Montgomery Village, MD, United States | Member Since 2010
Love Lisa Gardner - except in this overly wordy book. Too bad it's not abridged.
Listening to Three Shots Rang Out was not only a waste of time but painful as I had to bite down on aluminum foil just to the very beginning of this book.
Absolutely not. Aluminum foil on fillings is quite painful.
Only that the book was so crappy I doubted the sincerity of Diane Sawyer's narration, though I otherwise am an avid Sawyer fan.
Just to stop and delete the book and regret the monetary investment.
Darren Reynolds just give up writing and take up dentistry.
Unique, disturbing, exciting
John, the emotionally robbed child turned killer.
I think Alice b/c Simonelli actually managed to make a female's voice feminine as opposed to a shrill or deep voice.
Towards the end of the book and the conclusion as well.
The Intern's Handbook is unlike any of the other 1,000 books I have read and listened to over the year. Just the conclusion alone is well worth one's investment in time and credit. The bumpy ride one takes towards the end of the book is fasten-your-seat belt exciting. Highly recommended.
As unpopular as this review may be, I must say that I CRINGED with every word spoken by Scott Brick. Used to enjoy him but those days are long gone.
Not if Scott Brick is involved.
The tone of his voice increasingly irritated me.
Anger! Money wasted!
May read in print. Lutz is a good author but Scott Brick is a zero, in my opinion.
How could I possibly know? I didn't view the print version.
I would venture to say that it's a weak "any" Grisham book.
Mr. Powlus is quite monotone, which may be largely responsible for the boredom I experienced throughout. Trials are "my thing," as I have been involved in hundreds over several decades, and I am generally pleased to read or listen to fiction or nonfiction books. Quite disappointed that my mind wandered throughout.
Boredom and several inaccuracies.
Mr. Wishman claims he has prosecuted and defended (civil or criminal?) cases. How is it then that he states as fact that most (all) criminal defendants testify at trial.As this book is written about a criminal trial, I can only address Mr. Wishman's claim as to the testimony of a defendant. Mr. Wishman could not be more inaccurate as to his claim that most/nearly all defendants testify before the trier of fact. Not true. It is rare, indeed, that a criminal defendant testifies. In county, state and federal courts, I have been an integral part of hundreds of trials,ranging from the most boring (as in watching paint dry) engineering fiasco such as the settlement of the Sears building in D.C, federal agency civil cases, a horrific plane crash that occurred in whiteout conditions, killing all aboard, etc. Despite many interesting and not so interesting civil cases, criminal jury trials occurring during whiteout conditions ranging from a horrific plane crash which was due to whiteout conditions, and the like. In civil cases, a high percentage of defendants testify.However, as to criminal, contrary to the author's claim, very, very few defendants testify before the trier of fact. Why is this? Let me count the reasons: (1) a lawyer ethically cannot put a client on the witness stand who has admitted the crime to him/her (2) defendants tend to incriminate themselves as they are very poor, nervous witnesses (3) contradicting a police officer is fruitless, as police officers are the most experienced and confident criminal trial witnesses (4) juries, though instructed not to do so, often identify with the victim in a criminal case, (5) rarely have corroboration as to their version of events, and on and on and on.The reason I address this misstatement of most/nearly all/all criminal defendants is that the author claims a huge factor in the outcome of the case was the defendant not taking the witness stand. The author must not have been a trial attorney or he wouldn't have misled his readers. Maybe this particular "fact" as told by the author would slip past people as irrelevant, but it is not accurate and the author throws it in as a major factor in the outcome of the trial.
While I do not wish to glamorize what Bulger did in his crime-centered existence, I must say that he was a cool cat. Loyal to his parents, brother and immediate "families." Whitey did have his principles - Sunday was a thug-free day. He adhered to the mobster code that bystanders and children were never to be hurt.
For me, when Whitey, gun in hand, looked through a front-facing window of a rival's house, drew down on the man, but smiled and walked away instead. He passed up on an easy kill because there was a child in the room with his nemesis.
I have not. What a gem I have missed.I greatly admire James Colby's credibility in his reading. It's as if either Bulger is telling the story, his FBI "handlers" or other gangsters. Colby was a perfect fit for this book. My next step is to search Audible for books read by Mr. Colby.
Irish wiseguy ... I have no clue. Wiseguy offs other wiseguys (who need killing)?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Engrossed and hooked from the first chapter.
Against Her Will is one of the best true crime books I've purchased on Audible.com
My favorite character was actually Kelly, though we hardly hear her voice.
The naming of the suspect by the cops.
Deep sadness for a senseless act committed by a psychopath.
Highly recommend this book. The narrator's reading style and voice are PERFECT for this particular book. I applaud the author on his excellent choice of narrator.
It was just okay. With the information being past its prime time, one should at this point choose a more current book - no later than 2013. The world of couponing has drastically changed since 2011. Of course, I do not fault the author for telling those strategies pertinent to 2011.
Ditched the chain-smoking narrator and cut back on the author's bragging and constant horn-tooting. It was very disrespectful to gloat about giving others "handouts."
The author "pumped herself up," but deflated and insulted those in need.
Just about any female with clean, healthy lungs.
Wouldn't be a movie b/c of the nature of the content.
Remind myself to never purchase another book narrated by Hillary Huber. Her name is actually on my written list of "horrible narrators."
A somewhat plausible story. A continuation of BOULEVARD but in a boring, tedious manner.
Stopped while Schartz was ahead. This second book offers nothing new and just feels like the previous novel is being BEAT to death. And, who cares?
The consistency of a good reading.
No, it didn't.
Highly recommend that one NOT PURCHASE.
The word "enjoyable" is an inappropriate description and will not be justified with an answer.
"Favorite?" All the victims, their families and friends.
None in particular. I was engrossed in the telling and not conducting a popularity contest.
Devil Mother Aids Killer of Children
A stand-up comedian poking fun at a great American tragedy.
Perhaps a comic book or the announcement of their firings.
With respectful, serious readers who gave a damn about this great American tragedy - or who could at least fake the respect to which these victims and families are entitled. How dare they have gleeful tones.
All scenes read by these "happy" narrators. I don't expect doom and gloom but let's tone down the implied giggles.
Wish I could have continued this factual book as I felt the content was very interesting and credible.
Tried to ignore the narrators as the book went along, but the glee made me complacent in "enjoying" the destruction of innocent lives and the heartbreak of their families and many friends.
Seems to me the family must have been led astray as to the choosing of the narrators. How dare the narrators "enjoy" this reading. One of this century's most horrific and sad crimes SHOULD NOT be read as though one was skipping down the yellow brick road with Dorothy.
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