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Dominique Jones

Albuquerque, NM United States | Member Since 2007

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  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (83)

    Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected, also, that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose. But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death.

    Emily says: "Great narration; loved by my 6th grader"
    "Led Me Along Very Well!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version, so it was a pleasure to "read" the audio version.


    What other book might you compare The Murder of Roger Ackroyd to and why?

    This book does not include Hastings--he is in Africa, and Poirot has decided to retire. It is impossible, however, as the more Poirot "retires," the more renowned he seems to become. His new friend is the narrator of this book, in place of Hastings.


    Which character – as performed by Hugh Fraser – was your favorite?

    I really enjoyed the new narrator. His love/hate relationship with his sister is great!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I thought this book led me along expertly, and I did not see the end coming until very near to the end!! Wonderful!


    Any additional comments?

    Especially if you haven't read the print version of this book, it is so enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Man: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3126)
    Performance
    (2725)
    Story
    (2706)

    The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

    K says: "Couldn't be better...except"
    "Disgusting"
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    What disappointed you about The Last Man?

    This book is so violent and uninteresting, that I suddenly noticed all the violence in intrigue and mystery books has become needless and senseless. For example, I am also sick of some of the series I used to love like Jim Butcher and Robert Crais because their violence has gotten out of hand. Where's the intelligence in writing anymore from authors who know how to weave a tale of intrigue and who know how to delight our imagination--even a bit? Editors and storytellers must know we still have brains...? And hearts...? And are interested in the gifts of their imaginations...? And care about their art form...? Or do they think we are dumbed down to the point of this dribble? This is nothing but torture scenes for no reason, so if you like that and think the world really works that way (which it really doesn't), then hey, you can have my copy and have a really bad time inside your skull.


    Has The Last Man turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes, I have gone back to writers such as Agatha Christie and writers of old because current writers do nothing to stimulate my imagination except gross me out. I can do without that, thank you very much.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of George Guidall?

    I loved George Guidall when he narrated Craig Johnson's Longmire books, but these are crap. His narration is why I tried it out. I wish I could un-try it or get a refund. Or delete this book from my library and from life.


    What character would you cut from The Last Man?

    All of them.


    Any additional comments?

    Stay away from this series if you are a human being with a mind. I guess if you are an animal who reads and you only care about violence and domination, hey, this author has an audience. Yee-haw.

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