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B. Sulier

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  • The Opposite of Everyone

  • A Novel
  • By: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350

A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel from the nationally best-selling author of Someone Else's Love Story and Gods in Alabama - an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Goddess of destruction and rebirth

  • By Janice on 06-27-16

WOW

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

I really enjoyed this somewhat dark book. Takes you inside the head of someone who's family life wasn't "normal," who lived in foster care, who makes it out though not entirely intact. Life has its ups and downs and this book lives those times. Well written and engrossing.

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,144

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Afraid to Write a "Less-Than-Positive" Review

  • By Elizabeth on 08-06-14

How War changes us

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

GREAT READ! You get a good picture of what War is like for civilians living in the midst of it as well as a youthful viewpoint of how lives are changes and youth is lost, whether a soldier or civilian
Although the story jumps from 1 viewpoint to another and back, from 1 time to another, it is easy to follow and you realize what people are thinking about when memories are triggered.
I highly recommend

  • The Blood of Alexander

  • By: Tom Wilde
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Jonathan Blake makes a living stealing antiquities – stealing them back, that is. A field agent for the Argo Foundation, a company that makes it their business to preserve humanity's history by liberating stolen artifacts from thieves and looters, Blake is used to dangerous assignments. But when he is forced by the US government into a deadly mission involving a missing Napoleonic standard, he finds himself in over his head.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT PURCHASE UNTIL DUBBING IS REDONE

  • By B. Sulier on 10-02-14

DO NOT PURCHASE UNTIL DUBBING IS REDONE

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

Reviewed: 10-02-14

BUY THE HARD COPY BOOK.
I loved the story. It is exciting and thrilling, and keeps you interested to the final page. Mr. Pinchot does a good job of the different characters and the reading.

BUT the dubbing, re-recording is so bad the whole thing almost gets humorous. Instead of re-recording sentences or paragraphs, they dubbed individual words or a word or two. The dub is in a different tone, a different volume level, a different character voice, a foreign language, etc. The dubs JUMP out each and every time. I have NEVER heard such obvious dubs. I usually don't care about dubs, re-records, but this is hideous and distracting. I found myself looking for and counting the dubs. It totally took away from the story and the enjoyment.
I continued to listen, hoping it would get better, but it didn't.

No one should purchase this recording until it is recorded properly.

  • The Finisher

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,053

Fourteen-year-old Vega Jane lives in the village of Wormwood, where life is nasty, brutish, and short. Villagers have been told that there is nothing outside of Wormwood except for the Quag, a foul forest filled with terrifying beasts. No one comes, no one goes, and Wormwood has stayed this way for generations. Until Vega's friend Quentin Herms disappears. Quentin leaves Vega a secret message hinting that there's a way out of Wormwood and something extraordinary on the other side.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An original great from Baldacci!

  • By John Hopkins on 04-13-14

Another side of Baldacci

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

Reviewed: 03-29-14

I was totally surprised by this book. It is GREAT and so very un-Baldacci of the past. He shows how good he is as a writer in this fantasy formated book.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Neon Rain

  • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,973
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,624
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,614

New York Times best-selling author James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels began with this first hard-hitting entry in the series. In The Neon Rain, Detective Robicheaux fishes a prostitute's corpse from a New Orleans bayou and finds that no one, not even the law, cares about a dead hooker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect combination of author and narrator

  • By S. Sand on 09-23-09

MY FIRST ROBICHEAUX novel

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

Reviewed: 11-29-12

Didn't know what to expect but it turned out great. I am in love with New Orleans already and this just added to it. A little slow in spots but well done. Will Patton is a wonderful narrator.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gravity

  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

Emma Watson, a brilliant research physician, has been training for years for the mission of a lifetime: to study living beings in space. Jack McCallum, Emma's estranged husband, has shared her dream of space travel, but a medical condition has grounded and embittered him. He must watch from the sidelines as his wife prepares for her first mission to the international Space Station.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable science, awesome ending!

  • By AudioAddict on 05-15-16

GREAT STORY - SCARY IDEA

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

Reviewed: 11-29-12

Not at all what I expected from Gerritsen. MUCH BETTER. I loved the premise, I loved the plot line and characters. If you liked Gerritsen before you will love her now.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Chase

  • By: Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,800

A no-nonsense detective is on the trail of the sharpest and deadliest criminal mind he has ever encountered: a serial robber who murders any and all witnesses in cold-blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Opener to Cussler's Isaac Bell Series

  • By ftmgal on 04-05-15

A whole different Cussler book

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

Reviewed: 09-24-12

Good tension throughout the "chase" and LOTS of humor along the way. I enjoyed as much as I used to enjoy the Dirk Pitt stories.

  • War Horse

  • By: Michael Morpurgo
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782

In 1914, a beautiful foal with a distinctive cross on his nose is sold to the Army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western front. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great idea for reluctant readers!

  • By Julie on 12-26-11

Ever so enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-23-12

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

Absolutely recommend this short classic story about war, but from the horse's point of view. Nothing like Mr. Ed or those type of talking horses. This is just a warm soul talking to the rest of us about his life. Kind of like listening to grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles talking about their experiences living through major events.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Joey - he comes alive with the words by Morpurgo and the voice of Keating.

What about John Keating’s performance did you like?

Wonderfully read -

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

Wish I could have read in 1 sitting, but then I'd have been disappointed because it would have ended.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Private: #1 Suspect

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,201

Since former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm--sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. Private's investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world--and they always uncover the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-14-12

SLOW MOVING

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

Reviewed: 05-08-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This is one of Patterson's slowest moving book I've ever read. I continually thought I would stop listening because it was boring. But I like Patterson and Paetro and was really hoping it would pick up soon. It finally did, but - I was already disappointed by that time.

Have you listened to any of Scott Shepherd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Don't know.

Do you think Private: #1 Suspect needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Only if you can make it more inspiring, faster moving and less boring.

  • That Used to Be Us

  • How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back
  • By: Thomas L. Friedman, Michael Mandelbaum
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 459

America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, analyze those challenges - globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption - and spell out what we need to do now to rediscover America and rise to this moment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We have met the enemy and it is us.... Pogo

  • By Soudant on 09-16-11

All politicians should have a copy

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

Reviewed: 04-14-12

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

Excellent! Great view of the world and the USA. Suggestions for change are workable and intelligent. I sent a copy to my Senators, my Representative, my Assemblyman and my son-in-law.