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Nancy Barrett

amateur baker

NY USA

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  • 6 reviews
  • 26 ratings
  • 579 titles in library
  • 22 purchased in 2014
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  • L.A. Requiem

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (523)
    Performance
    (439)
    Story
    (439)

    Edgar Award nominee Robert Crais’ L.A. Requiem is a gritty, harrowing look into the minds of a serial killer and the men determined to stop him. Elvis Cole and former cop Joe Pike have been partners in a detective agency for 12 years. After an ex-girlfriend of Pike’s disappears, the girl’s father asks them to help the police with the search. When the missing persons case turns into a hunt for a killer who has been stalking victims in Los Angeles, Cole and Pike find themselves battling both a hostile police department and a madman.

    David says: "Equal to Bosch and Davenport"
    "Great backround on Joe Pike"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book answered many questions about Pike's history and the strong bond between Elvis and him. The performance by Ron McLarty could not have been better.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2473)
    Performance
    (2205)
    Story
    (2186)

    Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet - in person - the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.

    Marci says: "Expect the Best"
    "Never thought it would end- will never Go Back"
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    It started out engaging but quickly became somewhat torturous (okay that might be an overstatement) to listen to. As much as I hate to say this, as I LOVE the Jack Reacher character, it might be time to say farewell. The series is GREAT, this book....not so much. Finishing it became something I did to check it off my list as I actually was not invested in it at all and the ending was, well, predictable. I may reread or re listen to the series again but I would be hard pressed to buy a new one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil Colony: A Sigma Force Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (814)
    Performance
    (576)
    Story
    (589)

    Deep in the Rocky Mountains, a gruesome discovery - hundreds of mummified bodies - stirs international attention and fervent controversy. Despite doubts to the bodies' origins, the local Native American Heritage Commission lays claim to the prehistoric remains, along with the strange artifacts found in the same cavern: gold plates inscribed with an unfathomable script.

    Sandra says: "Sigma to the rescue - again!"
    "Will it ever end?"
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    This book seemed to last forever, but not in a good way. The story line, although imaginative, was too far fetched to be believable. Even suspending disbelief didn't work. It seems the author wanted a modern day spy/whodunit sort of book with a backdrop of the ancestry of civilization in the US, add some nanobots in with a doomsday scenario and there's the book. Sort of wacky, which is okay, but it was not entertaining. I do not think I will consider another book by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Box: Harry Bosch, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Michael McConnohie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2035)
    Performance
    (1727)
    Story
    (1711)

    In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box", the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

    Amazon Customer says: "Disappointing"
    "Really disappointed"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I have read or listened to all of his books and Bosch is one of my favorite characters. This book just felt flat from the story, which lacked depth, to the narration, which seemed to drone on. I don't remember the other books in the series having so much 'reading" as opposed to character involvement. Lots of reference to Bosch doing this or Bosch doing that but not alot of Bosch or the other characters actually talking.....


    Would you be willing to try another one of Michael McConnohie’s performances?

    I have read them all and look forward to their release. I would have to say that this was probably the worst.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Northern Lights

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Gary Littman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1149)
    Performance
    (834)
    Story
    (846)

    Lunacy was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town. Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose, he finds his first few weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But that's about to change.

    Michele says: "Makes you want to see Alaska for yourself"
    "Entertaining"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was a pleasant way to pass the time but not what I would call spell binding or one of those books that you just can't stop listening to. It was okay, not great, not terrible. The narration helped move the book along.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wrecker

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (965)
    Performance
    (513)
    Story
    (520)

    It is 1907, a year of financial panic and labor unrest. Train wrecks, fires, and explosions sabotage the Southern Pacific Railroad's Cascades express line and, desperate, the railroad hires the fabled Van Dorn Detective Agency. Van Dorn sends in his best man, and Bell quickly discovers that a mysterious saboteur haunts the hobo jungles of the West, a man known as the Wrecker, who recruits accomplices from the down-and-out to attack the railroad, and then kills them afterward.

    Henry says: "A Must Listen"
    "Too long and drawn out"
    Overall
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    Story
    What did you like best about The Wrecker? What did you like least?

    The story in and of itself is not bad but it just went on too long. Instead of wishing it would not end (as when you are listening to a really good book) I was hoping it would get done with already... It just went on and on. Even Scott Brick, who I typically really enjoy, started to wear on me. If there is an abridged version that might be preferable.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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