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James

Parkville, MO, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 10th Anniversary: The Women's Murder Club

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1261)
    Performance
    (795)
    Story
    (798)

    Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals - but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well.

    cstardancer says: "Not as good as usual"
    "Good Murder Club Mystery. In line with the others"
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    Would you listen to 10th Anniversary again? Why?

    No


    What did you like best about this story?

    The different layers of the story and solving them in an unexpected way


    What does Carolyn McCormick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think she did a good job with the character voices - but I'm not sure I got anything more from the story having listened to it over reading it.


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

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The New Adventures of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, Vol. 2: The Little Death

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Stacy Keach
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (31)

    Private eye Mike Hammer is no stranger to murder, but this time he has two to untangle - the killing of the Captain, a legless, homeless panhandler, dismissed by the police as minor, and the slaying of gambling kingpin Marty Wellman, whose lady friend, Helen Venn, turns to the P.I. for help when the Mob fingers her for the next kill. Seems the new kingpin, Carmen Rich - with whom Hammer has a violent history - thinks Helen made off with ten mil in skim money courtesy of her late lover, or anyway, so Rich claims.

    Charmaine says: "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer"
    "Great narration and sound effects"
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    The narration and sound effects made this book a lot of fun to listen to. Stacy Keach did an awsome job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11921)
    Performance
    (10833)
    Story
    (10857)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Narrator was great"
    Overall
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    Where does 14 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would say it was 3.5 to 4.0 range.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I am not a big scifi fan but the narrartor really helped build the suspense. It was a little out there but most scifi stories are.


    What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He really made the book for me.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Zoo

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (498)
    Performance
    (419)
    Story
    (420)

    All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide.

    TEDDET says: "Love Patterson, but this was just SILLY"
    "Disappointing Story line"
    Overall
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    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different story direction. It started out good, but got a little ridiculous the further into the book we went.


    What could James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Make it more believable - It was far more science fiction than I like.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Opening the Door of Your Heart: And Other Buddhist Tales of Happiness

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ajahn Brahm
    • Narrated By Francis Greenslade
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (200)

    During his wanderings and work over the last 30 years as a Buddhist monk, Ajahn Brahm has gathered many poignant, funny and profound stories. While traditional Buddhist philosophy is at the heart of this collection, these thoughtful stories are written like playful parables, which are used to launch into a deeper exploration of subjects such as mindfulness, suffering, forgiveness, hope, wisdom, and unconditional love.

    Joanna says: "Listen and change your perspective"
    "Good perspective on life"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - a good way to look at issues in life.


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

    No


    What did you learn from Opening the Door of Your Heart that you would use in your daily life?

    A more positive way to approach to life.


    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
    (19960)
    Performance
    (17871)
    Story
    (17932)

    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!"
    "Narrators were very good!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    Yes, I Loved the narrators - they did such a good job of fitting the characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gone Girl?

    The surprise twists! Just when you think you know what has happened to Amy - there is a surprise twist!


    What about Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s performance did you like?

    They made the characters come alive for me


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

    Both - I found it very humorous - and then very sad!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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