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Kim

Port Macquarie, Australia | Member Since 2011

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  • Merry Christmas, Alex Cross: Alex Cross, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Stephen Kunken, Cristin Milioti
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    Detective Alex Cross is at home celebrating with his family. Nana Mama’s famous pecan pie is in the oven and the kids are hanging their favourite ornaments on the tree. Just as Alex’s wife, Bree, emerges from the kitchen with a bowl of homemade eggnog, his phone rings with news that shatters the night: At a nearby home, a family has been taken hostage - and the situation is spiralling out of control fast. Alex rushes to the scene and confronts the unthinkable: A father is threatening to murder his own children and his ex-wife. Then just as the insanity peaks, a second horrific situation explodes....

    Sharon says: "James Patterson at his best"
    "A good book but not my favourite Alex Cross"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend it, but I would preface that by encouraging them to listen to or read the earlier ones first, or I don't think they would get such a feel for the whole Alex family dynamic.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    These weren't my favourite narrators, but they were okay, and it is good to have multiple narrators for the different parts, it allows you to feel more connected to them.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Oath: A Dismas Hardy Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By Robert Lawrence
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (82)

    When the head of San Francisco's largest HMO dies in his own hospital, no one doubts that it is anything but the result of massive injuries inflicted by a random hit-and-run accident. But the autopsy soon tells a different story - an overdose of potassium killed him, and the attending physician, Eric Kensing, becomes the prime suspect in a high-profile homicide.

    Pam Sturgess says: "I'm an IDIOT! Don't YOU be an idiot. Skip this one"
    "Another good book in the series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I like a book with a few good suspects like this one, and I especially enjoyed that it strayed from the Hardy formula, in that the client did not go to trial.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Homeport

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Erika Leigh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (347)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (209)

    The unseen assailant attacked Dr. Miranda Jones outside her Maine home as she returned from a busy lecture tour. After terrorizing her with a knife held to her throat, he stole her purse, slashed her tires, and disappeared. Shaken and bruised, Miranda was determined to put the assault out of her mind.

    S. Powell says: "A fun thrilling mystery with some art and sex."
    "Unbelievable premise for a love story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I struggled right from the start of this book at how a smart, law abiding main character can fall in love with a thief, and although I enjoyed the mystery, the attraction of Miranda to her thief was too unbelievable to really get me in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angels Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (325)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (232)

    Enjoying the view from the mountain she has just climbed, Reece Gilmore sees a woman being attacked. But when authorities comb the area, they find nothing - no signs of struggle. No freshly turned earth. Not even a tire track. No one in town seems to believe Reece, except Brody, a gruff loner.

    Lia says: "Classic Nora Roberts"
    "Interesting main character"
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    Story

    I like the main character of this book , she was damaged but Nora Roberts took you on her journey to good health mixed in with a murder mystery and a good strong no nonsence love interest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Happy Birthday

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Danielle Steel
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (156)

    Valerie Wyatt is the queen of gracious living and the arbiter of taste with a successful TV show. Since her long-ago divorce, she’s worked hard to reach the pinnacle of her profession and to create a camera-ready life in her Fifth Avenue penthouse. So why is she so depressed? All the hours with her personal trainer, the careful work of New York’s best hairdressers, cosmetic surgeons, and her own God-given bone structure and great looks can’t fudge the truth or her lies about it: Valerie is turning sixty.

    Jan says: "Enjoyed story narrator shocking"
    "Easy listening romance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Just a pleasant way to pass time whilst exercising, but nothing particularly memorable about this book, if fact I realised when it got to the siege at the television station that I had already read the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mirror Image

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (404)
    Performance
    (248)
    Story
    (245)

    The crash of a Dallas-bound jet wasn't just a tragedy to TV reporter Avery Daniels; it was an act of fate that handed her a golden opportunity to further her career. Mistaken for a glamorous, selfish woman named Carole Rutledge, the badly injured Avery would find that plastic surgery had given her Carole's face, a famous senatorial candidate for a husband, and a powerful Texas dynasty for in-laws.

    San I Am says: "A light read"
    "strong beginning for this story"
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    Story

    I loved the beginning of this story where the main character is forced to endure a surgery to look like someone else. I found it a little difficult to get over the premise that she remained in that character or that she falls in love with someone who holds her with such contempt, but the twist in the 'who dunnit' kept me listening.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hearing: A Dismas Hardy Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By Robert Lawrence
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (80)

    The call comes at midnight. It looks like a tragic and petty murder - a rising star in San Francisco's legal firmament found shot in a dark alley. But for homicide lieutenant Abe Glitsky, the crime cuts horribly close to home - unknown to anyone, the victim was his daughter. Seething, Glitsky leans hard on his only suspect - a homeless heroin addict found lingering over his daughter's body, with her jewelry in his pocket and a smoking gun in his hand.

    lindablue says: "THE HEARING"
    "Liked the close personal connection to this case"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I enjoyed the story of this case and the conflict that the tough hard headed Abe has to resolve in order to get to the truth of his daughter's murder. There were a few glitches in the narration where lines were repeated which made me think I was going a little mad the first time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whiskey Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1263)
    Performance
    (1097)
    Story
    (1102)

    For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.… A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though.

    Kim Venatries says: "Not So Good"
    "Another smooth story from Ms Roberts"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I love a book where the main character has great respect for the women in his life and the affection Eli had for his grandmother, Hesta was well written, as was the gradual integration of Eli into Whiskey Beach and with the love of Abra Walsh helping him to taking control of his life again. It was a nice journey to be part of.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nothing but the Truth

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (324)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
    (237)

    When San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy gets a call saying his wife never picked the kids up from school, he's worried. Frannie's a great mother. Turns out there's a good explanation: She's in jail. Unbeknownst to her husband, Frannie has just appeared before a grand jury - and refused to share a crucial piece of information about her friend Ron, who's accused of killing his wife.

    MEMcL says: "Disappointing"
    "Loved this book great storyline"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was my first John Lescroat book and I am now a fan. It was a good story with lots of characters and a main character that was dragged into a murder investigation all the while not being sure if his wife Frannie had been unfaithful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chasing Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1680)
    Performance
    (1156)
    Story
    (1169)

    Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping. Flying past towering pillars of smoke, parachuting down to the edge of an all-consuming blaze, shoveling and sawing for hours upon hours, days at a time, all to hold the line and push back against the raw power of Mother Nature. But there’s also little else as thrilling - at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are one of the most exclusive firefighting squads in the nation, and the job is in Rowan’s blood: her father is a legend in the field. She’s been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday.

    M. Davis says: "Another winner by Roberts!"
    "Good strong female character"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I think the reason I enjoy listening to Nora Roberts is that whilst the romance is a key theme in the book her female characters are so strong in their own right and Rowan Trip was no different.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • River's End

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (423)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (217)

    Olivia's parents had been one of Hollywood's glittering golden couples...until the night the monster came. The monster who destroyed their beautiful home and took her mother away from her forever. The monster with the face of her father. Now a young woman, Olivia has a chance to confront her tragic past - and the longings of her own lonely heart. But before she can confront her past, she must safeguard her future.

    Susan says: "River's End"
    "great contrasting settings and a fitting end"
    Overall
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    Story

    Loved the fact that the setting for this book was such a contrast to the scene of the murder and where the end finally played out. As usual Nora Roberts leads you in one direction feeling like a forgone conclusion only to finish somewhere else.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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