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Kristine

Akron, OH, United States

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  • Fool: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2125)
    Performance
    (940)
    Story
    (956)

    Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years. So naturally Pocket is at his brainless, elderly liege's side when Lear demands that his kids swear to him their undying love and devotion. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordelia believes that her father's request is kind of...well...stupid, and her blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot.

    Michael says: "Mr Moore does it again."
    "Do Not Waste your Money!"
    Overall

    I tried and tried to get through this, and just couldn't do it. I can't even waste any more time adding to the review except to say you'll be sorry if you spend any time on this book.

    0 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Beat the Reaper: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Josh Bazell
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1132)
    Performance
    (425)
    Story
    (424)

    Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient - and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder.

    Chuck says: "Great book and great narrator"
    "Loved this book - Download it now!"
    Overall

    This was one of the best listens I've had in awhile. Great story line, however inplausible - just enjoy it. For a debut novel, this guy's got a great career ahead of him.

    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
    (22913)
    Performance
    (9559)
    Story
    (9634)

    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"
    "Better than any US writer"
    Overall

    I've listened to many mysteries, thrillers, etc., and keep looking for different authors to get away from the mainstream US "thriller" writers. Along with Henning Mankell this author actually writes a book without adhering to the basic US "script". The characters are wonderfully developed, and the plot twists keep you listening. Look for others like him and Mankell. You won't be disappointed.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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