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Petersen

Wheat Ridge, CO, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • 8 reviews
  • 47 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 4 purchased in 2014
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  • The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Charles Graeber
    • Narrated By Will Collyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (275)

    After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.

    FanB14 says: "More Chilling than Murder?"
    "Buy and read this book immediately!"
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    Having been a Registered Nurse for the better part of 30 years, I was keenly interested in the subject matter of this book. I found the story to be terrifying not only from my perspective as a professional but as a patient. I don't want to say much more because I'd rather not spoil the story but I would recommend this book to everyone. The book is well written and the story so compelling that you will not want to put it down.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11357)
    Performance
    (9056)
    Story
    (9163)

    This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

    Joanna says: "Wow!"
    "Great new fantasy series"
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    Anyone who loves fansasy will love this story. The characters are engaging, the story full of archetypes and the reading impecable. The level of creativity some authors achieve never ceases to amaze me and Patrick Rothfuss is no exception. This is the first in what is to be a three book series. And I'm looking forward to reading them over and over. I highly recommend this bood and series to anyone who loves fantasy , adventure, and just a good story. You won't be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Eben Alexander
    • Narrated By Eben Alexander
    Overall
    (1655)
    Performance
    (1440)
    Story
    (1454)

    On November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander was driven into coma by a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. Seven days later, he awakened with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm that were more real than this earthly one - memories that included meeting a deceased birth sister he had never known existed. Dr. Alexander deployed all his knowledge as a scientist to find out whether his mind could have played a trick on him. In its shutdown state, there was no way it could have.

    Kelly says: "Compelling"
    "Death is not the end."
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    Becaue this book was written by a medical doctor who specializes in neurology he brings a level of scientific thought to a subject that is frought with doubters and skeptics. Please read this book as it will ease your mind in all matters related to what happens after our physical body dies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Testament

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Alan Gold
    • Narrated By James Condon
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    A cave deep in the Judean desert. A 2000-year-old list. Tantalising clues that Jesus Christ wrote a prophetic testament. The discovery galvanises the world. Does the testament still exist? If so, what will be revealed if it is unearthed? Within hours, scholars, fortune tellers, religious groups and reporters are searching for the testament. Among them are Michael Farber, leading international biblical scholar, and Judith Abramovich, an Israeli archaeologist.

    Petersen says: "Don't waste your money on this"
    "Don't waste your money on this"
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    I've always enjoyed stories with archeological background and biblical history as context. The story regarding the finding of a testiment possibly written by Jesus sounded interesting. The example listen sounded good so I bought the book. All went well until the narrator had to read as a southern penticostal minister. Not only is the author clearly using the worst characture of a penticostal minister possible, the narrator couldn't come up with a southern accent that was even remotely plausable. His basic american accent wasn't much better either and when reading the american Pope, left me thinking of a sleazy used car salesman.

    I was so put off but the dialogue, characterization of the minister and church members, and the dreadful tortured southern and american accents that I nearly put the book down and didn't finish it. But as I'd spent a perfectly good credit for the book I persevered. The story was ok but the ending left one hanging. I would definately not recommend this book to any one and please, if you need a narrator to do a southern and or american accent please don't use this narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9194)
    Performance
    (6716)
    Story
    (6756)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Tim says: "True Blood PG13"
    "Great new series"
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    This new series is a great read. The story line is intriguing, the characters well developed and the narrator extremely good. I very glad I found this author and series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Summer Knight: The Dresden Files, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5540)
    Performance
    (4104)
    Story
    (4099)

    The Winter Queen of Faerie has manipulated Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden into accepting a case to solve a murder and stop a war between the courts of Summer and Winter that could have literally earth shattering consequences. His own soul is up for grabs. Dresden must dig deep to discover that at time a willingness to accept a little help from your friends, be they a cub pack of werewolves, old loves in sheep's clothing, or a battalion of pizza loving dewdrop fairies, is a very good thing.

    Michael says: "Harry & James are one."
    "Exciting Bookl ! Outstanding Narrator"
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    The Dresden Files series provides a very different view of the supernatural world than most television or movies. Jim Butcher has created a complex world and ongoing story lines that leave you wanting more, much more. James Marsters is masterful in his reading and adds much to the story by creating voices for characters and putting emotional context to the read. These books are a must for anyone who enjoys this genre.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Inside the Mind of BTK: The True Story Behind the Thirty-Year Hunt for the Notorious Wichita Serial Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Douglas, Johnny Dodd
    • Narrated By Jason Klav
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    This incredible story shows how John Douglas tracked and participated in the hunt for one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history. For 31 years a man who called himself BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) terrorized the city of Wichita, Kansas, sexually assaulting and strangling a series of women, taunting the police with frequent communications, and bragging about his crimes to local newspapers and TV stations.

    Petersen says: "Book Spoiled by Narrator"
    "Book Spoiled by Narrator"
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    I have always found the books written by John Douglas an interesting look into the behavioral understanding of crime. The content of this book was good but I continually had to move past the rote reading and incorrect pronunciations of commonly known words (Quantico pronounced with the accent on the second syllable, library pronounced as libary etc.)I have been an audible customer for several years and have hundreds of books in my library. I will not buy another book read by the narrator.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Lincoln Lawyer

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6527)
    Performance
    (2838)
    Story
    (2849)

    Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame.

    Steven says: "Great Legal Thriller, Great Reader"
    "Fantastic new direction"
    Overall

    I have always enjoyed the Harry Bosch novels and look forward to many more but this new character and direction is outstanding. The book is extremely well written with tight dialog, believable characters, interesting insight into the life of defense lawyers and enough suspense for a lifetime. Don't miss this read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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