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  • Ship Breaker

  • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,855
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,534
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,544

In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota - and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Fine Story; Not The WindUp Girl

  • By Ben Capozzi on 06-18-11

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-12

I had already read The Windup Girl by Bacigalupi, but Ship Breaker is an even better story. I never wanted to turn it off. I wish the narrator had just forgone the accents. It bothered me the whole time, but the great story managed to overcome the the so-so narrator.

  • Crashed

  • A Junior Bender Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Timothy Hallinan
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 113

Junior Bender is a Los Angeles burglar with a magic touch. Since he first started breaking into houses at age fourteen, he's never once been caught. But now, after twenty-two years building an exemplary career, Junior has been blackmailed by Trey Annunziato, one of the most powerful crime bosses in LA, into acting as a private investigator on the set of Trey's porn venture, which someone keeps sabotaging.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sympathetic thief. Fun read. Exemplary narration.

  • By MidwestGeek on 02-18-13

Just an AWESOME book!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-12

Heard a book review of Crashed by Nancy Pearl from the Seattle Public Library (check out her website) She really loved this book, so I checked it out and I'm so glad I did. Junior Bender's is my burglar hero! The other characters are well written as well and the story is fantastic. Peter Berkrot did a great job bringing Hallinan story to life. I can't wait for the next book in the series

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