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Love Life
Love Life
Offered by Audible, Inc. (US)

3.0 out of 5 stars Looser Narrative Threads Than First Effort, March 29, 2015
This review is from: Love Life (Audible Audio Edition)
I had higher hopes for Rob Lowe's follow-up memoir, but this second one just didn't strike me as having as much heart at the first one. Don't get me wrong through, he still does a great job of painting an insider's picture of Hollywood as well as the local area. Maybe it was the over-use of voice mimicry that put me off the most. In any case, I'll ready read a third installment whenever it comes out. Rob Lowe can tell a great story when he puts his mind to it, but more of the pieces in this collection were tied together with looser narrative threads.


The Walking Dead, Season 5 [HD]
The Walking Dead, Season 5 [HD]
DVD
Price: $41.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Being Human, March 26, 2015
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Season five does not disappoint. The group is still hanging in there, but they must continue to make hard choices to survive. The series brings so much to mind about what it means to be human.


The Girl on the Train: A Novel
The Girl on the Train: A Novel
Offered by Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Price: $6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Cruel and Befuddling Liars, March 18, 2015
The premise of this story pulled me in. Who hasn't wondered about the various houses glimpsed as part of our daily commutes? The reader quickly learns Rachel's observations are not to be trusted since she's prone to alcoholic blackouts. Did Rachel kill Megan? The story unfolds with some good twists and turns. Ultimately, the ending didn't come as a huge surprise, but was fitting given the parameters established by the narrative. This isn't a book for those who seek likable characters, but even unlikable characters bring their own type of solace in what is often a cruel and befuddling world full of liars.


The Prince of Tides
The Prince of Tides
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5.0 out of 5 stars Narrator Artistry, March 13, 2015
The 22-hour audible recording narrated by Frank Muller is the most beautifully narrated audio book I can ever recall listening to. Muller breathes such life and understanding into Pat Conroy's story of horrific family abuse and mental illness. The expected route would be to use that slow South Carolina drawl throughout, but Muller finesses each character and description to such artistry, using accents only when needed. Years ago, I gave this book four stars, but it really is a masterpiece that captures so much of the human existence, plus now having spent time in Charleston, Conroy's descriptions jump off the page even more. It's safe to say I felt inclined to listen to the audio book all over again as soon as I finished. It's that damn good.


The Turn of the Screw
The Turn of the Screw
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3.0 out of 5 stars Underwhelming by Modern Standards, March 13, 2015
Since this story is widely considered one of the best ghost stories ever written, I decided to give it ago via an Audible recording. Perhaps I would have been more taken in by the story had I read it on the page. They eye tends to catch more nuances in a story than the ear. In any case, it's a good story, but not one that comes off as overly scary for modern readers. In its day, I can imagine the emotional impact was more pronounced. However, it's a necessary building block in what the suspense and horror genre would eventually morph into.


Yes Please
Yes Please
Offered by HarperCollins Publishers
Price: $12.59

3.0 out of 5 stars It Has Its Moments, March 11, 2015
This review is from: Yes Please (Kindle Edition)
Keeping in mind the typical content and loose structure of celebrity memoirs, I found this an average read and it made for a good audio book to listen to while walking my dog. That being said, the use of different voices at times was a bit distracting and the last chapter being recorded at a live reading felt a bit flat.


Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
Price: $8.61

2.0 out of 5 stars Tedious, March 11, 2015
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I picked up this book at my therapist's recommendation. While I do feel there are some decent insights here and there, overall the book is just poorly written. Much of it repeats itself over and over. Many of the examples are too long, plus the emphasis is on anecdotal qualitative findings rather than finding a decent balance with quantitative research. One of the chapters is written solely as a list of bullet points. Ugh. So much for this self-help book being very helpful. It's just not what I was looking for.


American Horror Story Season 4 [HD]
American Horror Story Season 4 [HD]
Price: $33.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Random Season, February 20, 2015
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Season 4 struck me as beyond tedious. Too many characters and too many plot lines. It was hard to get invested and a lot of the episodes felt random.


Revolution
Revolution
Offered by Random House LLC
Price: $11.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars All Over the Map, January 24, 2015
This review is from: Revolution (Kindle Edition)
Lots of good ideas here, though a bit all over the map. It's safe to say I'm a Russell Brand fan, and now that he's on a quest to change the world, perhaps the next book will be more focused.


I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats
I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats
Price: $7.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Mildly Entertaining, January 24, 2015
If cats could write poetry, it would probably be as awkward as the poems in this collection. In any case, some are better than others and a few border on genius. It's a nice little book to leaf through, but the poetry is what it is.


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