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Lori

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mason, TN, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Sun Stand Still: What Happens When You Dare to Ask God for the Impossible

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Steven Furtick
    • Narrated By Steven Furtick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (116)

    This book is not a Snuggie. The words on these pages will not go down like Ambien. I’m not writing to calm or coddle you. With God’s help, I intend to incite a riot in your mind. Trip your breakers and turn out the lights in your favorite hiding places of insecurity and fear. Then flip the switch back on so that God’s truth can illuminate the divine destiny that may have been lying dormant inside you for years. In short, I’m out to activate your audacious faith.

    bryan says: "Very Good"
    "Milk and Honey"
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    I was predisposed to love this book, primarily because over the years, Joshua's life and his battles have impacted me. It isn't so much the battles that I enjoy; primarily I'm awed by his faith. When I listened to this persons account of their life; speaking about how their faith opened doors; in the telling of the story, he too experienced 'Sun Stand Still' miracles. Yet, I didn't have the same degree of awe as I'd experienced when reading about Joshua's accounts. I suppose I wanted to hear more. Perhaps, I needed fuller descriptions. But, all in all; I cannot deny that, in his life he too experienced God's miracle working power.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Baker's Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Erin Healy
    • Narrated By Nan Gurley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (26)

    Running late to the bakery one foggy morning, Audrey strikes a vehicle. Emerging from her car into the fog, she discovers she hit a motor scooter. But there’s no rider in sight. Just blood. The absence of the driver is a mystery, especially to Sergeant Jack Mansfield, the detective and church member responsible for firing Audrey's pastor husband from his pulpit. The scooter belongs to Jack’s wife, Julie, a teacher at the local high school, who has vanished… like morning fog.

    Lori says: "Interesting"
    "Interesting"
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    From the beginning, this book begins by crafting a strange and puzzling mystery. We learn about a woman recently released from prison, returning to her hometown to right a wrong. At the same time, due to foggy conditions, a collision occurs, resulting in a possible injury. When the driver steps out of her car, discovering who or what she’d accidentally plowed over; to her surprise, there isn’t anything there. Where a body should have been; there was none. Instead, she finds a scooter (small motorbike) and a pool of spilled blood. Slowly, the writer weaves life paths crisscrossed by the characters; telling a story in a way that intersects these paths, and explains the missing body. We’re also told about a conflict that occurred some months ago, involving two families. This ignites, sparking a catalyst. Due to a teen pregnancy, resulting in an abortion; each family experiences difficult life changing choices. Decision that will forever affect their world.

    I found this book to be interesting, on more than one level and I wanted to listen to it all the way to the end. However, the readers performance lacked dramatic flair. At every turn, I felt like I was a small child in a classroom, listening to my fourth grade teacher, reading her students a story. In the beginning, I noted a slight effort on the readers part, to vary her voice for each character however, this didn’t last long. Her reading made a potentially good book fall short. In many instances, as the listener, I was left to wonder, which character was speaking. Without the book in front of me, I had to take a stab at it and simply guess and that shouldn’t happen when listening to audiobooks. On a few occasions, I wanted to give up listening because another reader could have made all the difference in the world.

    So, if you are a frequent audiobook listener, I would caution you before buying this book. Prepare yourself not to be dazzled by a dramatic performance because in this area; the reader does not deliver.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tag Man: A Joe Gunther Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Archer Mayor
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (84)

    Across Brattleboro, Vermont, rich people (some with dark secrets) are waking up in their high security, alarm-equipped homes to find a Post-it note stuck to their bedside tables reading, “You’re it.” There is little sign of disturbance anywhere, nothing stolen (that anyone admits) and only a bit of expensive food eaten as a signature. The press loves the story and dubs the burglar the Tag Man. But who is he? And what’s he actually doing?

    Raymond says: "good story poor narrator"
    "Predictable and mildly entertaining"
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    I really wanted to like this audiobook because there were aspects of the plot I thought might be intriguing. Right away, the listener learns the identity of the Tag Man. The writer doles out snippets. Small details and fragments about his life but these snapshots do little to explain his bizarre behavior. The reader is left to speculate and ponder over his mental disorder.
    The story drags on at points, until finally the Tag Man happens upon a strange scene. The writer then switches gears, taking the reader through a maze of circumstances; daring you to solve the puzzle before getting to the end of the story. In spite of the writers efforts to spin a web of mystery and secrets; after the Tag Man's discovery, the story loses its momentum. And truthfully, there was little steam to be had. If you're looking for mild entertainment, this audiobook might suit your needs but it isn't a good read (or listen) for a diehard sleuth enthusiast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Veteran

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Connie Wood
    • Narrated By Linda DiGiosaffatte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Will their past thrust them into danger - or each other’s arms? Roman Grisham returned from combat never able to return to the military he so loved. And he wants answers. His answers are linked to the shy and quietly sexy Germaine Andrews, who is looking for quiet seclusion after her life was torn apart. Now they need each other to unriddle the past - but it’s their future that is fraught with danger.

    Mary says: "Not worth the time."
    "Sorrowful love"
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    Most stories follow a predictable story line and this writer did not disappoint. In each scene, the plot progressed as I fully expected. While most people would find the predictable, mundane and boring; in the end, each character provides the listener with unusual insights. Character flaws that hinder and haunt them. Their outer scars don't compare to their inner hurts and pains. It was these reflections and imperfections that kept me listening. I found myself rooting for a pair, even when I knew the direction the story would lead me. Overall, I've scored this performance based on the worthiness of the characters and not the uniqueness of the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye: Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Victoria Laurie
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Michaels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1328)
    Performance
    (1014)
    Story
    (1010)

    Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients - or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby's future looks more uncertain than ever.

    Roger says: "review of Abby Cooper series"
    "Barely adequate"
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    Would you try another book from Victoria Laurie and/or Elizabeth Michaels?

    This story was slow and it barely held my attention but I may read the second book. Perhaps in the following book, Victoria revs up the momentum. Sadly, the narrator made the experience worse and more than likely I will not choose an audible book if Elizabeth Michaels is the performer.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Perhaps a James Patterson or JD Robb novel.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator spoiled the story. Had she given each character their own voice; a good performance could have made all the difference in the world.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No. The characters are flat and uninteresting.


    Any additional comments?

    This writer does a wonderful job explaining how clairvoyants perceive their insight. Her clever use of words makes me wonder if she possesses the talent.
    Readers are actors and as such, the voice should fit the part. This narrator is better suited to read nonfiction instead of stories requiring dramatic changes in pitch, tone and manner.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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