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Michele

Prescott, AZ, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • 11 reviews
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  • 24 purchased in 2014
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  • The Lions of Lucerne

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1028)
    Performance
    (924)
    Story
    (922)

    On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality: thirty Secret Service agents have been viciously executed and the vacationing president of the United States kidnapped by one of the most lethal terrorist organizations in the Middle East - the Fatah Revolutionary Council. But surviving agent and ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath doesn't believe the Fatah Revolutionary Council is responsible for the attack.

    Carol says: "Great Scott Harvath"
    "Pretty good for Book 1"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    In looking for another good detective/spy thriller series after listening to every Mitch Rapp, Dave Robicheaux, John Corey, and Harry Bosch novel ever recorded, I stumbled upon Scot Harvath series and decided to start at the beginning with Book 1.

    With the expectations that very few could match the story line, characters and writing of the above mentioned characters and their creators in my opinion, I completed The Lions of Lucerne with an open mind. Conclusion is that it was a good start to what I am hoping will be a more developed character.

    Not a great book, but an enjoyable listen and enough intrigue to make me wanted to find out what happens next. When the characters were in the snow storm, avalanche or mountain climbing icy cliffs, Thor had me feeling like I was right there as an observer to were I even felt a chill. That alone prompted me to go on to the next Scot Harvath adventure, State of the Union.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2238)
    Performance
    (1905)
    Story
    (1894)

    Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there. All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride.

    Bill says: "Wanted Man is Wanting ~ And I Want 14 Hours Back"
    "First Jack Reacher Book I Did Not Like!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Dick Hill?

    Absolutely! Jack Reacher has always been in my favorites that include Mitch Rapp, Harry Bosch and Dave Robicheaux. Dick Hill has never done me wrong and rates among the best like Will Patton and Scott Brick...until Wanted Man.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Too much blah, blah blah unnecessary commentary to every new situation from the inside of a car to a hotel lobby. It seemed like the author was taking up air space due to the lack of a good story line. And how about making Special Agent Sorosco (sp?) special rather than a sniveling idiot....or even a love interest...at least that would have made things more interesting on all the long tedious car rides they had together.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Okay, my apologies to Dick Hill, but what producer in their right mind would have the narrator talk with their nose pinched shut creating a irritating, plugged nasal cavity sound because Reacher had a broken nose. Reacher sounded more like a drunk with a nasty cold who had to talk slowly to enunciate better. Dick Hill has done so many Reacher novels flawlessly, even the women, that I can't imagine this was his idea. Actually, even the women's characters were done poorly in this one.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I can't imagine this could ever be movie material, but if it were, I would not go see it.


    Any additional comments?

    I confess that upon seeing a new Jack Reacher novel was available on Audible, I purchased it without reservation or looking at reviews, I am that big of a fan. If Lee Child does come out with #18, which I hope he does, I won't be that trusting. I'll look to the reviews to see if the Jack I know and love comes back and makes #17, a Wanted Man, a hiccup in a great writers career.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindred in Death: In Death, Book 29

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1105)
    Performance
    (612)
    Story
    (619)

    In this novel from number-one New York Times-best-selling author J. D. Robb, the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a day early from their vacation, looking forward to spending time with their bright and vivacious 16-year-old daughter, who stayed behind. Not even their worst nightmares could have prepared them for the crime scene that awaits them inside.

    Mary A. Wieben says: "Love the series but..."
    "Still Loving the Series"
    Overall

    First of all, I really get annoyed reading the negative reviews below from folks who ONLY listened to the first few hours of the book. Secondly, this is Book 29 of a series. My advise with any series is you should start from the beginning and get to know the characters, and here it is especially essential because you'll understand why the narrator chooses the voice for each player...they really fit.

    If you have enjoyed any of the In Death Series, you'll enjoy this one as well. How Roberts continues to find new angles on murders for Eve to solve makes each book in the series fresh and #29 is no different.

    I would also like to add to those reviewers who don't like Peabody's voice; from about Book 13 to 16, Erickson throttled back on most of the characters strong intonation and gave Peabody a voice closer to Eve's. For me, who started with Book 1 Naked in Death, it was disappointing and was thrilled that the narrator brought them back full strength in Book 17 and has continued ever since.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Bloody Jack #4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By L. A. Meyer
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (514)
    Performance
    (304)
    Story
    (294)

    Jacky Faber, having been called a pirate and had a price put on her head by the King of England, has no choice but to stay out of sight. Hoping for a safe hiding place, she returns to the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston, but the calm doesn't last long. On a class field trip to Boston Harbor, the girls are abducted and forced into the hold of the Bloodhound, a ship bound for the slave markets on the Barbary Coast where they will be put up on the auction block and sold into Arab harems.

    Michele says: "Loved it! Loved them all."
    "Loved it! Loved them all."
    Overall

    I've been a member of Audible for three years now and this is only the second time I have purchased books over and above my 2 credits a month. My credits went to the second and third books in the Jacky Faber series, Curse of the Blue Tattoo and Under the Jolly Roger, and when finished those mid month, I immediately purchased the fourth, the Belly of the Bloodhound.

    Since I couldn't stop listening to how the Lawson Peabody girls were planning to escape the Bloodhound, sadly I finished it four whole days before new credits enter my account to continue my adventures with Jackie Faber. No worries, the fifth book, Mississippi Jack is downloading as I write and Ill have credits for book six.

    Why am I telling this...to warn my mates that these tales will capture you and nothing short of good keel hauling will stop you from listening.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Bloody Jack #2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By L. A. Meyer
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (706)
    Performance
    (391)
    Story
    (386)

    Jacky Faber, Bloody Jack, is back, and this time, she's facing a situation far worse than a ship full of murderous pirates. Curse of the Blue Tattoo, L. A. Meyer's sequel to the enormous popular Bloody Jack, is just as bawdy and entertaining as the original.

    William says: "Nice story, extremely well read!"
    "It's a fun listen."
    Overall

    If you're looking for a story that your book club can dissect, filled with characters to analyze, this isn't it...not a mind bender.

    If you liked the Golden Compass series and the spunky child heroin, Lyra, which I did, you'll love the swashbuckling Jackie Faber.

    And all the prior reviews about narrator L. A. Meyers are spot on. She makes what you obviously know will happen next, into a can't wait to hear what happens next.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26604)
    Performance
    (13250)
    Story
    (13292)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "My New Favorite Book"
    Overall

    The Help has now made my favorite of all times Audible listens. There is nothing in the story or the reading of it that I would have changed.

    It's beautifully written about the lives of 3 women and the racially divided community they live in. Since finishing the book, I know that I will come back to it again and again, it's that type of book. Being in Abeline's kitchen with Ms. Skeeter and Minnie feels as comfortable as a warm fuzzy blanket.

    If you get this book, be prepared to make a few new close friends...and analyze how you treat the ones you have.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sharp Objects

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2849)
    Performance
    (2175)
    Story
    (2189)

    Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

    Kelley says: "I agree with Stephen King"
    "This was a suprise."
    Overall

    Sharp Objects tackled some dark subject matter but in a way that it helped you understand rather than condemn. I felt like I got inside the mind of Camille.

    The interactions between family and friends in a small town was well written without those usual small town stigmas.

    I was surprised by the ending and that's alway good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daddy's Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Lisa Scottoline
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (307)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    Law professor Natalie Greco has an ordered life. Then, one terrible day, everything changes. While visiting a prison, a riot erupts and a prison guard is fatally injured. Nat rushes to help him, only to hear his last words: "Tell my wife. It's under the floor. The money." Nat feels she must find his widow. But this is no simple quest, and along the way, Nat is framed for murder and the retiring scholar finds herself in a desperate fight to save her own life.

    Jim says: "jimbo2all"
    "Great listen"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed Daddy's girl. It wasn't too descriptive but enough to paint a good picture of the people, place and plot. The narrator did a good job of changing voices without getting on your nerves. The pace kept you intrigued to where you didn't want to stop at any one point to get your work done. And even though the heroine was a petite law professor, you could believe that she had the ability to be the heroine and the limb she crawled out on was reasonable.

    I really was suprised by the ending and that is rare.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You Suck: A Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1754)
    Performance
    (593)
    Story
    (592)

    Being dead sucks. Make that being undead sucks. Literally. Just ask Thomas C. Flood. Waking up after a fantastic night unlike anything he's ever experienced, he discovers that his girlfriend, Jody, the woman of his dreams, is a vampire. And surprise! Now he's one, too.

    Deborah says: "Do They Give Awards For "Best Reader"?"
    "Dissapointed"
    Overall

    After reading "It's a Dirty Job", I couldn't wait to get my hands, or ears should I say, on another Christopher Moore's tales of fantasy mixed with real life. But frankly, You Suck, really did live up to it's title. At first it really gets you involved but slowly dribbles and goes nowhere ....so I used it to help me sleep.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rise and Shine

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Anna Quindlen
    • Narrated By Carol Monda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (294)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (44)

    It's Monday morning when Meghan Fitzmaurice blows her perfect life to bits. The host of Rise and Shine, the country's highest-rated morning talk show, Meghan cuts to a commercial break, but not before she mutters two forbidden words into her open mike. It's the end of an era, not only for Meghan, a household face who is not equipped to deal with disgrace, but for her younger sister Bridget, a social worker in the Bronx who has always lived in Meghan's long shadow.

    Marie says: "Don't waste your time or credit"
    "Too much detail and no story"
    Overall

    The concept of the story seemed right up my alley and at first it moves fairly quickly to get you intrigued. But then the story goes no where and everything is drawn out, going over every little excruciating detail on things that bring nothing to the story line. Frankly, by the middle of the book, it became blah, blah, blah and I had no interest in what happened to either one of the sisters by that point.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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