Funny, dirty, thought-provoking.
600 year old Noe (Noah) is a grouchy old man. Who'd a thunk it? This is a delightful retelling of The Flood, filling in imaginary details the Bible never mentioned, but never really straying from the outline we read in Genesis (except maybe for the bright and sassy women, and who's to say otherwise?).
Picoult delivers again. What causes bullied kids to become killers? What kind of parent fails his kids so badly? How do kids find their places in society? Picoult handles family function and dysfunction with empathy and careful balance. Highly recommended.
Far more than a Guliani bio, this is a fascinating tale of NYC. Definitely the best book I've read in months!
This is the story of Teddy Roosevelt's trip through the Amazon rain forest to explore the newly discovered River of Doubt in 1913. If I were teaching school I would use this book for almost any subject: science, geography, political science, history, etc. Lots more fun than textbooks.
The narrator is Paul Michael, who is as good as Scott Brick or George Guidall. Audible indicates it is read by Richard Ferrone, but that applies to the abridged version. This is one of those rare non-fiction books that reads like the best novel. I find it very hard to believe that this is by a first time author.
One nit I have to pick is that there is no mention of Tweed Roosevelt, Teddy's great grandson, who repeated the trip in 1992 (finding that the cannibals by then were watching satellite TV!).
This is a book I would never have opened in paper, and I would have been much the poorer for it.
This is not a biography, but an exploration of a region that even today we don't know much about, incidentally undertaken by a former US president.
Any Connelly novel is "unputdownable." This entry into courtroom drama begs comparison to John Grisham, but I found it better than any Grisham since The Firm. I recommend The Lincoln Lawyer, or any Michael Connelly novel to readers who like interesting character development along with a gripping mystery plot. Good narration makes it even better.
Karen White is one of the worst readers I have ever heard. Wait for a better narrator or just read it for yourself.
In fact, no book gets better than this. It is beautiful, sad, thrilling and perhaps the best book I have read/heard in years. Sarah Weeks tells more story in 4 and 1/2 hours than most best selling authors tell in a lifetime.
The narrator is every bit as good as the author--a perfect match. Don't hesitate. This is a surefire winner for your next download.
My interest in diving, submarines and WWII is limited, and I really dislike the narration of Michael Prichard (droning newsreel monotone) yet I was still captivated by this true life adventure. Actually this may be the most appropriate material for Prichard's voice, but I'd still love to hear it read by Scott Brick or George Guidall. Great writing apparently can overcome bad reading.
For the first hour or so I believed the plot was so transparent that I would not finish the book. Even so there was plenty to keep me going until I realized there were layers and layers of plots and that I should ignore what I thought I knew.
It's a good thing I did because this novel delivers a lot of bang for the buck. It's a thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat (or driving around and around the block) with very human characters that really grab you. There are a number of characters I hope the author follows in later books, but to protect the suspense I won't say who they are.
Paranoia was good, Company Man is great.
Joseph Finder is now on my list of favorites authors along with Nelson Demille, ahead, even, of Robert Ludlum.
I haven't made many poor choices of audible books, but his one is a real lemon. There may be a story here, but I sure didn't find it. Some audio books I have to restart several times to really get hooked into, but nothing could have made this one worthwhile.
Save your credits and get the wonderful two part novel, "The Egyptian" instead. That one is a jewel; this one is trash.
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