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MareG

Kilmarnock, UK
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  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15,784
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,734

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

Kept me hooked

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

Great story, kept me hooked. Clever, thoughtful writing. The narration was brilliant too. More please !

  • Hitch-22

  • A Memoir
  • By: Christopher Hitchens
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
  • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373

Over the course of his 60 years, Christopher Hitchens has been a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been both a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam and a supporter of the U.S. war against Islamic extremism in Iraq. He has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places and a legendary bon vivant with an unquenchable thirst for alcohol and literature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truth, the whole truth and nothing but.

  • By Laura on 08-23-10

Fascinating and superb

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

Reviewed: 04-27-17

If you're a fan of the Hitch, then this book will not disappoint, particularly if you get the audiobook as he himself narrates it. I had known he was a leftist when he was young but had no idea of the extent of his activities and it was fascinating to hear of his exploits and eventual transition to a more libertarian view. He certainly had an interesting life and even though this is a memoir there are plenty of take away facts for a raft of historical events he was involved in / witnessed. Highly recommended.

  • Command and Control

  • Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
  • By: Eric Schlosser
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,940
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,932

Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? That question has never been resolved - and Schlosser reveals how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By S. Mersereau on 10-14-13

Terrifying and informative in equal parts!

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

Reviewed: 04-27-17

Make sure you have plenty of listening time in your diary (if you are going to listen on Audible) for this book, it is terrifyingly compelling, particularly as the events detailed in it actually happened. The author achieves an excellent blend of detail and story telling to bring the events to life, as well as building up the level of detail when describing technical concepts at such a pace it's easy to follow. The book takes you on a journey from the concept of atom splitting, testing of the concept, development of the weapons, testing of the weapons, and then the strategy of development, deployment, maintenance, and use - all interwoven with historical events but based centrally around the explosion at Damascus silo. This book will really make you think and if, like me, you are pro-nuclear weapons, your position might not change, but you'll understand the precarious situation the world is in whilst they are in existence. Can't recommend this book enough!

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  • Try Not to Breathe

  • A Novel
  • By: Holly Seddon
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden, Katharine McEwan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,066

Alex Dale is lost. Destructive habits have cost her a marriage and a journalism career. All she has left is her routine: a morning run until her body aches, then a few hours of forgettable work before the past grabs hold and drags her down. Every day is treading water, every night is drowning. Until Alex discovers Amy Stevenson. Amy Stevenson, who was just another girl from a nearby town until the day she was found unconscious after a merciless assault.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening

  • By Kathleen Ammon on 02-28-16

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

I absolutely loved this book. I listened to it over two days while stuck in bed with a migraine. The narrators were believable without sounding theatrical and the story itself was so well written, gripping and emotional. I enjoyed the references to the teenagers in the 90's given I was one of them.
I shed tears at the end. Such a brilliant book

13 of 14 people found this review helpful