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Diane Ferri

Glen Gardner, NJ 08826
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  • Let Me Finish

  • Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics
  • By: Chris Christie, Ellis Henican
  • Narrated by: Chris Christie
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

After dropping out of the 2016 presidential race, Chris Christie stunned the political world by becoming the first major official to endorse Donald Trump. In Let Me Finish, Christie sets the record straight about his tenure as a corruption-fighting prosecutor and a Republican running a Democratic state, as well as what really happened on the 2016 campaign trail. Christie takes listeners inside the ego-driven battles for Trump's attention and reveals how the literal trashing of Christie's transition plan put the new administration in the hands of self-serving amateurs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anger and tears

  • By Eugene on 01-30-19

Great insight

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

Interesting to hear the other side of things and understand the various players and what their goals are. Shame the family were so involved. Interesting read.

  • Lethal White

  • A Cormoran Strike Novel
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,653
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,201

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 22 hours of the last week

  • By Jennifer on 09-27-18

Simply a great book.

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

This continues the series, the relationship between Robin and Strike continues to evolve and it is a great story. It keeps you totally engaged page by page. Get it read it and enjoy it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,681
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,643

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Would make a 5 star four hour novella, ...

  • By Wayne on 11-03-18

Great beginning, painful end.

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

The first section of the book was great. Then we had repeated stories of WW2, don't get me wrong it was tragic. Then there was a long and drawn out end that fell flat.

This will probably be a bestseller due to the authors name, but the last two or three novels have been very different, and not in a good way, to the previous ones.

  • Heads You Win

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 686

Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Confusing and depressing

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-26-18

Kane and Able-esk

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

Great story but a weak ending. I was riveted up until the last three chapters.

  • The Woman in Cabin 10

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,846
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,806

Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first Lo's stay is nothing but pleasant: The cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, and gray skies fall.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hours and hours of tired...

  • By ROBIN on 07-28-16

Excellent story

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

Reviewed: 12-04-16

Great story telling, characters and plot. Set on a cruise in Norway keeps you riveted to the end .

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,955
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,534
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,460

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's John Grisham, right?

  • By Elle on 10-30-16

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 11-03-16

Not up to JG usual standard. The last two books have had weak charterers and stories. A lot more can have been done with the story. The latest books not like the earlier ones.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Radiant Angel

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,318

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG - surveilling Russian diplomats working at the UN Mission - is thought to be "a quiet end", he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another John Cory Success

  • By R. Warren on 05-31-15

This was not the DeMille I know

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

Reviewed: 06-05-15

This does not rate up there with other John Corey or other DeMille books. I was very disappointed. The story was weak and predictable. There is only so much killing one can take. I am a great fan of NDM but this fell short.

31 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • Gray Mountain

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,760
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,014
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,022

The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track - until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Painful to listen to

  • By Toni on 10-24-14

Not Grisham's best

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

Reviewed: 11-09-14

Would you try another book from John Grisham and/or Catherine Taber?

Yes

What was most disappointing about John Grisham’s story?

The story had no direction and there was no ending. It seemed he got bored and stopped writing.

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

Excellent performance

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

There were very good characters.

Any additional comments?

I was disappointed

1 of 1 people found this review helpful