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Cheryl

Douglasville, GA, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • Tularosa

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Michael McGarrity
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (635)
    Performance
    (569)
    Story
    (565)

    In a wicked conspiracy reaching across the Mexican border, Tularosa pits a jaded ex-cop against tight-lipped Army personnel, hired thugs, and smooth-talking outlaws. Forced into retirement by a crippling gunshot wound, Santa Fe policeman Kevin Kerney seeks solitude on a small New Mexico ranch far from the nearest neighbor. But when his godson disappears without a trace into the harsh, high-security desert of the White Sands Missile Range, Kerney emerges to search for the young soldier.

    Spinner says: "Would like to hear the entire series!"
    "The first in the series and a great story!"
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    This is the first book I have ever read by the author Michael McGarrity. I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent police mystery. I loved the main character Kevin Kerney, and the plot of the story with its secrets was great. I also liked the New Mexico setting that the story was set in.

    Definitely a fun read and excellent narration by George Guidall.

    I have put the next book in the series on my wish list, Mexican Hat, and look forward to reading it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Andersonville

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By MacKinlay Kantor
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (312)

    Acclaimed as the greatest novel ever written about the War Between the States, this searing Pulitzer Prize-winning book captures all the glory and shame of America's most tragic conflict in the vivid, crowded world of Andersonville, and the people who lived outside its barricades. Based on the author's extensive research and nearly 25 years in the making, MacKinlay Kantor's best-selling masterwork tells the heartbreaking story of the notorious Georgia prison where 50,000 Northern soldiers suffered.

    Gillian says: "Worthy of the Pulitzer"
    "I could not finish the book"
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    I was very disappointed in the book because I could not get connected with any of the characters to make the story more personable. I would have rather read "The History of Andersonville" than this book. This book was so boring, I could not finish reading it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Golem and the Jinni: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Helene Wecker
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11092)
    Performance
    (10231)
    Story
    (10221)

    Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

    Tango says: "Enchanting Debut Novel - Delicious!"
    "A Very Captivating Story"
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    I enjoyed following the two mythic creatures, Ahmed the Jinni and Chava who was a Golem. It was a very enjoyable story about how they tried to make their way in New York City in 1899, and how they slowly emerged and began to rely on each other.

    A very good read and excellent narration by one of my favorite authors, George Guidall. I look forward to reading another book by Helene Wecker.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2104)
    Performance
    (1553)
    Story
    (1559)

    Tom Wolfe's best-selling modern classic tells the story of Sherman McCoy, an elite Wall Street bond trader who has it all: wealth, power, prestige, a Park Avenue apartment, a beautiful wife, and an even more beautiful mistress - until one wrong turn sends Sherman spiraling downward into a humiliating fall from grace. A car accident in the Bronx involving Sherman, his girlfriend, and two young lower-class black men sets a match to the incendiary racial and social tensions of 1980s New York City.

    JOHN says: "TEN STARS"
    "A satire . . . but who cares?"
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    I did not like the characters and felt that I could not relate to them. I don't know if it was due to stereotyping each of the characters, or due to lack of character development. The book was way to long and much of it seemed pointless, perhaps because the author rambled a lot through out it.

    I finished the book, but I had to drag myself to the end! Not an entertaining book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alas, Babylon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Pat Frank
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8781)
    Performance
    (7382)
    Story
    (7382)

    This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

    SomervilleWhereElse says: "Amazingly contemporary"
    "Nuclear Strike and Survival"
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    This was a pretty good book about surviving a nuclear attack. The novel seemed long, but the characters were interesting. It is mostly about survival and brought up things that you may not realize would easily become an issue in a nuclear holocaust. It was written by the author, Pat Frank, in 1959 so the reader needs to take that into consideration when reading it as to the things that were happening during the late 1950's when he wrote it.

    The narrator, Will Patton, is one of my favorites and he was excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beginning of the End: Apocalypse Z

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Manel Loureiro
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1842)
    Performance
    (1674)
    Story
    (1677)

    A mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news - it’s the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men. A lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy. But he never expected that his anonymous blog and journal would ultimately record humanity’s last days. Governments scramble to stop the zombie virus, people panic, so-called Safe Havens are established, the world erupts into chaos; soon it’s every man, woman, and child for themselves.

    crazybatcow says: "Wonder cat saves the day... again..."
    "Zombies in Spain . . . very interesting"
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    This was a good read, but a bit long. The ending was the best part because of the excitement and events that happened. I enjoyed it and would recommend it.

