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M. Dunn

NJ | Member Since 2002

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  • Cold Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Charles Frazier
    • Narrated By Charles Frazier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (585)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (213)

    One of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain is a masterpiece that is at once an enthralling adventure, a stirring love story, and a luminous evocation of a vanished America in all its savagery, solitude, and splendor.

    M. Dunn says: "Cold Mountain (Unabridged)"
    "Cold Mountain (Unabridged)"
    Overall

    It has been at least two years since I listened to this book, but I am still moved by my memories of it. To be honest, as a fast moving Yankee, I found the narration by Charles Frasier to be almost painful in its slow moving pace. However, after giving it some time, I realized that there was no better reader for this novel. Mr. Frasier is a Southerner, and his rendition puts the reader into the genuine feel of the time and emotion of the novel. I wept, rejoiced, and was swept away by the story. I have actually delayed my viewing of the film based on the novel b/c I feel it can only dissappoint. As it has several Oscar nominatons, I probably should get over this feeling, but it IS a novel that will remain in your heart and memory.

    46 of 49 people found this review helpful
  • A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2323)
    Performance
    (1983)
    Story
    (1972)

    Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there. All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride.

    Bill says: "Wanted Man is Wanting ~ And I Want 14 Hours Back"
    "I WANT MY CREDIT BACK!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Where was Lee Child when he wrote this? Recovering from twilight sleep after a colonoscopy? Enough already with the "it could've been this, or that, or maybe the other obsure thing". Yes, we got that Reacher was on a long and boring drive, but did Mr. Child have to take the reader on one too? If I didn't value my electronics, this would have been a wallbanger. And Dick Hill's overdone nasal voice made me think Jack Rreacher not only had a broken nose, but that he had been stupid enough to deserve it. It's maddening to think that Lee Child still gets paid for this stinker.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Racketeer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By J.D. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3970)
    Performance
    (3351)
    Story
    (3337)

    Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

    Ed says: "Grisham Light"
    "Terrible narration, buy the book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I wish I had held off on buying the audio version of this book until I had read what other reviewers had posted. The pace at which the narrator spoke was so slow that the audio could probably been an hour shorter if read by someone else. I felt as though the narrator thought perhaps my first language was not English, or that I I was old and feeble, or that perhaps his true manner of speaking is so mired in dialect that he had to try too hard. Yes, these were my thoughts as we ground through the narration, and so I lost the thread of the story on occasion. Frankly, I just didn't care by the end. Just glad it was over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Inner Circle

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1336)
    Performance
    (706)
    Story
    (707)

    When Clementine Kaye, archivist Beecher White's first childhood crush, shows up at the National Archives asking for his help, Beecher tries to impress her by showing her the secret vault where the president of the United States privately reviews classified documents. They accidentally happen upon a priceless artifact - and find themselves suddenly entangled in a web of deception, conspiracy, and murder.

    Joseph says: "VERY WELL DONE"
    "Painfully Boring"
    Overall

    There were so many times I needed to stop and go back to find out what I missed when I zoned out. It just wasn't worth it. Scott Brick's overly dramatic, trembling-voiced narration had me rolling my eyes and wishing for another reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Think Twice

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lisa Scottoline
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (69)

    Bennie Rosato looks exactly like her identical twin, Alice Connolly, but the darkness in Alice’s soul makes them two very different women. Or at least that’s what Bennie believes, until she finds herself buried alive at the hands of her twin. Meanwhile, Alice takes over Bennie’s life, impersonating her at work and even seducing her boyfriend in order to escape the deadly mess she has made of her own life.

    Suzn F says: "Just an OK Mystery"
    "disappointing"
    Overall

    The story line is a poorly done Stephanie Plum novel with barely likeable characters. Zany antics become shrill, supposedly smart women act too stupid to live, and by the end I was grateful it was over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Reliable Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Robert Goolrick
    • Narrated By Mark Feuerstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (914)
    Performance
    (300)
    Story
    (300)

    When a wealthy man first meets his mail-order bride in 1907, he realizes this statuesque beauty is anything but a "simple missionary's daughter." But he doesn't know of her devious plan to leave Wisconsin as a rich widow. Nor does she know of the furious demons he longs to unleash during the lonely months of snowbound isolation.

