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Jennifer

Windsor, ON, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • Victims: An Alex Delaware Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By John Rubinstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (661)
    Performance
    (522)
    Story
    (529)

    Unraveling the madness behind L.A.’s most baffling and brutal homicides is what sleuthing psychologist Alex Delaware does best. And putting the good doctor through his thrilling paces is what mystery fiction’s #1 bestselling master of psychological suspense Jonathan Kellerman does with incomparable brilliance. Kellerman’s universally acclaimed novels blend the addictive rhythms of the classic police procedural with chilling glimpses into the darkest depths of the human condition. For the compelling proof, look no further than Victims....

    dsueb45 says: "Another great Alex Delaware story!"
    "ALEX DELAWARE IS BACK & IN FINE FORM!!!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES SIREE BOB!!! Wonderfully complex story which grabs you and takes you on a terrific literary ride. No solving this one after a couple of chapters. Kellerman finally has his mojo back.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Storyline is wonderfully complex. The psychological chills and crime adventure thrills are so intensely and deliciously balanced that you simply can't wait to see how it all turns out. In addition, you get a more in depth and well-rounded description of the two main characters. In this mystery of mind and body, Alex Delaware and quirky Milo fit together like hand in glove.


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Pandemic: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Scott Sigler
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (366)
    Performance
    (344)
    Story
    (346)

    The entire human race balances on the razor's edge of annihilation, beset by an enemy that turns our own bodies against us, that changes normal people into psychopaths or transforms them into nightmares. To some, Doctor Margaret Montoya is a hero-a brilliant scientist who saved the human race from an alien intelligence determined to exterminate all of humanity. To others, she's a monster - a mass murderer single-handedly responsible for the worst atrocity ever to take place on American soil. All Margaret knows is that she's broken. The blood of a million deaths is on her hands.

    Shawna M says: "A Good Ending to the Series"
    "A FANDEMIC SIGLER WONDER"
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    What did you love best about Pandemic?

    I loved absolutely everything. What a fantastic piece of work. This book follows the two previous novels that had us all quietly promising ourselves that blue triangles and the odd but suddenly appearing thread stuck to our elbow or foot is for a nanosecond not going to kill us. "PANDEMIC" by Scott Sigler is one of the most intricately, deep, and superbly written novels I have listened too in a very very long time. Character development was superb, deep and absolutely mesmerizing. What you think at the beginning of the book changes, surprises, infuriates and terrifies you as we learn more and more about each character, whether old and familiar or new and unfamiliar. The story becomes more intricate, and has some of the best unexpected twists and turns I've experienced in a book in a very long time. And I loved everyone of them. This novel is long. Some may say too long. But for the story to unfold and truly and accurately tell the "PANDEMIC" story so grippingly, the length is an absolute necessity.


    What other book might you compare Pandemic to and why?

    There is only one book that ever gave me this kind of a literary ride."PANDEMIC"by Scott Sigler, for me, can only be compared to "THE STAND" by Stephen King. And believe me it does more than hold it's own in such a comparison. This novel is a journey that scoopes you up and takes you on a terrific, and at many a time, a terrifying literary ride. Simply, this novel was a great surprise. Hang on, be patient, and let one of the best narrators in business, Phil Gigante, bring Scott Sigler's "PANDEMIC" to literary life. And when your done you'll be hiding your child's blue crayons, paint, markers and coloured pencils until he or she graduates from high school. It' a great ride that you won't soon forget so ENJOY!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rock Hole: A Red River Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Reavis Z. Wortham
    • Narrated By Traber Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    In 1964, when Ned Parker, farmer and part-time constable, is summoned to a cornfield one hot morning to examine the remains of a tortured bird dog, he discovers that there is a dark presence in their quiet community of Center Springs, Texas. Ned is usually confident handling moonshiners, drunks, and instances of domestic dispute. But when it comes to animal atrocities—which then turn to murder—the investigation spins beyond his abilities.

