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  • Dead Eye: A Gray Man Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2313)
    Performance
    (2068)
    Story
    (2089)

    Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will, to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows - to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man. But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him, he exposes himself to something he’s never had to face before. A killer who is just like him. Code-named Dead Eye, Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry.

    Julius Butcher says: "Fits well into the series"
    "Holding COURT"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Dead Eye to be better than the print version?

    Great audio. Did not read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Gentry is a great character. Over coming obstacles from multi spy agencies, and set ups for failure. The Grey Man is true to his mission?


    What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

    Was able to separate each character during the narration


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If possible, I would.


    Any additional comments?

    Great series, must read. Look forward to authors Tom Clancy series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (569)
    Performance
    (508)
    Story
    (512)

    In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. "Issues" is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is four to one in favor.

    MJ says: "Best in this series"
    "Lights out for the school board"
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    What did you love best about Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8?

    Nicely done with multiple story lines and characters of Interest.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Virgil of course, and how about Johnson Johnson. Also, janitor Bacon...


    Have you listened to any of Eric Conger’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Does a great job! Wonder how it would of worked out with a second narrator doing the female voices?


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    No news is good news for the board!


    Any additional comments?

    Nice series that offers down to earth COP, doing his job the old fashion way...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gray Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Catherine Taber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (798)
    Performance
    (725)
    Story
    (737)

    The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track - until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about.

    Marci says: "So Disappointing"
    "Nice Story"
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    If you could sum up Gray Mountain in three words, what would they be?

    Different, interesting, and left field story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Samantha. I would think Grisham has multiple follow up story lines involving Samatha's Mother who works for the Justice Departmpent and her dis barred Father...


    Have you listened to any of Catherine Taber’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time hearing this narrator, nice job for this story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I enjoyed the story and pace.


    Any additional comments?

    Different style for a Grisham novel. Read the negative reviews and was reluctant prior to starting. This book met my expectations and would enjoy a follow up with main character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Key: A Brit in the FBI, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter, J. T. Ellison
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman, MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (110)

    Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out of his Quantico training when he and his partner, Mike Caine, are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street. Their investigation, however, yields more questions than answers. It quickly becomes clear that the victim, John Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities dealer he appeared to be.

    Karen says: "Brit in the FBI #2 makes you look forward to #3!!!"
    "The key"
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    Would you listen to The Lost Key again? Why?

    I enjoyed book two of this series as well as the first book.


    If you’ve listened to books by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison before, how does this one compare?

    The first book of series was the first with authors. Good series, upper tier.


    What about Renee Raudman and MacLeod Andrews ’s performance did you like?

    Found Andrews narration a bit difficult.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Good flow of story line.


    Any additional comments?

    If you liked the first in the series, you would like book two. I would listen to book 3.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot: Jesse Stone, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Reed Farrel Coleman, Robert B. Parker (Created by)
    • Narrated By James Naughton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (54)

    It’s been a long time since Jesse Stone left L.A., and still longer since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a major league baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team at a hip New York City hotel, he is forced to grapple with his memories and regrets over what might have been. He left more behind him than unresolved feelings about the play that ended his baseball career. The darkly sensuous Kayla, his former girlfriend and current wife of an old teammate is there in New York...

    Dave Staats says: "So GOOD! Great Tribute to Dr. Parker"
    "Great story"
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    If you could sum up Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot in three words, what would they be?

    Characters flow


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Book had many plot avenues that tie into the conclusion.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Female characters voices took away and made it difficult. Spoiled on other narrators who have mastered voices or had dual male/female narrators.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Play ball!


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first of Robert Parker novels. I enjoyed the Jess Stone character and would listen to the next in the series (hope with different narrator to distinguish male/female voices).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Place: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan, Lara Hutchinson
    Overall
    (847)
    Performance
    (761)
    Story
    (755)

    "The Secret Place", a board where the girls at St Kilda's School can pin up their secrets anonymously, is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty, but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome, popular Chris Harper. Stephen joins forces with the abrasive Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why.

    Jim says: "CAN NOT UNDERSTAND HALF THE BOOK (AUDIO)"
    "Series is not for me"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I struggled to finish this novel as well as the previous one in this series.


    Would you recommend The Secret Place to your friends? Why or why not?

    A friend loves the series. I would not be critical when discussing my experience with the last two books from this author. I would offer this as a "pot luck" choice for those who want to listen from outside the U.S. Series.


    What three words best describe Stephen Hogan and Lara Hutchinson ’s performance?

    Narrators not on my list of favorites. Mr. Hogan should not do female voices, terrible at best.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Folks, as Mentioned above, I have a friend who loves the series. Maybe reading this novel would have been easier for me...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unseen: Will Trent, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Kathleen Early
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (814)
    Performance
    (703)
    Story
    (701)

    Bill Black is a scary guy: a tall ex-con who rides to work on a Harley, and trails an air of violence wherever he goes. In Macon, Georgia, Bill has caught the eye of a wiry little drug dealer and his cunning girlfriend. They think Bill might be a useful ally. They don’t know that Bill is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent named Will Trent. Or that he is fighting his own demons, undercover and cut off from the support of Sara Linton - the woman he loves, who he dares not tell he is putting himself at such risk.

