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Amy E Pruitt

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  • The Demon in the Freezer

  • By: Richard Preston
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507

"This book will give you nightmares," cautions The New York Times. Richard Preston takes us inside the ongoing war against bioterrorism, investigating the anthrax attacks of October 2001 and the potential for a future bio-attack using smallpox or, worse yet, a new superpox virus resistant to all vaccines. "As exciting as the best thrillers, yet scarier by far, for Preston's pages deal with clear, present and very real dangers," says Publishers Weekly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty interesting listening in a horrific way

  • By S A on 09-19-03

The demons are not in the freezer anymore.....

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

This book scares me silly! When you really consider what could happen to end the world--you don't want it to be a horrible sickness that just kills every one.....but that seems like it may actually be a strong possibility. If you didn't believe in vaccines before--you will be begging for them at the end of this read.....

  • Black-Eyed Susans

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Julia Heaberlin
  • Narrated by: Whitney Dykhouse, Eric G. Dove, Karen Peakes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,413
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,407

As a sixteen-year-old, Tessa Cartwright was found in a Texas field, barely alive amid a scattering of bones, with only fragments of memory as to how she got there. Ever since, the press has pursued her as the lone surviving "Black-Eyed Susan," the nickname given to the murder victims because of the yellow carpet of wildflowers that flourished above their shared grave. Tessa's testimony about those tragic hours put a man on death row.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and compelling - Gillian Flynn readalike

  • By Donna on 08-27-15

Who new Flowers could be so DRAMATIC?!?

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

Susans is a great read--it will keep you listening every chance you get--because you just have to know who the killer is and why! I did not totally expect the end...but I was not surprised when that was the outcome....It was a meaty read.

  • 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 1,665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,492

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
Story
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 16,997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,132

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
  • This gave me a nightmare

  • By Jean on 09-25-18

Fear?

Overall
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 781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699

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....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
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 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,820
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,801

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
Performance
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 1,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371

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?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
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 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368

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!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
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 20,916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,749
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,650

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.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
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 1,298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904

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
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
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.