    Ronna says: "Mystery, humor, thrills, and great characters!!"
    "THE ROCK HOLE, AN ABSOLUTE GEM! DO NOT PASS IT BY!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Rock Hole the most enjoyable?

    This novel is like a time machine. Taking the listener back to the early sixties, clearly an important and loving time for the author. Yes, it is a work of fiction but, Reavis Wortham wrote a novel that is so delousicly descriptive and a absolute delight to listen too that it's virtually impossible to turn off. The Rock Hole is, in my opinion, one of the best novels I've listen too in a very long time. An absolutely superb narrator only adds to the enjoyment of this novel. Told from the perspective of both an innocent 10 year old child and through the wise old eyes of his seventy year old grandfather/guardian, I felt like I was bringing transported back in time. I laughed , and shed a tear or two for both T.O.P, the young boys nickname and for Mr Ned his grandfather. This novel wraps you up and takes you along on a simple and a fantastic journey to the old south. Wortham is so delightfully descriptive within the pages of The Rock Hole that you half expect to find a stray strand of hay struck somewhere in your hair and the smell of manure wafting past your nose.

    This is an absolute diamond. I finished listening to it in one day. I was even disappointed when I had to temporarily pause my listening so I could have my evening meal with my small family. LISTEN to THE ROCK HOLE by REAVIS Z. WORTHAM. It is truely a terrific find. I'm sure you'll love it as much as I did. SIMPLY WONDERFUL.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The innocences of TOP wins you over and draws you deep into his world as a ten year old moving from the city to the real country. You follow along absorbing his grandfathers advice like you were one of the many wonderful charecters in this novel. However, I know that I'll never hunt quail, shoot wild boar or even come close to a real working farm but, for one split second, as I listened, I thought I just might be able too. That's how good this novel is. THANK MR WORTHAM for writing such a terrific story and THANK YOU MR TRABER BURNS for bringing this story to life. I just can't say enough. THANKS AGAIN!!






    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Riley: A Zombie Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (298)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (285)

    When the zombie apocalypse strikes without warning one dog will hold the fate of her pack in her paws. This is the story of Riley, an American bulldog. Follow along as she tries to keep her pack safe from a zombie apocalypse. Traveling with her are Ben-Ben the high-strung Yorkie; her favorite two-legger, Jessie; Jessie's younger brother, Zachary; and Riley's archenemy, Patches the cat. They are a rag-tag group of survivors, who, when pushed to the limit, realize that they are all each other has.

    Barbara says: "Good book, but too short"
    "DOGS, A CAT AND ZOMBIES. WHAT ELSE COULD YOU WANT?"
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    Where does The Book of Riley rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Book of Riley and it's creator Mark Tufo are in a category all of their own. I have read,or should I say listened to, everything Mr. Tufo has written and he never fails to surprise, but most of all, he never fails to make me laugh. Yes I have a bit of a sick sense of humor but, when you think about things really if you don't laugh your life is a lot darker.I believe my cats (as much as they are maligned in other's worlds hint hint) are intelligent and probably would talk too if I should write a series of stories imagining them rescuing their humans from a sudden zombie apocyliptic world ending horror. To put it easy The Book of Riley 1 and The Book of Riley 2 are entertainment in it's purest form. Mark Tufo is a brilliant author with an imagination and a wild sense of humor. Look him up, and simply ENJOY.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Cats can count higher than dogs. YEAH!!!!Laughed out loud when Santa had to kill those weird end of the world believing neighbors.


    Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favorite?

    Patches, the cat, of course. Although I have to laugh whenever the subject of dogs and bacon comes up. Also, Santa will never be the same now that I have heard him described through BenBen's eyes.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved to tears of laughter when two dogs, one cat, and an infant found out they could all talk to each other.


    Any additional comments?

    These two Books' of Riley are fun, enjoyable and at times a down right riot. ENJOY

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Two Graves

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1988)
    Performance
    (1744)
    Story
    (1748)

    After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world. But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels, NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help.

    G. House Sr. says: "Whiplash from the emotional rollercaster"
    "After "TWO GRAVES" You'll Never Garden Again EVER!"
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    Would you listen to Two Graves again? Why?

