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  • Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour

  • By: Marti Rulli, Dennis Davern
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Johnson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour is the long-awaited, detailed account of events that led to the mysterious death of Hollywood legend Natalie Wood off the coast of Catalina Island on November 28, 1981. It is a story told by a haunted witness to that fateful evening: Dennis Davern, the young captain of Splendour, the yacht belonging to Wood and husband Robert Wagner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cheap and tawdry tale

  • By brock on 03-04-13

Cheap and tawdry tale

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

Reviewed: 03-04-13

I think this book is kind of a cheap shot not respectful of the survivors and with a focus to be sensational and a meretricious shot at fame. I kind of felt dirty after reading it, as if I had intruded into someone's life by accident. Nuff said.

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  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

  • By: Garth Stein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,669

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enzo (because he's so wize) for president.

  • By Lora on 06-17-08

An astounding author

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

Reviewed: 02-13-12

This is an amazing book, The author must be one of the most intuitive writers I have ever listened too. Not only do I not find any fault in this book, I think it must be pretty close to the perfect novel.So many different facets of this book make it a good read, for example I really enjoyed the dogs incite into disease, as well as the information about auto racing, family law, and redemption. Great book! I would recommend it to anyone wholeheartedly.

  • Hostage

  • Navy Justice, Book 2
  • By: Don Brown
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Zack Brewer faces a choice. It can prevent the next war. But it will cost the life of the person he loves the most.

JAG Officer Zack Brewer's prosecution of three terrorists posing as Navy chaplains was called the "court martial of the century" by the press. Now, with the limelight behind him, all Zack wants to do is forget. But the radical Islamic organization behind the chaplains has a long memory - and a thirst for revenge.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A mixed bag

  • By brock on 01-03-12

A mixed bag

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

Reviewed: 01-03-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Hostage to be better than the print version?

Since I problems reading for any length of time audio books are my salvation. This format satisfies my Jones for a good book and I enjoy it very much. The print version is probably wonderful but not an option for me anymore.

What did you like best about this story?

I think that I enjoyed the kind of dark mood the author sets. Some of it is hard to listen too but it is all very enjoyable. No bulletproof red white and blue here. The book exposes how vulnerable we as a nation can be and why we are that way. Makes me proud of my country and proud of my service to it.

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

This was a first for me James Adams is a great reader. I enjoyed him thoroughly.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

If I were going to make a film of this book it would be,

Any additional comments?

This book skirts corny but never quite crosses over, I didn't like some things about the the book but none of what didn't like was about the writing the performance or the story, what I didn't like was mainly about the plot and how exposed and vulnerable it makes me feel about my country.

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