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  • Gentlemen and Players

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Joanne Harris
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    For generations, privileged young men have attended St. Oswald's Grammar School for Boys, groomed for success by the likes of Roy Straitley, the eccentric Classics teacher who has been a fixture there for more than 30 years. But this year the wind of unwelcome change is blowing, and Straitley is finally contemplating retirement. He is joined this term by five new faculty members, including one who holds intimate and dangerous knowledge of St. Oswald's ways and secrets.

    Leslie says: "Wonderful read"

    I really enjoyed this novel. In addition to being quite a good suspense story, it has all sorts of great little pieces of sly humor about educational bureaucracy and academic foibles. I loved it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Of Rice and Men

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Richard Galli
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Spreading democracy takes more than cutting-edge military hardware. Winning the hearts and minds of a troubled nation is a special mission we give to bewildered young soldiers who can't speak the native language, don't know the customs, can't tell friends from enemies, and, in this wonderfully outrageous Iraq-era novel about Vietnam, wonder why they have to risk their lives spraying peanut plants, inoculating pigs, and hauling miracle rice seed for Ho Chi Minh.

    Michael says: "I really liked it"

    Wonderfully read, with just the right amount of irony in the narrator's voice. I agree with the other reviewers who compared this to Catch-22, although I found it less bitter. Ironic and wry, yet compassionate in its treatment of war's idiocies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fat, Fifty, and Fxxxed!: A Fast & Furious Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Geoffrey McGeachin
    • Narrated By Peter Hosking

    Martin Carter is having a crook day. His home life's a misery, he's been retrenched by the bank, and everyone's forgotten his birthday. But a million-dollar payroll, a pistol, and a split-second decision change everything. Hurtling north on a motorcycle with the intriguing Faith, Martin encounters a mysterious hit-man, a new-age bike gang, a reclusive media mogul, and the booby-trapped mountain hideout of an old schoolmate.

    Judy says: "Delightful"

    This is the perfect book for a long drive or while doing chores. It's a very funny roimp through the Australian countryside with a bank manager who has just turned fifty and decides to rob his bank branch that just closed and chuck it all. You will laugh out loud. Very enjoyable.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Juror

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
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    In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper.

    Danielle says: "Grisham's Finest"
    "Great narrator"

    Fascinating story of small town southern life. Michael Beck is an outstanding reader.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Criminalization of Christianity: Listen to This Before It Becomes Illegal!

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Janet L. Folger
    • Narrated By Janet L. Folger

    There is a war going on for the future of our country. Most people know that. What they may not know is that if Christians lose, the result won't merely be enduring public policy we disagree with, it will be a prison sentence for those who oppose it. We've all seen the attack coming. First the Supreme Court said kids can't pray in school. Then the Ten Commandments were ripped from the classrooms.

    Matt says: "She truthfully draws the line"
    "Utterly ridiculous"

    I listened to this more out of curiosity than anything else. The author's theme is preposterous and she provides only unfounded illogical statements.

    45 of 86 people found this review helpful
  • The Defection of A.J. Lewinter: A Novel of Duplicity

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Before The Company, Robert Littell made a name for himself with The Defection of A.J. Lewinter. Hailed as "a perfect little gem" and a "concise, smart, and funny [novel that] turns Cold War spy cliches on their head," A.J. Lewinter tells the story of an insignificant American scientist whose defection to the Soviet Union becomes a terrifying political chess match of deceit and treachery. Not to be missed!

    Michael Koscielski says: "The Defection of A.J. Lewinter"
    "Scott Brick is masterful"

    I thought this was an excellent novel of the spy genre. I continue to be impressed with Scott Brick as a reader who manages to separate characters without substantial differences in voices. At one point a character is coughing and he manages to switch voices and coughing in a very believable manner.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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