You no longer follow RM

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow RM

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

RM

Book Lover

Wildwood, Missouri, United States | Member Since 2005

9
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 6 reviews
  • 161 ratings
  • 1092 titles in library
  • 39 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Dourado

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By David Wood
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (29)

    A sunken treasure. An ancient Biblical artifact. A mystery as old as humankind. On January 25, 1829, the Portuguese brig Dourado sank off the coast of Indonesia, losing its cargo of priceless treasures from the Holy Land. One of these lost relics holds the key to an ancient mystery. But someone does not want this treasure to come to light.

    Teresa says: "Action Packed Thriller"
    "Just OK"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Dourado? What did you like least?

    This is an adventure story that reminds me of James Rollins books. As unbelievable as his books are, this one is even more unbelievable and not as well written.


    Would you recommend Dourado to your friends? Why or why not?

    If you like adventures, any adventure, then listen to this book. Otherwise, skip it. There is nothing special about it.


    What didn’t you like about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance?

    The narrator was totally flat. His delivery had no excitement, no real change for characters. I think he was trying to mimic what he imagined a tough navy seal might sound like. Instead, he was just boring.


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

    NO.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zero Day

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2817)
    Performance
    (2345)
    Story
    (2339)

    From David Baldacci - the modern master of the thriller and number-one worldwide best-selling novelist - comes a new hero: a lone Army Special Agent taking on the toughest crimes facing the nation. John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigative Division. His father was an Army fighting legend, and his brother is serving a life sentence for treason in a federal military prison. Puller has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable drive to find the truth.

    Steve says: "There will be more of Puller ...."
    "Story OK, Narration Not So Much"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'll be totally honest. I did NOT finish this book. I had noticed that two people were listed as narrators, but did not realize how it would sound. The story appeared interesting (Jack Reacher clone), but as soon as the woman's voice started, I was done. I realize it's a personal preference, but the abrupt switch from one voice to another was just so distracting that I didn't focus on the story. One or the other voice would have been acceptable, just not both. I'll be more careful. I may read the book, instead, but don't know if I want to buy it a second time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Terminal City

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Linda Fairstein
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (122)

    With her newest Alexandra Cooper novel, Terminal City, New York Times best-selling author Linda Fairstein delivers another breakneck thriller that captures the essence of New York City - its glamour, its possibilities, and its endless capacity for darkness. Linda Fairstein is well-known for illuminating the dark histories in many of New York's forgotten corners - and sometimes in the city's most popular landmarks. In Terminal City, Fairstein turns her attention to one of New York's most iconic structures - Grand Central Terminal.

    Joanne says: "Truly disappointing"
    "Beginning to Lose Interest"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I've listened to every one of the books in this series and generally liked them. Linda Fairstein always chooses some part of NYC to focus on, imparting tons of information that most people wouldn't know. I like that part. Though I no longer live outside New York, I enjoy learning about that great city. However (there's always a however in reviews), the story lines seem a bit extreme, though usually based on some real life incidents. When the series began, I always wondered why Alexandra never got together with her sometime partner, Mike. Now that they seem to be moving closer, I'm actually uncomfortable with it - go figure. Guess I changed my mind about their chemistry. I'm not exactly looking forward to the next book to see where this pairing leads.

    My last comment is about the narrator. I've always loved Barbara Rosenblatt, especially her reading of the Amelia Peabody series. However, the longer I listen to her as Alex Cooper, the more it feels that this character is a 60 year old dowager. Her interpretation is just grating. Her men's voices are great though her over-exaggerated Brooklyn accent for Mike makes him sound like a stereotype.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Heir of Sea and Fire: Riddle-Master Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patricia A. McKillip
    • Narrated By Fiona Walsh
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (90)

    By the vow of her father and her own desire, Raederle was pledged to Morgon, Riddle-Master of Hed. But a year had passed since Morgon disappeared on his search for the High One at Erlenstar Mountain, and rumors claimed he was dead. Raederle set out to learn the truth for herself, though her small gift of magic seemed too slight for the perils she must face. The quest led through strange lands and dangerous adventures. Only her growing powers enabled her at last to reach Erlenstar Mountain.

    Daniel says: "Best Series I've Ever Read! Terrible narrator!"
    "Great Book, Awful Narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    McKillip continues the story of Morgan of Hed through the eyes of other characters, most notably, the woman he is supposed to marry, Raderle. As with the first book in the series, the story sucks you in. However, no matter how I tried to ignore the annoying narrator, it was very difficult. Her voice is fairly pleasant, but I can not get past her ignorance of the proper pronunciation of just about every name in the book. You'd think she'd listen to the first book to get some ideas. Every time she read "the Prince of Hed" as "the Prince of Heed", I wanted to bring her into my reading class and teach her the difference between long and short vowels. I recommend that you read the second book in the series and skip this recording. I'm looking forward to the third book, when Simon Prebble takes over the narration again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Riddle-Master of Hed: Riddle-Master Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Patricia A. McKillip
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (135)

    Long ago, the wizards had vanished from the world, and all knowledge was left hidden in riddles. Morgon, prince of the simple farmers of Hed, proved himself a master of such riddles when he staked his life to win a crown from the dead Lord of Aum.But now ancient, evil forces were threatening him. Shape changers began replacing friends until no man could be trusted. So Morgon was forced to flee to hostile kingdoms, seeking the High One who ruled from mysterious Erlenstar Mountain.Beside him went Deth, the High One's Harper. Ahead lay strange encounters and terrifying adventures.

    John says: "Riddle master of Hed"
    "Terrific Trilogy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Great writing and terrific characters. You can see the influence of other fantasies, but McKillip goes her own way in a really engaging manner. The narrator was wonderful.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Death du Jour: A Temperance Brennan Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Bonnie Hurren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (200)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (179)

    Dr. Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist for the Province of Quebec, digs for a corpse where Sister Elisabeth Nicolet, dead for over a century and now a candidate for sainthood, should be lying in her grave. A strange, small coffin, buried in the recesses of a decaying church, holds the first clue to the cloistered nun's fate. The puzzle surrounding Sister Elisabeth Nicolet's life and death provides a welcome contrast to discoveries at a burning chalet, where scorched and twisted bodies await Tempe's professional expertise.

    RM says: "Disappointing"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I generally like Temperance Brennan books and have wondered why this one wasn't available. I was so happy when I saw it added to Audible's list. However, this was not one of Reich's best efforts. The story dragged and I finished it, mostly because I stubbornly wanted to listen to every book in the series.


    Would you recommend Death du Jour to your friends? Why or why not?

    Sure. It isn't awful and if you like Temperance, you want to know how her story develops over time.


    What didn’t you like about Bonnie Hurren’s performance?

    Horrible voice, horrible delivery. I hated her narration so much that it distracted me from the story. There is no consistency in this series. Many different narrators, some great, some like this one, just awful.


    Was Death du Jour worth the listening time?

    Yes. Only because I like the series.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.