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James

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  • Winter of the World: The Century Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5373)
    Performance
    (4548)
    Story
    (4559)

    Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

    Tim says: "Brilliant Sequel"
    "good, not as good as the first"
    Overall
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    Story
    Where does Winter of the World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    He skipped ahead quite a bit. Instead of following the characters we liked in the first book, the characters are all new. Keep that in mind and you will enjoy the first chapters more.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have spent a little time catching the reader up on the lives of the characters they like.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the historial context is my favorite.


    Who was the most memorable character of Winter of the World and why?

    Daisy


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Ship: NUMA Files, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (478)
    Performance
    (425)
    Story
    (423)

    When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Did he see an old friend and her children drown? Or was the yacht abandoned when he came aboard? For reasons he cannot explain, Kurt doesn't trust either version of his recollection.

    D. R. Stanley says: "Fabulous!"
    "not close to his best work"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Ghost Ship?

    the story never really picked up into the heat and excitement of his other titles.


    Has Ghost Ship turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    no


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Ghost Ship?

    I would have covered more of the ghost ship. It was not a big enough part of the story


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Barbara Ehrenreich
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (102)

    Americans are a "positive" people - cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: this is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive, we are told, is the key to success and prosperity. In this utterly original take on the American frame of mind, Barbara Ehrenreich traces the strange career of our sunny outlook from its origins as a marginal 19th-century healing technique to its enshrinement as a dominant, almost mandatory, cultural attitude.

    Susan says: "Finally an Answer to "The Secret""
    "Liberal, demeaning, sarcastic, anti-faith garbage"
    Overall

    This book was recommended to me by a local bookstore. I went to the end of it, hoping to find a single redeeming quality. I found only one, she did lots of research. It did nothing for me. A waist of time.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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