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SUNEET

Malaysia | Member Since 2010

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  • Ballistic: A Gray Man Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2512)
    Performance
    (2198)
    Story
    (2207)

    Ex-CIA assassin Court Gentry thought he could find refuge living in the Amazon rain forest. But his bloody past finds him when a vengeful Russian crime lord forces him to go on the run once again. Court makes his way to one of the only men in the world he can trust - and arrives too late. His friend is dead and buried. Years before, Eddie Gamboa had saved Court's life. Now, Eddie has been murdered by the notorious Mexican drug cartel he fought to take down. And Court soon finds himself drawn into a war he never wanted.

    Vicky says: "The Gray Man only slows down for Red Lights"
    "An enjoyable Greaney"
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    Would you listen to Ballistic again? Why?

    I could, actually! It's nice and mindless, and I'll probably remember very little of it in a few days.


    What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

    He has a pleasing voice. The Gray Man sounds satisfyingly gray. Snyder's marvelous with voices, in my opinion.


    Any additional comments?

    Greaney has written another book that should do well. It’s the Gray Man vs the drug mafia. Court Gentry gets involved for all the right reasons: honor, payback, courage, etc. The action is well described in the first half of the book, not so well in the second half. The morbidity is a little more than I would have preferred, but the morbid passages are thankfully short. The romance is minimal, and is just right. Though I think the first two Gray Man books were better, I liked Ballistic, and was sorry when it was finally over. Gentry is almost superhuman in his skills, but one can enjoy the action after turning down one's intellectual thermostat. I’ve downloaded Locked On just to have another go at a Greaney. Jay Snyder is an excellent reader.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Ophelia Cut: Dismas Hardy, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (157)

    Moses McGuire has good reason to be concerned about his beautiful 23-year-old daughter, Brittany. She moves quickly from one boyfriend to the next, and always seems to prefer a new and mysterious stranger to a man she knows something about. But her most recent ex, Rick Jessup, isn’t willing to let her go, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped. Within 24 hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the investigation, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his brother-in-law.

    Jane says: "Entertaining but unconvincing plot resolutions"
    "A bit of a let-down"
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    Can’t say I loved it.
    The other reviews here give you an idea of the story. The book was certainly interesting enough: well-paced and engrossing. Still, there were several things I didn’t like. For one, Hardy and Glitsky were very mortal, and produced no brilliant stuff. Disappointing; I would have preferred Superman or at least for one of them to do something out of the ordinary. For another, the ending was weak. It was very plausible, but very ordinary for all that. There was a feeling of having been let down, of something left hanging. I have been looking for the next book to see if there is some sort of closure. Lescroart’s next book is “The Keeper” but (reading the publisher’s summary) I don’t think The Keeper provides this closure. There is a fair amount of courtroom, er, stuff, in The Ophelia Cut, but it's quiet. I wouldn't really call it "courtroom drama".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Oath: A Dismas Hardy Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By Robert Lawrence
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (82)

    When the head of San Francisco's largest HMO dies in his own hospital, no one doubts that it is anything but the result of massive injuries inflicted by a random hit-and-run accident. But the autopsy soon tells a different story - an overdose of potassium killed him, and the attending physician, Eric Kensing, becomes the prime suspect in a high-profile homicide.

    Pam Sturgess says: "I'm an IDIOT! Don't YOU be an idiot. Skip this one"
    "A well-written story"
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    The plot is decent, the details are adequate, and the characters are nicely developed. I think this book is a fairly typical Lescroart, and is money well spent.
    The Oath could be considered a medical thriller, but the hospital is only the start of the action. This particular book is also short on courtroom drama, so if you really want some Perry Mason stuff this one is not going to please you. There are a few philosophical passages, but they are actually quite nice and not too long.
    The Abe Glitsky twist towards the end was unnecessary.
    Robert Lawrence has a somewhat sing-song style of narration, but, once I got used to the style I thought he was quite good. Despite all the adverse reviews about him, I will gladly pick up another book read by Lawrence.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cape Refuge: Cape Refuge Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (137)

    When Thelma and Wayne Owens are found murdered in the warehouse where they held their church services, their son-in-law, Jonathan, is arrested for the crime - but his wife, Morgan, and her sister, Blair, as well as Thelma and Wayne's daughters, are confident that he didnt do it and set out to find the real killer.

