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  • Dermaphoria

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Craig Clevenger
    • Narrated By Craig Clevenger
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Bailed out of jail and holed up in a low-rent motel, amnesiac Eric Ashworth has only the memory of a woman’s name: Desiree. With steadily increasing doses of a strange new hallucinogen, Ashworth finds that the drug allows him to reassemble his past in broken fragments.

    George says: "nightmares"
    "nightmares"
    Overall

    If you are not having enough nightmares on your own, this book will help. It is an excruciating bad dream that achieves artfulness at a price.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Water: A Shetland Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Anne Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (85)

    When the body of a journalist is found, Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted from outside to head up the investigation. Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop, but his local knowledge is needed in this case, and he decides to help Willow. The dead journalist had left the islands years before to pursue his writing career. In his wake, he left a scandal involving a young girl. When Willow and Jimmy dig deeper, they realize that the journalist was chasing a story that many Shetlanders didn't want to come to the surface.

    Julie Jones says: "Atmospheric mystery"
    "Ethnic Character without Patronization"
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    What made the experience of listening to Dead Water the most enjoyable?

    The characters are a wonderful combination of unfamiliar customs and believable human qualities.


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

    Yes. The multiple perspectives by different police inspectors was intriguing.


    Which character – as performed by Kenny Blyth – was your favorite?

    Jimmy Perez


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

    Yes. Listened to it on a long drive.


    Any additional comments?

    Very well written. Author deserves her awards.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tech World: Undying Mercenaries, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By B.V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (845)
    Performance
    (788)
    Story
    (793)

    The Galactics arrived with their Battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spanned the Milky Way. Our only worthwhile trade goods are our infamous mercenary legions, elite troops we sell to the highest alien bidder. In the third book in the series, James McGill is deployed on another alien world. His third interstellar tour is different in every way. Rather than meeting up with a primitive society, this time he’s headed to an advanced world.

    D says: "Dying isn’t enough this time"
    "Lively Tale"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Good read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tech World?

    Corruption in the ranks. Discovery of way to interpret the locals.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The whole recovery from death thing is fascinating.


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

    nope


    Any additional comments?

    Good clean narrative.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Eight

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Katherine Neville
    • Narrated By Susan Denaker
    Overall
    (313)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (157)

    New York City, 1972: A dabbler in mathematics and chess, Catherine Velis is also a computer expert for a Big Eight accounting firm. Before heading off to a new assignment in Algeria, Cat has her palm read by a fortune-teller. The woman warns Cat of danger. Then an antiques dealer approaches Cat with a mysterious offer: He has an anonymous client who is trying to collect the pieces of an ancient chess service, purported to be in Algeria. If Cat can bring the pieces back, there will be a generous reward.

    Tango says: "Best Plot-Driven Novel I've Ever Read"
    "Not Even Close"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Eight better?

    A clear plan for the book.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Another author.


    What didn’t you like about Susan Denaker’s performance?

    No terrible given what had to work with.


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

    Half to two-thirds of the content.


    Any additional comments?

    Every popular historical figure that you can haul out? Really? Not a credit to the genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Worse Enemy: The Empire's Corps, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (214)

    Six months ago, Colonel Edward Stalker and his Marines were abandoned on Avalon, left to fend for themselves as the Empire withdrew from the Rim. Since then, Avalon has been isolated from the settled universe... until now. As a mysterious pirate organisation attempts to take over Avalon, the Marines find themselves struggling against a shadowy figure with dreams of power, while a young civilian is kidnapped and press-ganged into a pirate crew.

    George says: "Clear Story Line"
    "Clear Story Line"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does No Worse Enemy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a sound space adventure. Very enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Development of a good second book in the series. Builds upon the earlier work.


    Which character – as performed by Jeffrey Kafer – was your favorite?

    Jasmine.


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

    From military assignment to interstellar vision.


    Any additional comments?

    This book does not suffer from the shortcomings of many space adventures: too many characters, too much detail, too little plot. Congratulations on a good solid space adventure.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Chasm City

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1042)
    Performance
    (773)
    Story
    (777)

    The once-utopian Chasm City - a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet---has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. Now, with the entire city corrupted - from the people to the very buildings they inhabit---only the most wretched sort of existence remains. The stakes are raised when Tanner Mirabel's search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget.

    Tango says: "Enter Revelation Space HERE"
    "String of Short Stories?"
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from Alastair Reynolds and/or John Lee?

    Hesitant.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Alastair Reynolds again?

