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LINDA

BOISE, ID, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • 16 reviews
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  • 57 purchased in 2014
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  • The Dog Who Knew Too Much: A Chet and Bernie Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (609)
    Performance
    (526)
    Story
    (518)

    Combining suspense and intrigue with a wonderfully humorous take on the link between man and beast, Spencer Quinn's exceptional mystery series has captured widespread praise since its New York Times best-selling debut, Dog on It. The Dog Who Knew Too Much marks the duo's triumphant return in a tale that's full of surprises.

    LINDA says: "Mystery from the canine point of vew"
    "Mystery from the canine point of vew"
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    Light, funny and well written. The tale (no pun intended) is written from the dog's point of view. Different from most books written by the pet however, this dog actually behaves like a dog, not like a furry human. Jim Frangione is perfect as Chet. I'm looking forward to the next one.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Medium Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Chris Dolley
    • Narrated By Noelle Romano
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (46)

    Medium Dead is a fun urban fantasy chronicling the crime fighting adventures of Brenda - a reluctant medium - and Brian - a vigilante demon with an impish sense of humour. Think Stephanie Plum with magic and a dash of Carl Hiaasen. Brenda Steele is smart, funny and out of her depth. A Vigilante Demon called Brian wants her to find murdered spirits and help him track down their killers. But Brian doesn't just catch criminals, he likes to play with them first, and make the punishment fit the crime.

    Meghan says: "I laughed out loud"
    "Psychic and demon=Lucy and Ethel"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's funny, fast paced and a slightly different premise than any other paranormal fiction I've read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The FBI hostage negotiation call line with phone tree options including a canary yellow SUV with bank robber on board bumper sticker and almost empty tank for faster get away.


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

    Her delivery is perfect for the female character..


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

    Yes. I laughed all the way through.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an unexpected treasure. I'm going to look for more books by this author and this narrator.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ragnarok: A Jack Sigler Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson, Kane Gilmour
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    It starts with a thunderous crack and a flash of light. Screams come next. Then the hunters. With a staccato flicker, light disappears and everything within a hundred-yard radius goes with it. All that remains is a massive crater where a chunk of the world has gone missing. As the deadly phenomenon repeats and expands amidst the world's most densely populated cities, Jack Sigler, Callsign: King, and his black ops team take action. But the team is broken, spread across the globe, and vulnerable.

    LINDA says: "Just an action book without a plot"
    "Just an action book without a plot"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the characters were fleshed out and a plot was added.


    Has Ragnarok: A Jack Sigler Thriller turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no I like fantasy


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    speak slower


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Ragnarok: A Jack Sigler Thriller?

    all of them


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Solaris: The Definitive Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Stanislaw Lem, Bill Johnston (translator)
    • Narrated By Alessandro Juliani
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1991)
    Performance
    (1601)
    Story
    (1616)

    At last, one of the world’s greatest works of science fiction is available - just as author Stanislaw Lem intended it. To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Solaris, Audible, in cooperation with the Lem Estate, has commissioned a brand-new translation - complete for the first time, and the first ever directly from the original Polish to English. Beautifully narrated by Alessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica), Lem’s provocative novel comes alive for a new generation.

    Burns says: "A comment on negative reviews"
    "Too Dry"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Hard core Sci Fi readers.


    What was most disappointing about Stanislaw Lem and Bill Johnston (translator) ’s story?

    The plot was hard to follow.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He didn't really detract.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    Not for everyone even if it is "classic"

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • W Is for Wasted: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1054)
    Performance
    (931)
    Story
    (925)

    Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him.

    karen says: "Well worth waiting for...."
    "Another sold Grafton"
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    Would you listen to W Is for Wasted again? Why?

    Yes, I like Kinsey.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    not really


    Which character – as performed by Judy Kaye – was your favorite?

    William or Ed


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

    When Ed starts talking to Henry. Nicely done.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like the series this one won't disappoint.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Earthly Delights: Corinna Chapman Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Kerry Greenwood
    • Narrated By Louise Siversen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (133)

    Baking is an alchemical process for Corinna Chapman. At four am she starts work at Earthly Delights, her bakery in Calico Alley. But one morning Corinna receives a threatening note saying "The wages of sin is death" and finds a syringe in her cat's paw. A blue-faced junkie has collapsed in the dark alley and a mysterious man with beautiful eyes appears with a plan for Corinna and her bread. Then it is Goths, dead drug addicts, witchcraft, a homeless boy and a missing girl and it seems she will never get those muffins cooked in time.

