You no longer follow Carl

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Carl

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Carl

Vetlanda, Sweden | Member Since 2012

3
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 21 reviews
  • 23 ratings
  • 61 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2015
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
1

  • Seconds Away: A Mickey Bolitar Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (453)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (397)

    When tragedy strikes close to home, Mickey Bolitar and his loyal new friends - sharp-witted Ema and the adorkably charming Spoon - find themselves at the center of a murder mystery involving their friend Rachel. Now, not only does Mickey have to continue his quest to uncover the truth about the Abeona Shelter and the Butcher of Lodz, he needs to figure out what happened to Rachel - no matter what it takes. Mickey has always been ready to sacrifice everything to help the people he loves.

    Michele says: "Compelling story for the kid in each of us!"
    "Great entertainment"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I will because it is a well written story what gives you a good time while listening to it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Payback

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Simon Kernick
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Dennis Milne is a man with a past, and a past that involves murder. A former cop, he’s earned his living killing the bad guys – drug-dealers, corrupt business men - people who, in his opinion, deserve to die. For the past two days, he’s been in Manila, waiting for his next target: a young woman who’s made herself some poor life-choices, and some even worse enemies. DI Tina Boyd is a woman on a mission. Tough, spiky and determined, she’s looking for the man she holds responsible for the death of her lover.

    Carl says: "Action all the time, no boring parts."
    "Action all the time, no boring parts."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Payback again? Why?

    Not nowadays but probably after several years.


    What other book might you compare The Payback to and why?

    My previous Simon Kernick book.


    Which character – as performed by Paul Thornley – was your favorite?

    Paul Thornley is, without any doubth, the very best performer at least in my humble opinion.


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

    I did it in ten one hour parts during daily long walks.


    Any additional comments?

    This Kernick/Thornley co-operation is a great entertainment though is has some strange details.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Found

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Eric Meyers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Mickey and his friends once again face dangers untold in their quest to discover the truth about the mysterious Abeona Foundation and what really happened to Mickey's father. Things take a strange turn for Mickey when one of the basketball players from his team disappears and another is accused of taking steroids. An unexpected hand of friendship is offered - and Mickey and Ema may just be a step closer to unravelling the mystery...

    Carl says: "Enjoyable even for adults."
    "Enjoyable even for adults."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Found?

    Harlan Coben is my favorite author why I'm listening to all of his books, even this one for younger readers.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Expected in some way but not really as it happened.


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

    Fair job of him.


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

    Not really but it is good enough for long parts.


    Any additional comments?

    As mentioned before, Harlan Coben is my favorite author and I'm looking forward to his next novel 2015.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Utan nåd [Relentless]

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Simon Kernick
    • Narrated By Coach Bengtsson
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    John Meron är en lyckligt gift tvåbarnspappa som aldrig har varit i trubbel. En dag får han ett telefonsamtal som kommer att förändra hans liv för evigt. Hans kompis Jack Calley, en uppåtsträvande advokat i storstan, skriker på hjälp i telefonluren. Medan Meron lyssnar blir Calley mördad. Hans sista ord till sin mördare är de två första raderna i Merons adress. Förvirrad och skräckslagen lyckas Meron samla ihop sina barn och lämna huset. I sista sekunden. Inom ett par minuter stannar en bil utanför huset och tre män stiger ur. De har kommit för att hämta honom.

    Carl says: "Lot of action"
    "Lot of action"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Utan nåd [Relentless]?

    Lot of action without long "transports". Entertainment at a high level.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Utan nåd [Relentless]?

    The beginning.


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

    He did a fair job.


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

    Not 10 hours in one sitting, but my ten times one hour was okay for me.


    Any additional comments?

    Kernick will be in my favorite list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Darkness More than Night: Harry Bosch Series, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Richard M. Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2333)
    Performance
    (1110)
    Story
    (1123)

    A movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide. In a seemingly unrelated case, a loner is murdered, leaving the sheriff's department with no clues. One unsettling revelation after another leaves a retired FBI agent and an L.A. detective thinking they've unmasked a most frightening killer with almost inconceivable calculation.

