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Janice

Geneva, IL, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 6 ratings
  • 864 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2015
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  • The Fifth Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (709)
    Performance
    (595)
    Story
    (596)

    From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States. Four have been successful. But now, Beecher White - the hero of the number one New York Times best seller The Inner Circle - discovers a killer in Washington, D.C. who's meticulously re-creating the crimes of these four men. Historians have branded them as four lone wolves. But what if they were wrong?

    Janice says: "I had to stop listening a little bit into the book"
    "I had to stop listening a little bit into the book"
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    Would you listen to The Fifth Assassin again? Why?

    This is a service to those Brad Meltzer fans out there- BEFORE you listen to The Fifth Assassin, which I was really looking forward to, you need to re-listen to The Inner Circle so that you are caught up on all of the nuances at the beginning of the book. It has been awhile between book releases, so frankly I had forgotten all but the major premise of the previous book.... so just a heads up to reread the prequel to this book first in order to get the most enjoyment from it.


    66 of 68 people found this review helpful
  • A Vision of Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Gillian Anderson, Jeff Rovin
    • Narrated By Gillian Anderson
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (56)

    Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O'Hara is a single mom trying to juggle her job, her son, and a lackluster dating life. Her world is suddenly upturned when Maanik, the daughter of India's ambassador to the United Nations, starts speaking in tongues and having violent visions. Caitlin is sure that her fits have something to do with the recent assassination attempt on her father - a shooting that has escalated nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan to dangerous levels.

    Barbara Guerra says: "A Vision of Fire: A KILLER Debut Novel"
    "If you expected something a bit X-Files-y ...."
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    If you could sum up A Vision of Fire in three words, what would they be?

    If you expected something a bit X-Files-y from Ms. Anderson, you will not be disappointed, though it falls more into Sci-Fi / WooWoo....story a bit confusing to follow, but overall enjoyable. Ms. Anderson's narration was top notch, as it should be.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Spies

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Gayle Lynds
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (307)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (189)

    Ann Blake, a rare-book expert and conservator, was imprisoned for a drunk-driving accident that she doesn't remember, one that resulted in the death of her husband, a famous rare-book expert. But she is freed from prison by CIA undercover agent Tucker Anderson in exchange for her help and expertise on the Library of Gold, a legendary collection of books that have been lost to the world for over a century.

    Meggin says: "Another copycat book"
    "Exciting spy tale, and then...."
    Overall

    It is not often that I am predisposed to write any sort of review, however, I felt I had to comment on this one - the story itself has good momentum, and ultimately it ends well - very James Bond kind of a tale - but then there is the hour long history lesson at the end. I'm not adverse to learning about illuminated manuscripts and their corresponding history, and while it is interesting to me (I minored in art history with a focus on medieval art & architecture) the gross amount of historiana coupled with a James Bond type spy story was much like eating chocolate and then topping that off with a big bowl of bran.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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