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Carl and Joyce

Apollo, PA USA
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  • Pandemic

  • By: Robin Cook
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 320

After a young, seemingly healthy woman collapses suddenly on the NYC subway and dies by the time she reaches the hospital, her case is initially chalked up to influenza. That is, until she ends up on Dr. Jack Stapleton's autopsy table, where Jack discovers something eerily fishy: First, that the young woman has had a heart transplant, and second, that her DNA matches that of the transplanted heart. Strangely, two more incidences of young people with this same sudden and rapid illness follow. Something is off about these cases, and only Jack can figure it out before it's too late.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading Title & Disappointing Plot

  • By Dr. Chris P. Hafner on 12-16-18

predictable

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

I have loved so many of Robin Cook's book. This one started good with a great premise and good science then took a bad turn into being very predictable. The ending was really a bit sappy. Disappointed.

  • The Ricky Gervais Guide to... THE HUMAN BODY

  • By: Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Narrated by: Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

The ninth episode in this new series considers the human body, its form, function, and failings. In this episode: Same name, different brain; Minty fresh nostalgia; Karl's earliest memory; Senses and Sensibilities; Lying Eyes; The way to a man's heart; Harley Street literature; Desert Island Paraphilia; Karl's subconscious navigation; Spectral chit chat in St Ives; Dermal rumours; Knob nerves; The disappointing lack of freakery; Biodiversity and lazy scientists; and Epilogue.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • so annoying

  • By Carl and Joyce on 02-17-19

so annoying

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-19

These people talking over each other with added crazy-ass laughing just is annoying. I found nothing of the comedic venue I was hoping for.

  • Blood Communion

  • A Tale of Prince Lestat
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Eric Shaw Quinn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 563
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 524

The Vampire Chronicles continue with a riveting, rich saga - part adventure, part suspense - of Prince Lestat and the story of the Blood Communion as he tells the tale of his coming to rule the vampire world and the eternal struggle to find belonging, a place in the universe for the undead, and how, against his will, he must battle the menacing, seemingly unstoppable force determined to thwart his vision and destroy the entire vampire netherworld.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • change the narrator!!

  • By Chris on 10-02-18

boring!!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

this is a snooze fest. I have read many Anne Rice novels in the past. This one is dry. Sounds like just an elongated history lesson. I'm in chapter 8 and it's a big ZERO of anything riveting.

  • Being a Dog

  • By: Alexandra Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Horowitz
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 140

Being a Dog is a scientifically rigorous book that presents cutting-edge research with literary flair. Revealing such surprising facts as panting dogs cannot smell to explaining how dogs tell time by detecting lingering smells, Horowitz covers the topic of noses - both canine and human - from curious and always fascinating angles. As we come to understand how rich, complex, and exciting the world around us appears to a dog's sense of smell, we can begin to better appreciate it through our own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Poetry

  • By Joel Geraci on 10-09-16

I will never take scent lightly

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

Loved this book. I do scentwork with my dog as a sport and this book made me even more aware of how good this is for my dog ! And I now sniff things mow intently to truly appreciate the gift of being able to do so. Thank you for this great study

  • A Dog's Purpose

  • By: W. Bruce Cameron
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,716
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,142

A Dog's Purpose - which spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list – is heading to the big screen! Based on the beloved best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Dogs Purpose

  • By sara on 02-16-17

worst ever!

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-17

If you love dogs, you'll hate this. Dead puppy right off the bat, then gassed dogs, puppy mill --- I could NOT stand this book!! Not only is the whole premise odd, but the writing sounds juvenile. Like a really horrible fairytale for children- that you want to give nightmares, that is. JUST AWFUL. I wish I could have it totally removed from my library. Awful. The ending is pretty lame, as well.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Left to Tell

  • Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
  • By: Immaculee Ilibagiza, Steve Erwin
  • Narrated by: Lisa Renee Pitts
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 832

In 1994, Immaculee Ilibagiza's world was ripped apart when her native country of Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Her family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans. Miraculously, Immaculee survived the slaughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a triumphant spirit

  • By Kim on 01-22-07

Amazing book !

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

I listen and read a lot of books. This just hit me to the core of my heart! My faith grew with each chapter. If this is not made into a movie, they are missing a great opportunity. If they do, they need great actors ! I have so much love and respect for the author. Thank you for sharing your story and your heart of hope and forgiveness.

  • Mere Christianity

  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,339

Mere Christianity is C.S. Lewis' forceful and accessible doctrine of Christian belief. First heard as informal radio broadcasts and then published as three separate books, The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity brings together what Lewis sees as the fundamental truths of the religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic That Gets Better & Better With Time!

  • By Tim on 05-14-05

A wonderful experience!!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

Teaches one to be another. It's not enough to be just you, we must strive to be like Him.

  • The Unseen Realm

  • By: Dr. Michael S. Heiser
  • Narrated by: Gordon Greenhill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 974

In The Unseen Realm, Dr. Michael Heiser examines the ancient context of scripture, explaining how its supernatural worldview can help us grow in our understanding of God. He illuminates intriguing and amazing passages of the Bible that have been hiding in plain sight. You'll find yourself engaged in an enthusiastic pursuit of the truth, resulting in a new appreciation for God's word.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply a must-read for all Christians

  • By Donald S. on 06-30-16

Can't wait to read it again, and again, and again!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-17

This book has opened up a whole new world of spirituality for me. You have to read this book.

  • Flight Behavior

  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,134

Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at 17. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More Beautiful Storytelling From Kingsolver

  • By Dr. on 04-14-13

Boring

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

Reviewed: 05-28-13

What disappointed you about Flight Behavior?

I found this book to be laborious and dull. Not at all like "Poisonwood". Some things just seemed to be amateurish (the mother-in-law especially) in character development and the relationship with the lead. I really struggled to read the whole thing. I didn't care what happened. And I am an ecologically supportive kind of person with a certified Monarch Habitat. It should have interested me. But no.

What could Barbara Kingsolver have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Add some energy, some real tension. The tension was weak.

What three words best describe Barbara Kingsolver’s performance?

Dull. Hire a trained professional. Sorry to be mean - but it may have been better if performed better.

What character would you cut from Flight Behavior?

Mother-in-law. Weird dead newborn with 'fur'. That was silly.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Freedom

  • A Novel
  • By: Jonathan Franzen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux
  • Length: 24 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,768
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,378
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,387

Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul - the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with Walter - environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man - she was doing her small part to build a better world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable book. Really liked the narration.

  • By R. Spangler on 12-13-10

boring boring boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-11

this book is dry and lackluster. I do NOT understand the acclaim it is receiving. Our entire bookclub disliked it. It just goes on and on and does nothing to give one pause to find it poetic or important in any way. Just DULL.