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Barbara

Happy to read mysteries, like the action too!

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  • Bad Luck and Trouble: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2567)
    Performance
    (1690)
    Story
    (1677)

    Jack Reacher reunites with the survivors of his old Army investigative team, scrambling to raise the living, bury the dead, and connect the dots in a mystery that is growing darker by the day. In a world of bad luck and trouble, when someone targets Jack Reacher and his team, they'd better be ready for what comes right back at them.

    Patricia says: "Kept My Interest"
    "Listen as Dick Hill Brings Jack Reacher To Life!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Mr. Hill's gruff voice as the lead character comes through in living color. Mr. Child builds each character to completion. I have already suggested this book to friends!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Reacher's irreverent manner is so "Not P.C." He reminds me of a dear friend of mine.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Hill's voice is perfect for Reacher. It took me a minute or two to get use to hearing him portray the females in the book but after a while, I realized I was hearing them through Reacher.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There are many places that made me chuckle and a few that made me sad. It's a well rounded emotional ride


    Any additional comments?

    I read a hard copy of "Worth Dying For" which was a great read. When I needed to take a trip, I thought I might as well start at the beginning. It's six hours of great listening...... Must have the series!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Echo Burning

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2929)
    Performance
    (2011)
    Story
    (2017)

    Reacher is hitching through the heat of West Texas and getting desperate for a ride. The last thing he's worried about is exactly who picks him up.

    She's called Carmen. She's a good-looking young woman, she has a beautiful little girl...and she has married into the wrong family. They're called the Greers. They're a bitter and miserly clan, and they've made her life a living hell. Worse, her monster of a husband is soon due out of prison. So she needs protection, and she needs it now.

    Lawyers can't help. Cops can't be trusted. So Reacher goes home with her to the lonely ranch where nothing is as it seems, and where evil swirls around them like dust in a storm. Within days, Carmen's husband is dead - and simmering secrets send Echo, Texas, up in flames.

    Sherry Pitcock says: "Love that Reacher"
    "Can't get enough of Jack Reacher!"
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    If you could sum up Echo Burning in three words, what would they be?

    Hot... Focused... Eventfull


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Echo Burning?

    Well, If I told you, it would spoil the book! =)


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    I rely on him to be the great voice of Jack Reacher and it cracks me up when he has to portray a child. He does a great job.


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

    In Texas, things aren't always as they seem.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On What Grounds

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    Overall
    (750)
    Performance
    (653)
    Story
    (652)

    Clare Cosi used to manage the historic Village Blend coffeehouse…until she opted for quieter pastures and a more suburban life. But after ten years and a little friendly cajoling from the owner (a fresh pot of Jamaican Blue Mountain was all it took), she's back to the grind. With a sprawling rent-free apartment directly above the Village Blend, her cat Java by her side, and plenty of coffeehouse redecorating ideas, Clare is thrilled to return to work. Until she discovers the assistant manager unconscious in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere.

    Pam says: "Stands out"
    "Coffee & Murder - Who Knew? Great series!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of On What Grounds to be better than the print version?

    Since I have not had the oppertunity to read the hardcopy, I can not answer this but It's a fun listen.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It's a fast paced plot that kept me moving forward through the book and makes me want to listen to another.


    What about Rebecca Gibel’s performance did you like?

    I like that she is able to manifest so many different voices, women's and men's.


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

    I can't say any particular one but I liked all the twists and turns this book took.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my third listen in her Coffeehouse series & I continue to keep buying/listening. =)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Swimming to Catalina

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (47)

    In Swimming to Catalina, ex-cop-turned Manhattan attorney and investigator Stone Barrington is back, still smarting from his sudden breakup with brilliant, beautiful magazine writer Arrington Carrington, who has left him to marry Hollywood's hottest male star, Vance Calder. Then Calder calls Stone for help: Arrington has vanished without a trace, and Calder, refusing to call the police, wants Stone to find her.

    Michael says: "Must Listen"
    "Think twice before doing business with the ..."
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    What made the experience of listening to Swimming to Catalina the most enjoyable?

    As always, Tony Roberts brings Stone Barrington to life in a way no one else can. Not only does he do this but he fleshes out all the other characters in the book! Following the main characters thru another event in their lives brings dimension to all of them and the world of law, police, Hollywood and New York


    What did you like best about this story?

    I can not mention just one thing that I like about the story. It's a well woven story.


    What about Tony Roberts’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Robert's ability to flick from one character to another, no matter if female or male, origin included is great!


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

    I can't give THAT away! =)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Facebook Effect (excerpt)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By David Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated By David Kirkpatrick
    Overall
    (1153)
    Performance
    (839)
    Story
    (856)

    In little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects, even becoming instrumental in political protests from Colombia to Iran.

    DJ Hellion says: "Bloatware"
    "An unexpected pleasure to listen to..."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Facebook Effect (excerpt) the most enjoyable?

    I truly didn't expect to be drawn into this 'listen". The way in which the writer stays on the edge of things and is so very descriptive and factual is wonderful.I also really enjoyed the interview with Mr. Zuckerberg's sister. She makes me feel so hopeful about things in general and makes me want to succeed in what I do.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to the sample as one of my first listens. I will be buying this book at some point.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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