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  • Shattered

  • Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign
  • By: Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,959
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,955

It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign - the candidate herself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, But Slanted

  • By JereMiami on 05-04-17

Inside the campaign, yes

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

A book of blame and excuses. It does take us into the Clinton campaign, which is the name of the book, but it doesn't explain the real reason for her losing. Hillary never connected with real America...and she and her supporters still can't. Her staff infighting was just a symptom of an arrogant candidate that refused to see the people or recognize the real issues in this country.

It's amazing how many people voted for her in spite of having no message. This book shows that even as disjointed her campaign was and out of touch she is, people still follow her.

It's definitely worth a read. Inside the campaign is interesting, but only one facet of the bigger problem.















1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Girl in the Red Coat

  • By: Kate Hamer
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 879

Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother at a local children's festival, and is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. He tells her that her mother has had an accident and that she is to live with him for now. As days become weeks with her new family, eight-year-old Carmel realizes that this man believes she has a special gift.... While her mother desperately tries to find her, Carmel embarks on an extraordinary journey, one that will make her question who she is - and who she might become.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What?

  • By Heather on 04-28-16

Totally let down

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

I so wanted this book to be more. Every event and character was pretty uneventful and blah. I kept reading because I kept thinking the story would get deeper and more exciting., but even the ending was like, and... we're done. If I knew this is how it was going to be all the way through, I wouldn't have read it.








9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Stranger

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,038
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,036

The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar or a parking lot or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The worst Coben book among the many I've heard

  • By Ed on 04-22-16

slow start

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

Reviewed: 07-08-16

i had a hard time sticking with it until well into the book. The last third was the best. Yea for Johanna. This wasn't really a murder mystery, but more like a missing person mystery. it's worth reading to the end.

  • A Thousand Lives

  • The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown
  • By: Julia Scheeres
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,112

In A Thousand Lives, the New York Times best-selling memoirist Julia Scheeres traces the fates of five individuals who followed Jim Jones to South America as they struggled to first build their paradise, and then survive it. Each went for different reasons - some were drawn to Jones for his progressive attitudes towards racial equality, others were dazzled by his claims to be a faith healer. But once in Guyana, Jones' drug addiction, mental decay, and sexual depredations quickly eroded the idealistic community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Experiencing a New Emotion at the End of a Book

  • By Russell on 12-15-11

and on and on

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

The story leading up to the final mass suicide and what drove everyone to participate. I felt like the story just dragged on and on even after I got the point. Brainwashing, intimidation, blackmail. I get it.




1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Mile

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,435

Following Memory Man, number-one NYT best-selling author David Baldacci returns with his next thriller featuring detective Amos Decker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than the first in the series

  • By Michelle Harder on 04-21-17

The story kept my interest through the end

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

I like the characters. Each had their own personal struggles and came together for different reasons, but with the same goal in mind...to find out what really happened in a nurder 20 years ago.

I didn't like the female interjected narration. sounded like the female voice was recorded over the phone or something and just plugged in where it fit. it made the conversations sound unnatural and distracting.

Definitely worth a read. enjoy

  • The War That Saved My Life

  • By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,122
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,936
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,927

Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn't waste a minute - she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Powerful Wonder

  • By Sara on 02-07-17

heartwarming without being sappy

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

Reviewed: 05-22-16

I have well over a 1000 audiobooks and only a handful have gotten 5 stars. This one gets it. I was hooked from the very beginning and didn't want it to end. Even though you knew how it would end, it made no difference to the story. The narrator was perfect and had the exact voice and tone one would have expected from Ada. Well done!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,528

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great! Boring. Good again... Boring. Too long.

  • By Taxvictim on 06-04-12

thoroughly enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

Great story about time travel and how it could change history. It's fun to imagine how our lives would be if things happened differently in our past. This book took me to that imaginary place.

I was worried about staying engaged for 30 hours, but no problem. It could have kept going.

This was not a tpyical scary King book. which I do not like. There were only a couple of scenes I could have done without, but I lived through it.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Consultant

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Ramiz Monsef
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 801
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 746
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 748

CompWare is in serious trouble after a promised merger falls through, so they do what other businesses have done to bolster their public image: They hire a consulting firm to review and streamline their business practices.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed - the book was

  • By Mary Meadows on 02-09-16

gripping

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

Im glad to get away from my typical murder mysteries for a change. This takes consulting to a whole new level. It wasnt as "thrilling" as i tought it would be, but i think it's because it was pretty predictable. However. the book kept me interested the whole time. The narrator sounded like Dick
Hill, so much so that I kept expecting Jack Reacher to appear.

  • A Thousand Miles to Freedom

  • My Escape from North Korea
  • By: Sebastien Falletti, Eunsun Kim
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034

Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child, Eunsun loved her country...despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the countrywide famine escalated. By the time she was 11 years old, Eunsun's father and grandparents had died of starvation, and Eunsun too was in danger of starving. Finally her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Much New Here, but Courage and Hope to Spare

  • By Gillian on 03-25-16

Excellent story!

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

Reviewed: 04-09-16

This is an inspirational story of resilience and tenacity. I couldn't put this down and listened straight through.

  • Shelter

  • A Mickey Bolitar Novel
  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,579
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,572

Mickey Bolitar’s year can’t get much worse. After witnessing his father’s death and sending his mom to rehab, he’s forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools. A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey’s train wreck of a life is finally improving - until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley’s trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn’t who she claimed to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got it by mistake!

  • By Michael on 10-09-12

Mickey is not Myron.

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

Reviewed: 04-08-16

It was a good weekend story, like you'd expect from Harlen Coben. pure entertainment.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful