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Diana

Perris, CA, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • 75 reviews
  • 192 ratings
  • 465 titles in library
  • 13 purchased in 2015
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  • The Forgotten

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2816)
    Performance
    (2366)
    Story
    (2387)

    Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case - but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

    Cris says: "Better than Other Recent Releases"
    "Really liking PULLER"
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    Engaging story about the horrific practice of human trafficking. No clue if these scenarios actually exist but they are more than plausible. I am really getting to like Puller. I like fictional characters that we can follow in a series: Childs' Reacher, Cornwells' Scarpetta, etc. Looking forward to the Puller adventure.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Trail

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (228)

    Former game warden Pickett is now a special agent reporting directly to the governor. With someone targeting elk hunters, Pickett must head off a potentially deadly showdown when a flamboyant anti-hunting activist rolls in to town.

    Kelly says: "Box and Chandler -- another hit!"
    "I have never been disappointed with Joe Pickett"
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    I enjoy every JP novel. THis one had me more on the edge of my seat then the others. Always make sure you start at the beginning of the series as there are always incidents that relate back to a previous book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9756)
    Performance
    (8169)
    Story
    (8168)

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "Twist after Twist-Definitely a great read"
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    As Rachel's memory comes back in pieces so appears the twists. Literally up to the last 10-15 minutes you aren't sure if there will another twist or not-if the truth will come out or be twisted away. The 3 narrators did a pretty good. It was easy to distinguish between the characters. Highly recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (482)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (198)

    A 12-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of northern Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder - four men who know exactly who the children are, and where their desperate mother is waiting patiently by the phone for news of her children's fate.

    Holly Helscher says: "Interesting Mystery"
    "Not Joe Pickett but still a great read"
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    Would you listen to Blue Heaven again? Why?

    probably not. it was good but not that good


    What did you like best about this story?

    the last 90 minutes


    Which character – as performed by John Bedford Lloyd – was your favorite?

    Jess


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

    no clue


    Any additional comments?

    The last 90 minutes would have been a page turner if I was actually reading. What bothered me the most was the hispanic accent on both the latino cops. Not everyone latino has an accent. just like all irish don't speak with an accent. seemed a bit much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tomb: Repairman Jack #1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By F. Paul Wilson
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (456)
    Performance
    (359)
    Story
    (362)

    Much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, Gia, Repairman Jack doesn't deal with electronic appliances. He fixes situations for people, often putting himself in deadly danger. His latest project is recovering a stolen necklace, which carries with it an ancient curse that may unleash a horde of Bengali demons. Jack is used to danger, but this time Gia's daughter Vicky is threatened. Can Jack overcome the curse of the yellow necklace and bring Vicky safely back home?

    Elena says: "Pretty good story"
    "The Librarians & Warehouse 13 Meet jack Reacher"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    NO not really. I was intrigued at first. Other listeners were comparing Repairman Jack to jack Reacher who stayed in one place. Then entered Indian (not native american but country of India) mythology. Now I like mythology when I want to about it. I thought this was a basic suspense thriller. I was surprised when the creatures showed up and magic necklaces that heal and keep you young. I contacted the author to ask if this mythology type stuff is in every book-and he said "the larger arcs def have a fantastic / mythic element" . I may check out the 2nd in the series when and if it comes on sale but I won't a credit on it


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Back to my usual crime suspense thrillers Like Joe Pickett, Harry Bosch, Longmire, Kay Scarpetta, Harry Hole, Dept Q, King & Maxwell, Authors: Stuart Neville, Adrian McKinty, Karin Slaughter, Tana French


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

    I never listened to anything he has read before I would like to in the future, He was great at swtiching voices, good inflection, pleasing tone


    Was The Tomb worth the listening time?

    not in my opinion. other reviews made a comment I agree with: don't think too much. Very true. There were many flaws, meaning you are just getting to know Repairman Jack and you are pretty sure how he is going to react to something and he totally misses it-doesnt even occur to him-like he had a brain fart or senior moment. And you find yourself talking to book- Definitely don't think about it-its not worth your effort.


    Any additional comments?

