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Phillip

GRANT, AL, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • 49 reviews
  • 401 ratings
  • 883 titles in library
  • 224 purchased in 2014
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  • FDR

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jean Edward Smith
    • Narrated By Marc Cashman
    Overall
    (200)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (115)

    One of today's premier biographers has written a modern, comprehensive, indeed ultimate book on the epic life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This is a portrait painted in broad strokes and fine details. We see how Roosevelt's restless energy, fierce intellect, personal magnetism, and ability to project effortless grace permitted him to master countless challenges throughout his life.

    Danny D. says: "Excellent Bio"
    "Wow!"
    Overall

    I bought this book specifically to listen to after hearing Teddy Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life. The TR book really set the bar high and I honestly did not expect this one to be as good, but this one is every bit as good or better. It is very well written and is detailed, but only focuses on the issues and events that significantly impacted FDR and his presidency, so it is not overly detailed. It is very well read and I really enjoyed this book.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Accounting

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By William Lashner
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (196)

    Jon Willing was just a teenager when he and his buddies Augie and Ben stole a fortune in drug money. Brazen with youth and stoned out of their gourds, they thought they had the perfect plan for getting away with it. They were wrong. Twenty-five years later, Jon’s marriage is in ruins, his kids are virtual strangers, and the recession has decimated his finances. When he finds Augie murdered in Vegas, Jon knows his past has risen from the grave to grab him by the throat. Now Jon Willing faces a choice: run to a paradise of wine and women and endless sunshine or confront the demons from his past and fight for what’s left of his imperfect suburban life.

    Charles Atkinson says: "A Great Suspense With Great Depth of Character"
    "Awesome read."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was a great listen and well worth the price. Great storyline, great characters and great narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer (editor)
    • Narrated By William Dufris, Karen White, Simon Vance, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (320)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (282)

    With this anthology, best-selling author Brad Meltzer introduces 21 original stories from today’s most prominent mystery writers. In Laura Lippman’s "Waco 1982", a young reporter stuck with a seemingly mundane assignment on lost-and-found boxes unwittingly discovers a dark crime. In Joseph Finder’s "Heirloom", a scheming neighbor frightens the new couple on the block with an unnerving tale of buried treasure. In R. L. Stine’s "High Stakes", a man on his honeymoon gets drawn into a bizarre bet involving a coffin, a bet he may pay for with his life.

    Sharon says: "Worth the Credit"
    "Not much of a mystery in these stories"
    Overall
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the mysteries had any mystery behind them. The stories were okay, but maybe the focus should have been on fewer but more robust stories.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Brad Meltzer (editor) again?

    Not one of these collections.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

    The narrators were okay, the stories just lacked teeth.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box?

    I would have cut the quantity of stories in half.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Children of the Night

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By George Ralph
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    In a desolate orphanage in what remains of post-Communist Romania, a desperately ill infant is given the wrong blood transfusion - and flourishes when he's supposed to die. The discovery of his unique immune system may hold the key to the long-awaited cure for cancer and AIDS - and a link to a clan of vampires.

    Kelly Howard says: "needs a different reader"
    "Good read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Children of the Night to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version, but I laughed when I read Kelly Howard's review after I finished it because I kept thinking Rodney Dangerfield too. I also felt that the reader didn't pause enough between chapters and scenes and it really left me unbalanced at times.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a new twist on the Dracula story and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Dan Simmons is one of my new favorite authors.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hanging Hill

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Mo Hayder
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (100)

    One morning in picture-perfect Bath, England, a teenage girl's body is found on the towpath of a canal: Lorne Woods - beautiful, popular, and apparently the victim of a disturbingly brutal murder. Zoe Benedict - Harley-riding police detective, independent to a fault - is convinced the department head needs to look beyond the usual domestic motives to solve the case.

    Dorothy says: "Enjoyed it"
    "Slow beginning, but worth the wait."
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Hanging Hill in three words, what would they be?

    Worth the wait. The first half hour or so frustrated me, but it all sorted itself out and it turned out to be a pretty good book. Well worth what I paid for it.


