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About every other sentence was a reference to the bibliography of where to look for more information. Sorry audible, this is one you need to buy the hard copy of.
Trial and Terror by Adam Peneburg, Narrated by Jack De Golia.
Summer Neuwirth is a public defender who has won her first case. A rapist who is caught on video tape and still is aquitted by a jury. The trouble is he was guilty. Now her boss wants her to take on her first murder case. Her new client an ex-prostitute turned women's violence advocate, has Motive, Means, and Opportunity.
Her guilty client, who was aquitted, knows a lot about Summer. Even some things Summer doesn't remember from her past. As Summer tries to save her current client her past and present collide. How will she protect the innocent as well as herself. The twists keep you guessing.
This book covers a lot of time and information in a short amount of time. With little back story, the characters are developed quickly and with a psycological edge that is hinted at but not really explored. The reader must infer a lot of the emotion that the characters must feel and the level of their relationship to each other.
There are five stories being told, they intersect because of Summer and 4 of 5 revolve around her or her family.
The ending is abrupt, to the point I had to rewind and listen again because I thought I missed something.
The narrator Jack De Golia does a superior job with the material he had to work with. This book has good intentions but misses the mark by a mile.
Edith (E.) Nesbit's book is Narrated by Karen Krause. This story is a modern fairy-tale of a young boy made king. His Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather was the last sitting King and by account a strange King. This little boy would rather make mud pies than be King but he had his duty to do.
The Book of Beasts is a magical book that is full of pictures of animals and beasts. When the young King opened the book and read the first page the beautiful butterfly flew off the page.
The Kings Chancellor took the book and put it on a high shelf telling the King not to read from the book again, for The King did not know what beast was on the next page of The Book of Beasts. Of course the young King was to curious for his own good. This story continues as the young King tries to live with the consequences of reopening the book.
Can the King find a way to save his kingdom. Read The Book of Beasts for yourself and see what adventure you can find.
This audiobook is Narated by January LaVoy and Kevin Collins. This book is a true suspense thriller. The narrative between the serial killer and the FBI tells parallel stories that keep you on the edge of your listening seat. LaVoy and Collins crest unique voices for each character and you can feel the tension as they present the written word.
As much as I like James Patterson's series I like his stand alone books as well as any other thrillers. As a former Research Analyst (RA) I love the inclusion of the data collection and evaluation of clues by the RA's. Sorting through the haystack to find the needle takes a special skill and patience.
This is a story about a killer who doesn't exist, crimes that don't link, victims with no connection, in essence it is about the invisible. One victims sister is an RA for the FBI. As a twin she knows her sister was murdered. There seems to be no evidence so the hunt begins with a single RA looking for clues.
The twists and turns throughout this book keep the listener guessing until the final chapter. This is a quick listen worth every second.
I purchased this book for my own pleasure and for review. It was a great choice.
Waking Dream is the fifth book in the Dream series. Sara is back with her husband Brian the kids and a new foe.
She also has a new narrator Pam Dougherty. Pam keeps the tone and pace of previous narrators. Her voice was close to other narrators so I easily heard Sara's voice in Pam's performance.
JJ DiBenedetto writes a story that can stand alone but also is part of bigger picture. So many authors retell previous books to catch a reader up and add chapters to the book, JJ does it gracefully and with just enough backstory to please both new and old readers.
Sara is faced with a new discovery about here dreams. This ability can influence people to act in the real world. Although Sara would never harm anyone she finds another dreamer who does. This person is out for blood and money. Will Sara find out who this second dreamer is? Can she stop them before they harm someone. The hunt is on as Sara keeps up her regular life and her dream life. Can she keep both on track and safe.
Read Waking Dream to find out what's next for Sara and her family. This Dream Series Book will not disappoint and is a great listen. I received this book as a gift for an honest review.
Narrated by Dick Hill in the same tone and professional manner of all his work, he brings Nathan McBride to life. You listen and think Nathan himself is recalling the story. I have review the first two McBride novels and feel Andrew Petetson has produced his best work to date. I love seeing Nathan's human side opposed to his Marine/CIA side that really can't be separated.
When young Lauren texts Nathan saying she has been kidnapped he knows it's no hoax. Lauren gets his attention by using his secret CIA code name. Nathan leaps into action trying to find and protect Lauren. He immediately finds himself in the middle of a situation he doesn't fully understand. But as McBride is never in over his head he heeds the call and the thrill commences.
Option to Kill is the Best McBride book to date. It is a great listen and makes you want more.
This book was purchased with my own money for review.
