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Alisha

Nashville, TN, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 14 reviews
  • 14 ratings
  • 120 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2014
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  • The Yard

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Alex Grecian
    • Narrated By Toby Leonard Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (741)
    Performance
    (647)
    Story
    (647)

    Victorian London is a cesspool of crime, and Scotland Yard has only 12 detectives - known as “The Murder Squad” - to investigate thousands of murders every month. Created after the Metropolitan Police’s spectacular failure to capture Jack the Ripper, The Murder Squad suffers rampant public contempt. They have failed their citizens. When Walter Day, the squad’s newest hire, is assigned the case of the murdered detective, he finds a strange ally in the Yard’s first forensic pathologist, Dr. Bernard Kingsley.

    Debra says: "Enjoyable annoying book"
    "Loved It!"
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    What did you love best about The Yard?

    I couldn't wait to find another mystery by Alex Grecian, but then found out this was his first. The narrator is one of the best I have heard to date. I loved a period point of view of early forensics and police work, even down to the realization that officers should only travel in pairs. The only reason I didn't give five stars is due to some of the side stories that I could have done without.


    Which character – as performed by Toby Leonard Moore – was your favorite?

    Sir Edward


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Odd Thomas

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4685)
    Performance
    (2132)
    Story
    (2151)

    "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"
    "Terrible"
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    Any additional comments?

    I cannot believe how many good reviews I have read about this series. There was no story line or plot. You think things are going in one direction and that just ends abruptly and then (spoiler alert) two people you have briefly been introduced to are apparently at the forefront of the climax with no reason as to why except.....devil worshipping? More time was devoted to failed attempts at humor and describing scenes or other inanimate objects that had nothing to do with whatever plot there may have been. This book did save me money, because I would normally burn through about three books a month and it took me a month of stopping this over and over again to even get through it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Night Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (592)
    Performance
    (482)
    Story
    (472)

    John Sandford's best-selling Lucas Davenport series continues with the fast-paced, compelling thriller, Night Prey. A series of deaths leads to the possibility of a brutal serial killer of unusual skill and savagery. And if Lucas is right, the killer is just getting warmed up....

    edward t ward jr says: "Tense and builds steam"
    "Least Favorite Book in the Series So Far"
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    I started the series in order, but skipped the second book due to the plot summary and a couple of reviews. Winter Prey is my absolute favorite so far. This book is the worst I have read in the series up to this point. I did not find any of the new characters interesting. The killer is not particularly intelligent and does not take Lucas on the typical mind game ride. If future books are similar, I will have to stop the series or skip through it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Winter Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (716)
    Performance
    (626)
    Story
    (627)

    Few writers have explored the human dark side with as much insight and power - and in Winter Prey, his shattering New York Times best-seller, Sandford tells his most ice-blooded tale of all. Minneapolis Lieutenant Lucas Davenport has tracked killers in cities across America. But even he may be unprepared to face the savage murderer hunting human prey in the Wisconsin woods this winter.

    Janet says: "... when Lucas met Winter ..."
    "My Favorite Prey Book So Far"
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    I started this series in order, but skipped Book Two (Shadow Prey I think?) because of some reviews and the plot summary. This is my favorite of the series so far. However, if I could do it again, I would skip the next book, Night Prey. This book is the first time you aren't introduced to the identity of the killer up front. Even though I figured it out pretty early on, I wasn't positive, and it was great to have it confirmed toward the end. I really hope he goes back to the format of not identifying the killer in future books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21104)
    Performance
    (18924)
    Story
    (18989)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Every Man's Worst Nightmare"
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    If you could sum up Gone Girl in three words, what would they be?

    The last half was hard to stop listening to. I didn't particularly like the ending, which is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Halfway to the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5599)
    Performance
    (3908)
    Story
    (3931)

    Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

    Stephenie says: "Great series. Worth every credit."
    "Just alright"
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    What disappointed you about Halfway to the Grave?

    It was just mediocre. I didn't have a problem with the accent of Bones. I think it was read as the character was written.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12125)
    Performance
    (11013)
    Story
    (11039)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Pleasantly surprised"
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    Any additional comments?

    This book kept me interested and on the edge of my seat. I enjoyed all of the characters, and the narration.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35969)
    Performance
    (26967)
    Story
    (27351)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "I don't get the hype"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    It was jut an average book with an average story. Nothing more, nothing less. I have no idea why this book was such a sensation other than maybe for tweens.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Jane Jameson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5729)
    Performance
    (4430)
    Story
    (4439)

    Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

    Sandra Ross says: "Laugh-out Loud Funny"
    "Main character annoyed me"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I have a very dry and sarcastic sense of humor, which I think is what the author was trying to portray in the main character, but I was annoyed by her. I also didn't think it was funny.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Immortal Rules: Blood of Eden, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Julie Kagawa
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (663)
    Performance
    (609)
    Story
    (613)

    In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.... Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

    Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked - and given the ultimate choice. Die or become one of the monsters.

    Alley McNally says: "BEST VAMPIRE STORY EVER!!!!"
    "Mad Max meets Sookie Stackhouse - FANTASTIC"
    Overall
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    I've probably gone through 40 to 50 audiobooks in the past five years and this is my favorite out of all genres. I was so disappointed when this book ended, and came here to download the second one before realizing it isn't out yet. What an amazing thrill ride. Loved it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Riptide

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1803)
    Performance
    (1107)
    Story
    (1102)

    A centuries-old, cursed pirate's treasure, valued at over $2 billion, lies deep within the treacherous waters off the coast of Maine. Men who have attempted to unearth the fortune have suffered gruesome deaths. Will a high-tech expedition meet the same fate?

    Allan says: "very cinematic. high tech meets pirate treasure."
    "Just dull and narrator is wrong for story"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narrator should be reading bedtime stories or hypnosis books. He uses such a soothing voice that I was afraid to listen sometimes while driving. The narrator did do a good job on the female's voice from Martinique. If I hadn't used a credit on this book, I would not have finished it. The author is too descriptive about technical workings and inanimate objects and does not place enough emphasis on developing the characters or the story. It's highly predictable, but I don't mind predictable. It was just dull. I have probably gone through 40 books in the past year, and this is in the bottom two.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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