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Hannibal, MO USA | Member Since 2010

  • 9 reviews
  • 126 ratings
  • 457 titles in library
  • 13 purchased in 2015

  • The Earth Will Shake: The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles Vol. I

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Robert Anton Wilson
    • Narrated By Scot Crisp

    They have been with us throughout the ages: the "Invisible College" of wisdom and their adversaries, the destroyers. Naples, Italy, circa 1764: A young aristocrat is about to stumble onto one piece of the great pattern. As witness to a vicious assassination and victim of his passion for the beautiful daughter of his enemy, young Sigismundo Celine is forced to begin a mystical odyssey amidst an ageless clash of Freemasons, Mafia, and the Illuminati.

    Kamal says: "A powerful start to the series"
    "Great second look at history and philosophy"

    Very engrossing tale; VERY disappointing at the end - it ended quite abruptly and the next book in the series is not yet available!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By M. R. Carey
    • Narrated By Finty Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

    Amazon Customer says: "Spoiler-free review below - Amazing book!"
    "Not your typical boring zombie story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Girl with All the Gifts the most enjoyable?

    Intelligent story line and characters.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Melanie of course - because of the internal struggle between her need to feed and her desire to do right. That's what makes horror/ monster stories interesting.

    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    .. and you thought the Paleo diet was tough...

    Any additional comments?

    I don't care for the popular zombie genre but this was a great story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Lisa See
    • Narrated By Janet Song
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Lily is haunted by memories of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower and asks the gods for forgiveness.

    Barbara A Danner says: "Disappointing"
    "Thoroughly enjoyed this story"

    This is a great story, and paints a clear picture of Chinese culture during foot-binding days. Really enjoyed this view of the secluded lives of Chinese women and of the culture.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • My Name Is Red

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of 16th-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent contemporary Turkish writers.

    Kathleen says: "Complex and interesting"
    "Good story, but fairly repetitive."

    Story is pretty fascinating, and gives a good peek at the period -- but there are a lot of very repetitive lines - gets tedious occasionally.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Testament of Gideon Mack

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By James Robertson
    • Narrated By Tom Cotcher

    For Gideon Mack, faithless minister, unfaithful husband, and troubled soul, the existence of God, let alone the Devil, is no more credible than that of ghosts or fairies - until the day he falls into a gorge and is rescued by someone who might just be Satan.

    Chris says: "Fantastic"
    "Totally engrossing"

    The audible version of a real page-turner. Clever setup: fictitious publisher writes the prologue, talking about whether or not he should publish this story based on a "found manuscript" which is Gideon's autobiography.
    The story addresses big philosophical questions and the variety of relationships in one man's life -- all a background for a fantasical tale.
    I'm looking for more books by this author!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

    PA Law says: "Haunting and beautiful tale"
    "A few good plot twists"

    A quiet, thoughtful story that manages to have a few twists in the plot. If you like fast-paced stories this probably isn't for you, but I like both fast and slow-paced movies and books, and found this story captivating.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Legend and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Richard Matheson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean, Yuri Rasovsky

    In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn. This recording also includes a sampling of other horror stories by Richard Matheson.

    Amazon Customer says: "Narrators a mixed bag"
    "Narrators a mixed bag"

    Loved the first half, the title story. For all the rest of the stories they changed narrators - the second narrator's voice grated on my nerves and several times I almost just quit listening he annoyed me so much.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Da Vinci Code

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

    Alexandra says: "Incredibly entertaining"

    Really liked the way Brown tied a lot of disparate historical events together into one theme. The reading was done well, and the plot twists and turns kept the story moving. I especially liked the way the author would have you change your mind about various characters as the story progressed. Good ending, too!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Historian

    • ABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated By Joanne Whalley, Martin Jarvis, Dennis Boutsikaris, and others

    Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor", and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of: a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.

    John S. Atherton says: "I give the book a five but I won't buy it..."
    "Can't stop listening!"

    Excellent retelling of the Dracula story; has a gothic feel about it though the story takes place in the mid-20th century. Having different actors read each character's part added a lot to the feel of the story. I'll listen to this one again and again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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