I always purchase the unabridged version, so I am assuming there is no difference.
The plot was good, I found myself listening to it on headphones when I was unable to use the radio speakers, I would find reasons to listen.
The way he brought each character to life, when I am able to know who is speaking without having to be told who said what, then that is a good performance. The pauses and inflections in speech patterns, along with that Minnesota accent...yeah you betcha.
No extreme reactions, there were parts that made me laugh, great one liners and some good old fashion wise cracks.
Very enjoyable, there were times I found myself not wanting to turn it off, which is exactly why I listen.
It takes place in the 1980's, and it really is not a crime novel, there is crime but it is not a detective story. The main character is a Miami cop but most of the story is about his mental break down.
I am going to need to start checking the copyright date from now on. If the summary indicated that it was written in the 80's and recorded in 2014, I might not have purchased it.
Some voices were good and some were all the same, this covers both likes and dislikes.
The beginning, where the main character, pisses all over himself and then the parts where he tries to get rid of his kids.
Shame on Audible for buying a story written in the 80's and recording it in 2014 and putting it in the modern detective category.
The story was hard to follow, it started out interesting enough and then dropped like stone.
No, I really enjoy audio books, every once in a while I run into a dud.
His dull monotone voice, he did have some accents but over all the first part of the book he was putting me to sleep. And most of the time I did not know if a man or woman was speaking.
I was disappointed, and it was hard to understand, jumping from character to character, I understand the premise of the book, each telling the story from a different perspective, but I found myself thinking of other things instead of listening, it simply did not hold my attention. After chapter 18 I just stopped listening, I feel that after listening for 4 hours, I still had no clue what the book was about.
The summary sounded pretty good and the very first chapter was good, but after that I was slowly loosing interest, the narrator was boring me, his reading was more suited to maybe a romance novel, his low key performance is hard to like.
This was more of a romance book then a Vampire/ Werewolf battle saga. Post this in the "young romance" section rather then the thriller section.
I really enjoy a good werewolf story, so no, I will continue to look for them. I thought combining the undead with spec ops was a great idea for a book, what I got instead was your basic sappy romance crap like the Twilight series.
The narrator did a fine job, had many accents and did a satisfactory job, it was the book itself that was misleading.
Damian, Senator Franklin's son.
How do you have a Vampire/ Werewolf book and no one gets killed? Well, almost no-one. Chapter 1 starts out with a battle that seems to set the whole book up, and then no one dies or there isn't another battle for the next 20 chapters.
How many times can the author use the same romantic phrases over and over in a spec ops book? Seeing the pain or sadness in their eyes, or could feel her tremble beneath him crap. if your going to post that it is a battle book between special forces and the undead, then how about having a few fights of exactly that, instead of everyone falling in love.
Providence Rag rocked, it ranks right up there in my top 10. Book 3 of the Mulligan series did not disappoint, you do not need to read the first 2 to enjoy this book, it makes reference to the previous books but it is a novel all on its own.
The plot kept me guess until the very end, once I thought I had the book figured out I was wrong, it kept me guessing until the very end.
Jeff Woodman does and excellent job, his New England accent is right on, Mulligan and the other main characters all had their own voice, I could tell a different person was speaking each time, some just read the book, Jeff did a wicked good job.
The book is based off a real life case from Rhode Island from some years ago, I was interested in this case so I did the natural thing... I Googled it, that made me aware of the case and I was not aware that this happened right here in my back yard.
Bruce DeSilva is from Rhode Island or he worked here because what I enjoyed was the land marks are correct, from a gas station on Post Rd. in Warwick to some of the neighborhoods, Newport and Narragansett, as Jeff is reading there have been times I will be passing the exact same spot as in the book. An excellent listen.
Book 1 or part 1 is just what the summary implies, ex-seal returning to college after years with the teams, that seemed to be something that could hold my attention. It did not disappoint, I was looking forward to listening every time I had to stop.
