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GRAPEVIEW, WA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 10 reviews
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  • 330 titles in library
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  • Pegasus Descending

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (963)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (281)

    A troubled young woman breezes into Detective Robicheaux's hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. She happens to be the daughter of his friend: a friend he witnessed gunned down in a bank robbery, a tragedy that forever changed Robicheaux's life.

    Deborah says: "Breathtaking"
    "Another Hit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Burke is one of the most descriptive writers I have ever read. I have read and listened to nearly all of his books. When he teams up with Will Patton there is no better listening experience. Kudos to both the writer and the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mad River

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1104)
    Performance
    (953)
    Story
    (946)

    Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns. The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. Then, hell, why not keep on going? As their crime spree cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers' cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down.

    Bill says: "Good. Not Great. But Virgil is Hard to Skip."
    "Sandford's "Virgil Flowers" is a great series."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Mad River again? Why?

    Sandford & Conger together are nearly unbeatable. Great inflecctive narration with an equally good story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Virgil doesn't know "all". The aurtor does an outstanding job of making the reader want to help Virgil solve the crime.


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

    Always "Top Drawer"


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

    Light humorous moments between Virgil and the ladies.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2079)
    Performance
    (1767)
    Story
    (1756)

    Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there. All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride.

    Bill says: "Wanted Man is Wanting ~ And I Want 14 Hours Back"
    "Child has lost it."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I have read nearly all Child's books and they continue to go down hill. I keep reading them in hopes the old Child will return. No such luck on this one. I waited to read how other readers were rating this book and finnaly gave it a shot. SORRY! Poor Narrator also! Do not waist a Credit or your money.... FlagAmerica

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Last Car to Elysian Fields

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (126)

    When Dave Robicheaux, learns that an old friend, Father Jimmie Dolan has been the victim of a particularly brutal assault, he returns to New Orleans to investigate, if only unofficially.

    Joseph says: "Another winner."
    "One of the Burke's best"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Burke is one of the most descriptive writers I have ever read. I have read and listened to nearly all of his books. When he teams up with Will Patton there is no better listening experience. Kudos to both the writer and the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shock Wave

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1436)
    Performance
    (1188)
    Story
    (1182)

    The thrilling new Virgil Flowers novel from the #1 New York Times best-selling author. The superstore chain PyeMart has its sights set on a Minnesota river town, but two very angry groups want to stop it: local merchants, fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists, predicting ecological disaster. The protests don't seem to be slowing the project, though, until someone decides to take matters into his own hands.

    aaron says: "Not the best Virgil ~ but it is still Virgil!"
    "GREAT LISTEN"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Listened to this book on an 850 mile car journey. Loved every minute of it. Made the trip time seem to cut in half

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12666)
    Performance
    (5132)
    Story
    (5192)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "Water for Elephants"
    Overall

    A GREAT read and even better Audible story. My teen aged Grandchildren loved it also.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tin Roof Blowdown: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2369)
    Performance
    (537)
    Story
    (527)

    Dave Robicheaux returns in another Bayou adventure, this one more gruesome and gut-wrenching than any that have come before. Hurricane Katrina has ravaged New Orleans, leaving the streets and buildings flooded and the city awash with opportunists, looters, and vicious criminals. There is no order, no law. Police are shooting randomly at innocent people, prison guards have abandoned their posts, and bodies float through the streets and hang from trees.

    Deborah says: "How Does One Manage?"
    "The Tin Roof Blowdown"
    Overall

    Another outstanding book narrated by an equally outstanding reader. Burke & Patton are synonymous with terms like "Great Book", "Wonderful Listen", and so on. Some insight to New Orleans after Katrina. I've both read and listened to the Audible version. Both were GREAT.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bitterroot

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Set in the rugged Bitterroot valley of Montana - home to celebrities seeking to escape the pressures of public life and xenophobes dedicated to establishing a bulkhead of patriotic paranoia - Bitterroot features Billy Bob Holland, former Texas Ranger and now a Texas-based lawyer, who has come to Big Sky country at the request of an old friend in trouble.

    Ray says: "Bitterroot"
    "Bitterroot"
    Overall

    James Lee Burke is one of my favorite authors. He doesn't write anything that's bad. Will Patton is SOOOOO good it is no wonder he had narrated most of Burke's Books. Great Listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alas, Babylon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Pat Frank
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3534)
    Performance
    (2547)
    Story
    (2546)

    This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

    Noe says: "Outstanding story of post-apocalyse."
    "Alas, Babylon"
    Overall

    Not much. Story is weak and drags on and on. I'm sorry I bought it.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Soldiers

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David Finkel
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (373)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (138)

    It was the last-chance moment of the war. In January 2007, President George W. Bush announced a new strategy for Iraq. He called it "the surge". "Many listening tonight will ask why this effort will succeed when previous operations to secure Baghdad did not. Well, here are the differences," he told a skeptical nation. Among those listening were the young, optimistic Army infantry soldiers of the 2-16, the battalion nicknamed the Rangers.

    Candy says: "This book is amazing, but brutal"
    "The Good Soldiers"
    Overall

    Just a great book on Iraq and the frustration and craziness of the American commitment there. An excellent description of the Loss and Toll taken on our soldiers. Listen To IT!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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