W.E.B. Griffin is a masterful author of military historical fiction. He has covered WWII, the Marines, The Police , and Now the Cold War. Alexander Cendese narrated the first book in this new series with the care of other noteable narrators in W.E.B. Griffin series such as Dick Hill.
Listening to books the length of most Griffin series can be difficult because of the precise detail he puts into his books. Cendese reads Top Secret like an old fashion radio play. Every Character is unique and precise. I know who is talking each and every time . There are 20 plus different character voices and each is unique.
The story itself covers a secret US program to smuggle high ranking Nazi's out of Germany and too Argentina, as well as setting up listening posts to monitor Russian activity in the East. This was a tricky operation because the Russians were our alli.
After WWII Germans would rather die then be captured or turned over to the Russians who would torture and kill them. The US provided them safe passage to Argentina for information. This series will discuss the Cold Was from the end of WWII to the End of the Cold War. I highly recommend this AudioBook as it is a great Listen and a great story.
Forced to Kill the Second book in Nathan McBride series, Read by Award Winning Narrator Dick Hill. Dick Hill makes listening to this audiobook like watching a movie in your mind. The emotion and feelings of each character comes through. He enjoyment of Marine Sniper Nathan McBride grows with each book and with each listen.
This time Nathan must face the man who tortured him leaving him disfigured for life and almost dead some 10 years earlier. Could this interrogator be active again working in America? As one mutilated body is found, Nathan is drawn into a much deeper conspiracy that reaches deep into the government.
What will Nathan do when given the choice between delivering his interrogator alive or exacting his revenge.The final act of this audiobook has twists that make you long for the next book. Thankfully you don't have to wait the third book in the Nathan McBride series Option to Kill is available on audiobook now.
Chris Pavone's Second Audiobook "The Accident" narrated by Mozhan Marrno Published by Crown and Random House Audio is a thriller that takes place in the cut throat publishing world.
Isabel Reed is a literary agent who is reading through a manuscript titled "The Accident" that shows up via a messenger service written by Anonymous. Isabel knows by reading the first page if the book is worth spending any more time with. Most books never make it past page one.
This book keeps Isabel's attention as she flips page after page until she reaches the end. This book is a masterpiece. A book that will take her to the top of her profession. If only she can stay alive long enough to have it published.
Anonymous may or may not have written this manuscript alone, but it's main character is a real person who will stop at nothing to keep "The Accident" from ever being published.
With only one paper copy of this manuscript it should be easy to track down and recover. Little do they know the the literary world is full of copy machines and theives. As the number of copies grows exponentially the thrill of this story begins. This story travels from coast to coast as the race to publish competes with the will of this autobiographical manuscript's lead who will do what ever it takes, even kill, to recover "The Accident" and keep it out of the eye of the public and law enforcement.
The Accident is a thriller like no other, within a world few book lovers will ever see. The audio production and expression of Mozhan Marrno takes you inside the mind and world of the publishing world and all of her characters. A must listen on Audible.com
This book was purchased by me for review from Audible.com
Robby's Quest for Seed is a color illustrated book and is also available on Audible.com as an audiobook. The book is self published by the authors through DCRushBooks. This children's book is beautifully narrated by Tracy Elman. Her voice is soft and soothing with emotion and love and feels like story time at the local library.
Robby's Quest for speed is an adorable children's book. It has a good story about adventure, danger, teamwork, protecting children, and promotion for good work.
I have to say some of the word choices seemed a bit advanced for the reading level of the book. This book will expand your child's vocabulary but young readers may need mom and dad's help with larger words with three and four syllables.
This book was gifted to me for an honest review.
"The Wrong Man" is by Matthew Lewis Narrated by Robert Neil DeVoe published by Out of the Gutter and is available at Audible.com
This is a modern throw back to books like Lawrence Blocks "Borderline". It is a gripping tale of how one bad decision can take you down a road of destruction.
Sam Schuler is trying to start a new life, one that is wholly respectable. He is in Junior College and working at a liquor store. When his oldest friend asks him to drive him to a party. It's his oldest friend he has to say yes. As they drive away from the party his friend pulls out a brick of marjuina that he stole from the party house. This one act by his friend drags him back into the gutter.
Sam has the local gang leader on his back for the stolen drugs because his low life friend once again has no money and no prospects. One situation after another happen to Sam, things out of his control. When the gang starts going after his family Sam has to confront the demons haunting him.
This is a quick audiobook that is narrated well by Robert Neil DeVoe. It pulls you in and keeps your attention to the very end.
This audiobook was gifted to me for an honest review.
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