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Barry Schliesmann

Kenilworth, IL United States
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  • Finders Keepers

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,897
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,191

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes. "Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars for Will Patton reading Stephen King

  • By PlantCrone on 06-21-16

Would give he 3 and a half stars

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Enjoyable but the subject material was nowhere near as interesting as Mr. Mercedes. Still well written and extremely well performed.

  • Shades of Earth

  • An Across the Universe Novel, Book 3
  • By: Beth Revis
  • Narrated by: Tara Carrozza
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287

Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceship Godspeed behind. They're ready to start life afresh - to build a home - on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has traveled 25 trillion miles across the universe to experience. But this new Earth isn't the paradise that Amy had been hoping for. Amy and Elder must race to uncover who - or what - else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. But as each new discovery brings more danger, Amy and Elder will have to look inward to the very fabric of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Male reader in mid 40's

  • By Brian on 12-23-13

Sloppy ending, performances flat at times.

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

Overall I like the Across The Universe series a lot. The first book was definitely the best. This third novel is better than the second book, but still falls short in the explanations given at the end of the book. I won't say anything else because it is still worth reading and Ali don't want to give anything away. Also, the voice actor who reads for Elder is kind of a bummer. He is flat and dry through many of the climactic moments of the story.