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Cheryl

Long Beach, CA, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • The Lock Artist

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Steve Hamilton
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (908)
    Performance
    (613)
    Story
    (624)

    Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now 18, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in 10 years, he discovers the one thing he can somehow do better than anyone else. Whether it's a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight hundred-pound safe...he can open them all. It's an unforgivable talent. A talent that will make young Michael a hot commodity with the wrong people.

    G. Sabin says: "A decent story, a little slow"
    "Outstandingly Different!"
    Overall

    Thanks, Steve Hamilton, for delivering a truly suspenseful book with a different kind of "hero". I thoroughly enjoyed this one, from beginning to end!

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Jane Jameson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5101)
    Performance
    (3853)
    Story
    (3868)

    Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

    Denise says: "What a HOOT!!!!!!!"
    "Too much blood-drinking description!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Not as good as the other books I've read by Ms. Harper. I don't care for the in-depth description of the blood-drinking, and the tedious on-and-on about how the vampire was "born", and came out, etc., etc.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dreamland: Dale Brown's Dreamland, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Dale Brown, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (59)

    Dreamland is the place where the nation's top minds come to develop artillery and aircraft that push beyond the cutting edge. And where the Air Force's top guns come to test them, on the frontlines of a new era in warfare. The fiasco of a spy's infiltration has the Pentagon looking for an excuse to close Dreamland down. To clean up the mess, and save Dreamland from the congressional chopping block, Lt. Colonel Tecumseh "Dog" Bastian is sent in.

    Sherry Pitcock says: "A lot like Tom Clancy"
    "Really boring!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice and/or Christopher Lane?

    No


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice again?

    No


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Performance was fine.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dreamland?

    I don't care for this type of book. I thought it was going to be a mystery.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't get this book unless you're into a LOT of technical detail about piloting a jet. Blehhhh.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Huckleberry Murders: A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patrick McManus
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (75)

    Award-winning humorist Patrick F. McManus delivers a funny and folksy whodunit from his popular Sheriff Bo Tully series. Hoping for a pleasant day of picking huckleberries, Sheriff Tully instead finds himself investigating a triple homicide and the disappearance of a local rancher.

    Reviewer says: "Gret book, Good performance, issues with burning"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Huckleberry Murders the most enjoyable?

    I loved the characters. If you're in the mood for a well-written "cozy", this is a good one.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost of A Smile: A Ghost Finders Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Simon R. Green
    • Narrated By Toby Leonard Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (71)

    In Ghost of a Smile, the Ghost Finders answer a desperate call for help from one of the world’s biggest drug companies. A team of police enforcement agents has already disappeared, and the Ghost Finders have no idea how to proceed. But they’d better figure something out fast, because time is running out—and failure means an entire building full of innocent victims will cease to exist.

    Arthur says: "Ghost Finder, another good Simon R Green series"
    "Incredibly Stupid"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I'm not sure if this is meant to be a "Young Adult" novel, but I think even my 17-year-old niece would find it too stupid. It started off okay, but then quickly devolved into one cliche after another. I finally quit about halfway through. I really wanted to like it, but just couldn't hack it. The reader, Toby Leonard Moore, however, was excellent. Don't blame him!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Simon R. Green again?

    No


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Toby Leonard Moore?

    Nobody.


    What character would you cut from Ghost of A Smile?

    All of them?


    Any additional comments?

    Just too cliche.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Murder on a Midsummer Night

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kerry Greenwood
    • Narrated By Stephanie Daniel
    Overall
    (160)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (94)

    Melbourne, Australia, 1929. The year starts off for glamorous private investigator Phryne Fisher with a rather trying heat wave and more mysteries than you could prod a parasol at. Simultaneously investigating the apparent suicide death of a man on St Kilda beach and trying to find a lost, illegimate child who could be heir to a wealthy old woman's fortune, Phryne needs all her wits about her, particularly when she has to tangle with a group of thoroughly unpleasant Bright Young Things.

