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Christine

THORNLIE, Australia | Member Since 2011

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  • The Burgess Boys: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Strout
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (516)
    Performance
    (440)
    Story
    (445)

    Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan - the Burgess sibling who stayed behind - urgently calls them home.

    Susianna says: "Some Secrets Shouldn't be Kept"
    "Slow. Naration was very good but the story wasn't"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Substance


    Has The Burgess Boys turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, just this author


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It only became interesting at around chapter eight, but it was short lived.


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

    Disappointment


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5905)
    Performance
    (5610)
    Story
    (5620)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Brian says: "Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped"
    "I couldn't stop listening"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really enjoyed this book. Even though the technical information was mostly beyond my grasp of understanding, Extremely well written and well read!


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

    Alone on Mars!


    Any additional comments?

    I would LOVE to see this made into a movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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