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M. Mays

Arlington, MN United States | Member Since 2002

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  • 9 reviews
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  • 572 titles in library
  • 23 purchased in 2014
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  • Shadow Divers: Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of WWII

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Kurson
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2125)
    Performance
    (598)
    Story
    (601)

    In 1991, acting on a tip from a local fisherman, two scuba divers discovered a sunken German U-boat, complete with its crew of 60 men, not too far off the New Jersey coast. The divers, realizing the momentousness of their discovery, began probing the mystery. Over the next six years, they became expert and well-traveled researchers, taught themselves German, hunted for clues in Germany, and constructed theories corrective of the history books, all in an effort to identify this sunken U-boat and its crew.

    Douglas says: "GRIPPING!"
    "captivating!"
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    Would you listen to Shadow Divers again? Why?

    Yes. why? so I can catch the few pieces of information that I missed while driving.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadow Divers?

    the finding of the sub


    Did Michael Prichard do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    yes. unfortunately, he changed pitch between readings. But that was not insurmountable.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES!


    Any additional comments?

    Very informative and exciting. I felt like I was with them on their discovery. Would highly recommend for and adventure in real life book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4941)
    Performance
    (3656)
    Story
    (3682)

    They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

    Parola138 says: "I thought I was desensitized"
    "Steven Weber made this book!"
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    What disappointed you about It?

    I didn't really like this book when I read it when it first came out. I have read every thing SK has written, some good some uhh -not-so-good. This book fell into the latter category. However, the narrator seriously made this book happen. Even a bad book can be made great by its deliverence and Steven Weber made a rather cheesy book fantastik!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen King again?

    Oh yes. overall, I like his stuff, even if in his old age he is getting rather predictable. I will still give him the chance to get a good one in.


    Have you listened to any of Steven Weber’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I do not think I have listened to Steven Weber before. I would have to check my library, but I most certainly will look to see if he has anything else out and would get it in a heart beat.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes It wasn't all bad, just seemed to really stretch the activities and believabilities of 12 year old children.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Servants of Twilight

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (189)

    An ordinary parking lot in southern California. Christine Scavello and her six-year-old son are accosted by a strange old woman. "I know who you are," the woman snaps at the boy. "I know what you are." A scream, a threat - and then a grotesque act of violence. Suddenly Christine's pride and joy, her only son, is targeted by a group of religious fanatics. They've branded him the Antichrist. They want to kill him. And they are everywhere.

    Linda says: "Narrator horrible"
    "ho hummm"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    cant think of anyone other than a teenager, and a young teenager at that.


    Has The Servants of Twilight turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Intonations were very distracting.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    nice story line, but the characters needed updating real bad. Difficult to believe a 6 year old had such a vocabulary, and behaviors.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10632)
    Performance
    (9616)
    Story
    (9701)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Livia says: "Formulaic and Hard to Finish...."
    "Wow"
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    What made the experience of listening to Inferno the most enjoyable?

    Unpredicability


    What other book might you compare Inferno to and why?

    I cant think of any book it compares to


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    A real thought provoking book. Made me think.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Retirement Plan: A Crime Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Martha Miller
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (83)

    What do you do when you fall through the loopholes in the system and all you have to rely on are your own wits? Lois and Sophie have scrambled and saved for years, planning for their retirement in Florida. But now they've lost it all, and Lois' sniper training from her long-ago service as an Army nurse leads to a desperate career choice. When Detective Morgan Holiday is assigned to investigate a spate of sniper killings, it's just one more stress point in her already overburdened life.

    'Nathan says: "Rooting for the "bad guys" has never been so good!"
    "Entirely too steriotypical"
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    Would you try another book from Martha Miller and/or Bernadette Dunne?

    Probably not Martha Miller, but would not mind listening to Bernadette Dunne read another book.


    Has Retirement Plan turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I don't much care for the steriotype that was portrayed. Also the good and "bad" guys, as three Lesbians? Nah, would rather have had a straight character vs a gay character, but their sexuality be a secondary theme and incidental at best.


    Which character – as performed by Bernadette Dunne – was your favorite?

    I liked the main character Lois, and Sophie second.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Rather disappointed. Expected to read a good novel about Lesbian women but got the steriotypes as side characters. Lesbians, where I live, do not wear flannel, ever. That is an OLD image that we have struggled to alleviate, but here it is again, portrayed in a modern novel. Bummer.....I did like the reader, and wouldn't mind hearing her read another book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lost City: A Kurt Austin Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (384)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (269)

    An enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered 2,000 feet down in the North Atlantic, in an area known as "Lost City". But why are the people attempting to harvest it getting killed? Why are the scientists in a remote Greek laboratory disappearing one by one? To Kurt Austin, leader of NUMA's Special Assignments Team, and his colleague Joe Zavala, it's clear they have their work cut out for them, but it may be even bigger than they think.

    Snoodely says: "Guilty pleasure"
    "kinda predictable..."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    ya, good entertainment. Nice adventure. Good escape model.


    Has Lost City turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Oh no way!


    What three words best describe Scott Brick’s voice?

    acceptable


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    neither. good adventure book


    Any additional comments?

    Good listen, but seemed too predictable.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Absolute Certainty

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Rose Connors
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Martha "Marty" Nickerson, an assistant district attorney on Cape Cod, speaks for victims of crime and their families and sees the system as a means for doing right. After she wins a murder case, a suspect is put behind bars. But soon another body turns up in disturbingly similar circumstances. Did Marty and her colleagues target the wrong man? Her supervisor refuses to reopen such a high-profile case. But Marty fears that the real killer will strike again.

    Nancy says: "If you enjoy Kate Wilhelm"
    "Dissapointing ending"
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    The book caught me up right from the beginning, but the ending was a bit pitiful and dissapointing. Could have used a few more hows and why. Maybe that could have added some length to it. Not the best read I have ever had.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trapped

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jack Kilborn, J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (275)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (231)

    It was supposed to be a harmless camping trip. Six wayward teenagers who'd run into trouble with the law, and their court-appointed guardians, Sara and Martin Randhurst. Three nights on a small, deserted island off of Michigan's upper peninsula. A time to bond, to learn, to heal. Then Martin told a campfire story about the island's history. Of the old civil war prison hidden in there, and the starving confederate soldiers who resorted to cannibalism to stay alive. Everyone thought it was funny. They even laughed when Martin pretended to be dragged off into the woods.

    Annie says: "Gore-fest!"
    "Uncaptivating....."
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    I found the book to be sophamorically predictable. Come on, a salt shaker in the pocket, really??? Puleeze..... Would not recomend anyone to purchase this book, though the person who read (Paul Giante) was very good, his story line was so lame, I only finished it because I paid for it. Really, don't waste your time purchasing, much less listen to this book.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Invasive Procedures

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (293)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (121)

    George Galen is a brilliant scientist, a pioneer in gene therapy. But Galen is dangerously insane. He has created a method to alter human DNA, not just to heal diseases, but also to "improve" people - make them stronger, make them able to heal more quickly...and make them compliant to his will.

    Carl says: "I should have read the reviews"
    "Not as expected....."
    Overall

    I thought Orson Scott Card would have done a better job with this book. I felt it to be a bit lame in spots. Perhaps I missed the overview and it was meant to be read by a juvenile, as that was how it was written.It had some good points and entertainment value of 3 but was far too predictable and difficult to conceive as even remotely plausable which for me gives it an edge.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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