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Gail

San Deigo, CA USA | Member Since 2016

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  • 124 reviews
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  • 29 titles in library
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  • Tandia

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2057)
    Performance
    (1454)
    Story
    (1457)

    Tandia is a child of all Africa: half Indian, half African, beautiful and intelligent, she is only sixteen when she is first brutalized by the police. Her fear of the white man leads her to join the black resistance movement. With her in the fight for justice is the one white man Tandia can trust, the welterweight champion of the world, Peekay. Now he must fight their common enemy in order to save both their lives.

    Thomas Andrews says: "Thanks for this wonderful collaboration"
    "Powerful!"
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    I hope this review doesn't get buried in the 25th page of reviews but never the less I have to add mine to the pile! This sequel to the Power of One is so worth the credit. Following the life of P.K. the story picks up in a very colorful and vivid way to see how the love of one's people and county in paid in blood. It's funny and is sad. It's an African "BraveHeart" story which is written in a way that you are proud of people who die for the cause of equality of all races. It is a love story that encompasses more than just P.K. and Tandia, but for friendships and freedoms. The narration is superb!

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • The Wrong Side of Goodbye: Harry Bosch, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Titus Welliver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13087)
    Performance
    (11963)
    Story
    (11900)

    Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from 30 years with the LAPD speak for themselves. Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire has less than six months to live and a lifetime of regrets. He hires Bosch to find out whether he has an heir.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Connelly Delivers Everytime"
    "Connelly Writes another Bosch Winner!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Wrong Side of Goodbye to be better than the print version?

    I am a multi-tasker and I can't sit down and read a book so I listen instead. Thank Goodness for Audible


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love how Connelly brings previous individuals from the Bosch series into this current book so you feel you really know know the characters and can really relate.


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

    I don't think I have heard him before but I really liked his performance in the book.


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

    Yes...


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait till the next one comes out.... Hope you are reading this Mr. Connelly... Chop Chop!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wolves

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alex Berenson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1870)
    Performance
    (1710)
    Story
    (1705)

    John Wells has just barely managed to stop an operation designed to drive the United States and Iran into war, but the instigator himself disappeared behind an impenetrable wall of security. Now it's time for him to pay, and Wells has made it his personal mission. There are plenty of crosscurrents at work, though. The White House doesn't want anybody stirring the pot; his old CIA bosses have their own agendas; and other countries are starting to sniff around, sensing something unusual.

    Phil says: "Best Yet!"
    "Supberb"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Wolves to be better than the print version?

    I enjoy the audio version because I multi-task


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the John Wells saga's... so well written, believable and engaging because I can get board fast especially when I can figure out the plot from the first chapter. This book took on a very interesting side of the main characters and their humanness.


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

    He is the best!! I will listen to almost any author that has George performing.


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

    Absolutely


    Any additional comments?

    I will recommend this audio book to my friends

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Damascus Countdown: The Twelfth Imam Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1197)
    Performance
    (1074)
    Story
    (1076)

    Israel successfully launches a first strike on Iran, taking out all of their nuclear sites and six of their nuclear warheads. American president William Jackson threatens to support a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the Jewish State for unprovoked and unwarranted acts of aggression. And the Twelfth Imam prepares to order a genocidal retaliation.

    Joseph says: "Is it a story it is it today's news?"
    "Great Ending"
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    Hopefully you listened to the first 2 in the series... if not, stop reading this and download them. If you have I to say that this novel was pretty exciting to the end. It is a work of fiction but whatever you believe is going to happen in the last days it makes you think about your destination in the here after.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tehran Initiative

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1719)
    Performance
    (1508)
    Story
    (1523)

    The world is on the brink of disaster. Iran has just conducted its first atomic weapons test. Millions of Muslims around the world are convinced their messiah — known as the Twelfth Imam — has arrived on earth. Israeli leaders fear Tehran, under the Twelfth Imam’s spell, will soon launch a nuclear attack that could bring about a second Holocaust and the annihilation of Israel.

    Susan says: "Rosenberg does it again - couldn't put it down!"
    "The Real Initiative"
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    I am a Rosenberg fan... and have a relationship with Christ, But I could not rate this book as high as I would like to have because I thought it was a tad to much proselytizing which almost made me want to stop listening. It's like pouring too much gravy over mash potato's where you can't hardly taste the potatoes. A Taste is all you need. The rest of the story was fabulous and very engaging especially because of the superb narration by Lee. I do plan on listening to the next book and hope there's less gravy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Light of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1794)
    Performance
    (1602)
    Story
    (1587)

    In Light of the World, sadist and serial killer Asa Surrette narrowly escaped the death penalty for the string of heinous murders. But following a series of damning articles written by Dave Robicheaux’s daughter Alafair about possible other crimes committed by Surette, the killer escapes from a prison transport van and heads to Montana - where an unsuspecting Dave happens to have gone to take in the sweet summer air, accompanied by Alafair, his wife Molly, faithful partner Clete, and Clete’s newfound daughter, Gretchen Horowitz.

