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  • Daisy Jones & The Six

  • A Novel
  • By: Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,923
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,643

Daisy is a girl coming of age in LA in the late '60s, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s 20, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Alisia Ned on 03-06-19

Meh

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

Reviewed: 04-24-19

Meh. I lived through this era without the drugs, alcohol and the abortion. I did enjoy the rock n roll. I skipped (ignored) the disco era.

I though the story was a bit slow and dry. It was similar to other rock novels and autobiographies I have read. Is this the best novel I read this year, no. Though it had its points of entertainment. I just wish the songs were played at the end of the book.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68,974
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,605

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

“Hail The Bawbe”

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

Reviewed: 04-10-19

Hmm?! I think this author is nuts (in a good way). The whole set up of the book and the cloning of Bob, only to find Bob might not like that personality trait back. But the good parts of the Bobs are that they are computer engineers and able to go off on their own spaceships to do their own tasks, plus make their own Bobs.

The bobs changed their names to cartoon characters or Khan. So it’s easy to keep track of the bobs. The author’s had me laughing when he was trying to help a pre-historic village from getting eaten by gorillas. He has me rolling my eyes when a post apocalyptic Earth was fighting over who got to leave Earth first.

I understand there are two more Bob books, but Mr Taylor you still have me scratching my head.

  • Irish Eyes

  • Callahan Garrity Mystery, Book 8
  • By: Mary Kay Andrews
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

Callahan Garrity is the owner of House Mouse, a cleaning service that tidies up after Atlanta’s elite. She’s also a former cop and a part-time sleuth. She and her coterie of devoted helpers can ransack a house for clues faster than it takes a fingerprint to set. When Callahan Garrity gets caught in a liquor store holdup on the way home from a St. Paddy’s Day party, one of her best friends is shot.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good

  • By AmazonCustomer on 03-23-19

Very Good

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

I have never read a Kathy Hogan Trocheck novel in the past and only picked it up because I need a book with shamrocks on the cover, so thank you!

I found the book very interesting. I had no idea I was going to read a mystery, which kept you going until the end. (I’m very happy it wasn’t a romance). Trocheck has very sweet and endearing characters and I can see why there is a series. I’m not much into mysteries either, but the characters alone may get me to pick up another one of her novels.

  • The Indigo Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Natasha Boyd
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498

The year is 1739. Eliza Lucas is 16-years-old when her father leaves her in charge of their family's three plantations in rural South Carolina and then proceeds to bleed the estates dry in pursuit of his military ambitions. Tensions with the British and with the Spanish in Florida, just a short way down the coast, are rising, and slaves are becoming restless. Her mother wants nothing more than for their South Carolina endeavor to fail so they can go back to England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You must read The Indigo Girl

  • By maureen m. mukhlis on 11-12-17

Very Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

Unreasonable mother pushing abusive money grabbing, property hoarding, suitors at our sixteen year heroine, Eliza Lucas. Yeah, that about summonizes the novel, still it’s worth the two days of your life to read the novel.

Eliza has been given the reins of her family’s three plantations while her two younger brothers study in England and her father goes off to Antigua to fight a war against the Spanish.

Eliza at home has to fight the slave masters, who refused to follow directions about flogging the slaves, raping the women slaves and following simple requests of movement of slave when she needs help.

Eliza then has a mother who has suitors show up at the door, immediately want to help reorganise the slaves and planting, to the point Eliza asks them to pack their bags and leave.

Then her saving grace is her set of friends who do believe in her, want her to do well and will she in the end?

I loved the book. I found some parts historically questionable. It’s still worth the read.

The narration was slow and I put it at 1.25 and didn’t lose anything in story.

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,801

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vivid, imaginative.

  • By Joseph on 10-29-09

What An Odyssey

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

Neil Gaiman takes “Richard” and the reader through the cracks of London to the under-world where people speak to rats, consult with angels and the market “floats” to a new location every few days. There is a price to cross a bridge, get information, and get food. Be careful because the cost maybe more than what you are willing to pay.

