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Carol

Whitney, TX, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Two Graves

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2040)
    Performance
    (1788)
    Story
    (1791)

    After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world. But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels, NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help.

    G. House Sr. says: "Whiplash from the emotional rollercaster"
    "Great, exciting final chapter"
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    If you could sum up Two Graves in three words, what would they be?

    Gripping, thrilling, exciting


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pendergast has been one of my favorite characters since the series beginning. He's calm, Southern, and brilliant.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Without giving away the plot, the escape scene from the island was awesome.


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

    Yes! I couldn't stop. I listened to the entire book in two days.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2459)
    Performance
    (2103)
    Story
    (2096)

    Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there. All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride.

    Bill says: "Wanted Man is Wanting ~ And I Want 14 Hours Back"
    "Reacher and Child do it again!"
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    What did you love best about A Wanted Man?

    I love the impossible situations lead character Jack Reacher gets into. It is always a great plot twist that steers Reacher out of trouble. Child is such a master. Can't wait for the next book! Hope Reacher makes it to Virginia!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The best thing about this story is that as a reader, you know what is happening to the main character even though he doesn't realize what he's fallen into. Then, in a great plot twist, the reader is left in the dark while it is the main character that has figured out the solution. Great fun.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Reacher running through an abandoned government installation blindly, knowing it is his last stand.


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

    Jack Reacher is wanted for murder...and he's running from the FBI!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Affair: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3500)
    Performance
    (2904)
    Story
    (2909)

    Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington. Reacher is ordered undercover - to find out everything he can, to control the local police, and then to vanish. Reacher is a good soldier. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, he finds layers no one saw coming, and the investigation spins out of control. Local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux has a thirst for justice - and an appetite for secrets.

    Melinda says: ""All Aboard!""
    "One of Childs' best."
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    Where does The Affair rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One if my top picks. Action packed, sexy, and keeps you guessing!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I'm famous for figuring out plots before I get to the middle of a book. This one was a total surprise up to the end. I loved it!


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Dick Hill is the perfect Reacher voice. You feel like Jack is right there in the room. Great inflection and tension in the voice. He brings the story alive.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The midnight train. Nothing else be said!


    Any additional comments?

    Could not stop listening. No stop tension. Great action. Loved the midnight train!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Fatal Thaw

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (246)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (218)

    On her homestead in the middle of twenty million acres of national Park, Aleut P.I. Kate Shugak is caught up in spring cleaning, unaware that just miles away another Park rat is planning a massacre. When the sound of gunfire finally dies away, nine of his neighbors lie dead in the snow.But did he kill all nine, or only eight? The ninth victim was killed with a different weapon. It’s up to Kate and her husky-wolf sidekick Mutt to untangle the life of the dead blonde with the tarnished past and find her killer.

    Tracey says: "On Audible at Last!!!"
    "Not a Fatal Listen"
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    What did you love best about A Fatal Thaw?

    This book had plenty of action. Kate shows that dynamite comes in small packages.


    What other book might you compare A Fatal Thaw to and why?

    I've read several of Stabenow's books, and this is one of the best stories. Her descriptions of Alaska are vivid and make you want to live there with all the colorful characters.


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

    Marguerite has a gifted voice. Her inflection and interpretation of the words bring the book to life.


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

    Yes...I did listen in one sitting.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Apprentice: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (586)
    Performance
    (324)
    Story
    (324)

    It is a boiling summer in Boston. Adding to the city's woes is a series of shocking crimes that end in abduction and death. The pattern suggests one man: "The Surgeon," serial killer Warren Hoyt, known for his partial dissection of his victims, and recently thrown behind bars. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires.

    Mary S. Murray says: "Good Read"
    "Scary and Creepy"
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    Where does The Apprentice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really loved this book. It ranks in the top 10% of the mystery and suspense books I've listened to in the past several months.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book really filled in some "holes" in its prequel The Surgeon. It introduces the character of Isles, and Jane Rizzoli is filled out as a character. It was exactly what Tess Gerritsen needed to do to get this dynamic duo going.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't pinpoint just one scene. I think the scene where Rizzoli is witnessing a murder scene and hearing the details of the crime was one of my favorite scenes. As she is listening, she is also rubbing her fingers over the scars left in her hands from her encounter with a murderer with a very similar MO. This shows the reader that the encounter left Jane with more than just physical scars. It makes her vulnerable and less "tough".


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

    If only there were more than 24 hours in a day! I couldn't wait to get back to listening to this book every day. I wanted to curl up in a corner of the couch and finish the book ASAP!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Surgeon: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    Overall
    (521)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (243)

    Tess Gerritsen was a successful internist who left her practice to focus on her children and her writing. Gerritsen's medical suspense novels have consistently won critical and fan acclaim, and now, with The Surgeon, she delivers her most gripping work.

    Elizabeth says: "The Surgeon"
    "Really great story, but too short!"
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    Would you listen to The Surgeon again? Why?

    The Surgeon is the "first" in the Rizzoli and Isles books. I was a little disappointed that Jane was NOT the featured character and Isles was non-existant; however, the story was really good. I would have liked a bit more development in the characters and story, but all in all I found the book good and creepy!


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

    The plot was a bit disjointed in places and relationships were not rounded out, but the suspense was pretty good. Some twists that seemed out of left field. I would recommend the book.


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

    Boutsikaris's narration was the best part of the book. He used a wonderful creepy voice when we are taken into the mind of a killer. Haunting.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Surgeon and why?

    The most memorable character in The Surgeon was the killer! This is mostly due to Boutsikaris's utterly creepy "madman" voice! I will hear it in my head for a long time.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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