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Qamara

Mesa, AZ
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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 48,844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,556

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

Oh my......

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

Reviewed: 06-27-15

Excellent . Best read ever! I love orson Scott card, Ben bova, this is a different genre but this is amazing!


  • Edge of Eternity

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,054

Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some good, some bad

  • By Elisa on 09-22-14

Great wrap up a few things upset me

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

Reviewed: 04-24-15

The end was a little too quick. The gulf war not really covered. I hate also that Dave Williams never spoke to his father about his dyslexia. The Middle East conflicts were touched upon but not fully explored.

  • The Omen Machine

  • A Richard and Kahlan Novel
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,408

An accident leads to the discovery of a mysterious machine that has rested hidden deep underground for countless millennia. The machine awakens to begin issuing a series of increasingly alarming, if minor, omens. The omens turn out to be astonishingly accurate, and ever more ominous. As Zedd tries to figure out how to destroy the sinister device, the machine issues a cataclysmic omen involving Richard and Kahlan, foretelling an impending event beyond anyone’s ability to stop. As catastrophe approaches, the machine then reveals that it is within its power to withdraw the omen....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing Return to a Great Series

  • By William on 11-08-11

Could have been much better. Too much filler.

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

Reviewed: 08-31-14

What would have made The Omen Machine better?

More of a plot. Less filler. I like what he was doing with prophecy but he could he gone much farther.

What was most disappointing about Terry Goodkind’s story?

This series used be so good, used to have so much depth. Now it seems like Goodkind has a page quota writes the book comes oujt 100 pages short and decides to go back and add things like, for example (not in the story but similar to what you hear)
Richard: I know! It is a raccoon.
Zedd: Scratches his head. "How do you know its a raccoon."
Cara: I dont see it.
Richard: Clearly its a raccoon because it has the same colored fur!
Zedd: So its a raccoon because it has the same colored fur?
Richard: Yes! And because walks on 4 legs and smells like a raccoon.

How could the performance have been better?

Sam Tsoutsouvas is okay he has a strong voice but that is it! He has little or no characterization. At times even with he strong voice he sounds monotonous and gets into the same vocal pattern. I love Stephen Rudnicki of all the Orson Scott Card books. He is great but Sam can I get some characterization please.

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