    "Two Graves" by Preston and Child is a wonderfully wicked novel that will leave any listener far from any digging utensils for quite some time. This long novel takes the listener on a mystery rollercoaster ride that will leave many fans looking at their garage or any neighbor carrying a gardening shovel in a entirely different way. Because charecter development is so deep, and Pendergasts' F.B.I. and personal veneer cracks so unexpectantly, any listener would have to be insane not to delight in, what I think is, P&C's, best novel of their careers. I would definitely listen to it again, especially because of the superb and wickedly delightful narration of Rene Auberjonois. He plays a huge part in this books success. He definitely brings this story to life.This new novel is so incredably complex that any P&C fan may need to listen to it more than once, if only to truly enjoy every delightful twist and turn. It is so thoroughly constructed that, despite the book's length, any new or old Preston and Child fan will delight in this convoluted and thought provoking mystery. It is so good that listening to the novel only once may not be enough for any fan. It is truly a wickedly delightful literary ride that many will remember for a very long time. A great listen.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Guilt: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 28

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By John Rubinstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (625)
    Performance
    (527)
    Story
    (525)

    A series of horrifying events occur in quick succession in the same upscale L.A. neighborhood. A backyard renovation unearths an infant's body, buried 60 years ago. And soon thereafter in a nearby park, another disturbingly bizarre discovery is made not far from the body of a young woman shot in the head. Helping LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to link these eerie incidents is brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware. But even the good doctor's vast experience with matters both clinical and criminal might not be enough.

    Jane Markhorst says: "boring and slow"
    "ALEX DELAWARE LIVES! BUT MILO HAS BECOME A GHOST!"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Kellerman's "GUILT" is one of his better psychological thrillers to date. But not his best. This new Kellerman Novel relies heavily on Alex Delaware's quirky and methodical way that he gathers the smallest of clues and slowly, sometimes achingly so, pieces them together to solve the multiple murder case. It is true that this book can be annoyingly slow at times, but that is mostly because we, the reader, spend a great deal of our time tumbling through Alex Delaware's grey matter.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Kellerman's Novel "VICTIMS" was slightly better book because it was faster paced. But Kellerman has brought a more complex Alex Delaware character to light in his new book "GUILT" Hopefully he continues to expand Alex's participation in solving more murder mysteries. However, the expansion of the Delaware character, and the flow of the story, should not be at the expense of the Milo Sturgess charecter. The Milo charecter seemed stunted and dull in this new novel. And because of this the pace of the story slows. I love to see Delaware helping the police as much as I love to see him in his true therapist/client role. There is a place, a determined place, for each. A delicate balance of the Delaware/Sturgess characters and a set of murder mysteries must be struck for Kellerman books to be truly great and thus earn the five stars available.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    The narrator for this novel was great, as usual. If the book was faster paced and more exciting, the narrators true and extensive gifts would make all of us love this book even more. It was Kellerman that handcuffed the narrator. This story was a little too slow for John Rubenstein to truly shine


    Do you have any additional comments?

    "GUILT" is still a great listen, and I'm glad I spent the money to buy it. It's just that Kellerman has to balance and combine his two main characters and the bones of a good murder mystery a wee bit better in order to deserve that fifth star.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • You Don't Want to Know

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Lisa Jackson
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (273)

    In Ava’s dreams, her son, Noah, looks just the way she remembers him: a sweet two-year-old in rolled-up jeans and a red sweatshirt. When Ava wakes, the agonizing truth hits her all over again. Noah went missing two years ago, and his body has never been found. Almost everyone, including Ava’s semi-estranged husband, Wyatt, assumes the boy drowned after falling off the dock near their Church Island home. Ava has spent most of the past two years in and out of Seattle mental institutions, shattered by grief and unable to recall the details of Noah’s disappearance.

    Ronda Snyder says: "Can't stop listening...."
    "LISA JACKSON PENS HER BEST BOOK YET!!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of You Don't Want to Know to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely. "You Don't Want To Know" by Lisa Jackson has a terrific cast of charecters, and they, for the most part, are members of the same family. The audio version of this book is essential to understanding this truly twisted cast of characters. The audio version reinforces and champions the lead female character, Ava, without watering down the superb and delightfully convoluted character development of the rest of her many evil family members. Lisa Jackson strikes a delightfully sneaky balance with this cast of characters. And that is absolutely essential for this kind of book. The audio version lets the listener understand all the emotions of all of the characters. It put a face on a string of emotions that is absolutely necessary for "You Don't Want To Know" to work. And it does work. What a wicked web L.J. weaves. You love this book. It is the best Lisa Jackson book I have read to date. And I have all the books Audible.com has to offer. Listen, don't read, this book. The audio version brings the book to life.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator for this novel does a remarkable job. Especially, because Ava, the main character, must be delicately developed so the listener will want to know what happens to her. By the end I was cheering out loud for her. All of this developes through a great narrator and a terrific author who had the guts to let this book develop and grow almost exclusively on the backs of its many cast of characters. Terrific job!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss Me, Kill Me: A Novel of Suspense

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Allison Brennan
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    Lucy Kincaid has firsthand experience dealing with deadly criminal predators, and she’s fully prepared to share her many talents with the FBI. But when her career plans are derailed, her boyfriend, security expert Sean Rogan, asks for help on his latest private investigation. Using her well-honed cyber-hunting skills, Lucy is soon on the trail of a missing teenage girl with a penchant for disappearing—and a shocking secret life.

    Jennifer says: "Great Story, loved the characters!"
    "Worst Audible download EVER!!!!"
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    What would have made Kiss Me, Kill Me better?

    An entire new subject matter. About one half dozen editors and the reincarnation of real, live Kay Hooper. Also, it would help if members had the ability to return at least one rotten book and then allowed to chose from another entirely different author.


    Has Kiss Me, Kill Me turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but Kay Hooper has fouled out for now. What is really scary is that I have the entire Lucy series. Six books that I hope get a lot better. REALLY, DON'T LET OLD GOOD REVIEWS FOOL YOU . I'M DOOMED.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Nope, nada, not one ioda


    Any additional comments?

    STAY AWAY?

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Zombie Fallout 5: Alive in a Dead World

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (1522)
    Performance
    (1428)
    Story
    (1435)

    In the latest installment of Mark Tufo's zombie fallout series, Mike Talbot and his family continue their fight for survival as Eliza plots their demise.

    Teddy says: "Feels like Tufo was Stalling"
    "TOFU HAS IT RIGHT, AGAIN"
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    What made the experience of listening to Zombie Fallout 5 the most enjoyable?

    As always, Mark Tufo's cutting sense humor is bang on. Micheal Talbot is one character
    that is near and dear to the Zombie Fallout series. His laugh out loud and, at times, terrifically sarcastic sense of humor, helps round out the Micheal Talbot character. I am a
    hugh zombie literature fan, and Mark Tufo had the guts to write a series of books that are not total doom and gloom from cover to cover. We see the good, the bad, the ugly, and the
    funny as the Talbot clan struggles to survive. There may be more flashbacks in ZF#5 but,
    they only serve to add to the total Talbot clan character development. It is why so many of us listeners love Mark Tufo's wonderful creation of the entire Talbot clan. I know I will never lose my appreciation for Tufo's Z.F. series.




    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Run: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (386)
    Performance
    (359)
    Story
    (357)

    Five days ago a rash of bizarre murders swept the country. Senseless. Brutal. Seemingly unconnected. A cop walked into a nursing home and unloaded his weapons on elderly and staff alike. A mass of school shootings. Prison riots of unprecedented brutality. Mind-boggling acts of violence in every state. Four Days Ago the murders increased ten-fold. Three days ago the President addressed the nation and begged for calm and peace. Two days ago the killers began to mobilize. Yesterday all the power went out. Tonight....

