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Eliot

louisville, KY, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 7 reviews
  • 19 ratings
  • 135 titles in library
  • 13 purchased in 2014
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  • Burning Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    Cassie Klyne, 19 years old, lives in the United States in the year 2015 - but it's not our United States, and it's not our 2015. Cassies world has been at peace since the Great Armistice of 1918. There was no World War II, no Great Depression. Poverty is declining, prosperity is increasing everywhere; social instability is rare. But Cassie knows the world isn't what it seems. Her parents were part of a group who gradually discovered the awful truth: That for decades - back to the dawn of radio communications - human progress has been interfered with, made more peaceful and benign, by an extraterrestrial entity.

    Marci says: "Annoyingly Bad"
    "I'm not much for science fiction, but...."
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    What did you love best about Burning Paradise?

    This is a pretty good book- surprisingly believable and well laid out as to not give it all away at the beginning.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very well thought out and surprisingly gripping- Weird comparison, but kind of like the movie Red Dawn, but without the Russians or bad acting


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Took me about three days or so to finish the book- was very compelled to hear the whole thing.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Up Country

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1848)
    Performance
    (660)
    Story
    (654)

    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"
    "I enjoyed this one"
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    What made the experience of listening to Up Country the most enjoyable?

    Demille has this way of making his male lead kind of a lovable. A very good story with just the amount of comic relief to go with the suspense. A la Plum Island I would read another book with this duo as the characters. John Corey got a little stale, but you can hear the similarities in Paul Brenner which after a while was refreshing.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    You can kind of see it coming, but there is enough difference of what you really expect for it to be really enjoyable


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Interrogation.


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

    Nowhere you wanted to be


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In Cold Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Truman Capote
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2440)
    Performance
    (1221)
    Story
    (1222)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s a story that most people know, told here in an unforgettable way – an audio masterpiece that rivals the best thrillers, thanks to Capote genre-defining words and Brick’s subtle but powerful characterizations. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

    Lisa says: "Still the Best"
    "well done"
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    Would you listen to In Cold Blood again? Why?

    descriptive and very deep character development.


    Any additional comments?

    Well done classic novel- Scott Brick is awesome and brings the book to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil in the White City

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Erik Larson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4643)
    Performance
    (2323)
    Story
    (2351)

    In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

    D says: "A Rich Read!"
    "good book"
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    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Weaving in and out of the history and the killing and the worlds fair just really seemed to make me want more.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    If there was ever a book about my life, I would want scott brick to be the narrator


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Detroit: An American Autopsy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Charlie LeDuff
    • Narrated By Eric Martin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (307)
    Performance
    (275)
    Story
    (277)

    In the heart of America, a metropolis is quietly destroying itself. Detroit, once the richest city in the nation, is now its poorest. Once the vanguard of America’s machine age - mass production, automobiles, and blue-collar jobs - Detroit is now America’s capital for unemployment, illiteracy, foreclosure, and dropouts. With the steel-eyed reportage that has become his trademark and the righteous indignation that only a native son can possess, journalist Charlie LeDuff sets out to uncover what has brought low this once-vibrant city, his city.

    Stacee says: "Great performance, squandered opportunity"
    "Excellent"
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    Would you listen to Detroit again? Why?

    Have listened to it twice- being a detroit expat with a strong bond to the city and how it has formed my outlook on life, it is nice to hear similar struggles with an underlying story of how the people of the city support others and try to move forward regardless of the set backs and preconceived notions of criminal behavior that the rest of the country sets upon us.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10655)
    Performance
    (9635)
    Story
    (9721)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Livia says: "Formulaic and Hard to Finish...."
    "It's a Dan Brown book- it's good"
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    Where does Inferno rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Inferno is a good book and another Robert Langdon story- not the best one I have read/heard, but a good one.


    Any additional comments?

    Robert Langdon needs to retire and go to florida- he's had a rough go.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2584)
    Performance
    (1051)
    Story
    (1049)

    Five years after the crashof TWA Flight 800, the government has declared it a result of mechanical failure. But John Corey, an ex-NYPD detective who is now a contract agent with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is persuaded by Kate Mayfield, his wife and task force partner, that the case deserves a second look.

    Ms Discus says: "Addictive mix of fact & intriguing storyline"
    "Spoiler alert"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sneaks up on you, but it does have an unexpected ending.


    Any additional comments?

    not the ending you expect, but worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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