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Bill Burton

Bill

New Britain, CT USA | Listener Since 2003

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  • The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Susan Casey
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    Journalist Susan Casey was in her living room when she first glimpsed this strange place and its resident sharks, their dark fins swirling around a tiny boat in a documentary. These great whites were the alphas among alphas, the narrator said, some of them topping 18 feet in length, and each fall they congregated here off the northern California coast.

    Brian says: "Romance novel + diary + shark?"
    "The Devils Teeth"
    Overall

    Boring!!!! After 3 hours of drivel I had to ask "What's the point here?"

    I'm an avid scuba diver and enjoy nature stories but I just couldn't keep listening any longer.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 11th Hour: Women's Murder Club, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (880)
    Performance
    (723)
    Story
    (724)

    Lindsay Boxer is pregnant at last! But her work doesn't slow for a second. When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, she discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals. And it was taken from her own department's evidence locker. Anyone could be the killer - even her closest friends. Lindsay is called next to the most bizarre crime scene she's ever seen: two bodiless heads elaborately displayed in the garden of a world-famous actor....

    Bridgette says: "Missing Something..."
    "Good bye Womens Murder Club"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What didn’t you like about January LaVoy’s performance?

    Had I realized that Carolyn McCormick was not reading this book. I never would have purchased it. This reader is one of the worst. Everyone sounds the same. I did no finish it.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger that I wasted a credit on this book.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have listened to the previous books read by Carolyn McCormick, you will be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael J. Fox
    • Narrated By Michael J. Fox
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (129)

    Always Looking Up is a memoir of Michael's past decade, told through the critical themes of his life: work, politics, faith, and family. The book is a journey of self-discovery and reinvention, and a testament to the consolations that protect him from the ravages of Parkinson's. With the humor and wit that captivated fans in his first book, Lucky Man, Michael describes how he became a happier, more satisfied person by recognizing the gifts of everyday life.

    Gerald says: "Great listen and very inspirational."
    "Inspiring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Always Looking Up in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiational,Sincere and Honest


    What about Michael J. Fox???s performance did you like?

    TRue an heartfelt.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    As a PD patiaent it gave me hope and comfort.


    Any additional comments?

    Having just been diaginosed with Parkinson's Disease, I was looking for some first hand information. I knew that MJ Foxx had started a foundation but until I read this book I did not know the amount of commitment he had put into finding a cure for PD. I think anyone with or without PD will be inspired by his story in this book and his first book: Lucky Man

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whiskey Sour: A Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By Susie Breck, Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (749)
    Performance
    (439)
    Story
    (441)

    Between avoiding the FBI and their moronic profiling computer, joining a dating service, mixing it up with street thugs, and parrying the advances of an uncouth PI, Lieutenant Jacqueline Daniels and her binge-eating partner Herb must catch a frightening maniac who calls himself "The Gingerbread Man" before he kills again...and Jack is next on his murder list.

    Kari says: "Like the book but GRAPHIC details"
    "Could hardly get past the narration"
    Overall

    I almost stopped listening to this book because Susie Breck's narration was terrible. Luckily Dick Hill did a good part as the male narrator and the story was interesting enough to let me finish. That said there were parts of thte story that were just too far fetched. A police officer with a bullet wound that kept bleeding everytime she moved would hardly be allowed on active duty. For $4.95 special price it was ok but I won't waste credits on t he next books in hte series.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Harry Markopolos
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Harry Markopolos, Frank Casey, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1423)
    Performance
    (724)
    Story
    (721)

    No One Would Listen is the exclusive story of the Harry Markopolos-lead investigation into Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme. While a lot has been written about Madoff's scam, few actually know how Markopolos and his team - affectionately called "the Fox Hounds" by Markopolos himself - uncovered what Madoff was doing years before this financial disaster reached its pinnacle. Unfortunately, no one listened, until the damage of the world's largest financial fraud ever was irreversible.

