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  • The Heist

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1030)
    Performance
    (915)
    Story
    (918)

    Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled listeners with 16 thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back - from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East. His brilliant creation, Gabriel Allon - art restorer, assassin, spy - has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Simon Templar.

    Brian says: "If new to Daniel Silva, great book. Otherwise..."
    "Another hit if you enjoyed the previous books"
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    Where does The Heist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Heist ranks fairly high among the audiobooks I have listened to so far. Good plot and interesting characters


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Heist?

    I don't want to provide any spoilers but the negotiations was very brief but surprising


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    I would listen to George read the tax code or phone book and still enjoy him


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

    I was very surprised at the negotiations. I thought the book would take a much different twist


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silkworm

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3924)
    Performance
    (3617)
    Story
    (3615)

    When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

    H James Lucas says: "A well-worn genre enlivened with fresh characters"
    "Interesting Sequel"
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    What did you like best about The Silkworm? What did you like least?

    This book was an interesting sequel.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Robert Galbraith? Why or why not?

    I would try another book because I would like to see the characters continue to develop


    What does Robert Glenister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He did a very good job of changing character voices. You can recognize each character by the voice he spoke


    Did The Silkworm inspire you to do anything?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5587)
    Performance
    (3076)
    Story
    (3086)

    Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorists worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck.

    Lesley says: "Flynn never disappoints"
    "Enjoyed the book but George makes it better"
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    What did you love best about American Assassin?

    I have to agree with the other reviewers. George Guidall could read the phone book or tax codes and he would make it interesting. The story was interesting since it was about Mitch Raps beginning. It had some humorous parts as well as some excellent trills.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1228)
    Performance
    (1074)
    Story
    (1084)

    In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his life... and then walk a mile to a doctor's house for help? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent's friends who vow to discover the truth of van Gogh's untimely death.

    John says: "Not Moore at his funniest, but Moore completely"
    "Not one of Moore's best"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes. Only if they are dedicated to Christopher Moore's books. Otherwise I would pass on this one.


    Would you recommend Sacre Bleu to your friends? Why or why not?

    No; not unless they were dedicated to reading all of Christopher Moore's books. Listening to other of his books would be worth the time.


    What does Euan Morton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Euan did an excellent job at all the characters. He made a someone dry story much more interesting.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The book was not one of Christopher Moore's best. It had some humorous points but it was slow in developing and there was too much detail regarding the art.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10540)
    Performance
    (9534)
    Story
    (9619)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Livia says: "Formulaic and Hard to Finish...."
    "Another Dan Brown Hit"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you like Angels and Demons and DaVinci Code then you will like this one as well


    What did you like best about this story?

    Nice story twist at the end. Makes you think.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eureka: A Free Story from 'The Last Girlfriend on Earth'

    • UNABRIDGED (3 mins)
    • By Simon Rich
    • Narrated By Simon Rich
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (248)

    The stories in Simon Rich's new book, The Last Girlfriend on Earth, are bizarre, funny, and yet...relatable. Rich explores love's many complications - losing it, finding it, breaking it, and making it - and turns the ordinary into the absurd. With razor-sharp humor, and just in time for Valentine's Day, the story “Eureka” takes listeners for an exhilarating, hilarious ride on the rollercoaster of love.

    Jean says: "a waste of time"
    "Wasn't worth the 3 minutes"
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    What disappointed you about Eureka: A Free Story from 'The Last Girlfriend on Earth'?

    3 minutes of nothing. A total waste of time


    Would you ever listen to anything by Simon Rich again?

    I don't know. Three minutes doesn't provide an opportunity to decide if the author is worth the time.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Simon Rich?

    I don't have any idea


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It was free


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Francona: The Red Sox Years

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Terry Francona, Dan Shaughnessy
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (126)

    From famed manager Terry Francona, a lively, unvarnished narrative of his tenure with the storied Boston Red Sox... From 2004 to 2011, Terry Francona managed the Boston Red Sox, the most talked-about, scrutinized team in all of sports. In Francona the legendary manager opens up for the first time about his eight years there, as they went from cursed franchise to one of the most successful and profitable in baseball history. He takes listeners inside the rarefied world of a 21st-century clubhouse.

    Sean says: "I enjoyed it a lot,"
    "Good Sports Book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you are a Red Sox or just a baseball fan then it will be very entertaining


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Gurner – was your favorite?

    Tito was the character best performed


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

    I wish I had the time to listen to this in all one sitting. It would be worth the time.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The 7th Month: A Detective D. D. Warren Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (2481)
    Performance
    (2092)
    Story
    (2099)

    In Lisa Gardner’s first-ever short story following thirteen bestselling novels, The 7th Month takes listeners between the books and into a day in the life of Boston Detective D. D. Warren. In her seventh month of pregnancy, D.D. should be taking it easy. Instead, she accepts a small consulting role on the set of a serial killer film shooting in Boston.

    Kristi Richardson says: "A great short detective mystery!"
    "Very good short story"
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    What did you love best about The 7th Month?

    A very interesting short story that evolved quickly and kept a good flow throughtout the story.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lisa Gardner? Why or why not?

    Yes I would try another book.


    Which character – as performed by Kirsten Potter – was your favorite?

    DD was the star.


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

    I did listen to it all in one sitting. Long airplane ride with a good book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dirty Job

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4338)
    Performance
    (1611)
    Story
    (1622)

    People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

    colleen says: "I loved it!"
    "Classic C. Moore"
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    What did you love best about A Dirty Job?

    The performance was excellent. Every character could be recognized. The story was a classic C. Moore. Lots of laughts with an interesting story. Plus a few twists.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Narration


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

    No


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

    Yes. Wish I had the opportunity to listern to it all in one sitting


    Any additional comments?

    The only negative is the music. The music between chapters and at the beginning of the book was annoying and distractin.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Odd Thomas

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    Overall
    (4632)
    Performance
    (2085)
    Story
    (2101)

    "The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.

    Denise says: "No Doubting Thomas"
    "First time I ever listened to a Dean Koontz book"
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    What made the experience of listening to Odd Thomas the most enjoyable?

    The story was excellent and the performance even better. I have become an Odd Thomas fan and will be listening to the rest of the series. The story was edgy yet light hearted which was a very refreshing combination.


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

    The story was very fluid and each chapter raised the bar of anticipation and excitement.


    What about David Aaron Baker’s performance did you like?

    David Baker's performance was excellent. He added a lot to the characters. I will be searching for other books by David Baker and listen to them as well.


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

    It would be his soul mate. Her character added so much to the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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