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Book Lover

Member Since 2003

  • 6 reviews
  • 60 ratings
  • 565 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2015

  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    David says: "irritatingly engrossing"
    "Full of references to homo/bisexual encounters"

    I was disappointed in this book and stopped listening after several descriptions of sexual encounters involving: 3 people, bisexual relationships, and homosexual relationships. In fact, sex is a very casual thing between characters in this book.

    I should have stopped listening after the first reference to these situations, but I gave the book another chance. Finally, it got so nasty that I had to turn it off.

    I am a more conservative reader so I understand that there will be many who do not find these things offensive. I respect your right to your own opinion. I write this review so that other readers who don't enjoy these kind of sexual behaviors will be warned before buying the book.

    128 of 408 people found this review helpful
  • America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Ben Carson, M.D., Candy Carson
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future. From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian acclaim, Carson shares experiential insights that help us understand... what is good about America... and where we have gone astray.

    Jonathan says: "A must for Americans"
    "Great success story & reasonable ideas for America"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the Dr Carson's refusal to become a victim because of his early circumstances.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee

    England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

    Maria says: "Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!"
    "Prepare to be surprised"
    If you could sum up The Secret Keeper in three words, what would they be?

    Compelling story, complex characters, and a great ending.

    Any additional comments?

    I was surprised and delighted by the ending. You won't believe how it ends! The whole book you are wondering what to think of the characters and you really can't make a judgment without all of the information.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By David Barton
    • Narrated By Bill DeWees
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    America, in so many ways, has forgotten: Its roots, its purpose, its identity - all have become shrouded behind a veil of political correctness bent on twisting the nation’s founding, and its founders, to fit within a misshapen modern mold. The time has come to remember again. In The Jefferson Lies, prominent historian David Barton sets out to correct the distorted image of once-beloved founding father Thomas Jefferson.

    Amazon Customer says: "Stolen History"
    "Great look into a complex historical figure"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Jefferson Lies to be better than the print version?

    Audio is always better for me so that I can listen while driving or whatever else I'm doing.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Jefferson Lies?

    The chapter on Jefferson's spiritual beliefs was wonderful. I really appreciated how this book put things into context and gave back story for many quotes.

    Any additional comments?

    Well written and performed. A must listen for those of us who seek truth.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is an ordinary 14-year-old. In fact, the only thing that seems to set him apart is the fact that he has Tourette's syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers....

    Kraig says: "Your never too old to enjoy a good story"
    "Good story for adults, GREAT for youth"

    I found Michael Vey: the Prisoner of Cell 25 entertaining, but not a compelling book which I'll recommend to my friends. I would recommend the book for a teenager though. Interesting story while exemplifying great morals.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Elissa Wall, Lisa Pulitzer
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In September 2007, Elissa Wall, the star witness against polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, gave captivating testimony of how Jeffs forced her to marry her first cousin at age 14. This harrowing account proved to be the most compelling evidence against Jeffs, showing the harsh realities of this closed community and the lengths to which Jeffs went in order to control the sect's women. Now, in this courageous memoir, Wall tells the incredible story of how she emerged from the confines of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints and helped bring one of America's most notorious criminals to justice.

    Christine says: "Chris from Cedar City, UT USA"
    "Good overall"

    This book was very interesting and I was saddened by all that the author went through in her life. I learned a lot about a group of people that I am so unfamiliar with.
    I have to say that the narrator of this book seems to be whining through most of the book. There were a couple of times I laughed out loud at her narration and I feel that a different narrator would have greatly improved this audiobook.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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