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Ursula

COLUMBIA, MD, United States | Member Since 2001

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  • From Time to Time

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Jack Finney
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (76)

    The long-awaited sequel to Time and Again . Si Morley is back and the world may never be the same. When Time and Again was published in 1970, it immediately developed a loyal following that has grown with each passing year. With this book, Jack Finney returned to the same magical territory and finds Ruben Prien still at work with the Project, still dreaming of altering man's fate by going back in time to adjust events... to interfere, some might say, with destiny.

    Simone says: "The Fate of a Sequel"
    "Love the performer but..."
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    the story is a bit long-winded in places and not as intriguing and exciting as the first. Seems there were some holes in the story or I missed something.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silkworm

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2041)
    Performance
    (1899)
    Story
    (1895)

    When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

    H James Lucas says: "A well-worn genre enlivened with fresh characters"
    "I didn't want it to end but.."
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    ...I wanted to know what happened. The performance was so good and the whole plot so reminiscent of a good British Detective story.

    Although it is a gruesome story of a murder (sensitives beware), it didn't make me have nightmares. Usually I avoid anything that is the least bit sadistic. But the story was so will written and there are so many twists and turns.

    I can't wait for more from the author and I hope she will keep this reader!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (173)

    Posing as a tourist, Emily makes her way to China with the job of protecting a CIA treasure.

    Nancy J says: "Delightful!"
    "Love Dorothy Gilman and Mrs. Pollifax!"
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    First of all Barbara Rosenblat is an excellent performer. She brings Mrs. Pollifax to life as well as the other characters. I have all of Ms. Gilman's books and this is one of my favorites. I'm totally addicted to all of Mrs. Pollifax's adventures. I like the surprises in the books and in this case who is the villain in the tour group that Mrs. Pollifax is the group leader of. The place comes to live and one can believe that one is actually there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flowers for Algernon

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Daniel Keyes
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1163)
    Performance
    (929)
    Story
    (937)

    Charlie Gordon knows that he isn't very bright. At 32, he mops floors in a bakery and earns just enough to get by. Three evenings a week, he studies at a center for mentally challenged adults. But all of this is about to change for Charlie. As part of a daring experiment, doctors are going to perform surgery on Charlie's brain. They hope the operation and special medication will increase his intelligence, just as it has for the laboratory mouse, Algernon.

    FanB14 says: "Phenomenal Classic"
    "Have always loved this book"
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    I have read this book many times. It's a fascinating story of how scientists think they can improve a mentally challenged person's life by operating on him and raise his IQ. The best part for me was when Charlie Gordon realizes that he was a whole person even when he was still "retarded". Saw the movie years ago as well where some of the plot line was changed but still loved it as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1256)
    Performance
    (1021)
    Story
    (1002)

    Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

    A. Yoshida says: "Feel good therapy session"
    "Like content"
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    I had a hard time listening to the book. I will need to get the book. Taking a class with Brene Brown and supposed to read the book. I really don't like the presentation. Puts me to sleep and I agree with another reviewer that the "s" is sharp and annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Long Way Down

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Nick Hornby
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Simon Vance, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (906)
    Performance
    (257)
    Story
    (256)

    In his eagerly awaited fourth novel, New York Times best-selling author Nick Hornby mines the hearts and psyches of four lost souls who connect just when they've reached the end of the line.

    Julia's aunt says: "Seems made for audio format"
    "A most unusual story"
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    I won't give anything away but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I will reread it again soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (7973)
    Performance
    (4684)
    Story
    (4671)

    Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

    Louis says: "Loved it and learned alot."
    "Could not stop listening"
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    I was fascinated by the characters in this book. I don't normally like these kind of "epic" books but I love this one. Can't wait for Book 2 to see how the characters develop.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2097)
    Performance
    (1395)
    Story
    (1398)

    After a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy. Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

    Blythe says: "Best dog book ever!"
    "Very engaging story"
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    I really enjoyed reading this book written from the dog's point of view and found the reincarnation theme intriguing. As a dog lover I just loved the story and the description of a dog's thinking (or how we imagine a dog might be thinking). The only reason I didn't give it a 5 was the statement in the end about how the human has a more important role to play which I found to be a strange statement. But all in all an enjoyable listening and the reader did a great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Confession: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3483)
    Performance
    (1201)
    Story
    (1219)

    An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

    Suzn F says: "I confess, I loved it!"
    "First Grisham novel I didn't finish"
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    I found the story to be long-winded and I actually didn't listen to it but just turned to the end to see how it would turn out. I love all the other Grisham novels and was surprised at this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23113)
    Performance
    (9750)
    Story
    (9822)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Unbelievably absorbing"
    Overall

    I listened to the entire trilogy within one week. I couldn't put it down. Before I had listened to a Michael Palmer book which was also a thriller and really liked it. And I listened to one by him afterward. I could hardly stand listening to it. The Millennium Trilogy is so tight and well written that anything afterward seems second class. I am so sad that Stieg Larsson died and we will not have any more books to read by him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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