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Kimberly

Sarasota, United States Minor Outlying Islands | Member Since 2009

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  • Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jonathan Eig
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    Acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Jonathan Eig blows the lid off the Al Capone story. Based on never-before-seen government documents and newly discovered letters written by Al Capone himself, Get Capone presents America's greatest gangster as you’ve never seen him before.

    Jonathan says: "Get this book"
    "Confusing"
    Overall

    This book had alot of facts like, names, dates, street names, cities, etc. So many it was hard to remember them all and keep it all straight. I also think it wasn't written in completely chronological order (confusing). To me the most interesting part was the epilogue. It would have been nice to have heard Capone's life story in his words and from his point of view. I think that is what I was looking for.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Shadow: Bone Island Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Heather Graham
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (176)

    There are those who walk among us who are no longer alive, but not yet crossed over. They seek retribution…vengeance…to warn. Among the living, few intuit their presence. Katie MacDonald is one who can. As she’s drawn deeper and deeper into a gruesome years-old murder, whispered warnings from a spectral friend become more and more insistent. But Katie must uncover the truth: could David Beckett really be guilty of his fiancée’s murder?

    Kathy says: "She can see Ghosts!"
    "Pleasantly surprised"
    Overall

    I have never heard/read heather graham. I am from florida and was pleasantly surprised this whole story is based in key west. It is a combo of romance, history and murder mystery. I liked it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By John Berendt
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (959)
    Performance
    (500)
    Story
    (502)

    Genteel society ladies who compare notes on their husbands' suicides. A hilariously foul-mouthed black drag queen. A voodoo priestess who works her roots in the graveyard at midnight. A prominent antiques dealer who hangs a Nazi flag from his window to disrupt the shooting of a movie. And a redneck gigolo whose conquests describe him as a "walking streak of sex".

    Joey says: "A little slow, but entertaining"
    "nice story"
    Overall

    Nice story and a view into the history of this town. not very exciting. A lot of names and stories to follow

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (972)
    Performance
    (306)
    Story
    (307)

    John Grisham's first work of nonfiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet.

    Mark says: "Good Book - Not Typical Grisham"
    "long...."
    Overall

    get the abridged version. There are soooo many names and it is not very exciting. I found it hard to keep track of everyone and all the many details.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23259)
    Performance
    (9882)
    Story
    (9953)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "what????"
    Overall

    A little hard to follow. All the names are very ethnic. Definatly not for new readers/listeners.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Vampire Diaries, Book 1: The Awakening

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By L. J. Smith
    • Narrated By Rebecca Mozo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (696)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (349)

    Elena: beautiful and popular, the girl who can have any boy she wants. Stefan: brooding and mysterious, desperately trying to resist his desire for Elena for her own good. Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Elena finds herself drawn to both brothers....who will she choose?

    Felicity Fairchild says: "Interesting!"
    "total teenager story"
    Overall

    This story seems to follow the same type story as the twilight. Teenage angst and all.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Soulless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3090)
    Performance
    (2286)
    Story
    (2312)

    Victorian romance mixes seamlessly with elegant prose and biting wit—and werewolves—in Gail Carriger’s delightful debut novel. Soulless introduces Alexia Tarabotti, a parasol-wielding Londoner getting dangerously close to spinster status. But there are more important things than finding a husband. For Alexia was born without a soul, giving her the ability to render any vampire or werewolf completely powerless.

    Pamela I Greene says: "Amelia Peabody has competition"
    "fun book"
    Overall

    This is a fun book. but more for teenagers in my opinion, just because there are situations they may be able to understand better.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ice Cold

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1593)
    Performance
    (939)
    Story
    (930)

    Something terrible has happened in the snowbound village of Kingdom Come, Wyoming, where 12 eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. Meals remain untouched on dining room tables, cars are still in garages, and the town's residents have vanished into thin air. This is the disturbing setting where vacationing medical examiner Maura Isles and her traveling companions find themselves trapped during a ferocious snowstorm.

    Babs says: "Intelligent people behaving stupidly"
    "Tess is the best!!"
    Overall

    This book leaves you wanting more and more. I can not wait till "The Killing Place" comes out. I encourage everyone to start at the begining of this series "The Surgeon" so that you can fully appreciate the story. I am soooo glad there will be a T.V. show. I hope it does her books justice.
    Keep writing Tess I can't get enough.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Joaquin "Jack" Garcia, Michael Levin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (49)

    At six-foot-four-inches and 375 pounds, Jack Garcia looked the part of a mobster, and he played his part so perfectly that his Mafia bosses never suspected he was an undercover agent for the FBI. "Big Jack Falcone," as he was known inside La Cosa Nostra, learned all the inside dirt about the Gambino organized crime syndicate and its illegal activities---from extortion and loan-sharking to assault and murder.

    Frank says: "Great Book!"
    "Wow"
    Overall

    This book sounds like it could be fiction easily. Awsome story. It left me feeling a little frustrated with the politics and paper pushers at the FBI though. You have to give alot of credit to agents like Joaquin Garcia. It takes incredible talent and guts to do what he did. It would've been nice to have seen him get to finish the case and retire feeling satisfied with the results of all his hard work.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Philip Carlo
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1061)
    Performance
    (479)
    Story
    (482)

    Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinski led a double life beyond anything ever seen on The Sopranos, becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighborhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey. Now, after 240 hours of face-to-face interviews with Kuklinski and his wife and daughters, author Philip Carlo tells his extraordinary story.

    Eileen C says: "You must buy this audio only if..."
    "Disturbing"
    Overall

    This book was a little difficult to listen to. Not because of the writing or the narrator but because of the actions of the "Ice Man". I listened to this book almost a year ago and I still can not get parts of it out of my mind. This book is definatley not for children in my opinion. This book is not for the soft hearted either.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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