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ratings
18
REVIEWS
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FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
12

  • Gone-Away Lake

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Enright
    • Narrated By Colleen Delany
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Eleven year-old Portia and her younger brother, Foster, spend a summer with their cousin, Julian, engaged in more than the usual summer pastimes of sun, fun and games. The children discover a fascinating abandoned summer resort, consisting of deserted crumbling Victorian summer homes surrounding a vanished lake, which is now a swamp. But, best of all, they discover and befriend an elderly eccentric brother and sister who tell them the story of Gone-Away Lake.

    Donna says: "Great Summer Read"
    "Go Away - Gone Away"
    Overall

    This was really lame. Nothing happens except the kids meet some old people who tell them how great everthing used to be, and how kids today have pathetic lives. And this book was written in the 50's. The narrator gives a real overacted, emotional reading. NO plot, no interesting characters, just a lot of meandering.

    2 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Oryx and Crake

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1860)
    Performance
    (1011)
    Story
    (1022)

    As the story opens, Snowman is sleeping in a tree, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the green-eyed Children of Crake, he explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes - into his own past, and back to Crake's high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief.

    Doug says: "Very Scary Stuff"
    "Great"
    Overall

    This book was really great from the beginning to the end. It really holds your interest. It's definatly what I would call Literary Science Fiction. If your just into straight sci-fi, I think you might really like this. It's got great descriptive scenes and characters. And well read.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil Wears Prada

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lauren Weisberger
    • Narrated By Rachel Leigh Cook
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, is hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the successful editor of Runway magazine. Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts Prada! Armani! Versace! at every turn. As things escalate from the merely unacceptable to the downright outrageous, Andrea begins to realize that the job a million girls would die for may just kill her. And even if she survives, she has to decide whether the job is worth the price of her soul.

    Diana says: "A light read but entertaining"
    "Good - for what it is"
    Overall

    This was entertaining. Even though eventually not much happens, it's all put together pretty well. Rachel Leigh Cook does a great job narrating. She sounds just what I imagine the character to sound like. If you want some light popular fiction, try this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nobody's Fool

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Richard Russo
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (576)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (202)

    Divorced from his own wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, Sully now has one new problem to cope with: a long-estranged son who is in imminent danger of following in his father's footsteps. With its sly and uproarious humor and a heart that embraces humanity's follies as well as its triumphs, Nobody's Fool is storytelling at its most generous.

    Steve says: "Russo is a genious."
    "Not that great..."
    Overall

    I have to admit I didn't finish this. I gave up after about 4 hours, none of which I enjoyed. While Empire Falls was really great, this book just plodded along, I wasn't interested in any of the characters and not much was happening. I wouldn't recommend it. The narrator though was excellent

    8 of 18 people found this review helpful

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