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Judy

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  • Shoot Him if He Runs: A Stone Barrington Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    Overall
    (222)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (68)

    Teddy Fay, a rogue agent last seen escaping an imploding building in Iron Orchid, has been considered dead for some time now. But President Will Lee thinks Teddy may still be alive. In a top-secret Oval Office meeting, Stone learns that he and his cohorts, Holly Barker and Dino Baldachetti, are being sent to the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Marks, courtesy of the CIA, to track down Teddy once and for all.

    Judy says: "Good, but hard to listen to"
    "Good, but hard to listen to"
    Overall

    I would almost prefer to give this 1 star, and wish I could have given it 4 because it IS a good story. However, Tony Roberts' narration is so bad if makes it difficult to listen to. His accents are terrible - all of them. And even his general voice was affected. It made me cringe. Then his pronunciation of "Spokane" sounding like rain! GRRR! Kept thinking "now if George Guidall or Grover Gardner were reading this, it would be fantastic!" If you can tolerate really bad narration, go ahead and get this book, otherwise never mind.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Dog Tags

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (721)
    Performance
    (408)
    Story
    (400)

    A German Shepherd police dog witnesses a murder and if his owner - an Iraq war vet and former cop-turned-thief - is convicted of the crime, the dog could be put down. Few rival Andy Carpenter's affection for dogs, and he decides to represent the poor canine. As Andy struggles to convince a judge that this dog should be set free, he discovers that the dog and his owner have become involved unwittingly in a case of much greater proportions than the one they've been charged with.

    Tim says: "Wanna have some fun?"
    "As usual, quite wonderful"
    Overall

    David Rosenfelt has won my heart with his 'doggie' mysteries. I was so very happy to discover this latest one. I have them all in my library and they are the only books I listen to more than once. Grover Gardner is the perfect reader for Andy Carpenter. Mr. Rosenfelt's sense of humor is great - he has me laughing frequently throughout. And I love all the characters, even Edna! Highly recommend; even more so if you love dogs and a good laugh like I do.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • One Day

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Nicholls
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (933)
    Performance
    (522)
    Story
    (524)

    It's 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. They both know that the next day, after college graduation, they must go their separate ways. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. As the years go by, Dex and Em begin to lead separate lives. And yet, unable to let go of that special something that grabbed onto them that first night, an extraordinary relationship develops between the two.

    Kathy says: "Great book, bad ending"
    "Loved it, loved it, loved it"
    Overall

    This book kept me up nights because I was so involved with the characters I couldn't stop listening, anxiously awaiting the next development. Very funny - just adored Emma. Dex had his moments of being so shallow I almost couldn't stand it, but there was a softness about him that redeemed him in my eyes. Very sorry about the ending though. Had to listen to the 'twist' twice just to make sure I had heard right. Even so, I found the book very satisfying and the reader was fantastic. Will definitely listen to her again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bad Things Happen

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Harry Dolan
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    The man who calls himself David Loogan is leading a quiet, anonymous life in the college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He's hoping to escape a violent past he would rather forget. But his solitude is broken when he finds himself drawn into a friendship with Tom Kristoll, the publisher of the mystery magazine Gray Streets - and into an affair with Laura, Tom's sleek blond wife. What Loogan doesn't realize is that the stories in Gray Streets tend to follow a simple formula: Plans go wrong.

    Fritz says: "Potential, but too mechanical"
    "Might have been better"
    Overall

    I have never written a negative review before, but after about 15 minutes of listening to this story I had to stop. Just couldn't take the monotone, boring reader any longer. The story might well have been a good one, but if you can't stand the reader, what's the point. A masterpiece can be ruined by one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Center

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1517)
    Performance
    (520)
    Story
    (520)

    Carpenter, the Paterson, N.J., lawyer whose wealth allows him to work as seldom as he chooses, is recovering from the loss of the love of his life, Laurie Collins, who has moved home to Findlay, Wis., to become the acting chief of police. When Laurie calls Andy for help after arresting 21-year-old Jeremy Davidson for murders that she thinks he didn't commit, Andy can't resist heading off to Findlay with his faithful dog, Tara.

