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Member Since 2009

  • 6 reviews
  • 8 ratings
  • 206 titles in library
  • 23 purchased in 2014

  • Not Taco Bell Material

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Adam Carolla
    • Narrated By Adam Carolla

    Funnyman Adam Carolla is known for two things: hilarious rants about things that drive him crazy and personal stories about everything from his hardscrabble childhood to his slacker friends to the hypocrisy of Hollywood. He tackled rants in his first book, and now he tells his best stories and debuts some never-before-heard tales as well. Adam Carolla started broke and blue collar and has now been on the Hollywood scene for over 15 years. Yet he never lost his underdog demeanor.

    Brett says: "Not bad but uneven and not revealing."
    "Polished Carolla"

    Loved it???.. totally worth spending a credit, very fun to hear these stories told by the author. Each chapter is filled with fun and impressive stories backed up with thoughtful life lessons. This book should be considered therapy for both Carolla and the reader. I kind of hate his mom after hearing some of the crappy things she put him through.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Candice Millard
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil.

    Melinda says: "Marvelous, Magnificent, Millard"
    "Not River of Doubt"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Very interesting story, full of villains and heroes. After a few hours the facts seem to be just a little too accurate for such a long time ago. The story unnecessarily drags on.

    What could Candice Millard have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The story lost credibility by the time of the assassination. Again too many facts that are conveniently woven into the narrative. I did not need to know that Garfield's father in law was with the presidents children at the time of that assassination. Move along!

    Do you think Destiny of the Republic needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Ya, maybe the detailed story about Garfield's undertaker and how he had the worlds most complete used stamp collection.

    Any additional comments?


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The End of Illness

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By David B. Agus
    • Narrated By Holter Graham

    Can we live robustly until our last breath? Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives? In The End of Illness, David B. Agus, MD, one of the world’s leading cancer doctors, researchers, and technology innovators, tackles these fundamental questions, challenging long-held wisdoms and dismantling misperceptions about what “health” means.

    Roderick says: "The "techie" medicine needs!"
    "Slow and boring"

    This book was not what was advertised. No new information, just a money grab by the author. Don't waste a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton

    Why we think it’s a great listen: When it comes to author/narrator pairings, nobody tops James Lee Burke and Will Patton in the Robicheaux thrillers. Beloved Burke hero Detective Dave Robicheaux here returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders. Seven young women in neighboring Jefferson Davis Parish have been brutally murdered. While the crimes have all the telltale signs of a serial killer, the death of Bernadette Latiolais, a high-school honor student, doesn’t fit.

    Gardner says: "Best Yet... Almost"
    "OK....go for the abridged"

    I believe most these reviews are planted by the publisher. 5 stars......really? The plot becomes so poor and flawed you feel dumb just for continuing to listen. The abridged version would be entertaining, yet not waste 4 hours of your life with unnecessary twists and implausible violence. I wish I had the credit back.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Daemon

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Daniel Suarez
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner

    Thousands of autonomous computer programs, or daemons, make our networked world possible, running constantly in the background of our lives, trafficking e-mail, transferring money, and monitoring power grids. For the most part, daemons are benign, but the same can't always be said for the people who design them.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Really Fast Paced Sci Fi!"

    This book was writen to be a bad movie.
    Lots of tech lingo with weak clich? characters. Big mean FBI guys and perverted evil nerd villains. Don't waste your time.

    7 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Symbol Part 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael

    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

    F. Hayek says: "Do yourself a favoe, pick up a good book"
    "18 hours you will never get back"

    Run away.....poor plot, crappy characters and really bad science. Dan Brown sold a weak book on the merits of his past work.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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