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Dennis Lamkin

Duluth, MN
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  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,555

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented fourteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure ...One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRAVO!!!!!!!

  • By Maria on 10-30-15

A little tedious

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Not my favorite book, but I’m not that much into novels I cannot recommend this book.

  • Salem's Lot

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Stephen King
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,948

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Performance of an Excellent Story

  • By Tami on 10-02-12

A little predictable, but I enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

About what you’d expect from a book about vampires. I was disappointed by the authors obvious bias against gays.

  • Atonement

  • By: Ian McEwan
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,333
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,331

In Atonement, three children lose their innocence, as the sweltering summer heat bears down on the hottest day in 1935, and their lives are changed forever. Cecilia Tallis is of England's priviledged class; Robbie Turner is the housekeeper's son. In their moment of intimate surrender, they are interrupted by Cecilia's hyperimaginative and scheming 13-year-old sister, Briony. And as chaos consumes the family, Briony commits a crime, the guilt of which she shall carry throughout her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing book about complex human perception

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-17-04

No discernible plot

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I can’t recommend this book,I couldn’t figure out what it was really about and the accent of the reader and diction was difficult to understand. I felt it was a waste of a credit. Sorry to the author

  • Room to Dream

  • By: David Lynch, Kristine McKenna
  • Narrated by: David Lynch, Kristine McKenna
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 369

An unprecedented look into the personal and creative life of the visionary auteur David Lynch, through his own words and those of his closest colleagues, friends, and family - adapted by David Lynch from the print book especially for this audio program. In this unique hybrid of biography and memoir, David Lynch opens up for the first time about a life lived in pursuit of his singular vision, and the many heartaches and struggles he’s faced to bring his unorthodox projects to fruition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Room to Dream is peachy keen!

  • By The Walking Dude on 07-04-18

Fascinating story

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

The book might have better with only David speaking...it was sometimes confusing as to whose story was being told and the gender thing was confusing

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Bank

  • The Story of Washington Mutual - The Biggest Bank Failure in American History
  • By: Kirsten Grind
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

During the most dizzying days of the financial crisis, Washington Mutual, a bank with hundreds of billions of dollars in its coffers, suffered a crippling bank run. The story of its final, brutal collapse in the autumn of 2008, and its controversial sale to JPMorgan Chase, is an astonishing account of how one bank lost itself to greed and mismanagement, and how the entire financial industry - and even the entire country - lost its way as well. Kirsten Grind’s The Lost Bank is a magisterial and gripping account of these events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad and Angry by Turn

  • By Johnnie Walker on 07-24-12

If you’re a business junkie, read this

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Having lived through this era, I found it interesting. Interesting how many borrowers want to blame the lender for their mistakes

  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

  • By: Becky Albertalli
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,022

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: If he doesn't play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone's business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he's been emailing with, will be compromised.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crouch should be getting another award

  • By T. N. Taylor on 03-15-18

A great book and movie

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

This is a very sweet book about a great kid with a fantastic family The kid comes out and everyone in his life is accepting

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,364

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I don’t understand why everybody likes this book so much

  • By Erin on 01-05-19

You won't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

This is a nice break from my usual biographies and history books...totally captivating. I listened to this over three days, and re-listened to the ending twice.

0 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,618
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,883

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Reprieve Amidst Ugly News, Relentless Negativity

  • By Cathy Lindhorst on 08-27-17

An intersting book

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

The story is interesting and the characters well developed. The ending was somewhat of a surprise, kind of like The Sound of Music.

  • Tuesdays with Morrie

  • 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,427

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient, and wise who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly 20 years ago. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live

  • By AudioAddict on 04-17-16

Sweet Story, a feel good book

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

Would you listen to Tuesdays with Morrie again? Why?

Yes, I listen to books as I fall asleep and sometimes have to re-listen to get the full story.

Any additional comments?

I've recommended this book to both of my kids....maybe they'll take care of me as lovingly when the time comes...ha ha ha

  • Declutter your Home Now 2nd Edition!

  • The Simple Guide to Tips and Tricks for Simplifying Your Home and Maximizing Your Space
  • By: Sophia Grace
  • Narrated by: Millian Quinteros
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

Declutter your home now! The simple guide to tips and tricks for simplifying your home and maximizing your space.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • No previously unheard of tips

  • By Dennis Lamkin on 03-19-18

No previously unheard of tips

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

Would you try another book from Sophia Grace and/or Millian Quinteros?

Probably not.

Has Declutter your Home Now 2nd Edition! turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Have you listened to any of Millian Quinteros’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

N/A

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

None, really...just an informational piece.

Any additional comments?

I teach classes on home staging and decorating so I am somewhat jaded.