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Fawn

Commerce City, CO, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • 16 reviews
  • 22 ratings
  • 312 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2015
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  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (660)
    Performance
    (482)
    Story
    (479)

    After a woman is brutally slain, investigators bring psychiatrist Joe O'Loughlin in for expert consultation. Joe is shocked to discover the dead woman is a former patient of his who cried rape when he rebuffed her sexual advances. Citing doctor/patient confidentiality, Joe hides this information. But the truth emerges, and suddenly he is the prime suspect.

    Bonnie says: "Found"
    "Solid and Intriguing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Suspect in three words, what would they be?

    Psychological, Smart, Consistent


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not necessarily a thrill-ride, but smart and intriguing. I found myself invested in the characters and the outcome.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

    I like little Charly. I read book 4 first and know about this family and characters already, so seeing her as a little girl was fun.


    Any additional comments?

    I read a later book first and find that the Parkinson's and cutting are a continued theme. Not bad, just an observation. I like the narrators accent and style. I also like the quick explanations of psychology experiments or principles throughout. I am a Psych major and appreciate the effort. Great characters and narration. I intend to listen to the whole series.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Life or Death

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By John Chancer
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (89)

    Audie Palmer has spent 10 years in a Texas prison after pleading guilty to a robbery in which four people died and seven million dollars went missing. During that time he has suffered repeated beatings, stabbings and threats by inmates and guards, all desperate to answer the same question: where's the money?

    John S says: "Decent Thriller set in Texas"
    "Terrible narration and not Robotham's best"
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    Performance
    Story

    This narrator has got to go. I could not stand his repeated mispronunciations ('pack-way' for the last name of boxer Manny Pacquiao, 4 'w' 'd' instead of four wheel drive and so many others I lost track, bad accents and the way he said 'eeedge' at the ends of words that rhyme with storage.
    I didn't like Robotham writing an American book. Stick with what works, his other books are fantastic. This story would have been tolerable in written form.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What You Left Behind

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Samantha Hayes
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    Five years ago, 19-year-old Simon Hawkeswell hanged himself in his family home in Warwickshire, England. The reasons behind his choice remain a devastating mystery, and what's worse, not long after his death a wave of "sympathetic" suicides among local teens rocked the community. But that was then. A short-lived, sinister trend that's faded into oblivion. Or so everyone thought.

    Shannon says: "Suspense all the way"
    "Not worth my credit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The narration was good, but the story (for me) was slow, boring and predictable. I enjoyed the insight into the character 'Gil'. I also like that the author was bringing to light themes of bullying, adolescent discovery and homelessness. However, it just didn't do it for me. There were too many characters with too many themes and none were fully developed. On top of that, the pace was painful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23823)
    Performance
    (19795)
    Story
    (19785)

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "Not like Gone Girl"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This story wasn't a waste of a credit, and did have some interesting parts. I enjoyed the narrators and I like a long book.
    The 'shocking' parts were predictable and ultimately spoon fed, just in case you didn't catch on. I don't regret the listen, but I don't agree with the rave reviews.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbecoming: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Rebecca Scherm
    • Narrated By Catherine Taber
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (78)

    On the grubby outskirts of Paris, Grace restores bric-a-brac, mends teapots, re-sets gems. She calls herself Julie, says she's from California, and slips back to a rented room at night. Regularly, furtively, she checks the hometown paper on the Internet. Home is Garland, Tennessee, and there, two young men have just been paroled. One, she married; the other, she's in love with. Both were jailed for a crime that Grace herself planned in exacting detail.

    cristina says: "Ridiculous and boring"
    "Not a fast story, but a good one"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    There was a lot of depth to the characters of the story. The actual events could have been told in about 4 hours. I enjoyed 'getting inside' the mind and heart of this main character though, and I like long books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rain Fall: John Rain Thrillers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Barry Eisler
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1276)
    Performance
    (826)
    Story
    (822)

    Haunted by the past, John Rain kills to order and leaves no trace, but the death at his hand of an old man has unforeseen complications - and soon Rain is trying to protect not just his carefully preserved anonymity but his own life and those of the people he cares for. A stunning, page-turning reinvention of the hitman thriller, Rain Fall marks the introduction of a compelling new series character and major new thriller writing career.

    George says: "Great new take on the Assassin Genre"
    "CANT GET ENOUGH JOHN RAIN"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Eisler is the man. Listened to them all, Love them all. His language skills, Japanese and English are fantastic.He brings the scenes to you with such vision, yet not too wordy. I love this character and his life. Keep em Coming!!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Life: All Souls, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4363)
    Performance
    (3998)
    Story
    (3992)

    After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

    dmey says: "Story: Eh....; Narrator: NOT a fan!"
    "Excellent Conclusion- worth the wait"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was so excited for this to come out. If you have listened to the other two, you wont bother reading reviews, you are just going to get it. You wont be dissapointed. It is long, and thorough and I enjoyed every minute. My only complaint is the same as the first two- Jennifer Ikeda is an excellent narrator and does voices like no one else. I just feel like she is too dramatic and breathy during the narration parts, its a little obnoxious. LOVED THE BOOK, LOVE JENNIFER.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mary Kubica
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3467)
    Performance
    (2929)
    Story
    (2939)

    Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

    Roger says: "Brilliant performances, moving story"
    "Not a waste of a credit, but not a rave review"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I enjoyed the plot, the versatile narration and the characters. It was a little scattered with a particular kiss thrown in for I have no idea what reason. Also, the end was too quick and easy. Not as good as it could have been for the depth of the plot. Also her amnesia seems convenient and not well handled by the author. It was a good story and I stayed listening, but it could have been better. It was compared to Gone Girl, which was a huge error. Nothing is even close to that story.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • City of Masks: A Cree Black Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Daniel Hecht
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (577)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (236)

    Daniel Hecht has created a plausible, heart-stopping ghost thriller. Relying on the science of parapsychology to spine-tingling effect, he brings to life a remarkably compelling character in Cree Black, as well as the ghosts she confronts.

    JoAnn Marcon says: "Unusual thriller"
    "Eager for more, excellent narrator."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book was very entertaining and well-read. It IS a ghost story so expect it to be a little out there. It was not of the eyerolling "come on" nature, but believable enough to keep listening for the next piece of the puzzle. Very impressed with the narration, lots of different voices and a great pace. I downloaded the next book immediately!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Flame Alphabet

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Ben Marcus
    • Narrated By Andy Paris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (51)

    In The Flame Alphabet, language is toxic to everyone but children. For adults this means no speaking, no reading, no writing, no listening—at least not without severe allergic reaction, depression or crippling pain.

    Nate says: "A Brilliant Concept, Executed to Perfection"
    "Dont waste a credit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I couldn't get through this one. I didn't make it past 2 hours. Maybe I will give it another shot on paper so I can get through it faster. I felt it was a waste to listen. Nothing really happened in the first 2 hours. Maybe other listeners got far in enough to get to the story, I didn't have the patience.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pandemonium

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver
    • Narrated By Sarah Drew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1432)
    Performance
    (1278)
    Story
    (1286)

    I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, pushing aside thoughts of Alex, pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, push, push, push, like Raven taught me to do. The old life is dead. But the old Lena is dead too. I buried her.I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame. Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bests eller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.

    Emily - Audible says: "Remarkably Mature for YA"
    "Good story, hate the narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I might like to be more sensitive, but the narrator ruined this for me. I read the first book and couldn't wait for the second story. This narrator killed it. Who directed this and why didn't they correct her? The teenage angst and drama is inherent in the story and the narrator oooooozzzed drama and angst in every sentence. Way over done. Good story, I say read it on paper.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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