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  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,352

Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack one wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Changing

  • By LucySue on 12-30-16

If you've read the description...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-17

What would have made The Shack better?

then hear this...the note IS from God. If this is a turnoff then this is not the book for you. I can handle a little religion in my fiction but here the main character returns to the shack where his missing daughter was known to have been and ends up literally facing down all of his God issues. This nixed it for me.

What about Roger Mueller’s performance did you like?

he was good at making all the characters distinct.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger at having spent money on this Based on the description, disappointment at the content.

  • Not My Father's Son: A Memoir

  • By: Alan Cumming
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,440
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,909

With ribald humor, wit, and incredible insight, Alan seamlessly moves back and forth in time, integrating stories from his childhood in Scotland and his experiences today as the celebrated actor of film, television, and stage. At times suspenseful, at times deeply moving, but always incredibly brave and honest, Not My Father's Son is a powerful story of embracing the best aspects of the past and triumphantly pushing the darkness aside.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Part of Saturday

  • By George Knight on 12-16-14

Brought tears to my eyes (doesn't often happen)

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

Reviewed: 02-18-15

What made the experience of listening to Not My Father's Son: A Memoir the most enjoyable?

Alan Cumming's charming Scottish brogue. Also his openness about very private things.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Not My Father's Son: A Memoir?

When Alan Cumming's father told him he was not his real father, among the more terrible things he did.

What does Alan Cumming bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Another reader wouldn't really be telling Cumming's story. They wouldn't tear up in parts or come across as happy. This is a very emotional tale. It deserves to be read by the author, especially since he's all ready so talented.

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

Definitely, I hated having to turn it off.

  • Changes: The Dresden Files, Book 12

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,135
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,016
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,973

Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW. I'm stunned!

  • By JD on 04-27-10

The best in the series so far!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-14

Would you listen to Changes: The Dresden Files, Book 12 again? Why?

yes, It was the most emotionally motivated story thus far in the series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Changes: The Dresden Files, Book 12?

Can't say without a spoiler alert.

Which character – as performed by James Marsters – was your favorite?

Harry Dresden, of course!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Again with the spoiler.

Any additional comments?

This book brought tears to my eyes, something that rarely happens, let alone in a Dresden File. Harry had the hardest choices to make of any other of his stories.

  • Juliet

  • By: Anne Fortier
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 19 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 253

Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the death of her beloved aunt Rose. But the shock goes even deeper when she learns that the woman who has been like a mother to her has left her entire estate to Julie’s twin sister. The only thing Julie receives is a key—one carried by her mother on the day she herself died—to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! Merits 20 hours

  • By Glory on 09-01-10

Excellent! Merits 20 hours

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-10

I took a chance on this book, trying to explore genres other than detective mysteries and nonfiction. It was definitely worth it. The depth of the characters and the intricacy of plot compelled me to listen way past bedtime. I am not a fan of the Da Vinci Code, and am surprised by the comparisons. The writing is excellent, if a bit immature. But this does not lead to distraction. I look forward to seeing how Ms. Fortier's talent becomes more skilled. Absolutely engrossing!

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Paul Newman

  • A Life
  • By: Shawn Levy
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

In Paul Newman: A Life, film critic and pop culture historian Shawn Levy gives readers the ultimate behind-the-scenes examination of the actor's life, from his merry pranks on the set to his lasting romance with Joanne Woodward to the devastating impact of his son's death from a drug overdose. This definitive biography is a fascinating portrait of an extraordinarily gifted man who gave back as much as he got out of life and just happened to be one of the most celebrated movie stars of the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charismatic subject makes for great reading

  • By Glory on 07-25-09

Charismatic subject makes for great reading

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-09

What a man! I listen to a lot of biographies and loved hearing the details of Paul Newman's life and learning what a nonconformist he was. It was so captivating that I think I listened to the whole thing in 2 days. Well written and read--the icing on the cake.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • One Thousand White Women

  • By: Jim Fergus, J. Will Dodd (introduction)
  • Narrated by: Laura Hicks, Erik Steele
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,509
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,511

One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who travel to the Western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • One interesting woman is better than one thousand!

  • By Tracy on 04-29-12

Incredible FICTION

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-09

I did not realize that this was a work of fiction until after I completed listening, but regardless, this is an incredible story. The main character of May and her friends are all completely 3 dimensional. Loved the narration. This is a beautiful, well crafted work of historical fiction.

19 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code

  • By: Bart D. Ehrman
  • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Dan Brown's immensely popular New York Times best-selling The Da Vinci Code is one of the most successful books of recent history. It has captivated millions the world over with its enthralling suspense and its provocative questions about the true nature of Jesus' life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A historian's approach to the Da Vinci code

  • By John Mertus on 01-23-05

Ehrman isa classy guy

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-09

Bart Ehrman manages to dispute the facts of The Da Vinci Code in the most respectful way possible. He enjoyed reading the Da Vinci Code, but wants to set the record straight so that people don't get their facts from a work of fiction. Plus, as usual you get the usual spate of valuable insight concerning biblical history.

  • The Founding Father

  • The Story of Joseph P. Kennedy
  • By: Richard Whalen
  • Narrated by: Richard Whalen
  • Length: 26 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Boldly original and fully documented, this unauthorized yet definitive biography tells the almost incredible story of Joseph P. Kennedy, grandson of a poor Irish immigrant, controversial founder of a great American fortune, and father of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Read the book, don't listen to it.

  • By Boston Harbor on 10-12-05

I'm glad I'm not the only one...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-08

The author is the worst narrator I have ever heard. He speaks painfully slowly. You can hear him turn the pages. I really wanted to read this, but I couldn't bear the narration.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful