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Kim

Fairview, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    Overall
    (765)
    Performance
    (673)
    Story
    (674)

    In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are 36 bodies all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.

    Nancy says: "Enjoyable, but not my favorite"
    "OK, but not my favorite of the Pendergast series"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Cabinet of Curiosities the most enjoyable?

    The characters', especially Pendergast's, development. The plot was average, and didn't keep me riveted.


    If you’ve listened to books by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child before, how does this one compare?

    Not as good as Relic, and DEFINITELY not as good as Still Life With Crows (my favorite). Probably ranks about fifth in the series.


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

    He's very good, but other narrators like Dick Hill and Scott Brick are industry standard (in my humble opinion).


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

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    On average, I didn't waste my money, but I've enjoyed other books in the series better.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Calculated in Death: In Death Series, Book 36

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1559)
    Performance
    (1371)
    Story
    (1371)

    On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a woman lies dead at the bottom of a brownstone’s basement steps, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better. A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the brownstone, she knows Marta’s murder is the work of a killer who’s trained, yet not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.

    Jessica says: "Still a fan!"
    "One of my favorite group of characters!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - the entire series!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like them all, but I think Peabody is my favorite! Her background is so complex, plus the way the character is developing just charms the listener.


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

    Susan Ericksen is one of my favorite narrators. Her interpretation of the characters in this series, though, is exceptional.


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

    Nothing extreme, just didn't want to put it down.


    Any additional comments?

    Great series by a prolific and talented author whose books I always anticipate and buy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deadly Stakes: Ali Reynolds, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By J. A. Jance
    • Narrated By Karen Ziemba
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (101)

    In Deadly Stakes, police-academy-trained former reporter Ali Reynolds is contacted to investigate the grisly murder of a gold-digging divorcee on behalf of a woman accused of the crime. Lynn Martinson is dating the dead woman's ex-husband, and she and her boyfriend, Chip Ralston, have been charged. Ali is simultaneously drawn to the case of A. J. Sanders, a frightened teen with secrets of his own.

    Jean says: "Ali works as investigating reporter"
    "Plot line started out well"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, because the plot catches the reader in the beginning, and by the time it becomes predictable, the reader is intrigued enough by the characters to find out how it ends.


    Would you ever listen to anything by J. A. Jance again?

    Not one of my favorite authors.


    Which character – as performed by Karen Ziemba – was your favorite?

    Ali


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    An average mystery, not thrilling; easy to put down then pick up again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Touch & Go: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2173)
    Performance
    (1825)
    Story
    (1839)

    Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life you’d find in the pages of a glossy magazine: A beautiful 14-year-old daughter. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by all. A perfect life. When investigator Tessa Leone arrives at the crime scene in the foyer of the Denbes’ home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and a million tiny pieces of bright green Taser confetti. The family appears to have been abducted.

    lisa says: "Wait for it to go on clearance!"
    "Very unconventional plot"
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    Where does Touch & Go rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is always a difficult question because I've listened to so many over the years. The plot line here is unique and the narration is well done; I'll list it in the top fifty.


    What other book might you compare Touch & Go to and why?

    I'd probably compare it to early Harlan Coben because of the plot twists, but unlike Harlan Coben's books, I guessed where this plot was going. It was well executed, though, so I don't want to disrespect the author or the effect.


    What about Elisabeth Rodgers’s performance did you like?

    She created an audible personality for each of the characters. I was never "lost" as to which character was speaking.


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

    It definitely kept me interested and following along with the story. I certainly didn't laugh or cry, but I wanted to throttle a couple of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, an excellent novel - just not a GREAT one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Still Life with Crows: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1832)
    Performance
    (1560)
    Story
    (1546)

    For the first time in unabridged audio! A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground. Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy? Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land? Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America's heart.

    Polly says: "SCARY, WEIRD, ENGAGING"
    "Best Pendergast yet!"
    Overall
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    Where does Still Life with Crows rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    ALL THE AUDIOBOOKS?!? I've been listening to audiobooks for years, so it's difficult to actually rank a book unless it's in a specific category. I would say that this ranks in the top 50 that I've read in the last twelve months.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Still Life with Crows?

    When the reader realizes what the malevolent creature that is perpetrating the crimes actually is!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the mother and son come together and recite the nursery rhymes! Chilling!!


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

    Not necessarily, but I could have done so.


    Any additional comments?

    LOVE Scott Brick!!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brimstone: Pendergast, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1230)
    Performance
    (1088)
    Story
    (1084)

    Art critic Jeremy Grove is found dead, his face frozen in a mask of terror. His body temperature is grotesquely high; he is discovered in a room barricaded from the inside; the smell of brimstone is everywhere... and the unmistakable imprint of a claw is burned into the wall. As more bodies are discovered - their only connection the bizarre but identical manner of death - the world begins to wonder if the Devil has, in fact, come to collect his due.

    Lannette says: "Simply another great Pendergast novel."
    "Plot line more realistic"
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    Would you listen to Brimstone again? Why?

    No


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Didn't like to see my hero, Pendergast, "die".


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the Count gets his comeuppance.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    LOVE Scott Brick!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3020)
    Performance
    (2597)
    Story
    (2609)

    England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

    Maria says: "Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!"
    "ABSOLUTELY ONE OF THE BEST . . ."
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    What did you love best about The Secret Keeper?

    books I have ever "read"!! I can't believe that there is actually an author out there today that can construct a plot with well developed characters that can hold one's attention!! I'll be looking for more books by Kate Morton!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Vivian - because she has such strength.


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

    Brings a capitivating story line completely to life, allows the terrific plot twists to "grab" the listener unexpectedly; enhances an already enticing dialogue through narration that doesn't draw attention to the narrator but to the characters themselves. GREAT JOB!!!


    If you could rename The Secret Keeper, what would you call it?

    Sorry, but this is a dumb question; I wouldn't - the title is perfect!


    Any additional comments?

    All in all, one of the very best of the best!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Guilt by Degrees

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Marcia Clark
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    Someone has been watching D.A. Rachel Knight - someone who's Rachel's equal in brains, but with more malicious intentions. It began when a near-impossible case fell into Rachel's lap, the suspectless homicide of a homeless man. In the face of courthouse backbiting and a gauzy web of clues, Rachel is determined to deliver justice. She's got back-up: tough-as-nails Detective Bailey Keller. As Rachel and Bailey stir things up, they're shocked to uncover a connection with the vicious murder of an LAPD cop a year earlier.

    Jean says: "Guilt By Degrees"
    "OK plot; immature, shallow characters"
    Overall
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A narrow minded twenty-something.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Guilt by Degrees?

    The opening scene murder


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Guilt by Degrees?

    I would have rejected it for publishing


    Any additional comments?

    The author has good plot ideas but needs to go to character development school. The characters are naive, immature, and shallow.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Confession: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3511)
    Performance
    (1226)
    Story
    (1245)

    An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

    Suzn F says: "I confess, I loved it!"
    "Why do I keep reading this guy's stuff?!? TRASH!!"
    Overall

    The plot was predictable and not thought through, the characters shallow, stupid, and unrealistic! As a brain tumor survivor, I will attest to the fact that if one had a golf-ball-sized malignant tumor "deep inside the brain in between the ears", one would NOT HAVE BEEN CAPABLE of carrying out the deeds attributed to the real killer - no matter how psycho. Also, as a Texan I resent the illusion the author created of 1930's small town "justice" in 1999-2007 Texas. A waste of money but not of time - after I met the "defense" and its entourage, I skipped to the PREDICTABLE killing of the hapless Drum then to the end. The author must have needed a new Mercedes or 10 to have written such garbage!!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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