    Paula says: "A Very Good Thriller!"
    ""RUN" KEEPS YOU HOOKED!!!"
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    If you could sum up Run in three words, what would they be?

    RUN FASTER DAMMIT!!!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    This entire book is about one family's attempt to survive. You're given a dramatic and in depth look into four family members (a father, a mother, and two children) desparently trying to survive being hunted down to be murdered in a hate filled frenzy. At first your not sure why this one father is so desperate to run hundreds of miles with his unprepared wife and family. His only driving force is to save his family. To get them into Canada where no one will want to murder them for no reason. At first your puzzled because "RUN" starts out quickly and then escalates at break neck speed. The family is running for their lives and your still trying to find out why. However, "RUN" intense start is absolutely necessary for the story to work. It is a delight that virtually the entire book's character development is used to bring you, the listener, into the escaping family desperate struggle to survive. You ride the emotional rollarcoaster with this family. "RUN" has to be fast paced in order to set the scene for the family's escape. Also, the ending is so intense that you nervously cheer, or in my case, yell at the family to do something more, especially run faster. Anyone will love "RUN" if they love a fast paced character driven novel that keeps you hanging on, cheering, till the very end.


    What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

    Phil Gigante is one of the best narrators out there. With every book he tackles he seems to know it's secrets. And then he has an uncanny ability to reel just about any listener into the books true story. He brings a book's characters to life. His narration is often what let's you, the listener, become emotionally evolved with a novels critical main characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    RUN, NOT FOR YOUR HEALTH BUT FOR YOUR LIFE!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Great faced paced book that you'll love to listen too. You'll listen to it in one sitting. It would be great on a cold (really cold) weekend. ENJOY

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Red

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jack Ketchum
    • Narrated By Gary Kohler
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    The old man hears them before he sees them, the three boys coming over the hill, disturbing the peace by the river where he's fishing. He smells the gun oil too, too much oil on a brand-new shotgun. These aren't hunters, they're rich kids who don't care about the river and the fish and the old man. Or his dog. Red is the name of the old man's dog, his best friend in the world. And when the boys shoot the dog—for nothing, for simple spite—he sees red, like a mist before his eyes. And before the whole thing is done there'll be more red.

    Dan says: "two adequate short stories"
    "KETCHUM'S "RED" : A HIDDEN TREASURE FOR SURE!"
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    Where does Red rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Surprisingly, after finishing "RED" , I couldn't stop thinking about the story. It was an unexpected delight. JACK KETCHUM, in my humble opinion, developed one of the best characters I have ever come across. The story at times tears at your heart, especially at the beginning. Something horrible happens, but despite that, Ketchum's writing locks you in. You simply need to find out how his main character will continue on after such a personal tragedy. This audiobook is unforgettable and ranks high on my list, mainly because one character, an old man, shows unforgettable fortitude. A level of personal strength the best of us could only hope we have somewhere deep inside.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Red?

    There are, for me, 2 unforgettable moments in "RED". So not to spoil the story I'll only say that the memorable moments take place in the first paragraph and the last paragraph.


    Have you listened to any of Gary Kohler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    GARY KOHLER'S narration of "RED" is truly one of, if not the best, audiobook performances I've ever listened to. It is a true artistic performance. His range is incredible and his ability to delicately convey the main characters state of mind is engaging and unforgettable. Listening to this audiobook, rather than reading it, is an absolute must. KOHLER'S NARRATION IS A PURE PREFORMANCE! DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!


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

    Ketchum's character development is deep both physically and emotionally. As you listen, and it is mandatory with this book's excellent narrator that you do, you truly become wrapped up emotionally with one old man. A character that we see in any member of our own family. You absolutely listen to this audiobook in one sitting. There is simply nothing else you can do. You need to find out how one old man's story ends. There will be tears, laughter, anger, and probably more tears. As "RED" continues the emotional roller coaster also continues. You will cheer as you wipe away your tears. And you will never forget the book "RED" .


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot emphasize enough that the book "RED" must be listened too. It's narrator is superb. One of the best I heard in a very long while.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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