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avidreader

Ypsilanti, MI, United States | Member Since 2001

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  • God Don't Play

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Mary Monroe
    • Narrated By Patricia Floyd
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    In God Don't Play, trouble comes a woman's way just when she thinks she's finally got it all figured out. Annette Goode couldn't be happier with where she is in life. She has a good job, a comfortable home, and a wonderful husband and daughter. But tough times lie ahead. Out of the blue, Annette begins receiving anonymous hate mail and threatening phone calls. It seems her life isn't as settled as she thought, and demons from her past surface in unexpected ways.

    Mary says: "Interesting"
    "Monroe take your own advice . .God help this book"
    Overall

    This book is a waste of time and money... the reactions to every misfortune were unreal. The fat references were terrible - seems the author thinks fat and ugly are partners. It took all I had to finish hoping the end would . .? Well it didn't...shallow characters, mindless plot. Sorry this is my first negative review which is hurtful for me.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • FREE The Gray Man

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (1045)
    Performance
    (925)
    Story
    (944)

    Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

    Rollin says: "Gripping, unremitting action"
    "Excellent"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to FREE The Gray Man the most enjoyable?

    Heard it twice and both times...excellent. It's like hearing it for the first time. The narrator is great and the story moves with anticipation. None of the long filling of characters with some books that put you to sleep or make you want to advance. Good listen.


    What other book might you compare FREE The Gray Man to and why?

    Read the series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Victims: An Alex Delaware Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By John Rubinstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (630)
    Performance
    (495)
    Story
    (502)

    Unraveling the madness behind L.A.’s most baffling and brutal homicides is what sleuthing psychologist Alex Delaware does best. And putting the good doctor through his thrilling paces is what mystery fiction’s #1 bestselling master of psychological suspense Jonathan Kellerman does with incomparable brilliance. Kellerman’s universally acclaimed novels blend the addictive rhythms of the classic police procedural with chilling glimpses into the darkest depths of the human condition. For the compelling proof, look no further than Victims....

    Jennifer says: "ALEX DELAWARE IS BACK & IN FINE FORM!!!!!"
    "Wow loved it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Victims the most enjoyable?

    This story is great. The narrator was great as well as the plot. Not predicable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Victims?

    Leads to capture or non capture don't want to reveal.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Dont want to tell the story


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

    Wanted to but listened at home in my car at during lunch at work


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Desperation

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Kathy Bates
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (99)

    There's a place along Interstate 50 that some call the loneliest place on Earth. It's known as Desperation, Nevada. It's not a very nice place to live. It's an even worse place to die. Let the battle against evil begin.

    Swad says: "Good"
    "Desperation to end this story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I love Stephen King but this story was a bomb!


    What could Stephen King have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Figured the story in the first hour.


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

    She is a great narrator.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Memphis Ribs

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Gerald Duff
    • Narrated By Michael Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    It's Memphis in May. There's the International Barbecue Contest, the Cotton Carnival...and now two murders. And it is all on the shoulders of failed cotton farmer and current Memphis homicide detective J.W. Ragsdale to solve both crimes before the tourists start leaving in droves.

    avidreader says: "the worst"
    "the worst"
    Overall

    This book is boring and doesn't move very quickly. I don't usually write bad reviews, but this the content is offensive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Work

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Looking forward to routine police work after her last terrifying case, Kate finds herself on the trail of vigilantes targeting abusive men in the San Francisco area. Kate has just returned to active duty after being injured on the job. Her girl-friend, Lee, has moved back into their home, and their relationship is on the mend. But the calm, predictable life Kate's looking forward to doesn't materialize.

    Jean says: "violence against women"
    "Needed more day work"
    Overall

    This book was so slow and preachy that I skipped through it many times to get to the plot and then end. Not to mention the book skipped and repeated constantly. If you want to read a lover's story with a little murder mystery that was suppose to be the main story but was a sidebar get the book. The mystery was solved in 15 mins.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Study

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Maria V. Snyder
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1473)
    Performance
    (554)
    Story
    (561)

    With her greatest enemy dead, and on her way to be reunited with the family she'd been stolen from long ago, Yelena should be pleased. But though she has gained her freedom, she can't help feeling isolated in Sitia. Her Ixian background has changed her in many ways, and her newfound friends and relatives don't think it's for the better....

    crazybatcow says: "The bad point... wait there isn't one!"
    "Good Magic"
    Overall

    This one was great. Compelling and vivid. Read the latest "Mystery of the Art of Death" when you finish this one.

    1 of 2 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
    (1020)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (297)

    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"
    "Artfully done"
    Overall

    A great book, good mystery and great continuation. Recommend the previous installments and this one especially. It's moving, suspensful and you feel as if you can see the characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pleasure Seekers

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Rochelle Alers
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (34)

    From national best-selling author Rochelle Alers comes a sizzling, sensuous story of three diverse 30-something women whose lives are forever changed when they are invited to join the exclusive world of the Pleasure Seekers.

    Scottie in TX says: "Interesting Story"
    "A Pleasure to read"
    Overall

    Well written, vivid characters, great content that is meaningful. Recommended read. I could not stop listening. Thought this would be a book with not much substance but gave it a chance - - was I WRONG! I have recruited several new audible members who wanted to purchse this one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lifeguard

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Andrew Gross
    • Narrated By Billy Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (508)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (53)

    Working as a lifeguard at a Florida resort, Ned Kelly meets a woman he is wild about, the woman of his dreams. It feels perfect in every way, except that she is used to caviar and Manolo Blahniks, and he is used to burgers and flip-flops. She is a guest at the luxurious hotel, he lives above a garage.

    Michael says: "Do not waste your money"
    "Floats Well"
    Overall

    This was not only a good in its plot, length, twists and turns, then yes even love, but a good narrator as well. The story did not get boring or over descriptive. I usually don't like books that trail off into a person's thoughts for 45 mins that have nothing to do with developing their character or the storyline. This was a good one - couldn't stop listening - car, work, home.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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