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Diana

Perris, CA, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Broken Harbor: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2348)
    Performance
    (2006)
    Story
    (1993)

    In Broken Harbor, all but one member of the Spain family lies dead, and it’s up to Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy to find out why. Mick must piece together why their house is full of cameras pointed at holes in the walls and how a nighttime intruder bypassed all the locks. Meanwhile, the town of Broken Harbor holds something else for Mick: disturbing memories of a childhood summer gone terribly wrong.

    Amazon Customer says: "Best in the Series"
    "better and better"
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    I read a lot of crime novels, I only read crime novels. Tana French paints a picture better than any I have read. You find a little movie playing in your head as you read. The character development is top notch. She doesn't try to let you know all about them all a once, there are surprises throughout. And the narrator, wow! This is where listening to a book is better than reading it. As a typical american I could never have put an Irish accent to the words, especially the slang phrases/words. I am actually dreaming in an Irish accent!

    I had recently found Tana French and listened to all the books in a short period of time, waiting impatiently for July 24th when Broken Harbor came out. I am sad to realize it will probably a while before her next great novel will grace us.

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • The Various Haunts of Men: A Simon Serrailler Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (280)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (237)

    A woman vanishes in the fog up on "the Hill", an area locally known for its tranquility and peace. The police are not alarmed; people usually disappear for their own reasons. But when a young girl, an old man, and even a dog disappear, no one can deny that something untoward is happening in this quiet town. Young policewoman Freya Graffham is assigned to the case; she's new to the job, compassionate, inquisitive, and dedicated to the task of unraveling the mystery behind this gruesome sequence of events.

    karen says: "Best of the best...."
    "THANK BLOODY HELL IT'S OVER"
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    Performance
    Story

    I started this book 3 times. this is one book I think is maybe better read than listened to so you can flip back the pages and figure out whats going on. That's hard in audio. There were lots of characters, you don't hear from them for an hour or even more, then you go "wait who is this, is this a new character oh yeah its so and so'. This is called the Simon Serrailler Series-having started with this one because it's the first- you would expect a series named after a character would have that character in it- a lot-right?

    If you are into naturopathic/homeopathic medicine you wont like this book. It's the typical allopathic rhetoric that they are trained to lam-blast from med school 101.

    The only thing this book had going for it was the narrator. Don't think I have listened to him before but thought he was marvelous and look forward to listening to him again, just not in this series.

    There wasn't anything left at the end of this book that made me want to pick up the next one. There is no character development of Simon, you know more about his sister. You like the copper / investigator Nathan better than Simon.

    Any way so glad I can finally take it out of my iphone library and start something better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Event in Autumn: A Kurt Wallander Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Henning Mankell
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    After nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change. He is taken with a certain old farmhouse, perfectly situated in a quiet countryside with a charming, overgrown garden. There he finds the skeletal hand of a corpse in a shallow grave. Wallander's investigation takes him deep into the history of the house and the land, until finally the shocking truth about a long-buried secret is brought to light.

    Diana says: "How nice to revisit Kurt Wallander"
    "How nice to revisit Kurt Wallander"
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    Some of my favorite books ever were Kurt Wallander novels. It was sad to let him go in The Troubled Man.

    I saw this novel realized with Kenneth Branagh on BBC Masterpiece Theatre I think it was, and remember thinking ' I don't remember reading this story'. I also remember looking it up and realizing it did not exist.

    What a wonderful surprise when I saw it in Audible, I purchased immediately and listened right away. I am just sorry it was so short.

    It was good to hear his grumpy retorts and his philosophy on life. To remember how he worked through the crime scenes.

    I just regret that it made me sad again to know there were no more to be listened to.

    Simon Vance was wonderful as always. I would listen to him read about garbage pick up.

    After the book is over There is a wonderful afterword by Henning Mankell telling about the inception of Wallander and the writing through his life. Make sure you listen all way to the end.

    "Bye Kurt"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Murder Bag

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Tony Parsons
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    Twenty years ago seven students became friends at their exclusive private school, Potter's Field. Now they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable. Detective Max Wolfe follows the bloody trail from the backstreets and bright lights of the city, to the darkest corners of the corridors of power. As the bodies pile up, Max finds he is fighting not only for justice, but for his own life....

    Charles Atkinson says: "Can a narrator make a good book great?"
    "THERE SHOULD BE MORE THAN 5 STARS FOR THIS 1"
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    This is by far the best book I have read all year, maybe longer. And I can't say enough about Colin Mace. What a pleasure to listen to. This is one of those books that when you finish you have to digest. You can't go into your library and start another one right up.

