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Tampa, FL, United States | Member Since 2007

  • 3 reviews
  • 25 ratings
  • 223 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe
    • Narrated By Glenn Beck, Brian Sack

    In the words of Harvard economist Niall Ferguson, the United States is “an empire on the edge of chaos.” Why? Glenn Beck thinks the answer is pretty simple: Because we’ve turned our backs on the Constitution. Yes, our country is financially broke, but that’s just a side effect of our broken spirit, our broken faith in government, the broken promises by our leaders, and a broken political system that has centralized power at the expense of individual rights.

    Antoine says: "First Beck Book Read"
    "It's Okay"

    There are lots of historical references (I did not verify), but it seems some of the opinions expressed were a bit off the wall and incomplete. Being fiscally conservative and anti-big government, the book is a good read (listen) but doesn't ring well with the conclusions. Question government motivations and question the thought processes and conclusions of this book.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Pirate Latitudes

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The Caribbean, 1665. A remote colony of the English Crown, the island of Jamaica holds out against the vast supremacy of the Spanish empire. Port Royal, its capital, is a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses. In this steamy climate there's a living to be made, a living that can end swiftly by disease - or by dagger. For Captain Charles Hunter, gold in Spanish hands is gold for the taking, and the law of the land rests with those ruthless enough to make it.

    Eva Gannon says: "Perhaps An Early Work?"
    "What was that?"
    What would have made Pirate Latitudes better?

    The story was disjointed and campy. My guess was an outline was created with maybe 12-15 points and everything else was fluff to get to the points - and then they were quickly and predictidly run through. This book should just not have been published.

    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I have a number of backlogged books. I will probably listen to The Periodic Table next.

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

    I was pretty disappointed with this book. To this point I have like Michael Crichton novels, but clearly this was completely out of his realm.

    Any additional comments?

    I would advise skipping this novel. It was just poorly written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Impact

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A brilliant meteor lights up the Maine coast and two young women borrow a boat and set out for a distant island to find the impact crater. A scientist at the National Propulsion Facility discovers an inexplicable source of gamma rays in the outer Solar System. He is found decapitated, the data missing.High resolution NASA images reveal an unnatural feature hidden in the depths of a crater on Mars and it appears to have been activated. Sixty hours and counting.

    adam says: "Not good"

    Where to begin...
    The story is not believable. In some of the simplist of dialogs you are expected to just accept certain things that in the real world would just not happen.
    I don't know if there is supposed to be a "Part II", but the ending was, well, pretty darn poor.
    There are a number of unexplained subplots that were not explored past a certain point.
    The characters are either cheesy or unbelievable.
    I couldn't recommend this book to anyone. I have read some of Mr. Preston's other books and this work is poor in comparison.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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