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David L. Wilson

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  • Calico Joe

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (826)
    Performance
    (723)
    Story
    (720)

    Whatever happened to Calico Joe? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a 21-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz....

    Carolyn Hathaway says: "Baseball fans only"
    "Baseball kept alive."
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    What made the experience of listening to Calico Joe the most enjoyable?

    The history of baseball needs to be told, even if some is fiction.


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

    A sexual to "Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa."


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (5572)
    Performance
    (3062)
    Story
    (3071)

    Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorists worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck.

    Lesley says: "Flynn never disappoints"
    "Setting the Stage"
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    Any additional comments?

    It was necessary for the first book to get into details about the training of Rapp, but it did seem to make the story a little too slow.

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  • The Lincoln Lawyer

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6764)
    Performance
    (3055)
    Story
    (3069)

    Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame.

    Steven says: "Great Legal Thriller, Great Reader"
    "Intriguing Twists"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The twists are worth the read.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was caught up in the mother's role in the story. Fooled.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2382)
    Performance
    (1398)
    Story
    (1392)

    Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is ready for a challenge. But his first case is a little more than he bargained for. It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range - what looks like "trunk music", a Mafia hit.

    Dan says: "Another Harry Bosch winner"
    "Connelly Surprises with Marriage"
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    Would you listen to Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5 again? Why?

    Probably not. I want to move on to the next phase.


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

    Yes. There were unexpected twists throughout.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Plotting against the wife about the extra money.


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

    I did not expect Powers to escape.


    Any additional comments?

    Dick Hill is always a hit with me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Masterpieces of Short Fiction

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Michael Krasny
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    More than simply a shorter version of the novel, the short story is a unique and rewarding literary form in itself. It offers a world in miniature faithfully captured by the author's mastery of character, plot, setting, image, and theme. The time it takes to read a short story may be brief, but its impact lasts much longer. Short story writers see by the light of the flash," says author and Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer. "Theirs is the art of the only thing that one can be sure of-the present moment."

    David L. Wilson says: "A Few New Ideas for Short Fiction"
    "A Few New Ideas for Short Fiction"
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    What did you love best about Masterpieces of Short Fiction?

    I enjoyed getting another point of view for stories I often teach.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Professor Michael Krasny?

    Depends on the topic.


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  • Blood Work

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2268)
    Performance
    (1468)
    Story
    (1479)

    Thanks to a heart transplant, former FBI agent Terrell McCaleb is enjoying a quiet retirement, renovating the fishing boat he lives on in Los Angeles Harbor. But McCaleb's calm seas turn choppy when a story in the "What Happened To?" column of the LA Times brings him face-to-face with the sister of the woman whose heart now beats in his chest.

    Andrew Stone says: "A Darn Good Book"
    "Suspense from End to End"
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    Where does Blood Work rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would place it in the top 5 of the more than 60 audio books I've read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood Work?

    The discovery of the fingerprints.


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I look up books read by Dick Hill before I look for authors.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The English Girl: Gabriel Allon, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1148)
    Performance
    (994)
    Story
    (993)

    Daniel Silva delivers another spectacular thriller starring Gabriel Allon, The English Girl. When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister’s career is threatened with destruction. Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems...and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth.…

    Janels says: "Gabriel's story takes huge strides"
    "Slow Silva"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More action. It was far too slow and detailed in unnecessary areas.


    Has The English Girl turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. Just disappointed in Silva this time.


    What three words best describe George Guidall’s voice?

    Average, lacking character


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Silva's next novel is up to his previous ones.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Sherman Alexie
    • Narrated By Sherman Alexie
    Overall
    (1335)
    Performance
    (809)
    Story
    (812)

    Born poor and hydrocephalic, Arnold Spirit survives brain surgery. But his enormous skull, lopsided eyes, profound stuttering, and frequent seizures target him for abuse on his Indian reservation. Protected by a formidable friend, the book-loving artist survives childhood. And then - convinced his future lies off the rez - the bright 14-year-old enrolls in an all-white high school 22 miles away.

    FanB14 says: "Absolutely Entertaining Memoir"
    "Not all who think Indian are Indian"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the printed version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Junior. He told what it was like to find yourself in the midst of sameness.


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

    Breaking away while holding on to your heritage.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Die Trying: Jack Reacher, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jonathan McClain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2016)
    Performance
    (1795)
    Story
    (1792)

    When a woman is kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's kidnapped with her. Chained together and racing across America toward an unknown destination, they're at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom. Because Reacher's female companion is worth more than he imagines. Now he has to save them both - from the inside out - or die trying....

    adrienne says: "Trouble always finds him!"
    "Reacher VS Ruby Ridge II"
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    Would you listen to Die Trying again? Why?

    Maybe, after a long period of time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Intrigue and suspense. Child kept m interest as usual.


    What three words best describe Jonathan McClain’s performance?

    Okay; not Hill.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bad Luck and Trouble: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2541)
    Performance
    (1666)
    Story
    (1652)

    Jack Reacher reunites with the survivors of his old Army investigative team, scrambling to raise the living, bury the dead, and connect the dots in a mystery that is growing darker by the day. In a world of bad luck and trouble, when someone targets Jack Reacher and his team, they'd better be ready for what comes right back at them.

    Patricia says: "Kept My Interest"
    "What goes up must come down."
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Bad Luck and Trouble the most enjoyable?

    You know what Reacher is going to do, you're just not sure how he will pull it off.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Dick Hill is Reacher. He knows the character and is consistent with Reacher and the others.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 61 Hours: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (2591)
    Performance
    (1322)
    Story
    (1315)

    A tour bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she's going to live long enough to testify, she'll need help. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.

    Gustavo says: "Make sure you have time before you start"
    "Countdown to the deadly hour is great."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I have listened to 10 of the Reacher novels and have enjoyed them all.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Reacher, always. He's great at finding and getting out of trouble.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Reacher.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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