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  • The Point of It All

  • A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors
  • By: Charles Krauthammer, Daniel Krauthammer - editor
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb, Daniel Krauthammer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38

Created and compiled by Charles Krauthammer before his death, The Point of It All is an intimate collection of the influential columnist’s most important works. Spanning the personal, political, and philosophical - including never-before-published speeches and a major new essay about the effect of today’s populist movements on the future of global democracy - this is the most profound work yet by the legendary writer and thinker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing Man

  • By Carol on 12-10-18

An Amazing Man

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

one cannot thank Mr Krauthammer enough for sharing letting us in on his thouhts and views.
No matter your party or religion this is a great read. much of the language is over my head but it gives me pause to look up words to find out their mesning.
Mr Krauthammer is one of the most intriguing figures I have ever read.
Thank you to him and his family for letting us have a small part of him.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,840
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,825

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Worst Grisham novel.

  • By Jonas on 11-26-18

Its good, its bad, its a bit disappointing

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

the book starts off well, gets a little lengthy kind of predictable. It goes into the war a little bit too long a little bit too deep then it comes back again, only to return back to war time. Again it's predictable and then the end is a let down that leaves you with an empty feeling. Disappointed

  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,539
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,559
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,541

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes' worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extreme retaliation against former employees

  • By Jaccred on 05-29-18

Some people don't just don't care

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

unbelievable power and greed over people's lives. I remember this service my husband and I almost got it done, as I myself don't do well with needles.
This woman is sick. Shame on the Republicans for being stupid and shame on the Democrats for supporting her.
Another example of how corrupt our politicians are...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sole Survivor

  • A Novel
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Ryan Burke
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Crime reporter Joe Carpenter lost his wife and two daughters in the crash of Flight 353. Joe is unable to work, think, or do anything but grieve, and wait for his own death. Then Joe meets Rose, a woman who claims to be the crash’s sole survivor. But before Joe can probe further, the elusive Rose slips away and Joe is left with haunting questions: If Rose lived through the crash, is it possible his family could have survived it, too? Did the authorities conspire to hide what really happened that night? Joe’s search for the truth will shatter him - and force him to question everything he thinks he knows about life and death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decent offering from Koontz

  • By Jeff in Texas on 11-06-18

highly disappointed

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

when I saw Dean Koontz I thought couldn't wait to read this. Well, this book was over descriptive, got sidetracked so many times,
meaningless sentences meaningless paragraphs it was just so disappointing in every aspect,I will return for a refund

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Leaving Time

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,515

Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pickiest Reader Would Be Willing to Give 6 Stars

  • By Jan on 10-18-14

Very few 1 star, should be more

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

I love animals, I am a vet technician mom, a rescue home for small animals. This story was repeated i had to fast forward.
Same story repeated by each character was too much, if i wasn't an animal lover, i would have been negative on elephants or wild animals after reading this.
simple storyline, shallow characters or very predictive characters.
Not sure I'd read this author again.

  • We Won't Go Quietly

  • A Family's Struggle to Survive in a World Devolved
  • By: C.A. Rudolph
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603

Lauren Russell, her family, and the community of Trout Run Valley had been blessed with a workable blueprint for overcoming nearly insurmountable odds - odds that had been surmounted against them, and others like them, since the blackout, subsequent decline of society, and the world's devolution. The aftermath of the most recent onslaught, a ruthless attack by a menacing enemy, had left them reeling in its wake, leaving a once-sustainable food supply damaged beyond repair and two of their own senselessly murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GRIPPINH

  • By mel on 02-09-18

disappointed this book was a setup for the next 1

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

the first book was good, enjoyed it enough that I bought this second book. The story continues but there was nothing that got resolved, no main plot in this book the entire book is set up so you have to buy the next book therefore I will return this book because I didn't get a story or adventure, the author could have easily combined part of this book with the first one and I bet the 3rd one too. shame on the author for gouging the consumer.
also the heroine in this book is getting a little nauseating.

  • Black Out

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Unger
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

On the surface, Annie Powers' life in a wealthy Floridian suburb is happy and idyllic. Her husband, Gray, loves her fiercely; together, they dote on their beautiful young daughter, Victory. But the bubble surrounding Annie is pricked when she senses that the demons of her past have resurfaced and, to her horror, are now creeping up on her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different kind of thriller

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-03-08

Not impressed

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-18

if you're going to purchase this audiobook make sure you are devoted to full attention.
It was an okay story, the narrator was great.

  • A Special Kind of Evil

  • The Colonial Parkway Serial Killings
  • By: Blaine L. Pardoe, Victoria R. Hester
  • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

The Colonial Parkway Murders - the name given eight murders that took place in the Tidewater region in the late 1980s, two of which were on the historic Colonial Parkway, the nation’s narrowest National Park. Young people in the prime of their lives were the targets. But the pattern that stitched this special kind of evil together was more like a spider web of theory, intrigue, and mathematics. Then, mysteriously, the killing spree stopped. Now, father-daughter true crime authors Blaine Pardoe and Victoria Hester blow the dust off of these cases.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A True Crime Book of the Finest Kind

  • By in1ear (John Row) on 04-03-18

the worst True Crime book I have ever read

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-18

there is so much story about the people that were killed nothing about the actual crime the investigation there's just nothing .
I guess I didn't read the summary of This Book well enough. I do not recommend it and I do rate this as the worst true crime book I've read.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rogues

  • By: Neil Gaiman (contributor), George R. R. Martin (editor), Gillian Flynn (contributor), and others
  • Narrated by: Janis Ian, Gwendoline Christie, Roy Dotrice, and others
  • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,652

If you’re a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun way to sample Authors- More Rothfuss Please!

  • By gerry on 08-31-14

Only a couple good stories, not worth it

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

Two decent stories, a few endings that just make you shake your head, WTH?
Narrator's weren't great other then Scott Brick, the main narrator or MC, was awful.
I'm applying for refund on this disappointing purchase.
(I have over 400 audiobook, true crime, thrillers, mystery and literature. Next to none on sci-fi or fantasy, and this book confirms i don't care for it)

  • The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist

  • A True Story of Injustice in the American South
  • By: Radley Balko, Tucker Carrington, John Grisham - foreword
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433

In The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington write a true story of Southern Gothic horror - of two innocent men wrongly convicted of vicious crimes and the legally condoned failures that allowed it to happen. Balko and Carrington will shine a light on the institutional and professional failures that allowed this tragic, astonishing story to happen, identify where it may have happened elsewhere, and show how to prevent it from happening again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • riveting

  • By T. Pratt on 03-12-18

Lawyers, too many, & too many lie

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

This book confirms what is wrong with our government, we have too many lawyers running this country.
And lawyers that lie, let there be a special place in hell for you.
I do believe lawyers that lie come back as victims in the next life or at least I hope so.
President Bush, worse president ever, should be found guilty for his role in the corruption of the DOJ & FBI, Obama also!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful