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San Luis Obispo, CA, United States | Member Since 2014

  • 10 reviews
  • 74 ratings
  • 446 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2015

  • F is for Fugitive: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Everyone knew the kind of girl Jean Timberlake was: wild, looking for trouble. But she certainly wasn't looking for murder. She was found dead on the beach 17 years ago, and an ex-boyfriend named Bailey Fowler was convicted of her murder and imprisoned, and then escaped. Now private eye Kinsey Millhone steps into a case that should have never been closed, in a town where there's no such thing as a private investigation.

    Judy says: "Fun read, very entertaining."
    "I live here!"
    What made the experience of listening to F is for Fugitive the most enjoyable?

    What made this book extra special to me... we live and work in San Luis Obispo, CA. So it was exceptionally cool to know of the locations discussed in this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Clapton: The Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Eric Clapton
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Eric Clapton is far more than a rock star. Like Dylan and McCartney, he is an icon and a living legend. He has sold tens of millions of records, played sell-out concerts all over the world, and been central to the significant musical developments of his era. His guitar playing has seen him hailed as "God". Now, for the first time, Eric tells the story of his personal and professional journeys in this pungent, witty, and painfully honest autobiography.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "Very enjoyable"
    "Excellent, excellent, EXCELLENT!!!"
    If you could sum up Clapton in three words, what would they be?

    Just finished listening to "Clapton" by Eric Clapton. He writes how CranioSacral Therapy helped his youngest daughter when (as a newborn) she was unable to latch onto her mom's breast, and had colic. She had immediate relief after the first session.

    I was so impressed with his intelligence. Due to his journaling throughout his life, this book chronicles his experiences with such detail... making this a fascinating read. I was sorry it was over.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Clapton?

    It's not a moment, but instead my astonishment at how intelligent he is.

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

    It was a profound walk down memory lane, as he is only a few years older than I am.

    Any additional comments?

    Simply outstanding!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Second Glance

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    An intricate tale of love, haunting memories, and renewal, Second Glance begins in current-day Vermont, where an old man puts a piece of land up for sale and unintentionally raises protest from the local Abenaki Indian tribe, who insist it's a burial ground. When odd, supernatural events plague the town of Comtosook, a ghost hunter is hired by the developer to help convince the residents that there's nothing spiritual about the property.

    Ella says: "Not up to par"
    "BEST Jodi Picoult book I've read to date!"
    Where does Second Glance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is in my top 10% EXCELLENT!

    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    YES! I never knew what was going to happen or how it was going to end. So many different twists and turns. So much historical information on subjects that are well buried in US history!

    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    All of them!

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not in one sitting... but I could not put this book down!

    Any additional comments?

    Simply one of her best!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Seven Storey Mountain

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
    • Narrated By Sidney Lanier

    The Seven Storey Mountain is the extraordinary spiritual testament of Thomas Merton (1915-1968), a man who experienced life to its fullest in the world before entering a Trappist monastery. By the end of his life, he had become one of the 20th century's best-known and beloved Christian voices. This autobiography deals...not with what happens to a man, but what happens inside his soul.

    Amazon Customer says: "Modern classic"
    "Just couldn't get into it."
    What disappointed you about The Seven Storey Mountain?

    Boring speaker... just could not manage to get into it.

    What was most disappointing about Thomas Merton’s story?

    Boring speaker... just could not manage to get into it.

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


    Any additional comments?


    1 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • A Reliable Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Robert Goolrick
    • Narrated By Mark Feuerstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When a wealthy man first meets his mail-order bride in 1907, he realizes this statuesque beauty is anything but a "simple missionary's daughter." But he doesn't know of her devious plan to leave Wisconsin as a rich widow. Nor does she know of the furious demons he longs to unleash during the lonely months of snowbound isolation.

    Richard says: "Intriguing story but only average writing"
    "Strangely good..."

    I cannot put my finger on it... but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I kept wanting to know more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Shoes and Happiness: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    From internationally best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith comes the seventh novel in the phenomenally popular and endlessly charming series that began with The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Once again Botswana's only female detective, Mma Ramotswe, and her invaluable assistant, Mma Makutsi, puzzle out the mysteries of life while finding comfort in steaming mugs of bush tea.

    says: "Much ado about bush tea"
    "I love all of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency"

    Like all the books in this series... enjoyable, entertaining, but mostly... I can never figure out the ending!

    Love love love these books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Face-Changers

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Jane Whitefield, legendary half-Indian shadow guide who spirits hunted people away from certain death, has never had a client like Dr. Richard Dahlman. A famous plastic surgeon who has dedicated his life to healing, the good doctor hasn't a clue why stalkers are out for his blood. But he knows Jane Whitefield's name---and that she is his only hope.

    verge says: "Thrilling"
    "Loved it!"

    I don't know what it was, but I absolutely loved the suspense & espionage-like style. Not too violent, just right! LOVED IT! Kudos to Thomas Perry!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you’ve ever loved a dog - or even patted a dog - this book, told from the perspective of man’s best friend, will tug at your heartstrings...and won’t let go until long after Welch performs the last word. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master.

    FanB14 says: "Artful Surprise"
    "Way too sad for me..."

    I tried and tried to get into this book. Unfortunately it is way too emotionally sad for me. I cannot recommend this book for anyone who is extremely sensitive by nature and especially sensitive to animals. It hurt my heart way too much.
    However, for the masses... probably a fantastic read!

    24 of 40 people found this review helpful
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In The Tipping Point, New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell looks at why major changes in society happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a few fare-beaters and graffiti artists fuel a subway crime wave, or a satisfied customer fill the empty tables of a new restaurant. These are social epidemics, and the moment when they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the Tipping Point.

    Marian Hanganu says: "Exceptional!"
    "Couldn't put down - thought provoking!"

    I was so fascinated with this book that I had to keep re-reading sections to re-absorb the information. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED IT!!!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In 1993 Greg Mortenson was the exhausted survivor of a failed attempt to ascend K2, an American climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram Himalaya. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of an impoverished Pakistani village, Mortenson promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time: Greg Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban.

    Karl says: "An education and inspiration"
    "I learned so much."

    An amazing story. Well written. Couldn't put it down. Learned so much about history, geography & cultures. Fantastic read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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