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  • Consequences: A Retrieval Artist Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (495)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (243)

    Officer Noelle DeRicci is investigating a murder in Armstrong, the domed colony on the Moon. The victim was one of the Disappeared - outlaws in hiding who are wanted for crimes against alien civilizations - whose family had her brought home, believing she was no longer in danger.

    MrBoobo says: "Maybe the best of the series"
    "Confusing start, great middle, weak ending"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Rusch does a great job in developing her characters and the story line is compelling and interesting. The narrator does a good job with the different voices. The beginning was a bit confusing, but the end was done in a rather fast manner and left you hanging with a lot of questions and loose ends; which is too bad as the novel itself was very good.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kristine Kathryn Rusch? Why or why not?

    I will try book 4 and hope the ending will be better.


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

    He is a good narrator with different voices.


    Did Consequences inspire you to do anything?

    Not really


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Carol Cowan, Michael Hanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (619)
    Performance
    (361)
    Story
    (366)

    Reporter Holly Thorne is intrigued by Jim Ironheart, who has saved 12 lives in the past three months. Holly wants to know what kind of power drives him, why terrifying visions of a churning windmill haunt his dreams, and just what he means when he whispers in his sleep that an enemy who will kill everyone is coming.

    Malia Nash says: "A real disappointment"
    "Not interesting"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    This book started out strong. Both narrators were good to listen to and the story interesting. About halfway through the story got boring, contrived, and fake. It was as if the author was trying to find a way to end it but could not. This is not one of Dean Koontz better stories. Both narrators were able to continue with a good narration. It really was the story that was weak.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of Bones: Harry Bosch Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2432)
    Performance
    (1142)
    Story
    (1140)

    On New Year's Day, Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch fields a call that a dog has found a bone - a bone that the dog's owner, a doctor, feels certain is human.

    Pamela says: "A good read"
    "Great story. Not great narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story was well written. However, the narrator was annoying. Not as annoying as the previous book but still annoying due to his inflection going up creating this fake tension when there is none.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2670)
    Performance
    (1648)
    Story
    (1642)

    Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is ready for a challenge. But his first case is a little more than he bargained for. It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range - what looks like "trunk music", a Mafia hit.

    Dan says: "Another Harry Bosch winner"
    "Great story with great narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    The story was very well written and the narration added enjoyment. The ending of the story was a little weak.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angels Flight: A Harry Bosch Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (959)
    Performance
    (848)
    Story
    (857)

    An activist attorney is killed in a cute little L.A. trolley called Angels Flight, far from Harry Bosch's Hollywood turf. But the case is so explosive - and the dead man's enemies inside the L.A.P.D. are so numerous - that it falls to Harry to solve it. Now the streets are superheating. Harry's year-old Vegas marriage is unraveling. And the hunt for a killer is leading Harry to another high-profile L.A. murder case, one where every cop had a motive. The question is, did any have the guts?

    Janels says: "Suffers from poor narration"
    "Narrator inappropriate; takes away from the story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Angels Flight the most enjoyable?

    The story is very well written in takes interesting twists and turns.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Replace the current narrator with the one from the previous book. This narrator is poorly cast. It is not appropriate for this story and it is really distracting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nineteen Minutes

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Carol Monda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2409)
    Performance
    (1010)
    Story
    (1031)

    Jodi Picoult delivers the riveting tale of one small town's entanglement with high-school violence.

    New York Superior Court Judge Alex Cormier is assigned to preside over the case of the alleged Sterling High School shooter. Lawyer Jordan McAffee represents Peter, the boy who, on the day of the shooting, was found in the corner of the gymnasium holding a gun to his head with a shaky hand. Detective Patrick DuCharme has one star witness, but her story keeps changing. And then there's the biggest problem of all: the star witness happens to be Judge Cormier's daughter.

    Suze says: "Mesmerizing"
    "Lame ending and story too long"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It had some great parts. It drags a bit in parts. The end is rather lame. Great narrator


    What does Carol Monda bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Makes the book come alive


    Did Nineteen Minutes inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Love to have recommended it, but the end really was not very good.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Fall

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By John Gardner
    • Narrated By Christopher Cazenove
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Ralph says: "Ok story, poor audio."
    "Book is great but audio is weak"
    Overall

    The plot is very relevant in today's post 9/11 world. However, the quality of the audio is on par with the 1950's radio shows.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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