    I did find the cat annoying. The author focused way to much on the importance of the cat in the eyes of the lead character. That was ridiculous to me. I did like the European setting, however.

    For readers that love Zombie stories, you'll probably like this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tandia

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2058)
    Performance
    (1455)
    Story
    (1458)

    Tandia is a child of all Africa: half Indian, half African, beautiful and intelligent, she is only sixteen when she is first brutalized by the police. Her fear of the white man leads her to join the black resistance movement. With her in the fight for justice is the one white man Tandia can trust, the welterweight champion of the world, Peekay. Now he must fight their common enemy in order to save both their lives.

    Thomas Andrews says: "Thanks for this wonderful collaboration"
    "Not my favoriate Bryce Courtenay book"
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    Overall, I was disappointed in the book. It was very long and I had high expectations because I have enjoyed the other books by Bryce Courtenay, especially "The Power of One."

    The best part of the book was the characterization of the Madam of the Flesh House. They could have made her the lead character and it would have been a fun book to read.

    The historical references about the apartheid were interesting, however, Peekay and Tandia characters were not developed well and even though I liked Peekay, the boxing became a little boring after a while. The same can be said about Tandia. I really didn't like her by the end of the book, and I am not sure if that is what the author intended.

    Disappointing.

    The narrator, Humphrey Bower, did an excellent job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3650)
    Performance
    (2934)
    Story
    (2922)

    It is the summer of 1950 and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia's family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.

    Jennifer says: "A little slice of the English countryside"
    "A very ANNOYING story"
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    I did not particularly like the main character Flavia de Luce, nor the mystery story. I agree with one of the other reviewers: who cares about the dead guy in the garden and who cares who killed him, or why. I certainly didn't and the story went on and on and on. I finished listening to it, but did not enjoy it at all.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11006)
    Performance
    (10014)
    Story
    (10008)

    LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

    Jacqueline says: "Gripping Page Turner!!"
    "NOT a good dog story - very disappointing : ("
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    Wow, what a let down. I was expecting a lot more because I do like dogs, however, the plot was sort of silly and not realistic. I also extremely disliked the narrator's baby talk when he was talking to the dog.

    Definitely not one of Robert Crais' best mystery thrillers even though it got pretty good reviews. This is the first book I've ever read by him, and I am a little nervous about investing in any more of his books. Many of his fans love his Elvis Cole - Joe Pike books, so I may just try one of those books to see if they are much better than "Suspect."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Private

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Peter Hermann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22215)
    Performance
    (19766)
    Story
    (19735)

    Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

    Wayne says: "Thanks to Audible and Hachette Audio for..."
    "Three Plots to Enjoy in this Mystery Novel"
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    The story begins with Jack Morgan restarting the detective firm "Private" that his father used to run. As with all detective agencies, there is more than one investigation going on and I found that very interesting as the author, James Patterson, revealed and incorporated three plots of three different investigations into the story. There are great characters in the story and a lot of action.

    I am looking forward to reading the 2nd book in the series: Private #1 Suspect.

    The narrator was excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Half of a Yellow Sun: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1640)
    Performance
    (1476)
    Story
    (1473)

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Adichie’s brilliant historical novel follows the fortunes of five characters living through the tumultuous 1960s—a time when the Biafran-Nigerian War raged in southern Africa.

    MB says: "Brilliant narration of a captivating story"
    "Information about the short-lived Biafra state"
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    This was a very informative read about Nigeria’s civil war against Biafra of which I had no knowledge of. The author gave good descriptions of the life styles that many lived during that time.

    Unfortunately, it did not hold my interest well and I was looking forward to the story ending. There were a lot of subplots and a lot of extra characters when I would have enjoyed learning more about the twin sisters and their immediate families. It is an historical fiction and I feel the author, Adichie, could have written a better ending to conclude such a long novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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