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Christopher M. James

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  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,551
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10,611
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,569

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

ok story, but narration was pretty bad.

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

Also was pretty liberally slated, especially the "President's" speech at the end. Bill was certain to take a few shots at conservatives and current administration.

Finally, found narration to be tough to listen to with several characters.

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  • A Pedigree to Die For

  • A Melanie Travis Mystery
  • By: Laurien Berenson
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

The apparent heart attack that killed kennel owner Max Turnbull has left seven pups in mourning, and his wife Peg suspecting foul play. But the only evidence is their missing prize pooch - a pedigreed poodle named Beau.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gone to the dogs

  • By Sharyn G. on 09-09-15

average

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

Story was average, but narrator was distracting by reading too fast and sounds like Lisa Simpson.

  • Merciless Charity: A Charity Styles Novel

  • Caribbean Thriller Series, Book 1
  • By: Wayne Stinnett
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Charity Styles is a former Olympian and US Army helicopter pilot. Captured and tortured by terrorists in Afghanistan after the opening blows of the War on Terror, she has a score to settle. Now working for the Department of Homeland Security, she is offered the opportunity to make a real difference.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She is a American Hero

  • By Kelly on 12-14-15

blah.

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

Reviewed: 03-31-17

Narrator was ok, but story was pretty weak; not nearly as good as earlier works.

  • Golden Buddha

  • By: Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 898
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 830
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 832

Juan Cabrillo's first adventure with the Oregon - a state-of-the-art spy ship disguised as a nondescript lumber hauler - takes him and his crew into dangerous waters as they try to put Tibet back in the hands of the Dalai Lama by striking a deal with the Russians and the Chinese.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Narrative

  • By steve on 05-25-16

Worst. Narration. Ever.

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

Reviewed: 09-13-16

Worst audio book narration I've ever heard. Characters sounded like comedic stereotype versions of what they should. One actually sounded like the Judge from Caddy Shack.

Ruined a decent story.

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  • Lust & Wonder

  • A Memoir
  • By: Augusten Burroughs
  • Narrated by: Augusten Burroughs
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 633

With Augusten's unique and singular observations and his own unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous, Lust and Wonder is a hilariously frank audiobook memoir that his legions of fans have been waiting for. His story began in Running with Scissors, endured through Dry, and continues with this memoir, the capstone to the life of Augusten Burroughs.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Relentlessly Tedious

  • By River Holmes-miller on 03-31-16

doesn't mention author is gay

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

Reviewed: 04-30-16

What would have made Lust & Wonder better?

more accurate description. don't want to read about gay relationships and his lovers dying from HIV

What was most disappointing about Augusten Burroughs’s story?

see above. am returning book.

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

that I could return it.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful