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carl

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  • The Eagle Has Landed: Liam Devlin, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jack Higgins
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (126)

    It was to become known as the most daring enemy mission of the entire war: Operation Eagle, SS Reichsfurher Heinrich Himmler's audacious plan to kidnap Winston Churchill on British soil in November 1943.

    David Share says: "The Eagle has Landed"
    "A1+"
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    What did you love best about The Eagle Has Landed?

    everything...Writing,story,plot,narration and ending..


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

    YES...The narration mae it feel real..


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

    no,but I will.


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

    So far fetched,BUT...might just be believable...


    Any additional comments?

    Super .....well done

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Long Way Home: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (755)
    Performance
    (690)
    Story
    (686)

    Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole." While Gamache doesn't talk about his wounds and his balm, Clara tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home. Failed to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation. She wants Gamache's help to find him. Having finally found sanctuary, Gamache feels a near revulsion at the thought of leaving Three Pines. "There’s power enough in Heaven," he finishes the quote as he contemplates the quiet village, "to cure a sin-sick soul." And then he gets up. And joins her.

    David Walker says: "Back in 3 Pines"
    "Faraway...her best work...."
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    Where does The Long Way Home rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    very ,very, very ,very, near the top....


    What other book might you compare The Long Way Home to and why?

    Because of it's difference in approach, storyline, depth, entanglement of the lives ,present and past, from Three Pines residents into the susurrus, soft , cast of this page grabbing Mystery, I pause to compare this work with any that I have read. It's whole makeup is different..


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

    EVERYTHING


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

    Yes, BUT, it took me four sittings[I'm eighty years old] so I need my naps.


    Any additional comments?

    I believe that I have read all Penny's books and I keep coming back for more.{WHAT TALENT}

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5628)
    Performance
    (5247)
    Story
    (5253)

    In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

    Joyce says: "Love this style of King!!!"
    "Not one of his best."
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    What did you like best about Mr. Mercedes? What did you like least?

    The storyline was interesting and kept you hooked until near the end.
    The end was drawn out and ,so unlike the great writing of King.
    It would remind you of the ending of a Grade B movie.
    It took the edge off the whole novel.


    Would you recommend Mr. Mercedes to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes...But I would preface my recommend with...Good but not Great..


    Did Will Patton do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    all around GREAT.


    Do you think Mr. Mercedes needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No.. Nothing left to tell.


    Any additional comments?

    I've read other work by King and enjoyed every book to various degrees,but,I must say,this was not his best work..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Affair: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3480)
    Performance
    (2887)
    Story
    (2892)

    Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington. Reacher is ordered undercover - to find out everything he can, to control the local police, and then to vanish. Reacher is a good soldier. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, he finds layers no one saw coming, and the investigation spins out of control. Local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux has a thirst for justice - and an appetite for secrets.

    Melinda says: ""All Aboard!""
    "Lee Child's good one"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    the yarn is well written,The narration is 1st class.the story held your intrest to the end.


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

    I've listened to many books and Dick Hill is,beyond doubt,one of the best in the audio book field


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

    YES...We could have done without the lovemaking scenes.It degrades ,what is a well written book,and cheapens it downward,adding nothing of importance to the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Absolute Friends

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John le Carré
    • Narrated By John le Carré
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    By chance and not by choice, Ted Mundy, eternal striver, failed writer, and expatriate son of a British Army officer, used to be a spy. But that was in the good old Cold War days when a cinder-block wall divided Berlin and the enemy was easy to recognize.

    Ann says: "Le Carre has a point of view"
    "disappointment"
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    What disappointed you about Absolute Friends?

    everything..no plot that can be followed..THE STORY SAID NOTHING AND COULD NOT BE FOLLOWED.i HAVE AUDIO LISTENED TO 19 novels by John leCarre....Enjoyed most all the books.This was not what I anticipated.John most have wrote it on a bad day.


    What could John le Carre have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Get rid of the music ,played between sections.


    What didn’t you like about John le Carre’s performance?

    This was not John leCarre.....Some one borrowed his name.


    What character would you cut from Absolute Friends?

    GUT the whole story and start over.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm still a fan.One bad book doesn't make a bad man

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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