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  • Dressed for Death

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (147)

    Commissario Guido Brunetti's hopes for a refreshing family holiday in the mountains are once again dashed when a gruesome discovery is made in Marghera--a body so badly beaten the face is completely unrecognizable. Brunetti searches Venice for someone who can identify the corpse but is met with a wall of silence. He then receives a telephone call from a contact who promises some tantalizing information.

    Tom says: "marvelous duo"
    "My first of many Donna Leon novels."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Dressed for Death to be better than the print version?

    NA. I didn't read the dead tree version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Paula Brunetti, for her solid grounding.


    What does David Colacci bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Italian pronunciation.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    No answer


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Death and Judgment: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (101)

    A truck crashes and spills its dangerous cargo on a treacherous road in the Italian Dolomite mountains. Meanwhile, in Santa Lucia, a prominent international lawyer is found dead aboard an intercity train. Suspecting a connection between the two tragedies, Commissario Guido Brunetti digs deep for an answer, stumbling upon a seedy Venetian bar that holds the key to a crime network that reaches far beyond the laguna.

    Anne says: "Escape to Northern Italy if you dare..."
    "Better and better"
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    Where does Death and Judgment rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 25


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that there was more involvement with Guido's daughter.


    What does David Colacci bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    David Colacci is a good reader. I like hearing what I assume is correct pronunciation of Italian, and its various dialects.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Plainsong

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kent Haruf
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (47)

    A high school history teacher in a small Colorado town, Guthrie is raising his two young sons alone. Thoughtful and honest, he is guiding them through a world that is not always kind. Victoria, one of his students, is pregnant, homeless, and vulnerable to the scorn of the town. When Guthrie helps two elderly ranchers take the young woman into their home, an unlikely extended family is born.

    MAUREEN says: "A beautiful read"
    "Comfort food for the brain"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Plainsong to be better than the print version?

    N/A. I have not read the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked them all. The McPheran brothers, though were especially entertaining.


    What does Tom Stechschulte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is a good reader who captures the manner of speech in that part of Colorado well. I am a Co. Native who has been to Yuma (Holt) many times.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It wouldn't work well as a movie.


    Any additional comments?

    After a steady diet of spicy food, (thrillers and action novels) I needed some comfort food. This hit the spot.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2237)
    Performance
    (2042)
    Story
    (2024)

    In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man", Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter.

    Amazon Customer says: "An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall."
    "Like meeting old friends again"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Wind Through the Keyhole the most enjoyable?

    Narration and story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Just getting back to favorite characters.


    What about Stephen King’s performance did you like?

    The subtlety of King's character changes. There was only character I thought was not done well.


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

    Yes. I was always eager to get back to it. But, it's too long for a single sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Bloody Jack #8

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By L. A. Meyer
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (279)

    Jacky Faber, rich from her exploits diving for Spanish gold, has purchased the Lorelei Lee to carry passengers across the Atlantic. Believing she has been absolved of past sins against the Crown, Jacky docks in London to take on her crew, but is instead arrested and sentenced to life in the newly formed penal colony in Australia. To add insult to injury, the Lorelei Lee is confiscated to carry Jacky and more than 200 female convicts to populate New South Wales.

    Eileen says: "I decided to write one review...."
    "Not the best Bloody Jack but still great fun!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Wake of the Lorelei Lee the most enjoyable?

    Katherine Kellgren is a fantastic narrator


    What other book might you compare The Wake of the Lorelei Lee to and why?

    All other Bloody Jack books.


    What does Katherine Kellgren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The songs and various dialects


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

    No, they are just great fun. Other books in the series dealt with deeper subjects. e.g. Slavery and racism.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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