John Ringo did an excellent job, accents, female voices and gruff voices, no fault there.
Near the end of book 1 when the seals come in and rescue the girls and the Chief explains that "with the exception of Ramos, we are not gay" that cracked me up.
Just was excited that there was going to be more, book 2 was coming up
Book 2 or part 2 was a total let down, it continued on from the last chapter, I think that it should have been labeled under romance. I made it to the part where Mike is having sex with underage girls and they were discussing "safe" bondage words.... pause.... delete.
You have to keep my attention during an audio book, if I wanted a Lifetime movie with softcore porn I would purchase it. The book may have gotten better but smut is still smut, and seals should not be portrayed as rapists
This book reminded me of 2 things, old time radio and a made for tv movie that went to dvd. It consist of a full cast, which I like, but it did not have a narrator. There are breaks with music and it prolongs the book.
I am going to take a break from listening to the full cast type, it was entertaining in some areas but in others it was annoying.
Each chapter ends and then there is music signaling a new chapter, plus the say the title of the book each time. Also I did not realize that this was a series made for radio, like community theater, and formed into a book.
Yes, and it sounds like it was a radio series to begin with.
There was to much music and scene ending drama music for a book. I found myself thinking that they seem to be trying to fill in or add on situations that really are dulling the book, then when in the final stage of the story it just ends, so I was not too happy with that.
I like the full cast and different voices for each character, and this book was enjoyable in parts and dull in others, exciting and challenging, but over all it was mediocre.
I drive a truck so reading and driving tends to upset people. I found this book awesome.
Buck steals the show with is great insults and one liners
Luke did a great job in all characters, but Buck gets my nod. Marty of course is the main character and everyone that was introduced had a different voice, even woman and children had their own voice. A command performance.
Mr. Buck Weaver licensed bounty hunter. Because I would be able to experience the Buck Weaver experience which is different for guys then it is for women.
This book is about the Big One, the earthquake all Californians are concerned about, and that is exactly what the summary said it would be and the 30 mile walk there after.
Luke Daniels gives a performance not just a narrator, from the cocky presents of Buck to the snotty TV executive Marty to any character introduced. His reading placed images of each person speaking. A+++
The reader had a New York accent, but that is all that made his reading bearable
A premature ejaculating cop? This was not in the summary, I kept waiting to get hooked into the story, just when I thought things were getting normal, I was wrong. The main character came across as disturb from the beginning not at all what the summary advised.
Steady, monotone, boring
I would at least give Jack a couple of feathers in his hat on how this type of person made detective in the NYPD. nope just started off as him being a nut job from pressing play.
Simply put, this book sucks, I made it to chapter 12, almost 2 hours of listening, nothing makes sense and the main character is a premature ejaculating weirdo who the author lets you know that he sleeps naked way to many times. A detective that almost communicates with his victims sounds cool but this book is pure trash..... no no no run away run away
I like these type of survival stories, after the big one or a nuke, what the country might be like after a devastating event.
It was a good listen, there were times I was really enjoying it and then there were some low points but I guess that is what the author intended so I would keep listening.
I have not, but he did a pretty good job, male and female voices were noticeable along with accents and children.
No, it was a steady listen, I was getting ready for an emotional ending but it did not come
There were times when I felt there was to much details and then there were times I felt there was not enough details.
I was really hooked after the first book, so I bought the next 5 books right away, I am glad I did not buy all of them.
I was really enjoying the first 2 books, but after the burning bridge things seemed to go downhill, I was expecting more, and was getting less,
Will, of course, however I also liked Halt's sense of humor and the way he made his presence felt.
I would have cut John Buttle, his character was needed, but there were times when I thought he was not needed.
The series starts out awesome, I like the progression of the characters, but it was the progression of the characters that I was enjoying the most, turning Will into a junkie really made the series take a nose dive, I would not expect that type of situation, a potion or spell but not a narcotic.
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