    Any additional comments?

    The ending was surprising and it left me wanting more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Burn: Pure Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Julianna Baggott
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam, Casey Holloway, Kevin T. Collins, and others
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (80)

    The fate of the world is more fragile than ever as Pures battle Wretches and former allies become potential enemies. Inside the Dome Patridge has taken his father's place as leader of the Pures. His intent had been to bring down the Dome from the inside with the help of the secret resistance force led by Partridge's former teacher Glassings. But from his new position of power, things don't seem quite as clear. Perhaps his father had been right.

    MM says: "Lazy ending"
    "Felt Unfinished"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend it. It was a good story with great characters. Like most, I didn't particularly care for the ending as it kind of left some unanswered questions, but it was well worth the credit.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I liked all of them but Casey Holloway, she sounded robotic.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vengeance

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Megan Miranda
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    Nobody really believes in a curse. Until you know the people who disappear. Too much coincidence, you look for reason. Too much death, you grasp for something to blame. Carson pulled Delaney out and he died on the side of the road with her mouth pressed to his. Her air in his body. Troy. She told the cops it was suicide. Didn't matter. The lake released her and grabbed another. But when Decker's father dies in a pool of spilled water on their kitchen floor, all Decker can feel is a slow burning rage. Because he knows that Delaney knew that his dad was going to die.

    Cathy says: "Painful to listen to"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Vengeance? What did you like least?

    This story had a ton of promise, but fell well short in my opinion. The ending was decent, but the bits in the middle were extremely painful. The main character was not even remotely likeable and I kept screaming for him to suck it up. He was the "poor pitiful me" angry type that I just can't connect with at all. It's hard to like a novel if you couldn't care less about the main character. I kept wishing that the "curse" would take him out.


    Would you recommend Vengeance to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, for the reasons already stated.


    What three words best describe Therese Plummer’s voice?

    She has a good voice.


    Was Vengeance worth the listening time?

    It wasn't horrible, but it also wasn't one that I would listen to again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Enemy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2476)
    Performance
    (1729)
    Story
    (1727)

    New Year's Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina "hot-sheets" motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can't be controlled.

    Corinne says: "Made me really admire Reacher"
    "Outstanding"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Enemy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Now one of my favorites, it has a great storyline and the narration is superb.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Enemy?

    When Reacher and his brother go to visit their mother. It was very touching and made me miss my own mother.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Winter Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (190)

    An eerie light proclaims the arrival of a mysterious watcher in the woods. And one solitary man begins a desperate battle against something unknown - and unknowable.

    Sharon says: "A little out there..."
    "Not Koontz's best"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Dean Koontz and/or Christopher Lane?

    Absolutely, I am a big Dean Koontz fan, but this book was a bit of a disappointment and was not as good as what I have come to expect from Koontz.


    Would you recommend Winter Moon to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, I would recommend other Koontz books before this one.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • House of Reckoning

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By John Saul
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (157)

    For more than three decades John Saul has haunted the New York Times best seller list - and listeners imaginations - with his chilling tales of psychological suspense and supernatural horror. His instinct for striking the deepest chords of fear in our hearts and minds is unerring, and his gift for steering a tale from the light of day into the darkest depths of nightmare is at its harrowing best in House of Reckoning.

    Scott says: "Just Too Real it was spooky"
    "Good story, but just felt unfinished."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does House of Reckoning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was worth the credit, but it didn't really wow me.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It was interesting, but to me it just felt unfinished. It never really explained what the end game was and why the house was only selectively evil.


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

    It was a solid performance.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3801)
    Performance
    (2219)
    Story
    (2231)

    A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere - the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later - after another bolt of lightning - the stranger returned.

    Barry says: "One of Koontz' best, entirely enjoyable."
    "Great story, didn't care for the narration."
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes it was a well told story with great characters.


    Did Christopher Lane do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I didn't care for the narration at all. When he was voicing Bart he just sounded like an adult with a speech impediment. His narration wasn't horrible, but it wasn't that good either.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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