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Ira

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  • Death in Paradise: A Jesse Stone Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Robert Forster
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (56)

    The local cops haven't seen anything like this, but Jesse's L.A. past has made him all too familiar with floaters. This girl hadn't committed suicide; she hadn't been drowned; she'd been shot and dumped, discarded like trash. Before long it becomes clear that she had a taste for the wild life; and her own parents can't be bothered to report her missing, or even admit that she once was a child of theirs. All Jesse has to go on is a young man's school ring on a gold chain, and a hunch or two.

    Jas says: "Great listen."
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    Parker is his usual brilliant self in this Jesse Stone tale.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crises

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By James Rickards
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (515)
    Performance
    (432)
    Story
    (439)

    In 1971, President Nixon imposed national price controls and took the United States off the gold standard, an extreme measure intended to end an ongoing currency war that had destroyed faith in the U.S. dollar. Today we are engaged in a new currency war, and this time the consequences will be far worse than those that confronted Nixon. Currency wars are one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics.

    Roddie says: "Must read, listen too!"
    "The true Value of Money!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Currency Wars the most enjoyable?

    It explained the global process of currency and it's manipulations by our corporate masters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • White Fire: Agent Pendergast, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1888)
    Performance
    (1679)
    Story
    (1689)

    Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law. His sudden appearance coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who - with brutal precision - begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. After springing Corrie from jail, Pendergast learns she made a discovery while examining the bones of several miners who were killed 150 years earlier by a rogue grizzly bear.

    G. House Sr. says: "A Grand Slam Tale of Terror"
    "Another Excellent Pendergast Tale"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely recommend. It's entertaining and intelligent and keeps you listening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Pendergast's ability to link the mysteries in a coherent manner and unraveling what was really going on.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Map of the Sky: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Felix J. Palma
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (87)

    A love story serves as backdrop for The Map of the Sky when New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry millionaire Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he accepts her audacious challenge: to reproduce the extraterrestrial invasion featured in Wells's War of the Worlds. What follows are three brilliantly interconnected plots to create a breathtaking tale of time travel and mystery, replete with cameos by a young Edgar Allan Poe, and Captain Shackleton and Charles Winslow from The Map of Time.

    Jim N says: "What a Disappointment!"
    "3/4 done and it's tedious and flat."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Felix J. Palma and/or James Langton?

    No


    Has The Map of the Sky turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What aspect of James Langton’s performance would you have changed?

    He did his best with material that had characters who were tedious and too drawn out.


    Any additional comments?

    The concept was great, but I found the book way too long, not that exciting and confusing for a good part of it. It could have been a great sci-fi, time travel, but it dragged on and on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Sunless Sea: William Monk, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (157)

    As commander of the River Police, Monk is accustomed to violent death, but the mutilated female body found on Limehouse Pier one chilly December morning moves him with horror and pity. The victim’s name is Zenia Gadney. Her waterfront neighbors can tell him little - only that the same unknown gentleman had visited her once a month for many years. She must be a prostitute, but - described as quiet and kempt - she doesn’t appear to be a fallen woman. What sinister secrets made poor Zenia worth killing?

    A User says: "Riveting"
    "Another peerless performance and mystery"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about A Sunless Sea?

    The mystery and the solving of it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Sunless Sea?

    When the murdered woman's identity was revealed.


    Which character – as performed by Ralph Lister – was your favorite?

    Monk of course!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebel Island

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    Newly married and about to be a father, Tres gives up the dangerous life of a private detective. But while honeymooning on Rebel Island, he discovers a dead body that triggers memories of his own shady past.

    Jean says: "Rick Is Great"
    "Another well done who dunit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Rebel Island the most enjoyable?

    The narrator did a great job with the material.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tres Navarre by all means is the best detective, and philosopher.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mistress of the Art of Death: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ariana Franklin
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1078)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (347)

    In medieval England, four children have been murdered, and the townsfolk blame their Jewish neighbors. The doctor chosen to investigate is a woman, Adelia. As she examines the victims and retraces their last steps, she must conceal her true identity in order to avoid accusations of witchcraft. Along the way, she's assisted by Sir Rowley Picot, a man with a personal stake in the investigation. A former Crusader knight, Rowley may be a needed friend - or the fiend for whom they are searching.

    Irenehope says: "History-Mystery of the Year & its only March"
    "Excellent book."
    Overall

    Well written and ably constructed...... recommend to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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