    Tanya says: "This series is fun!"
    "What a delight!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I took advantage of a sale to try one of the Phryne Fisher books. I am SO glad I did. Now I'm hooked. Reader was perfect, characters are delightful. I LOVE them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Speaks the Nightbird

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2275)
    Performance
    (2021)
    Story
    (2009)

    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!"
    "Excellent historical mystery!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Speaks the Nightbird the most enjoyable?

    This was an well-crafted mystery as well as being interesting as historical fiction. I really felt as if I could see how the village and environs appeared and truly felt the flavor of the times. I love the character of Matthew and how his confidence in himself grew through the investigation.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Speaks the Nightbird?

    I loved the part when Matthew realizes what the Indian Chief has in the walls. I also enjoyed knowing that the evil innkeeper got what was coming to him.


    What about Edoardo Ballerini’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Ballerini's voice and reading were perfect accompaniments for this novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it.


    Any additional comments?

    I haven't checked yet, but I'm hoping this is a series character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eye for an Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Erika Holzer
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Karen Newman is a savvy business executive whose sole experience with street violence is what she sees on the evening news. The savage rape and murder of her only daughter changes all that. When the authorities are unable to bring the guilty to justice, Karen becomes obsessed with vengeance.

    Cheryl says: "Dumb Story"
    "Dumb Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This plot was predictable and somewhat juvenile for those who read a lot of mysteries.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Erika Holzer again?

    No


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (989)
    Performance
    (857)
    Story
    (845)

    No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.”

    Sparkly says: "Engaging, entertaining, and heartbreaking."
    "I missed the Three Pines residents"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Beautiful Mystery again? Why?

    Maybe after a few years, I don't like to reread books.


    If you’ve listened to books by Louise Penny before, how does this one compare?

    It was a good premise and I thought the details of the monastic life were interesting, however, it felt like a bridge to the next book. The ending was very much a cliffhanger. I really missed the usual cast of Three Pines characters.


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

    I've listened to all of the Louise Penny novels, which he reads. He is superb.


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

    Hmmm, not sure if moved me is the right way to put it, but the whole situation with Jean Guy relapsing was quite intense. I felt very frustrated that the Superintendent was able to play him so beautifully. But he's not thinking clearly in this situation, is he?


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Days: The Dresden Files, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (4691)
    Performance
    (4350)
    Story
    (4350)

    After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long.

    Ethan M. says: "Thwarts Every Expectation - In a Good Way"
    "Worth the Wait!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Cold Days in three words, what would they be?

    Action. Action. Action.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry is my favorite character, however, I love all his nearest and dearest almost as much.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I adore Mouse, I love the scene where he and Harry reunite.


    Any additional comments?

    I do have a small bone to pick with Mr. Butcher. It seems like this book may be a bridge to the future Harry story lines. I VERY much missed more interaction between Harry and his cohorts. There was a smidgen here and a smidgen there, but mostly the book was about Harry preparing for the action in the book, then Harry being in the action, etc.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Outlaw Demon Wails

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Gigi Bermingham
    Overall
    (1731)
    Performance
    (958)
    Story
    (962)

    To save the lives of her friends, Rachel did the unthinkable: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins are coming home to haunt her. As Rachel searches for the truth behind a terrifying murder, an even greater menace threatens, for the demon Algaliarept will stop at nothing to claim her, and the discovery of a shocking family secret throws Rachel's entire life into question.

    Jaclyn A Rupert says: "Narrrator: 1 star, Story 5 stars!"
    "Don't let the new reader stop you"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm not fond of the change in narrator, especially THIS late into the series. At the very least, couldn't the producer or director or whoever is responsible have asked her to pronounce things they way they have been doing since the beginning of the books? Despite that not-small irritation, the story was a lot better than the last installment. Still an enjoyable listen overall, and full of surprises.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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