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Kingston, NY United States
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  • My Ex-Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen McCauley
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 285

David Hedges’ life is coming apart at the seams. His job helping San Francisco rich kids get into the colleges of their (parents’) choice is exasperating; his younger boyfriend has left him; and the beloved carriage house he rents is being sold. His solace is a Thai takeout joint that delivers 24/7. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO ENJOYABLE!

  • By Tammy L. Virgili on 05-23-18

Frustrating

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

A very frustrating book about dumb people making bad choices around awful friends. So...basically life.

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  • Due Diligence

  • By: Anna Zabo
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 164

After Fazil Kurt breaks up with his girlfriend, a business trip to Seattle offers some much-needed time away. Sent by S. R. Anderson Consulting, Fazil is there to help audit Singularity Storage, a company they are trying to save. His first discovery is intriguing to say the least: One of Singularity's engineers is Todd Douglas, Fazil's first love. He knows better than to get personally involved on a job like this. Back in high school, Todd broke Fazil's heart more times than he could count, but both men have grown so much since then - and Fazil never could say no to Todd....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ups and downs

  • By Kristina on 03-24-17

Forced

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

The story was forced and way too focused on the "hot sex" which took away from the potential story. Characters went round and round for no good reason, and the conflict felt inflated for dramatic purposes.

Good performance, good pace, very listenable.

  • You Never Know

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

Hagen Wylie has it all figured out. He's going to live in his hometown, be everybody's friend, explore new relationships, and rebuild his life after the horrors of war. No muss, no fuss is the plan. He's well on his way - until he finds out his first love has come home too. Hagen says it's no big deal, but a chance encounter with Mitch Thayer's two cute sons puts him directly in the path of the only guy he's never gotten out of his head.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Vazzy on 11-19-17

Circular Conversations: A Love Story

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

Meh...A very tedious story. The main character is mostly likable, and has some promise (PTSD, returned from service with a bad leg), unfortunately, he cycles between being a doormat and unlikeable when he's attempting to be assertive. Conversations between him and Ash, then him and Mitch go round and round in circles for way too long, to get something accomplished that we then need to revisit a chapter or two later with the same circular conversation. There is nothing initially redeemable about Mitch (boorish and unrepentant) until later, and by that point, I don't know that I wanted him in the picture; I found myself pulling for Ash more than I think I was supposed to be. It's fine for a mindless read, but seemed like it needs a rewrite, or at the very least, a good editing.

The reader was awesome - great voices, good pace, very listenable.

  • Fish and Ghosts

  • Hellsinger, Book 1
  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Tristan James
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422

When his Uncle Mortimer died and left him Hoxne Grange, the family's Gilded Age mansion, Tristan Pryce became the second generation of Pryces to serve as a caretaker for the estate, a way station for spirits on their final steps to the afterlife. Tristan is prepared for challenges, though not necessarily from the ghosts he's seen since childhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different kind of Ghost busters.

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 03-05-15

So much promise...

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

The premise and the story are wonderful!! Unfortunately the author's execution misses the mark. The language is OVERLY descriptive to the point of distracting - way too much imagery, multiple streams of metaphors, etc. Might go better as a traditional read, where you can skip past the overly flowery language and the distractions from the main story.