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Winston Salem, NC, United States | Member Since 2012

  • 9 reviews
  • 238 ratings
  • 275 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • The Piano Tuner

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Daniel Mason
    • Narrated By Richard Matthews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In October 1886, Edgar Drake receives a strange request from the British War office: he must leave his wife and his quiet life in London to travel to the jungles of Burma, where a rare Erard grand piano is in need of repair. On his journey to Burma, Edgar encounters prophets and thieves, soldiers and tale-spinners, and an enchanting woman as elusive as the surgeon-major who owns the piano will turn out to be. Edgar encounters a place more mysterious and dangerous than he could ever have imagined.

    David says: "The absolute best in reading, a true classic!"

    This is a real tale that takes you through Jungles, full of interesting characters and twisting plots with interesting cultural information. I would have to say I savored this one like a good piece of cake. When it was over I was looking for more titles by this author. Enjoy!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Janice says: "Indescribable"
    "Absolutely Riveting!!!"

    Firstly, I am a big fan of Hero Stories and people who against all odds prevail. Herein this book is a full encompassing story that if not true would not be believed. Struggle, triumph, despair and reserved joy are all words I would describe this book with.
    I found myself listening at work, in the car and then at home. I was on the internet looking for pictures of the people, places, planes war criminals ect. I felt so proud to be an American and a humane being after this experience. I loved it and I highly recommend you give this one a try.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Automatic Detective

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By A. Lee Martinez
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor

    Even in Empire City, a town where weird science is the hope for tomorrow, it's hard for a robot to make his way. It's even harder for a robot named Mack Megaton, a hulking machine designed to bring mankind to its knees. But Mack's not interested in world domination. He's just a bot trying to get by, trying to demonstrate that he isn't just an automated smashing machine, and to earn his citizenship in the process. It should be as easy as crushing a tank for Mack, but some bots just cant catch a break.

    Windy says: "Wonderful Narration performance"
    "A great read..."

    Fun, light and a quick read. This was a very enjoyable experience with a romance full of twists and turns coupled with a wonderful futuristic setting. This was my first Lee Martinez book and I will be checking him out soon.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • A Walk in the Woods

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson

    After 20 years in Britain, Bryson returned to the U.S. and decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. This is his humorous, inspiring account.

    Jeff says: "Wonderful book, but hardly abridged"
    "A Real, Interesting and Funny Book!"

    I listened to this book with a smile, a frown and the feel of real agony. The who range of emotion was made available to me and what a wonderful experience it was. Bill has the ability to use his extensive vocabulary to keep you smiling while the whole time dazzling you with facts, figures and interesting stories.

    You'll love this one.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Up Country

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In the latest from Nelson DeMille (author of The Lion's Game), Paul Brenner is called out of CID retirement to investigate the murder 30 years ago of an army lieutenant in Vietnam. Brenner's trip up country, with a beautiful American expatriate for company, will lead him to uncover an explosive, long-buried secret.

    James B says: "You Must Read Up Country"
    "Absolutely Fascinating!"

    The characters in this book are so real, so believable. I have just finished this book and let me tell you I am a devoted television watcher and I have not seen a show all week. I have been listening to this book for days now and I feel like have been on the adventure of a lifetime.

    I found this story so intense and captivating I was dreaming about this story and talking with my friends about it. What a great amount of history that is shared in this book, I learned so much!

    This book is a must read and so is the Lions Game! Enjoy!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paranoia: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Joseph Finder
    • Narrated By Scott Brick

    Adam Cassidy is twenty-six and a low level employee at a high-tech corporation who hates his job. When he manipulates the system to do something nice for a friend, he finds himself charged with a crime. Corporate Security gives him a choice: prison or become a spy in the headquarters of their chief competitor, Trion Systems.

    Karen says: "Clever and interesting."
    "Very Thrilling!"

    This one goes by too quickly, it's a very interesting listen and I enjoyed it very much. I can't wait to see more of his stuff soon.

    P.S. If you love Grisham as much as I do you too will like this guy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Divers: Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of WWII

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Kurson
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In 1991, acting on a tip from a local fisherman, two scuba divers discovered a sunken German U-boat, complete with its crew of 60 men, not too far off the New Jersey coast. The divers, realizing the momentousness of their discovery, began probing the mystery. Over the next six years, they became expert and well-traveled researchers, taught themselves German, hunted for clues in Germany, and constructed theories corrective of the history books, all in an effort to identify this sunken U-boat and its crew.

    Douglas says: "GRIPPING!"
    "The amazing race"

    When I got this audio book I had no idea that my next week was going to be one of wishing work was over so I could get in the car and get back into the adventure. I appreciate so much more what this book is about and how many people are affected by the findings of these divers not to mention the way they live their lives, all out!. Lastly, this book leaves your totally satisfied as all questions are answered and you feel satisfied like after a seven course meal. Highly recommended!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Testament

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. His potential heirs, to no one's surprise - especially Troy's - are circling like vultures. But Troy shocks them all when he leaves his fortune to an estranged, illegitimate daughter.

    Richard says: "Best Grisham Ever"
    "My Very Favorite"

    This is just a wild ride. It starts out quickly and smartly and as soon as you think you have it figured out it turns and twists just the way we all love.
    I like the ending in this book, it's comlete and not hollow.
    Great, Great Book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gap Creek

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Robert Morgan
    • Narrated By Jill Hill

    Gap Creek is a powerful and touching story of a marriage at the turn of the century. For Julie and Hank, life grinds ever on without pause or concern for hard work. From devastating floods to encounters with intoxicated grifters, they survive the disappointments and triumphs of their new life together. An Oprah Book Club Pick. Browse more Oprah selections.

    David says: "Life today is so easy..."
    "Life today is so easy..."

    I didn't just hear this book, I felt the exsperiences of these people. Life then, compared to life today makes me thankful and very respectful of our forfathers even more.
    Get this book and have a few hours of sheer wonder, pleasure and pain.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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