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Sharon

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  • 134 reviews
  • 147 ratings
  • 290 titles in library
  • 20 purchased in 2015
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  • Classic Crime Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell, Graham Greene, G.K. Chesterton, and others
    • Narrated By Jack Shepherd, Patrick Malahide
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Discover a world of heroes and villains, suspense and intrigue. This riveting and comprehensive collection brings together some of the best crime writing of all time. Ruth Rendell and Frances Hegarty spearhead the modern genre, moving through the popular and rarely recorded Graham Greene, to Edgar Wallace and G.K. Chesterton and his master detective Father Brown. And that's not all.

    Linda says: "Good colection"
    "Great stories if you're looking to punish yourself"
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    I tried three different stories from this book and couldn't get past the first ten minutes of either one. Neither of the books sparked my interest in the beginning. I won't commit an hour to something that bores me in the first few minutes of listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By A. J. Baime
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (134)

    The Arsenal of Democracy tells the incredible story of how Detroit answered the call, centering on Henry Ford and his tortured son Edsel, who, when asked if they could deliver 50,000 airplanes, made an outrageous claim: Ford Motor Company would erect a plant that could yield a “bomber an hour”. Critics scoffed: Ford didn’t make planes; they made simple, affordable cars. But bucking his father’s resistance, Edsel charged ahead.

    TG says: "Edsel Ford, a tragic hero"
    "Eye-opening telling of a piece of history"
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    I usually listen to mysteries or thrillers, but I'm interested in WWI and WWII history. I thought this was a great mix of American history, the Ford's family history, and pop culture. The narrator did an excellent job as well.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Whistling Past the Graveyard

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Susan Crandall
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (876)
    Performance
    (778)
    Story
    (780)

    In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old spitfire Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother's Mississippi home. Starla hasn't seen her momma since she was three - that's when Lulu left for Nashville to become a famous singer. If she can get to Nashville and find her momma, then all that she promised will come true: Lulu will be a star. Daddy will come to live in Nashville, too. And her family will be whole and perfect.

    Laurette says: "Feisty red-headed little girl takes on the south"
    "Don't waste your money!"
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    Story

    The story line is all over the place. The main character is a brat and needs to get her butt busted! The narrator's voice is annoying when she talks as the girl in the story, maybe she is equally perturbed by her? And the author uses ridiculous southern vernacular, most I've never heard of, but especially the term "Thank you baby Jesus" so often in the story, it could be the title of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mary Kubica
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3573)
    Performance
    (3011)
    Story
    (3021)

    Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

    Roger says: "Brilliant performances, moving story"
    "just ok"
    Overall
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    Just that...Ok. I figured it out way too early in the book. I didn't like the characters. Nothing wrong with the narrators, it's a bad book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Child 44

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tom Rob Smith
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2199)
    Performance
    (1021)
    Story
    (1021)

    It is a society that is, officially, a paradise. Superior to the decadent West, Stalin's Soviet Union is a haven for its citizens, providing for all of their needs: education, health care, security. In exchange, all that is required is their hard work, and their loyalty and faith to the Soviet State. But now a murderer is on the loose.

    Melvin says: "Terror from all sides."
    "ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!"
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    It's a little slow getting started, but it's a great read. My first book from this author and this narrator and I loved them both. I'm sure it won't be as good as the book, but I'm even more anxious to see the movie now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tom Franklin
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1912)
    Performance
    (1261)
    Story
    (1268)

    Larry Ott and Silas “32” Jones were unlikely boyhood friends. Larry was the child of lower middle-class white parents, Silas the son of a poor, single, black mother - their worlds as different as night and day. Yet a special bond developed between them in Chabot, Mississippi. But within a few years, tragedy struck. In high school, a girl who lived up the road from Larry had gone to the drive-in movie with him and nobody had seen her again.

    Jami E. Nettles says: "Fantastic story in the south I know"
    "I couldn't find a reason not to give it 5 stars!"
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    I LOVED this book! I love a good cold case mystery, and this one ranks high on my list of favorites. Definitely looking into more titles from this author!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Relic: Pendergast, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4798)
    Performance
    (3182)
    Story
    (3211)

    Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who - or what - is doing the killing.

    Snoodely says: "Non-Perishable"
    "Just Could Not Get Into This Book!"
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    A friend recommended this book to me, and so I tried desperately to like it. I feel asleep listening and did not go back to hear the parts I missed. I just wanted to finish it. I swear it went on FOREVER! It was truly painful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Time We Say Goodbye

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Cynthia Hand
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (68)

    The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment. Now she's just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be. As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone--a text Tyler sent that could have changed everything.

    nlbrooks22 says: "Amazing"
    "A decent read"
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    This was a little juvenile as the characters are high schoolers. So some sections were somewhat annoying. Having said that, it was still a touching story of the victims who are left behind after a loved-one's suicide.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Weight of Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Heather Gudenkauf
    • Narrated By Jim Colby, Eliza Foss, Cassandra Morris, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (854)
    Performance
    (697)
    Story
    (697)

    It happens quietly one August morning. As dawn's shimmering light drenches the humid Iowa air, two families awaken to find their little girls have gone missing in the night. Now these families are tied by the question of what happened to their children. And the answer is trapped in the silence of unspoken family secrets.

    Sara says: "A jewel"
    "Beautifully written!"
    Overall
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    I love how the author gives you a picture of all of the characters' view points, instead of just one. It really makes the story 3-dimensional. I don't know if she does that with all of her books, but I am definitely interested in finding out!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3143)
    Performance
    (2931)
    Story
    (2929)

    Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

    Alexis says: "Fun! Things you might want to know:"
    "interesting story, great performance!"
    Overall
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    I've always been a mystery/thriller true crime reader, but I'm coming around to the science fiction side. Wil Wheaton deserves a good deal of credit for that. I became a Wheaton fan after listening to Ready Player One. I don't know how he performs other genres, but he does an excellent job with sci fy. Lock In is a good mix of sci fy and mystery.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silent Sister: Riley MacPherson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3299)
    Performance
    (2829)
    Story
    (2823)

    In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now?

    Taryn says: "Not My Cup of Tea"
    "I see what all the hype was about!"
    Overall
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    Great story. Lots of plot twists. Somewhat predictable, but still a great listen and well worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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