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gypsy999

gypsy999

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  • The Return: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (64)

    While on a field trip through the woods on the outskirts of Behren, a young girl stumbles upon a decomposing body wrapped in a carpet and lying in a ditch. The body has no hands, feet, or head, but this was not the work of wild animals. A brutal killer is on the loose, but who is the victim? From the hospital bed where he is recovering from surgery, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren begins to piece together the fragmentary clues that involve a nun who hides a secret, a crippled woman, the murders of two other women, and a missing former track star who served two sentences for murder....

    gypsy999 says: "Scandi Procedural"
    "Scandi Procedural"
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    Like the first two books in the series, the writing is calm, detailed and yet mysteriously engaging. I like the way the author paces the story; the writing is eloquent. I found the story quite interesting and I like the main character. This is a psychological thriller, a procedural just as good as the first two books. The wit is more reserved than that of Adler-Olson. I expect to listen to the entire series. The narration is excellent. The quality of this third book is just as strong as the first.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Susan Cain
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4247)
    Performance
    (3667)
    Story
    (3643)

    At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

    Teddy says: "Thought provoking and Uplifting.... A++++++++!!!!!"
    "Bland but Enjoyable"
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    Enjoyed the book and learned tidbits about introverts and extroverts. The bits about well-known figures {incl. Wozniak, Gore and Obama} were superfluous. Perhaps they were included to add validity but I found them distracting and not in depth enough to make a difference. I liked the last part of the book best. Loved the advice for parents of introverted kids. The wrap-up and tribute to the author's grandfather were very well written.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Redemption: Department Q, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (50)

    The downloadable, digital audiobook edition of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s sensational new thriller, read by the actor Steven Pacey. Two boys, brothers, wake tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Their kidnapper has gone, but soon he will return. Their bonds are inescapable. But there is a bottle and tar to seal it. Paper and a splinter for writing; blood for ink. A message begging for help. In Copenhagen’s cold cases division Carl Morck has received a bottle. It holds an old and decayed message, written in blood.

    Peter says: "Wrong Book!?!?"
    "Another winning Scandi thriller!"
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    I love Scandinavian crime thrillers and this is just fabulous. I am enjoying the growing interaction between Karl and Hassad. In the series, I would rank the 1st book best, this book second best and the 2nd book my least favorite. Jussi Adler-Olson has adeptly developed a wicked crime drama... the backdrop is an amusing, chaotic work environment for Karl and the folks at Police HQ. Well done and recommended. Although there are fewer books in the series, I do enjoy the Adler-Olsen books better than those of Jo Nesbo, if I had to choose!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Redeemer: Harry Hole, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø, Don Bartlett (translator)
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (350)
    Story
    (346)

    Christmas shoppers stop to hear a Salvation Army concert on a crowded Oslo street. An explosion cuts through the music and the bitter cold: One of the singers falls dead, shot in the head at point-blank range. Harry Hole - the Oslo Police Department’s best investigator and worst civil servant - has little to work with: no suspect, no weapon, and no motive. But Harry’s troubles will multiply. As the search closes in, the killer becomes increasingly desperate, and Harry’s chase takes him to the most forbidden corners of the former Yugoslavia. Yet it’s when he returns to Oslo that he encounters true darkness....

    Charles Atkinson says: "Best Modern Detective Series on Audible!"
    "A Weak Link in the Series"
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    The story never captured my interest, just seemed to ramble and how I wanted to enjoy it. Not enough of the Harry charm and wit! I enjoyed the rest of the series immensely and would definitely recommend all of the other books in the series. If there is another, I will listen, hoping that this was a fluke!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Headhunters

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (358)
    Performance
    (298)
    Story
    (302)

    Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he’s a master of his profession. But one career simply can’t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife’s fledgling art gallery. At an art opening one night he meets Clas Greve, who is not only the perfect candidate for a major CEO job, but also, perhaps, the answer to his financial woes: Greve just so happens to mention that he owns a priceless Peter Paul Rubens painting that’s been lost since World War II - and Roger Brown just so happens to dabble in art theft.

