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sandra

carlinville, IL, United States

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  • Intelligence: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Susan Hasler
    • Narrated By Susan Hasler, Joe Barrett, Rachel Butera, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (430)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (226)

    Maddie James and her colleagues are terrorism experts working in a crumbling intelligence agency. They are certain another terrorist attack is coming, but in a post-9/11 election year the Administration is stressing its victories in the War on Terror - and few want to hear the team's warnings. Reluctantly, Maddie's given a team of five analysts to focus on the impending threat. The crew labors through bureaucratic obstacles, personal problems, and a blossoming romance between its senior members. They come heartbreakingly close to stopping the attack....

    Julia says: "Not your typical spy novel...."
    "Good story"
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    What made the experience of listening to Intelligence: A Novel of the CIA the most enjoyable?

    I know we are all tired of 9/11 terrorist plots but this was a fresh take. It is written by a woman who actually worked for the cia and actually was ticked off at the way the government handled it. You could feel her bitterness is the forward, she told a good story and I really enjoyed. it.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Hausfrau: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jill Alexander Essbaum
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (209)

    Anna Benz, an American in her late thirties, lives with her Swiss husband, Bruno - a banker - and their three young children in a postcard-perfect suburb of Zürich. Though she leads a comfortable, well-appointed life, Anna is falling apart inside. Adrift and increasingly unable to connect with the emotionally unavailable Bruno or even with her own thoughts and feelings, Anna tries to rouse herself with new experiences.

    NMwritergal says: "Wonderful writing; pathetic, passive protagonist &"
    "Not my cup of tea"
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    What a complete waste of time!
    I read great reviews but found it mostly pointless. What a stupid character.
    Pointless

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25717)
    Performance
    (21372)
    Story
    (21353)

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "Kept me on edge"
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    This is one of the best Audible performances ever. Once you start don't plan on quitting, it twists and turns and surprises you at every turn. This is the kind of suspense I love!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Calumet City

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Charlie Newton
    • Narrated By Eliza Foss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (103)

    Among the most self-assured and sharply crafted debuts in recent years, Calumet City detonates a Molotov cocktail of character-driven suspense and ghetto-Chicago intrigue. A powerful fiction debut that captures the precise emotional landscape of one cop's hard-bitten life in the trenches. This first-time author joins that rare breed whose fiction is suffused with profound authenticity.

    Snoodely says: "Lee Child owes me 15 hrs. & 15 bucks"
    "New Favorite author for me"
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    Would you listen to Calumet City again? Why?

    I saw this book as a recomendation by Lee Child and I really loved it. It was a good suspenseful novel and I enjoyed the performance.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Innocent: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4533)
    Performance
    (3836)
    Story
    (3860)

    Will Robie may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career.... It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable: He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.

    Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a 14-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway....

    andrea says: "I Hope There's a Sequel!!"
    "Loved it"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Innocent to be better than the print version?

    I was on a 2 day bus ride to Washington Dc and was very happy with everything with this performance. I found some of the sound effects of bullets a little disctracting but it was ok. I love Baldacci and I almost liked listening better than reading.


    What about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance did you like?

    I love Ron McLarty as a narrator and we all know the narrator is half the battle in an audible book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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