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Donald

Lincoln, NE, USA

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  • 241 titles in library
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  • Delivered From Distraction: Get the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey
    • Narrated By Dan Cashman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (729)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (306)

    In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder, all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated.

    Lincoln says: "Excellent Book on ADD"
    "Eye Opener"
    Overall

    I purchased this audio to learn more about ADD, since my Grand Daughter was diagnosed as having ADD. In fact I really had no idea what ADD or ADHD was all about. Not only did this book help me with understanding her problems, it help me to see that I too have ADD and have had it all my life. I cannot express in words how this book has helped change my life and that of my family. It is truly worth its weight in gold.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Cell: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    Overall
    (3351)
    Performance
    (1082)
    Story
    (1093)

    The cause of the devastation is a phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse, and the delivery method is a cell phone. Everyone's cell phone. Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilization's darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature...and then begins to evolve.

    chris says: "Entertained"
    "Not worth the time"
    Overall

    I agree with some of the other reviews. This is not one of King's better works. You get the feeling he rushed this one out for the money. Narrator is mediocre at best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Simon Winchester
    • Narrated By Simon Winchester
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (54)

    Writing with marvelous brio, Simon Winchester first serves up a lightning history of the English language and pays homage to the great dictionary makers from Samuel Johnson to Noah Webster before turning his unmatched talent for storytelling to the making of the most venerable of dictionaries: The Oxford English Dictionary.

    Donald says: "A New Appreciation"
    "A New Appreciation"
    Overall

    When you finish listening to this book, you will have a new found respect and admiration for dictionaries and the enduring characters who are responsible for creating them. Some complained that the book was nothing but a thesaurus of word origins. True, it starts out that way, but it definitely does not end that way. You are taken through decades of struggle, defeat and ultimate success. How the OED was ever completed was a miracle, but also a testament to the strength and endurance of the men who created it.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • The Rule of Four

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Ian Caldwell, Dustin Thomason
    • Narrated By Josh Hamilton
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    Princeton. Good Friday, 1999. On the eve of graduation, two students are a hairsbreadth from solving the mysteries of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Famous for its hypnotic power over those who study it, the 500-year-old Hypnerotomachia may finally reveal its secrets to Tom Sullivan, whose father was obsessed with the book, and Paul Harris, whose future depends on it. As the deadline looms, research has stalled, until an ancient diary surfaces.

    Susan says: "A Real Snoozer"
    "Has Potential"
    Overall

    This book just fell short of being a great book. You got the feeling they simply ran out of steam as they approached the end of their story. Yet, it still made for a good read. I hope they do a sequal, I would bet the next one will be better.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Bad Wolf

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Peter J. Fernandez, Denis O'Hare
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (826)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (222)

    Alex Cross' first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues stymied. Across the country, men and women are being kidnapped in broad daylight and then disappearing completely. These people are not being taken for ransom, Alex realizes. They are being bought and sold. And it looks like a shadowy figure known as the Wolf, a master criminal who has brought a new reign of terror to organized crime, is behind this business in which ordinary men and women are sold as slaves.

    Ed says: "Alex Cross returns"
    "Disappointed"
    Overall

    The Big Bad Wolf should have been entitled The Big Bad Book. The characters are shallow, and the stoy line is poorly developed. The editors should be tarred and feathered for allowing this book to go to print.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Codex

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    Overall
    (288)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (71)

    "Greetings from the dead," declares Maxwell Broadbent on the videotape he left behind after his mysterious disappearance. A notorious treasure hunter and tomb raider, Broadbent accumulated over half a billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems, and artifacts before vanishing, along with his entire collection, from his mansion in New Mexico.

    Michelle says: "Excellent descriptive narrative, so-so thriller"
    "Bad to the Bone"
    Overall

    I could not finish it. I tried, but I just couldn't torture myself any more. It was either continue with the story, or listen to someone scratch their fingernails across a chalk board. I choose the fingernails. It is a combination of story and reader that marks this as one to avoid.

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5042)
    Performance
    (2148)
    Story
    (2141)

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says (Publishers Weekly).

    Cynthia says: "Hang on to your Hat"
    "Be Careful of This One"
    Overall

    A top notch book. Yes, it is long, but it will keep you hooked throughout the entire time. Be careful though! It is so well written, that you will begin to believe it is more than a fictional novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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