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  • Josef's Journey

  • By: Elsie Poorbaugh
  • Narrated by: Allen Hite
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

A small boy runs away from home in Portugal. He jumps onto a ship and hides. Not knowing his destination, he is found by the ships cook, while at sea. He trembles as he is found out and then has to tell the captain why he is aboard. As his saga begins, they help him to his first destination...South America. Finding his way to North America becomes more frightening, until Sallie, his guardian angel, comes to his aid to help him in his journey.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Thought it was an adventuresome children's story

  • By Mark on 04-11-09

Thought it was an adventuresome children's story

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-09

Turned out to be very poorly written religious propaganda

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ghost Writer

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: Roger Rees
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 786
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 461

Adam Lang has been Britain’s longest serving—and most controversial—prime minister of the last half century. As pressure mounts for Lang to complete this memoirs, he hires a professional ghostwriter to finish the book. As he sets to work, the ghostwriter discovers many more secrets than Lang intends to reveal, secrets with the power to alter world politics - secrets with the power to kill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too close to the truth?

  • By carl801 on 11-24-07

waste

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-07

A shallow, boring, Bush/Blair-bashing fantasy. Save the credit.

1 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Divisadero

  • By: Michael Ondaatje
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

In the 1970s in Northern California, near Gold Rush country, a father and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work their farm with the help of Coop, an enigmatic young man who makes his home with them. Theirs is a makeshift family, until it is riven by an incident of violence that sets fire to the rest of their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this

  • By Robin Dreyer on 01-12-10

trite or tripe?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-07

I've lived in the setting all my life, more than 60 years - and the author has it comically wrong, sadly wrong, and that is but a forerunner to the poor research applied to creating this story. Actually, it is not much of a story - more of a political diatribe masquerading as entertainment. An interesting, but again poorly researched, venture into France should have produced an opportunity for character development - nope - shallow, but "heartfelt," explorations into soap opera situations only produced lame dialog, transparent motivation, and boredom. The disjointed, childish, and uninteresting plot didn't save the shallow characters. I would have given this a minus number but that was not an option. We all waste some credits at some time - this was mine.

4 of 9 people found this review helpful