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Pat

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  • L. A. Dead: A Stone Barrington Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Robert Lawrence
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (106)

    Stone Barrington, the always surprising attorney and investigator, finds himself caught between two alluring women - one who has been left at the altar and another who is suspected of murder. Stone is in the midst of plans to marry Dolce, the daughter of a New York mafioso, when he is suddenly called to the side of Arrington Calder, a woman he has loved and lost, but never forgotten.

    Kesha says: "All Around Awful"
    "Too much sex not enough substance!!!"
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    Would you try another book from Stuart Woods and/or Robert Lawrence?

    No, the character was so unrealistic...so unbelievable I would hate to waste my time trying another book with the same character.


    Has L. A. Dead turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I love a GOOD mystery. I also like repeat characters, have even come to know and love them. But Stone is not believable...every woman he meets is trying to get him into bed!!!! He is like a very immature teen.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The reader was alright but lacked depth. He could have read with more excitement in his voice.


    Was L. A. Dead worth the listening time?

    No. I kept waiting and hoping it would get better. Much to my disappointment it did not.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Family Portrait: Four Short Stories about Domestic Life

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Jon Ronson
    • Narrated By Jon Ronson
    Overall
    (658)
    Performance
    (584)
    Story
    (594)

    Exclusive bonus stories from the best-selling author of Lost at Sea, Them, The Psychopath Test and The Men Who Stare at Goats.

    RaisinNut says: "Ronson's voice alone will make you laugh..."
    "Fun listens"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of FREE BONUS DOWNLOAD: The Family Portrait: Four Short Stories about Domestic Life to be better than the print version?

    I consider audio the BEST, it frees me up to do other things while I listen. Some tasks are so mind numbing...an audio helps make the task go easier.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The father telling his son about the "worse" word!!!


    Which character – as performed by Jon Ronson – was your favorite?

    I don't know


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Year of Wonders

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Geraldine Brooks
    • Narrated By Geraldine Brooks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (402)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (307)

    When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. As death reaches into every household and villagers turn from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Story- Awful Narrator"
    "Good authors do not necessarily make good readers."
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    What did you like best about Year of Wonders? What did you like least?

    I liked the unexpected twists and turns of the story, it was not predictable. Anna seemed to be a little too lucky.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending was excellent, unexpected with a few interesting twists.I


    How could the performance have been better?

    Have a different reader, Ms. Brooks was awful!!! Perhaps Beverly Dunn would have been good, or just about anyone with some expression in their voice.


    Do you think Year of Wonders needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I do not think the Year of Wonders needs a follow-up book because it ended so wonderfully.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • As the Crow Flies: A Walt Longmire Mystery, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1489)
    Performance
    (1311)
    Story
    (1303)

    Craig Johnson has won multiple awards and earned starred reviews from Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews for his New York Times best-selling Walt Longmire mysteries. Embarking on his eighth adventure in As the Crow Flies, Sheriff Longmire is searching the Cheyenne Reservation for a site to host his daughter’s wedding, when he sees a woman fall to her death. Teaming up with beautiful tribal chief Lolo Long, Walt sets out to investigate the suspicious death.

    B.J. says: "Simply one of my favorite series."
    "Another wonderful Walt Longmire."
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    If you could sum up As the Crow Flies in three words, what would they be?

    Adventure, Love, Dignity


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the interaction between Walt and his best friend...Cheyenne Nation. Also, I like Walt's appreciation of women w/o getting "sloppy".


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The most thrilling was in the basement of the Indian Building.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I hate to put down any of his books.


    Any additional comments?

    It was sad when the book ended, not for them but for me....it will be a while before there is another Walt Longmire book.

    The performer, George Guidell, is excellent. He captures Walt Longmire better than anyone I can imagine. His accents are believable and his reading during suspenseful moments adds to the drama.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hell Is Empty: A Walt Longmire Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1562)
    Performance
    (1315)
    Story
    (1309)

    Spur Award-winner Craig Johnson has garnered critical acclaim for his Walt Longmire mysteries. In this riveting seventh entry, Wyoming’s Absaroka County sheriff, Walt Longmire, is pushed beyond his limits. When three hardened convicts escape FBI custody in a mountain blizzard, an armed psychopath leads them up Big Horn Mountain. As Longmire struggles to track their treacherous ascent, he’ll need all the help he can get from the tribal spirits of the towering summit.

    Susan says: "Transcendental"
    "another winner"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I highly recommend this audiobook. It is filled with suspense, believable situations and humor.


    What other book might you compare Hell Is Empty to and why?

    Cold Dish is a similar book with like situations and a little mystical happenings.


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

    I have listened to many performances by George Guidall. He is excellent, I have never heard a book by him that is anything but excellent. He is, by far, my favorite performer.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I was on a road trip and wanted it to last the trip. The length of the book fit my needs and the action and performance held my interest throughout.


    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly enjoy the Walt Longmire series. I have listened to several and enjoyed all of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Amish Christmas: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Cynthia Keller
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Meg Hobart has everything: a happy marriage to a handsome, successful husband, a beautiful home in Charlotte, North Carolina, and three wonderful children. But it all comes crashing down around her the day she learns that her husband, James, has been living a lie - and has brought the family to financial ruin. Penniless and homeless, the Hobarts pack up what little they still possess and leave behind their golden life for good.

    Cathy says: "Feel good book!"
    "Predictable but worth reading during the holiday"
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    Would you listen to An Amish Christmas again? Why?

    I think this book is a good holiday read, reminding us of what is REALLY important in life.


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

    I would like less predictability, perhaps a twist or two in the story rather than so perfect.


    What about Cassandra Campbell’s performance did you like?

    The performance was excellent.


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

    True holiday meaning


    Any additional comments?

    I love audible, can not imagine what I did without it!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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