    Kim Venatries says: "Another Win!"
    "Well rounded, action filled characters."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this is my first by this author. Action-packed from start to finish.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Plenty of role characters that had you attempting to figure out the twisting and turning.


    Have you listened to any of Kathleen Early’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never listened to this narrator. Did a very nice job with the separation of each character with distinct dialogue.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book had a little bit of everything. It had the criminal element, the personal heart ache, corruption, and most importantly touching on abuse of our children and our society.


    Any additional comments?

    The author hit on many faucets that we face in society today. She touched on the need for undercover law-enforcement, the need to protect our children, the difficulties of losing your unborn child, along with the difficulties that our medical profession face in treating fallen heroes, victims, and a special care that our children need when they are abused.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Eye of Heaven: Fargo Adventure, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Russell Blake
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (274)
    Performance
    (248)
    Story
    (245)

    Baffin Island: Husband-and-wife team Sami and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved - and filled with pre-Columbian artifacts from Mexico. How can that be? As they plunge into their research, tantalizing clues about a link between the Vikings and the legendary Toltec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl - and a fabled object known as the Eye of Heaven - begin to emerge. But so do many dangerous people.

    dirtdoctor says: "What's happened to Cussler?"
    "Lacking from previous series"
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    Would you try another book from Clive Cussler and Russell Blake and/or Scott Brick?

    This is a good series. I will listen to follow up adventures of Sam & Remy. Scott Brink has done another nice job in his narration.


    Would you recommend The Eye of Heaven to your friends? Why or why not?

    This was not a stellar, Compared to his previous novels in series.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Narrator does a nice job on all of his characters.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No, as mentioned above, this was not the most note worthy of Sam and Remy's adventures.


    Any additional comments?

    The author had potential to use other characters as a way of tracking the Fargo's. I was half expecting one of the staff members leaking info to the antagonist character...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9920)
    Performance
    (9078)
    Story
    (9090)

    The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

    B.J. says: "A stunning achievement - for author and narrator"
    "Interestingly different"
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    Would you listen to The Goldfinch again? Why?

    Yes, The trials, tribulations, and tragedies of a young man growing in adversity in all aspects of his young, and adult life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Beginning to end!


    Have you listened to any of David Pittu’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time a have listen to this narrator. Nice job.


    If you could take any character from The Goldfinch out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Kitsey, Pipper, Welty, Hobbie, Boris - each character has such personalities that you would dig deep in conversation of what makes each one think and how wrongs seem to be rights in each ones mind. But, lunch with "The Goldfinch" would be speechless!


    Any additional comments?

    Loved all characters. How could the author make a sequel? If your looking for something off the path, this was well worth a audible credit. If you don't like this story, get your credit back - no brainier here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Faithful Place: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    Overall
    (3783)
    Performance
    (2155)
    Story
    (2159)

    New York Times best-selling author Tana French has won the prestigious Edgar, Barry, Macavity, and Anthony awards. As her third novel featuring the Dublin Murder Squad opens, 19-year-old Frank Mackey is waiting in vain for Rosie, who he’s supposed to run away to London with. But when she doesn’t show, Frank leaves Dublin without her—thinking never to return.

    Buffalogal says: "Incredible"
    "Good, but not great."
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    Would you try another book from Tana French and/or Tim Gerard Reynolds?

    I currently have authors next book in my pre-orders.


    Would you recommend Faithful Place to your friends? Why or why not?

    Good question, it would not be the top of my list. With that said, I would recommend as a filler while waiting for other releases. I do hope that "The Secret Place" draws me in deeper with its characters and story line.


    What about Tim Gerard Reynolds’s performance did you like?

    It took a bit to get use to. It was a fairly good performance for this book.


    Could you see Faithful Place being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Story would have to show more character depth. I enjoyed all the players in this novel, just was looking for a bit more subsidence from each character.


    Any additional comments?

    Please do your own diligence in researching this author and her books. My opinion is that this was not in the upper tier novels that I have previously read/listen to. I could have erred, by not starting at the first book of this series. Henceforth, do you know your own due diligence.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Longest Ride

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1166)
    Performance
    (1032)
    Story
    (1048)

    91 year-old Ira Levinson is kept concious after a car wreck by visions of his late wife, Ruth, who recounts stories of their lifetime together. A few miles away, at a local rodeo, Sophia Danko, a senior at Wake Forest, meets a young cowboy named Luke. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

    Kenneth says: "All Time Best!!!"
    "Decency, faith, morals, and love"
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    What did you like best about The Longest Ride? What did you like least?

    Ira's strength, love, and full life of memories of his beloved wife Ruth. How two young (Sophie and Luke) people see the true value in one man's valueless painting, finds meaning in Ira's internal love for his wife and the painting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Longest Ride?

    The auction! What a testament of Ira and Ruth's life.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Two of the top notch narrators. Favorites of mine!


    Was The Longest Ride worth the listening time?

    Would love to see a movie made of this novel.


    Any additional comments?

    The characters from two generations cross paths, with an act of kindness, and concern. Must read for the younger folks to gain prospective of true values our older generation have.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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