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Joan

saskatoon, sk, Canada | Member Since 2010

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  • Rat Race

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Ian Ogilvy
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Matt Shore was an experienced pilot. He’d done it all. From big jets to flying in supplies to war zones. So when he gets a job ferrying high class punters around England’s race courses he might be forgiven for expecting a quiet life. But then his plane explodes in a massive fireball. He could have been in it. Some quiet life. Instead he’s landed in the middle of a nightmare world where there is big money at stake. Very big money.

    Joan says: "Reliable dick Francis"
    "Reliable dick Francis"
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    This book is typical dick francis. A little pessimistic, main character has a lot of adversity , but lots of character. Mind candy, not too deep, but enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ides of April: Falco: The New Generation

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Lucy Brown
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Falco: the new generation - Introducing Flavia Albia.Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of a famous investigating family. In defiance of tradition, she lives alone on the colourful Aventine Hill, and battles out a solo career in a male-dominated world. As a woman and an outsider, Albia has special insight into the best, and worst, of life in ancient Rome.A female client dies in mysterious circumstances. Albia investigates and discovers there have been many other strange deaths all over the city, yet she is warned off by the authorities.

    Joan says: "Are women really that stupid?"
    "Are women really that stupid?"
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    The lead character is dumb. She couldn't think her way out of a paper bag. The climax of the story made no sense. I have read some of this authors Falco mysteries and they are much better than this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Silver Intervenes

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    When her fiancé, Giles Armitage, is lost at sea in the middle of the Second World War, Meade Underwood is left in the company of a middle-aged aunt with nothing but a monotonous round of bridge parties and war work to fill her days. A chance encounter restores Giles to Meade but he has lost his memory, and their rediscovered happiness is threatened by the machinations of the scheming Carola Roland, a figure from Giles' forgotten past. So when Carola is viciously murdered, Giles becomes the chief suspect....

    Joan says: "Miss Marple on Steroids"
    "Miss Marple on Steroids"
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    I am working my way thru the Miss Silver series. Enjoying it for the most part. Miss Marple but with attitude and ambition! Expects to get paid for her detective work. A bit formulaic but still enjoyable. Some insipid characters, but I guess that reflects real life! And the occasional time when I want to say, Oh come on! It is not him, it is his brother, wife, son, daughter etc etc.

    I call this type of book, mind candy, passes the time but you don't have to think too hard!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Bayou

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By James Daniels, Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1015)
    Performance
    (823)
    Story
    (826)

    Declan Fitzgerald had always been the family maverick, but even he couldn't understand his impulse to buy a dilapidated mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans. All he knew was that ever since he saw Manet Hall, he'd been enchanted - and obsessed - with it. So when the opportunity to buy the house comes up Declan jumps at the chance to live out a dream.

    Phyllis says: "Not the Norm"
    "tolerable, but just barely!"
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    Stupid story, Nora Roberts in a lazy mood. Writing her formula without making the effort to make it believable. Rich guy, amazing morals, poorer girl, stridently independent, then some mysticism so that you don't have to worry too much about whether it even makes sense. You can do better Nora. I am not impressed with this effort.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Danger Point: Miss Silver Mysteries, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (65)

    Miss Silver is returning from holiday when a distraught young woman enters her carriage. Beautiful society heiress Lisle Jerningham confides that she believes her husband, Dale, is trying to kill her. An overheard conversation and a near-tragic accident have convinced her that her life is in danger. Lisle returns to Tanfield Court, unsettled by her suspicions and then by another accident. But it’s when a young woman from the local village is found dead at the bottom of a cliff that she really begins to fear for her life.

    Coffee Lover says: "Always love Miss Silver"
    "Pushover or what?"
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    A good story, but I had a bit of difficulty with the main character. Do people exist who are so lame and pathetic? Even when I was 19 I had more gumption than this 21 year old wimp! Still a good story, but had to get around wanting to slap some sense into the main character!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Sport

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    Overall
    (496)
    Performance
    (350)
    Story
    (349)

    When English agent Gene Hawkins told his boss he'd forego his vacation to search for millionaire Dave Teller's prized missing stallion, he didn't know his retainer would include the attention of his boss's beautiful teenage daughter - or Teller's seldom sober wife. He also didn't know that a trail from London to New York to Las Vegas to California would lead eventually to murder.

