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Jane Bownes

mount airy, MD, US
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  • The Last Days of August

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,368
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,356

In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a pile-on, via Twitter, by fellow porn professionals - punishment for her tweeting something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband, Kevin, connected with Jon Ronson to tell the story of how Twitter bullying killed his wife. What neither Kevin nor Ronson realized was that Ronson would soon hear rumors and secrets hinting at a very different story - something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a healing masterpiece

  • By A. M. on 01-04-19

Interesting Documentary

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

I found this series of interviews interesting. for thoss of you interested i. true crime this is a compelling case of did she or didn't she. Though no answer is given, I felt Ronson did a good job of following the case he could and presenting his findings. It brings up questions about cyber bulling, the legitamcy/saftey of the current porn industry and the predatory behavoir of those involved i it.

  • Harry Clarke

  • With Bonus Performance: Lillian
  • By: David Cale
  • Narrated by: Billy Crudup, David Cale
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,747
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,448
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,445

A sexually charged and wickedly funny thriller starring Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the titular cocky Londoner. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family's life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Come for Harry, stay for Lillian

  • By Celeste Albers on 12-17-18

Misleading Synopsis

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

Based on the synopsis I downloaded this book and did not get what I wanted or expected. not my cup a tea at all. I don't like romance awkward love stories. had to stop listening when he started seducing the guy on his fathers yacht.

43 of 48 people found this review helpful

  • Patient Zero

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,150

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more.

  • By Kim Venatries on 10-05-12

Fast paced easy read perfect for super commuters

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

I have a two hour commute and I am always looking for something to make it a little easier. this took me out of the car and on a fun ride for a few trips around the beltway.

  • Dark Places

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,287

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting but brutal

  • By Glenda Jeffers on 12-09-12

loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-17-15

narators voice captures the tone of the story as you are dragged back into the darkness of on horrific, twisted day. one that she has avoid for so long and yet has shaped every waking moment of her life. what really happened and who was it who really killed the Days?