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Riverview, FL, United States | Member Since 2007

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 ratings
  • 366 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2015

  • Die Trying: Jack Reacher, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jonathan McClain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When a woman is kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's kidnapped with her. Chained together and racing across America toward an unknown destination, they're at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom. Because Reacher's female companion is worth more than he imagines. Now he has to save them both - from the inside out - or die trying....

    Kevin says: "Story was interesting but sooooo drawn out"
    "Story was interesting but sooooo drawn out"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It took Reacher over 10 hours in this audio before he started to defending himself. This became very irritating after awhile. Parts of the plot were just not credible enough i.e. A person on the way to blow up people, the good guys know of four possible cities for the bomb, yet they tell no one so they can get assistance looking in all all locations but instead they guess where he's going. That's irresponsable and really stupid!

    Would you recommend Die Trying to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes with a lot of caveats.

    Any additional comments?

    The story was good and compelled me to spend the time to finish it but it took so long for the good guys to start fighting back, the book was actually putting me in a bad mood. I really like Jack Reachers character but I am not sure I want to read more in the series.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Fever Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen's tragic death, only to make a stunning - and dreadful - discovery. Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead...and why?

    Snoodely says: "Intelligent, spooky thriller"
    "If you like Pendergast, you will love this!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    For me anytime Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston collaborate on a story, its always good. This book is no exception. I think the few negative reviews on this book are mostly from people who started the series with this book, and didn't get the whole picture. Pendergast is simply a great mix of intellect and bad ass, somewhere between Sherlock Holmes and James Bond (with out the high tech gadgets). I do wish they would make a movie of this series. If they did he could become the our next movie hero like Bond or Indian Jones. I loved it!

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

    He adds the perfect vintage accents that really help define Pendergast and his character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Middle of Nowhere: A Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Mystery #7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Ridley Pearson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The "blue flu" has struck the Seattle Police Force and the majority of officers are on an unofficial strike. Overworked and understaffed, detective Lou Boldt is committed to remaining on the job no matter what. But when a string of robberies and the brutal near-murder of a female cop descend on the city, the pressure of being a nearly one-man operation threatens Boldt's psyche and his marriage.

    Snoodely says: "Intricate plotting"
    "Had potential but this book was just OK for me"

    The plot was pretty good and the story moved along well enough to keep me listening. The narrator was adequate but it did take a little while to get used to his monotone voice. What really got annoying was the continued ways that the main suspect kept miraculously getting out of grasp of Lou Bolt (the main detective). After a while all the silly mistakes, misfortunate events, and bad decisions from the police officers became kind of silly and I felt like I was stuck in ground hogs day. Other than that, the characters were likeable and the ending was satisfying. Overall the book was ok. If you have a few credits to spare and can't find anything else I would say go for it, but I am not going to race right out to grab another Ridley Pearson book. I'll keep looking for something better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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