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  • The Color of Lightning

  • By: Paulette Jiles
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

A soaring work of the imagination based on oral histories of the post - Civil War years in North Texas, Paulette Jiles's The Color of Lightning is at once an intimate look into the hearts and hopes of tragically flawed human beings and a courageous reexamination of a dark American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.

  • By Marlice Peabody on 02-20-17

Her later books are better

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

I found this to be hard to get through. The characters were interesting and the plot ok (probably historically accurate). It’s just not as captivating as her later works.

  • Unforgettable

  • By: Scott Simon
  • Narrated by: Scott Simon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

"I'm getting a life's lesson about grace from my mother in the ICU. We never stop learning from our mothers, do we?" When NPR Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon began tweeting from his mother's hospital room in July 2013, he didn't know that his missives would soon spread well beyond his 1.2 million followers. Squeezing the magnitude of his final days with her into 140-character updates, Simon's evocative and moving meditations spread virally.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unforgettable Indeed!

  • By Eileen on 05-10-15

Poignant -

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

Reviewed: 04-04-15

Poignant and so like my mom, her life and death. As always Scott Simon's voice is beautiful - and his own story even more so.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sudden Mischief

  • A Spenser Novel
  • By: Robert B. Parker
  • Narrated by: William Windom
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Brad Sterling - former Harvard football player, ne¿er-do-well, and Susan Silverman's long out-of touch ex-husband, is by all appearances a successful businessman. But when, in the course of running a vast fundraiser called Galapalooza, he is charged with sexual harassment, he turns to Susan for help.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Featuring Susan Silverman; But It's Good Anyway

  • By Me & My Girls on 03-13-15

THIS READER CANNOT DO PARKER's RHYTHM

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-09

This reader CANNOT do Parker. Those of us who love the English language, and who love rhythm that authors create, look forward to someone reading who understands that musical magic. This guy is TERRIBLE. Everywhere there's a period (which is very frequent with Parker!) he reads as a comma or a question mark. It's EXCRUTIATING. AWFUL. PLEASE do not let this guy read Parker again, and I really want my money back.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Ten Days in the Hills

  • By: Jane Smiley
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 23 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 18

Oscar-winning writer-director Max, whose star is clearly beginning to dim, wakes up the morning after the 2003 Academy Awards lying next to his lover and feeling understandably groggy from the previous evening's festivities. But this is no time for Max to lounge about and chat his way idly through a hangover. There's a houseful of guests to worry about, and they all need attention.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Smiley strikes out

  • By Kristi Warriner on 04-22-07

Worst book I ever listened to

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-07

If you're thinking of getting this because you liked the humor and action of "Moo", also by Smiley, DON'T. This is THE WORST book I"ve ever listened to, and I only tolerated it because my run route is so long. I have well over 3 hours in and nothing has happened but alot of talk between couples, pre coitus, post coitus, about HOllywood, the Iraq war, and life. What the heck was Smiley thinking?

1 of 2 people found this review helpful