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P. S. Buchanan

PSB from MD

Gaithersburg, MD USA | Member Since 2012

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  • Ghostman

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Roger Hobbs
    • Narrated By Jake Weber
    Overall
    (347)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (306)

    When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry, the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a favor from someone who's occasionally called Jack. While it's doubtful that anyone knows his actual name or anything at all about his true identity, or even if he's still alive, he's in his mid-30s and lives completely off the grid, a criminal's criminal who does entirely as he pleases and is almost impossible to get in touch with.

    Hassan says: "Authentic And Full of Action!!"
    "The Bad triumph over the Really Bad"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Ghostman rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I was engrossed from beginning to end, although it would have been nice to have a good guy or two sprinkled into the plot.


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

    Sure - if they like dark books about criminals.


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

    Jake does a superior job of really making you feel like you are in the book.


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

    No.


    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
    (3524)
    Performance
    (3310)
    Story
    (3315)

    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.

    Marci says: "King and Patton create a winning combo"
    "Very engrossing and well written"
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    Performance
    Story

    This was a completely engrossing novel about the quest to catch a psychopath bent on killing thousands after an initial killing of 8 whet his appetite. The writing is taut, the characters are interesting, and the performance is really good. I am not a fan of Steven King's horror work, but I do like his serious novel - particularly this on and the "11-23-63," which was also outstanding.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bleeding Edge

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Thomas Pynchon
    • Narrated By Jeannie Berlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (92)

    Maxine Tarnow is running a nice little fraud investigation business on the Upper West Side, chasing down different kinds of small-scale con artists. She used to be legally certified but her license got pulled a while back, which has actually turned out to be a blessing because now she can follow her own code of ethics - carry a Beretta, do business with sleazebags, hack into people's bank accounts - without having too much guilt about any of it. Otherwise, just your average working mom - two boys in elementary school, an off-and-on situation with her sort of semi-ex-husband Horst - till Maxine starts looking into the finances of a computer-security firm....

    Robert says: "A fine wine in a dirty and cracked glass"
    "Not finished yet but the narration is terrible."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Most of the audiobooks are really well done. The narrator for this book, however, doesn't match up with the story all. She seems more interested in making sure she pronounces the words than to read the stories effectively. Plus, the main character is fairly young and hip; however, the narrator sounds old. Her voice is not a match for the characters at all. I was really looking forward to this, so I am really disappointed.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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