    Matt says: "Dragon Tattoo(esque)....but......"
    "Stick with Harry"
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    I'm a fan of Nesbo's series involving Harry Hole, and was curious to read more of his work. The first hour of this book was great, but the story went downhill from there and meandered from gross to boring and back again. Not recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Håkan Nesser, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    An ex-con is brutally murdered with an ax in Kaalbringen. Then the body of a wealthy real estate mogul is found, also the victim of a violent attack. There appears to be a serial killer on the loose, and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called in to help the local police. As details surrounding the grisly murders are collected, Van Veeteren finds little to go on. But then there's another murder, and shortly thereafter one of Van Veeteren's colleagues, a promising female detective, goes missing.

    chris says: "Brooding, compassionate and mysterious"
    "Well-written procedural."
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    Like the first book, Mind's Eye, the book is dark, engaging, well-paced, eloquent, with a bit of wit and introspection to spice it up. This is a psychological thriller, a procedural just as good as the first book. The wit is more reserved than that of Adler-Olson. I'm anxious to listen to the third book in the series. The narration is wonderful, slow, calm and detailed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mind's Eye: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Håkan Nesser, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (72)

    Chief Inspector Van Veeteren knew that murder cases were never as open-and-shut as this one: Janek Mitter woke one morning with a brutal hangover and discovered his wife of three months lying facedown in the bathtub, dead. With only the flimsiest excuse as his defense, he is found guilty of a drunken crime of passion and imprisoned in a mental institution.

    chris says: "A GOOD MYSTERY"
    "Dark & Engaging"
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    Nesser's work is dark, engaging, well-paced, eloquent, with a bit of wit and introspection to spice it up. This is a psychological thriller, a procedural. The wit is more reserved than that of Adler-Olson. I'm anxious to listen to the next book in the series. The narration is perfect.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Drink Before the War

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (256)
    Story
    (257)

    With novels like Mystic River and Shutter Island, Dennis Lehane has dramatically altered the landscape of the crime thriller—while boldly overstepping the boundaries that have long separated mystery from literature. Now two of his sensational early novels have been combined in a single volume—two gritty and mesmerizing masterworks of suspense featuring the private eye duo of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro.

    L. O. Pardue says: "Great beginning to thriller series"
    "Good but Over-Embellished"
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    The narration was definitely well-done {although not a great Boston accent}. A decent book, but a little over-embellished with trivial details that do not move the story along. Slow pacing the first half to develop the characters. There are bits that are gruesome, so be aware if you are squeamish.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Leopard: A Harry Hole Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø, Don Bartlett (translator)
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1181)
    Performance
    (981)
    Story
    (975)

    Two young women are found murdered in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Media coverage quickly reaches fever pitch: Could this be the work of a serial killer? The crime scenes offer no coherent clues, the police investigation is stalled, and the one man who might be able to help doesn't want to be found. Traumatized by his last case, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. Yet when he is compelled, at last, to return to Norway - his father is dying - Harry's buried instincts begin to take over. Then a female MP is discovered brutally murdered.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Simply Fantastic! A great buy!"
    "50|50"
    Overall
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    Having the benefit of hindsight, I can say that it is worth listening to the slower first part of the book to get to the rest of the book and the remaining books in the series. I'm not a big war buff so I didn't get into the first half and I think it could have been edited. Of all of the Harry Hole books, it's just the first part of this book that I disliked. Nonetheless, the story is {as always} good, with twists and turns and Harry doing what Harry does best... solve crimes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20060)
    Performance
    (17961)
    Story
    (18024)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Ended about 2 hours too late."
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    The author could have ended the book about 2 hours earlier and I believe it would have been better. It just rambled on and on. I believe the book suffers from poor editing. This should have been the second draft, not the final. I didn't care for the narration; the voices didn't seem to jive with the story. Up until the last few hours, I found the story engaging but not fabulous. Not recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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