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Mary

Littleton, CO, USA | Member Since 2007

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  • Hold Tight

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1374)
    Performance
    (557)
    Story
    (550)

    Tia and Mike Baye never imagined they'd become the type of overprotective parents who spy on their kids. But their 16-year-old son, Adam, has been unusually distant lately, and after the suicide of his classmate, Spencer Hill they can't help but worry. They install a sophisticated spy program on Adam's computer, and within days they are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son: "Just stay quiet and all safe."

    Meanwhile, Betsy Hill is struck by a photo that appears to have been taken on the night of her son's death...and he wasn't alone.

    Ed says: "Will hold your interest till the end"
    "Didn't want to stop listening"
    Overall

    I really liked the way the characters merged, much like "Crash".

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tilt-a-Whirl

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1481)
    Performance
    (880)
    Story
    (875)

    There isn't much fun in the sun when a billionaire real estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in the otherwise quiet summer tourist town of Sea Haven. John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven police department. The job offer came from an old Army buddy who hoped to give Ceepak at least a summer's worth of rest and relaxation to help him forget the horrors of war. Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation.

    Bryan says: "A Guilty Pleasure"
    "Good "beach read""
    Overall

    Kept my interest, and enjoyed the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Impact

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1204)
    Performance
    (391)
    Story
    (391)

    A brilliant meteor lights up the Maine coast and two young women borrow a boat and set out for a distant island to find the impact crater. A scientist at the National Propulsion Facility discovers an inexplicable source of gamma rays in the outer Solar System. He is found decapitated, the data missing.High resolution NASA images reveal an unnatural feature hidden in the depths of a crater on Mars and it appears to have been activated. Sixty hours and counting.

    Tom says: "Vulgar? yes, but overal, it's good"
    "WOW!"
    Overall

    I have enjoyed many of Douglas Preston's books, Mount Dragon, Blasphemy, Tryannosaur Canyon but this one is the best I have read. Scott Sowers did such a fantastic job of making you feel the excitment and tension. The subject matter was very interesting, blending a little scifi into the story. My treadmill got quite the workout while I was aptly listening. I was so disappointed when it ended. What I say to Doulas Preston is MORE OF THE SAME PLEASE!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10459)
    Performance
    (5355)
    Story
    (5394)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Russell says: "Glad I Listened to 11-22-63 First"
    "Listened for hours on end . . . . ."
    Overall

    Haven't read a SK novel in a long time, thought this one sounded interesting. Kept my interest the whole time. Although some listeners didn't agree, I thought the narrator was fine, he switched characters and I could tell who was talking by his change in tone. There is a character in the book that you loathe so much, you can't wait for his demise. As I was reading, I even cast the roles with actors that I could imagine doing each part!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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