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Spartan Reader

COLDWATER, MI, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Thief: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (637)
    Performance
    (553)
    Story
    (558)

    On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a dramatic new invention are barely rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency's intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky the second time. The thugs attack again - and this time, one of the scientists dies.

    A User says: "The Review: An Issac Bell Piece"
    "Super"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Well written book


    What did you like best about this story?

    Mystery and how Bell tracked down the villian


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

    Simply the best. Have enjoyed all his narrated books


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

    The ending


    Any additional comments?

    Great job by Clive

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • White Plague

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By James Abel
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    In the remote, frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean, the high-powered and technically advanced submarine U.S.S. Montana is in peril. Adrift and in flames, the boat - and the entire crew - could be lost. The only team close enough to get to them in time is led by Marine doctor and bio-terror expert Joe Rush.

    Matthew says: "I think I feel a fever coming on...."
    "Outstanding"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was a very well written medical, ethical and military mystery!
    A must read! Five start book and five star narrator!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tell No Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (824)
    Performance
    (725)
    Story
    (725)

    The scion of an old-money San Francisco family, Daniel Brasher left his well-paying, respectable money-manager position to marry his community organizer wife and work at a job he loves, leading group counseling sessions with recently paroled violent offenders. One night he finds an envelope - one intended for someone else that was placed in his office mailbox by accident. Inside is an unsigned piece of paper, a handwritten note that says, "Admit what you've done or you will bleed for it."

    karen says: "The purgatory of group therapy"
    "First and last"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is the first book by Gregg Hurwitz and the last. This was a most wordy and boring book! Scott Brick did a great job carrying the storyline! He could not save this book and poor storyline.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bones of Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (475)
    Performance
    (422)
    Story
    (420)

    New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King garners widespread acclaim for her suspenseful novels rich with historical detail. Set in the vibrant Paris Jazz Age, The Bones of Paris introduces private investigator Harris Stuyvesant, an American agent who’s been given the plum assignment of locating beautiful young model Philippa Crosby. But when Philippa’s trail ends at the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, Stuyvesant discovers a world where art meets sexual depravity - and where a savage killer lurks in the shadows.

    B. says: "Brilliant evocation of Paris in 1929"
    "Boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Laurie R. King and/or Jefferson Mays?

    I dont thing at this time. Many of the books are above average such as Locked Rooms.
    This was so boring I could not finish it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Rhys Bowen "Molly Murphy Series:


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jefferson Mays?

    Yes


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Wordy, Wordy followed by a very slow developing plot. 13 hours give me a break.


    Any additional comments?

    Time to move on from this author. :( sad

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Floor

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7510)
    Performance
    (5379)
    Story
    (5361)

    All is not well in Margrave, Georgia. The sleepy, forgotten town hasn't seen a crime in decades, but within the span of three days it witnesses events that leave everyone stunned. An unidentified man is found beaten and shot to death on a lonely country road.

    Ed says: "Comic book tough guy"
    "Boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is the most wordy book I have ever listen to in the last year.


    What could Lee Child have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Too much BS about getting arrested, booked and questioned. Boring story line.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Narrator has little vocal variety.


    What character would you cut from Killing Floor?

    Lee Child I am done........


    Any additional comments?

    I will never download a Lee Child audiobook again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black Flagged: Black Flagged, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Steven Konkoly
    • Narrated By Joseph Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (114)

    A graduate of the Department of Defense's experimental Black Flag program, Daniel Petrovich carries a secret he'd rather keep buried. A secret his government has hidden in the deepest vaults of the Pentagon. Someone is trying to raise Black Flag from the dead, and drag Petrovich back into the poisonous life he abandoned. Someone who knows his darkest secrets.

    Shara says: "NON-COHESIVE. MULTIPLE EXTRA CHARACTERS."
    "Too Slow"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Steven Konkoly and/or Joseph Morton?

    No! I felt the pace of this book was too slow and could not get through the book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Steven Konkoly again?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Joseph Morton’s performance?

    Difficult to listen to. No vocal variety. Boring voice, Too fast


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Stopped half way through the book.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1080)
    Performance
    (932)
    Story
    (923)

    G.Monie says: "Top 3 out of his 23 Davenport Novels"
    "Too Wordy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who wants to be bored to death. Too wordy, has a very slow pace.


    What could John Sandford have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Shorten the story so it does not drag. Good story but pace too slow.


    What three words best describe Richard Ferrone’s voice?

    Very good voice and good vocal variety


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None I can think of., Sorry


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cinderella Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
    • Narrated By Jan Maxwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (152)

    In a first-time collaboration, "Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark partners with best-selling author Alafair Burke to deliver a brand new suspense series about a television program featuring cold case murders.

    Jean says: "Engrossing"
    "Another Hit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Cinderella Murder?

    It was a well written story with great characters and a well written plot.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The weaving of the story line and the unfolding mystery. Well written and a great story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Near the end when the parts coming together to solve the mystery.


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

    No However, Jan Maxwell has a great voice and adds so much to the Audiobook.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Sniper's Honor: Bob Lee Swagger, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (100)

    Ludmilla "Mili" Petrova was once the most hunted woman on Earth, having raised the fury of two of the most powerful leaders on either side of World War II: Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. But Kathy Reilly of The Washington Post doesn’t know any of that when she encounters a brief mention of Mili in an old Russian propaganda magazine, and becomes interested in the story of a legendary, beautiful female sniper who seems to have vanished from history.

    USA Buyer says: "Returned"
    "Returned"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This was a very boring book and will not order this author again. Too wordy


    Has Sniper's Honor turned you off from other books in this genre?

    This book was too word and went nowhere. I just hope that Audible returns my money. They have not in the past.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Buck Schirner’s performances?

    Ok voice, no vocal variety or snap to his performance. I would not chose to listen to him again


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Ok voice, no vocal variety or snap to his performance. I would not chose to listen to him again


    Any additional comments?

    Want my money returned. Ok voice, no vocal variety or snap to his performance. I would not chose to listen to him again

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • With Child: A Kate Martinelli Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Adrift in mist-shrouded San Francisco mornings and alcohol-fogged nights, homicide detective Kate Martinelli can't escape the void left by her departed lover, who has gone off to rethink their relationship. But when twelve-year-old Jules Cameron comes to Kate for a professional consultation, Kate's not sure she's that desperate for distraction.

    USA Buyer says: "Outstanding Series and Book"
    "Outstanding Series and Book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of With Child to be better than the print version?

    Yes because of the narrator. What an excellent voice.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of With Child?

    The ending!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Kate's hunt for Jules


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

    It was very hard to put down. Excellent story.


    Any additional comments?

    Laurie King is an excellent author. This is an excellent series: Katie Martinelli Series

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Prime Minister's Secret Agent: A Maggie Hope Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Susan Elia MacNeal
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (112)

    World War II rages on across Europe, but Maggie Hope has finally found a moment of rest on the pastoral coast of western Scotland. Home from an undercover mission in Berlin, she settles down to teach at her old spy training camp, and to heal from scars on both her body and heart. Yet instead of enjoying the quieter pace of life, Maggie is quickly drawn into another web of danger and intrigue.

    Margaret Vance says: "The narration spoils the book"
    "Outstanding Audio Book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Prime Minister's Secret Agent in three words, what would they be?

    This is a very interesting and excellent series. A must read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The mystery and the background history


    What about Susan Duerden’s performance did you like?

    Great voice


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

    No but you get drawn into the book and you cant put it down.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book and great series. I loved it and have read all the books in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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