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  • The Lost Symbol

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,100

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In love with books again

  • By Paul on 01-31-10

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-23-09

I think this book was written to be a movie. I was particularly irritated with the "I know someting you don't know, Grasshopper" characters. My last Dan Brown.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 38,222
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,071
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,086

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

Sorry when it was over

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-23-09

An amazing book. I normally restrict my listening to driving. I threw out the rule book for this one.

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • The Millennium Series, Book 1
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,251

Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Mystery with Wonderful Characters

  • By Robert on 12-22-08

A marvelous story teller

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-09

I've already downloaded The Girl Who Played With Fire.

  • Cold Mountain

  • By: Charles Frazier
  • Narrated by: Charles Frazier
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,190
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758

One of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain is a masterpiece that is at once an enthralling adventure, a stirring love story, and a luminous evocation of a vanished America in all its savagery, solitude, and splendor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cold Mountain (Unabridged)

  • By M. Dunn on 02-09-04

Maybe the movie's better?

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-09

I could not get into this story at all. I basically skipped to the end.

  • The Bonfire of the Vanities

  • By: Tom Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 27 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,353

Tom Wolfe's best-selling modern classic tells the story of Sherman McCoy, an elite Wall Street bond trader who has it all: wealth, power, prestige, a Park Avenue apartment, a beautiful wife, and an even more beautiful mistress - until one wrong turn sends Sherman spiraling downward into a humiliating fall from grace. A car accident in the Bronx involving Sherman, his girlfriend, and two young lower-class black men sets a match to the incendiary racial and social tensions of 1980s New York City.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TEN STARS

  • By JOHN on 08-23-09

Wow

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-09

Why didn't I read this sooner? This is a fabulous story. It held my attention like few others.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 15 mins
    10 ratings
    Overall 3.9
  • The Audacity of Hope (Free Introduction)

  • By: Barack Obama
  • Narrated by: Barack Obama
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics: a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of "our improbable experiment in democracy".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why not?

  • By Nancy on 11-13-09

Why not?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-09

It was free, but then I realized I like to hear his voice. Pass the Koolaid.

  • The Neighbor

  • A Detective D. D. Warren Novel
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Emily Janice Card, Kirby Heyborne, Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,600

It was a case guaranteed to spark a media feeding frenzy: a young mother, blond and pretty, disappears without a trace from her South Boston home, leaving behind her four-year-old daughter as the only witness and her handsome, secretive husband as the prime suspect. But from the moment Detective Sergeant D. D. Warren arrives at the Joneses - a snug little bungalow, she senses something off about the picture of wholesome normality the couple worked so hard to create.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to "Say Goodbye" first

  • By KSK on 08-09-09

Entertaining

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-09

A fun whodunit even though you know whodunit.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Scarecrow

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,593

Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great newsman fiction from Connelly

  • By Tony B. on 08-18-09

Never bored

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-09

My first Michael Connelly. Not my last.