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ashburnham, MA, USA

  • 4 reviews
  • 5 ratings
  • 183 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • Children of the Storm: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 15

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat

    The Great War has ended at last. Archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her husband, Emerson, the distinguished Egyptologist, no longer fear for the life of their daring son, Ramses, now free from his dangerous wartime obligations to British Intelligence. Delightful new additions to the growing Emerson family and new wonders waiting to be discovered beneath the shifting Egyptian sands mark a time of new beginnings in Luxor.

    Competition Rider says: "Abriged to Incomprehensibility"

    Elizabeth Peters writes a wonderful story, why only offer the abridged versions? Barbara Rosenblat is wonderful there is no one who could do justice to this series more than her. I have purchased the abridged versions because that is the only option I have been given to continue with the series. I think that we should be able to listen to them as Ms. Peters intended full and uncut. Those who don't want such a long story, can find another series. Amelia Peabody should not be silenced into an abridged version. I want to hear every long speech Ramses gives! I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because it is ABRIDGED!

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Autobiography of a Yogi

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Paramahansa Yogananda
    • Narrated By Ben Kingsley

    When Autobiography of a Yogi first appeared in 1946, it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. The New York Times hailed it as "a rare account". Newsweek pronounced it "fascinating". The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Yogananda presents a convincing case for yoga, and those who 'came to scoff' may remain 'to pray." Today it is still one of the most widely read and respected books ever published on the wisdom of the East.

    Peter A. says: "One of the finest books on Spirituality ever"
    "Beautifully written literature"

    This book was written over 50 years ago. The writer has wonderful command of the english language, He is prolific,highly descriptive and inspiring. I have listened to over 50 books. I have never heard a book so wonderfully written. The writer is lyrical and had a unique way of phrasing his story. He does not preach his philosophy, he mearly states the facts as he sees them. You may not believe his teachings but you will have a greater understanding not only of his but of other religons. Do not listen to this to buy or not buy his religion. Read it for the shear enjoyment of the writing and the wonderful, delightful story of an extraodinary life. Sir Ben kingsley's voice is soothing and does justice to this highly entertaining piece of literature.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Utopia

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Rising out of the Nevada canyons, Utopia is a theme park so technologically advanced as to be awe-inspiring. But serious mishaps are starting to cause concern, and things turn from bad to worse when a group of mercenaries infiltrates the park's computerized infrastructure, holding the entire park hostage. The engineer who designed the park now must find a way to save it.

    Patti says: "Utopia (unabridged)"
    "I don't get it!!!"

    I just don't get what people find thrilling about this book. I started to listen, after about 3 hours I just kept waiting for the suspense, the thrill, the anything. I left it and listened to another book. I then came back to it a few days later wanting to give it another chance. After hour 7, I kept thinking there is not a person or event in this story that I care about. This book had less excitement than "Paul Harvey's rest of the story"
    DULL, BORING, too much un-necessary technical information that is NOT ONLY unneeded but also more importantly added to the agony for the length. I am a fan of Lincoln Child and Scott Brick but this was a real disappointment and an incredible waste of $.

    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Night Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Five years after the crashof TWA Flight 800, the government has declared it a result of mechanical failure. But John Corey, an ex-NYPD detective who is now a contract agent with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is persuaded by Kate Mayfield, his wife and task force partner, that the case deserves a second look.

    Ms Discus says: "Addictive mix of fact & intriguing storyline"
    "I didn't see it coming, I couldn't put it down!"

    I try not to read the spoilers in other reviews. I don?t know why I didn?t see this ending coming. I didn?t put 2 and 2 together with the timeline. I had to hear the ending three times to make sure I got it right. I thought I had somehow skipped to a different story. The hero is real. The feelings and emotions are believable. The villain is unfortunately, all too believable. This book grabs you at the beginning and keeps you glued till the all too believable, all too poignant ending. There is no dull moment, a true must finish story. I would recommend that every reader who likes a gripping thriller to invest time in this. I will read this author and reader again as they both did a superb job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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