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J. Miner

Rochester, Michigan | Member Since 2014

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  • Bill Bryson Collector's Edition: Notes from a Small Island, Neither Here Nor There, and I'm a Stranger Here Myself

    • ABRIDGED (17 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    Overall
    (832)
    Performance
    (487)
    Story
    (480)

    In the first of three essays included in this audiobook, Bill Bryson decides to move his wife and kids back to his homeland, the United States, after nearly two decades in Britain. But not before taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. The result is a hilarious social commentary.

    Annette says: "My second of three (so far) Bill Bryson books"
    "Fairly Entertaining and Amusing"
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    The author's lament for the fall of the Soviet Empire which he thinks was founded on such a noble idea in contrast to America which was founded on self interest and greed is a bit much. The man is a blithering idiot, though amusing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Endangered

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (175)

    She was gone. Joe Pickett had good reason to dislike Dallas Cates, even if he was a rodeo champion, and now he has even more: Joe's 18-year-old ward, April, has run off with him. And then comes even worse news: The body of a girl has been found in a ditch along the highway - alive but just barely, the victim of blunt-force trauma.

    bluesky says: "Another great Chuck Box book!!!"
    "The one problem with the Joe Pickett series"
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    is that you are so soon thoroughly hooked in that you binge listen to the end and then are disappointed in only that it had to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wayfaring Stranger

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (972)
    Performance
    (882)
    Story
    (880)

    It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when 16-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation with the outlaws ends as Weldon puts a bullet through the rear window of Clyde’s stolen automobile. Ten years later, Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland and his sergeant, Hershel Pine, escape certain death in the Battle of the Bulge and encounter a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein hiding in a deserted extermination camp.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Outstanding Addition to the Holland/Texas Saga"
    "Love hate relationship"
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    What made the experience of listening to Wayfaring Stranger the most enjoyable?

    I have either read or listened to ever work of this author. I am constantly put off by his negative view of humanity. Yet I keep coming back, because he is such a magnificent writer.
    He spends the time setting the scenes, developing the characters, that most don't.
    Add to that some mysticism and poeticism.
    If you want a dark theme, fleshed out characters, protagonists with a slight hint of redemption in the end, JLB is the master of his genre.


    17 of 23 people found this review helpful

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