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Worcester, MA, USA

  • 10 reviews
  • 32 ratings
  • 196 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • Shoot Out: Surviving Fame and (Mis)Fortune in Hollywood

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Peter Bart, Peter Guber
    • Narrated By Peter Bart, Peter Guber

    For film buffs, aspiring filmmakers, students, and anyone else intrigued by the inner workings of Hollywood, this is the quintessential take on the how, who, what, and why of the film business.

    Nicholas says: "Engaging and insightful (and also well read)"

    Unfortunately, the descriptions of this book are very false. It was a waste of a credit and I regret it.

    1 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • 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

    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!"
    "This book will make you cheer!"

    I loved this book; the story is fantastic. It is mainly about 2 maids in the south in the 1960's, and the mood and voice really speaks. The reader gets a historical account, and a scary, yet oddly uplifting story at the same time. Narrators are great!

    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: The Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Kate Summerscale
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In June of 1860 three-year-old Saville Kent was found at the bottom of an outdoor privy with his throat slit. The crime horrified all England and led to a national obsession with detection. At the time, the detective was a relatively new invention; there were only eight detectives in all of England and rarely were they called out of London, but this crime was so shocking that Scotland Yard sent its best man to investigate, Inspector Jonathan Whicher.

    Gyn says: "A Must Read For Every Detective Book Affecionado"
    "I expected so much more.."

    This book was in Time, and Newsweek, and the NYT, and maybe my expectations were high, but I was bored, and I am not easily bored. The story with the oh-so-quick delivery just irritated me. I also give myself one star on my choice.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • American Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    On what might become one of the most significant days in her husband's presidency, Alice Blackwell considers the strange and unlikely path that has led her to the White House and the repercussions of a life lived, as she puts it, "almost in opposition to itself."

    jennifer says: "A pleasant surprise"

    I loved this book; it was so well written and so interesting. Even if I did not know who it was modeled after, the story would have been interesting anyway. I was very impressed and it was nice to make a good choice. The narrator was great too.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By David Wroblewski
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents and an unusual breed of dogs on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. But when tragedy strikes the Sawtelle family, Edgar flees to the surrounding wilderness. He comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him.

    Ella says: "Just OK"
    "I'm supposed to like this, but did not"

    The story took too long to get into, and I kept going back reading reviews after 2-3 hours as to why I should love this book. I didn't.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Brass Verdict: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles

    Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

    Jeff says: "Five Star Book; Three Star Narration"
    "good book, great narration"

    I am not a Bosch fan, but I like the Lincoln Lawyer, so with that plot plus great reading, I enjoyed the book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kabloona: Among the Inuit

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Gontran de Poncins
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner

    Kabloona is a true story of a journey into the North. This extraordinary classic has been variously acclaimed as one of the great books of adventure, travel, anthropology, and spiritual awakening.

    Filmguy says: "Fascinating Adventure"
    "Loved this book"

    The exploration of the inuit was fascinating, even if a little too graphic (guts and all) at times, but I really liked this and I don't often read this type of material. Worth every penny and makes up for the book "so called picked by audible experts list" where a book or choice is too often wasted.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Crime Writer

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick

    Drew Danner, a crime novelist with a house off L.A.'s storied Mulholland Drive, awakens in a hospital bed with a scar on his head and no memory of being found convulsing over his ex-fiancee's body the previous night. He was discovered holding a knife, her blood beneath his nails. He himself doesn't know whether he's guilty or innocent. To reconstruct the story, the writer must now become the protagonist, searching the corridors of his life and the city he loves.

    Kelbey says: "Excellent"
    "depressing, bad narration"

    This book is depressing even for a crime thriller, the main character just went thud for me despite Scott Brick (and I usually like Brick a lot) and his OVER-narration; he just goes way too far here, it is performance art gone crazy. Unless you love the writer, and even if you do, THINK TWICE.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Other Boleyn Girl: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Ruthie Henshall

    When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of 14, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots as the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king, and take her fate into her own hands.

    Julie Gibson says: "ABRIDGED!!!"
    "movie was better"

    One star is stretching it

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Cure for Modern Life

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Lisa Tucker
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Matthew and Amelia were once in love and planning to raise a family together, but a decade later, they have become professional enemies. To Amelia, who has dedicated her life to medical ethics, Matthew's job as a high-powered pharmaceutical executive has turned him into a heartless person who doesn't care about anything but money. Now they're kept in balance only by Matthew's best and oldest friend, Ben, a rising science superstar - and Amelia's new boyfriend.

    Angela says: "I LOVED THIS BOOK"
    "Scott Brick good, book badly written"

    Don't buy it

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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