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Connie

Norwalk, CT, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • In the Tall Grass

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 46 mins)
    • By Stephen King, Joe Hill
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (430)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (399)

    In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they've lost one another. The boy's cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.

    Jesse says: "More King than Hill, more gross than scary"
    "Not What I Hoped For."
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    What would have made In the Tall Grass better?

    I don't know. A Whole different story maybe. I feel like I wasted my $7 on this one.


    Has In the Tall Grass turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I won't give up on listening to this genre. I just didn't like this particular book.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Stephen Lang?

    The Narrator is fine.


    What character would you cut from In the Tall Grass?

    All of them, because I didn't like the story.


    Any additional comments?

    With Stephen King books, you never know what you're going to get. Some are fantastic, and some of them are less than interesting. But that's true with all authors. I will continue to listen to and read Stephen King's books because he has such a weird and strange imagination.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Company Man

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Joseph Finder
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (729)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (173)

    Nick Conover, the son of a factory worker, is the CEO of a major corporation in a company town. Nick, once the most admired man in Fenwick, Michigan, is now, having presided over massive layoffs, the most despised. A single parent since the recent death of his wife, he's struggling to insulate his 10-year-old daughter and angry 16-year-old son from the town's hostility.

    James says: "Nail-biting suspense"
    "Enjoying another Joseph Finder Book"
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    If you could sum up Company Man in three words, what would they be?

    Worth listening to.


    What other book might you compare Company Man to and why?

    I can't think of any particulaar book to compare this book to, but I have purchased other thrillers that did not hold my attention as much as this one.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    I like the way Scott Brick speaks. He sounds more like he is actually performing a role, than simply reading a book like the some other narrators.


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

    The main character draws sympathy throughout the book, but the mostly when he deals with raising his two children as a single dad.


    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to four of Joseph Finder's books, and I've enjoyed them all. I will most likely purchase another one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thunderland

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Brandon Massey
    • Narrated By Kevin Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    This riveting novel won the 2000 Gold Pen Award for Best Thriller from the Black Writers alliance. Jason Brooks thinks his worst problem is his parents - until some unexplainable things begin to happen. After a nightmare that he can't seem to recall, Jason finds a sign on the bathroom mirror: REMEMBER. Suddenly, he is being haunted by a stranger who is getting closer and closer.

    Kali says: "Different and scary"
    "One Word Ruined This Book"
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    Would you try another book from Brandon Massey and/or Kevin Free?

    No. His use of the "N" word is very offensive to me, and if Mr. Massey used it in this book, I'm sure that he has used it in others. It doesn't matter that Mr. Massey is black. The use of the word is offensive to me, regardless of who uses it.


    What could Brandon Massey have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I couldn't get past Chapter 2, so I really can't say about the rest of the book. I only got as far as the second chapter, so if Mr. Massey had omitted that one word, the first two chapters would have been more enjoyable.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance was fine.


    What character would you cut from Thunderland?

    Characters were not the problem.


    Any additional comments?

    It would be very helpful if customers could be informed if a book contains the "N" word prior to making a purchase. I really would like to be refunded for this purchase.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Piper Kerman
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3469)
    Performance
    (3141)
    Story
    (3164)

    With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money 10 years ago. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to 15 months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424 - one of the millions of women who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the American penal system.

    Mark says: "My favorite book of the year, so far"
    "This Book is So So"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. I would not recommend this book to a friend because the tone of the book is all wrong. This woman was in prison, but to listen to it, you would think that everything was hunky dory, while staying there.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would change the narrator.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator did not give the right tone for the book. Her tone is more suited for a romance book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lethal Legacy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Linda Fairstein
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (64)

    When Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper is summoned to Tina Barr's apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side, she finds a neighbor convinced that the young woman was assaulted. But the terrified victim, a conservator of rare books and maps, refuses to cooperate with investigators. Then another woman is found murdered in that same apartment with an extremely valuable book, believed to have been stolen.

    A User says: "Love the history of New York"
    "On The Fence With This Book"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The history "lessons" throughout the book so far have been annoying an unrealistic. I cannot imagine detectives spending so much time listening to someone ramble on about the history of a library and books when a murderer is on the loose. It seems like the Ms Fairstein wanted to write a history book instead of a murder mystery.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alpha Female Guided Meditation: Inner Strength & Confidence, Silent Meditation, Self Help Hypnosis & Wellness

    • ORIGINAL (43 mins)
    • By Val Gosselin
    • Narrated By Val Gosselin
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    You have everything you need inside of you to be an Alpha Female. Learn how to cultivate those qualities with Alpha Female Guided Meditation. By using the Alpha Female Guided Meditation program, discover confidence you didn’t know you had and inner strength that allows you to thrive no matter what gets thrown at you. Project a stronger you at work and at home. Alpha Female Guided Meditation will work with your subconscious mind to develop a new level of consciousness that perceives situations in a new, easier to manage, light.

    Connie says: "Great Meditation"
    "Great Meditation"
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    Where does Alpha Female Guided Meditation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Compared to other meditation audiobooks, Alpha Female Guided Meditation is my favorite. It actually works to the point that my husband noticed a difference in me after a couple of weeks after starting this audiobook.


    Any additional comments?

    The only negative about this particular audiobook, is that it is not broken up into several chapters, so you cannot skip the introduction after you've listened to it the first time. It is recommended that you listen to this audiobook for 21 days, and each time, you must go through the introduction, which is very, very annoying.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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