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Flushing, NY
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  • Lethal White

  • A Cormoran Strike Novel
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,552
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,414

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 22 hours of the last week

  • By Jennifer on 09-27-18

Excellent return to form. A great listen.

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

For those who liked Robert Galbraith's previous works, but were disappointed by Career of Evil, will appreciate the return to style of the first twp installments.

Having just watched the TV episodes of the first three books I am looking forward to the fourth.

The author proved a mastery of character development from the other series previously penned under a different name. The talent does not falter here giving life to two survivor's with stories to tell.

  • Amanda Wakes Up

  • By: Alisyn Camerota
  • Narrated by: Lu Hanessian, Alisyn Camerota
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

When Amanda Gallo, fresh from the backwater of local TV, lands the job of her dreams at FAIR News - the coveted morning anchor slot - she's finally made it: a six-figure salary, a wardrobe allowance, plenty of on-air face time, and a chance to realize her dreams, not to mention buy herself lunch. But she finds her journalistic ideals shredded as she struggles to keep up with the issues in a ratings-crazed madhouse.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Bait and Switch

  • By Summer Layne on 09-17-17

funny witty and Incredibly relevant

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

I was very impressed and surprised how good Amanda Wakes uUp was. excellent character development with no one becaming two dimensional. a great summer read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Optimal You

  • Optimal Self Esteem
  • By: Denis E. Waitley, Thomas Budzinski
  • Narrated by: Denis E. Waitley, Thomas Budzinski
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

In the OptiLiminal process, Nightingale-Conant has again teamed Denis Waitley with Dr. Thomas Budzynski to create a breakthrough technique that maximizes the brain's capacity to accept life-changing training. The team that created the immensely popular subliminals for Nightingale-Conant has developed an audio system that converts your stereo player into an up-to-the-minute laboratory for maximum effectiveness training.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • it is something I play during my daily run.

  • By Victor M Paz Jr on 12-28-16

very helpful. very easy

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

wake for anyone wanting to improve their self-esteem subliminally can be used and anytime even when you're reading something else

  • X

  • Kinsey Millhone, Book 24
  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,417

Sue Grafton's X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My X-pectations were too high

  • By Simone on 09-02-15

classic series.

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

Great story a wonderful narrator. Fantastic series with great character development. Hope that it will continue.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Dog's Purpose

  • By: W. Bruce Cameron
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,357
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,826

A Dog's Purpose - which spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list – is heading to the big screen! Based on the beloved best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Dogs Purpose

  • By sara on 02-16-17

For those blessed by the friendship of a dog...

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

Reviewed: 01-22-17

Beautiful envisioned , lovingly written, extremely well narrated.

For anyone who has ever owned that special dog or dogs will appreciate this book.

15 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • As You Wish

  • Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
  • By: Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,698
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,017

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warm-hearted retelling

  • By Thomas Allen on 10-19-14

It's inconceivable how great this book is!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-26-16

Cary Elwes easily conveys the love that the entire cast had for the Princess Bride.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Post Captain

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 2
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,557

The Peace of Amiens has left Jack Aubrey with no ship, no enemy to pursue, and no possibility of prize money to supplement his meager income. His decision to seek refuge from his troubles, and creditors, in France proves doubly disastrous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fair shake

  • By Anthony L. on 10-05-08

Great read and performance.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-16

if I'm unfamiliar with rhe Aubrey Maturin novels this book is an excellent sequel to Master and Commander.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,107

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

Politically neutral, character driven novel..

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

Reviewed: 01-03-16

Nicely written, well researched science based novel. Strahtforward without formulaic plot twists.

Great characters, making hard decisions. Looming forward to the sequel.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Alchemy of Air

  • A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler
  • By: Thomas Hager
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896

At the dawn of the 20th century, humanity was facing global disaster. Mass starvation, long predicted for the fast-growing population, was about to become a reality. A call went out to the worlds scientists to find a solution. This is the story of the two enormously gifted, fatally flawed men who found it: the brilliant, self-important Fritz Haber and the reclusive, alcoholic Carl Bosch. Together they discovered a way to make bread out of air, built city-sized factories, controlled world markets, and saved millions of lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book Thoroughly Researched

  • By Terry A. Gray on 10-21-11

Amazing. An incredible important book

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

Reviewed: 01-25-13

Where does The Alchemy of Air rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Excellent historical, and informational book. On the top of my list.

What did you like best about this story?

The ramifications of the inventions. Both destruction in the form of weapons, and live giving in the form of fertilizer.

Which character – as performed by Adam Verner – was your favorite?

Several

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. But it is very interesting

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fat Chance

  • Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease
  • By: Robert H. Lustig
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713

In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control. To help us lose weight and recover our health, Robert Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well-written, well-read, solid content

  • By C. Brown on 01-08-13

Fascinating Information, helped me lose 10 pounds.

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

Reviewed: 01-25-13

Excelent book!!!

Provides a better understand of food and sugar's impact on the body. Anyone having difficulty losing weight, or having health issues should read this book.

Most important issue of our generation!!!

9 of 11 people found this review helpful