    Sure.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    If authors have odds and ends in the desk, they may not string together into a coherent book length work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A New Kind of War

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Anthony Price
    • Narrated By Dominic Mafham
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (12)

    A New Kind of War takes us back to the Greece and Germany of 1945 - as the old kind of war comes to its official end. Why has David Audley broken the British-Greek truce? And furthermore, why did his brigadier order his actions? Is it just coincidence that Audley is surprised near Delphi by Captain Fattorini of the Royal Engineers?As a result of that unfortunate encounter, Fattorini finds himself in occupied Germany as the newest member of TRR-2: a special intelligence unit engaged in a dangerous and brutal game.

    Cookie says: "just about the perfect book"
    "Obscure Period Piece"
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    Would you try another book from Anthony Price and/or Dominic Mafham?

    Not readily.


    What could Anthony Price have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Clearer, more focused character development.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Less switching between character voices without context. We are not all adept 1950ish English (British) speakers.


    What character would you cut from A New Kind of War?

    Several irrelevant British soldier personalities.


    Any additional comments?

    A period piece best suited for a specialist.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • StarFire: Vince Lombard, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Mike Lee
    • Narrated By Jason Brenizer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (222)
    Story
    (222)

    Captain Vince Lombard, G-Marine company commander, is tasked with tracking down a stray ship. The Alliance Military Ship StarFire has gone silent, and previous attempts to locate her have resulted in the loss of more ships. After two previous wars with xenospecies humanity bumped into while expanding into space, no one knows what might be the cause of StarFire's missing in action status.

    Robert says: "Good solid Sci-Fi"
    "Shifting Time Frame Works"
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    Story
    If you could sum up StarFire in three words, what would they be?

    clever space mystery


    What did you like best about this story?

    Vince Lombard character


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

    nope - first time


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

    ending


    Any additional comments?

    The switching time frames in the story line take a little getting used to but they are worth it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ark Royal

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1270)
    Performance
    (1177)
    Story
    (1182)

    Seventy years ago, the interstellar supercarrier Ark Royal was the pride of the Royal Navy. But now, her weapons are outdated and her solid-state armour nothing more than a burden on her colossal hull. She floats in permanent orbit near Earth, a dumping ground for the officers and crew the Royal Navy wishes to keep out of the public eye. But when a deadly alien threat appears, the modern starships built by humanity are no match for the powerful alien weapons.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Riveting military sci-fi"
    "Interesting Twist"
    Overall
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    Where does Ark Royal rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ark Royal is an interesting twist on the space shoot-em-up genre. Its heroes are an obsolete ship crewed by supposed low achieving personnel.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The ship Ark Royal herself was my favorite character because the key to her success was her age and quality of construction and maintenance.


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

    It could be. There was no hurrying the story, and that was a strength.


    Any additional comments?

    I plan to listen to the entire series.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Murder in Paradise: An Inspector Faro Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Alanna Knight
    • Narrated By Robbie MacNab
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    It's 1860, and Inspector Faro has been transported back to one of the darkest moment of his career - the chase of notorious Macheath from Scotland to the Kent countryside. A chance encounter with an old friend leads to Faro's sojourn in William Morris's Red House while he continues his search. The tranquillity is disrupted by a burglary at a nearby mansion; the young maid who discovered the break-in has disappeared.

    George says: "Robbie MacNab may have saved this one."
    "Robbie MacNab may have saved this one."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Murder in Paradise? What did you like least?

    The plot is slow moving, but so is rural British life in the mid-19th Century. However even at that, the young Inspector Faro is a pretty dull and unimaginative hero. There are a couple of interesting little plot twists, but overall the book is a snoozer.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The hero certainly in no Sherlock Holmes, and he has to be bailed out.


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

    Now this is clearly the book's strength. I have listened with pleasure to Robbie MacNab interpret everything from medieval village life to contemporary murder mysteries. He is by far the most gifted narrator that I have come across in years of enjoying audio books.


    Was Murder in Paradise worth the listening time?

    Yes, for the pleasure of listening to Robbie MacNab.


    Any additional comments?

    I understand why so few of the books in this author's series have been recorded.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Truth Dare Kill: A Creme De La Crime Period Piece

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Gordon Ferris
    • Narrated By Robbie MacNab
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Danny McRae has set up as a private investigator - what else is a demobbed SOE agent to do now that the war is over? Elegant, upper-class Kate Graveney has made a shocking admission, and Danny needs to get her off the hook. It's a struggle. The head injury that gouged his memory of an entire mission to France also gives him blackouts.

    George says: "Robbie MacNab is a Delight"
    "Robbie MacNab is a Delight"
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    Would you listen to Truth Dare Kill again? Why?

    Yes. A complicated but interesting plot.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Truth Dare Kill?

    The accounts of post-WWII shock therapy and psychiatric treatment are memorable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The phantom (illusion) friend distracts the Bad Cop.


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

    Post Traumatic Stress shaped lives in the 1940s.


    Any additional comments?

    At many points in the novel, I felt that I had hold of real literature.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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