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Robert W Fernekees

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  • 78 ratings
  • 379 titles in library
  • 32 purchased in 2014
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  • A Spot of Bother: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Mark Haddon
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    At 61, George Hall is settling down to a comfortable retirement. Then his tempestuous daughter, Katie, announces that she is getting remarried, to the deeply inappropriate Ray. Her family is not pleased and Katie can't decide if she loves Ray or loves the wonderful way he has with her son, Jacob. Her mother, Jean, is a bit put out by all the planning and arguing the wedding has occasioned, which get in the way of her quite fulfilling late-life affair with one of her husband's ex-colleagues.

    Robert W Fernekees says: "If you loved"
    "If you loved"
    Overall

    I read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,and I hoped this book would be as good. I wasn't disappointed. I'm now a confirmed Mark Hadden fan.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Sound of No Hands Clapping: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Toby Young
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    When even his friends refer to him in print as "a balding, bug-eyed opportunist with the looks of a beach ball, the charisma of a glove-puppet, and an ego the size of a Hercules supply plane", the odds of Toby Young scoring, in any sense, appear to be slim. But then How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, his account of the five years he spent trying (and failing) to take Manhattan, improbably catapults Toby to best sellerdom, and his book is translated into 12 languages, including American.

    Robert W Fernekees says: "Fun Distraction"
    "Fun Distraction"
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    Performance
    Story

    After "How to Lose..." I developed a soft spot for this schlub. I'm not sure if his self professed callow life just makes me feel better about myself or what, but I admit to enjoying his over the top self deprecating humor. I couldn't read his books back-to-back, but I'll revisit the smarmy clown next time he writes one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Highest Tide: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jim Lynch
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (41)

    One moonlit night, 13-year-old Miles O'Malley slips out of his house, packs up his kayak, and goes exploring on the flats of Puget Sound. But what begins as an ordinary hunt for starfish, snails, and clams is soon transformed by an astonishing sight: a beached giant squid. As the first person to ever see a giant squid alive, the speed-reading, Rachel Carson-obsessed insomniac instantly becomes a local curiosity.

    J. Huebert says: "13 going on 30"
    "Unexpected surprise"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm not sure why I bought this book but I was unexpectedly surprised that it was so enjoyable. Its has a interesting plot and lots of information on sea life which was also something that I found very interesting.

    All and all, I'd reccommend this quiet book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Under and Alone

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By William Queen
    • Narrated By William Queen
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (27)

    In 1998, William Queen was a veteran law enforcement agent with a lifelong love of motorcycles and a lack of patience with paperwork. When a "confidential informant" made contact with his boss at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, offering to take an agent inside the San Fernando chapter of the Mongols (the scourge of Southern California, and one of the most dangerous gangs in America), Queen jumped at the chance.

    Joesph says: "terrific"
    "Engrossing book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I found this autobiographical account very engrossing and finished it in a couple of listens.

    The book is narrated by its author who adds an extra layer of realism to this fascinating story.

    I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys the History or Discovery channels.

    Worthwhile.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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