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  • Stranger in Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By James Naughton
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    Apache hitman "Crow" Cromartie's mission is simple: find young Amber Francisco and bring her back to her father, Louis, in Florida. It should be an easy payday for a pro like Crow, but there are complications. Amber, now living in squalor with her mother, Fiona, is mixed up with members of a Latino gang. And when Louis orders Crow to kill Fiona before heading back with Amber, he can't follow through.

    Ross says: "Jesse and Crow - the next Spenser and Hawk?"
    "Robert B. Slacker"
    Overall

    This book could have been better, the abridged version would have been shorter and less painful to listen to. To dialog (usually a high point with this author) was horrible, pedestrian, disjointed, and mostly meaningless. The storyline (usually crisp and well thought out) was ridiculous, laughable, and sophomoric. It is time for Mr Parker to stop writing and take up knitting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2871)
    Performance
    (2522)
    Story
    (2542)

    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    cristina says: "I was surprised by how much I liked it"
    "Sad, no plot, great writing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People in Antartica for five years with nothing else to listen to.


    Has The Casual Vacancy turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Is this book in a gendra???


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

    no


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Bewildered, betrayed, sadness, pity. (for me for wasting time waiting for it to get good)


    Any additional comments?

    She should stick with what she knows.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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