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Zulu

ratings
141
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141
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
33

  • Burning Man

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Alan Russell
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (40)

    When LAPD detective Michael Gideon and his police-dog partner, Sirius, are assigned to the Special Cases Unit (SCU), Gideon knows their work lives will be anything but ordinary. SCU gets the cases no one else wants, the unusual and bizarre crimes that need special handling and special investigators. When a high-school student is found crucified in a local park, Gideon and Sirius must face up to the gruesome tableau and the motivation behind the murder. Complicating matters is a nightmare from their past, the scars of a terrible fire that nearly cost them their lives.

    karen says: "Best book in a long time!"
    "Relationship between man and dog"
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    What did you like best about Burning Man? What did you like least?

    I liked the relationship between Michael and his partner Sirius.


    Any additional comments?

    The Burning Man gets its title from when Michael and his dog Sirius go through a burning canyon to find a serial killer. They catch up with the serial killer but not until after he has shot Sirius several times. The canyon is now on fire and Michael forces the serial killer to help him carry Sirius out. Everyone suffers from severe burns and both Michael and Sirius have to go through rehabilitation. Michael wants to continue working since that's all he has so he hides his PTSD and how he's still hurting. Sirius is now retired but Michael still takes him with him everywhere.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You Belong to Me: And Other True Cases: Ann Rule's Crime Files, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ann Rule
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (37)

    A former Seattle policewoman, Ann Rule has extensive experience of violent crime and brings this knowledge to bear in this collection of fascinating case studies. You Belong to Me focuses on one of Florida's most shocking criminals - Tim Harris, the poster-perfect 'All-American' State Trooper who hid bizarre and fatal fantasies behind his badge of authority.

    Benoibe says: "A crime to publish this twaddle..."
    "Interesting"
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    This book contains several cases but only the first one is more in-depth. It got a little repetitive and was a little overly long but still interesting. It just goes to show how vulnerable women are on the road by themselves.

    There were around five more cases a lot shorter but just as interesting. She sort of just hit the highlights on those.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Janus Stone

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (140)

    Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate when builders, demolishing a large old house in Norwich to make way for a housing development, uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway - minus the skull. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? DCI Harry Nelson would like to find out - and fast.

    Frances says: "I loved this."
    "Nice story"
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    This is the second book in the series and unfortunately the only one I've heard so I feel like I wasn't able to get the full benefit of the book and therefore unable to give a complete review. There were many references to the first book and continuing character relationships that took up most of the story which was started in the first one so I felt like I sort of jumped in the middle of a story and missed the beginning. This one centered around Ruth, who's an archeologist, and what was happening to her. There was some action and a mystery that needed solving and some surprises, but was mainly character oriented.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (959)
    Performance
    (536)
    Story
    (540)

    It has been 40 years since the publication of this classic science-fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man adventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other.

    Douglas says: "The Movie Makes More Sense Now"
    "Liked the narration"
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    I know I'm in the minority here and never saw the movie, which probably wouldn't have helped since several of the reviewers were confused by the movie until they read the book, but I just couldn't get into the story and my mind drifted a lot. The only things that kept me listening was waiting for something interesting to happen that I could understand (there were a couple spots) and the narration. There wasn't much to the narration since there weren't that many characters that actually spoke (he did a good HAL) since the majority of the book seemed to be descriptions but he has a nice voice that you could listen to and not really care what he was saying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darkness Rising: Dark Angels, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Keri Arthur
    • Narrated By Saskia Maarleveld
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (59)

    Risa will go to any lengths to avenge her mother’s murder - even if it means making a pact with the most evil vampire she’s ever met. Lethal and powerful, Madeline Hunter is leader of the vampire council, and will put her resources behind finding the killer - for a price. The venerable vampire requires the assistance of Risa’s psychic powers. Quid pro quo.

    Niki Rogers says: "Good breakaway series from Keri Arthur"
    "Lots of action"
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    There's a couple story lines going on in this second book of the Dark Angels series. First is the task of finding out who summoned the demon that makes vampires age, sink into madness and die. The second one is Risa's father, a fallen Aedh priest, has given her the task of finding the keys that will open the portals between the two worlds. There's a lot of action and violence. You get to meet a couple new demons that Risa and her friends of course get to fight and on top of all that is the growing sexual tension between Risa and her guardian reaper Azriel. There's also a few love scenes between Risa and her fallen lover Lucian.

    These are not standalone books and need to be read in order as there is the continuing quest to find the portal keys and a cliffhanger or two.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hail Mary: Jim Knighthorse Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By J.R. Rain
    • Narrated By Jason Starr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    In this third book of the series, Private investigator Jim Knighthorse finds himself on the trail of his mother's killer, a cold case spanning two decades. While on the hunt, he takes on a brutal case that takes him into shark-infested waters and deep into the heart of Mexico. All the while, Knighthorse comes closer and closer to finding his mother's killer...and there's going to be hell to pay.

    harmonytoo says: "Very Disappointing"
    "Animal lovers beware"
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    If you're an animal lover this one might be hard to hear. It goes into uncomfortable descriptions of animal cruelty. To offset the shark fin case he also goes on the hunt for a flasher. In between those cases he continues to look for his mother's murderer. It's a short book but there's a lot packed into it with a surprise ending. And, of course, his ego is heard from a lot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cowboy Takes a Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Lori Wilde
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (104)

    Ex-champion bull-rider-turned-cutting-horse-cowboy Joe Daniels isn't quite sure how he ended up sleeping in a horse trough wearing nothing but his Stetson and cowboy boots. But now he's wide awake, and a citified woman is glaring down at him. His goal? Get rid of her ASAP. The obstacle? Fighting the attraction he feels toward the blond-haired filly with the big, vulnerable eyes. When out-of-work wedding planner Mariah Callahan learns that her estranged father has left her a rundown ranch in Jubilee, she has no choice but to accept it.

