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DC Guy

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  • Joshua

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John S. Wilson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Yen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (91)

    He had to keep moving, that the man instinctively knew. He had to get away, from the rioting, the lawlessness, the killing. Away from the brutal gangs that ruled the highways. Then there was the boy that he found along the way, an orphan with no place to go. He couldn't leave the child behind; that would be murder. Together they had to make their way across the razed landscape of post-collapse America, west to where there was safety, a chance to begin again. If only they survived the journey.

    c_soul says: "Very gritty & real story of survival!"
    "A Christian-Liberterian View of the End of Times"
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    Where does Joshua rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story was well paced and kept me interested. I did have to overcome the authors not-so-subtle political and religious views. It was an ok enough story. Not the best, not nearly as good as "The Road."


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Yen – was your favorite?

    Didn't have a favorite.


    Any additional comments?

    It was an ok story. I think it can be rewritten without the political commentary and still have a good affect on the overall tale.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Box: Harry Bosch, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Michael McConnohie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1948)
    Performance
    (1653)
    Story
    (1636)

    In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box", the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

    Amazon Customer says: "Disappointing"
    "Very dissappointed!"
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    What disappointed you about The Black Box?

    I just finished "The Black Box" and I kept holding out for a twist or gotcha moment that never came. It was predictable and Bosch just seemed to weak. Perhaps fatherhood caused this transformation but I for one am not a fan.

    I still love old Harry Bosch stories so perhaps catching up on those might cure me.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Michael Connelly again?

    Definitely!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Michael McConnohie’s performances?

    No. I was not impressed with Mr. McConnohie's range. Bring back Scott Brick and you have me back.


    What character would you cut from The Black Box?

    The brother and former boss.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D.C. Dead: A Stone Barrington Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (229)

    After a shocking loss, Stone Barrington is at loose ends, unsure if he wants to stay in New York and continue his work as a partner at Woodman & Weld. It comes as a welcome relief when he's summoned to Washington, D.C., by President Will Lee. The president has a special operation that calls for Stone's unique skill set, and it's a mission that will reunite him with his former partner in crime and in bed, Holly Barker.

    William says: "The Stone Barrington Series Seems Back on Track"
    "Author should spend more time in DC next time."
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    What disappointed you about D.C. Dead?

    The story was too far fetched to be believed, even in a city full of the totally absurd. The DC police department is NOT the DCPD it's MPD...stupid, yes, but factual! And J.Pauls is in Georgetown, NOT Foggy Bottom.

    These small details lost it for me. I stopped believing the characters and the story was just too silly and forced.

    The narrator was great though.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    David Baldacci's "Simple Truth"


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

    Not sure.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from D.C. Dead?

    Bringing Stone and Dino's children into the story. Served no purpose.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Book of the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (896)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (189)

    Fresh from her bruising battle with a psychopath in Florida, Scarpetta decides it's time for a change of pace. Moving to Charleston, South Carolina, she opens a unique private forensic pathology practice, one in which she and her colleagues, including Pete Marino and her niece, Lucy, offer expert crime-scene investigation and autopsy services to communities lacking local access to competent death investigation and modern technology.

    Bernie says: "Time to end the series"
    "Godawful!"
    Overall

    Is that a word? Godawful? The reader sounds like the "lisa" voice on my computer. The story is pretentious and the couple bickers all the time. The worst book I've ever heard! I will never get the hour and forty-five minutes I spent reading it back.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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