    Richard says: "Intriguing story but only average writing"
    "Mesmerizing"
    Overall

    I can't imagiine having enjoyed this book as much if I had read rather than listened to this book. Mark Feuerstein's poetic, sensuous , mesmerizing reading pulled me in, lured me to complete the story, amde me feel the desolation, the isolation, the human need for contact and love in the midst of loneliness. I will carry the message of forgiveness with me long after hearing the last word read.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Paris Vendetta: A Cotton Malone Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (686)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (243)

    When Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a powerful secret. As general and emperor, he had stolen immeasurable riches from palaces, national treasuries, and even the Knights of Malta and the Vatican. In his final days, his British captors hoped to learn where the loot lay hidden. But he told them nothing, and in his will he made no mention of the treasure. Or did he?

    Paul says: "Excellent novel"
    "Read, don't listen to this book"
    Overall

    I must agree with the other reviewers. Scott Brick's narration was awful, alternating between laughable, distracting, and annoying. I needed to turn the book off a number of times b/c I was concentrating on the narration style as oppposed to the storyline. I've often listened to other books he has narrated and never found him to be THIS aggravating. He's now on my do-not-buy narrator list with Barbara Rosenberg who sounds like she's smoking and eating peanut butter sandwiches while reading.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Devil's Corner

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lisa Scottoline
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    When prosecutor Vicki Allegretti arrives at a rowhouse to meet a confidential informant, she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and is almost shot to death. She barely escapes with her life, but cannot save the two others gunned down before her disbelieving eyes. Stunned and heartbroken, Vicki tries to figure out how a routine meeting on a minor case became a double homicide.

    Joel says: "Good story but narrator detracted"
    "time for Rosenblatt to retire"
    Overall

    I agree with many of the other reviews; the story line was interesting, but the narrator messed it up badly. Long, mistimed pauses, constant sucking on a cough drop (nauseating), strange voices for the different characters, and worst of all, she made the heroine sound like an idiot. I will not waste another book credit on a book narrated by Rosenblatt; she just detracts too much from the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Predator

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (571)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (154)

    Dr. Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing with the National Forensic Academy in Florida, takes charge of a case that stretches from steamy Florida to snowbound Boston, one as unnerving as any she has ever faced. The teasing psychological clues lead Scarpetta and her team, Pete Marino, Benton Wesley, and Lucy Farinelli, to suspect that they are hunting someone with a cunning and malevolent mind whose secrets have kept them in the shadows, until now.

    Babs says: "What's next? Scarpetta kidnapped by aliens?"
    "Predator"
    Overall

    Predator should be the final book for Kay Scarpetta, as it's obvious that even Cornwell doesn't like her characters any longer. By the end of the book, I couldn't care less about the outcome, I was just glad it was over. Kay is cranky, superior, aloof. Marino is nasty, petty, and without any redeeming qualities. Lucy is just screwed up. Benton is as flat as wallpaper. The plot was convoluted, but boring. I'm done with Kay Scarpetta. I hope Cornwell is too.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Demon Rumm

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Staci Snell
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (17)

    It was the publicity stunt from hell as far as Kirsten Rumm was concerned. She may have been writing the book about her late husband, aeronautical daredevil Demon Rumm, but she didn't see the need to play host to the arrogant bad-boy actor starring in the film version's title role. Still, for the good of the project, Kirsten agreed to share her beachfront home with the impossibly sexy screen idol.

    Helen says: "Demon Rumm"
    "Demon Rumm"
    Overall

    This title was actually written in 1987, and is very typical of romances written 18 years ago. The hero takes forever to get it through his head that the woman on whom he is forcing his affections is actualy saying "no", and then it's all her fault for turning him on. She must be frigid. Arghhh! The heroine is sweet,spineless, conflicted, and sends out mixed messages right and left. Sandra Brown had an annoying habit of overuse of adjectives and metaphors during that period of her writing, which had my eyes rolling more than once. Vintage stuff, and not worth a book credit.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Life Expectancy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (816)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (183)

    Jimmy Tock comes into the world on the very night his grandfather leaves it. As a violent storm rages outside the hospital, Rudy Tock spends long hours walking the corridors between the expectant fathers' waiting room and his dying father's bedside. It's a strange vigil made all the stranger when, at the very height of the storm's fury, Josef Tock suddenly sits up in bed and speaks coherently for the first and last time since his stroke.

    Nicholas says: "Not my favorite Koontz, but still engaging..."
    "Life Expectancy"
    Overall

    If this novel were in book form, it would have been a wallbanger. The plot was slow, overly dramatic, but worst of all, boring. The inner musings of Jimmy Tock were flowery and absurd, and added little to the ridiculous plot. I had to force myself to finish listening, but found my mind wandering frequently. When I went back to hear what I had missed, I found it usually was nothing important. Not up to Koontz's usual standards, and I'd be hard pressed to waste a book credit on him again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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