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patricia

Pepperell, MA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Inquisitor

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Mark Allen Smith
    • Narrated By Ari Fliakos
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    Geiger has a gift: he knows a lie the instant he hears it. And in his business - called "information retrieval" by its practitioners - that gift is invaluable, because truth is the hottest thing on the market. Geiger's clients count on him to extract the truth from even the most reluctant subjects. Unlike most of his competitors, Geiger rarely sheds blood, but he does use a variety of techniques - some physical, many psychological - to push his subjects to a point where pain takes a backseat to fear. Because only then will they finally stop lying.

    Rick Gmail says: "Engaging story wrapped in narrative that hooks you"
    "Boring"
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    What did you like best about The Inquisitor? What did you like least?

    I really did not like much about the book, it dragged on and on, like water torture, a drip of information.


    What could Mark Allen Smith have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Move it along, since I was not reading the book itself, I am not sure if it was the book or the more the narrator that bored me.


    Did The Inquisitor inspire you to do anything?

    No a thing, except never listen to Ari Fliakos books, or but a Mark Allen Smith book again.


    Any additional comments?

    Sometimes the synopsis is intriguing so you take a chance that it will be a good book and experience listening to it, and sometimes you lose, this time I lost. The book dragged, the narrator was a turn off, I did not finish the book, a first for me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Silent Victims: Prime Suspect #3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    The drag queen named Vera Reynolds swayed on-stage singing "Falling in Love Again". And a 16-year-old boy lay in Vera's fire-engulfed apartment… very, very dead. He was a "rent boy", a sex-for-hire street kid who catered to the tastes of special customers. It was the kind of murder Soho's Vice Squad saw often. But the influential do-gooder who was a prime suspect in this one made the young boy's death different - a ticking bomb able to blast open the nasty, secret lives of politicians, judges... and cops.

    patricia says: "La Plante does not fail"
    "La Plante does not fail"
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    Where does Silent Victims: Prime Suspect #3 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the top 20


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No, I have read all her books, but Davinia did bring the characters to life.


    Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

    Jane


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, when I find a good book and a wonderful narrator, I like to drag it out so it lasts longer. When you buy a book on tape, you never know if the narrator will ge good or the book interesting. With this book I already knew the plot, read it before, but I like Davinia so much, I wanted her to bring it to life again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Prime Suspect #1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    If Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison hadn't been a woman, she might not have noticed the victim's shoes…and that they didn't match the size given on the info sheet now so obviously misidentifying the dead blonde as a hooker named Della Mornay. Being so thorough, so good at the details, made Jane a top investigator; being a woman made the boys in the squadron want to see her fall on her face.

    Claire says: "La Plante's first and best Tennyson novel"
    "La Plante always is true to form"
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    What made the experience of listening to Prime Suspect #1 the most enjoyable?

    Ms. Porter captures the nuances of the text and brings characters to life. She is easy to listen to and I look for books she narrates.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Plot was complex with many layers, as in life in general


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

    Davinia does an excellent job bringing characters to life, no matter who the character is, a great talent.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11767)
    Performance
    (8616)
    Story
    (8616)

    A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters.

    Tom says: "Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering"
    "Narrator brings the book to life"
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    What did you love best about Storm Front?

    I do not normally read this genre, but I took a chance on something new. The story is relatively simple and well narrated


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Storm Front?

    Learning bout the supernatural world the wizard lived in.


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

    I loved the narrator, tone and inflections brought the story alive


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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