    Mary A. says: "Another great listen from Dick Francis!"
    "Best Dick Francis yet"
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    I enjoyed this book. I have read or listened to many Dick Francis books. He has a tendency to be very violent and morbid. He managed to control his penchant for violence to beset his main characters in this book. His main character was very serious and there were several opportunities for him to be beaten, tortured, mentally abused etc. However, Dick did not maximize these opportunities as much as he had in some of the other works I have read. It was refreshing not to have this happen. I can only take so much gratuitous self destruction in one sitting. It was a nice surprise to have less of this in this particular publication. The characters were likeable and did not get beaten up so badly that it seemed unbelievable. I listened to this book all in one day as I was painting trim at my son's house and I was not bored and not shaking my head. Thanks for a good book Dick!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Line of Fire: The Corps Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (226)

    While the bloody battle for control of the Solomons rages on, two Marines are trapped at a Coastwatcher station on tiny Buka Island. They are there to report on Japanese air activity, and their position is becoming increasingly perilous, even while their supplies are diminishing rapidly; if they are not rescued soon, they may never make it off the island.

    Stuart Fujisaki says: "In the Sweet spot of this Series....."
    "addicting!"
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    I think I am officially addicted to this series! I am cheering for my favourite
    characters to make it and the not favoured be damned! Entertaining and engaging. I cannot vouch for the factual components but I am hooked! Bring on the next book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murphy's Law

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (596)
    Performance
    (515)
    Story
    (517)

    Molly Murphy always knew she'd end up in trouble, just as her mother predicted. So, when she commits murder in self-defense, she flees her cherished Ireland, under cover of a false identity, for the anonymous shores of late 19th-century America. When she arrives in New York and sees the welcoming promise of freedom in the Statue of Liberty, Molly begins to breathe easier. But when a man is murdered on Ellis Island, a man Molly was seen arguing with, she becomes a prime suspect in the crime.

    Jan says: "Cream Puff Read"
    "light entertainment"
    Overall
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    This is a reasonable read. It is entertaining and easy to follow. The downsides are that it is too formula and seems to be a historical book written by a modern person. I enjoyed it but did not believe it!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (233)

    All Mrs. Pollifax has to do is help a bumbling CIA agent confirm the identities of seven undercover informants in Morocco. A simple assignment. But right away, things go wrong. The first informant is murdered just after Mrs. P. identifies him in Fez. Worse, she has the frightening sensation that her associate is not who or what he says he is.

    Coffee Lover says: "Mrs. Pollifax rules!"
    "With Mrs. Pollifax you get what you paid for."
    Overall
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    Although it is predictable, the likeable Mrs Pollifax keeps me getting this series. They always come out right!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1636: The Kremlin Games: Ring of Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Eric Flint, Gorg Huff, Paula Goodlett
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (99)

    Acclaimed as "a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis" by Publishers Weekly, Eric Flint's best-selling Ring of Fire series has redefined the alternate-history genre. In this 10th novel, auto mechanic Bernie Zeppi heads to Moscow to bring Russia into the Industrial Revolution, 300 years ahead of schedule. War with Poland looms, but Bernie is more focused on a beautiful Russian noblewoman. Can he protect them both from the power struggles raging inside the Kremlin?

    ShySusan says: "A good entry in the Ring of Fire series"
    "Love those Russians!"
    Overall
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    I have listened to the whole series. I have enjoyed them very much. My only complaint has been the DETAILED !!! descriptions of battles which I do not enjoy. This is the best so far, in many ways because they focus on the characters and not the battle scenes.

    Entertaining and fun! Hope there is more to come!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Red Harvest

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even if that meant taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain. From the author of The Maltese Falcon.

    Joshua says: "Interestingly, The Op nevers quotes Ezekiel 25:17."
    "Dated, had hopes for more"
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    I enjoy detective stories. I was hoping to connect with this book. It was too macho, and dated for me. Typical Mike Hammer stuff. But just not really my thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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