Linda L. (lakelinda) - Reviews

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3rd Degree (Women's Murder Club Bk 3)  (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
Review Date: 12/14/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Great book to listen to. Lots of suspense and action.


Academy X
Academy X
Author: Andrew Trees
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 11/28/2007


From the back cover: "A hilarious upstairs-downstairs story set in the absurd world of New York City's most elite private schools. I couldn't put it down." Karen Quinn, author of The Ivy Chronicles

This book was written by an instructor at a private school who I believe lost his job as a result.

There are 24 customer reviews on amazon.com, mostly with four or five stars. The New York Times review (June 13, 2006) was critical seeing it as cliched and reductive.


The Angel Maker (Boldt  /  Matthews, Bk 2)
The Angel Maker (Boldt / Matthews, Bk 2)
Author: Ridley Pearson
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 26
Review Date: 1/18/2006


Second book of the Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews series. Very well written police procedural/thriller


Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
Author: Lorna Landvik
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 817
Review Date: 2/24/2006


FANTASTIC! Love all Lorna Landvik books!


The Anodyne Necklace (Richard Jury, Bk 3)
The Anodyne Necklace (Richard Jury, Bk 3)
Author: Martha Grimes
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 60
Review Date: 5/26/2006


Part of the Richard Jury series. Martha Grimes is a wonderful writer and it is fun to follow her characters from series to series.


April Fool Dead  (Death on Demand, Bk 13)
April Fool Dead (Death on Demand, Bk 13)
Author: Carolyn Hart
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 53
Review Date: 6/5/2006


Part of the wonderful light reading mystery series of Annie and Max Darling


Atlas Shrugged  (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Atlas Shrugged (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Author: Edward Herrmann (Narrator), Ayn Rand
Book Type: Audio Cassette
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 17
Review Date: 7/11/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Atlas Shrugged is a best-selling novel by Ayn Rand, first published in
> 1957. The book describes a heroic struggle between the "individuals
> of the mind" who go on strike against the "moochers" and "looters" of
> the world. The heroine, Dagny Taggart, is a no-nonsense railroad
> manager who does not take fools lightly. She is pursued by three
> brilliant and charming men and finally joins them in withdrawing her
> services from a world that does not appreciate or reward people of
> genius and initiative. As a result of the successful strike the
> economy collapses and they begin to rebuild a world based on sound
> philosophical principles.
>
> The original of this book is over 1,000 pages in length. This
> recorded abridgement, on eight cassettes, captures the drama and
> excitement that made Rand's text a best seller in an entertaining
> format. The reading is excellent, with different voices for the main
> characters. Rand's philosophical ideas are there, but are not
> obtrusive.


Bangkok 8 (Sonchai Jitpleecheep, Bk 1)
Bangkok 8 (Sonchai Jitpleecheep, Bk 1)
Author: John Burdett
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 90
Review Date: 4/13/2006
Helpful Score: 3


This book is FANTASTIC! Very different from usual thrillers and keeps you on edge until the end. Thailand background with protagonist as Buddhist policeman with lots of info on Thailand prostitution and jade trade make it very UNIQUE.


Beginner's Greek (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Beginner's Greek (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Author: James Collins, Jerry O'Connell (Narrator)
Book Type: Audio CD
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 2/2/2009
Helpful Score: 1


This was a great light-hearted but well-written romance with lots of missed connections and very likable characters. This is the kind of book i love for car listening. It keeps me in a good mood and isn't so convoluted that you can't keep track of the plot in the spoken format.


Better Off Dead
Better Off Dead
Author: Denise Danks
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 6/4/2006


2nd book in the Georgina Powers series. Rock legend Johnny Waits makes the ultimate career movehe dies at the height of his success on a heroin high in the arms of record producer Christian Dexter. Carla Blue, a music star on the rise, drowns, with morphine in her veins, in the swimming pool of Dexters luxurious Spanish villa. Carlas closest friend, Georgina Powers, is convinced something is terribly wrongespecially when she finds tapes of unreleased albums by both Carla and Johnny for sale at a market stall. The record company doesnt like it either, because Johnny and Carla are still in business. And, if the sales are anything to go by, theyre better off dead.


Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Gap, Bk 1)
Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Gap, Bk 1)
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 464
Review Date: 12/27/2006


Wonderful, heartwarming story of a pharmacist who feels out of place in the mountains of Western Virginia.


The Black Echo (Harry Bosch, Bk 1) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Review Date: 1/26/2007


The FIRST Harry Bosch book. Great series and keeps you on edge until the end.


Blackbird House
Blackbird House
Author: Alice Hoffman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 135
Review Date: 2/24/2006


Really great linked series of stories about the inhabitants of a New England house


Blinded (Dr. Alan Gregory, Bk 12) (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
Review Date: 11/28/2007


UNABRIDGED 8 cassettes 12 hours
The Alan Gregory series is one of my favorites for listening on my commute. His personal life with wife, Asst DA Lauren, their child and dogs really draws you to relate to his character. This is one of the better episodes with a beautiful patient, Gibbs Story, whose tales of her husband and potential serial killer get both Alan and his best Friend, police detective, Sam Purdy,totally drawn in. Lots of suspense and "can't stop listening" parts.


Bloodroot (China Bayles, Bk 10)
Bloodroot (China Bayles, Bk 10)
Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 41
Review Date: 5/30/2006


From the China Bayles series. China is a past high-powered attorney who now owns her own herb shop. This is the best book of the series so far as cina goes back to her Mississpi homeland.


Butchers Hill (Tess Monaghan, Bk 3)
Butchers Hill (Tess Monaghan, Bk 3)
Author: Laura Lippman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 99
Review Date: 1/18/2006


This is part of the Tess Monaghan Baltimore based series. Expremely well written. I love this character and the Baltimore background


Catch as Cat Can (Mrs Murphy, Bk 10)
Catch as Cat Can (Mrs Murphy, Bk 10)
Author: Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 89
Review Date: 5/26/2006


Part of the Sneaky Pie Brown Mrs. Murphy series. Great light reads.


Cat's Eyewitness (Mrs Murphy, Bk 13) (Large Print)
Cat's Eyewitness (Mrs Murphy, Bk 13) (Large Print)
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 8
Review Date: 12/26/2006


Another great Mrs. Murphy (the cat) mystery series book


The Center of Things
The Center of Things
Author: Jenny Mcphee
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 2.1/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 12/4/2007


Very well-written first novel by Jenny McPhee. It combines her interest in physics with a old movie star. Fascinating.


Chasing the Dime (Audio Cassettes) (Unabridged)
Chasing the Dime (Audio Cassettes) (Unabridged)
Author: Michael Connelly, Jonathan Davis (Narrator)
Book Type: Audio Cassette
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/28/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Unabridged - 8 cassettes - 10 1/2 hours
Michael Connelly (author of the Harry Bosch series) is a fantastic plotter and writer. Although this one isn't up to his best (Harry Bosch series or Lincoln Lawyer) it makes for a great audio "listen". A young tech entrepreneur lets his curiosity get the better of him as he tracks down a prostitute whose old phone number he has inherited.Lots of tech background and info about Internet porn sites. But this one keeps you on edge throughout waiting to see how (or if ) the young protagonist will get out of the mess he has stumbled into.


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