    Some one else's review made mention of no real gore or vulgarity, they were correct. The crime scenes were so well written you didn't the gore.

    There was a point when I 'figured out' at least part mystery/crime but then you think you have the whole story and wham there is a twist I did not see coming.

    Love the father/daughter/dog relationship. It's heartwarming.

    And Colin Mace - WOW not sure I have listened to him before but I would seek out others that he has read. The different accents were wonderful, transition flawless, and just his voice-perfect.

    I hope this becomes a series!!!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    Overall
    (1222)
    Performance
    (744)
    Story
    (742)

    In this, their first adventure, Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of Madison, a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters.

    Maggie says: "Great entertainment!"
    "Some funny moments, several flaws"
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    This was just an OK book. As a multiple dog owner all my 59 years, used to work for a vet, used to show & breed, work with rescues, etc, I found several things I would consider flaws. the one that bugged me the most was the shelter scene. What dog shelter doesn't immediately scan a dog for a microchip! this book takes place in current times and I don't even know a vet office that doesn't check. Then.... Chet should have been micro-chipped. Hence Bernie should have called out the shelter people for not scanning Chet the minute he arrived. He was a police dog in training and as far as my acquaintances in law enforcement tell me the minute a dog/puppy is taken in to the training program they would be micro-chipped. There were just so many dog owner errors in this book, it really bothered me. Including the feeding, don't get me started. I finished this book only to see how it actually wrapped up. I am also just getting tired of so many characters, smart characters, not catching on. At least the author made Susie, the reporter, quick on the ball!. Don't think I will listen the others in the series though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Get Back Jack: Hunt For Jack Reacher, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Diane Capri
    • Narrated By Kelley Hazen Storyteller Productions
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar’s off-the-books assignment leads them to the surviving members of Jack Reacher’s elite military unit. Five years ago, Reacher sorted and destroyed a team of arms dealers before he moved on. But he made mistakes. Now, his bad luck and trouble legacy plunges Otto and Gaspar into the minefield of a grudge war between Reacher’s fearless old friends and chilling new enemies.

    M Stein says: "EDGE OF YOUR SEAT STORY/ KICKASS NARRATION"
    "This Series Just Gets Worse"
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    go read my reviews on 1,2,3, in the series. The first book was hopeful as you thought it really was going to be a search for Reacher-wrong- lousy, stupid FBI agents. As one reviewer on amazon put it ' Diane Capri Don't Know Jack'! Its hard to believe that Lee Child allows this raping of character.

    I got an hour and 39 minutes into this one and threw up my hands. I cant listen anymore. Now Gaspar, who has had a hard-on for Reacher since the beginning has down a total about face-for no reason at all. Not a slow I have realized I was wrong approach , just a plain about face.

    And the narrators voice just gets worse too. Her voice of Gaspar has been grating since the beginning and now it seems to have filtered over to Otto.

    The story seems to go now where, hardly about searching for Reacher at all. I am going to go get my credit back!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jack and Kill: Hunt For Jack Reacher (Short Story #2)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • By Diane Capri
    • Narrated By Storyteller Productions, Kelley Hazen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    #1 Amazon Bestseller Diane Capri returns! Suspenseful thrillers with more justice, less system. For fans of Lee Child, Jack Reacher, John Grisham and Michael Connelly!

    Diana says: "not as expected REVIEW FROM FIRST IN SERIES"
    "not as expected REVIEW FROM FIRST IN SERIES"
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    Can't just review this one, has to be whole series:

    Where to begin:

    Well it had to do with Jack Reacher so I had to get it - right?!

    Well this came out as an Ebook in 2012. I don't have a kindle but got in that format on my iphone, ever try to read a book on a 4s?! I got to about chapter 25 and realized I needed to re-read The Killing Floor. So I re-read TKF but never started the ebook again.

    Then audible got 4 of the 5 in this Hunt For Jack Reacher Series so of course I got all 4 at once. the list is a bit confusing so go to Capris site for the order. Its book, short story, short story, book.

    Unless you have a perfect memory you will have to re-read all the Reacher books to follow this series-stop right there-finish my review then consider. (well thats what I thought initially-at least re-read TKF)

    I of course remembered TKF-Margrave, Joe, Roscoe, Blind Blake-but the details no.

    So now lets start with The Hunt for our friend Jack: 2 FBI agents are tasked with finding Reacher. They are given a vague reason: needing him for a special project. As is typical in many books and tv/film these FBI agents, especially Gaspar, are narrow minded-one track mind kind of agents. They see Reachers stats: 6'5" & 250, off the grid since 1997 etc. and think the worst. They must be after him because he's a bad guy , a fugitive.

