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marshall

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  • Brothers: On His Brothers and Brothers in History

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By George Howe Colt
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
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    (12)

    George Howe Colt believes that he would be an entirely different man had he not grown up in a family of four brothers. In Brothers, he movingly recounts the adoration, envy, rivalry, affection, anger, and compassion in their shifting relationships from childhood through middle age. In alternate chapters, Colt moves from a quest to understand how his own brothers shaped his life to an examination of the complex relationships between iconic brothers in history.

    Mark says: "Memoir combined with history"
    "Good story and some good gossip"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Wow! This book delivered so much more than I was thinking it would. I purchased it because it was highly rated and long. I wanted something to hold my attention for a while. It sure fits the bill for that!
    George includes so many varied stories of brothers throughout history. You learn a little bit about some famous folks you can use as conversation topics. this book entertains while it teaches. I loved the part about the Marx brothers. Excellent listen!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    George wrote about a lot of people but I enjoyed hearing about the Kellogg brothers.. totally crazy stories there.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book didn't make me laugh or cry. It made me listen. It really taught me something about the nature of families. How you can't really have an expectation of siblings being alike. How that's normal and how brothers can either balance each other out or totally destroy each other (along with a combination of less dramatic things but the drama is more interesting here)


    Any additional comments?

    This book is smart. It's not easy listening or lighthearted. Sandwich it between a nice funny book or romance. Worth the listen if you enjoy a really good gossipy story about long dead famous people.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brother Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2786)
    Performance
    (1288)
    Story
    (1283)

    No one could have imagined Odd Thomas ever leaving the quirky comfort of Pico Mundo. Yet leave it he has, for a monastery. But Odd has a knack for finding trouble no matter where he goes, and a killer is stalking the ancient holy halls. Odd is about to meet an enemy who eclipses any he has yet encountered.

    Travelgirl says: "Odds are you will LOVE this book!!!"
    "Long rambling descriptions"
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    If you could sum up Brother Odd in three words, what would they be?

    I'd say odd! That's number one. First off I'm a Koontz fan. I read his book a lot. I enjoyed Odd Thomas when I listened to that a while back. I get what I call Koontzie burn-out when I read (or listen to) too many Koontz books in a row. I probably didn't like this one as much because I need a break from the type of book that makes you think and imagine things. His description of the evil thing are so detailed and creepy. I love descriptive writing but this one seems to go on forever at times.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Brother Odd?

    In Brother Odd a priest goes missing. The scene where he is discovered is really memorable. Totally creep out!


    Have you listened to any of David Aaron Baker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I have listened to him before. He's good in this one as well as the previous ones I've listened to


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • And One Last Thing...

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2978)
    Performance
    (2317)
    Story
    (2314)

    Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

    Ducky says: "For me this was such a HOOT!!!"
    "The story within the story was a better story"
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    If you could sum up And One Last Thing... in three words, what would they be?

    Light, fun, cute. Also slightly dark. Of course it's dark though. The book is about betrayal. I found myself completely on the side of the heroine. I want her to do things she doesn't end up doing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character. She's well written.


    What three words best describe Amanda Ronconi’s performance?

    Hmm. Performance wise I'd say Amanda was great and then lost me with her "old man voice" and then her "gay man voice" they were both grating in the nerves. The gay voice even more so. She breaks into this stereotypical fancy-boy accent which doesn't match her voice for the sister. If the two are siblings, why does the brother talk like he's from planet gay?


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did not laugh, nor did I cry.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd say about two thirds through, the main character goes off on her own and the story wanders into strange territory. It goes off track somehow. Comes back just fine.. although I was highly disappointed that the wife did not confront the mistress in the scene where she had a chance. Walking away may be the high road but it makes for a BORING scene. Come on.. give us a tiny bit of drama. Any woman who's been cheated on would probably agree.. you want the fantasy scene where the mistress gets her comeuppance.

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