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Darragh Brady

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  • Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By David King
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (274)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (226)

    Death in the City of Light is the gripping, true story of a brutal serial killer who unleashed his own reign of terror in Nazi-Occupied Paris. As decapitated heads and dismembered body parts surfaced in the Seine, Commissaire Georges-Victor Massu, head of the Brigade Criminelle, was tasked with tracking down the elusive murderer in a twilight world of Gestapo, gangsters, resistance fighters, pimps, prostitutes, spies, and other shadowy figures of the Parisian underworld. The main suspect was Dr. Marcel Petiot, a handsome, charming physician with remarkable charisma.

    Caitanya says: "Too many facts too little story"
    "What a drag!"
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    I thought this would be like Devil in the White City - NOT! it is a dry incantation of a serial murderer- takes real skill to make this as boring as it is but the author succeeds- there is no story here...

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Host: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5039)
    Performance
    (2656)
    Story
    (2694)

    Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

    Keith says: "Great story in a genre only touched upon before"
    "Absolute drivel-"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Good writing???


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Henning Mankell


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She didn't - the book is just not well written.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Host?

    Some of the puerile romantic baloney.


    Any additional comments?

    avoid- apparently the newly made movie is just as bad as the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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