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  • The Hit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (2541)
    Performance
    (2198)
    Story
    (2210)

    Will Robie is a master of killing. A highly skilled assassin, Robie is the man the U.S. government calls on to eliminate the worst of the worst - enemies of the state, monsters committed to harming untold numbers of innocent victims.No one else can match Robie's talents as a hitman...no one, except Jessica Reel. A fellow assassin, equally professional and dangerous, Reel is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now, she's gone rogue, turning her gun sights on other members of their agency.

    Rodney says: "I couldn't Stop Listening"
    "I couldn't Stop Listening"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Hit the most enjoyable?

    Ron McLarty has always been a standout narrator of David Baldacci books. It grabbed my attention from start to finish.


    What does Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They both go beyond reading and become the actual characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Other listeners have complained about the sound effects. I thoroughly enjoyed the sound effects, perhaps because I am old enough to remember radio dramas before the advent of TV. I hope other audio books will include sound effects.

    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10620)
    Performance
    (9640)
    Story
    (9660)

    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!!"
    "An Interesting Story!"
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    If you could sum up 14 in three words, what would they be?

    A good read!


    What did you like best about this story?

    First of all, I like that 14 is not the macabre story that I thought it would be. It is a really great story about ordinary people pooling together and utilizing their individual talents to solve a common mystery. Though bordering on science fiction 14 can't truly be labeled as science fiction.


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

    Ray Porter is to be commended for his performance. There are many distinct characters both male and female in the story. I thought it amazing that Ray Porter could speak in character at all times for each character.


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

    Perhaps the ending.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Racketeer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By J.D. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3898)
    Performance
    (3290)
    Story
    (3273)

    Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

    Ed says: "Grisham Light"
    "Grabbed My Attention From Beginning To End!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Racketeer the most enjoyable?

    It is a well written easy to understand story read by a great narrator. I had not heard J. D. Jackson read before. From the start he had a very clear and strong voice that took command of the story as if it was indeed his very own experience.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is written as a first person narrative. Thus it was easy to follow along. Too often Books are written with too many characters and too many scene changes. This makes for a lot of confusion in the beginning of many books.


    What does J.D. Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    As I stated above, he has a strong articulate voice that gives strength to the main character. The story is very well written and J.D. Jackson elevates it and the listener thinks that he is indeed the actual main character.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    A great story with a great finish. You won't regret selecting this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 40 Souls to Keep

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Libby Drew
    • Narrated By Charles Carr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    Seven years ago, Jase awoke with the mystical power to heal people - and no memory of his past. The only clue to his identity is the number 40 tattooed on his arm. Driven by a mission he doesn't understand, Jase follows his visions to those he's meant to save. He is convinced that the 40th person he's drawn to - a little girl named Macy Pearl - is the key to finally learning the truth.… Social worker Lucas Jacobson has made a promise to protect Macy, orphaned when her parents were murdered. So when Jase shows up in Naples claiming he's there to heal the child, Lucas is wary, despite his attraction to the enigmatic stranger.

    Rodney says: "Too Much Gratuitous Sex!"
    "Too Much Gratuitous Sex!"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It could have been time well spent if the story focused more on the healing powers of Jas and his relationship with the 40 people he was tasked to heal.


    What was most disappointing about Libby Drew’s story?

    Too much gratuitous gay sex. I am not anti gay. The book could have been downsized by half or more if the excessive amount of sex (gay or straight) were omitted. The author needn't remove all the sex scenes, but what is there is excessive.


    Which character – as performed by Charles Carr – was your favorite?

    Actually I liked the performance of the character Lucas. I have a few gay friends and Lucas sounds nearly identical to one of them.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Nothing was mentioned in the publisher's summary about this book being full of sex. I thought it was a book about a person with the power to heal and the 40 people that he was tasked to heal. There were only three healings, two were very brief.

    Don't mind me. I went to see the movie "The Piano" years ago. When the movie ended I was dumbfounded. I couldn't understand what the movie had to do with a piano.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Plum Island

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2496)
    Performance
    (1789)
    Story
    (1781)

    Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death on the family patio. The victims were biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare. Suddenly, a local double murder takes on shattering global implications - and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of Plum Island....

    DERALD says: "Great on par with" LION'S GAME""
    "Devoid Of Action"
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    Would you try another book from Nelson DeMille and/or Scott Brick?

    Scott Brick - Yes! Nelson Demille - Not Sure!


    Has Plum Island turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I love murder mysteries. This book had almost no crime investigation. There were some interviews. Most of the book was a long monologue.


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

    If it weren't for Scott Brick, I would have deleted the book from my MP3 within the first hour of listening.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None.


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to two other Nelson Demille books and had no problems with the books. I fail to understand how Plum Island received so many 4 and 5 star reviews.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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