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Darlene

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  • Full Disclosure

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dee Henderson
    • Narrated By David de Vries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (456)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (403)

    Ann Silver is a cop’s cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help local law enforcement on the worst of cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is one of the region’s most trusted investigative positions. Paul Falcon is the FBI’s top murder cop in the Midwest. If the victim carried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good Paul and his team see the case file or work the murder. Their lives intersect when Ann arrives to pass a case off her desk and onto his.

    Tina says: "DEE surprises you again"
    "Painfully tedious"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I never give up on a book; ever, but this book left me resenting the life energy I wasted on getting through it. Anyone with the capacity to know extraordinary writing from good writing from mediocre writing from downright bad writing shouldn't waste their money or credits on this one. From its unbelievable and unrealistic characters and their implausible situations to its rote Christianity devoid of any spirituality, this book is painfully tedious in every way.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17673)
    Performance
    (16410)
    Story
    (16415)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Macgyver on Mars"
    "WOW! Staying Alive!"
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    If you could sum up The Martian in three words, what would they be?

    Science meets fiction.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book is relentlessly engaging, fascinatingly accurate in technical and scientific detail, with a thoroughly likeable main character possessed of over the top smarts, witty and clever enough to keep himself and us entertained, and real enough for us to feel his distinctive, instinctive will to survive.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Mark surviving the Hab breach - in the detached, phone booth sized air lock lying on its side, with his EVA mask broken, one arm of his EVA glued closed because he'd pirated material from it to repair the broken mask, throwing himself repeatedly against the inside wall of the air lock trying to scoot it closer to the deflated Hab...


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Sol 675


    Any additional comments?

    Science Fiction is not really my genre and maybe that comes from decades working at the Cape on the real thing. Whatever, I just don't grock it. But I look at reading the way I look at food, you've got to keep trying things because your tastes change and you just never know when you'll discover something delicious. I gave this (audio) book a try based solely on reviews and I was very pleasantly surprised. This isn't Sci-Fi really, it's science and fiction and it's fascinating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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