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  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,186
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,830

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart and original

  • By J. OBrennan on 12-29-17

Jerry Merrit has the talent. Wow he can write.

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

Lane,'s portrayal of the world as a time traveler flowing through the 1960's is a visual representation that will make you want to visit your family.

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  • The Night Gardener

  • By: George Pelecanos
  • Narrated by: George Pelecanos
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Gus Ramone is "good police", a former Internal Affairs investigator now working homicide for the city's Violent Crime branch. His new case involves the death of a local teenager named Asa whose body has been found in a local community garden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the purchase

  • By Conception on 10-16-07

George Pelicanos can sure right.

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

Reviewed: 01-15-16

I live in the northern Washington DC metropolitan area and I really really enjoyed the descriptions and locations in this book. The characters are described as real people with faults this is the kind of story that has a feel of real people.

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,269

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

A terrific Zombie & Little sister book!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-15

My new favorite female reader. Finty Williams brought the character to life Insperational. The only book that I will rate this year.

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  • A Cool Breeze on the Underground

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,205

Neal Carey is not your usual private eye. A graduate student at Columbia University, he grew up on the streets of New York, usually on the wrong side of the law. Then he met a P.I. who introduced him to the Bank, an exclusive institution with a sideline in keeping its wealthy clients happy and out of trouble. They pay Neal's college tuition, and Neal gets an education that can't be found in any textbook, from learning how to trail a suspect to mastering the proper way to search a room. Now it's payback time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Read

  • By Cody on 05-18-15

A little bit tough and a lot of smarts

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

Reviewed: 06-26-15

Don Winslow has the style of a race car driver with ability of the football coach to cal the run play or pass play at just the right time.

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  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 157,572
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145,407
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 145,253

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Hazardous duty is out of this world.

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

What did you like best about The Martian? What did you like least?

The best and the brightest have always proven to be the situational hero. My favorite dialog forms the back and forth one man can keep his mind from going to the dark side.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

The movie should star the amazing Bradley Cooper as Mark Watney. And a screen wrighter that will create the the emotional connection of one mans struggle with fear. That's the movie I want to see.

  • The Invention of Wings

  • A Novel
  • By: Sue Monk Kidd
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,501

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!

  • By Jan on 01-09-14

A vivid account" (My Story,Your Story)

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

Reviewed: 02-08-15

What other book might you compare The Invention of Wings to and why?

I have traveled to Charelston and visited the markets,the horse drawn carriages and the walled mansions. Pat Conroy has written most of his great books about the South, S.M. Kid has a passion for the people who are and were once a living breathing institution.

  • Gray Mountain

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,518
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,798
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,807

The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track - until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Painful to listen to

  • By Toni on 10-24-14

The disappearance is forgotten unless you lived it

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

Reviewed: 02-08-15

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

John Grisham is the story teller I can always count on to understand and plug into my feelings " Fear, Greed, Compassion ,Dominance, Winning and Losing.

What does Catherine Taber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Catherine Taber brought an attitude; anger and tension kept me ready for the fight .
The feeling that the environment can overwhelm and crush anyone who is in the path of the glacier. She is the voice that will returne my anticipation for the next Grishom novel.

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  • Dark City

  • Repairman Jack: The Early Years, Book 2
  • By: F. Paul Wilson
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296

It's February 1991. Desert Storm is raging in Iraq but 22-year-old Jack has more pressing matters at home. His favorite bar, The Spot, is about to be sold out from under his friend Julio. No longer merely reactive, Jack takes the fight to his enemies and demonstrates his innate talent for seeing biters get bit. With a body count even higher than in Cold City, Dark City hurtles Jack toward the climax of this formative New York odyssey in which all scores will be settled, all debts paid.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slooooow

  • By vanessa on 10-16-13

Going to the new world order

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

Reviewed: 02-08-15

I find Jack to be the working mans conscience. F Paul Wilson can spin the tail of the street, with the flavor of wright and wrong, walking the fine line in the center of the highway.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful