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Salinas, Ca, United States
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  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,096
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,105

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable debut mystery set in London

  • By Tracey on 05-26-13

mystery

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-13

very entertaining mystery written by jk rowling under the false name ....not as good as harry potter, but very entertaining

  • A Wicked War

  • Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
  • By: Amy S. Greenberg
  • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

A Wicked War presents the definitive history of the 1846 war between the United States and Mexico - a conflict that turned America into a continental power. Amy Greenberg describes the battles between American and Mexican armies, but also delineates the political battles between Democrats and Whigs - the former led by the ruthless Polk, the latter by the charismatic Henry Clay and a young representative from Illinois named Abraham Lincoln. Greenberg brilliantly recounts this key chapter in the creation of the United States authority and narrative flair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The politics of the Mexican war

  • By Tad Davis on 12-08-12

Interesting history, terrible performance

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-13

Would you try another book from Amy S. Greenberg and/or Caroline Shaffer?

nothing narrated by Caroline Shaffer her style is terrible

Who was your favorite character and why?

Really did not have a favorite character. Santana was a poor leader.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

voice, tone, theatrical attempts poor. The narration detracted from the enjoyment so much that I quit before the end and read the book.

Did A Wicked War inspire you to do anything?

read the book rather than listen to that woman

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