The book is definitely an Odyssey. At the end I was sad at the lost of life, and the end of the adventure. Like Richard, I think I will be speaking to rodents and pounding on brick walls for a few days. 😏

The author was the narrator. Though he did a good job, I thought he was very slow reading the book. I speed the recording up and really didn’t feel I missed any dynamics.

  • A Morbid Taste for Bones

  • By: Ellis Peters
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560

Cadfael's return to his Welsh homeland for a visit proves a rather discomfiting homecoming when an honorable nobleman turns up in a patch of forest with an arrow embedded in his chest. There are questions about the arrow, the man's daughter needs Cadfael's help, and a very odd burial takes place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the new narrator

  • By CatBookMom on 02-23-10

Enjoyable Mystery

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

I became interested in this book after watching the Cadfael series on Amazon Prime.

I found the story very true to the TV series. It’s about an Abbott who declares he had a vision of a Saint who now needs to be at their church. Problem is the saint is buried in Wales outside of England. Cadfael and his brothers make the pilgrimage to Wales to try and obtain the Saint’s remains. While there a murder occurs and the villagers turn on Cadfael and the brothers, who they suspect in the murder.

Cadfael using his logic and detective skills finds the culprit in the end.

The story is short and enjoyable.

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,389

An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stupendous, but be warned.

  • By Luke A. Reynolds on 11-30-09

Fast start, slow end

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

Scott Lynch wrote a book about a group of street petty theives called the Gentleman Bastards.

The beginning of the novel was fast pace and charming as we watched a very young Locke Lamora make his way through the confidence games. The novel started to become painfully slow halfway through until the end. I thought the story was great, but the people Locke and his crew were dealing with were so distasteful and cruel that I put the book down many times.

Will I continue on with the rest of the series, I don’t know. I like to give a fellow Wisconsinite another chance so maybe.

The narrator was Michael Page was very good. He had to deal with a huge cast of street thieves, gangs and victims of these crimes. It would have been easier to follow with a larger cast narratoring.

  • Krakatoa

  • The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883
  • By: Simon Winchester
  • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517

The legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa (the name has since become a by-word for a cataclysmic disaster) was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly 40,000 people. Beyond the purely physical horrors of an event which has only very recently become properly understood, the eruption changed the world in more ways than could possibly be imagined. Dust swirled round the world for years, causing temperatures to plummet and sunsets to turn vivid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great subject, great writing, great voice

  • By rwise on 01-26-04

You Either Love It Or Hate It

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Simon Winchester tackles on the history of Krakatoa along with my Bookclub. This seemed to be a loved it or hated type of book. We have members who didn’t make it through the preface and then one member who read the book and some of the additional suggested readings. I found Mr. Winchester’s book scattered and what he actually wrote about the volcano could fit in a pamphlet.

My Bookclub gave it an average of 🌟🌟 .8 stars (not quite three); I gave it 🌟🌟. What was written about the science and the volcano was very good. But it took three chapters to get started then he was lost again until chapter eight.

Even with those chapters Mr. Winchester looses focus tells us so much unrelated information he looses readers. Or at least my Bookclub readers, which usually is hard to do.

I think Mr Winchester would be a very interesting dinner guest and I would be very hesitant to ever pick up another book of his.

Sorry.

  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,549

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please. Do You Really Need Another Great Review?

  • By Michael on 10-06-12

Hmm.?!

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

One of the hardest books I’ve ever read. I don’t know what I think about this book. I know it has a huge following. I shall ponder 🤔 my review.

The audiobook was very well done. All narrators were great actors and kept the very long book moving.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,964

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Health Dose of Grouchy Old Man

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

This was a Bookclub pick. Every one enjoyed this novel. I personally saw many family and friends in Ove. Ove was a loner, the group thought he might have social anxiety, similar to mild case of autism. I thought he was an mourning the recent
death of his wife.

It seems that someone from heaven above, is sending Ove the friends and neighbors who are in constant need of help. This is ruining his constant attempt in suicide.

I gave the book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, Bookclub gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2.

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