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Pockets Full Of Sawdust

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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 457

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (German for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism - but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I riveting book of survival and love

  • By silvercity on 2018-09-26

Start to finish in a day

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-03

The book was, overall, great. Some of the sentences in the novel were a little heavy handed when it came to description, prose, etc which made me want to give it four stars instead of five but goooootdamn the subject matter is heavy and gripping. The narration is next level of course. Listened to this in one day. Worth a listen.

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  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • Written by: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely fascinating

  • By lucas simon on 2018-09-23

Worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-05

After listening this you come to realize that it’s not so much about Russian collusion and more about the fact Trump is just grossly incompetent and ignorant. No real surprise there.

  • The Cartel

  • Written by: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 23 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

From the internationally best-selling author of the acclaimed novel The Power of the Dog comes The Cartel, a gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines story of power, corruption, revenge, and justice spanning the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story reflecting reality

  • By JohnS on 2019-02-17

One of my favourites

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-16

#Audible1 I’ve listened to this audiobook all the way through three times now. Brutal but really well written with just enough pulp to keep you hooked. My favourite of the Don Winslow books.

  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

  • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
  • Written by: Michelle McNamara
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn - introduction, Patton Oswalt - afterword
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunningly Written and Incredibly Illuminating

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-05-04

Meticulously researched

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-16

#Audible1 A great ‘detective’ novel. Michelle McNamara was one heck of an amateur detective. I wish she’d still been around to witness the man who did all these terrible things get arrested. Good read.

  • Pet Sematary

  • Written by: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers...like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holy Hell!

  • By Nick on 2018-05-08

Good King, great narration

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-09

Never read Pet Semetary back in the day, glad I listened to it though. Michael c. Halls narration worked out really well and I hope he does more readings in the future.

  • Artemis

  • Written by: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,525

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not so great

  • By plaj on 2017-11-28

Andy can’t write women

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

Reviewed: 2018-03-12

After enjoying The Martian I was really looking forward to this one. Unfortunately, Andy Weir chooses to write his female protagonist as a whiner and a bit of a spoiled brat. Rosario Dawson’s narration was what saved this for me although not enough for me to recommend this one.

  • Salem's Lot

  • Written by: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Stephen King
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By Tawny on 2018-03-23

Meeeeeehhhhhhh

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

Reviewed: 2017-12-28

Not the best King novel, entertaining enough but definitely not on the same level as his classics

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  • Dark Money

  • The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
  • Written by: Jane Mayer
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against "big government" led to the rise of a broad-based conservative movement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening

  • By Pockets Full Of Sawdust on 2017-12-28

Eye opening

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

Reviewed: 2017-12-28

If you’re wondering what happened to the current Republican Party - here’s the book for you. Pretty straight forward and easy to follow. Chase the money, find the devil

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  • Sleeping Beauties

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Stephen King, Owen King
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 176

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: They become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad, not great

  • By Pockets Full Of Sawdust on 2017-12-28

Not bad, not great

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

Reviewed: 2017-12-28

It’s a decent book. In the interview at the end Owen and Stephen King state they were going to write this as a tv show - it shows. This reads more like a weekly tv episode then a novel. So so.

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