    S. Sarabasha says: "Don't know why I waited so long."
    "Not your usual heroine"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes. It's different. Some humor some mystery some query characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The witch and the dominatrix


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The mouse patrol


    Who was the most memorable character of Earthly Delights and why?

    The heroine. She accepts herself as she is.


    Any additional comments?

    Give it a try if you're not a10.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Protector: Foreigner Sequence 5, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (77)

    It's coming up on Cajeiri's birthday. The boy has been promised he can have the young human children he knew from his voyage sent down from the space station for a two week stay. But there's a far darker business going on in the background - a major split compromising the Assassins' Guild, which furnishes security and law enforcement to the whole continent. Tabini's consort's own father has been barred from court, and may be involved in a new conspiracy against him.

    Bunty says: "As good as ever! Best SF series! Marvellous."
    "Outstanding!"
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    If you could sum up Protector in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging, unique funny


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Brin. His character was so well developed and so unique. Not your usual hero.


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

    He does an excellent job with the different voices and his dialog delivery is excellent.


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

    All of it.


    Any additional comments?

    This entire series is addictive. I can't wait for the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Until Proven Guilty: J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By J. A. Jance
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (166)

    Lurking in the dark corners of J. P. Beaumont's bizarre case was not just a demented mind obsessed with murder, but secrets so deadly that even a street-tough cop could die guessing.

    Jean says: "Until proven guilty"
    "Horrible narrator!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different narrator might have helped but the story is still pretty shallow and unbelievable. Her later stories in this series are much better.


    Has Until Proven Guilty turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What didn’t you like about Gene Engene’s performance?

    over dramatic poor voice changes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Until Proven Guilty?

    all of them


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bad Blood: A Kate Shugak Mystery, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (73)

    In Alaska, 100 years of bad blood between the villages of Kushtaka and Kuskulana come to a boil when the body of a young Kushtaka ne'er-do-well is found wedged in a fish wheel. Sergeant Jim Chopin's prime suspect is a Kuskulana man who is already in trouble in both villages for falling in love across the river. But when the suspect disappears, members of both tribes refuse to speak to Jim. When a second murder that looks suspiciously like payback occurs, Jim has no choice but to call in Kate Shugak for help.

    Charlie Russel says: "Another Great Kate Shugak Story"
    "To Be Continued"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If she had finished the book


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not Dana Stabenow


    Any additional comments?

    I've been a fan of Dana Stabenow's books for many years and this is the first tme she's disappointed me. She left the story hanging like the last season episode of Dallas. Shame on you Dana, it's not like you have to force your readers to return by leavng a story unfinished!

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Intelligence: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Susan Hasler
    • Narrated By Susan Hasler, Joe Barrett, Rachel Butera, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (176)

    Maddie James and her colleagues are terrorism experts working in a crumbling intelligence agency. They are certain another terrorist attack is coming, but in a post-9/11 election year the Administration is stressing its victories in the War on Terror - and few want to hear the team's warnings. Reluctantly, Maddie's given a team of five analysts to focus on the impending threat. The crew labors through bureaucratic obstacles, personal problems, and a blossoming romance between its senior members. They come heartbreakingly close to stopping the attack....

    Julia says: "Not your typical spy novel...."
    "Not your usual spy story."
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    Any additional comments?

    Well written and well narrated by a full cast. This is an author to keep an eye on because she's going places. An inside look at the CIA by a former employee written in the guise of fiction, full of black humor and satire. Some readers will think it's over the top but If you've ever worked for the government you will recognize your department in these pages.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages for Transformation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Leonard L. Martin, Robert Kegan
    • Narrated By Mo Egen
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Why is the gap so great between our hopes, our intentions, even our decisions - and what we are actually able to bring about? Even when we are able to make important changes - in our own lives or the groups we lead at work - why are the changes are so frequently short-lived and we are soon back to business as usual? What can we do to transform this troubling reality? In this intensely practical book, Harvard psychologists Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey help us answer these very questions.

    LINDA says: "NEEDS TO BE READ"
    "NEEDS TO BE READ"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The author needs to refer to a website where the listener can see the diagrams etc. referred to in the audio book. The author refers to diagrams the reader can't see. It's very frustrating.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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