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Margo

Tucked away in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico.

Member Since 2002

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  • Watch Your Back!: A Dortmunder Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Donald E. Westlake
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    It's the score of a lifetime: easy access to a lavish New York City apartment, hordes of valuables, and an absentee owner avoiding the lawyers of his unhappy ex-wives. But before they pull the job, Dortmunder's crew is startled to find their beloved gin joint, the OJ, in the clutches of the Mafia--who consider it perfect for a little fraud, courtesy of a nice big fire. For tactical and highly superstitious reasons, the fate of the OJ is even more important to the crew than the enormous score.

    Margo says: "Dortmunder is Fun"
    "Dortmunder is Fun"
    Overall

    I think I have listened to all of the Dortmunder novels. (Unfortunately, they aren't available on Audible!). The Dortmunder character is a hoot. If you enjoy dry sarcasm, you'll like Dortmunder. This was not the best Dortmunder that I've read, but it was still fun.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Time to Kill

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (156)

    Clanton, Mississippi. The life of a 10-year-old black girl is shattered by 2 drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her father acquires an assault riffle - and takes justice into his own outraged hands.

    Larry says: "I'm now hooked on Grisham"
    "One of Grisham's Best"
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    I'm a major Grisham fan. This is one of my favorites because his dry sarcastic wit comes through in several places. I was literally laughing out loud in places.

    What can I say…one of my favorites.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Work

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1795)
    Performance
    (1046)
    Story
    (1059)

    Thanks to a heart transplant, former FBI agent Terrell McCaleb is enjoying a quiet retirement, renovating the fishing boat he lives on in Los Angeles Harbor. But McCaleb's calm seas turn choppy when a story in the "What Happened To?" column of the LA Times brings him face-to-face with the sister of the woman whose heart now beats in his chest.

    Andrew Stone says: "A Darn Good Book"
    "In General Just OK"
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    Performance
    Story

    What can I say. It was OK. Entertaining. Not a waste of a credit but nothing to get too excited about. The plot did take some radical twists, but in all nothing about this book had me hanging on every word or anxious to get back to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Killer: Victor the Assassin Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Tom Wood
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (173)

    Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. He lives alone. He operates alone. He's given a job; he takes out the target; he gets paid. He's The Killer. Victor arrives in Paris to perform a standard kill and collect for an anonymous client. He completes it with trademark efficiency - only to find himself in the middle of an ambush and fighting for his life.

    David says: "Rootin' For The Bad Guy!"
    "I Like Victor"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Even though he is an assassin, the author manages to build a character that you find yourself rooting for. Of course, his skills are superhuman, yet he struggles with anything but a brief and cursory human interaction. Definitely all business all of the time.

    Lots of action in this book, extreme characters on both ends of the spectrum, and a big body count. But still, I found it well worth the credit and will probably buy the next book in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6015)
    Performance
    (5445)
    Story
    (5437)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "Another Good Grisham Novel"
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    I've enjoyed most of John Grisham's novels. This one has especially strong narration for the southern characters. As usual, Grisham builds his characters and shapes the events skillfully and succinctly enough to keep me interested.

    While this may not rank up there with some of his strongest novels, it isn't far off and is certainly worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sick Puppy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (89)

    When Palmer Stoat notices the black pickup truck following him on the highway, he fears his precious Range Rover is about to be carjacked. But Twilly Spree, the man tailing Stoat, has vengeance, not sport-utility vehicles, on his mind. Idealistic, independently wealthy, and pathologically short-tempered, Twilly has dedicated himself to saving Florida's wilderness from runaway destruction. He favors unambiguous political statements - such as torching Jet-Skis or blowing up banks - that leave his human targets shaken but re-educated.

    Herv J. Peairs says: "Therapy for green folk"
    "Typical Hiaasen"
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    I continue to enjoy Carl Hiaasen for a fun, light listen. Sick Puppy was no exception. In typical Hiassen fashion, he comes up with some truly outlandish characters, dirty politicians, polluting public, and eco warriors.

    I've never felt like a credit was wasted on a Hiaasen novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Think of a Number: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Verdon
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (328)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (206)

    Arriving in the mail over a period of weeks are taunting letters that end with a simple declaration: “Think of any number…picture it…now see how well I know your secrets.” Amazingly, those who comply find that the letter writer has predicted their random choice exactly. For Dave Gurney, just retired as the NYPD’s top homicide investigator and forging a new life with his wife, Madeleine, in upstate New York, the letters are oddities that begin as a diverting puzzle but quickly ignite a massive serial murder investigation.

    Kelley says: "Fresh and Frightening!"
    "Enjoyed the Plot"
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    I can usually figure out who done it at least midway through a book, but not with this one. It was unusual in the plot and well thought out and presented.

    The writing wasn't particularly artistic or inspiring, but it was solid and presented a clever and unique storyline.

    I wouldn't listen to this book twice, but it was well worth the credit to listen to it once!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gold Coast

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1194)
    Performance
    (404)
    Story
    (398)

    Welcome to the fabled Gold Coast, that stretch on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America. Here two men are destined for an explosive collision: John Sutter, Wall Street lawyer, holding fast to a fading aristocratic legacy; and Frank Bellarosa, the Mafia don who seizes his piece of the staid and unprepared Gold Coast like a latter-day barbarian chief and draws Sutter and his regally beautiful wife, Susan, into his violent world.

    Jack C says: "Unexpectedly Great!"
    "Not Like His Other Books"
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    I've panned some of Nelson DeMille's other books, but this one is a very different book. It is full of sarcasm, dry wit, interesting situations and more than a few times I found myself laughing out loud.

    In the author's notes he mentions this as his most popular book among readers, and I can see why. I think the writing eclipses some of his other efforts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    Overall
    (4012)
    Performance
    (2761)
    Story
    (2774)

    They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

    Parola138 says: "I thought I was desensitized"
    "WAAAAY TOOOOO LOOOONG"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Many reviewers have raved that this is one of Kings best, so I thought I'd give it a try. I've read a couple other books of his and they have ranged from 3 - 4 stars.

    I just don't get the appeal. This book was long and boring in places. It did have interesting characters, but it was Kings idea of a metaphysical nightmare and my idea of a lot of boredom punctuated by some interest here and there.

    I was glad when it was over, which isn't an indication of a good book. There are better ways to spend this much time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A.I. Apocalypse: Singularity, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By William Hertling
    • Narrated By J. M. Badger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    Leon Tsarev is a high school student set on getting into a great college program, until his uncle, a member of the Russian mob, coerces him into developing a new computer virus for the mob's botnet - the slave army of computers they used to commit digital crimes. The evolutionary virus Leon creates, based on biological principles, is successful - too successful. All the world's computers are infected.

    Margo says: "Solid and Interesting"
    "Solid and Interesting"
    Overall
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    So an "innocent" virus unlike any other takes on a life of its own and controls all of our electronic stuff…including military drones, etc. Makes for some interesting action.

    I was hoping for more of a tie-in to the prequel to this book, but it really didn't fill in many holes. ELOP was back, as was one of the characters, but it was 10 years later and not much backstory provided.

    In all, it was not a book I would rave about to others, but it wasn't a wasted credit, either.

    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
    (3639)
    Performance
    (3068)
    Story
    (3050)

    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"
    "Pretty Complex Plot"
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    I liked this book. I liked the fact that the plot was convoluted, plausible and brilliant. Who can come up with this stuff? I'm a Grisham fan, but some books aren't as stellar as others. I'll put this one in the stellar category for the excellent plot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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