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Amy E Pruitt

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  • The Hot Zone

  • A Terrifying True Story
  • By: Richard Preston
  • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451

A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days, 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you love viruses and gore and non-fiction...

  • By aaron on 01-05-12

The Terrifying Truth....

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-18

This book reads like a page turning thriller—-and it’s real....it makes you think about the next person who sneezes or coughs or looks a little sick in a whole new light....

I will never go to the zoo and look at the monkeys again.....

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,911

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely Depressing...

  • By Sena on 09-11-18

Fear?

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I was hoping this book would be scandalous. Turns out...not so much. Trump is so transparent that nothing in the book was a surprise. It’s a relief to know that the people around him are aware that he is a liar and not the brightest bulb in the box I guess. But not a surprise...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Democracy in Chains

  • The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
  • By: Nancy MacLean
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 634

Behind today's headlines of billionaires taking over our government is a secretive political establishment with long, deep, and troubling roots. The capitalist radical right has been working not simply to change who rules but to fundamentally alter the rules of democratic governance. But billionaires did not launch this movement; a white intellectual in the embattled Jim Crow South did.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read if you believe in democracy

  • By H. L. Nelson on 10-11-17

Read this book—you decide....

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-18

This book reads like a historical thriller with real ties to the present. If you have ever wondered just who the Koch brothers are and what their goals are....this is an interesting place to start. Obviously it is one side of the story...but it is an important side of the story.

  • Brief Cases

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jim Butcher, full cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,664
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,320
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,299

An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City's favorite wizard. From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published "Zoo Day", Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The original story is great

  • By Ronald G. Overton on 06-06-18

More Dresden!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-18

I love Harry Dresden! These short stories are just the sweet little character development tales that I wish all my favorite authors would write for my own particular delight.

  • The Restless Wave

  • Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations
  • By: John McCain, Mark Salter
  • Narrated by: John McCain, Beau Bridges
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153

In a time when Washington, DC and the country are more polarized than they have been for decades, John McCain is the rare public figure who has earned the respect of people on both sides of the aisle. He is a model for bipartisanship and political integrity. In his 40 years in politics, McCain has never been afraid to buck trends or ruffle a few feathers. His words are more important today than ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true patriot

  • By Diane Peresie on 05-29-18

Who knew I could I could appreciate John McCain?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-18

This book was an insight to a man I didn’t think much of, but his book not only gave me insight into his life, I also feel like I feel like I share common ground with him. McCain wasn’t who I thought he was. Totally worth the read.

  • A Magical Match

  • Witchcraft Mysteries Series, Book 9
  • By: Juliet Blackwell
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

Lily Ivory and her friends are planning a 1950s-themed brunch to benefit the local women's shelter. When a figure from her past shows up unannounced, threatening her unless she returns something that belonged to him, Lily's fiance, Sailor, steps in to defend her. After the same man is found dead later that day, Sailor is the primary suspect. He swears he's innocent, but multiple witnesses ID him as the perpetrator of the assault. Lily vows to clear his name...only she's not sure where to start with the mounting evidence against him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can’t get enough of Lily and Oscar!!!

  • By Amy E Pruitt on 04-07-18

I can’t get enough of Lily and Oscar!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-18

I wish Blackwell could write this series as fast as I can devour them. I love the characters and the gentle magic. They are just great reads.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,373

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

More like flicker and annoy.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-18

The book is well written. The sensational build up kinda made it a let down. Sadly, it confirms something worse than we wanted to admit. He’s not so dumb he’s brilliant—-he’s absolutely that stupid.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Complications

  • A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
  • By: Atul Gawande
  • Narrated by: William David Griffith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869

Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with one's own eyes. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By A. Ryan on 12-05-03

Engrossing from the moment it started.....

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-17

A fascinating look into the world of medicine, and doctors. You won’t regret it! The author shares his experiences and vulnerabilities in a very real and insightful way.

  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,994
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,240

Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drugstore where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bosch Survives Two Career Ending Threats

  • By Russell on 11-20-17

Excellent! Bosch and Haller together again!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-17

More! More! Give us More just like this!!! The story is captivating, the plot thickens, I was up nearly half the night because putting it down meant n

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Imbeciles

  • The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck
  • By: Adam Cohen
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

New York Times best-selling author Adam Cohen tells the story in Imbeciles of one of the darkest moments in the American legal tradition: the Supreme Court's decision to champion eugenic sterilization for the greater good of the country. In 1927, when the nation was caught up in eugenic fervor, the justices allowed Virginia to sterilize Carrie Buck, a perfectly normal young woman, for being an "imbecile".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling Concept, Aggravating Execution

  • By Gillian on 04-05-16

This will make you UNCOMFORTABLE......

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-17

Adam Cohen brings up some chilling questions about uncomfortable choices that we as a society have made in the past--and in the not so distant past. This story is horrifying, and real and so easily could happen again......

The book is good. The story is heartbreaking. It is a true story of us.