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Mary Jane

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  • Fear Itself: A Fearless Jones Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Don Cheadle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (49)

    Paris Minton is a man who would just as soon walk away from trouble as stand up to it. But in 1950s Los Angeles, sometimes trouble just comes and gets you. When one of L.A.'s wealthiest women hires Paris and his friend Fearless Jones to find a missing nephew, Paris steps into the a complex and terrifying corner of the black bourgeoisie, and wonders whom he should fear more - the people he's looking for or the people he's working for.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "One of the best"
    "Fear Itself"
    Overall

    Intriguing story wonderfully narrated. This is a first-rate book to listen to and enjoy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Terminal City

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Linda Fairstein
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (123)

    With her newest Alexandra Cooper novel, Terminal City, New York Times best-selling author Linda Fairstein delivers another breakneck thriller that captures the essence of New York City - its glamour, its possibilities, and its endless capacity for darkness. Linda Fairstein is well-known for illuminating the dark histories in many of New York's forgotten corners - and sometimes in the city's most popular landmarks. In Terminal City, Fairstein turns her attention to one of New York's most iconic structures - Grand Central Terminal.

    Joanne says: "Truly disappointing"
    "Perhaps my last Fairstein"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Terminal City better?

    Shorter, better edited.


    What could Linda Fairstein have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Leave out the political commentary.


    Any additional comments?

    Tedious, boring, with Alex Cooper always at the center, and apparently saving the world.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • La's Orchestra Saves the World: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    In 1939, Lavender flees London to escape the German bombs and her shattered marriage. Settling in a small town, she pulls together a makeshift orchestra to help cope with the times.

    glamazon says: "McCall Smith Does It Again!"
    "Another good listen"
    Overall

    As always, Alexander McCall Smith writes an interesting, engaging story. This book is a wonderful listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • My Life in France

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Julia Child, Alex Prud'Homme
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (708)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (272)

    This memoir is laced with wonderful stories about the French character, particularly in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia Child embraced so wholeheartedly. Above all, she reveals the kind of spirit and determination, the sheer love of cooking, and the drive to share that with her fellow Americans that made her the extraordinary success she became.

    Sara says: "What a pleasure!"
    "What a wonderful life!"
    Overall

    Absolutely charming.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Coronation Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Angela Thirkell
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (9)

    This charming, witty historical novel is set in the summer of 1838, when the young Victoria, scarcely older than the tale's narrator Fanny Harcourt, assumes the throne of England. Happily, the festivities do little to distract Fanny and her close friend Emily from more familiar concerns: infatuations and romantic misunderstandings, the rigors of matchmaking and courtship, and the web of acquaintances that circumscribe any social scene.

    Mary Jane says: "Coronation Summer"
    "Coronation Summer"
    Overall

    Very amusing and well worth the listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Feet on the Street: Rambles Around New Orleans

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Roy Blount
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    In this savory and exuberant travelogue, New Orleans is experienced through the eyes, ears, and taste buds of Roy Blount, Jr. who writes, "The history around here is so thick you could pop it open with an oyster-knife, and oh, the aroma: fresh-ground coffee, yesterday's fish, spilt beer, sloshed Tabasco, hot pastry, patchouli oil...and hints of some fortuitous compound...mule plop and olive salad?"

    Mary Jane says: "Feet on the Street"
    "Feet on the Street"
    Overall

    Lovely book; terrible narrator. This text deserves a reader who understands how people sound and talk in New Orleans.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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