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Gudrun

I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • Defending Jacob: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By William Landay
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3560)
    Performance
    (3031)
    Story
    (3026)

    Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

    Shauna says: "Defending Jacob"
    "Flawless"
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    One of the books of the year. Landay does a fabulous job of getting inside the characters and allowing us to see their perspective, to understand how they feel, even if we don't agree with them. The plot is tightly woven, with lots of surprises and twists throughout. I was stunned by the ending and would highly recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • First Degree

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (930)
    Performance
    (386)
    Story
    (381)

    When a cop's body is found burned and decapitated, the last thing Andy Carpenter expected is for a stranger to waltz into his office and admit to the crime. For the wise-cracking millionaire defense attorney suffering from "lawyer's block", the case looks like a no-brainer...until the cops pick up another suspect: Andy's lead P.I., Laurie Collins, who happens to be the love of his life.

    A. Wright says: "Read series in order"
    "Another good Andy Carpenter"
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    Solid story with good characters. This author and Andy Carpenter are the reason I own a dog.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Army of One: FREE Star Force Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By B.V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    Overall
    (1229)
    Performance
    (1123)
    Story
    (1130)

    In BV Larson's "An Army of One" the Macros of the Star Force series invade from the skies, forcing a nanotized assassin into a deadly decision.

    Sami says: "Powerful scenario and smooth follow up"
    "Loved the concept"
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    Story

    This completely hooked me and made me buy the first book in the Star Force Series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free: Three Shots Rang Out - The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs)
    • By Darren Reynolds
    • Narrated By Diane Sawyer
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (212)

    This edition of Three Shots Rang Out: The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later is an audio-only ABC News special created exclusively for Audible and hosted by ABC World News Anchor Diane Sawyer. Sawyer takes listeners back to Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, for a “you are there” exploration of the day of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

    Steven says: "What a great listen! Hear history as it happened!"
    "Interesting to hear the news of the day"
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    The real footage and actual people with firsthand accounts around the JFK assassination was absolutely fascinating. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free: Whodunnit? Murder on Mystery Island

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Anthony E. Zuiker
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (831)
    Performance
    (737)
    Story
    (746)

    Ten excited co-workers arrive at the beautiful Avondale Resort on a remote island in the middle of the Caribbean, having been told that they are being rewarded for their hard work and productivity. But their relaxing tropical getaway soon turns into a murderous nightmare.

    Chris says: "A little transparent but still a fun story"
    "One book is enough"
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    I read this book by Zuiker first. You really have to suspend belief in this book, but it was quite fun to listen to. I would recommend reading only one of these Murder on Mystery Island books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free: Whodunnit?: Murder in Mystery Manor

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Anthony Zuiker
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1100)
    Performance
    (1014)
    Story
    (1012)

    Ten excited guests arrive at the Westlake Estate, expecting a lavish retreat. They are the winners of a sweepstakes to "Live Like a Billionaire for a Week." But what was supposed to be a promising escape soon turns into a horrific nightmare. Within hours of arrival, the guests sit down for an extravagant dinner. When they pull their party poppers as instructed, a loud chorus of bangs resounds, followed by earsplitting screams as the guest seated at the head of the table bursts into flames and slumps to the floor.

    Jacqueline says: "Lighthearted Mystery--Easy Listening"
    "One book is enough"
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    I listened to the second book first and then went back to this book, which is the first in the series. I would recommend reading this book first and would not recommend reading the second book as the two books are quite simply more of the same and one is enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Daily Adventures of Mixerman

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mixerman
    • Narrated By Mixerman
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (44)

    Mixerman is a recording engineer working with a famous producer on the debut album of an unknown band with a giant recording budget. Mixerman is supposed to be writing about recording techniques, but somehow, through that prism, he has hit upon a gripping story. Like all great narratives, Mixerman's diary has many anti-heroes for whom we, the readers, can have nothing but contempt. The band consists of the four most dislikable human beings you can imagine.

    Mixerman says: "A message from Mixerman"
    "I quote this book all the time"
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    Performance
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    The minutiae of the music industry is portrayed in an engaging, humorous way by Mixerman. The characters and incidents could apply to any office situation. This was hilarious and entertaining. I liked the soundtrack to this book and found that it added a great deal to the listening experience (and afterwards wished that more books had a similar soundtrack).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swarm: Star Force, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2997)
    Performance
    (2744)
    Story
    (2751)

    Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

    Katie Johnson says: "If Micheal Bay Wrote a Sci-Fi Novel..."
    "Fabulous concept that lost me"
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    The premise of this book is excellent, it really got me thinking and the free novella by this author got me completely hooked. The development of the story lost me completely. The love scenes made me feel ill. I was very disappointed that the central idea was lost in what became a predictable action book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tonight I Said Goodbye

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Michael Koryta
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (389)
    Performance
    (295)
    Story
    (292)

    Investigator Wayne Weston is found dead of an apparent suicide in his home in an upscale Cleveland suburb, and his wife and six-year-old daughter are missing. Weston’s father insists that private investigators Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard take the case to exonerate his son and find his granddaughter and daughter-in-law. As they begin to work, they discover there is much more to the situation than has been described in the prevalent media reports.

    Ed says: "Amazingly good for a debut book"
    "A by-the-numbers crime novel"
    Overall
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    A fun listen. The main characters have a great partnership which is central to the book. There were some funny lines in it that made me laugh out loud. I would listen to more books by Koryta and think that this series has very good potential.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mermaids Singing

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Graham Roberts
    Overall
    (317)
    Performance
    (270)
    Story
    (270)

    The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim. A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted.

    Nancy J says: "The First of a Superior Series"
    "Love the characters"
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    This was well-written. Being inside the killer's head was handled well and was interesting to read. Tony is a brilliant character who was portrayed really well in the TV series, but I love him even more in the book. I really didn't like the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Taken in Death: In Death, Book 37.5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    Overall
    (798)
    Performance
    (717)
    Story
    (722)

    Two young children disappear from their East Side home in New York City, their nanny killed in cold blood. As Lieutenant Eve Dallas begins to unravel the crime scene and search for Henry and Gala MacDermit, she's drawn into the twisted mind of a kidnapper who will stop at nothing to take revenge. Horrific threats concerning the brother and sister hit far too close to home for Eve, drawing her back into memories of her own tortured childhood.

    Denice says: "Taken In Death"
    "I would read more Robb books"
    Overall
    Performance
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    This was the first J. D. Robb I have ever listened to or read and it would make me choose more by this author. The character of Dallas is well written and the story was good. Nothing amazing, but a good, solid thriller.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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