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cynthia

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  • Rusty Nail: A Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By Susie Breck, Dick Hill
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (163)

    Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department is back, and once again she's up to her Armani in murder. Someone is sending Jack snuff videos. The victims are people she knows, and they share a common trait - all were involved in one of Jack's previous cases. With her stalwart partner, Herb, hospitalized and unable to help, Jack follows a trail of death throughout the Midwest, on a collision course with the smartest and deadliest adversary she has ever known.

    JEAN says: "MY FAVORITE JACK."
    "Took to long to get to the point"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Maybe a high schooler.


    What was most disappointing about J. A. Konrath’s story?

    The story as i stated before took a long time getting to the point . It was a good listen for me


    How could the performance have been better?

    Loved Dick Hill but the lady not so much.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Rusty Nail?

    The whole thing..


    Any additional comments?

    I will try and listen to other Jack Daniel stories maybe I will find one I can really get into.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Supernaturals

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By David L. Golemon
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (626)
    Performance
    (567)
    Story
    (569)

    Seven years ago, Professor Gabriel Kennedy's investigation into paranormal activity at Summer Place ended in tragedy, and destroyed his career. Now, Kelly Delaphoy, the ambitious producer of a top-rated ghost-hunting television series, is determined to make Summer Place the centerpiece of an epic live broadcast on Halloween night. To ensure success, she needs help from the one man who has come face-to-face with the evil that dwells in Summer Place, a man still haunted by the ghosts of his own failure. Disgraced and alienated from the academic community, Kennedy wants nothing to do with it. But Summer Place has other plans....

    Michelle says: "The Audible equivalent of a SyFy movie."
    "Amazing Scary just wonderful"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Supernaturals the most enjoyable?

    First the way the author starts out. He speak of a house that frightened him and wrote a great sorry surrounding his fears and gave us or me a wonderful journey through the paranormal that could be possible.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way people hadn't believed the Professor and the way the media crucified him and how he was able to reach a believable conclusion.


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

    The sounds and the way the narrator draws you in and you can literally feel the story by closing your eyes and really placing yourself in the scene. When you listen to these audiobooks you be able to focus on the stories. Not having to have eyes strains is a very good reason and not have interruption only if you wish to.


    If you could take any character from The Supernaturals out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    John the dream walker. I love how he could maintain his dreaming and still fight the entity.And besides I like tall men


    Any additional comments?

    I just loved the story and he would write more of the group of peoples adventures. I JUST LOVE, LOVE ,LOVE THEM

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Turn in the Road: A Blossom Street Book, #8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (99)

    In the middle of the year, in the middle of her life, Bethanne Hamlin takes a road trip with her daughter Annie, and her former mother-in-law, Ruth. They’re driving to Florida for Ruth’s 50th high school reunion. A long-time widow, Ruth would like to reconnect with Royce, the love of her teenage life. She’s heard he’s alone, too…and, well, she’s curious. Maybe even hopeful. Bethanne herself needs time to reflect, to ponder a decision she has to make. Her ex-husband, Grant – her children’s father – wants to reconcile now that his second marriage has failed.

    Doris says: "Wonderful Book!"
    "Turn in the Road"
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    Where does A Turn in the Road rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks pretty high.It is what I would call easy listening the story was one I could relate to because I went through a similar thing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Turn in the Road?

    When she made her decision. I was sort of on pins and needles waiting for her to realize that sometimes you do need to move forward.


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

    I wouldn't got to feel the emotions in the story line. I was relaxed and able to put myself in the character place.


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

    Yes it is . i must say it did start out a little slow. I however really got into toward the middle and the end.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Winter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Keven Newsome
    • Narrated By Lindsay Zana
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Winter Maessen didn't ask for the gift of prophecy. She's happy being a freak - but now everyone thinks she's crazy. Or evil. Goths aren't all the same, you know. Some are Christians.... Christians to whom God sends visions. Students at her university are being attacked, and Winter knows there's more than flesh and blood at work. Her gift means she's the only one who can stop it - but at what price?

    Jaelyn says: "READ the description people BEFORE rating!"
    "Boring to the tenth power."
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    Would you try another book from Keven Newsome and/or Lindsay Zana?

