After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst. When the king's own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement.
Loved it, slow in Parts but overall another good story. Mitch Rapp never disappoints an American Hero
After the collapse of civilization, when the social fabric of America has come apart in bloody rags, when every man's hand is raised against another, and only the strong survive. "Jeebee" Walther was a scientist, a student of human behavior, who saw the Collapse of the world economy coming, but could do nothing to stop it. Now he must make his way across a violent and lawless America, in search of a refuge where he can keep the spark of knowledge alive in the coming Dark Age.
I struggled to finish this book. Take my advice an listen to something else.
When Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissa’s hand in marriage, he presents her with a wedding gift: the young slave she grew up with, Sarah. Sarah is also Allen’s daughter and Clarissa’s sister, a product of his longtime relationship with his house slave, Emmeline. When Clarissa’s husband suspects that their newborn son is illegitimate, Clarissa and Sarah are sent back to her parents, Cornelius and Theodora, in shame, setting in motion a series of events that will destroy this once-powerful family.
What made the experience of listening to The Wedding Gift the most enjoyable?
Well I wouldn't call a slave story "enjoyable", however the author was able to keep/make the story a great listen.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I would say that Theodora was my favorite character because she was able to grow and view slaves as people. This was not very common in the slave holding south.
What does Jenna Lamia and January LaVoy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The narrators was able to keep the story moving during the low times. A feat that I couldn't have accomplished by reading. A story about the harshness of man would have lost my interest if I had to sit still and focus on reading the words.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I wouldn't say that my reaction to this book could be considered as extreme. I would say as an African American my reaction of anger and disgust that someone would keep other people as chattel is abhorrent. Anger is a natural response to the subject matter.
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Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.
I love books about surviving a pandemic or natural disaster or terrorist attack. Didn't disappoint.
Five years after a "limited" nuclear war, two survivors journey across America. They - and you - will discover what is left of our way of life, the depth of the devastation, and the hopes of a new society desperately struggling to be born.
Since I love fictional stories about the end of the world, or life as we know it. And I usually love Kevin Pierce narration, but I struggled to finish this book. I had to return it.
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In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life - great friends, family, and successful career - aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, quitting her job as an optometrist and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love.
the title says it all, I'd would have enjoy this better with Bahni Turpin narrating
When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high - or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history. Twelve years prior, Adelaide Mannheim - daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county - was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel. The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret.
Loved it! As usual Bahni Turpin gave the story life. As beautiful as a slave story, can be.
A long story worth every minute.
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A million people, a billion, wanted to be where Mae was at this moment, entering this atrium, 30 feet high and shot through with California light, on her first day working for the only company that really mattered at all. A story from The New York Times Magazine, adapted from The Circle, a new novel by Dave Eggers.
This book was free and i feel like i over paid. that was 45 minutes out of my life, that I'll never get back.
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The son of Maya Angelou, Guy Johnson is a critically acclaimed author and poet in his own right. Echoes of a Distant Summer is the story of Jackson St. Clair Tremain, a San Francisco civil servant who thought he had left his old life far behind. In 1982, Jackson is summoned to Mexico to confer with his dying grandfather, the brutal hustler King Tremain. When King dies, Jackson inherits $50 million - and the unwanted attentions of a malevolent bayou crime lord named Pug DuMont.
What did you love best about Echoes of a Distant Summer?
The story of the Trumain family was captivating.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Echoes of a Distant Summer?
The story was filled with memorable moments from each decade of the story.
What about Peter Jay Fernandez’s performance did you like?
The narrator was able to keep a very long story with many low parts interesting.
If you could take any character from Echoes of a Distant Summer out to dinner, who would it be and why?
I would take Serena out to dinner to ask why she couldn't find the strength to change course and right the wrongs she'd done sooner.
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Lauren Francis-Sharma's 'Til the Well Runs Dry opens in a seaside village in the north of Trinidad where young Marcia Garcia, a gifted and smart-mouthed 16-year-old seamstress, lives alone, raising two small boys and guarding a family secret. When she meets Farouk Karam, an ambitious young policeman, the risks and rewards in Marcia's life amplify forever.
thisw was an interesting story delivered by two exceptional performers.
i recommend this book to any one looking for a truly unique story. the author made eager to visit Trinidad and Tobago.