    I had to step back for a moment and pretend I didn't know Reacher-what would I think. I used to be an investigator so i felt i could do that, but yet with that vague description and knowing he ran a special investigative unit in the military police I still wouldn't have assumed the worst. But Gaspar, well you get the idea that I don't like him at all. Kim Otto is a tad, and only a tad more receptive to an alternative.

    Any way back to The Killing Floor, you probably should re-read it. So Otto & Gaspar start in Margrave where you expect them to start when looking for Reacher. The story is OK, it feeds you answers slowly, frustratingly. I mean come on Roscoe just cough up the info. Interesting supposition is brought up - one that many of us Reacher fans have probably thought of throughout the Reacher series (sorry no spoilers here :) Anyway 8 hours later and you are into #2 which is a short story ( exactly 1 hour long) Jack In The Box. Here is where if you are like me, a die hard Reacher fan, the disappointment sets in. Susan Duffy (from #7 Persuader) comes in at the end.

    You would think-assume from the series name that the search will take you from the Killing Floor to Die Trying Chicago to Montana) to Trip Wire (Key West to New York)......you get the picture. But you would be wrong. Jack in the Box is mainly about back ground on Otto it seems. Some file searching and meeting and that's it. Susan Duffy makes another brief appearance. Then it's on to Jack and Kill and to Virginia. A drone has captured Reacher-must have been looking for him. The kidnapper nanny's car has cameras in it (really). The surveillance equipment info seems a bit far-fetched but .... So we have skipped 15-16 years of what I expected to be following Reacher through his adventures, to Reacher being Reacher rescuing a woman. Needless to say I am disappointed.

    So it's on to Get Back Jack, #4 and a book (8+ hours this time). And at least we are getting into some old friends NAMES ONLY for now- Neagley, Dixon, and ever so briefly mentions his buddies from Bad Luck and Trouble (Sanchez, Franz, Orozco, Swan).

    There is a #5 jack in the Green, which as of 8-12-14 is not on Audible. But it ventures to Florida and starts to combine with Capri's other series Hunt for Justice. Since the new Reacher book isnt due until September and sounds like Reacher goes to France and not Tampa. So where is Capri's Hunt for Jack Reacher going? Wouldn't the 2 authors wind up having Reacher in the same place, not venturing off in two different directions? Maybe I am missing something (feel free to straighten me out - PLEASE) After all Reacher is Lee Child's character. Well anyway..... I will continue to read but its not what I was hoping for.

    Oh and narrator, well her interpretation of Gaspar's voice is terrible, I mean terrible. She shouldn't tried to do a male voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jack in a Box: The Hunt For Jack Reacher Series, Short Story 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr)
    • By Diane Capri
    • Narrated By Kelley Hazen, Storyteller Productions
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (32)

    FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar have received a special off-the-books assignment: build a secret file on Jack Reacher. In this short story, Otto and Gaspar reveal a bit of themselves as they make every effort to put Jack in a Box using legal means John Grisham fans admire. Lee Child and Jack Reacher fans know that no one boxes with Jack and lives to tell about it. Will Otto and Gaspar be the first to succeed where so many have failed?

    Tina says: "TERRIFIC but realize it's a 'short story'"
    "Review from first in series"
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    hard to review just this one without taking in the others so......

    Where to begin:

    Well it had to do with Jack Reacher so I had to get it - right?!

    Well this came out as an Ebook in 2012. I don't have a kindle but got in that format on my iphone, ever try to read a book on a 4s?! I got to about chapter 25 and realized I needed to re-read The Killing Floor. So I re-read TKF but never started the ebook again.

    Then audible got 4 of the 5 in this Hunt For Jack Reacher Series so of course I got all 4 at once. the list is a bit confusing so go to Capris site for the order. Its book, short story, short story, book.

    Unless you have a perfect memory you will have to re-read all the Reacher books to follow this series-stop right there-finish my review then consider. (well thats what I thought initially-at least re-read TKF)

    I of course remembered TKF-Margrave, Joe, Roscoe, Blind Blake-but the details no.

    So now lets start with The Hunt for our friend Jack: 2 FBI agents are tasked with finding Reacher. They are given a vague reason: needing him for a special project. As is typical in many books and tv/film these FBI agents, especially Gaspar, are narrow minded-one track mind kind of agents. They see Reachers stats: 6'5" & 250, off the grid since 1997 etc. and think the worst. They must be after him because he's a bad guy , a fugitive.

    I had to step back for a moment and pretend I didn't know Reacher-what would I think. I used to be an investigator so i felt i could do that, but yet with that vague description and knowing he ran a special investigative unit in the military police I still wouldn't have assumed the worst. But Gaspar, well you get the idea that I don't like him at all. Kim Otto is a tad, and only a tad more receptive to an alternative.

