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Virginia

Playa del Rey, CA, USA

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  • The King of Torts

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1151)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (213)

    As Clay Carter digs into the background of his client, a young man charged with a random street killing, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life - that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts...

    Lisa says: "The King of Torts"
    "Moralistic and Predictable"
    Overall

    The protagonist is a "nice guy" attorney presented with an opportunity to make lots of money if he accepts a deal that will result in his client going to jail, but the family members of the killer's victims will receive millions of dollars. As the reader you expect him to find a way to save his clients and thwart the "big bad drug company". He doesn't and what follows is his rocketing accent into the world of millionair lawyers with private lear jets and rocketing descent into moral degeneration. As the reader you find you can emphasize with him, but because he is so predictably caught up in the "look at the big picture" and "well, he did do it even if it wasn't his fault" prevailing attitude, you soon find yourself just plain bored. The story goes on to show how he gets further and further involved in Big Tort Litigation, turning a sympathetic, but blind eye to the people really hurt by the companies. He is motivated by all the things we all are, and many of us would probably behave the same in his situation. But most of us want our fictional characters to have higher ethics than we ourselfs and to kick "big corporation butt". The ultimate loss of everything except the socialite girlfriend, who is one of his primary reasons for getting involved in the first place, is predictable. I found myself staying with it expecting it to liven up--it never did. But, classifies as a great book on moral decay and greed in the world of "Tort Litigation"

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Crossing by Night

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By David Aaron
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr and Bill Weideman
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Britain faced defeat unless it could crack the Nazi's "unbreakable" secret coding machine. In a last-chance effort, the British Secret Service chose a gifted amateur - Elizabeth Pack - a beautiful young American of proven courage and passionate recklessness, to steal the Nazi High Command's greatest secret.

    Fred says: "WARNING; this is a romance novel"
    "Reads like a B Movie"
    Overall

    I picked a dud here. It reads like an old black and white "B" movie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5148)
    Performance
    (2929)
    Story
    (2968)

    Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

    avid reader says: "Hours of enjoyable, fun listening"
    "Publisher's Summary Doesn't Do This One Justice!"
    Overall

    I didn't want this book to end. The story is a story in a story, in a story, in a story, all of them EXCELLENT! I even loved the couple of short fairytales. I found myself walking around my office with my iPod because I had to know what would happen next! The plot is intricate, but not difficult to follow as the author is very thorough. I can hardly wait until the 1st to download this authors first book, The Shifting Fog. I was pleasantly surprised when I went on line and read the authors bio. She is a very young woman. The narrator was excellent also, sometimes I could not understand why she gave a particular character the voice she did, then as the story developed I understood. Bravo Audible!

    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
    Overall
    (4814)
    Performance
    (1698)
    Story
    (1706)

    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"
    "Totally captivating!"
    Overall

    I immediately looked this author up so I could purchase anything else she might have written. So disappointed to find this is her only book so far. I have not been this excited about an author since Laurie R. King. If you love a good British mystery try this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The House at Riverton Part 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    Overall
    (356)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again....Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken, and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks.

    Virginia says: "Hurry before price goes up!"
    "Hurry before price goes up!"
    Overall

    I listen to many, many audiobooks, so there are very few that keep me glued to my carseat long after I arrive at my destiation now. After working all night I sat in my car until the last chapter. This one has it all mystery, suspense, atmosphere and even love! Best I've read in a while. Will definitely follow this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What Came Before He Shot Her

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    The brutal, inexplicable death of Inspector Thomas Lynley's wife has left Scotland Yard shocked and searching for answers. Even more horrifying is that the trigger was apparently pulled by a 12-year-old boy. Who is he? Where did he come from? And what were the circumstances that led to his final act of desperation?

    Rebecca says: "Bleak, pedantic but...love Elizabeth George"
    "Disapointed but still a fan"
    Overall

    I hesitated about downloading this one because I suspected it would be more about racial and social issues, and it is. This is not your typical Inspector Lynley or St. James story. Is it moving & thought provoking? A resounding yes. Just not what I wanted to read from Ms. George. I hated the ending, but realized it ended the only way it could have. Which in itself is a sad commentary on our society. See what I mean-depressing.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Up Country

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1810)
    Performance
    (624)
    Story
    (618)

    In the latest from Nelson DeMille (author of The Lion's Game), Paul Brenner is called out of CID retirement to investigate the murder 30 years ago of an army lieutenant in Vietnam. Brenner's trip up country, with a beautiful American expatriate for company, will lead him to uncover an explosive, long-buried secret.

    James B says: "You Must Read Up Country"
    "Commentary and Description of Vietnam War-Only!"
    Overall

    I tried to get through this because I am a devoted Demille fan. I finally gave up 3/4 of the way through. If you're looking for a commentary and description of how horrible the Vietnam War was, this is your book. I understand how many of our men returned from that war scarred for life, but I purchased this book to listen to a fiction novel. The story line is weak, characters not even believable. I gave it 2 stars because it is a great book on the utter devastation the war resulted in phsically and emotionally.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dance of Death

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1277)
    Performance
    (468)
    Story
    (474)

    Agent Pendergast has become one of crime fiction's most endearing characters. His greatest enemy is one who has stalked him all of his life, his cunning and diabolical brother Diogenes. And Diogenes has thrown down the gauntlet. Now, several of the people closest to Pendergast are viciously murdered, and Pendergast is framed for the deeds. On the run from federal authorities, with only the help of his old friend NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta, Pendergast must stop his brother.

    Lu says: "Need to read earlier books in series"
    "EXCELLENT"
    Overall

    I have read most of the Preston/Child books and have enjoyed them all(I have read some of the books individually written by these 2 and surprisingly did not enjoy them, together they are a formidable team). This book is a must listen. More importantly though is the sequel to this one "The Book of the Dead". I've never written a review and was disappointed when I was unable to write one describing how excellent "Book of the Dead" was. It picks up where this one ends and answers many of the mysteries revolving around the "Pendergast brothers". Now, even though my questions have been answered, I eargerly await the next novel! Scott Brick as usual was the perfect narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Private Hotel for Gentle Ladies

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Ellen Cooney
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    It is 1900 in a small, prosperous Massachusetts town. Charlotte Heath, a lively, independent redhead of humble beginnings, is married to the scion of the powerful Heath family. When, on her first outing after a long illness, she spies her husband, Hays, bending to kiss another woman in the village square, impulsive Charlotte heads her horses straight out of town.

    Virginia says: "What Was This About?"
    "What Was This About?"
    Overall

    I was so disappointed. I took this on a 7 day cruise dreaming of lounging on the deck, pina colada in hand, plugged into iPod....
    The author (I think) is attempting to convey a message. I just kept wondering "does the author suffer from some long-term debillitating disease? Is that why she wrote about this young woman that has just barely escaped the horror of polio?

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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