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Melanie Maynor

Duncan, OK, United States
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  • You

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,538
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,521

Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This. Book.

  • By Em on 07-17-15

good start but slow end

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

Reviewed: 07-21-15

The first half of this book was great. The second half, not so much. It got too predictable.

It was an interesting perspective, but it could have been better.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Spandau Phoenix

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 26 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 609

The Spandau Diary -- what was in it? Why did the secret intelligence agencies of every major power want it? Why was a brave and beautiful woman kidnapped to get it? Why did a chain of deception and violent death lash out across the globe, from survivors of the Nazi past to warriors in this new conflict about to explode? Why did the world's entire history of World War II have to be rewritten as the future hung over a nightmare abyss?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and intense

  • By CBDC on 05-09-10

couldn't finish

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

I usually love Greg Iles books, but I couldn't make myself finish this one. It's not a bad book, but I couldn't get into it.

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,168
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,174

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overrated

  • By David on 04-03-13

great start. boring end

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

Reviewed: 06-27-15

The first half of this book was 5+ stars. I was hooked after about 20 minutes. Around the halfway mark, it got so boring that it totally lost my attention. I think that was because I'm not really into that kind of thing (I can't really explain what that is without major spoilers, but it's not anything offensive).

I really liked all the "geek" references.

2 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Devil's Punchbowl

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,704

As a prosecutor in Houston, Penn Cage sent killers to death row. But as mayor of his hometown - Natchez, Mississippi - Penn will face his most dangerous threat. Urged by old friends to try to restore this fading jewel of the Old South, Penn has ridden into office on a tide of support for change. But in its quest for new jobs and fresh money, Natchez has turned to casino gambling, and now five steamboats float on the river beside the old slave market, like props from Gone With the Wind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Southern Thriller

  • By Brad on 10-01-13

better than the last one

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

Reviewed: 06-16-15

This book was infinitely better than the second book in this series, buy not as good as the first. There wasn't really any mystery, but it heald my interest

  • Luckiest Girl Alive

  • A Novel
  • By: Jessica Knoll
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,547
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,560

Ani FaNelli seems to have it all: a glamorous job at a glossy magazine, an enviable figure with the wardrobe to match, and a handsome fiancé from a distinguished blue-blood family. But Ani FaNelli is an invention, that veneer of perfection carefully assembled in an attempt to distance herself from a shocking, sordid past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strange, unnerving, confusing.

  • By Candice on 12-06-15

Not worth the credit

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

Reviewed: 05-22-15

The worst of Gone Girl mixed with White Girl Problems . I struggled to finish this book. The main character was incredibly unsympathetic. Actually, none of the characters were likable.

I couldn't ever figure out where the story was going, and not in a good way. I still have no idea what the big "twist" was.

23 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • Disproving Christianity and Other Secular Writings (2nd edition, revised)

  • By: David G. McAfee
  • Narrated by: David Smalley
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

Disproving Christianity and Other Secular Writings compiles popular and lesser-known arguments against the principles established by the Christian canon. Using a phenomenological approach to build his case based on in-depth study, McAfee analyzes the Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament doctrine to build a logical and reasonable case against their validity. From contradictions between lived and portrayed religions to factual errors within the texts themselves, no stone is left unturned in this fully updated and expanded refutation of Christianity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By G on 04-20-16

Didn't Add Much to the Topic

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

Reviewed: 03-11-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would have given more detail.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

Any additional comments?

I found the additional essays more informative than the main book. The main book just rehashed the same arguments that I've already read and heard. They are not things that the Christians that I deal with take as serious criticism. These arguments are the things that they already have, albeit unsatisfying to me, answers to.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Heist

  • A Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,967
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,981

FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox - an international crook she wants in more ways than one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!

  • By Amanda on 09-17-13

good story, bad narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-18-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It was a good story despite the narrator.

What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

His voice just didn't fit the characters. It could very possibly be because he narrated a very depressing series of books and his voice just makes me think about that series.

Any additional comments?

The story wasn't great, but it was good. I would have probably liked it much better if there had been either a female narrator or if I had read it.

  • The Bad Place

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Carol Cowan, Michael Hanson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 823
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 821

Frank Pollard awakens in an alley, knowing nothing but his name - and that he is in great danger. Having taken refuge in a motel, he wakes again only to find his hands covered in blood. As far as he knows, he's no killer. But whose blood is this, and how did it get there?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE BEST KOONTZ

  • By Root VanDorn on 10-20-10

The Bad Place

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-10

I had a hard time getting into this book. The characters never really grabbed me. Also, the plot was unbelievable.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,389
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,304
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,322

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

The Help

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-09

This was a wonderful book. I wished it would't have ended. It just makes me sad to see that not so much has changed since the 60's.

  • I'm Looking Through You

  • Growing Up Haunted: A Memoir
  • By: Jennifer Finney Boylan
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Finney Boylan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

For Jennifer Boylan, creaking stairs, fleeting images in the mirror, and the remote whisper of human voices were everyday events in the Pennsylvania house in which she grew up in the 1970s. But these weren't the only specters beneath the roof of the mansion known as the "Coffin House".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good but not really a "Ghost" book

  • By Melanie Maynor on 02-05-09

Very good but not really a "Ghost" book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-09

This was a very well written book but for the most part it wasn't a ghost story. There were a few creepy parts in there but that wasn't the point of the story. But, if you wanted a glimpse into the life of a transgendered person, with a few ghost stories thrown in, this is the book for you.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful