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Darla

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  • Purple Cane Road: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (78)

    Dave Robicheaux has spent his life confronting the age-old adage that the sins of the father pass on to the son. But what was his mother's legacy? Dead to him since his youth, Mae Guillory has been shuttered away in the deep recesses of Robicheaux's mind. While helping out an old friend, Dave is stunned when a pimp looks at him sideways and asks if he is the son of Mae Guillory, the whore a bunch of cops murdered 30 years ago. Her body was dumped in the bayou bordering Purple Cane Road, and the cops who left her there are still on the job.

    Dixie says: "Great Story - WRONG Narrator"
    "Good book; wrong narrator"
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    Story

    Nick Sullivan is a good narrator, but Will Patton and Mark Hammer bring Dave Robicheaux to life with their great Cajun dialect.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The 6th Extinction: Sigma Force, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By Christian Baskous
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (65)

    A remote military research station sends out a frantic distress call, ending with a chilling final command: Kill us all! Personnel from the neighboring base rush in to discover everyone already dead - and not just the scientists, but every living thing for 50 square miles is annihilated: every animal, plant, and insect, even bacteria. The land is entirely sterile - and the blight is spreading. To halt the inevitable, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma must unravel a threat that rises out of the distant past.

    Tracy says: "Narrator is Horrendous!"
    "STORY OR NARRATOR?"
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    Slogged through 25 chapters but that's it. When the narrator didn't put me to sleep, the lack of action and scientific details did. Have been a big fan of James Rollins' Sigma series; however, will wait for other reviews of future books instead of pre-ordering them. :(

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Saving Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (346)
    Performance
    (300)
    Story
    (297)

    Not far from Washington, D.C., in a wooded area of Northern Virginia, a small house at the end of a gravel road serves a secret purpose. With its sophisticated security apparatus and hidden miniaturized cameras, it is being used by the FBI to interview one of the most important witnesses the agency has ever had, a young woman with an incredible story to tell. But a few people know about the secret meeting. And for them, a violent drama is about to begin.

    Geoffrey says: "This Book is 14 years old"
    "Thought it was just me being spolied!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Made it halfway through the first part of the book and pushing myself to finish. The narrator is just not the one for a Baldacci book. Will try to finish it. Fortunately, I never read/listened to the original release so hope it gets better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Judgment Calls

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Alafair Burke
    • Narrated By Betty Bobbitt
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid walks into her office in Portland's Drug and Vice Division one morning to find the sergeant of the police bureau's vice unit waiting for her. A 13-year-old girl has been brutally attacked and left for dead on the city's outskirts. Given the lack of evidence, most lawyers would settle for an assault charge; Samantha, unnerved by the viciousness of the crime, decides to go for attempted murder.

    Rajesh says: "Well read above average book"
    "Good debut book!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    As a fan of James Lee Burke, I am enjoying Alafair's Burke first novel. The narrator does a decent job then suddenly projects a harsh Brooklyn accent although the story is set in Oregon. Overall, I am pleased with Alafair's book. It is hard not to visualize her as the "Alafair" in the Dave Robicheaux series.

    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
    (3976)
    Performance
    (3355)
    Story
    (3341)

    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"
    "BEST OF THE GENRE!!"
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    Of the thousands of mystery/suspense books I've read or listened to, this is the absolute best! Won't spoil it for you but this is definitely my favorite!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hostage: Navy Justice, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Don Brown
    • Narrated By James Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Zack Brewer faces a choice. It can prevent the next war. But it will cost the life of the person he loves the most.

    JAG Officer Zack Brewer's prosecution of three terrorists posing as Navy chaplains was called the "court martial of the century" by the press. Now, with the limelight behind him, all Zack wants to do is forget. But the radical Islamic organization behind the chaplains has a long memory - and a thirst for revenge.

    brock says: "A mixed bag"
    "Needs American accented narrator"
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    Was Hostage worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Whlie the narrator does a good job, I don't understand why someone with a distinctly British/Canadian accent would be selected to read a story with primarily American characters. Hearing "schedule" pronounced as "shedule" was only one of the many things that disconcerted me with the narration. It's like listening to Gone With The Wind read by someone with a heavy Boston accent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rainbow Six

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1338)
    Performance
    (1047)
    Story
    (1061)

    Ex-Navy SEAL John Clark is the newly named head of Rainbow, an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism. In a trial by fire, he must stop a terrorist group of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on earth as we know it.

    Brodie says: "Tom Clancy (Top Cat)"
    "May not finish it! Poor narration!"
    Overall

    Have been an Audible listener for 10 years and this is the worst narrator ever. Nasal and boring! Thankfully, I read most of Tom Clancy's books years ago so I won't have to hear him again. After only 20 minutes, I'm ready to skip to another book. :(

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Relentless

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (688)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (154)

    Best-selling novelist Cullen "Cubby" Greenwich is a lucky man and he knows it. He makes a handsome living doing what he enjoys. His wife, Penny, a children's book author and illustrator, is the love of his life. Together they have a brilliant six-year-old, Milo, affectionately dubbed "Spooky," and a non-collie named Lassie, who's all but part of the family. So Cubby knows he shouldn't let one bad review of his otherwise triumphant new book get to him.

    Derek B. says: "I cant sleep!"
    "Disappointment"
    Overall

    Became a Dean Koontz fan again after reading the "Odd Thomas" series, but "Relentless" gives me cause to reconsider. Great action & character development but felt as if Koontz decided he had enough pages and just wrapped the manuscript up as fast as he could. Would have liked to follow these characters further but didn't get the opportunity.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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