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SCHAUMBURG, IL, United States | Member Since 2004

  • 3 reviews
  • 6 ratings
  • 124 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2014

  • Vanishing Act

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Jane Whitefield is a Native American guide who leads solitary outcasts through hostile territory to escape the vengeance of their enemies. But the shaded forest paths her Seneca ancestors might have followed on such missions have all been converted to superhighways, and now the safest way stations are crowded urban buildings that offer the camouflage of anonymity. Still, the supply of runaways - and the need for a woman who will take great risks to save them - have never been greater.

    Cathy says: "The Book - 4 Stars; Narration - 3 Stars"
    "A great begining to a new series"
    Where does Vanishing Act rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Towards the top.

    What did you like best about this story?

    Jane Whitefield is an excellent character. She uses her wits and her skills very naturally.

    Which scene was your favorite?

    I like how she remembers her heritage after the case is over.

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

    I had already read this book, so I knew the story. I'm glad that there are more to come.

    Any additional comments?

    An enjoyable story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The King's Deception: A Cotton Malone Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick

    Cotton Malone and his 15-year-old son, Gary, are headed to Europe. As a favor to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he’s stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown - an international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets.

    Carol says: "First Book Mr Berry fell flat on."
    "Another wonderfully researched thriller"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The King's Deception to be better than the print version?

    I typically don't read a title if I'm going to listen to it. The reader, Scott Brick, is excellent.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of The King's Deception?

    I'd really hate to give anything away! The whole premise of the story is very plausible.

    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Brick is a good reader for Cotton Malone, he does Malone's sarcasm very well

    Any additional comments?

    I really like the author's notes at the end which tell what parts of the book are accurate to history and what was made up. It really adds to the historical aspect.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: Dante and His Divine Comedy: The Modern Scholar

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Timothy B. Shutt

    Kenyon College professor Dr. Timothy B. Shutt examines Dante's greatest work, The Divine Comedy, both in terms of its autobiographical elements and its allegorical meaning for the human race.

    amar says: "Amazing Analysis"
    "Lectures certainly, but entertaining as well"

    I really enjoy the Modern Scholar series, and Dr Shutt's lectures (this and other topics) are educational and liberally sprinkled with wit. Dante's Divine Comedy comes to life as Shutt reaches into the minds of Dante and his contemporaries, tells us the story and some of what was going on at the time. Very enjoyable.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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