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MRC

Jackson, NJ, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Rules of Civility: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Amor Towles
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1733)
    Performance
    (1377)
    Story
    (1361)

    Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising 25-year-old named Katey Kontent. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future.

    Emily - Audible says: "Like a Country Pastoral for City Rats"
    "Hated to Reach the End"
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    Performance
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    If you could sum up Rules of Civility in three words, what would they be?

    Beautifully crafted novel


    What other book might you compare Rules of Civility to and why?

    Perhaps reminicient of


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The opening scene gallery walk-through set the story's tone to perfection.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Late in the book conversation with Katie's boss.


    Any additional comments?

    The author provides constant surprises--yet after consideration--absolutely appropriate conversations and outcomes.Do not read this book too quickly! Force yourself to read a chapter, appreciate the vocabulary, characters and actions before you continue. I wish I had received this advice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Identical

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Scott Turow
    • Narrated By Henry Leyva
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (313)
    Performance
    (256)
    Story
    (256)

    Identical, based loosely on the myth of Castor and Pollux, is the story of identical twins, Paul and Cass Giannis, and the complex relationships between their family and their former neighbors, the Kronons. The audiobook focuses principally on events in 2008, when Paul is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County, and Cass is released from the penitentiary, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Athena Kronon.

    Jacqueline says: "Courtroom Drama Takes a Back Seat"
    "Disappointing"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Scott Turow and/or Henry Leyva?

    Not sure


    Would you be willing to try another book from Scott Turow? Why or why not?

    Not sure. Since his first ONE L, I've been a big Scott Turow fan but if this book would have been written by anyone else, I would have stopped listening somewhere about Chapter 5


    Did Henry Leyva do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Ok


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

    Improbability and far too many story lines. A potboiler for sure.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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