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Mesmer2011

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  • Gun, with Occasional Music

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (66)

    Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems - not the least of which are the rabbit in his waiting room and the trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. Near-future Oakland is an ominous place where evolved animals function as members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage. In this brave new world, Metcalf has been shadowing the wife of an affluent doctor, perhaps falling a little in love with her at the same time.

    Darwin8u says: "SF SLAMS into a hard-boiled, noir pulp!"
    "Need a prequel and sequel"
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    If you could sum up Gun, with Occasional Music in three words, what would they be?

    Hammet , Drugs and a Kangaroo


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Quaint amusing plot introducing science gone Wrong mutated animal characters it was extremely enjoyable listening to the wonderfully drawn caricatures of the inhabitants of this bay area bizarre family. It was not a story glorifying drugs but rather a scene of the future of psychopharmacology industry It was very well done and it's a shame that it's still not in a series run


    Which character – as performed by Nick Sullivan – was your favorite?

    The detective, the kangaroo ,the baby heads ,the gorilla and every last other one of the players


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was in shock and awe at how close this came to my InVisioning of the future


    Any additional comments?

    Laythan should rearrange his priorities and write this in full series of fun and laughter

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art Forger

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By B. A. Shapiro
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (888)
    Performance
    (775)
    Story
    (776)

    Making a living reproducing famous artworks for a popular online retailer and desperate to improve her situation, Claire is lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting - a Degas masterpiece stolen from the Gardner Museum - in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when that very same long-missing Degas painting is delivered to Claire's studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery. Her desperate search for the truth leads Claire into a labyrinth of deceit where secrets hidden since the late 19th century may be the only evidence that can now save her life.

    Cynthia says: "The Art Forger"
    "Art stolen , Art rediscovered."
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    If you could sum up The Art Forger in three words, what would they be?

    The theft of the Gardner Museum comes to life in a story of a colorful female painter. The book itself is a work of art. Beautiful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Claire,main female character with a immense amount of creativity and believability.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The intimate moment of the opening of the painting and the spell it cast.


    If you could take any character from The Art Forger out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Main character - the fun and charming Claire.


    Any additional comments?

    If you ever picked up a paint brush in your life, you will be taken to the next step in the process of creating your masterpiece.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Borderline: A Hard Case Crime Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Mike Dennis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    On the border between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico, five lives are about to collide - with fatal results. This is MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block at his rawest and most visceral, a bloody, bawdy, brutal story of passion and punishment - and of lines that were never meant to be crossed - available for the first time in 50 years!

    Wag The Fox says: "South of the border, down Mexico way."
    "Sexual, Real,Horrifyingly Brutal Great Dime Novel"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Borderline to be better than the print version?

    The dead pan but easy listening created a feel of a well done voice over Micky Splane story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Never realized how impressive the writing was back in the day of the dime novel. Wickedly cool, tauntingly sexual and horrifyingly real thoughts from a moronic serial killer. Eros Pathos and Thanatos (Love, Pain and Death.) It you want it - it is in Borderline.


    Which character – as performed by Mike Dennis – was your favorite?

    The gambler.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Tag Line might be Late Night Drives to Juarez.


    Any additional comments?

    Next read "Galveston" Written by 2014 Emmy Award Winning writer Nic P. for True Detectives with Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Amy Jen Su, Muriel Maignan Wilkins
    • Narrated By Karen Saltus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    People are drawn to, and influenced by, leaders who communicate authentically, connect with people, and have immediate impact. So how do you become one? How can you learn to “own the room?” This book will help you develop your leadership presence. The authors offer a simple and compelling framework as well as practices for developing your "signature voice." Wherever you sit in an organization, you can develop presence if you are able to do two things well: demonstrate your authentic value and distinction; and connect to others in a positive way.

    Justin says: "WARNING: Not suitable for an audible book"
    "Smokin Hot way to the Front of the Stage"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Realistically, what you would expect of a coaching book is mostly change your mind set or learn to sell something. These authors have brought the art of enhancing your personal and professional presence into the new world. I am taking the tips and redoing my entire presentation on the national stage, now feeling comfortable in my style enhanced by their sound advice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No characters, book was metaphorical in its teaching approach


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Excitement and turns you into a powerful energetic force


    Any additional comments?

    Wish they wrote it ten years ago

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By David Finch
    • Narrated By David Finch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (108)

    At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, "What is wrong with my husband?!" In David Finch's case, this turns out to be an apt question. Five years after he married Kristen, the love of his life, they learn that he has Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis explains David's ever-growing list of quirks and compulsions, his lifelong propensity to quack and otherwise melt down in social exchanges, and his clinical-strength inflexibility. But it doesn't make him any easier to live with.

    Patrick says: "I wish I had read this many years ago"
    "The Qurky Male Brain"
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    If you could sum up The Journal of Best Practices in three words, what would they be?

    Quirky male brain


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Journal of Best Practices?

    Early chapters where he describes how he discovered his over focused brain


    What about David Finch’s performance did you like?

    I think any other Author this might've been a too big of a challenge type of book however this author described his life in wonderful terms and gentle kind voice with a lot of compassion for himself his wife and his family it was very endearing and enlightening


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I felt that more men needed to know what that the mail has the potential for this type of overfocused brain as we have two communications centers versus five in the female brain I was delighted and is static and relieved to find this point well written and documented


    Any additional comments?

    All geeks need to read this book. If they want the relationship to go right in their life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nano

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robin Cook
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (282)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (240)

    Pia Grazdani, the embattled medical student from Death Benefit, decides to take a year off from her medical studies and escape New York City. Intrigued by the promise of the burgeoning field of medical technology and the chance to clear her head, Pia takes a job at Nano, LLC, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology insititute in the picturesque foothills of the Rockies. Nano, LLC is ahead of the curve in the competitive world of molecular manufacturing, including the construction of microbivores, tiny nano-robots with the ability to gobble up viruses and bacteria. But the corporate campus is a place of secrets.

    Gerald says: "First time review"
    "Totally Believable with a great subplot"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Nano to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes


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

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The New, New World of Science Engineering Meets Reality in 2013


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the creative visuals including the descriptions of Colorado.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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