    J. says: "What a Hoot!"
    "Another great Andy Carpenter story"
    Overall

    Wow - I just love Andy Carpenter. He is such a great character and his sense of humor is fabulous - has me laughing out loud! If you haven't tried David Rosenfelt yet, by all means do! Well worth the download.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Play Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1177)
    Performance
    (448)
    Story
    (443)

    Few can rival attorney Andy Carpenter's affection for golden retrievers, especially his own beloved Tara. After he astonishes a New Jersey courtroom by successfully appealing another golden's death sentence, Andy discovers that this gentle dog is a key witness to a murder that took place five years before. Andy pushes the boundaries of the law even further as he struggles to free an innocent man by convincing an incredulous jury to take canine testimony seriously. It will take all the tricks Andy's fertile mind can conceive to get to the bottom of a remarkable chain of impersonations and murder, and to save a dog's life - and his own - in the process.

    Amazon Customer says: "Brilliant, Funny, a GREAT READ"
    "WOW!"
    Overall

    I loved this book. So much so, that I've listened to it twice already and am contemplating doing it again! David Rosenfelt has a terrific sense of humor and his lead character is delightful. Want to listen to all his other books!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead at Daybreak

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Deon Meyer
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    A South African antiques dealer is murdered with a single bullet from an M-16 assault rifle. The contents of his safe are missing, and the only clues are a scrap of blank paper and the unusual weapon used: a gun that's generally the choice of mercenaries, not burglars. Now ex-cop Zed van Heerden has seven days to fill in the blanks in this dead man's past - a past that appears only to start in 1983.

    Lia says: "Entertaining great narrator"
    "Great read!"
    Overall

    I almost didn't buy this one, but am so glad I did. Would definitely buy something else by this author. The reader is excellent -- all the South African accents were superb, but then the reader is South African (I think) so that makes sense. The story rolls right along, becoming more intriguing as it goes and the lead character is terrific. A great listen. I highly recommend it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Associate

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Phillip Margolin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (29)

    Daniel Ames is an associate at Reed, Briggs, Portland's most prestigious law firm, earning more money than he ever imagined possible. When a charismatic civil litigator sues the firm's biggest client for manufacturing a drug that he claims causes unspeakable birth defects, Daniel is certain the claim has no merit. But as he begins to investigate, his world comes tumbling down around him.

    Marian says: "A fast-paced, fun read"
    "The Associate"
    Overall

    I will listen to almost anything Scott Brick reads and this was a very good story. However, I was very disappointed that the director didn't catch the mispronunciation of the Willamette River (it has a short a) and at the very end, the word mischievous was classically mispronounced as mischievious. There are only 2 i's in mischievous, not three. Grrrrr. Set my teeth on edge! Come on Scott, you can and do do better!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Appeal

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2042)
    Performance
    (443)
    Story
    (452)

    In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it.

    teresa says: "no wonder it was on sale"
    "Boring"
    Overall

    I thought this was a bargain, but I was wrong. When I got bogged down in the postulating and depressing content, I skipped to the end only to be let down supremely. What a waste of money and time.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ted Kerasote
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (536)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (197)

    Ted Kerasote met and adopted Merle, a Labrador mix, while he was on a camping trip. Merle had been living in the wild, and after taking the dog home with him to Wyoming, Kerasote soon realized that Merle could not adjust to inhabiting exclusively the human world. So he put a door in his house to let Merle live both outside and in. A deeply touching portrait of a remarkable animal, Merle's Door explores the issues that all animals and their human companions face.

    John says: "The Best Audio Book I've ever listened to"
    "Truly wonderful!"
    Overall

    This is without a doubt one of the most wonderful books I have ever listened to. I was apprehensive at first about buying it, but gave in to my love of dogs and did so. I am so glad I did.

    This book is very amusing -- I had a smile on my face almost all the way through. It is also very educational. The combination of the author's descriptions of Merle's behavior and the reader's interpretation of his 'voice' are just great. This story -- Ted's relationship with Merle -- is very moving. Since listening to the book I have seen the hardcover and there is a photo of the two of them which expresses exactly the love between them, which is captured beautifully in the audio. All the peripheral characters are fleshed out well without interrupting Merle's story; they simply add to it.

    The book flows effortlessly and I didn't want it to end. I highly recommend - a thoroughly enjoyable listen.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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