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Kathryn

Mountain View, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 516 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2015
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  • Dead Like You: DS Roy Grace Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Peter James
    • Narrated By David Bauckham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (44)

    The Metropole Hotel, Brighton. After a heady New Year’s Eve ball, a woman is brutally raped as she returns to her room. A week later, another woman is attacked. Both victims’ shoes are taken by the offender.... Detective Superintendent Roy Grace soon realises that these new cases bear remarkable similarities to an unsolved series of crimes in the city back in 1997.

    Jean says: "Better read than listened to"
    "Gritty"
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    I enjoy the plots in this series but in this book, some of the descriptions were a little more gritty than I would have liked. Overall, still a good book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • In From the Cold: The I Spy Stories: I Spy Something, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated By Alexander J. Masters
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (122)

    Espionage was always a game, but now British spy Mark Hardwicke wants to retire and settle down with ex-lover Dr. Stephen Thorpe - if Stephen will have him. Unfortunately, Stephen has other plans - and so do the terrorists who want Mark dead.

    Heather says: "Perfection"
    "Too Graphic for My Taste"
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    I guess I was expecting a little more spy action and less self-examination. Instead, it was 99% self-examination and 1% spy action. The narrator had a good voice and reasonable southern accents.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Luther: The Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Neil Cross
    • Narrated By David Bauckham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (100)

    Meet Detective Chief Inspector John Luther. He’s a murder detective with an extraordinary case clearance rate. He’s obsessive, instinctive, and intense. Nobody who ever stood at his side has a bad word to say about him. And yet there are rumors that Luther is bad - not corrupt, not on the take, but tormented. He seethes with a hidden fury that at times he can barely control. Sometimes it sends him to the brink of madness, making him do things he shouldn’t - things well beyond the limits of the law.

    David says: "Scapegoat"
    "Too Gritty For My Taste"
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    I had enjoyed the tv series but this took me too far into the dark minds of serial killers. I will not continue with this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vengeance in Death: In Death, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1530)
    Performance
    (1084)
    Story
    (1089)

    He is an expert with the latest technology...a madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer. He quietly stalks his prey. Then he haunts the police with cryptic riddles about the crimes he is about to commit - always solved moments too late to save the victims' lives.

    NanaMeryl says: "Is there a Roarke out there for me?"
    "My 6th and last Eve Dallas book"
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    I love reading book series from 1 to end. Two things are keeping me from continuing with this series. I have decided that the narrator is portraying Dallas' dialogue as a screamer even when she is having a normal conversation. It is grating on my ears. I am also beginning to predict the plot and while there are some interesting twists, I see the plot lines evolving to the Dallas & Roarke show and not Dallas & police dept. show. I'm done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Invasion: Alaska: Invasion America, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated By Mark Ashby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (382)
    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (355)

    In this controversial book, Vaughn Heppner explores the theme of a shattered America facing the onslaught of the new colossus in the East: Greater China. The time is 2032, and the Chinese are crossing the polar ice and steaming through the Gulf of Alaska. They have conquered oil-rich Siberia and turned Japan into a satellite state. Now a new glacial period has begun, devastating the world’s food supply. China plans to corner the world’s oil market and buy the needed food for their hungry masses.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "THE AMERICANS ARE NOT SIBERIANS"
    "Interesting premise but there are flaws"
    Overall
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    The premise of a war between China and the US was interesting for me. I enjoyed listening to the tempo and language of the dialog among the Chinese ministers. However, perhaps I have watched too many West Wing shows, I did not believe the flow of the dialog of the military commanders and the President. The description of the military equipment and the actual fighting was interesting but it's not my thing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • When the Tea Party Came to Town

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Robert Draper
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (52)

    Experience the new nonfiction book from the author of the New York Times best seller Dead Certain. When the Tea Party Came to Town is the definitive book about the Bush Presidency, a revealing and riveting look at the new House of Representatives elected in the history-making 2010 midterm elections.

    Michael says: "Do Not Ask What this Book is About"
    "Great Story - Too Bad It's True"
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    I have been trying to get a better understanding of the development of the Tea Party and the internal dynamics of the parties. This book did a nice job blending the history of Congress with the folks who are now there. There were also nice vignettes of each of the freshmen and of the "old timers". Each Congress person seems to spend the most time
    out-conniving each other or the other party rather than compromising to solve the issues.

    As far as the book goes, I give it "A" rating. As far as Congress goes, I proclaim "a pox on all of their houses".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Utopia

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (796)
    Performance
    (425)
    Story
    (425)

    Rising out of the Nevada canyons, Utopia is a theme park so technologically advanced as to be awe-inspiring. But serious mishaps are starting to cause concern, and things turn from bad to worse when a group of mercenaries infiltrates the park's computerized infrastructure, holding the entire park hostage. The engineer who designed the park now must find a way to save it.

    Patti says: "Utopia (unabridged)"
    "Never Met an Emotional Computer Scientist Before"
    Overall
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    The plot was good but my experience with computer scientists did not match that of Andrew's. Andrew is so much more emotional and acted a bit irrational at times. However, once I got past that, I enjoyed getting to know the other characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Magicians: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lev Grossman
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3856)
    Performance
    (2989)
    Story
    (3009)

    Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he's still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery.

    Charles says: "Surprising"
    "Part Fairy Tale, Part Nightmare"
    Overall
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    Here is a group of bored and spoiled kids looking for the next thrill. After each adventure, they think they have finally found happiness but the euphoria does not last for long. There are Narnia type adventures but frankly, I think Harry Potter has a better grasp of reality and better moral compass than they do. I wanted to stop reading the book during the middle third but my interest picked up after that especially after meeting Chatwin. Like gamblers, the group will always be looking for the next thrill. This book will not be one of my favorites.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robin Gunn
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    In this eighth adventure, abnormal medical test results send Summer Finley flying to the Netherlands—while she can—to fulfill her dream of meeting Noelle Van Zandt, her pen pal since fourth grade. As the sisterchicks float down an Amsterdam canal, visit Corrie ten Boom’s hiding place, sip Dutch chocolate in Delft, and bob happily through a sea of spring-fresh tulips, they begin to experience God’s healing touch.

    Kathryn says: "Interesting information about the Netherlands"
    "Interesting information about the Netherlands"
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    I downloaded this book because I'm a fan of the narrator, Barbara Rosenblatt. The story line was pretty good but I was not prepared for the faith lessons provided by the two main characters. I respect those lessons but it didn't make me like the book any more because of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Homicide in Hardcover: A Bibliophile Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (109)

    The streets of San Francisco would be lined with hardcovers if rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright had her way. And her mentor wouldn't be lying in a pool of his own blood on the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration. With his final breath he leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message, and gives her a priceless - and supposedly cursed - copy of Goethe's Faust for safekeeping.

    Sandra says: "Not Great"
    "Implausble"
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    My image of a book conservator is one who is thoughtful, patient and plans carefully. The main character was anything but. She consistently acted immaturely and lied or spoke half truths about what she saw. Why? There were other unbelievable issues: The author used a southern California slang term for highway 101 by calling it "the 101" which is not a good thing for a story set in northern California. She also described the main character's floormates in terms that bordered on typical gay stereotypes. It was a very hard book to finish.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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