    Brendan says: "Shocking, terrific"
    "Spellbinding- A True life Thriller"
    Overall

    This is a must read for anyone with a brokerage account or 401K. If you think the Security Exchange Commission is protecting you, think again. It also enforces the reality that if someone is promising investmet returns that seem to good to be true, thye probably are.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson, Book 5: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Jesse Bernstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2210)
    Performance
    (1212)
    Story
    (1234)

    All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it's up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

    Anandasubramanian says: "Jesse Berstein IS Percy Jackson"
    "A Great Series"
    Overall

    This is the final book in the series and it was fantastic! The reader did all of the unique character voices and they were "spot on" from one book the the next.

    You don't havve to be a kid to enjoy Percy Jackson and his friends.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Cross Country

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Peter J. Fernandez, Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (677)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (215)

    When the home of Alex Cross's oldest friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, the destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer. As Alex and his girlfriend, Brianna Stone, become entangled in the deadly Nigerian underworld of Washington D.C., what they discover is shocking: a stunningly organized gang of lethal teenagers headed by a powerful, diabolical man--the African warlord known as the Tiger.

    Lisa says: "Not the same read"
    "Good Bye James Patterson"
    Overall

    James Patterson has jumped the shark with this one. Sadly it will be my last Alex Cross novel. The plot was preposterous and there were serious continuity problems in the story line. Several years ago I gave up on Patricia Cornwell for the same reason. When an author pumps out a crappy novel just because he or she knows the fans will buy anything that is when it is time to let it go.
    Goodbye James, it was fun while it lasted!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Duma Key: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By John Slattery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5147)
    Performance
    (1844)
    Story
    (1833)

    A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

    Amazon Customer says: "Play the Book and Let the Book Play You"
    "King is Back"
    Overall

    I used to read everything by King but have been dissapointed in the last few year with stories like the Colorado Kid and the Cell(which was the Stand in modern times)
    Duma Key is like the older King novels that I used to love. John Slattery the reader brings these characters to life. I will be searching audible for some of the other books he reads.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Double or Nothing: How Two Friends Risked It All to Buy One of Las Vegas' Legendary Casinos

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Tom Breitling, Cal Fussman
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    If Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn had come of age at the end of the 20th century looking for an all-American adventure, they probably would've headed for Vegas. However, they'd have been hard-pressed to go on a wilder ride than the one taken by Tom Breitling and Tim Poster to the top of the famed Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. Call them the Odds Couple.

    Edmund W. Cheung says: "Well narrated and interesting story"
    "A True Sucess Story"
    Overall

    I watched the casino "reality" show and did not believe it. I wanted to know the real story and this book gave me that and more. It is a true sucess story but it is also a story about friendship.

    Good narator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Fred Krupp, Miriam Horn
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (18)

    Here's how to harness the great forces of capitalism to save the world from catastrophe.

    The forecasts are grim and time is running out, but that's not the end of the story. In this book, Fred Krupp, longtime president of the Environmental Defense Fund, brings a stirring and hopeful call to arms: We can solve global warming. And in doing so, we will build the new industries, jobs, and fortunes of the 21st century.

    Pampa says: "A survey to the next industrial revolution"
    "ABSOLUTELY FACINATING!"
    Overall

    This book is one of the best books I have listened to in years. Learn what is being done in the world of alternative energy and renewable fuel. Learn why and how we must reduce our dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuels.
    If you are concerned with the high price of gas, heating fuel and other present day forms of energy I encourage you to read this book. It is loaded with hard facts and scientific evidence that lay out the reasons why we must reduce carbon emissions. I found it fascinating to discover all of the alternative energy sources that are being worked on and look forward to seeing some of these become a reality in the future.
    Until I listened to this book I had never heard of the Cap and Trade proposal for carbon emissions but by the time I finished the book I realized its importance and was e-mailing my Senators to support this leglisation.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Stripped

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Brian Freeman
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (56)

    Jonathan Stride and Serena Dial are both investigating high-profile murders in Las Vegas. A celebrity is assassinated during a fling with a prostitute, and a young boy is killed in a brutal hit-and-run incident. When the cases converge, Jonathan and Serena find themselves racing the clock against a determined serial killer and searching for a connection to the unsolved murder of a showgirl years earlier.

    Ted says: "Bumbling Geniuses? Hmmmm...."
    "Good Listen"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book. I love Las Vegas and stories set in the city, even if some of the locations were fiction.

    I liked the character and narrator and will check out his other two books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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