jails, the impact on people of color is tragic. It is hard to imagine that this book cn be ignored, and change is inevitable if .it is widely read by intelligent and honest people.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All that is necessary for evil totriumph is for good people to do nothing. I doubt that anyone, even Republicans, will read this book and not seek change..


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

    No


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Light of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1007)
    Performance
    (896)
    Story
    (887)

    In Light of the World, sadist and serial killer Asa Surrette narrowly escaped the death penalty for the string of heinous murders. But following a series of damning articles written by Dave Robicheaux’s daughter Alafair about possible other crimes committed by Surette, the killer escapes from a prison transport van and heads to Montana - where an unsuspecting Dave happens to have gone to take in the sweet summer air, accompanied by Alafair, his wife Molly, faithful partner Clete, and Clete’s newfound daughter, Gretchen Horowitz.

    Dave says: "Burke is still the best"
    "A disappointment"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Light of the World better?

    A new author with a good plot and more believable characters.


    What was most disappointing about James Lee Burke’s story?

    The plot and the characters.


    What didn’t you like about Will Patton’s performance?

    He might be better than the book.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I may not have read enough to find something I like.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Millionaires

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (569)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (208)

    Charlie and Oliver Caruso are brothers who work at Greene & Greene, a private bank so exclusive you need two million dollars just to be a client. But when the door of success slams in their faces, they're faced with an offer they can't refuse: three million dollars in an abandoned account. No one knows it exists, and even better, it doesn't belong to anyone.

    Glenn says: "EASILY as good as Grisham"
    "Complicated, improbable plot."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about The Millionaires? What did you like least?

    The pace of the plot sustained interest, while plot was imaginative but unlikely to ever happen.


    Would you recommend The Millionaires to your friends? Why or why not?

    NO


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is good enough to keep one listening, while I would not have finished the book if reading.


    Could you see The Millionaires being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Charlie Huston
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    Webster Fillmore Goodhue has found temporary work as one of the mop-up crew for the Los Angeles County crime division. In other words, he cleans up grisly crime scenes for the cops. When the daughter of a recent Malibu suicide victim asks for his help cleaning up after her brother has gotten into a little trouble, every cell in Web's brain is telling him to turn her down. But she's very attractive, and before he knows it, he's well on his way to getting his face kicked in.

    Alan says: "Funny!"
    "Gross"
    Overall

    Charlie will never be confused with Charles Dickens.

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful

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