    It might make an interesting TV movie like on the SyFy channel but not big screen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4597)
    Performance
    (4094)
    Story
    (4096)

    LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

    Jacqueline says: "Gripping Page Turner!!"
    "Great Sweet Story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, especially if they are a dog person or a veteran or a cop.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the facts about the olfactory senses of a dog. How they are a permanent memory like we humans remembering the colour orange. I also liked the descriptor of how Maggie didn't understand certain things but 'knew' what they meant by the demeanor, smell and tone of voice of her leader. I think what moved me most was that Scott wanted in the k=9 unit so he could be alone and not have ' a partner'- but soon learned that his K-9 partner was as much if not more of a partner than a human. That the leash was more like a nerve running between dog and handler.


    Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

    Maggie


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

    Pack - is Everything. Alpha Happy, Pack Happy.


    Any additional comments?

    Would be nice to know if there is a way to train these Military or police dogs to allow 'friendlies' like the paramedics to approach their alpha/masters when they are injured-like a specific command word that would make the dog allow them to help.

    I started this book when I first downloaded it and was so upset within the 20 minutes thinking that maggie the Military War Dog had been killed, that I stopped listening. About a year later I decided to give it another try and very pleased that I did. Worth the read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2425)
    Performance
    (2134)
    Story
    (2145)

    John Puller's older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller takes on the burden of bringing his brother in to face justice. But Puller quickly discovers that there are others pursuing his brother, who only see Robert as a traitor and are unconcerned if he survives.

    P. Minor says: "Written for a movie script"
    "Good to get the Robert Puller side of the story"
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    Really enjoyed that finally the Robert Pullers story gets told. The narrator made at least 2 errors. When Puller is talking to Knox and talks about his friend whose name I now can't remember he calls that friend Knox.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Final Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stuart Neville
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (184)

    Rea Carlisle has inherited a house from an uncle she never knew. It doesn't take her long to clear out the dead man's remaining possessions, but one room remains stubbornly locked. When Rea finally forces it open, she discovers inside a chair, a table - and a leather-bound book, its pages filled with locks of hair, fingernails: a catalogue of victims. Horrified, Rea wants to go straight to the police but her family intervenes, fearing that scandal will mar her politician father's public image.

    Barbara says: "My last Neville"
    "Worth the wait to come to the US market"
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    I waited months for this to come to the Us Audible site. worth the wait.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • In Plain Sight: A Joe Pickett Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (314)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (240)

    C. J. Box has won a host of awards, including the Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry. In Plain Sight sees game warden Joe Pickett's life take a turn for the worse after millionaire Opal Scarlett goes missing. As Pickett discovers more and more disturbing truths, it becomes clear that someone wants the dogged game warden to keep his nose out of the investigation.

    Amazon Customer says: "Raw & Real"
    "Never disappoints!"
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    Would you listen to In Plain Sight again? Why?

    probably, because a good book is always worth another read. Some times I am out of credits and books so I choose to go back re-listen to certain authors- CJ Box's Joe Pickett would be one of those. I am still going through the series right now though


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jakes return


    Which character – as performed by David Chandler – was your favorite?

    I like all of them but just love Jake.


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

    You never know when more family is going to show up


    Any additional comments?

    should have seen the river bank/Opal thing coming- i was off my game! As always David Chandler is the voice for these books - please don't ever change narrators

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Burning Room

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Titus Welliver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1953)
    Performance
    (1747)
    Story
    (1731)

    In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not up to par"
    "Great Bosch - sort of miss Len Cariou"
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    Great bosch story, like his new probie Soto, looking forward to the next installment. I miss Len Cariou as the narrator a bit. When Welliver is voicing Harry he is spot on but when he is narrating back ground or thoughts he's kind of monotone, hard to describe. With Welliver portraying Bosch in the new series on Amazon Prime its nice he have his voice as Harry in the books, he just needs to work a bit on the background voicing. This comes from someone who only listens to books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Places: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
    Overall
    (5978)
    Performance
    (5008)
    Story
    (5035)

    Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

    Charles says: "Dark Places Indeed..."
    "Most Disturbing depessing Book I have ever read"
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    What is the saying "you need a license to own a dog but anyone can have children". You know this is fiction but you also know there are people like this out there. Makes me wonder about the mind of the author. You definitely won't figure it out but you think you will have done so several times. I wish I liked rom/coms or something.

    The writing is great, the narration spot on. Just have a happy place to go after you read it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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