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ratings
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  • Moby Dick

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Herman Melville
    • Narrated By William Hootkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (149)

    "Call me Ishmael." Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write "a mighty book about a mighty theme" and so he did. It is a story of one man's obsessive revenge-journey against the white whale, Moby-Dick, who injured him in an earlier meeting. Woven into the story of the last journey of The Pequod is a mesh of philosophy, rumination, religion, history, and a mass of information about whaling through the ages.

    Jessica says: "Excellent, EXCELLENT reading!"
    "Classic in every respect"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Moby Dick to be better than the print version?

    The reading of this book is a performance! I've began looking up book specifically read by William Hootkins. The store is rambling and fragmented at times, you sense Melville has a destination but is in no hurry to get there. His side bar chapters of sailor stories and whale descriptions were like commercials for products I didn't want to buy. But it was all part of the lush tapestry he was weaving so I didn't mind. Overall I loved it! I'd give it a 10>


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Finding Zach

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Rowan Speedwell
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (135)

    For five years, Zach Tyler, son of one of the world’s richest software moguls, was held hostage, tortured, and abused. When he is rescued at last from the Venezuelan jungle, he is physically and psychologically shattered, but he slowly begins to rebuild the life he should have had before an innocent kiss sent him into hell. His childhood best friend David has lived those years with overwhelming guilt and grief. Every relationship David has tried has fallen apart because of his feelings for a boy he thought dead.

    Jane says: "3 ½ stars. I enjoyed the relationship development"
    "Soap Opera"
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    Would you try another book from Rowan Speedwell and/or Paul Morey?

    I find I have little patience for dime store romances gay or straight. I get tired of dialogue that seems purposely mundane and pointless. Example: "What's wrong Zack?" "I dunno..." now repeat that every chapter a dozen times.


    What was most disappointing about Rowan Speedwell’s story?

    The constant "one step forward, two steps back" exchanges between the two principle characters. Toward the end I was skipping chapters just to get this torture over with. I didn't care any more.


    What three words best describe Paul Morey’s voice?

    Just one - competent.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    If the unexamined life is not worth living the OVER examined life is certainly not worth listening to...


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Where the Allegheny Meets the Monongahela

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Felicia Watson
    • Narrated By Jeff Gelder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (59)

    Logan Crane’s life changed dramatically the day a blind fit of temper resulted in him accidentally injuring his wife. Although he’s now in an abuser counseling program, Logan cannot face the real source of his unhappiness: He’s always been attracted to men but has refused to accept it since witnessing an act of violence. During his therapy, Logan meets Nick Zales, a counselor at a shelter for victims of domestic violence. Nick is understandably suspicious of Logan despite an immediate attraction to him. Logan feels the same attraction....

    pierre-luc says: "Satisfying romance and a less-travelled setting"
    "Pleasant Diversion"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This was a nice book to listen to, kept my attention. The characters were believable and interesting. I kept wondering where/how Felicia did her research for this book. A few weeks after listening I found myself at the point in Pittsburg - it's still under construction.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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