    Any way back to The Killing Floor, you probably should re-read it. So Otto & Gaspar start in Margrave where you expect them to start when looking for Reacher. The story is OK, it feeds you answers slowly, frustratingly. I mean come on Roscoe just cough up the info. Interesting supposition is brought up - one that many of us Reacher fans have probably thought of throughout the Reacher series (sorry no spoilers here :) Anyway 8 hours later and you are into #2 which is a short story ( exactly 1 hour long) Jack In The Box. Here is where if you are like me, a die hard Reacher fan, the disappointment sets in. Susan Duffy (from #7 Persuader) comes in at the end.

    You would think-assume from the series name that the search will take you from the Killing Floor to Die Trying Chicago to Montana) to Trip Wire (Key West to New York)......you get the picture. But you would be wrong. Jack in the Box is mainly about back ground on Otto it seems. Some file searching and meeting and that's it. Susan Duffy makes another brief appearance. Then it's on to Jack and Kill and to Virginia. A drone has captured Reacher-must have been looking for him. The kidnapper nanny's car has cameras in it (really). The surveillance equipment info seems a bit far-fetched but .... So we have skipped 15-16 years of what I expected to be following Reacher through his adventures, to Reacher being Reacher rescuing a woman. Needless to say I am disappointed.

    So it's on to Get Back Jack, #4 and a book (8+ hours this time). And at least we are getting into some old friends NAMES ONLY for now- Neagley, Dixon, and ever so briefly mentions his buddies from Bad Luck and Trouble (Sanchez, Franz, Orozco, Swan).

    There is a #5 jack in the Green, which as of 8-12-14 is not on Audible. But it ventures to Florida and starts to combine with Capri's other series Hunt for Justice. Since the new Reacher book isnt due until September and sounds like Reacher goes to France and not Tampa. So where is Capri's Hunt for Jack Reacher going? Wouldn't the 2 authors wind up having Reacher in the same place, not venturing off in two different directions? Maybe I am missing something (feel free to straighten me out - PLEASE) After all Reacher is Lee Child's character. Well anyway..... I will continue to read but its not what I was hoping for.

    Oh and narrator, well her interpretation of Gaspar's voice is terrible, I mean terrible. She shouldn't tried to do a male voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Know Jack: The Hunt For Reacher Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Diane Capri
    • Narrated By StorytellerProductions, Kelley Hazen
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (52)

    It's been a while since we first met Lee Child's Jack Reacher in Killing Floor. Fifteen years and sixteen novels later, Reacher still lives off the grid, until trouble finds him, and then he does whatever it takes, much to the delight of listeners and the dismay of villains. Now someone big is looking for him. Who? And why? Hunting Jack Reacher is a dangerous business, as FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are about to find out.

    Harry Boyle says: "I maybe in the minority but I liked the concept"
    "Don't Assume You Know SERIES of 4 REVIEW"
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    Performance
    Story

    Where to begin:

    Well it had to do with Jack Reacher so I had to get it - right?!

    Well this came out as an Ebook in 2012. I don't have a kindle but got in that format on my iphone, ever try to read a book on a 4s?! I got to about chapter 25 and realized I needed to re-read The Killing Floor. So I re-read TKF but never started the ebook again.

    Then audible got 4 of the 5 in this Hunt For Jack Reacher Series so of course I got all 4 at once. the list is a bit confusing so go to Capris site for the order. Its book, short story, short story, book.

    Unless you have a perfect memory you will have to re-read all the Reacher books to follow this series-stop right there-finish my review then consider. (well thats what I thought initially-at least re-read TKF)

    I of course remembered TKF-Margrave, Joe, Roscoe, Blind Blake-but the details no.

    So now lets start with The Hunt for our friend Jack: 2 FBI agents are tasked with finding Reacher. They are given a vague reason: needing him for a special project. As is typical in many books and tv/film these FBI agents, especially Gaspar, are narrow minded-one track mind kind of agents. They see Reachers stats: 6'5" & 250, off the grid since 1997 etc. and think the worst. They must be after him because he's a bad guy , a fugitive.

    I had to step back for a moment and pretend I didn't know Reacher-what would I think. I used to be an investigator so i felt i could do that, but yet with that vague description and knowing he ran a special investigative unit in the military police I still wouldn't have assumed the worst. But Gaspar, well you get the idea that I don't like him at all. Kim Otto is a tad, and only a tad more receptive to an alternative.

