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Hazel

Anchorage, AK, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Time Bandit: Two Brothers, the Bering Sea, and One of the World's Deadliest Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Andy Hillstrand, Johnathan Hillstrand, Malcolm MacPherson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    The Time Bandit is the fishing vessel that Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand use to hook the "deadliest catch", Alaskan king crabs and opilio crabs, in the Bering Sea, a dangerous body of water that can steal years from a fisherman's life. In pursuit of their daily catch, the brothers brave ice floes and heaving 60-foot waves, gusting winds of 80 miles per hour, unwieldy and unpredictable half-ton steel crab traps, and an injury rate of almost 100-percent.

    There are fewer than 400 fishermen of this kind in the U.S., and early death is a common fate. But the Hillstrand brothers are drawn to the drama and adventure of life on the high seas - this is their world.

    Andrew says: "Much Better Then I Had Expected"
    "Very enjoyable"
    Overall

    I bought this for my husband, as we are both fans of the series "Deadliest Catch". I listened to it first, and thoroughly enjoyed it. So much humor, some sadness, very poignant moments. I'd recommend it to all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thankless in Death: In Death, Book 37

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1127)
    Performance
    (1020)
    Story
    (1032)

    For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it’s a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood. Other couples aren’t as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son.

    Patricia says: "Violence vs. Sentiment"
    "Wanting more."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I did like this book, but parts left me wanting more. I wanted more interaction with Roark's family, and Nixie. I wanted more banter and a little lighter hearted dialog. I think the dialog between the characters is usually amazing, very entertaining. I guess to much emphasis on the killer and not enough of Eve's "friends".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Last to Die: A Rizzoli and Isles Novel, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (968)
    Performance
    (791)
    Story
    (809)

    For the second time in his short life, Teddy Clock has survived a massacre. Two years ago, he barely escaped when his entire family was slaughtered. Now, at 14, in a hideous echo of the past, Teddy is the lone survivor of his foster family’s mass murder. Orphaned once more, the traumatized teenager has nowhere to turn - until the Boston PD puts Detective Jane Rizzoli on the case. Determined to protect this young man, Jane discovers that what seemed like a coincidence is one part of a killer’s mission.

    Kathryn says: "My inner voice said..' Are you sure you want to?'"
    "Not one of her best."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Although I really enjoy Tess Gerritsen's story telling, this one wasn't one of her best. Seemed a bit convoluted, and confusing at times.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joyland

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Michael Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2562)
    Performance
    (2376)
    Story
    (2379)

    Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. Joyland is a brand-new novel and has never previously been published.

    Cozy Mystery Reader says: "The sweest and creepiest coming of age story!"
    "Another interesting tale by the master storyteller"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    At first I wasn't sure about this one but I'm really glad I stuck it out. It was a good travel back in recent history. An interesting look behind the scenes of a carnival. An excellent woven tale, of coming of age.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Heist: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (836)
    Performance
    (743)
    Story
    (750)

    FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox - an international crook she wants in more ways than one.

    Judith says: "Evanovich, no longer trite--entertaining romp"
    "Fun romp!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I enjoyed the collaboration between Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, both lending perspective to the fun story. Nice easy read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (3784)
    Performance
    (3201)
    Story
    (3190)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Coffee Lover says: "Joy, Joy, Joy!"
    "Very entertaining!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Rhys Bowen weaves a plot with a lot of humor. Usually I can spot the culprit much earlier than I did in this one. A fun book worth listening to again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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