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Catherine

Lees Summit, MO, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Now You See Her [Brilliance]

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Joy Fielding
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Fifty-year-old Marcy Taggart’s husband has left her for another woman. Devastating as that may be for some, it hardly compares to the death of her twenty-one-year-old daughter, Devon, in a canoeing accident. Her body was never found in the icy waters of Georgian Bay, and as a result Marcy has never fully accepted her death. Two years have passed, and she continues to see the young woman’s face in crowds and has even stopped strangers on the street, certain she has finally discovered her long lost daughter.Now, in Ireland, Marcy yet again thinks she sees her daughter, casually strolling past....

    Catherine says: "Tough listen"
    "Tough listen"
    Overall

    I don't know if this book is as bad as it seemed or if it's the narrator's voice that makes it unbearable! At first I couldn't believe how irritating her voice was...I thought maybe the batteries on my speakers needing changing...:-) As for the story, not up to the other Fielding novels I've read. I'm glad this wasn't my first of hers or I wouldn't listen to anything else. For sure, I won't be buying any more with this narrator...OMG...very annoying voice...I don't understand how she got the job!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To the Nines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1076)
    Performance
    (391)
    Story
    (388)

    Stephanie Plum may not be the best bounty hunter in beautiful downtown Trenton, but she's pretty darn good at turning bad situations her way...and she always gets her man. Her cousin Vinnie (who's also her boss) has posted bail on Samuel Singh, an illegal immigrant. When the elusive Mr. Singh goes missing, Stephanie is on the case. In a race against time that takes her from the Jersey Turnpike to the Vegas Strip, Stephanie Plum is on the chase of her life.

    Maxine says: "hilarious"
    "Another Good One!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of To the Nines to be better than the print version?

    I don't know...I didn't read the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    LuLu...she just cracks me up!


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

    Yes, she is excellent and really has distinctive voices for each character.


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

    not necessarily.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm on 11 now, I'm going to be sad when I get to 18.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • High Five

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Debi Mazar
    Overall
    (562)
    Performance
    (325)
    Story
    (321)

    America's favorite bounty hunter is back behind the wheel in her fifth hilarious, high-octane thriller. Out of bail skippers and rent money, Stephanie Plum strikes out on her own. Okay, so a scumball blows himself to bits on her first day of policing a crack house, and the sheik she was chauffeuring steals the limo. But hey, nobody's perfect.

    Diane says: "Content dampened by quality of reading."
    "Don't bother..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Janet Evanovich and/or Debi Mazar?

    Yes, from Janet Evanovich but not if Debi Mazar reads it!


    What could Janet Evanovich have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Have someone other than Debi Mazar read it and record an unabridged version.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Have a skilled reader like the gal who read the first 4 novels, read it. She was fantastic!


    Did High Five inspire you to do anything?

    Yes....avoid any books read by Debi Mazar


    Any additional comments?

    If this was the first Janet Evanovich book I had listened to I would have never listened to another one. Debi Mazar is absolutely awful. Every character sounds the same and she sounds like she can't wait to be done with it too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hell's Corner

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2355)
    Performance
    (992)
    Story
    (999)

    John Carr, aka Oliver Stone-once the most skilled assassin his country ever had-stands in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, perhaps for the last time. The president has personally requested that Stone serve his country again on a high-risk, covert mission. Though he's fought for decades to leave his past career behind, Stone has no choice but to say yes. Then Stone's mission changes drastically before it even begins. It's the night of a state dinner honoring the British prime minister.

    Ramon says: "Great story with nice twists"
    "Another great Baldacci!"
    Overall

    Another great Oliver Stone story...love that guy! I really like the fact that the story is read by a male and a female voice... Ron McLarty & Orlagh Cassidy add so much to the enjoyment of the listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22297)
    Performance
    (8971)
    Story
    (9045)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Boring!"
    Overall

    I tried to get into this book and listened for several hours...just couldn't get in to it at all!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Chainfire: Chainfire Trilogy, Part 1, Sword of Truth, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Jim Bond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1129)
    Performance
    (586)
    Story
    (601)

    As Richard fought to focus his mind on his need to remain conscious, the breathless voices sounded to him as if they were coming from some great, dim distance. He wasn't sure who they were. He knew that he knew them, but right then it just didn't seem to matter. He struggled to put voice to his burning concern, but he couldn't form the words, couldn't get out any more than a gasping moan.

    Karanja says: "Much improved from the Naked Empire"
    "Good but..."
    Overall

    I always get unabridged versions of my books, however, if ever there was a time for an abridged version the Chainfire Trilogy is it!!! OMG....some sections just go on and on! Don't get me wrong I love these books but why 3 books were needed for the Chainfire piece, I have no idea!! Whew...I'm glad I'm finally done with them!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Phantom: Chainfire Trilogy, Part 2, Sword of Truth, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1097)
    Performance
    (564)
    Story
    (580)

    On the day that she awoke remembering nothing but her name, Kahlan Amnell became the most dangerous woman alive. For everyone else, that was the day when the world began to end.

    Monica Raven says: "Not a bad story, but way too long and repetitive"
    "Good but..."
    Overall

    I always get unabridged versions of my books, however, if ever there was a time for an abridged version the Chainfire Trilogy is it!!! OMG....some sections just go on and on! Don't get me wrong I love these books but why 3 books were needed for the Chainfire piece, I have no idea!! Whew...I'm glad I'm finally done with them!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Confessor: Chainfire Trilogy, Part 3, Sword of Truth, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1170)
    Performance
    (597)
    Story
    (608)

    Descending into darkness, about to be overwhelmed by evil, those people still free are powerless to stop the coming dawn of a savage new world, while Richard faces the guilt of knowing that he must let it happen. Alone, he must bear the weight of a sin he dare not confess to the one person he loves...and has lost.

    Jessica says: "Wow.....More rhetoric?"
    "Good but...."
    Overall

    I always get unabridged versions of my books, however, if ever there was a time for an abridged version the Chainfire Trilogy is it!!! OMG....some sections just go on and on! Don't get me wrong I love these books but why 3 books were needed for the Chainfire piece, I have no idea!! Whew...I'm glad I'm finally done with them!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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