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Ray Luoma

CanadianInJersey

Princeton, NJ | Member Since 2004

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  • 24 purchased in 2014
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  • Speaks the Nightbird

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2609)
    Performance
    (2329)
    Story
    (2314)

    The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

    aaron says: "Dark, Twisted Period Piece with GREAT Characters!"
    "What a Find!"
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    Would you listen to Speaks the Nightbird again? Why?

    I was intrigued by the idea of an American mystery from 1699. The book exceeded all my expectations. Wonderful prose style, an engaging story and unforgettable characters combined to captivate me from start to finish. The narration was impeccable. For anyone who likes historical mysteries, this is a must-read! And the best part is that McCammon has more books in the series; I'm loading up my cart as we speak.


    Any additional comments?

    A must-read for lovers of historical mysteries.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Without Remorse

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1373)
    Performance
    (1037)
    Story
    (1050)

    His work for the CIA is brilliant, cold-blooded, and efficient, but who is he? In a harrowing tour de force, phenomenally best-selling author Tom Clancy shows how an ordinary man named John Kelly crossed the lines of justice and morality to become the CIA legend known as Mr. Clark. It is an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness, without mercy - without remorse.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Great Characters, Great Plot"
    "My favourite Clancy, but a poor narration"
    Overall

    This has always been my favourite Clancy novel for the depth of the main character, compared to other Clancy novels. But Clancy's sometimes stilted prose is much easier to ignore in written form than in this narration. Prichard was the a poor choice of narrator. His exaggerated enunciation (e.g. suit pronounced "see-oot") made it impossible to ignore what I don't admire in Clancy's prose. 3 for the novel; 1 for the narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Against All Enemies

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Peter Telep
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1914)
    Performance
    (1298)
    Story
    (1314)

    For years, ex–Navy SEAL Maxwell Moore has worked across the Middle East and behind the scenes for the Special Activities Division of the CIA, making connections, extracting valuable intelligence, and facing off against America’s enemies at every turn. And then...news of a potentially devastating coalition: What if two of the greatest threats to the security of the United States were to form an unholy alliance?

    Jean says: "Against All Enemies"
    "A huge disappointment. Clancy at his worst."
    Overall

    The only Clancy worse than this was Dead or Alive. A huge cast of shallow characters, a transparent, predictable plot, stilted dialogue. A real C- read.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot: Unleashing Your Brain's Potential

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Richard M. Restak
    • Narrated By Richard M. Restak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (477)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (45)

    In Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot, eminent neuropsychiatrist and best-selling author Richard Restak, M.D., combines the latest research in neurology and psychology to show us how to get our brain up to speed for managing every aspect of our busy lives.

    Glenn E. Graham says: "Brain exercises for you"
    "Too academic and monotonal"
    Overall

    The author's techniques may exercise the brain, but this tape doesn't. The montone voice and the dry, academic writing style almost put me to sleep. I didn't get past the opening chapters on the neurochemistry of the brain.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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