    Any way back to The Killing Floor, you probably should re-read it. So Otto & Gaspar start in Margrave where you expect them to start when looking for Reacher. The story is OK, it feeds you answers slowly, frustratingly. I mean come on Roscoe just cough up the info. Interesting supposition is brought up - one that many of us Reacher fans have probably thought of throughout the Reacher series (sorry no spoilers here :) Anyway 8 hours later and you are into #2 which is a short story ( exactly 1 hour long) Jack In The Box. Here is where if you are like me, a die hard Reacher fan, the disappointment sets in. Susan Duffy (from #7 Persuader) comes in at the end.

    You would think-assume from the series name that the search will take you from the Killing Floor to Die Trying Chicago to Montana) to Trip Wire (Key West to New York)......you get the picture. But you would be wrong. Jack in the Box is mainly about back ground on Otto it seems. Some file searching and meeting and that's it. Susan Duffy makes another brief appearance. Then it's on to Jack and Kill and to Virginia. A drone has captured Reacher-must have been looking for him. The kidnapper nanny's car has cameras in it (really). The surveillance equipment info seems a bit far-fetched but .... So we have skipped 15-16 years of what I expected to be following Reacher through his adventures, to Reacher being Reacher rescuing a woman. Needless to say I am disappointed.

    So it's on to Get Back Jack, #4 and a book (8+ hours this time). And at least we are getting into some old friends NAMES ONLY for now- Neagley, Dixon, and ever so briefly mentions his buddies from Bad Luck and Trouble (Sanchez, Franz, Orozco, Swan).

    There is a #5 jack in the Green, which as of 8-12-14 is not on Audible. But it ventures to Florida and starts to combine with Capri's other series Hunt for Justice. Since the new Reacher book isnt due until September and sounds like Reacher goes to France and not Tampa. So where is Capri's Hunt for Jack Reacher going? Wouldn't the 2 authors wind up having Reacher in the same place, not venturing off in two different directions? Maybe I am missing something (feel free to straighten me out - PLEASE) After all Reacher is Lee Child's character. Well anyway..... I will continue to read but its not what I was hoping for.

    Oh and narrator, well her interpretation of Gaspar's voice is terrible, I mean terrible. She shouldn't tried to do a male voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Ever Look Back: Buck Schatz, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Daniel Friedman
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Unforgettable protagonist BuckSchatz is back, and once again this 88-year-old retired Memphis cop refuses to go gently into that good night. Having sustained injuries in Don't Ever Get Old, Buck is living at a retirement home with his wife, and he's downright miserable being treated like the elderly person he is. But soon, Elijah, a man from his past, pays Buck a visit. Elijah offers Buck a tidy sum to do him a favor, and Buck is eager to close the book on a series of robberies that he could never solve. But things soon go downhill - way downhill.

    Diana says: "Just as good if not better than the first one"
    "Just as good if not better than the first one"
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    What a great book. Another adventure for Buck. I missed the involvement of his grandson. Tequila is in this one but not as much. I love the banter and especially the techie talk between them. Again the Jewish culture subtlety in spot on-not too much just the right amount and easily understood. And again so many laugh out loud moments-I know people were looking at funny, seemingly laughing at nothing.

    Again to the author: Buck could not have been quiet for 30 + years since retiring, no way. You better write a couple of prequels for us!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Don’t Ever Get Old

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Daniel Friedman
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    When Buck learns that an old adversary may have escaped Germany with a fortune in stolen gold, he decides to hunt down the fugitive and claim the loot. But lots of people want a piece of the stolen treasure, and Buck’s investigation quickly attracts unfriendly attention from a Mississippi loan shark, a seven-foot-tall Hasidic Jew, and a bloodthirsty maniac hell-bent on rubbing out everybody who knows anything about the stolen gold.

    Ronna says: "It's a "Buck Schatz"!! And it's great!!"
    "Not Just For the Geriatric Crowd"
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    Performance
    Story

    What a hoot! Gotta love this ole codger. I had a Jewish friends growing up and found that the woven-in Jewish terms and history and lifestyle were perfect. Easily understood to someone who has never known anyone Jewish. There are so many laugh out loud moments. I went on line and ordered the paperback for my 82 year mother. Like Buck she just doesn't get Google, at all. Every time we talk I have to reexplain twitter. When any of these modern day techie things are mentioned I immediately think of my mom.

    One question though to the author: where the hell has Buck been hiding since his retirement in what was it 1976?! You can't tell this was his first adventure into helping someone. There is no way whatsoever that this man has sat back quietly for 30+ years. You better write a couple of prequels for us Mr. Friedman!!!

    I went right to audible and bought the 2nd Buck book. Equally as good and maybe even funnier.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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