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Maria

Nashville, AR, United States

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  • Dexter in the Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Nick Landrum
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1404)
    Performance
    (567)
    Story
    (561)

    A blood spatter analyst for the Miami police, Dexter has seen his share of gruesome deeds - and committed a few himself. But when he investigates a particularly terrible crime scene at a local university, everything changes.

    James says: "Different Direction"
    "dexter in the dark"
    Overall

    There were long passages that just draaaaged. The philosofical musings of the nature of evil have no place in this book, especially if they become the explanation for some people's "evil nature". The author should stick to "Dexter the Avenger", it satisfies the need to see justice done.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil's Punchbowl

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (580)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (256)

    As a prosecutor in Houston, Penn Cage sent killers to death row. But as mayor of his hometown - Natchez, Mississippi - Penn will face his most dangerous threat. Urged by old friends to try to restore this fading jewel of the Old South, Penn has ridden into office on a tide of support for change. But in its quest for new jobs and fresh money, Natchez has turned to casino gambling, and now five steamboats float on the river beside the old slave market, like props from Gone With the Wind.

    Corinne says: "Not his best but Iles can't be bad"
    "harley"
    Overall

    I like Greg Iles and this one was pretty good as far as the novel goes but the narrator was horrid. He made the main character sound like a tired old man, or worse, a politician giving a boring speech. Pauses between many words, even pauses within the words! Just awful. It was all I could do to keep the faith and listen to the end.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mary, Mary

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez, Michael Louis Wells, Melissa Leo
    Overall
    (1558)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (197)

    FBI agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family at Disneyland when he gets a call from the Director. A well-known actress was shot outside her home in Beverly Hills. Shortly afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an e-mail describing the murder in vivid detail.

    Tonda says: "For the True Alex Cross fans!"
    "Too disappointing"
    Overall

    I have never read or listenend to a Patterson book before and selected this one on previous fame and reviews. However, this was the most frustrating ending I have listened to or read. There is so much filler you would think the author gets paid by the page. Connections and explanations vital to the credibility of the story are never made and the end is implausible without an explanation to make it so. I would not recommend it at all.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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