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Lorenrw

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  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27520)
    Performance
    (14121)
    Story
    (14171)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Glossed over vanilla story."
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    I can not give more than a 2 star rating for this book. I can tell you from my own experiences that the Despicable White Trash that permeated the south in the 50's and 60's and to some extent today were lower than low WHITE TRASH!!!! I was ashamed to be white. The whites that lived outside of Fort Polk La., were not just ignorant they were down right mean spirited and self aggrandizing bigots!!!! I was a Sergeant in the US Army stationed in Louisiana. A Black Sergeant that worked beside me was living in a shack in what was the "colored" section of town. He never complained to me. I realized how he and his family were forced to live,when I was told to pick him up on his day off. I was so ashamed of how he and his fine family were forced to live. This book only touched on the shameful way the white trash house wives and their husbands treated the blacks. If anything they were portrayed as respectful citizens of Jacksonville, instead of the bigoted trash they were! This story was a very Plain Jane story with no real truth or no ending. Nazi Germany's treatment of the Jews was not very different

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Play Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1196)
    Performance
    (465)
    Story
    (460)

    Few can rival attorney Andy Carpenter's affection for golden retrievers, especially his own beloved Tara. After he astonishes a New Jersey courtroom by successfully appealing another golden's death sentence, Andy discovers that this gentle dog is a key witness to a murder that took place five years before. Andy pushes the boundaries of the law even further as he struggles to free an innocent man by convincing an incredulous jury to take canine testimony seriously. It will take all the tricks Andy's fertile mind can conceive to get to the bottom of a remarkable chain of impersonations and murder, and to save a dog's life - and his own - in the process.

    Amazon Customer says: "Brilliant, Funny, a GREAT READ"
    "Lot of fun"
    Overall

    This was a very enjoyable 8 hours of listening. I found myself smiling to myself and felling better about the day while I listned to this book. The story and mystery was good but the reader and the pros were outstanding. I hope audible has more from this author and reader!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Appeal

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2059)
    Performance
    (460)
    Story
    (470)

    In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it.

    RJT says: "And the ending?"
    "Not worth 9.95"
    Overall

    After listening to this book, I am sure the author John Grisham is the type of man that would offer a child a ice cream cone, then he would smash it on the ground, laughing when the child started to cry. I thought I was getting a good deal at $9.95. What a waste of money and time. Grisham paints a picture of the american public as mindless,worthless,clueless dolts, controled by the rich. This book is my last John Grisham book. Do yourself a favor and pass this one up!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3495)
    Performance
    (2493)
    Story
    (2499)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "Outstanding listen"
    Overall

    This first book of a trilogy, was as good or better than any book/books I have listned to out of the more than 120 books I have downloaded through Audible. Out of all the reviews not one listed all three books and in the order they were written. All are avialible through Aubible. This trilogy of novels contains "The Potato Factory", "Tommo & Hawk" and "Solomon's Song". In that order. Another book by the same author "Brother Fish" was outstanding. Maybe a tad better (if that is possible) than the aforementioned Trilogy.

    43 of 46 people found this review helpful
  • The Fortress of Solitude

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (200)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (71)

    This is the story of two boys, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude. They are friends and neighbors, but because Dylan is white and Mingus is black, their friendship is not simple. This is the story of their Brooklyn neighborhood, which is almost exclusively black despite the first whispers of something that will become known as "gentrification."

    Jonathan says: "A smorgasbord of language"
    "Goes nowhere"
    Overall

    This is one of the few audio books in the three years I have been a member that I wanted to turn off and dump. There was no ending, it just stoped in the middle of nowhere. I kept thinking there has to be more to this story. It was read very well. I give five stars to the reader. It was like hearing someone reading an encyclopedia that went nowhere. Do not waste your credit or time on this book

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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