    Aaron says: "Terrific Pairing of Connelly's best Detectives."
    "Not any of Connelly's best"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about A Darkness More than Night: Harry Bosch Series, Book 7?

    Harry Bosch wasn't the main character in this story.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Michael Connelly again?

    Yes, I'm sure about that.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He is far from any of my favorite narrators.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Darkness More than Night: Harry Bosch Series, Book 7?

    An editor ought demanded Connelly write a new story as book 7.


    Any additional comments?

    I got the feeling that Connelly was in short of time with this book why he used "leftowers" from some of his earlier writings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2508)
    Performance
    (1505)
    Story
    (1500)

    Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is ready for a challenge. But his first case is a little more than he bargained for. It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range - what looks like "trunk music", a Mafia hit.

    Dan says: "Another Harry Bosch winner"
    "Probably my best Harry Bosch novel so far."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5 in three words, what would they be?

    Very well written.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The whole "Harry Bosch team"


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    He did a very good job with all of them.


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

    Most of my book listening happens during one hour long walks and that story really turned my long paths to great pleasures.


    Any additional comments?

    That Harry Bosch character with his friends and enemies is great entertainment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3208)
    Performance
    (1883)
    Story
    (1890)

    The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his victims. Now, with a single faultless shot, Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city's nightmare.

    Barry says: "Wow! Excellent Bosch thriller!"
    "Different and good story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3 to be better than the print version?

    Yes it is, at least for me.


    What other book might you compare The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3 to and why?

    It was only the third and there are several more to com.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    He does a good job.


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

    Concrete Blonde would be OK even for a film


    Any additional comments?

    As usual, a forced "Conelly ending"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3105)
    Performance
    (1966)
    Story
    (1981)

    Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with his head in several pieces and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "Good Listen"
    "Action"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2?

    How the story went forwad in small steps.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Good entertaining.


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

    It was my second time with him and he did it well, very well indeed.


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

    Darkside L.A.


    Any additional comments?

    Conelly is a master of unexpected endings. This one might be too unexpected in several ways.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5440)
    Performance
    (3375)
    Story
    (3377)

    For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch - hero, maverick, nighthawk - the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal. The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "What a Terrific Book"
    "As expected"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1 again? Why?

    Who knows? Probably sometimes in the future after I've listened to further Harry Bosh stories.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    A totally different ending because reliable endings seems to be Michael Conenelly's weakpoints. My rather early guess in this book was 50 % correct.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    He did it well, very well indeed.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Connelly (and several other famous authors) ought to think a bit moore about how they are writing endings. A real surpise is OK but only if it is reliable and fit into the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Missing You

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1966)
    Performance
    (1736)
    Story
    (1747)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Harlan Coben set huge sales records with last year’s Six Years - and he’s poised to do it again in his next breathtaking stand-alone thriller. Harlan Coben, author of six consecutive instant number-one New York Times best sellers and a total of 24 award-winning, best-selling, and internationally acclaimed novels, returns with another ripped-from-real-life thriller full of impossibly high emotional stakes and the real-to-life characters for which he has become famous.

    Susan says: "I Ain't Missing You"
    "Harlan Coben did it again!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Missing You to be better than the print version?

    Audio edition is best for me, but that's only my own opinion.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes It did because it went forward without any unnecessary parts.


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

    No, she was new for me and did a very good job, indeed.


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

    Difficult to choose one part as everything was mixed together very well. Both the red line and the side lines fit well into the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Harlan Coben is my favorite author why I can only say that MISSING YOU must be one of his very best novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Void Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    Overall
    (1424)
    Performance
    (779)
    Story
    (780)

    In L.A., Cassie Black is another beautiful woman in a Porsche: except Cassie just did six years in prison and still has "outlaw juice" flowing in her veins. Now Cassie is returning to her old profession, taking down a money man in Vegas. But the perfect heist goes very wrong, and suddenly Cassie is on the run - with a near-psychotic Vegas "fixer" killing everyone who knew about the job.

    Snoodely says: "Connelly rules!"
    "Entertaining"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Void Moon in three words, what would they be?

    Details and action


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It got better and better after a bit slow beginning with a lot of details.


    What does L. J. Ganser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Hedid a good job


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

    Las Vegas


    Any additional comments?

    Well written story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.