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Ruth

Wildwood, MO, USA | Member Since 2005

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  • Simple Genius

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1931)
    Performance
    (730)
    Story
    (736)

    Former Secret Service agents turned private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have seen their lives splinter around them. Michelle lies unconscious in a hospital bed after a night of suicidal violence. And Sean is forced to take on a thankless investigation into the murder of a scientist just inside the CIA's razor-wire fence near Williamsburg, Virginia. But they will need to team up again to stop a conspiracy of traitors operating in the shadow of the White House itself.

    R.E. Vazquez says: "not Baldacci's best"
    "Simply Silly"
    Overall

    What a disappointment. I generally like Baldacci, but this book wasn't well written and the story line was so far out there that it was totally unbelievable. I honestly didn't care what happened to the characters in the end.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Redemption Ark

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (960)
    Performance
    (650)
    Story
    (659)

    Late in the 26th century, the human race has advanced enough to accidentally trigger the Inhibitors---alien-killing machines designed to detect intelligent life and destroy it. The only hope for humanity lies in the recovery of a secret cache of doomsday weapons---and a renegade named Clavain who is determined to find them. But other factions want the weapons for their own purposes---and the weapons themselves have another agenda altogether.

    Michael says: "Stick with this series!"
    "Fascinating"
    Overall

    I am listening to this book every chance I get. It's complicated, sometimes confusing, but always interesting. Characters that appeared in the first book of the trilogy, suddenly appear in this book, pulling the story together and allowing the author to take the story in all kinds of directions. The narrator, John Lee, is one of my favorites. He did some of Daniel Silva's earlier books. I really hope audible gets the third book in the series, Absolution Gap. I can hardly wait to hear it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Death Qualified: A Barbara Holloway Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (72)

    Five years ago Barbara Holloway gave up practicing law, disillusioned with a profession that put politics before justice. Then she receives a phone call, with a simple message: "I need you."

    Alex says: "a good plot and a great reader"
    "Good, But"
    Overall

    I actually liked this book quite a bit. The heroine was quite strident, but she grows on you. The download, however, was not good. There were at least half a dozen places that the recording repeated itself, so I'd have to listen to the same part of the story over again. Hard to fast forward when your driving. Hope they get this fixed.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Blasphemy

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1165)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (279)

    The world's biggest supercollider is locked in an Arizona mountain. The Torus was built to unlock the secrets of the very moment of creation: the Big Bang itself. Will the Torus divulge the mysteries of the creation of the universe? Or will it, as some predict, suck the earth into a mini black hole? Or is the Torus a Satanic attempt, as a powerful televangelist decries, to challenge God Almighty on the very throne of heaven?

    carl801 says: "This makes"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    I usually enjoy books by Douglas Preston, but did not like this one at all. The story seemed very contrived and I wasn't convinced by any of the characters. On top of that, the narrator was down right annoying. His nasal voice was distracting throughout the reading. I hope Mr. Preston does better next time.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Kills

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Linda Fairstein
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    New York Times best-selling author Linda Fairstein follows her enormously successful The Bone Vault with a suspenseful novel that brings another riveting case to New York sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. A powerful business woman has charged a man she dated with attacking her. But during the trial, Alex soon suspects the woman is hiding something vital to the prosecution.

    Ruth says: "Finally!!"
    "Finally!!"
    Overall

    I have always enjoyed Linda Fairstein's books, but had to listen to them from other sources because Audible only had abridged versions (can't stand them). Now they have a few of her books unabridged with Barbara Rosenblatt narrating. These are great books to listen to. I hope they get more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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