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Joe Healey

Williamsburg, Virginia United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Lost and Found: The Taken Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (254)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (236)

    Not so long ago Marcus Walker was just another young commodities trader in Chicago, working hard and playing harder. But that's all in the past, part of a life half forgotten-a reality that vanished when he was attacked while camping and tossed aboard a starship bound for deep space. Desperately, Walker searches for explanations, only to realize he's trapped in a horrifying nightmare that is all too real. Instead of being a rich hotshot at the top of the food chain, Walker discovers he's just another amusing novelty, part of a cargo of “cute” aliens from primitive planets....

    Ken says: "Alien abduction with a twist"
    "Boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A more interesting story would have helped a lot. The premise attracted me but the author failed to develop the basic idea. Also, his writing style was quite annoying with far too many adjectives and circumlocutions


    Has Lost and Found turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was fine


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The basic idea was interesting to me.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15345)
    Performance
    (13600)
    Story
    (13631)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "A strong start, weaker on the follow through"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would give it a middling recommendation. I enjoyed much of it and it had some nice, clever twists and turns but, overall, I was only moderately impressed


    Would you be willing to try another book from Gillian Flynn? Why or why not?

    Probably not but who knows. I liked a lot of the writing - I found it clever and sophisticated. The story really pulled me in at first but, to me, it didn't really sustain itself.


    What three words best describe Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s performance?

    They were fine


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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