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Marjan

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  • Another Man's Moccasins: A Walt Longmire Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (1621)
    Performance
    (1224)
    Story
    (1209)

    Craig Johnson's mystery stories have earned him an esteemed position in the pantheon of contemporary crime novelists. In this fourth installment, Longmire is called to investigate a dead Vietnamese girl found along the Wyoming highway.

    Patroo says: "The best writer and the best reader get together"
    "Flashbacks Nam and Now"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a bit different for a Longmire Mystery, it had a lot of flashbacks to Vietnam but appropriate for the story. It really gave you another insight into the character of Walt Longmire.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The big Indian, I don't want to spoil so just enjoy the layers that unfold.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Suen Kim, I don't know if I spelled her name correctly because I never saw it, only heard it. What a fun exchange between characters.


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  • Junkyard Dogs: A Walt Longmire Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1418)
    Performance
    (1044)
    Story
    (1038)

    Craig Johnson’s rough-and-tumble hero Walt Longmire is quickly becoming a fan-favorite and a critical success. Here Walt has his hands full as greedy land developers employ shady, violent methods to reverse their fortunes in recession-racked Wyoming.

    Kathy says: "At Last! What took so long to get this book??"
    "More Snow"
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    What did you love best about Junkyard Dogs?

    The descriptions of the smells in the junkyard where wonderfully descriptive


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how it played on current problems.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The action never really ends and you're always waiting to see how injured Walt gets.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hell Is Empty: A Walt Longmire Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1420)
    Performance
    (1184)
    Story
    (1178)

    Spur Award-winner Craig Johnson has garnered critical acclaim for his Walt Longmire mysteries. In this riveting seventh entry, Wyoming’s Absaroka County sheriff, Walt Longmire, is pushed beyond his limits. When three hardened convicts escape FBI custody in a mountain blizzard, an armed psychopath leads them up Big Horn Mountain. As Longmire struggles to track their treacherous ascent, he’ll need all the help he can get from the tribal spirits of the towering summit.

    Susan says: "Transcendental"
    "English Lit on the Mountain"
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    If you could sum up Hell Is Empty in three words, what would they be?

    I'm seeing things


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    George Guidall is a wonderful narrator and the best for this series.


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

    No I never have time to sit through an entire book in one sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17756)
    Performance
    (7958)
    Story
    (7992)

    Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

    B.J. says: "Perfect."
    "I want more"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great culmination to the series and well worth the listen.


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

    Simon Vance has a knack for this character and make the book come alive.


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

    The movie has already been made. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.


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  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18236)
    Performance
    (8128)
    Story
    (8156)

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    David says: "irritatingly engrossing"
    "Wirlwind"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Girl Who Played with Fire the most enjoyable?

    It's a non stop listen, very enjoyable


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl Who Played with Fire?

    some many twists and turns, I don't want to give anything away


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22948)
    Performance
    (9588)
    Story
    (9661)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "A Krona for your thoughts"
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    Would you listen to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo again? Why?

    This was an intricate story line and would be fun to listen to again just to get a better handle on all the subtleties of the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed the contrast in characters from Lisbeth to Mikael. So different but yet working in very much the same way to get the true story.


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

    I did not realize that this book was originally written in Swedish and then translated to English. It reads so effortlessly in English. The only thing that I found a bit frustrating was the reference to money in Swedish Krona. I had to get out my currency converter app every time to reference how much money they were talking about in dollars. A small inconvenience for such a great story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dark Horse: A Walt Longmire Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (1936)
    Performance
    (1341)
    Story
    (1317)

    The Denver Post hails Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mystery series as a must-read. Joining the four previous novels - all of which have been Book Sense picks - The Dark Horse puts a unique Wyoming twist on the classic British village mystery. When Longmire meets a woman jailed for her husband's death, he travels outside his usual haunts to discover the truth behind this unusual murder case.

    V. Sharol says: "Another outstanding book from Johnson"
    "Horsin Around"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    This story had a lot more interaction with horses then the other books in the series and that was fun to listen to. The love hate relationship that old cowboys have with their mounts is a tough one to capture with words but Craig Johnson hit the nail on the head.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    Love him as the voice of Walt Longmire, I can't imagine anyone elses voice for the narration.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26732)
    Performance
    (13369)
    Story
    (13413)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "South in the 60's"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    The voices were perfect for the characters. Each voice brought you closer to understanding what it was like to live in the south during the 60's. To even get just a glimpse of life from the black perspective of a maid was like opening a taboo novel when you're only 13. You don't know what to expect and seem to be more shocked to longer you read.


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

    The book is broken into separate sections with different characters talking in their respective chapters. To have different narrators for each character only makes sense. But what makes it wonderful was the choice of narrators. They all sound so wonder that they allow you to immerse into each character as if you were there.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindness Goes Unpunished: A Walt Longmire Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (1792)
    Performance
    (1347)
    Story
    (1333)

    Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mysteries are critically acclaimed. Longmire's third outing takes him from Wyoming to Philadelphia to investigate a brutal assault on his daughter, Cady. Walt believes her ex-boyfriend is behind the crime and searches him out. But when he turns up dead, Walt is back to square one.

    TravisD says: "Wyoming Fun-- in Philadelphia"
    "Out of sorts"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I'm like all of the Longmire Mysteries so far and this one is no exception.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the idea of taking the characters out of Wyoming and dropping them into the city of Philadelphia. The story is a bit wild but fun to listen to.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    I think George is the perfect voice for Walt Longmire and all the other characters he portrays while tell the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26373)
    Performance
    (20284)
    Story
    (20470)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    Sue Schreiber says: "A very satisfying ending"
    "Loose Ends"
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    What made the experience of listening to Mockingjay the most enjoyable?

    After listening to the first and second book of the trilogy I felt obligated to finish with the third book. The story had lost some of it's luster buy this time but it was nice to have all the loose ends tied up. I'm not going to spoil it for anyone, but the loose ends don't tidy up as you might think.


    Would you recommend Mockingjay to your friends? Why or why not?

    Sure, it's a progression that seems logical to finish a series and it was worth the time.


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

    I found Carolyn's voice to be a perfect fit for the characters she brought to life.


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

    The Rebellion, careful what you wish for.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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