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Fort Collins, CO, USA
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  • Lord of the Flies

  • By: William Golding
  • Narrated by: William Golding
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,617
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,768

Marooned on a tropical island, alone in a world of uncharted possibilities, and devoid of adult supervision or rules, a group of British boys begins to forge a society with its own unique rules and rituals.

  • out of 5 stars
  • classic

  • By Randall on 04-25-09

Fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-10

I read this book as a child, but I didn't feel the same about it as I do now. I is really compelling and the picture it paints of society is still true today. I have found myself over and over again thinking of this book and how society behaves, it is so poignant. That is why this book is a classic and should be read by everyone.

11 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • The Reader

  • By: Carol Janeway (translator), Bernhard Schlink
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485

When he falls ill on his way home from school, 15-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover--then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dysfunctional

  • By Ella on 12-09-08

Great Drama

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-10

I knew nothing of this book when I bought it. It started slowly. Then I was hooked. The characters are well developed and you have so many mixed emotions about every aspect of this book. This book was very well written and covered some very difficult subject matter. In the end it really made you think about the experiences these people had and how they coped with the mistakes that they made.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Million Little Pieces

  • By: James Frey
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 501

By the time James Frey enters a drug and alcohol treatment facility, he has so thoroughly ravaged his body that the doctors are shocked he is still alive. Inside the clinic, he is surrounded by patients as troubled as he: a judge, a mobster, a former world-champion boxer, and a fragile former prostitute. To James, their friendship and advice seem stronger and truer than the clinic's droning dogma of How to Recover.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • My fury got to me. My fury got to me...etc.

  • By trish on 12-01-05

Not worth your time

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-10

This book is a complete waste of time. Unless you are interested in narcissistic, self absorbed jerks who think they deserve some sort of special treatment. Basically this guy is a drug attic and puts his family through hell. Not only is the content superficial, but the writing is infantile and lacks depth.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful