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Tennis Junkie

Tennis Junkie

San Francisco Bay Area | Member Since 2003

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  • When He Was Wicked

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Julia Quinn
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (252)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (100)

    Michael Stirling and his cousin, John, the Earl of Kilmartin, are as close as brothers. However, Michael is secretly in love with John's wife, Francesca Bridgerton. When John suddenly dies, Michael is wracked with guilt and pain. Even though he is determined to remain simply Francesca's friend and confidant, the temptation is far too great.

    Marcheta says: "Engrossing and beautifully written"
    "A you KIDDING me?"
    Overall

    Honestly, I can only blame myself. What was I thinking, downloading this horrible fluff ball? This book was poorly written, the characters are insipid and the narrative arc really doesn't even exist. This story could have been told in an efficient 15 minutes and it still would have been a hideous piece about very unsympathetic characters. I have no idea how this thing was ever published, and the narrator needs to find a new job, his voice sounded like sand paper. Never again from this author!

    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Panther

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2090)
    Performance
    (1765)
    Story
    (1757)

    Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

    John says: "Exciting Nelson DeMille novel with great narration"
    "Big Disappointment"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This is by far the worst in the otherwise wonderful John Corey series. After the thrill of The Lion's Game, Wild Fire, Plumb Island, etc., this is more of a boring study of the country Yemen than anything else. None of the usual sparks between Kate and John, in fact Kate is hardly a part of the narrative. Really, don't waste credits on this book, nothing happens.


    Did Scott Brick do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    He's always great.


    Could you see The Panther being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cassandra Compact

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum, Philip Shelby
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (378)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (93)

    When a sample of smallpox from Russia's cache of bioweapons is smuggled into the United States, Jon Smith and his colleagues must unravel the mystery of the Cassandra Compact and recover or destroy the virus - before the power of Armageddon falls into the hands of a madman.

    Joseph says: "Good but not the best."
    "The ending dissapoints"
    Overall

    I'm pretty forgiving when it comes to storytelling but there is a whole big NASA and space shuttle thing going on with this story that is reeeeeeally a stretch. I guess I enjoyed the story, but the ending is a huge let down. I rolled my eyes and thought about how the author has done SO much better. Not a waste of money, but you know....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Shock to the System

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Christina says: "Delicious !"
    "THIS KILLER SLAYED ME!!!!!"
    Overall

    I think the fact that the author was also narrating this outstandingly clever, subtle, droll, salty, restrained, funny and drier than Shaw romp helps immensely in its success. I'm sure some are out there who won't appreciate the shrewd nuances in this utterly delightful listen, you need that certain sence of humor -- dry and sarcastic. Trust me, this book takes no prisoners at all. Enjoy it, I sure did!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Janson Directive

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1168)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (230)

    Peter Novak, one of the world's greatest men, has been kidnapped! Running out of time and hope, Novak's people turn to Paul Janson, legendary covert operative and assassin. Janson is retired, and nothing could lure him back - nothing except Peter Novak, who once saved Janson's life. "Ludlum's best since The Bourne Identity," raves Kirkus Reviews.

    Grady says: "Captivated me from the beginning"
    "Never lets go"
    Overall

    Talk about a thriller! What a roller coaster this one is. I loved it, never knew what was coming. How that preview reviewer can call this book "predictable" indicates that he or she is clearly clairvoyant because this book is just the opposite of that and a great listen. I found so many new ways to drive to and from work, just to make the drive longer!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil Wears Prada

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lauren Weisberger
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1216)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (301)

    Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, is hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the successful editor of Runway magazine. Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts Prada! Armani! Versace! at every turn. As things escalate from the merely unacceptable to the downright outrageous, Andrea begins to realize that the job a million girls would die for may just kill her. And even if she survives, she has to decide whether the job is worth the price of her soul.

    Howard says: "You won't be able to stop the player"
    "So much fun"
    Overall

    What a fun book. Great timing and pace, I loved it, actually laughing out loud with regularity. The name "Andrea" will never be the same to you again. Listen to this sharp book and you'll know what I mean.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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