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  • Cut and Run

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban
    • Narrated By Sawyer Allerde
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (560)
    Performance
    (435)
    Story
    (436)

    An erotic gay romance, a suspenseful thriller.... A series of murders in New York City has stymied the police and FBI alike, and they suspect the culprit is a single killer sending an indecipherable message. But when the two federal agents assigned to the investigation are taken out, the FBI takes a more personal interest in the case. Special Agent Ty Grady is pulled out of undercover work. He's cocky, abrasive, and indisputably the best at what he does.

    Zion says: "Stunned and surprised."
    "Every woman's nightmare"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different author and narrator


    What could Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Words with more than 3 syllables and a plot.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Sawyer Allerde?

    Nobody comes to mind


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not for me.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Silent Man

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Alex Berenson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (699)
    Performance
    (390)
    Story
    (394)

    It isn't easy to steal warheads from the heart of Russia's nuclear complex in Mayak. It requires a great deal of money, coordination, ingenuity, and sleight-of-hand, and just a touch of luck. But if you're determined enough, anything is possible.

    David Kirby says: ""The Faithful Spy", ver. 2.0"
    "Not the best in the series"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    George Guidall is my favorite reader. I could listen to him read the yellow pages.
    The most interesting part in the book was when the terrorists were building the bomb in a barn.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Frankly, I just listened to the book for entertainment and escape from "the real world". Nothing struck me as a topic I would like to learn more about but then I wasn't looking.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    It was just a spy story.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Nothing..it was George Guidall!


    Do you have any additional comments?

    I would have Jack played by Jeremy Renner, Kyra Sedgewick (sp.?) the girlfriend, and Joel Kinnamon play Schaefer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lost

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Ray Lonnen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (645)
    Performance
    (289)
    Story
    (295)

    Michael Robotham's Suspect, hailed as "a lightning-paced debut" by Entertainment Weekly, was an international best seller that raised the bar for thrillers. Now two characters from that acclaimed novel, Detective Vincent Ruiz and psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, return for the electrifying Lost. When Detective Ruiz is pulled from the Thames, he has a bullet in his leg, a photograph of a missing (and presumed dead) girl in his pocket, and absolutely no memory of what happened.

    Lauren says: "EXCELLENT"
    "Too much Ruiz, too little Joe."
    Overall
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    What did you like best about Lost? What did you like least?

    Good story, but TMI about London sewage system.


    What was most disappointing about Michael Robotham’s story?

    Several times I wasn't sure if I was listening to a past or present event


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Envy the Night

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Michael Koryta
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (91)

    It has been seven years since Frank Temple III joined the rest of the world in learning his father's bloody secret: The U.S. marshal maintained a covert career as a contract killer, a double-life that ended in suicide to avoid prosecution and prison. The shocking revelation triggered years of anonymous drifting for Frank, time spent running from his legacy and struggling to believe that the father he'd loved so dearly was entirely in the wrong.

    Albert says: "So much fun!"
    "Nails on a blackboard"
    Overall
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Increase the length of the audio sample so I would have a better idea whether I liked the narrator or not


    If you’ve listened to books by Michael Koryta before, how does this one compare?

    The other book was narrated by Scott Brick and I personally don't like the sound of his voice


    Would you be willing to try another one of Mark Boyett’s performances?

    No.


    Do you think Envy the Night needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I never finished either book, so I plan to get a print book to see what I think of the author


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Legends: A Novel of Dissimulation

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (266)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (85)

    It's a deadly dilemma for Martin Odum: both remembering and forgetting his past are dangerous options. A discharged CIA agent turned private detective, Odum is struggling through a labyrinth of memories from past identities, "legends", in CIA parlance. Is he really Martin Odum? Or is he Dante Pippen, IRA explosives specialist? Or Lincoln Dittmann, Civil War expert? Or another, hidden legend?

    Johnnie Walker says: "Outstanding Reading"
    "Not for me"
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    Would you try another book from Robert Littell and/or Grover Gardner?

    I could listen to Grover Gardner read the yellow pages.
    But I doubt i would choose another book by Robert Littell. This book had too much narrative and too little action for my taste. In fact, I had to go back and listen to some of the book to remember what it was about.


    What could Robert Littell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I never understand why Audible asks this question.


    What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

    Grover Gardner's voice makes me feel like I am reading the book


    Did Legends inspire you to do anything?

    The only inspiration I got was not to get another book of his. I have read other reviews of this author, and a lot of people really enjoy them. Guess his style of writing just does't work for me.


    Any additional comments?

    I wouldn't discourage anyone else to try it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wolf Hall

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2076)
    Performance
    (1328)
    Story
    (1336)

    In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political powerEngland in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn.

    S. Marie says: "A unique perspective of history"
    "Hard to Finish"
    Overall
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It would be difficult to recommend any changes because it earned the Booker Prize. That is a very intimidating award.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Thomas Cromwell has always intrigued me, but I got tired of him...I am not so intrigued any more


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

    He was the only reason I kept trying to like the book.


    Was Wolf Hall worth the listening time?

    Well, I don't plan to invest the time finishing it.


    Any additional comments?

    Even with Mr. Slater's skills,I i was often baffled about who was talking and what/who they were talking about. This is sometimes a disadvantage in any book with the audio format, as I can't flip back the pages. That said, I probably wouldn't have had the patience to go back and forth in the book, either.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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