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M. Andrews

Orlando, FL
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  • Cell

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,037
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,046

The cause of the devastation is a phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse, and the delivery method is a cell phone. Everyone's cell phone. Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilization's darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature...and then begins to evolve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very, very compelling

  • By Vicki on 01-27-06

Not his best but worth the read

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-06

I am not always a fan of Stephen King but generally enjoy most of his books. This book seemed to miss its mark somehow. I wasn't 'drawn in' to the characters, the production of the taping was not the best, and the ending was extremely weak - or a good cliff hanger for Cell II.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Divide

  • By: Nicholas Evans
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Two backcountry skiers find the body of a young woman embedded in the ice of a remote mountain creek. All through the night, police work with arc lights and chain saws to dig her out. But identification doesn't take as long. Abbie Cooper is wanted for murder and acts of eco-terrorism, and her picture is on law-enforcement computers all across America. But just how did she die? And what was the trail of events that led this joyous, golden child of a loving family so tragically astray?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By M. Andrews on 12-30-05

Awesome

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-05

This was one of those books that I couldn't turn off. The reader was excellent. The story, primarily a love story of sorts, was so compelling that it drew you into the characters and the messes they made of their lives. Nichlas Evans did a fantastic job - can't wait for his next book!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Vanish

  • A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674

A blessed event becomes a nightmare for pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli when she finds herself on the wrong side of a hostage crisis in this timely and relentless thriller. A nameless, beautiful woman appears to be just another corpse in the morgue. An apparent suicide, she lies on a gurney, awaiting the dissecting scalpel of medical examiner Maura Isles. But when Maura unzips the body bag and looks down at the body, she gets the fright of her life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Vanished Logic

  • By James B on 12-17-05

Worthy Read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-05

The storyline was engrossing as well as terrifying. It was one of those books I couldn't wait to get back to. The only downfall was the Bostonian accent sounded more like 'Jersey', but if you can look beyond that, it was a very worthy read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Company Man

  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 329

Nick Conover, the son of a factory worker, is the CEO of a major corporation in a company town. Nick, once the most admired man in Fenwick, Michigan, is now, having presided over massive layoffs, the most despised. A single parent since the recent death of his wife, he's struggling to insulate his 10-year-old daughter and angry 16-year-old son from the town's hostility.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nail-biting suspense

  • By James on 04-20-05

Awesome....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-15-05

As with his first book, Paranoia, this book had me hooked from the start. Very real, hard lessons and consequenses of the corporate world as well as how it can spill over into your personal life. Full of twists and turns.

I can't wait for his next book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Lost Boys

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 373

Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children move to Steuben, North Carolina, with high hopes. But Step's new job with a software company turns out to be a snake pit, and 8-year-old Stevie's school is worse. As Stevie retreats into himself, focusing more and more on a mysterious computer game and a growing troop of imaginary friends, the Fletchers' concern turns to terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A knockout

  • By Dave on 01-03-06

Well Worth the Read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-04

This is a book I will remember for a long time. One, who's story and everyday life, anyone can relate to. It was an endearing story of a Mormon family trying to do their best in what life gives them. The ending was so incredibly done. I particularly enjoyed the author's talk at the end.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful