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Martha

Stanley, NC, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Bat: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (937)
    Performance
    (812)
    Story
    (802)

    Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry. He might just be the next victim.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Probably the best of this remarkable series."
    "First of the Harry Hole Series, Finally"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Bat in three words, what would they be?

    Developing interesting character


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

    The plot did not keep me on the edge of my seat but did provide a good basis for Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole series each book of which gets better and better.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The storyline describing Aborigine culture is very interesting.


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

    When Harry bonds with his Australian partner almost at once, I was intrigued by the way Nesbo did this so that I would believe it could happen so fast.


    Any additional comments?

    Look forward to more in this series.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16498)
    Performance
    (14665)
    Story
    (14707)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "A great start but that's as far as it went."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Would not recommend this book as I spent too long getting nowhere with it.


    What was most disappointing about Gillian Flynn’s story?

    The most disappointing thing was no resolution. Good start, no fizz at end.


    Have you listened to any of Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I do not think I have listened to either. The reader for the wife's impression on me has been tainted by the character in the book, not by the skills of the reader.


    Did Gone Girl inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, probably will not recommend this book or this author.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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