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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  • 10 reviews
  • 248 ratings
  • 415 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2015

  • Pursuit of Honor: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    The action begins six days after a series of explosions devastated Washington, D.C., targeting the National Counterterrorism Center and killing 185 people, including public officials and CIA employees. It was a bizarre act of extreme violence that called for extreme measures on the part of elite counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp and his trusted team member, Mike Nash.

    Jason J Preston says: "Another Outstandung Vince Flynn Book"
    "A Fast Paced Pursuit of Excellence"

    A really great book that confronts the reality of the terrorist threat and the myopic view of many left leaning liberals. The book is fiction but grounded strongly in todays realities and very accurately depicts the manner in which the muslim world views the west. The action and detail are superb. The ending was a bit weak when compared to the rest of the story but that is a minor point.Narrator was OK but needs to work on his cuban accent which is poorly done. Overall this book is well recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hollywood Moon: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
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    There's a saying at Hollywood station that the full moon brings out the beast--rather than the best--in the precinct's citizens. One moonlit night, LAPD veteran Dana Vaughn and "Hollywood" Nate Weiss, a struggling-actor-turned cop, get a call about a young man who's been attacking women.

    Jeannine says: "A good sequel to Hollywood Crows"
    "Great Entertainment"

    This third installment in the Wambaugh "Hollywood" series does not disapoint.
    Fast paced and entertaining, this book holds your interest from start to finish and is well worth a credit.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
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    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Venita says: "Lenghtly but good, ending was rushed"
    "Good Not Great"

    As a Stephen King fan I enjoyed this book but I would not call it "classic King". The story moves along quickly never bogging down and always entertaining. I found the ending weak. The main problem is the narrator. Southern accents & what one reviewer aptly called a Rastafarian-French accent are just weird and out of place in a novel set in small town Maine. he should have listened to Delores Claiborne to understand what many of the reviewers are talking about. Overall a good solid read,good value for the credit,but not a great Stephen King novel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nine Dragons: Harry Bosch, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
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    The one good thing in Bosch's life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he's lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity.

    Kaye E Steeno says: "Transition book?"
    "Another Great Connelly Read"

    Connelly takes Harry Bosch in a new and exciting direction. Interesting premise,good plot twists and action. Well worth your time and credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • True Blue

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
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    Mason "Mace" Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything-her badge, her career, her freedom-and spent two years in prison. Now she's back on the outside and focused on one mission: to be a cop once more. Her only shot to be a true blue again is to solve a major case on her own, and prove she has the right to wear the uniform.

    Stephen says: "No connection to new heroine"
    "Truly Awful"

    Baldacci has always been one of my favorite crime/mystery writers. His past efforts have always been based on plausible circumstances as a base starting point.
    It is hard to believe that this book is written by that same author.
    Absolutely none of it is even remotely based on any reality.
    The entire story including the characters actions are foolish,unbelievable and not grounded upon even a grain of plausibility.
    A definite miss by a normally good writer.

    20 of 23 people found this review helpful
  • Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Rick Perlstein
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Thorne
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    From one of America's most talented historians and winner of a LA Times Book Prize comes a brilliant new account of Richard Nixon that reveals the riveting backstory to the red state/blue state resentments that divide our nation today. Told with urgency and sharp political insight, Nixonland recaptures America's turbulent 1960s and early 1970s and reveals how Richard Nixon rose from the political grave to seize and hold the presidency.

    Frank says: "A 5-Star Book Injured by the Narrator"
    "Very Entertaining Historical Novel"

    If you like recent political history this is a very good effort by the author. Brings together a diverse cast of characters all centered around Richard Nixon and his far reaching influence that is still evident today

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Between the Assassinations: A Novel in Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Aravind Adiga
    • Narrated By Harsh Nayyar
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    Welcome to Kittur, India. Of its 193,432 residents, only 89 declare themselves to be without religion or caste. And if the characters in Between the Assassinations are any indication, Kittur is an extraordinary crossroads of the brightest minds and the poorest morals, the up-and-coming and the downtrodden, and of an India that modern literature has rarely addressed.

    nina says: "Great Listen, wonderful narrator!"
    "Boring & Disjointed"

    I downloaded this book since I enjoyed the authors previous book,White Tiger. This book is nothing like the first one. Extremely boring vingettes that take place in an obscure Indian village. A real torture to finish it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
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    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Andy Spooner says: "A page-turner, no doubt, but..."
    "If All Audible Books..."

    If all audible books were as poorly written as this one I would be happy to have my ipod fried by an EMP. Simplistic writing,inconsistent,hackneyed,cliche ridden.

    5 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By David Wroblewski
    • Narrated By Richard Poe

    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"
    "A Classic"

    Beautifully written,great story with surprising and unsentimental plot twists. great narration,excellent character development & descriptions. didn't want it to end.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sail

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Howard Roughan
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker, Jennifer Van Dyck
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    The Dunnes have set off on a 10 day boat trip, a trip that hopefully will bring them closer together, despite the fact that the father, Stuart is staying behind on land. But just when things start to take a turn for the better, disaster strikes.

    Stephen says: "This light summer read gave me a headache"
    "amateurish & awfull"

    The most dissapointing book I have ever listened to. Uses every hackneyed cliche and telegraphs every move in its poorly written sophmoric style.
    A total waste of time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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