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SV Cor

Audio Queen

Palm Desert CA | Member Since 2012

  • 4 reviews
  • 146 ratings
  • 503 titles in library
  • 41 purchased in 2015

  • Black Water Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Attica Locke
    • Narrated By Dion Graham

    Writing in the tradition of Dennis Lehane and Greg Iles, Attica Locke, a powerful new voice in American fiction, delivers a brilliant debut thriller that readers will not soon forget. Jay Porter is hardly the lawyer he set out to be. His most promising client is a low-rent call girl and he runs his fledgling law practice out of a dingy strip mall. But he's long since made peace with not living the American Dream and carefully tucked away his darkest sins: the guns, the FBI file, the trial that nearly destroyed him.

    C. Telfair says: "Promising Young Writer"
    "Know your Narrator"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, the minute it started
    and I recognized the narrators voice:
    I was truned off.
    He narrrated Waking with Enemies and it was soooooo disgusting
    -that was all I could think about.
    Anyone needing a job so badly,
    they would narrate Waking with Enemies leaves you thinking he would narrate any kind of bad book.
    Had to stop listening.
    My fault I should have looked at the narrator before purchase.
    A Lesson well learned,

    Long story short:
    A Police person was moving my car,
    and Waking with Enemies was playing,
    and I did not realize it until he got out and I got in.
    THEN, I knew why he could not look me in the face;
    he was so embarrassed and then I was.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • I Hear the Sirens in the Street: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel - The Troubles Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A torso in a suitcase looks like an impossible case, but Sean Duffy isn’t easily deterred, especially when his floundering love life leaves him in need of a distraction. So with detective constables McCrabban and McBride, he goes to work identifying the victim. The torso turns out to be all that’s left of an American tourist who once served in the U.S. military. What was he doing in Northern Ireland in the midst of the 1982 Troubles?

    Dave says: "Utterly brilliant"
    "Factional and Intriguing"

    Quite a way to go back into real history. If you like truly Good authors, you will enjoy this factional accounting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

    Jacqueline says: "Gripping Page Turner!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Suspect to be better than the print version?

    Can not speak to this, usually only do audio.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It is a tie between Scott and Maggie.The description on their mind set is so telling,Leaves you right there.

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

    This is my first listen of MacLeod,He made feel you were right there.

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

    Many moved, but I believe when Maggie and Scott realized there were pack.

    Any additional comments?

    Robert surpasses his previous writings, (which I have read all)mostly page turners,how he presents Scott and Maggie's mind sets, gives you a whole different side of him.
    This insight into how these K-9 persons meld with their dogs and is forever enlightening. Dog man.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Shopper24 says: "Laughed so hard, I nearly coughed up a lung!!"
    "Such a disappointment, did not read reviews."
    What would have made Fifty Shades of Grey better?

    Turned it into a mystery

    Has Fifty Shades of Grey turned you off from other books in this genre?

    You bet, removed and will not consider reading the other two.

    Would you be willing to try another one of Becca Battoe’s performances?

    She did a fine job, it was just the story.

    What character would you cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

    All of them

    Any additional comments?

    Maybe I am a prude, but do not see how this could be the number one best seller.and I will be returning it tomorrow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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