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Shelley

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  • Pronto

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (302)
    Performance
    (261)
    Story
    (263)

    The feds want Miami bookmaker Harry Arno to squeal on his wiseguy boss. So they're putting word out on the street that Arno's skimming profits from "Jimmy Cap" Capotorto - which he is, but everybody does it. He was planning to retire to Italy someday anyway, so Harry figures now's a good time to get lost. U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens knows Harry's tricky - the bookie ditched him once in an airport while in the marshal's custody - but not careful.

    Corey says: "It was good"
    "had a wonderful time"
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    If you could sum up Pronto in three words, what would they be?

    lots of fun


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is typical Elmore Leonard, great dialogue, stupid and ridiculous thugs, complicated plotting with law enforcement having its crazy conflicting agendas. This is not great literature but it is a really good time.


    Which character ??? as performed by Alexander Adams ??? was your favorite?

    Raylan


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed out loud - a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    A short and fabulous read, great for a long car ride

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Kill Artist

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
    Overall
    (396)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (150)

    From worldwide best selling author Daniel Silva, praised by Newsday for "bringing new life to the international thriller," The Kill Artist is a taut and elegantly structured novel about a reluctant hero and his mission to destroy an old enemy and preserve international peace.

    Stuart says: "the kill artist"
    "Great spy thriller fun"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Kill Artist to be better than the print version?

    I do think the audio version would be better than print because of the voices and their different accents.


    What other book might you compare The Kill Artist to and why?

    All the other Silva Gabriel Allon books and also in a way, the Lee Child Jack Reacher series; both series are just enormous mindless fun to listen to.


    Which character ??? as performed by Jason Culp ??? was your favorite?

    Probably Shamron, I could honestly see him


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

    The master assassin returns


    Any additional comments?

    I only recently read my first Allon book - and I have read four in the last month. They are a compelling if not very heavy read. Great for long car trips, the treadmill, etc.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Riding the Rap

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (173)
    Story
    (178)

    Now that his mom's gravy train has derailed, gambling, debt-ridden Palm Beach playboy Warren "Chip" Ganz has decided to take somebody rich hostage - with the help of a Bahamian ex-con, a psycho gardener/enforcer, and the beautiful, if underfed, psychic Reverend Dawn. The trouble is, they choose bookmaker Harry Arno as their victim, and Harry can scam with the best.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Really, really fun mystery for listening."
    "Typical Leonard/Muller fun"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Riding the Rap to be better than the print version?

    Muller is a fabulous reader and Leonard is the master of dialogue. That combination means the audio version has to be better than the print.


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

    It was just so much fun and I read in the car a lot and I kept finding reasons to go out driving to keep on listening!


    Have you listened to any of Frank Muller???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Muller is one of my favorite readers always. I also loved his Great Gatsby.


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

    Rev. Dawn: I see some very bad people in Harry's lfe.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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