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JENNY

Comanche, TX, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Concealed in Death: In Death Series, Book 38

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1687)
    Performance
    (1525)
    Story
    (1528)

    In a decrepit and long-empty New York building, a man begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, he finds two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. The man is Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s billionaire husband, Roarke, and he summons her immediately. His latest real estate project is going to be on hold for a while, because by the time Eve and her crew are finished searching the premises, there are 12 murders to be solved.

    amazonian says: "Don't Read "In Death" LISTEN to it!"
    "Disappointing"
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    What did you like best about Concealed in Death? What did you like least?

    The narrator as always did an excellent job.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Probably start the series over while waiting for the next book to come out on audio


    What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    With her consistency in vocals for each character from book to book, I can visualize what each character looks like in my mind. When I read one of the books, I hear those voices!


    Do you think Concealed in Death needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, this book just didn't do it for me, of all the books and novellas so far, this one was my least enjoyed. Just didn't like the main victim as portrayed, hard to like smart mouthed teenagers with know it all attitudes.


    Any additional comments?

    It would be amazing if JD Robb did a book where Eve and Roark were balancing her homicide career with pregnancy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rainey Nights: A Rainey Bell Thriller, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By R. E. Bradshaw
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (44)

    Women are missing and dying in the Triangle area of North Carolina. One woman holds the key to why. With the conclusion of the Y-Man murders nine months ago and her resignation from the FBI, former Special Agent and Behavioral Analyst Rainey Bell has finally found peace and contentment she never thought possible - even if she remains a bit paranoid. Her wariness is justified when a monster from her past rears his demonic head. Rainey has faced death and evil before - alone. Now it’s different - she has a family to protect, her own. Only Rainey can keep them alive. Or can she?

    Susie says: "A Romantic Lesbian Thriller"
    "Very Disappointing!"
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    Performance
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The author should have developed the story instead of focusing so much on the love story... I THOUGHT this was a suspense thriller. Its really irritating to buy a book expecting action and its full of a bunch of boring love story crap. I buy these books to keep me away while driving, this one was a real snooze fest.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By David Wong
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1013)
    Performance
    (957)
    Story
    (965)

    Warning: You may have a huge, invisible spider living in your skull. This is not a metaphor. You will dismiss this as ridiculous fearmongering. Dismissing things as ridiculous fearmongering is, in fact, the first symptom of parasitic spider infection - the creature secretes a chemical into the brain to stimulate skepticism, in order to prevent you from seeking a cure. That’s just as well, since the “cure” involves learning what a chain saw tastes like. You can’t feel the spider, because it controls your nerve endings.

    Charles says: "Very Different than John Dies, but Equal"
    "Waste of braincells"
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    Would you try another book from David Wong and/or Nick Podehl?

    Nick Podehl did a good job with what he had to work with as a story teller but I will never buy anothwer David Wong book.


    What could David Wong have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    He could leave out vulgar language. It seemed like he said the F word just to say it and threw in the word penis as often as he could. It really is not needed. This felt like 7th grade locker room humor.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator did a good job with the substandard material he had to work with.


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

    I got disgusted and didn't finish the book so can't answer that, couldn't even finish the bulk of part one.


    Any additional comments?

    I think I'm just too old to enjoy this type of book. Someone in their twenties who uses the words "dude" and "seriously" a lot will probably enjoy. Being they were both used in the title, it should have clued me in, but this is the first time I've found a book THIS ANNOYING.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Adam: Nightwalkers Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jacquelyn Frank
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (483)
    Performance
    (445)
    Story
    (442)

    From their first tantalizing touch, Jasmine knows he is different. What other lover could unlock her tight control, flood Vampire senses jaded by a lifetime of decadent self-indulgence? Centuries ago, when he disappeared without a trace, she had given up hope of ever fulfilling the promise of incomparable passion. But here he is, against the very laws of nature, ready to bring down their most vicious enemy, ready to bring her blood to the boiling point...if she will only let him.

    Squeak says: "Totally Worth It!"
    "Emotional Roller Coaster"
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    What did you love best about Adam?

    I can't say what I liked best about him without doing a spoiler alert. The relationship between he and Jacob sounded just like my own sons so that made him an instant hit for me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jessica, I loved how she had her time to shine. It was nice to have her admit that it wasn't Damiens wife that she was jealous of, that it was what Damien had found that had her panties in a bunch.


    Which character – as performed by Xe Sands – was your favorite?

    Hard to pick just one, she does a good job with all of them for the most part. Jacob was the hardest "voice" for me to get used to which is suprising since it was the first one but by the last book I couldn't see him being played any other way. In this particular book, I liked the way she did Jessica the best.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    YES, I had tears running down my face when they killed off the enforcers!!!!!!!!!! I almost quit listening to it because I couldn't figure out why she'd do something like that to the backbone of the series.


    Any additional comments?

    A lot of the loose ends were wrapped up nicely and it was so good to see Ruth was finally captured but they really do need to do a book to wrap up the mistrals and a few other things with a real closure. Besides we need to make sure that the future really is bright and that Ruth never found a way to escape!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Odd Apocalypse: An Odd Thomas Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2290)
    Performance
    (2017)
    Story
    (2017)

    Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria. In the wake of Odd’s most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent manor’s comforts should be welcome. But there’s far more to Roseland than meets even the extraordinary eye of Odd, who soon suspects it may be more hell than haven.

    D says: "Odd Apocalypse; Oddly Great"
    "Snooze fest"
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    What disappointed you about Odd Apocalypse?

    I couldn't stay awake for this book. I loved the other three books in the series but this book was so wordy and full of description of everything under the sun that it kept loosing me and I would fall asleep. I understand the auther is trying to paint a picture in your mind for the story but THAT much detail is not needed, it really took away from the story.


    Have you listened to any of David Aaron Baker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The performance was fine, it was the material he had to work with, I would listen to his performances again, he has a really good voice.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Odd Apocalypse?

    I wouldn't cut any of the scenes really, I would just not be so darned descriptive of every little detail, if you're listening to Dean Koontz, you already have a good imagination!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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