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Austin, TX, United States
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  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,216
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,065
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,080

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Recommended by a friend

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

Reviewed: 01-06-12

A friend recommended I see this movie, but since I am an avid reader and not much of a movie goer, I opted for the book. It was okay, and somewhat predictable.

  • Zero Day

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,144

From David Baldacci - the modern master of the thriller and number-one worldwide best-selling novelist - comes a new hero: a lone Army Special Agent taking on the toughest crimes facing the nation. John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigative Division. His father was an Army fighting legend, and his brother is serving a life sentence for treason in a federal military prison. Puller has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable drive to find the truth.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Big fan of David Baldacci, not a fan of Zero Day

  • By William R. on 11-22-11

Zero Day

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

Reviewed: 01-06-12

I have read more David Baldacci books than any other author. This was a good story, but not a page turner as most of the other books I've read by him. The story was good, but it was like a TV show, predictable for me. I enjoy a little more suspense, twists and turns which challenges me to think more about the "who, how and why". This was not something that I could not put down and could not wait to pick back up. It is however
a good read, just not a great read.

  • 1st to Die

  • The Women's Murder Club
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Melissa Leo, Dylan Baker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

There's a killer on the loose in San Francisco, and he's stalking newlyweds. When the usual procedures to stop him don't work, four women, each holding a piece of the puzzle, form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case. 1st to Die is the start of a new series of crime thrillers from James Patterson.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • And Make It Quick!

  • By William on 01-29-04

Good suspense

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

Reviewed: 01-06-12

I am a fan of James Patterson, therefore I have an expectation when I read his books. This was a good read. I am normally good at predicting "who done it", this one had a few turns in it which had me thinking a little harder. I enjoy that level of suspense. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a murder mystery.

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  • Brain Rules

  • 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
  • By: John J. Medina
  • Narrated by: John J. Medina
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,934
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,182

Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know - such as the brain's need for physical activity to work at its best. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget - and so important to repeat new information? Is it true that men and women have different brains?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book for students.

  • By Beenre on 03-28-09

Great book, interesting way of thinking

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

Reviewed: 01-06-12

The book challenges you to think differently. There is scientific proof of what he recommends in the book to help improve your "brain/mind". There are times the he gets to far into the intricate details which loses the average lay person. But he practices what he believes works throughout the book.
If you are trying to improve your mind/thinking and that of your child's, I would recommend this book.
This book makes a good audible book due to the author's personality that comes across when he reads.

  • Deliver Us from Evil

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,931

In South America a 96-year-old man of great wealth reads a book late one night and an hour later he lies dead in his bed, the secrets of his past starkly revealed. Six months later another mystery man lies dead at the bottom of his pool in a villa in Provence. This time, however, there's a witness at the scene: Shaw, the shadowy operative from The Whole Truth who barely escapes with his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why Not Five Stars?

  • By Eva Gannon on 05-16-10

Great book, great suspense

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

Reviewed: 11-06-11

good solid plot, enjoyed the suspense of what happens next.I would high recommend this read/listen to everyone.