    Nancy says: "I'd love to say I loved this.. but..."
    "Not my preferred reading"
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    Cape Refuge contains murders and amateur detective work, and plenty of religious messages.
    About the murders and detective work. These have more the depth of an Enid Blyton story, less the depth of a Connelly. It's reminiscent more of the Five Find-outers and Dog, less of Harry Bosch. If your intellectual diet is a good murder mystery, eschew this one.
    About the religious stuff. It's like the background of a webpage, colored so bright that it sometimes distracts from the content. The religious theme isn't overplayed, but it's certainly not underplayed either. So if you are looking for religious discourses, I suspect that Norman Vincent Peale or Billy Graham will be better bets, though I confess I have read neither.
    So who should buy this book? I think if you are looking for a gentle murder mystery, something that doesn't tax the brain too much, and a lot of family and spiritual messages, this book could be ideal.
    Some reviews have criticized the narration. Personally, I thought that it was quite good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Found: The Missing, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Margaret Peterson Haddix
    • Narrated By Chris Sorensen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (175)

    An unscheduled aeroplane lands at a Midwestern airport. All attempts to reach those onboard fail. When an official boards the reason for this becomes clear - it is full of babies. This mystery remains for a decade until Jonah, Katherine and Chip start to question their roots. Then the letters begin: "You are one of the missing"; "Beware! They are coming back to get you."

    Sherri says: "Oh Yeah this was Good!"
    "Can I go back in time and unbuy this book?"
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    "Found" is science fiction. I am not a science fiction person.* Ergo, I didn't like it.
    This one is a time-travel book. It ended rather abruptly, obviously to make a setting for the next. I am guessing that the time-travelers will ping-pong through eternity in subsequent books.
    I persisted with the story, punishing myself in the (mistaken) belief that I was getting my dollars' worth. The sudden end came as a relief. I quickly shut off my player, fearful that the writer would change her mind and decide to inflict some more.
    Technically, the writing is quite all right. Character development is fairly good. The pace is fine, and the style overall isn't bad at all. I do believe that children will enjoy the series. The narration is good. The story has no depth, which, if you are a kid, is a plus.
    My verdict: If you are 8-12 years old (my best guess), give it a try. After all, everything that an adult finds inane is usually completely ane to a child.
    *(I actually absolutely LOVE Asimov and Clarke, but their books are cerebral stuff in a sci-fi setting. I've never really liked other writers in that genre.)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Void Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1372)
    Performance
    (734)
    Story
    (733)

    In L.A., Cassie Black is another beautiful woman in a Porsche: except Cassie just did six years in prison and still has "outlaw juice" flowing in her veins. Now Cassie is returning to her old profession, taking down a money man in Vegas. But the perfect heist goes very wrong, and suddenly Cassie is on the run - with a near-psychotic Vegas "fixer" killing everyone who knew about the job.

    Snoodely says: "Connelly rules!"
    "Almost too thrilling. An exceptional book!"
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    Void Moon is a story about Cassie Black, an ex-con who decides on a caper after nearly a year of going straight. As expected, the unexpected happens. The rest of the story is almost entirely about the duel between Cassie and Karch, the man who gets after her to recover the stolen money.
    The plot is clearly above average; perhaps even above Connelly's usual great plots. The speed is at least at the legal speed limit, and often crosses the limit. Yet it is very easy to understand the story, which is more than I can say for several convoluted action books that I have had the misfortune to read. Connelly develops the characters well. As always in his stories, it's not just "possible" to get into the minds of the players -- it's almost impossible not to. This story also has an emotional mother-child angle, balanced just right.
    Connelly's writing style in this book is a little nasty. There are sub-stories within this story, and Connelly almost never reveals the entire sub-story at one go. The effect is to tantalize, tease, frustrate and annoy you to a degree, yet there is equal satisfaction when the pieces finally fall into place. A masterpiece!
    I've always loved the Bosch stories, but I think this one was better than almost every Bosch novel. If I have any grudge it is this: Connelly almost literally gripped me by the the trachea just below the larynx, and pinched to narrow the airway to 50%. Till I finished the book I was tense, palpitating, and slightly breathless. Is there such a thing as "too thrilling" at my age? (I am severely on the wrong side of fifty.)
    The narrator is excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Until Proven Guilty: J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By J. A. Jance
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (260)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (210)

    Lurking in the dark corners of J. P. Beaumont's bizarre case was not just a demented mind obsessed with murder, but secrets so deadly that even a street-tough cop could die guessing.

    Jean says: "Until proven guilty"
    "Not Jance's best"
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    The first Jance-Beaumont that I read was "A more perfect union". I liked it well enough to try another. "Until proven guilty" is book 1 of the series. I didn't much like it.
    I thought the book was supposed to be about a young girl's murder and about Beaumont's efforts to solve it. Not about romance. Unfortunately the balance was badly off, with more romance than detection. That's one reason why I didn't like it.
    Looking back, I wonder if Beaumont did any detection at all. Did he find a clue? Did he make a great analysis? I must say that, if this had been my first Beaumont, the detective would have come across as a bit of a bungler. That's another reason for my poor opinion of the book.
    As for the person who murdered the young girl: well, this individual didn't seem to exist. This person's character development was zero. As a reader I ended up not getting involved in the book, and this decreased my enjoyment. That's reason number three.
    So should you buy this book? Well, if you like mysteries, the answer is no. If you like romance, the answer is no. If you are a great Jance fan, and want to know how it all started, the answer is yes.
    Many reviewers have criticized the performer, but I really thought he was good.
    As I said, I didn't like Until proven guilty. However, I presume this is one of her early books, so I guess I could cut her a little slack. Yes, I will try another Jance.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Run: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (362)
    Performance
    (336)
    Story
    (333)

    Five days ago a rash of bizarre murders swept the country. Senseless. Brutal. Seemingly unconnected. A cop walked into a nursing home and unloaded his weapons on elderly and staff alike. A mass of school shootings. Prison riots of unprecedented brutality. Mind-boggling acts of violence in every state. Four Days Ago the murders increased ten-fold. Three days ago the President addressed the nation and begged for calm and peace. Two days ago the killers began to mobilize. Yesterday all the power went out. Tonight....

