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Shirley

Lead Hill, AR, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Backtracker

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jason Koenig
    • Narrated By Daniel Dorse
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    Miraclemaker comes and goes like a ghost in the night, taking lives by the score as if he were Death himself. The streets run red with the blood of his victims. Only one man knows he exists, one man who loses everyone he ever cared about, one by one, to the hands of the killer. This man, Dave Heinrich, setsout on a desperate hunt to stop the Miraclemaker at any cost. But does Dave stand a chance against a murderer who just might have a connection to terrifyingly dark and powerful supernatural forces?

    Alan says: "Decent Read, Terrible Narration."
    "Good Story!!! But........."
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    Where does Backtracker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story is very good, but getting over the narrator....the voice drove me crazy!!! Clear your throat and speak up!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Daniel Dorse’s performances?

    Absolutely Not!! This guy basically whispered in this rough harsh whisperish voice like he needs to clear his throat voice. The story line is the only thing that kept me listening. I will not be getting another book that he is the narrator on.


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

    If someone like Scott Brick, Joe Montenga was reading this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Little Friend

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By Karen White
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (178)

    From the author of The Secret History comes a dark, suspenseful novel of lost childhood. Harriet Dusfresnes is a child in Mississippi, haunted by the murder of her brother when she was just a baby. He was found hanging from a tree in their backyard; his killer was never identified, nor did the family ever recover. Only Harriet's teenage sister might have seen what happened that day, and she has blocked it out from her memory.

    Sam says: "Couldn't put it down"
    "Had the potential to be a good book"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Based on the book description alone, yes, but after reading the book. No. It listed a mystery thriller, but this book is really neither. It just follows a little girl who lost a sibling.


    What was most disappointing about Donna Tartt’s story?

    Small SPOILER: Without ever reavealing what truly happened to her brother leaves this book just hanging. Listening to the life of this little girl growing up was interesting with her family an all, but seemed to me nothing was tied up.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Passage

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (155)

    Dr. Joanna Lander is a psychologist specializing in near-death experiences. She is about to get help from a new doctor with the power to give her the chance to get as close to death as anyone can.

    Aser says: "You Can't Get There From Here"
    "Good Story Line"
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    What did you love best about Passage?

    The book followed a topic that I have always found interesting.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Dina Pearlman?

    Her reading style takes alot to get use to. She made the main charactor of this book ALWAYS sound so ominous. It was a struggle at times listening to her, but the story itself was good enough to keep me going.


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

    If I had the time to sit and listen to an entire book at one time, this book would not be the one.


    Any additional comments?

    The story line is good. The book is about 200 pages to long. While I really enjoyed the story line, at some points it did get montonous, the same thing over and over again. I would recommend this book to someone, overall it is a good listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (5911)
    Performance
    (5477)
    Story
    (5496)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "Must READ or LISTEN to The Shining first"
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    Any additional comments?

    I loved this!! If you don't listen to The Shining first then you will find areas in this book that will lose you. Watching the movie The Shining does not follow the book. There are things they added to the movie that is not in the book and things in the book that did not make the movie. I would recommend the unabridged version, I have listened to both and I have watched the movie.

    I am a big Stephen King fan so I was very excited when this book was released!! The narrator did a good job, had me wondering at first if I was going to be able to listen to him for long, but he grows on you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swan Song

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2943)
    Performance
    (2561)
    Story
    (2601)

    Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

    Amanda says: "Simply an Amazing Story"
    "Heart Touching Story"
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    Would you listen to Swan Song again? Why?

    I read this book when it first came out. I still have that copy. I love this book. It makes you think.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret of Crickley Hall

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs)
    • By James Herbert
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (101)

    There is an old, empty house in Devil's Cleave, a deep gorge that leads from the high moors down to the harbour village of Hollow Bay. The house is Crickley Hall and it's large and grim, somehow foreboding. It's rumoured to be haunted. It's thought to hold a secret. Despite some reservations, the Caleighs move in, searching for respite in this beautiful part of North Devon, seeking peace and perhaps to come to terms with what's happened to them as a family. But all is not well with the house....

    Karen says: "ZZZZZ......"
    "Entertaining..spooky...Sad"
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    If you could sum up The Secret of Crickley Hall in three words, what would they be?

    The book is well written. I don't normally like the british accent when listening to a book but this one good listen. I did not have trouble understanding what was being said. The history of the house is sad..the story pulls at your heart strings for the children.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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