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  • Plugged

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Daniel McEvoy has a problem. Well, really, he has several, but for this Irish ex-pat bouncer at a seedy, small-time casino, the fact that his girlfriend was just murdered in the parking lot is uppermost in his mind. That is until lots of people around him start dying, and not of natural causes. Suddenly, Daniel’s got half the New Jersey mob, dirty cops, and his man-crazy upstairs neighbor after him, and he still doesn't know what's going on.

    Townsend says: "An Irish Chili Palmer"
    "Great narration and humor. Good story."
    Where does Plugged rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 25%

    What other book might you compare Plugged to and why?

    Plugged feels like a traditional detective noir story.
    It's complete with the hero getting knocked around, sultry (nutty) women coming after him, and mysteries to be solved.

    What about John Keating’s performance did you like?

    John Keating showed me a lot of humor I'd have missed if I'd read the paperback.

    Any additional comments?

    This is a fun way to spend some time. You'll laugh. You'll care enough about the characters to stay til the end. You'll want more Eoin Colfer to listen to.

    If you like juvenile fantasy BTW, Colfer's Artremis Fowl series is awesome.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frostbitten: Women of the Otherworld, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kelley Armstrong
    • Narrated By Jen Taylor

    The Alaskan wilderness is a harsh landscape in the best of conditions, but with a pack of rogue werewolves on the loose, it's downright deadly. Elena Michaels, the Pack's chief enforcer, knows all too well the havoc "mutts" can wreak. When they hear of a series of gruesome maulings and murders outside Anchorage, she and her husband, Clay, journey to Alaska in the dead of winter in order to hunt down the dangerous werewolves.

    G. House Sr. says: "A Alaskan Home Run -- Must Read"
    "Harlequin-adventure fantasy disorienting at times"

    I felt manipulated by Frostbitten. It's as if the author said to her publisher, "Hey, I've written a woman-centered action novel and added werewolves. We'll get crossover sales!

    Readers who buy this novel for world-building fantasy will sorely disappointed. This novel starts out slowly with the fact that the characters claim to be werewolves barely informing the action until late in the story. We also learn little about the other interesting supernatural characters throughout the novel. The author had the bones of some great ideas here but didn't capitalize on them.

    This story does work as a simple action adventure with the caveat that its written from a female perspective.

    It was interesting, and somewhat disorienting, as a male reader to observe the way this female character thinks about and interacts with the world. There was a lot more emphasis on relationships than I care to think about. And seduction/sex scenes are completely different. I think this will work very well for a lot of readers. It left me bored.

    Bottom line: I wouldn't buy or recommend this book to someone interested in werewolves/otherworld. If you're buying it for the "Women of the...." part of the title, it's a mildly successful adventure title.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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