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Robin Adamson

Delaware, OH, US
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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 156,549
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 144,463
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 144,306

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

sci fi at its best

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

I was reluctant to get this book as usually sco for is not my thing. However, this story is great. I loved the humor an even laughed out loud a few times.

  • The Ocean Between Us

  • By: Susan Wiggs
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

After years of following her navy officer husband on assignment around the world with their three children, Grace Bennett realizes that she’s left something behind - herself. Steve Bennett can’t understand the unraveling of his wife’s heart. He wants to set things right, but when a secret from his past is revealed just as he’s sent out to sea, their already-strained relationship is pushed to the edge. Now, with plenty of space to ponder the true distance between them, Grace begins to reinvent herself. Just as her new self is coming to terms with her family life, the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Ocean Between Us is a gripping story

  • By Penelope on 07-29-13

Great story well told

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

loved the story and getting to know military family trials and tribulations better. Quite a tear jerker and I normally am not a drier...happy tears.

  • House of Horrors: The Shocking True Story of Anthony Sowell, the Cleveland Strangler

  • By: Robert Sberna
  • Narrated by: Dave Clark
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 243

To his neighbors, Anthony Sowell was a friendly and helpful former Marine. But they didn't know about his dark side - or the gruesome secret inside his house. Sowell's secret life was revealed to the nation on October 29, 2009, when a Cleveland Police SWAT team entered his house to arrest him for an alleged rape. They didn't find Sowell, but they encountered a nightmarish scene: two decomposed bodies in his third-floor living room. Eight more bodies were hidden throughout the house and buried in the back yard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!! SUCH A TRAGIC, AND GIVES ME NIGHTMARES!

  • By loretta on 09-02-16

truly shocking and disturbing story

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

Reviewed: 06-03-17

illuminates how abused children are affected and how dysfunctional the Cleveland Police department was at that time.

  • The Danish Girl

  • By: David Ebershoff
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 788

Inspired by the true story of Danish painter Einar Wegener and his California-born wife, this tender portrait of a marriage asks: what do you do when someone you love wants to change? It starts with a question, a simple favor asked of a husband by his wife on an afternoon chilled by the Baltic wind while both are painting in their studio. Her portrait model has cancelled; would he slip into a pair of women's shoes and stockings for a few moments so she can finish the painting on time?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed Feelings

  • By Nicole on 02-07-17

excellent

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

loved it. what trials she went through. I am not sure it is better 100 years later.

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  • The Swans of Fifth Avenue

  • A Novel
  • By: Melanie Benjamin
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,053

Of all the glamorous stars of New York high society, none blazes brighter than Babe Paley. Her flawless face regularly graces the pages of Vogue, and she is celebrated and adored for her ineffable style and exquisite taste, especially among her friends - the alluring socialite Swans Slim Keith, C. Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, and Pamela Churchill. By all appearances, Babe has it all. But beneath this elegantly composed exterior dwells a passionate woman - a woman desperately longing for true love and connection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If You Are Of Certain Age, You'll Enjoy This

  • By Sudi on 02-22-16

Sean's could be a movie

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

Reviewed: 08-06-16

I enjoyed the performance and the book, but tired of riches and extravaganzas of these people.