    Zulu says: "Cute Love Story"
    "Cute Love Story"
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    Typical love story with the typical conflicts between the two main characters but if you're in the mood for one this would be a good one to listen to. It does drag on at times and at times you just want to shake them and tell them to get over it and open their eyes, but at least the love scenes aren't overdone and you do get to know the characters in this small town. Just a nice easy listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dark Monk: A Hangman's Daughter Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Oliver Pötzsch
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (361)
    Performance
    (330)
    Story
    (327)

    It is 1648, a small village in the Alps: In the thick of a blizzard,a town priest discovers he’s been poisoned. As numbness creeps up his body, he summons the last of his strength and scratches a sign in the frost that will lead the town hangman, his daughter, and the town physician in pursuit of a treasure of the Knights Templar. But the priest’s murderer is already on their trail, and he’s not the only one after the legendary fortune: a dark monk is not far behind,and a band of thieves is roving the countryside, attacking solitary travelers and spreading panic.

    Snoodely says: "The Real Discovery of Penicillin!"
    "Scavenger Hunt"
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    This second book doesn't contain as much detailed description of the hangman's job in the 1600s, i.e., the torture part. It's more of a scavenger hunt for the Knights Templar treasure. You also have the hunt for thieves who are preying on travelers. Even though this book didn't contain many torture scenes, it does contain a lot of violence. After all, you have a lot of different sets of people hunting for the same treasure, some of whom were religious fanatics. It gives you a glimpse of life in the 1600s. I'm just glad that was long before my time.

    At the end of the book the author gives a nice travelogue of the area where parts of the story took place.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3824)
    Performance
    (2861)
    Story
    (2866)

    Even in Grundy, Alaska, its unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem.

    Mariya says: "Preternaturally Funny"
    "Cute Werewolf Story"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes. It's funny and the characters are well-developed and mostly weird but likeable. I liked Mo's character but Cooper was harder to really care for. He was just a little too up and down.


    If you’ve listened to books by Molly Harper before, how does this one compare?

    It wasn't quite as good as her Half-Moon Series.


    What three words best describe Amanda Ronconi’s voice?

    Very easy listening.


    Was How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf worth the listening time?

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Two

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Will Carver
    • Narrated By Richard Aspel, Nicki Paull
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (52)

    They kill without mercy. Disappear without trace. They are The Two. And now the stakes are raised once more for Detective January David. 5 lie dead, brutally murdered - the first taken on the night of Halloween and as autumn bleeds into winter more ritualistic murders are discovered. January must battle his demons, for in his mind lies the clue to stopping a ruthless murderer. But his worst nightmares have literally come true when he discovers there's not one, but two twisted killers on the loose.

    Zulu says: "Too Confusing"
    "Too Confusing"
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    I had a lot of trouble getting into this book. In fact, I had listened to the first 2 1/2 hours and then put it aside for a while because I couldn't get into it. Then when I decided to try it again I had to start from the very beginning since I couldn't remember anything about it. At least the second time through I started to understand it a little better. This book might have been easier to read than to listen to because it took a lot of concentration to figure out what was going on and the formatting. In fact, I never did figure out a lot of it. It keeps jumping back and forth between all these different characters. You would hear about something from one person's view and then the same situation from the other person's view. Sometimes it even seemed like some of the chapters might have been out of order. My mind kept drifting and I didn't care enough to go back and listen to what I might have missed. I just wanted to get to the end, which of course I didn't understand. Not the part where you finally find out what was going on, but the very end.

    Considering the material I think the two narrators did a very good job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fool Moon: The Dresden Files, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6521)
    Performance
    (4639)
    Story
    (4618)

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.

    pterion says: "I'm liking Harry more and more"
    "Enough already"
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    What would have made Fool Moon better?

    If you took out a lot of his self-pity, thinking he's responsible for most of the deaths and everything that's happened, even though there were other adults who made their own decisions that he had no control over, plus his constant introspection.


    Any additional comments?

    This book would have gotten a higher rating if there wasn't so much of my above comments. There was a lot of action, a lot of fighting and a lot of blood and gore, which I wouldn't have minded if there had been a little less. You did learn about different types of werewolves. Good guys turned out to be bad guys. Unfortunately my mind did keep wandering because between each bought of something happening we'd have to hear Harry's every thought and they weren't always that interesting.

    The narrator was okay, except he is pretty noisy. Maybe overacting the part.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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