    Dave says: "Burke is still the best"
    "Another Hit"
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    I think Burke has been eating a lot of spicy food and having some crazy dreams to think up this story and the previous book. A little far fetched especially when it comes to Cleat daughter being a hitman (or hitwoman) but you have to love the one liners he comes up with for Cleat and Dave. Corny... yes but very funny. I am a fan and if you are already a Robicheaux fan then download this book and enjoy the ride.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Midnight House

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Alex Berenson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1972)
    Performance
    (1534)
    Story
    (1529)

    Early one morning, a former CIA agent is shot to death in the street. That night, an army vet is gunned down in his doorway. The next day, John Wells gets a phone call. Come to Langley. Now.

    Moku says: "Finely crafted"
    "Ho Hum"
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    The Midnight house wasn't the best in the story in the saga of John Wells. The narration saved it for me. It was pretty easy to figure it out from almost the beginning. What is funny is that the story could be believable. I would not go as far as to say that it's a waste of a credit if you are a Well's fan but just don't get your exceptions to high.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Creole Belle: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2333)
    Performance
    (2056)
    Story
    (2009)

    Creole Belle begins where the last book in the Dave Robicheaux series, The Glass Rainbow, ended. Dave is in a recovery unit in New Orleans, where a Creole girl named Tee Jolie Melton visits him and leaves him an iPod with the country blues song “Creole Belle” on it. Then she disappears. Dave becomes obsessed with the song and the memory of Tee Jolie and goes in search of her sister, who later turns up inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf.

    Mel says: "Burke & Patton -- Synergistic Phenomenon"
    "Wow..Good Book"
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    You will be a fan once you listen to this book if you are not already. Differently not a waste of a credit because Dave and Cleat will put you through their wild ride all the way to the end of the book. I found myself sitting the car late for an appointment just wanting to hear the last detail in that story line... Will Patton is the best narrator for JLB audible books. Enjoy!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The English Girl: Gabriel Allon, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2158)
    Performance
    (1902)
    Story
    (1901)

    Daniel Silva delivers another spectacular thriller starring Gabriel Allon, The English Girl. When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister’s career is threatened with destruction. Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems...and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth.…

    Chris says: "Best Gabriel Allon novel for me so far"
    "Another Silva "Hit""
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    First you can't go wrong with George Guidall narrating Silva's books.
    This book will be interesting... but a little predictable. So, you if want a spy novel that's not to over the top with blood and violence this is wins.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19628)
    Performance
    (17507)
    Story
    (17469)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    M. Davis says: "Classic Nora - Outstanding!!!!"
    "Favorable"
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    I don't know if I found the right headline word for a book that didn't excite me or was sad that it had to end. It is a sweet love story of a girl who's mother had planned her life before birth to become just like herself, a famous surgeon... but that's not what happens. The daughter, Liz /Abigail who lacked the love of her mother rebells for the first time at 16 and ends up in a situation of witnessing a Russian mob killing and then is placed in witness protection only to have her protectors killed so she escapes and goes into hiding for the next 12 years. She intrigues the handsome single sheriff of this small town where she's been recluse and they fall in love and then skillfully comes up with a way to expose all those involved with the mob killings... you get the picture.

    I try to be objective and expose myself to good writers and all types of generas. I think Roberts is a good writer and if you like simple love stories with a taste of heat then this book will fill that bill!



    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lethal

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Victor Slezak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1523)
    Performance
    (1307)
    Story
    (1284)

    When her four year old daughter informs her a sick man is in their yard, Honor Gillette rushes out to help him. But that "sick" man turns out to be Lee Coburn, the man accused of murdering seven people the night before. Dangerous, desperate, and armed, he promises Honor that she and her daughter won't be hurt as long as she does everything he asks. She has no choice but to accept him at his word.

    Myra says: "Sandra Brown Never Lets Her Readers Down"
    "Credit Worthy"
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    I am big fan of Sandra Brown and narrator victor Slezak! It's very well written and engaging through to the end. The only reason I didn't give this a 5 star is because I figured out the "who done it" in the very last half of the book. Never the less... the characters are well developed and for the most part believable. I don't feel that it was too overly sexual or brutal. It's a story that will take you on a great ride with a loose seat belt. Enjoy!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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