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Diane Clark

CHICAGO, IL, US
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  • Freedom (TM)

  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,547

In a world of conflicted loyalties, rapidly diminishing human power, and the possibility that anyone can be a spy, what's at stake is nothing less than human freedom's last hope to survive the technology revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow - a must read

  • By James on 07-11-10

Better than Daemon but still a flop

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I bought both books on a 2 credits for 1 deal. I struggled through both books. There were some intriguing ideas in Feedom but for the most part it was terrible. So much could have been done with the ideas by a talented author. I can't recommend either book sadly.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Daemon

  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,718

Thousands of autonomous computer programs, or daemons, make our networked world possible, running constantly in the background of our lives, trafficking e-mail, transferring money, and monitoring power grids. For the most part, daemons are benign, but the same can't always be said for the people who design them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly The Best Techno-thriller Ever

  • By Erica on 01-22-09

Way over rated

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

This book starts out interesting with a very intriguing topic then flops into a mind numbing video game. Shoot it up, crash and bang boring chases that go on and on. It could have been a very interesting book of technological intrigue. Rather it was very long and boring and not at all intellectually stimulating. It was too long, too vulgar and basically a 2 star book. I bought the sequel in a 2 for 1 sale. Sorry I did as I don't think that I can stand any more of this mindless nonsense!

  • The Great Train Robbery

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,580

In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side, Edward Pierce charms the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of the century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the daring theft of a fortune in gold? Who could predict the consequences of making the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL!

  • By stevenk1155 on 09-20-17

Very Dry

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

Side stories lengthened the book but added little to the story. Many parts were interesting but I lost interest when the book went off on wild historical tangents. All in all a very average book.

  • Why They Do It

  • Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal
  • By: Eugene Soltes
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller, Eugene Soltes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 260

Rarely does a week go by without a well-known executive being indicted for engaging in a white-collar crime. Perplexed as to what drives successful, wealthy people to risk it all, Harvard Business School professor Eugene Soltes spent seven years in the company of the men behind the largest corporate crimes in history - from the financial fraudsters of Enron, to the embezzlers at Tyco, to the Ponzi schemers Bernie Madoff and Allen Stanford.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • insight into the slippery slope of fraud

  • By Kevin on 10-22-16

Not as sold

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

This book was very dissapointing. More than half of the book is financial history not at all about the companies and people referred to in the summary. It was difficult to listen to. Finally late in the book came the interesting studies. I wouldn't pay to purchase this book. if you do you may want to skip to the back chapters .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Man Who Could Be King

  • By: John Ripin Miller
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

When young Josiah Penn Stockbridge accepts the position as aide-de-camp to George Washington at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, he thinks only of the glory and romance of battle. He is unprepared for the reality of America's bloody fight for independence. The Continental Army is starving, underpaid, and dangerously close to mutiny, and Washington fights not just to defeat the British but to maintain order and morale among his own men.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Story over chapter 12

  • By Diane Clark on 08-21-17

Story over chapter 12

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

Reviewed: 08-21-17

The story was based on a very narrow piece of history. The book is good for history buffs. The last 13 chapters were basically the "credits". The book was a bit of a dissapointment but the narration good.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hidden

  • A Bone Secrets Novel
  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,287
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,983
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,975

Eleven years ago, the Co-Ed Slayer murdered nine female college students on the Oregon State University campus. Lacey Campbell barely survived his attack, but he killed her best friend, Suzanne, whose body was never found. Now a forensic odontologist analyzing teeth and bones for the state medical examiner, Lacey is devastated when she identifies Suzanne’s remains at a crime scene. She finds comfort in the arms of ex-cop Jack Harper, and sparks fly between them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 stars OK For Under $10

  • By Lia on 03-13-17

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

This series is not for me. The language is rough and the sex is too explicit and too much of the story. I will not listen to the other books of the bone series. Too bad as I liked the Mason Callahan series.

  • Chilled

  • A Bone Secrets Novel
  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,098

After his brother’s murder, Alex Kinton vows to hunt the killer and administer his own form of vigilante justice. His chance comes when he lies his way onto a search and rescue team and is called to the site of a downed plane in the Cascade Mountains. The team soon discovers that everyone aboard has perished…except for the man Alex is targeting. Alex is determined to do whatever it takes to stalk his prey through the snowy wilderness. Brynn Nealey, the team’s forensic nurse, doesn’t have time for the mysterious outsider. But in the close quarters of the search party, Brynn begins to feel drawn to the hardened and brooding stranger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book Under $10

  • By Lia on 04-01-17

Ok book

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

I liked the Mason Callahan books so I down loaded this series. Chilled is the first one I read and I didn't enjoy it as much. The language is rougher and sex more explicit. I didn't like that at all. I will read one more in the series before I give up on the others. Maybe they will be less offensive to me.

  • Lassiter

  • A Novel
  • By: Paul Levine
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 117

Last seen in 1997's Flesh & Bones, Jake Lassiter is a hero unlike any other in the courtroom. Booklist called him "one of the most entertaining series characters in contemporary crime fiction." The former Miami Dolphin is still swimming with sharks in his latest, boldest novel of suspense yet. Amy Larkin is in town, looking for her sister Krista, who vanished without a trace almost two decades earlier. She seeks out Lassiter because he's the last person to have seen her alive.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I used to like Levine, but this is lame

  • By Janels on 12-28-11

Bad language

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

The language was reallly bad and the sexual content very disturbing. I stopped reading but picked it up again because the reviews were ok. I'm sorry that I selected it and would not recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Buried Book

  • By: D. M. Pulley
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,655
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,649

It's 1952, and Jasper isn't allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He's lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle's good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she's coming back. Desperate to see her again, he must take matters into his own hands. From the farm, he embarks on a treacherous search that will take him to the squalid hideaways of Detroit and back again, through tawdry taverns, peep shows, and gambling houses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Cartec on 02-02-17

Not interesting

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

Reviewed: 06-23-17

I listened for quite some time but the book never got interesting enough to go on. It moved very slow and I never got hooked. About a third of the way through I gave up & went to the end. It was a real dissapointment after her first book which I really enjoyed.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Operator

  • Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
  • By: Robert O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Robert O'Neill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,488
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,454

Stirringly evocative, thought provoking, and often jaw dropping, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring 400-mission career that included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complete inside look into the teams and the life story of a great American patriot

  • By RenegadeTM3 on 04-28-17

Awesome book!

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

Reviewed: 06-18-17

Great story by a great patriot! Very interesting insight into the life of a Navy Seal.