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  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

  • By: Garth Stein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,337

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enzo (because he's so wize) for president.

  • By Lora on 06-17-08

My favorite book

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

Reviewed: 10-29-12

The pace (racing pun intended) is a bit uneven, but the book is, overall, wonderful if you're an animal lover. I'm not a race car fan but that's an integral part of the bond between man and dog.
Kudos to the writer for juggling the happy-sad theme. Awesome ending.
Lynda @ Book Editing Associates

  • The Age of Miracles

  • A Novel
  • By: Karen Walker
  • Narrated by: Emily Janice Card
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 834
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 732
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 735

On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not sure I can measure up...

  • By Karen on 07-07-12

Short on the science

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

Reviewed: 09-10-12

Another pre-teen love story with another unusual challenge. The Earth's rotation is slowing, and every living thing on the planet must adapt quickly or die.
Walker focuses mainly on the relationship among characters, and the science receives an honorable mention here and there. Of course, what's happening to the Earth is affecting how everyone behaves (or misbehaves).
I found the most interesting characters to be the adults, however, especially the relationship between granddaughter and grandfather.
A decent listen, but mainly for young adult listeners.
Lynda,

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Criminal

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,816

Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and he is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation, until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before - when Will's father was imprisoned for murder - this was his home....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Explains a lot!

  • By Joan on 11-22-12

Excellent story teller

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

Reviewed: 08-20-12

A book of backstory, and well told despite some slow spots, which occurs in all of her books. Her strength as a writer is a lot of detail; her weakness is a lot of detail.

An "I didn't see this coming" ending.

I rarely read a series, but this one was excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Darkest Corner

  • By: Elizabeth Haynes
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Karen Cass
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,418
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,110

Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic, spontaneous – Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell. But there is a darker side to Lee. His erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that Catherine is increasingly isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of her world, and trusting no one, she plans a meticulous escape.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • AN OCD IS STALKED BY A PSYCHOPATH

  • By Betty on 06-05-12

Hard to read yet a page turner

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

Reviewed: 06-13-12

Well written and well portrayed by the narrator(s). Rarely do I lose track of time but I found it difficult to stop listening. I like that her recovery wasn't rushed and wasn't easy, but wish there was a more definitive ending. I presume the author didn't want complete closure.
Lynda

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Nazi Officer's Wife

  • How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust
  • By: Edith Hahn Beer, Susan Dworkin
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206

Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman, so she went underground.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought Provoking

  • By Ella on 10-29-06

Average is all aspects

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

Reviewed: 05-01-12

I was tempted to stop listening at times. It's a common story for the time; I was looking a "specialness" that I didn't find. She was an educated woman and a judge. Impressive. Otherwise, it's an often-told story of a Jew passing as a gentile to ride out that awful period of history.