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Winston Ross

Portland Oregon United States
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  • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

  • By: Lisa See
  • Narrated by: Ruthie Ann Miles, Kimiko Glenn, Alexandra Allwine, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,938

The thrilling new novel from number-one New York Times best-selling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been abandoned and adopted by an American couple.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ***EXCELLENT*** Six stars if I could !!

  • By ROBIN on 04-10-17

Learn about tea

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

Full of fascinating details about tea and China. A delightful story, beautifully narrated. Makes me want to drink more tea

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,192
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,587

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-07-17

The absolute best book

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

Reviewed: 06-03-17

I've never listened to a better book. Additionally it's in the top five of books I've ever read. A beautiful story that is universal to the human condition and that is not an overstatement. This author deserves to win the Pulitzer and the audible book should win the top prize in the Audie awards.

13 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Finders Keepers

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,618
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,887
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,849

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes. "Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars for Will Patton reading Stephen King

  • By PlantCrone on 06-21-16

Full of cliche

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

Any additional comments?

This book is a story strung together by cliche and literary references. I thought it was a lazy way to get enough words for a novel. This is the first of King's books I didn't really like, not because of the story but because of the writing. I'm going to try the last book in the trilogy but if it proves to have the same fault, I won't finish it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • American Sniper

  • The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
  • By: Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,741

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's been censored by the publisher

  • By K9NSP on 10-21-17

terrible

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

Reviewed: 03-29-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

arrogant asshole gun nuts

Has American Sniper turned you off from other books in this genre?

yes

Would you be willing to try another one of John Pruden’s performances?

no

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

anger, disgust

Any additional comments?

this is the story of a self-absorbed gun nut who does not deserve recent accolades

3 of 5 people found this review helpful