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Judy

Granny Judi

College Point, NY, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 8 reviews
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  • 69 purchased in 2014
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  • A Winter Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (62)

    Joe is forced out of the family business by his jealous siblings. Moving on to another company, he soon becomes chief advisor to the CEO. But when the economy turns, Joe's siblings need his help to save the family business. Based on the Old Testament story about Joseph and the coat of many colors and including a love story, A Winter Dream can be embraced for its message of forgiveness by believers and nonbelievers alike.

    Susan says: "Full of heart, emotional depth & wisdom"
    "Excellent Listen."
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    What made the experience of listening to A Winter Dream the most enjoyable?

    Love - tolerance - wisdom!


    What other book might you compare A Winter Dream to and why?

    Winter Garden by Kristen Hannah


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

    Not that I can remember.


    If you could take any character from A Winter Dream out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Probably each of them at different times - only because I feel everyone at one time or another finds themselves experiencing similar situations ( falling on either side.)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Those Who Wish Me Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Michael Koryta
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (98)

    When 13-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he's plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare. The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him.

    Janice says: "Fire on the Mountain"
    "What a ride!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes because it is so action packed and not predictable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All the neatly placed revelations.


    Which character – as performed by Robert Petkoff – was your favorite?

    Hannah - the fire park ranger.


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

    During the fire storm - the care that Hannah took to make sure her charges were going to survive.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have read Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's "Thunderhead" - you will enjoy this!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Gray Man

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3842)
    Performance
    (2860)
    Story
    (2837)

    Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

    Jason Spencer says: "Action packed, edge of your seat "page-turner""
    "Action packed!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Fantastic action better than any movie! The characters are well sculpted and tangible. I would want to listen again - like I would rewatch a good movie but, alas, I have now downloaded book 2 in the series and I need to go !!!!!!!


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

    Definitely! The suspense never ceases.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The portrayals of Gently and Justine as they interacted.


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

    I'm afraid I needed to sleep and be part of the world I live in but - I could have easily listened all in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Hold onto your seats - your in for a great ride!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jonathan Safran Foer
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Barbara Caruso, Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (2162)
    Performance
    (1326)
    Story
    (1336)

    Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated, wowed critics on its way to winning several literary prizes, including Book of the Year honors from the Los Angeles Times. It has been published in 24 countries and will soon be a major motion picture. Foer's talent continues to shine in this sometimes hilarious and always heartfelt follow-up.

    Peter J says: "Suffused my being..."
    "Good performance!"
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    What did you like best about Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close? What did you like least?

    Jeff Woodman's reading.


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

    I didn't finish because I couldn't get into it.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    His clarity and animation.


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry I couldn't recommend it but that's only because I had difficulty getting interested in it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • White Fire: Agent Pendergast, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1650)
    Performance
    (1469)
    Story
    (1480)

    Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law. His sudden appearance coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who - with brutal precision - begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. After springing Corrie from jail, Pendergast learns she made a discovery while examining the bones of several miners who were killed 150 years earlier by a rogue grizzly bear.

    G. House Sr. says: "A Grand Slam Tale of Terror"
    "Great Listen!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of White Fire to be better than the print version?

    Most definitely because of Rene. It was difficult to stop listening. I felt like I was on a roller coaster and I didn't want it to stop. Excellent job by Preston & Child & Auberjonois! I will recommend it to everyone I know.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everthing


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

    Yes I have listened to him before and his ability to keep you on the edge of your seat is without equal.


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

    The ending was particularly touching.


    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • My Mother Was Nuts: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Penny Marshall
    • Narrated By Penny Marshall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (907)
    Performance
    (815)
    Story
    (817)

    her life story going her humble roots in the Bronx to one of the most liked and respected figures in the entertainment business, also covering her marriage to Rob Reiner and relationships with Art Garfunkel, Carrie Fisher, and John Belushi, and her bout with lung and brain cancer in 2009, to Julia Cheiffetz

    M. S. Cohen says: "The audio performance should get an award!"
    "Penny!"
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    What did you love best about My Mother Was Nuts?

    The numerous famous people that the author had crossed paths with as a child and young woman before she entered the entertainment world of acting and directing.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh and cry.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Box: Harry Bosch, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Michael McConnohie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1944)
    Performance
    (1649)
    Story
    (1632)

    In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box", the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

    Amazon Customer says: "Disappointing"
    "Reader ruins the book!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Black Box to be better than the print version?

    No because: The poor performance of the reader really detracts from the whole exprience.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I'm reviewing after only listening for 2hrs, so I can't say what I like best. But I felt I had to comment on how boring the reader is.


    What didn’t you like about Michael McConnohie’s performance?

    He sounds almost mechanical.


    Any additional comments?

    I might finish listening but right now I'm really tempted to invest in the ebook as well and enjoy "Harry Bosch" that way because at this juncture I'm too distracted by the change in readers. Harry had a voice and it's not Mr Connohie!

    60 of 64 people found this review helpful
  • Calumet City

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Charlie Newton
    • Narrated By Eliza Foss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (99)

    Among the most self-assured and sharply crafted debuts in recent years, Calumet City detonates a Molotov cocktail of character-driven suspense and ghetto-Chicago intrigue. A powerful fiction debut that captures the precise emotional landscape of one cop's hard-bitten life in the trenches. This first-time author joins that rare breed whose fiction is suffused with profound authenticity.

    Snoodely says: "Lee Child owes me 15 hrs. & 15 bucks"
    "Not Jack Reacher!"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I'm disappointed - I expected a character and narrative on the same caliber that the Reacher series has given me. Although I'm sorry it didn't meet my expectations I listened to the entire presentation - which is not how I handle a book that doesn't meet expectations ( generally I just delete it before finishing).


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

    Flat ending.


    Which character – as performed by Eliza Foss – was your favorite?

    The protaganist.


    Did Calumet City inspire you to do anything?

    Scene future listens by sampling first.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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