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Collin D. Alpert

paperless office maven

Boynton Beach FL | Member Since 2013

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  • 5 reviews
  • 5 ratings
  • 165 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2015
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  • Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1944)
    Performance
    (1684)
    Story
    (1700)

    After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track down the con man. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape...or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive.

    G. House Sr. says: "Tedious Formulaic with same-old same-old"
    "Kept my attention"
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    What made the experience of listening to Notorious Nineteen the most enjoyable?

    Very enjoyable. Kept my attention. Kept me alert and laughing all the way through. Fun listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Notorious Nineteen?

    Ranger's car being blown up.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nocturnal: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Scott Sigler
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (545)
    Performance
    (512)
    Story
    (513)

    Homicide detective Bryan Clauser is losing his mind. How else to explain the dreams he keeps having - dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco? How else to explain the feelings these dreams provoke in him - not disgust, not horror, but excitement? As Bryan and his longtime partner, Lawrence 'Pookie' Chang, investigate the murders, they learn that things are even stranger than they at first seem.

    valarie says: "Another AMAZING story"
    "A little too strange and too long"
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    Would you try another book from Scott Sigler and/or Phil Gigante?

    I enjoy listening to mysteries while working at home. This one was a little too strange and definitely too long. It would have been much better is it was 6 hours shorter. Be warned. Only a so so mystery.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By A. J. Baime
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (56)

    The Arsenal of Democracy tells the incredible story of how Detroit answered the call, centering on Henry Ford and his tortured son Edsel, who, when asked if they could deliver 50,000 airplanes, made an outrageous claim: Ford Motor Company would erect a plant that could yield a “bomber an hour”. Critics scoffed: Ford didn’t make planes; they made simple, affordable cars. But bucking his father’s resistance, Edsel charged ahead.

    Chris Caldwell says: "Excellent historical account"
    "Misleading title"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Arsenal of Democracy the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the book but the title was very misleading. The book should be renamed Ford Motor Company in WWII. There was very little about any other Company switching from civilian production to war production or the changes this brought. This is the story of Edsel and Henry Ford II developing the Willow Run plant to build B-24 bombers and eventually achieving their goal of producing a bomber a day. This is not the story of how American industry converted to build the tanks, planes and bombs that won the war. Nor is the story about the great migration of people from rural areas to large urban areas to work in the war factories and the changes this brought.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Other Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Hank Phillippi Ryan
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (67)

    Jane Ryland was a rising star in television news…until she refused to reveal a source and lost everything. Now a disgraced newspaper reporter, Jane isn’t content to work on puff pieces, and finds herself tracking down a candidate’s secret mistress just days before a pivotal Senate election. Detective Jake Brogan is investigating a possible serial killer. Twice, bodies of unidentified women have been found by a bridge, and Jake is plagued by a media swarm beginning to buzz about a “bridge killer” hunting young women. As the body count rises and election looms closer, it becomes clear to Jane and Jake that their cases are connected….

    Amazon Customer says: "Badly Flawed Production Ruined it For Me"
    "Too involved to follow"
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    Would you try another book from Hank Phillippi Ryan and/or Ilyana Kadushin?

    too many characters - too confusing - couldn't keep up with what was going on


    Would you recommend The Other Woman to your friends? Why or why not?

    NO


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (313)
    Story
    (313)

    No Ordinary Time describes how the isolationist and divided United States of 1940 was unified under the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become the preeminent economic and military power in the world.

    BB says: "A rich and entertaining history"
    "Great history of a remarkable time."
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    If you could sum up No Ordinary Time in three words, what would they be?

    This is a must read if you are interested in American history. I am 65 and I have read hundreds of books on WWII. None told the story as well as this book. It is hard to imagine the US in 1939 and to compare the world my parents grew up in and the world I grew up in the 1950's. It has the best analysis of our entry into the war and a better explanation of why the US took some actions or did not take others than any I have every read. Most history book concentrate on what happened. This explains why it happened and the great changes that occurred in the US in the 1940's. If you want to understand things in 2014 you should read or listen to this book.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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