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lawrenceville, GA, United States
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  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,915

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

never would have guest!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-12

If you could sum up Gone Girl in three words, what would they be?

He never saw it coming

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, I have never read anything by this author. They will be one of my favorites from now on. I never saw this coming, once i saw how it was turning i couldn't stop listening. I lost sleep at nite trying to stay awake to find out what was happening next. I could not believe what was happening. How a plan so well planned fell into place so perfectly! It was planned so far back.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the young husband realized he had no choice but to stay. This broke my heart, the point that he would have to stay with a woman who purely had this all planned from the very beginning. He had no chance of real happiness as he has pictured it. He would have a son, but the things he hated in his father was now in his wife and who knows how that would affect his son. Disfunction all over again! Please! Please! Please! As they say he ran from a lion right into the a bear. Which is worst?

Any additional comments?

I truley love listening to this book. It was worth the lost sleep.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Getting to Happy

  • By: Terry McMillan
  • Narrated by: Terry McMillan, S. Epatha Merkerson, Gloria Reuben, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

Savannah has awakened to the fact that she's made too many concessions in her marriage. Bernadine has watched her megadivorce settlement dwindle. Robin has an all-American case of shopaholism. Gloria has taken happiness and security for granted. But being at the wrong place at the wrong time can change everything. All four are learning to heal past hurts and to reclaim their joy and their dreams; but they return to us full of spirit, sass, and faith in one another.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Read don't listen

  • By Twanda on 10-11-10

surprised

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-10

I have read books by terry before and they didn't all meet up to what i had expected but i was surprised at this one. I acutually listen twice. It was very good. I cold relate to what the women were going through and even knew some that were having the same troubles. It inspired me to dig deeper into what makes me happy and go after it. I thought i was, but after reading this, i don't think so. Thank you Terry for writing such an inspirational book. I know that a lot came from within you, sometimes it's hard to tell what you're going through. To reveal what hurts, that is when the healing starts. Again, thanks Terry for this inspiring book. I LOVED IT!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last King of Scotland

  • By: Giles Foden
  • Narrated by: Mirron E. Willis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Shortly after his arrival in Uganda, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan is called to the scene of a bizarre accident: Idi Amin, careening down a dirt road in his Maserati, has hit a cow. When Garrigan tends to Amin, the dictator, obsessed with all things Scottish, appoints him as his personal physician. So begins a fateful dalliance with the African leader whose Emperor Jones-style autocracy would transform into a reign of terror.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst Production Ever

  • By James on 01-24-07

a little dissapointed

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-07

after hearing of the movie, i assumed the book was written in the 1st person. It is written as someone looking on. I love forest whittaker as an actor,i will see the movie. i am just a little dissapointed in the book. For as long as i can remember i have heard about this man. I thought i would learn more first hand as if coming from him.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Mad Dogs

  • By: James Grady
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Five deranged CIA killers, all of them dependent on their meds and deep in the woods of Maine, are forced to break out of the asylum when someone murders their psychiatrist and frames them for the deed. Crazy and traumatized by their experiences in the CIA, they operate under somewhat skewed perceptions of reality. Their training, however, has prepared them to survive in an unfriendly world, even if that world is the Boston-to-Washington corridor as they chase down the real killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not funny, but very good

  • By Jami E. Nettles on 12-06-06

most entertaining

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-07

i thoroughly enjoyed this book. it let me know just how smart some people really are. never under estimate the power of the mind. at times it was very funny. once the brain has learned somthing it's there for good.The five mad dogs proved that, and their loyalty.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful