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MadMex

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  • The Forgotten Man: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (381)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (210)

    Los Angeles, 3:58 a.m.: Elvis Cole receives the phone call he's been waiting for since childhood. Responding to a gunshot, the LAPD has found an injured man in an alleyway. He has told the officer on the scene that he is looking for his son, Elvis Cole. Minutes later, the man is dead.

    David says: "Crais's reliable craft"
    "A Brother Fit for Calamity"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Forgotten Man the most enjoyable?

    In a world where Face-to-Face Friendships is all but lost, the human connection between Cole and Pike makes the adventure believeable. Knowing someone has Cole's back kept me reading


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pike. When I grow up, I want to be like him or know someone like him.


    What does James Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Feeling. Audible listening is all about the "Reader". Daniels does a great job.


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

    Yes, many days I would sit in my truck in my drive-way after getting home, just listening.


    Any additional comments?

    My first Cole/ Pike book was "Taken". Now I'm Hooked on series. Thanx, Robert

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Innocent: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (3278)
    Performance
    (2733)
    Story
    (2748)

    Will Robie may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career.... It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable: He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.

    Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a 14-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway....

    andrea says: "I Hope There's a Sequel!!"
    "Restored Faith"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Innocent?

    This was not a typical GI Joe, Navy Seal, Super Hero Gorilla. The introduction of the young side-kick made the character Human.


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

    Maybe not on the edge but certainly well planted. The uncertainty of the characters next move did this.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The male, female voices makes the story esier to follow
    Need better inflection in the female voice


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

    If I had the time, yes


    Any additional comments?

    Good entertainment for the money

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Associate: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1763)
    Performance
    (351)
    Story
    (355)

    Kyle McAvoy grew up in his father's small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was elected editor-in-chief of The Yale Law Journal, and his future has limitless potential. But Kyle has a secret, a dark one, an episode from college that he has tried to forget. The secret, though, falls into the hands of the wrong people, and Kyle is forced to take a job he doesn't want, even if it's a job most law students can only dream about....

    JoAnn says: "Good, but not nearly as good as The Firm""
    "Where's part II"
    Overall

    What is it with Grisham and his endings?
    Just when you really get into the story and the characters, the story just ends. I love how Grisham tells a story and builds the character from the ground up.But just when this chartacter was getting in over his head, I started to think ahead to all the directions he could or might take and all the other characters that could or would help him in some way. The story was reaching a high point and I looked down and I was on the last chapter and thought, "there's going to be a part TWO but guess what? Bam! the story ends. It's as if he has a certain number of books to write and he gets tired of the story so he writes a quick ending. Will give serious thought to getting his next book so quick. Will wait till others have reviewed it so as to possibly save myself a credit. I give it 2 stars because its a great Part I

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Spin

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (3225)
    Performance
    (1020)
    Story
    (1025)

    One night when he was 10, Tyler stood in his backyard and watched the stars go out. They flared into brilliance, then disappeared, replaced by an empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.

    Robert says: "A Classic"
    "What a way to SPIN my time"
    Overall

    In my work I drive extensively and listening to books makes the miles and time speed by, but with 'SPIN' the miles drug on and on. The story line is weak at best and the characters make you wish they were on Mars. I like science fiction but the subject matter was so far out there that little made sense, and it took forever to get to the point and then there wasn't one. I tried to explain to my wife what this book was about but I had to admit even I didn't know.

    5 of 13 people found this review helpful

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