    Probably not


    Has Winter turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no just this one


    Would you be willing to try another one of Lindsay Zana’s performances?

    no


    What character would you cut from Winter?

    all of them. i just didn't get this book.


    Any additional comments?

    From the title and summary it seem it would be a great book . It wasn't my cup of tea . I found it to be a waste of a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Unspoken: Krewe of Hunters

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Heather Graham
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (90)

    It is 1898. Bound for Chicago, the freighter Jerry McGuen goes down in Lake Michigan, taking with it every man aboard. But what other fate could befall a vessel carrying the ill-gotten sarcophagus of an Egyptian sorcerer? Now: A veteran diver and “ghost ship” expert is exploring the legendary wreck for a documentary. He dies inexplicably inside the freighter’s main saloon. Then another diver is killed, and panicked rumors rise like bubbles from the lake: ancient demons have awakened below!

    Jessica says: "Very happy with this one!"
    "Confusing"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not really. I was on a plane and I needed a distraction. The story just didn't pull me in like some stories do. I stop and started it a couple of times because I dosed off because I was on a long flight.


    Would you recommend The Unspoken to your friends? Why or why not?

    No I wouldn't. The reason is it took way to long to spark a person interest. I will give it this thought I though because of the summary it was going to be a great story. I found this wasn't the case.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Luke Daniels?

    Yes...


    Could you see The Unspoken being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Maybe with the proper editing it could be interesting enough.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • After the Night

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1064)
    Performance
    (589)
    Story
    (595)

    "Of all of my novels, After the Night remains one of my personal favorites – and Faith Devlin and Gray Rouillard are two of my favorite characters. Faith is strong, proud, and fearless, and Gray – well, he’s just downright sexy. Faith’s search for the truth about the devastating scandal surrounding her mother and Gray’s father blazes with intrigue. Add some sultry Southern hear, and you’ve got a real scorcher of a listen." (Linda Howard)

    Judy says: "Can I give 6 stars?"
    "Must listen to. It was great....."
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    Where does After the Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is pretty close to the top. I love this story it was told a such a way that it kept me on the edge of my sit.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How the character is a cute bad ass and from the description of her put you at aw.


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

    If she has read for Ms Howard before. I loved her voice it was emotion packed and really draws you in.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Company: Chronicles of The Black Company, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1178)
    Performance
    (833)
    Story
    (836)

    Some feel the Lady, newly risen from centuries in thrall, stands between humankind and evil. Some feel she is evil itself. The hardbitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must, burying their doubts with their dead - until the prophesy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more. There must be a way for the Black Company to find her....

    Peter says: "Great Story, Narrator Takes Getting Used To"
    "Hard to listen to:"
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    What would have made The Black Company better?

    A different narrator wold have been nice. I couldn't get past the lack luster to get into the story. I really wanted my credit back if the truth be told. No emotion in the voice; just a flat tone that I found very irritating. I could only listen for about five minutes.


    What was most disappointing about Glen Cook’s story?

    I don't have and opinion because I couldn't listen to it.


    What didn’t you like about Marc Vietor’s performance?

    It was not what I have been accustomed to with Audible. Many narrator like Dick Hill pull you into a story. This person not so much. If I see a story with this guy talking I will avoid it like the plague.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Garden Spells

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sarah Addison Allen
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1027)
    Performance
    (573)
    Story
    (579)

    The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers.

    Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures.

    Together again in the house they grew up in, the Waverley sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy - if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom - or with each other.

    Joihelene says: "I so want to give it 5 stars...!!!!"
    "Garden Spells"
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    If you could sum up Garden Spells in three words, what would they be?

    It was wonderful


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Evanell. I consider her the Mary Poppin of the story. The way she would bring things to people that they needed at the right time.


    Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?

    I can't say I have one real favorite outside of Evanell . I pretty much loved the sisters and Bey. I loved Claire because of her knowledge of herbs and how she knew how to cook with them. Sidney for rediscovering her life calling and her undying devotion to her daughter. Well it didn't talk but the apple tree too.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I really don't know what you mean by tag line but here is my thoughts .


    Any additional comments?

    I really loved this story. I considered it educational and very heartwarming. The way they used flowers and herbs make me want to go out and plant my own garden. I consider this quite a treasure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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