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  • Sunset Express: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By David Stuart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (466)
    Performance
    (363)
    Story
    (361)

    Elvis Cole, wisecracking private eye, finds himself embroiled in a controversial LA murder case. A wealthy WASP entrepreneur appears to have murdered his wife. A hot-shot defense attorney takes the case and hires Elvis to find proof that the L.A. detective - rumored to be dirty - fooled around with the evidence.

    --------------- says: "Waste of time"
    "Great Story, Not the Best Narrator"
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    Story

    Love Robert Crais and he lives up to his precedent in this book. The performer does fine with fluency and voices, but he has an obvious lisp, which makes Elvis sound a bit fey. It just doesn't fit the character. Still worth listening to for the story, which is quite good.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Flash

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tim Tigner
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1336)
    Performance
    (1236)
    Story
    (1226)

    Two blood-spattered strangers awake, locked in the trunk of a car - with a murdered cop and the smoking gun. Aside from raging headaches and no idea what's happened, they appear to have nothing in common. Troy thinks it's 2001 and he's still a combat surgeon fighting terrorists in Afghanistan. Emmy believes it's 2002 and she's still grifting a living from the streets of L.A.

    ibrahim BURCE says: "As promised"
    "Great narration, enjoyable story"
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    First off, I have to admit that I listened to this book only because it was on sale and Dick Hill narrates it. I'd listen to Dick Hill read binary code. That said, it turned out to be an enjoyable, if somewhat predictable, thriller. The basic premise--the hero and heroine must find out who erased their memories and why before the bad guys kill them--is not as sci-fi-ish as it sounds. The book is a straight-forward thriller in the tradition of Ludlum and most of the plot elements are well within the reality of that genre. There are more than a few points that stretch credibility and I personally could do very well without a romance subplot, but those characteristics, too, are par for the genre. Although other reviewers have compared this book to the Bourne series, I found it vaguely reminiscent of Thomas Perry's work, which for me is a great positive.

    This is an entertaining, decently written book that will keep your attention and give you several hours of fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Orphan X

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14612)
    Performance
    (13479)
    Story
    (13449)

    Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.

    A. Musser says: "An Excellent Distraction"
    "Fantastic Reinvention of an old Story"
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    While I know some people think there are only a few basic stories in the world, the fact is, when an author can take a story idea that's been beaten to death and then beaten some more, and turn it into an absorbing, exciting, emotionally engaging thriller, that's something special. Hurwitz's premise, that there's a secret government program raising unwanted children to be assassins, is staler than week-old bread. (Think the game/movie Hitman, or even the movie Soldier--which were kind of fun, but nothing special.) Orphan X, however, manages to embrace every cliché of the theme and then hit you with a story that has you both hanging onto every word and investing heavily in the survival and--dare we hope--happiness of the protagonist. Scott Brick does a fine job, as always, with the narration. This is great stuff!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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