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vicki

Homemaker, married to Dave Bargar, mother of 8, Christian, Seventh-day Adventist, love to read!

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  • The Lucky Spot

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 38 mins)
    • By Beth Henley
    • Narrated By Jack Black, Brandon Maggart, Jim McLure, and others
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    It’s Christmas Eve, 1938, and 15-year-old Cassidy Smith is very pregnant with the child of 40ish Reed Hooker. Cassidy is desperate to marry Reed, Reed is desperate to open Louisiana’s hottest new taxi-dancing emporium and neither are prepared for the arrival of Reed’s wife, Sue Jack Hooker, a dangerous beauty who has just been let out of the penitentiary.

    Teri says: "Just what is needed on a cold winter day"
    "Interesting"
    Overall
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    Story

    At first I had a hard time getting into the story. But once I accepted it for the old timey radio broadcast it was performed as, I kind of enjoyed it. After all, at $3.95, the price was right!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • When She Woke

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Hillary Jordan
    • Narrated By Heather Corrigan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (231)

    Hannah Payne awakens to a nightmare. She is lying on a table in a bare room, covered only by a paper gown, with cameras broadcasting her every move to millions at home. She is now a convicted criminal, and her skin color has been genetically altered. Her crime, according to the State of Texas: the murder of her unborn child, whose father she refuses to name. Her color: red. The color of newly shed blood.

    Amy says: "A Thoughtful Dystopia"
    "love, Love LOVE this book!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of When She Woke to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of When She Woke?

    When she experienced her parents reactions.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The second awakening.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was compelling, but I enjoyed piece mealing it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10126)
    Performance
    (5039)
    Story
    (5072)

    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.

    Suzanne says: "The scare is in the human nature under stress."
    "Horrible Book"
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    One of the most drawn out, uninteresting, vulgar pieces of trash ever written. What a waste of time and money. A very ludicrous story line. When his wife and daughter-in-law said the book needed trimmed down a lot, they were not kidding. So many characters that had so much detail that never meant anything in the book. A ridiculous story with an unbelievable journey to nowhere. Could hardly force myself to finish this book, and yet I kept rereading parts to try to understand. There really is no understanding. If you liked the Lost TV series, you might like this nonsense. It is not even a reasonable allegory to anything. I hope I can get a refund. I cannot believe there is so much difference that I actually prefer the TV series.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Witch & Wizard

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet
    • Narrated By Spencer Locke, Elijah Wood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (761)
    Performance
    (411)
    Story
    (412)

    The world is changing - the government has seized control of almost everything and kids are disappearing. For 15 year-old Wisty and her older brother, Whit, life turns upside-down when they are hauled out of bed one night, separated from their parents, and thrown into a secret compound for no reason they can comprehend, except that the new government is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

    Jason says: "Quick listen, but seems quickly written."
    "Where is Patterson?"
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    What is missing from this story is any semblance of Patterson's writing. It reads like a 13 year old girl composed it. The entire story seems to be missing something. Maybe a book for 10 yr olds, if they can handle the subject matter???

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Guns

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (908)
    Performance
    (823)
    Story
    (809)

    In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King's keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done.

    Daniel E. Jacobs says: "putting his voice on what people have been saying"
    "Falls short"
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    Of course Stephen King has a great voice and reading style, but this essay falls very short of being complete. He mentions several things early on that he fails to follow through on. He is misleading in that he draws the reader in by leadng you to believe that it just might be an unbiased essay. It could not be further from the truth. Before you reach the end he shows a very mouthy liberal bias. His essay becomes very foul mouthed and then it becomes hard to really listen to it. Yes, Mr. King, you should stick to your fiction books.......and clean up your potty mouth. The essay was almost worth the 69 cents I paid for it.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • This Present Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Frank Peretti
    • Narrated By Jack Sondericker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (730)
    Performance
    (434)
    Story
    (439)

    A small town newspaper editor and a local minister uncover a web of conspiracy while an unseen battle between the angels of good and evil takes place in the town of Ashton.

    Kimberly says: "The one that started Peretti"
    "Terrible sound"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Very "tinny". Sounds like you are down in a can listening. Jack Sondricker's voice is great, bordering on a Paul Harvey type commentary. However the recording is at a very poor bit rate......Why?
    Is it that hard to get a good recording in this day and age? Or was it cheaply done? I was very excited to see this book now done unabridged on Audible, but I am so disappointed in the sound. There is some improvement on the pc over the Android phone or Kindle.
    Come on Audible, we are on your format now because of failing eyesight. The sound is everything!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15252)
    Performance
    (12582)
    Story
    (13220)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Trash"
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    Trash. Poor grammar. Poor plot. Trash. Did I say trash? I am no prude, but this was a sad piece of literary work. Unfortunately the hype intrigues many. One word if you are intrigued.....Library. I want a refund.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Harry Bosch Box Set: 'The Narrows', 'Echo Park', and 'The Overlook'

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    Overall
    (1658)
    Performance
    (1135)
    Story
    (1116)

    Here are three award-winning Harry Bosch thrillers, all voiced by standout Broadway veteran Len Cariou: The Narrows, Echo Park, and The Overlook.

    Jami says: "nice collection -- one missing in the order though"
    "Echo Park"
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    I really enjoyed this book, however........ I waited with fascination for a key connection that never seemed to happen. There are 2 characters from history that never quite came together. Reynard and T-Rex. The original Reynard the Fox was developed during a socialistic era of time. Rexism-or Socialism with a Rex or King was never developed into the present day story. Why start two characters that are never going to be explained? The whole Fox and his den could have been carried out a little fuller. Perhaps I missed something, or perhaps in the next book?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29592)
    Performance
    (22734)
    Story
    (22901)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Great continuation of a well written story"
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    Book two of a great Sci-Fi, that could become all together true in a post apocalyptic Socialist America. It is a great continuation of a well written story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Double Dexter: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Jeff Lindsay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (741)
    Performance
    (635)
    Story
    (637)

    Dexter Morgan is not your average serial killer. He enjoys his day job as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department... but he lives for his nighttime hobby of hunting other killers. Dexter is therefore not pleased to discover that someone is shadowing him, observ­ing him, and copying his methods. Dexter is not one to tol­erate displeasure... in fact, he has a knack for extricating himself from trouble in his own pleasurable way.

    phillip says: "Doting Daddy Dexter Delivers D'goods!"
    "Gotta Love Dexter"
    Overall
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    Great concept for the Dexter series to encompass. If you like Dexter....you gotta love this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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