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G. L. Thompson

Oxford, MS
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  • The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist

  • A True Story of Injustice in the American South
  • By: Radley Balko, Tucker Carrington, John Grisham - foreword
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423

In The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington write a true story of Southern Gothic horror - of two innocent men wrongly convicted of vicious crimes and the legally condoned failures that allowed it to happen. Balko and Carrington will shine a light on the institutional and professional failures that allowed this tragic, astonishing story to happen, identify where it may have happened elsewhere, and show how to prevent it from happening again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • riveting

  • By T. Pratt on 03-12-18

Stunning! A must listen.

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

This is an amazing book that shines a light on a subject that has long been hidden. It is eye-opening, shameful, sad, and hopeful when exposing some of the problems of the legal system in Mississippi. These problems unfortunately are not limited to Mississippi. It is unfortunate that the legal system is rarely after truth but rather politically motivated results. You won’t regret listening to this book.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,227
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,851

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

One of my favorite Audible books!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Great story, Exciting and had humor.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Columbus Day?

When Skippy the AI was introduced I was like WTH? It made the story

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I don't usually like humor in SciFi, but I laughed out loud many times at Skippy the AI. The story was great but the narration is so PERFECT!

Any additional comments?

I am buying the entire series!! R.C. Bray is perfect for the narration. Narrators make or break Audible books and sometimes I want to read the books. Bray is sooo good that I only want to listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Jesus

  • A History
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,302

Millions of people have thrilled to best-selling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, works of nonfiction that have changed the way we view history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly 2,000 years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Jesus story in context

  • By Kimberly on 10-01-13

Informative

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

Reviewed: 03-28-15

Another success in the "Killing"series. All of these books are very well done. The audio is great as well.

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,708

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Afraid to Write a "Less-Than-Positive" Review

  • By Elizabeth on 08-06-14

Lose yourself in this one!

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

Reviewed: 07-13-14

Where does All the Light We Cannot See rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the top 2 or 3.

What was one of the most memorable moments of All the Light We Cannot See?

There are so many. It is the author's skills taking you away and making you live the story. So we'll written and so we'll narrated. A home run all around.

Have you listened to any of Zach Appelman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I am now looking for more.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • A Turn of Light

  • By: Julie E. Czerneda
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 34 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32

The village of Marrowdell is an isolated pioneer community, but it is also the place where two worlds overlap, and at the turn of light - sunset - the world of magic known as the Verge can briefly be seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Julie's first foray into fantasy is a home run!

  • By Heather Dryer on 03-26-13

Awful narration

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

Reviewed: 07-13-14

Would you try another book from Julie E. Czerneda and/or Abby Craden?

Czerneda yes, Craden, no.

Would you ever listen to anything by Julie E. Czerneda again?

I would like to try her sci-fi

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Abby Craden?

Anyone else. I don't know. The narration is so deadpan that you can't even follow the story. After listening for an hour I had to turn it off and just delete. A waste of money. She goes up and down and stops in the middle of sentences. It's like she is reading words in a breathy voice rather than telling a coherent story.

Any additional comments?

I am going to try the print book because the premise sounds good and the print reviews are a whole lot better than the audible reviews.