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Gareth

Waverly, PA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Four Fires

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1162)
    Performance
    (815)
    Story
    (810)

    The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare, and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The four fires give us our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character.

    Robert says: "Hit in the solar plexus"
    "could not hear poor quality"
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    What would have made Four Fires better?

    better audio


    Has Four Fires turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    could not understand at times


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I love scott brick and he has ruined me in the area of narration

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Survivor

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1129)
    Performance
    (1004)
    Story
    (993)

    Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

    T.D. says: "Shakes you to your very core."
    "Overblown descriptive"
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    Too much contrived detail. No one thinks as detailed as this author pours out. It makes the actual narrative seem contrived. Simply too over verbalized.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Neon Rain: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3106)
    Performance
    (1901)
    Story
    (1896)

    New York Times best-selling author James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels began with this first hard-hitting entry in the series. In The Neon Rain, Detective Robicheaux fishes a prostitute's corpse from a New Orleans bayou and finds that no one, not even the law, cares about a dead hooker.

    S. Sand says: "The perfect combination of author and narrator"
    "overdone descriptive"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Any off the wall person that sees everything as overcolorful and blatant.


    Has The Neon Rain turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not really. The overdone descriptions just get old.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    made it hard to concentrate on plot


    What character would you cut from The Neon Rain?

    Characters are OK just that their thinking is overdescribed


    Any additional comments?

    I will not buy another Burke Book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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