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B Miller

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  • Fool Me Once

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,849
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,827

Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya's husband, Joe - who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Darn it

  • By Glenda Jeffers on 03-25-16

Worst Coben book ever

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

Reviewed: 04-01-16

Massive disappointment. Incoherent story filled with gimmicks that just don't add up. It feels like he did not know how to end it so he just dumped the kitchen sink into the narrative.

  • 17 Carnations

  • The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History
  • By: Andrew Morton
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 196

Andrew Morton tells the story of the feckless Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor; his American wife, Wallis Simpson; the bizarre wartime Nazi plot to make him a puppet king after the invasion of Britain; and the attempted cover-up by Churchill, General Eisenhower, and King George VI of the duke's relations with Hitler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dangerous fools

  • By Vivien Tarkirk-Smith on 03-23-15

Waste of time

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

Reviewed: 04-12-15

I don't think I spent more time on 2 more worthless people than the subject of this book. Beyond that problem the book is replete with repetitions and mind numbing details. Only finished the hoping for something that would justified the time listening

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Strange Rebels

  • 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century
  • By: Christian Caryl
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Few moments in history have seen as many seismic transformations as 1979. That one year marked the emergence of revolutionary Islam as a political force on the world stage, the beginning of market revolutions in China and Britain that would fuel globalization, and the first stirrings of the resistance movements in Eastern Europe and Afghanistan that ultimately led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. More than any other year in the latter half of the 20th century, 1979 heralded the economic, political, and religious realities that define the 21st century.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great book needs an editor

  • By B Miller on 05-19-13

great book needs an editor

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

Reviewed: 05-19-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

this is an outstanding book that illuminates a fascinating turn of history. Although I lived through this period at the time I did not understand its significance. In fact in retrospect I did not understand it completely until I came across Mr. Caryl's book.My only complaint and it is a small one the author tends to repeat the same fact on many occasions without even letting the reader to understand like "As I indicated in Chapter One-----" small complaint, great book