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Christopher

Miami, FL USA | Member Since 2014

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  • NYPD Red 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Marshall Karp
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini, Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (604)
    Performance
    (506)
    Story
    (508)

    When NYPD Red arrives at a crime scene, everyone takes notice. Known as the protectors of the rich, famous, and connected, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only for New York City's most high-profile crimes. And Detective Zach Jordan is the best of the best, a brilliant and relentless pursuer of justice. He puts professionalism above all, ignoring his feelings for his partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald, the woman who broke his heart when they first met in the academy.

    Ted says: "GUSH! 15 Stars!But don't read this.... FIRST!"
    "A good second book... Look forward to more."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book. It is somewhat of a short read but kept my attention.


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

    I wasn't necessarily in the edge of my seat after I had figured out the ending before it happened. The only reason I didn't give it five stars. Not going to be a classic or anything like that. Just some good tension.


    What does Edoardo Ballerini and Jay Snyder bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I definitely enjoyed the two performers.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    That would be a spoiler.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Quiet Game

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (433)
    Performance
    (390)
    Story
    (389)

    When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn't find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secret - and the small town's violent past.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "What a Great Surprise"
    "A race story"
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    Sorry but this story is dated and not much of a thriller. Great narrator but boring story. I wish I could have liked it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 8

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Dustin Lance Black
    • Narrated By George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, and others
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (72)

    This play is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Federation for Equal Rights (AFER) in the U.S. District Court in 2010 to overturn Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. Framed around the trial's historic closing arguments in June 2010, 8 provides an intimate look at what unfolded when the issue of same-sex marriage was on trial.

    Amazon Customer says: "A Relevant (unfortunate) Time-Capsule"
    "So Appropriate for today's headlines on Marriage"
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    Since this issue is such a hot topic nationally, it seemed appropriate to listen to this play which recounts the final arguments over the validity of California's Proposition 8. This play seems much like what is going on right now in the Supreme Court deciding on whether the nation should embrace the right for LGBT community to have the same access to marriage that heterosexuals are allowed. I feel as if this play is a compelling listen to anyone whom is wanting to be informed of the struggle of gays and lesbians for equal rights. Kudos goes out to LA Theater Works and Audible for presenting this program.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • August: Osage County

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Tracy Letts
    • Narrated By Tara Lynne Barr, Shannon Cochran, Rosemarie DeWitt, and others
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (103)

    An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording, featuring members of the original Steppenwolf Theatre and Broadway productions: Tara Lynne Barr, Shannon Cochran, Deanna Dunagan (Tony Award®, Best Leading Actress), Kimberly Guerrero, Francis Guinan, Scott Jaeck, Ron Livingston, Robert Maffia, Mariann Mayberry, Rondi Reed (Tony Award®, Best Featured Actress), and David Warshofsky. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Recorded by L.A. Thetare Works before a live audience.

    Mike T. says: "Funny and gut wrenching drama."
    "Almost as good as being there..."
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    I never got to see this play live. This is the next best thing. I'm very glad I purchased this title. The story is compelling and very well written. I've read plays before, but this stars the original Tony award winning cast. Great way to spend 3 hours. Listening to a little bit of culture.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Memory Man

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (1133)
    Performance
    (993)
    Story
    (993)

    Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

    Big jim Picotto says: "Good character, bad plot, worse narration"
    "Great start for a New Series by Baldacci"
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    I LOVED this book. A non-stop thrill ride through the mind of an incredible character. I listen to many mysteries but this was one of the best I've listened to in some time. I loved these characters and the narration was spot on.

    This is my first book by David Baldacci. I have always been intimidated to try the others because they were part of a series. I don't care to jump in the middle of a story and I couldn't figure out which series to begin. So this book was perfect for me. A brand new character in a brand new book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Every Fifteen Minutes

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Lisa Scottoline
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (288)
    Story
    (289)

    Dr. Eric Parrish is the chief of the psychiatric unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife, Alice, he is doing his best as a single dad to his seven-year-old daughter, Hannah. His work seems to be going better than his homelife, however. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country and, Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as he is. But when he takes on a new patient, Eric's entire world begins to crumble.

    Sandy says: "Suspense!"
    "'Sokay... A lot of backround and not much mystery"
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    Would you try another book from Lisa Scottoline and/or George Newbern?

    Definitely George Newbern. I got this one because of his great narration of "Becoming Steve Jobs".


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lisa Scottoline? Why or why not?

    No not from this author.


    What does George Newbern bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love his voice and characterizations.


    Do you think Every Fifteen Minutes needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No... This is definitely a stand alone book. I'm not that invested in these characters.


    Any additional comments?

    There is a lot of back round of the psychiatric field and modern hospital policy; not so much emphasis on the mystery. It's not a bad book, just not a memorable one.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1740)
    Performance
    (1403)
    Story
    (1401)

    There have been many books - on a large and small scale - about Steve Jobs, one of the most famous CEOs in history. But this book is different from all the others. Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs. The conventional, one-dimensional view of Jobs is that he was half genius, half jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike.

    Douglas Vincent says: "Contextual, Insightful, Inspiring"
    "Excellent even for a layman!"
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    As I listened to this on my iPhone 6, I was so impressed by this well written and insightful account of Steve Jobs life. An amazing person who was catapulted to stardom at a very early age, he is shown as a flawed but real person. I only know how I behaved at 24 and I know that what Jobs achieved is a rarity. I'm not a techie, but I really enjoyed this audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Stranger

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1132)
    Performance
    (964)
    Story
    (967)

    The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar or a parking lot or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.

    W. Perry Hall says: ""Well, Mr. Secret Revealer!""
    "Secrets or Lies"
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    This was an ok mystery. Not worthy of 5 stars but also not worthy of the one star review it previously received. The narration is very good. I listened to this in one sitting. Good way to pass a rainy day.

    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • The Silkworm

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6232)
    Performance
    (5654)
    Story
    (5649)

    When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

    H James Lucas says: "A well-worn genre enlivened with fresh characters"
    "So boring"
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    Please read the other reviews before spending a credit on this dismal sequel. I enjoyed the first book so much that this was a severe disappointment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2035)
    Performance
    (1658)
    Story
    (1636)

    Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

    A. Yoshida says: "Feel good therapy session"
    "She wants to make her own 10 step program"
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    Uses the basis of a 12 step program and tries to reinvent it. She uses gratitude, spiritual awakening, etc ( common terms in 12 step programs) rearranges them and makes a "new" 10 step program that excuses addictive behaviors. Sorry honey but I tried your way and I got drunk again. Wish I was still able to return this title and can't.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Harper Lee
    • Narrated By Sissy Spacek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3867)
    Performance
    (3443)
    Story
    (3451)

    Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

    Alan says: "Stunning"
    "WOW WOW WOW!!!"
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    I never read this book in school nor had I seen the film. What a great performance and novel. I had a feeling it would be great but I am throughly overwhelmed. This has got to be the best audible book I've ever listened to. The writing was above superb!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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