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Sylvia McInerney

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  • Vatican Waltz

  • A Novel
  • By: Roland Merullo
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

Cynthia Piantedosi lives a quiet, unassuming life with her elderly father just outside of Boston. When she loses her beloved grandmother as a child, her faith takes a turn for the devout, and she begins experiencing what she describes as "spells" - moments of such intense prayer that she loses herself. Uninterested in boys and a social life, she develops a deep friendship with the parish priest, whose ideas are often seen as too provocative by his congregation but who encourages her to explore her spells.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is Priest Her Vocation?

  • By jonmontanavega on 08-03-16

Weird ending

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

Liked the Buddha series a lot but not so sure about this story. The premise is intriguing slot of the story you need to suspend your disbelief sort of like Biblical stories

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 163,004
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 150,447
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 150,285

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Perfect Science

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

Reviewed: 10-01-15

What made the experience of listening to The Martian the most enjoyable?

Amazing book qualifies as a page turner!!! The science in the book is accurate, the story plausible and Mark Watney is so real. Can't wait for the movie, Matt Damon seems perfect casting.