    Jacqueline says: "Violent, Depressing, Mostly Sci Fi"
    "Bizarre!"
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    I've read both Run and Pines. I didn't really like either, but since a sort of promotion was running when I bought the audiobooks, I guess I've not lost too much money.
    There's nothing inherently wrong with the books. They are as brainless as any of the other thrillers I enjoy very much. The pace is rapid enough. The characters are fairly convincing. The author writes well. The problem is that I didn't know when I bought them that these books were Sci-Fi. I am not a fan. The setting in both books was so bizarre that I found myself wishing for the books to be over as quickly as possible. I actually bought the Kindle version for both books so that I could jump pages, something one cannot do with an audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Devotion of Suspect X

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Keigo Higashino, Alexander O. Smith
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (549)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (265)

    Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor.

    Howard says: "Devoted tale of kindness and unknown friendship."
    "The best of 100 books I've listened to on Audible"
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    There are stories that appeal on a very basic level. The hero is already halfway to being superman. The villain is all bad. Throw in a few frills like detective work, maybe a touch of romance, and you have a book. So what if the hero does things which are often impossible, illegal, or both? So what if, near the end of the book, the bad guy turns out to be someone you least suspected? So long at the bad guy gets ground to dust, I am happy. Such books may be brainless, but, hey, they appeal to me at a testicular level.
    Not this one. This one’s appeal is much higher. The book is genius. Everything is plausible. The author's description of the crime and its solving is a thing of beauty. The detective work is served like a lavish dinner, one course after another of excitement. If I ever write a book (ha!) this is the sort of book I wish to write.
    Some reviewers have commented on the sort of sad ending. The ending isn’t REALLY sad, but Higashino is a bit of a pervert. He deliberately blurs the distinction between who is the good guy, and who is the bad. He makes the bad guy fall in love, so that the reader cannot easily think of the bad guy as a villain. He makes it less easy for the reader to achieve satisfaction at the testicular level, perhaps forcing the reader to appreciate the book for its craftsmanship.
    I’d have to rate this as the best of about a hundred books I’ve listened to on Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • When the Bough Breaks: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (271)
    Story
    (267)

    Dr. Morton Handler practiced a strange brand of psychiatry. Among his specialties were fraud, extortion, and sexual manipulation. Handler paid for his sins when he was brutally murdered in his luxurious Pacific Palisades apartment. The police have no leads, but they do have one possible witness: seven-year-old Melody Quinn.

    Leigh says: "Enjoyable...."
    "Good story, great narration"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Don't know. I'm not a writer. Personally, I would have preferred more cerebral work from Alex Delaware, and less action. Not that I dislike action; it's just that Delaware is a psychologist, and it hurts my sense of balance that he seems more skilled below the clavicles than above. I wouldn't have minded his policeman friend Milo doing the action stuff. I guess that's why Kellerman had Delaware doing all the Karate training.


    Has When the Bough Breaks turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all.


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

    He brings the characters quite to life. He's one of the best in my opinion.


    Was When the Bough Breaks worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The story was interesting: what's the audio equivalent of "unputdownable"? The plot is good. A little far-fetched, but within the acceptable range for fiction.
    I like Kellerman's style of writing, though. And I will read another Kellerman.
    Adams gets at least 5/5 for the narration..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Damage

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (113)

    The Curtlees are a powerful force in San Francisco, unscrupulous billionaires who’ve lined every important pocket in the Bay Area in pursuit of their own ascent. So when the family’s heir, Ro Curtlee, was convicted of rape and murder a decade ago, the fallout for those who helped to bring him to justice was swift and uncompromising. The jury foreman was fired from his job and blacklisted in his industry. The lead prosecutor was pushed off the fast track, her dreams of becoming district attorney dashed.

    Helen says: "Falls far short"
    "Quite enjoyable, actually"
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    Any additional comments?

    I was a little surprised to read so many negative comments about the book. I must say I quite liked it.
    The pace is fine. The suspense is fine. The plot is not brillliant, but, then, so few plots are. I thought the reader was good. The detective work was adequate. And I certainly am not sorry I paid to hear the story. I will probably listen to the story once again sometime.
    It's not a Dismas Hardy book. I wonder if this could be the cause of disappointment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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