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J. McMillen

Danville, IL USA
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  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,020
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,694

London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb.... As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends – and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MUCH better than I ever expected! Give it a try!

  • By Kent on 10-19-09

Enjoy!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-09

We enjoyed this title very much. The characters were developed in such a way that you got to know them and like most of them. There were a few clinkers in the bunch, listen to this and you will find them! There are real laughable moments and some sad. All in all, a great listen!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Twilight Eyes

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 894

They're out there...waiting...watching. Unseen by normal eyes, but all too visible to Slim MacKenzie, a young man blessed - or cursed - by Twilight Eyes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Entertaining

  • By Anonymous User on 11-04-08

"Eye" say Read This Book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-09

Once again a knock out punch from Koontz! This sort of was along the lines of Water for Elephants, well in is Dean Koontz sort of way. It is really good!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Divine Justice

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,492

Known by his alias, "Oliver Stone," John Carr is the most wanted man in America. With two pulls of the trigger, the men who destroyed Stone's life and kept him in the shadows were finally silenced. But his freedom comes at a steep price: The assassinations he carried out prompt the highest levels of the U.S. government to unleash a massive manhunt. Behind the scenes, master spy Macklin Hayes is playing a very personal game of cat and mouse. He, more than anyone, wants Stone dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Baldacci Does It Again

  • By poeticalbob on 11-20-08

Camel Club rides agian

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-09

This book was good, maybe not as good as the other Camel Club books though. There are places where it sort of drags but all in all if you liked the others read this one.
Maybe the next one will be better.

  • The Dangerous Days of Daniel X

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Milo Ventimiglia
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

At first glance, Lee might seem like an average 15 year old, shooting the breeze with his friends around a campfire, crushing on his friend Dana, sassing the assistant principal at school. But Lee has a little bit more responsibility than your average kid: he's the next Alien Hunter, bequeathed with the List of hidden alien outlaws living and lurking on Earth in disguise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great production!

  • By Ryan Core on 12-19-14

What?

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-08

I must have missed that this book is for teenagers.
This seems to be one of those books that Patterson lent his name to. I can't believe he wrote this. Don't waste your time, money, or credit on this one!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tipperary

  • A Novel of Ireland
  • By: Frank Delaney
  • Narrated by: Frank Delaney
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

Born into a respected Irish-Anglo family in 1860, Charles loves his native land and its long-suffering but irrepressible people. As a healer, he travels the countryside dispensing traditional cures while soaking up stories and legends of bygone times - and witnessing the painful, often violent birth of land-reform measures destined to lead to Irish independence. At the age of 40, summoned to Paris to treat his dying countryman - the infamous Oscar Wilde - Charles experiences the fateful moment of his life.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Kathy on 12-08-07

We enjoyed Tipperary!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-08

My wife and I listen to a lot of audio books in the car as we travel. This was another fantastic story that lead us through "Ireland". With enjoyable characters and a plot that thickens as Ireland changes. We think you should hear this book and also the authors other book Ireland which is also wonderful!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Duma Key

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,565

A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Play the Book and Let the Book Play You

  • By OldDog on 11-09-09

King is still the King!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-08

After he gets you to know and really like the characters, Mr. King then begins the fun! At first we thought this was a new turn for the great Mr. King but his true colors soon began to show! Relax and enjoy as the two stories become one!

  • The Appeal

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,140

In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And the ending?

  • By RJT on 01-31-08

What happens?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-08

This is a very good book that was well read. However, we are left wondering what happens!

  • A Soldier of the Great War

  • By: Mark Helprin
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 31 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

On his last long walk, septuagenarian war hero, deserter, and professor Alessandro Giuliani shares his past with an illiterate young factory worker, spinning a remarkable tale of heart-stopping escapes, of loves unrequited and won, of madmen, dwarfs, and mafiosi. But overshadowing all is his most miraculous and terrible adventure, the Great War: a surreal parade of horrors that devastated and defined Alessandro, yet enabled him to experience fully the magic and beauty of the absurd human comedy called life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this guy

  • By Annette on 05-07-08

Good listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-08

We enjoyed this book! It is a bit long and wordy but the story and characters are well written and the narrator keeps you interested.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Playing for Pizza

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568

Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In a championship game, to the surprise and dismay of everyone, Rick actually got into the game and then provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he became a national laughingstock and, of course, was immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams. But against enormous odds, Arnie finally locates another team that will have him: the mighty Panthers of Parma, Italy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Give Him A Break!

  • By Patti on 07-10-08

YUMMY!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-07

What a wonderful little book! This book really made us laugh and have a good time. Even if you are not a football fan you will really like the story and the characters!
Get this one and have some fun!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • You've Been Warned

  • By: James Patterson, Howard Roughan
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

Kristin Burns is making her way in New York City. Her photos are being considered at a major Manhattan gallery, she works by day with two wonderful children, and the man of her dreams is almost hers for keeps. But just as everything she's ever wanted is finally within reach, her life changes forever with one murderous nightmare.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Stay Away

  • By Kathleen Connolly on 09-17-07

Who wrote this?

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-07

This would qualify as a BAD Dean Koontz book! This is not what I expected from James Patterson. I kept waiting for this book to get better and it didn't happen.
Stay away is a good warning!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful