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Ty Mixx

Long-term AIDS survivor, losing eyesight from complications. Ex software developer & Chicago dance club DJ. Born again & love life left.

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  • Seven Up

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1094)
    Performance
    (590)
    Story
    (587)

    All New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has to do is bring in semi-retired bail jumper Eddie DeChooch. For an old man he's still got a knack for slipping out of sight...and raising hell. How else can Stephanie explain the bullet-riddled corpse in Eddie's garden? Who else would have a clue as to why two of Stephanie's friends suddenly vanished? For answers Stephanie has the devil to pay: her mentor, Ranger. The deal? He'll give Stephanie all the help she needs...if she gives him everything he wants.

    Sharee Sorenson says: "Love Stephanie Plum"
    "New narrator doesn't measure up"
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    Now there is a different narrator from that of the first four books. I hate to say it, but the old narrator spoiled me. The new narrator just doesn't measure up in terms of a good New Jersey accent. A good Jersey accent even if it's a little over-the-top, which I don't think it was, made it that much more "fun". The new narrators voice range is also limited compared to the first. Therefore the range of characters isn't as distinguishable. Looking ahead it looks like Lorelei is the narratorr for all Plum books from this point forward. This leaves me in a quandary: I enjoyed the Stephanie Plum series but I don't care for the new narrator - what do I do? Clearly I'm not going to enjoy them as much as I used to. Miss Evanovich why would you do this?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Double Whammy: A Davis Way Crime Caper, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Gretchen Archer
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (60)

    Davis Way thinks she's hit the jackpot when she lands a job as the fifth wheel on an elite security team at the fabulous Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. But once there, she runs straight into her ex-ex husband, a rigged slot machine, her evil twin, and a trail of dead bodies.

    Takeyabue says: "Another excellent reading by Dina Pearlman"
    "Funny, fast read, good plot"
    Overall
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    If you enjoy Janet Evanovich's "Stephanie a Plum" series, you ought to enjoy this book, and vice versa. The plot is good, it's not overly long, the humor of the main character is just snarky enough. There aren't any villainous characters making surprise entrances at the end to frustrate your logic. Still, I just wasn't sure who done it until the reveal. Excellent read when you get tired of Kafka works :-). Enjoy yourself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Vanished Man: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (137)

    Forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme is called in to work the high-profile investigation of a killer who seemingly disappeared into thin air just as the NYPD closed in. As the homicidal illusionist baits him with grisly murders that grow more diabolical with each victim, Rhyme and his protégée, Amelia Sachs, must go behind the smoke and mirrors to prevent a horrific act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all....

    Charles Atkinson says: "Gripping mystery of a psychopathic illusionist."
    "Almost a 5-star across the board"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I was looking at 5-stars all the way as I was listening to the story. After about 10 or 11 hours in however, I was becoming weary. Suddenly my interest was waning and I was so tempted to skip ahead to the end. Horrors! :-). The story is fun and interesting and probably would have been just as good if it had ended about two hours earlier - like when you-know-who was shot in the head. Too much of a good thing I giess. The narration was typically excellent for Deaver's books. Still, It's certainly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Riot: Peter Grant, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1453)
    Performance
    (1331)
    Story
    (1328)

    Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale....

    Nancy J says: "I LOVE this Book!"
    "Reader accent too heavy. YMMV"
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    Would you be willing to try another book from Ben Aaronovitch? Why or why not?

    The second book in this series was offered in a deep discount, so I bought the first book (this one) to start the series. If I didn't already have the second book, I probably would not have bought another, at least with this author / reader combination.


    What didn’t you like about Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s performance?

    I'm a plain old Midwestern United States citizen who has listened to quite a few books well performed by readers with accents (British, Australian, East Indian & middle-eastern). I've enjoyed all of the, until now for the accent was just too heavy and/or was read too fast. Many times I had to repeat parts and part way through i just said "the heck with it!" and stopped trying to understand the missing dialog. In the end, it was not my most enjoyable experience.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Agenda 21

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (667)
    Performance
    (612)
    Story
    (618)

    Just a generation ago this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of UN-lead program called Agenda 21, it's simply known as the 'Republic'. There is no president. No congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom. There are only the Authorities. Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life. Those who cannot do either are of no use to society. This bleak and barren existence is all that 18-year-old Emmeline has ever known.

    J. Johnston says: "OK Thriller with an Important Message"
    "Juvenile writing. Bad editing/rush to publication"
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    Would you try another book from Glenn Beck and/or January LaVoy?

    I have most of Glenn's books but this is the first including Ms. Harriet Parke. I found the writing/dialogue juvenile. The imagery was far to weird for a period in time not that far removed from the pre-Republic era. For the first time in my life, as I was listening to the book, from scene to scene I thought, "I could have written such a better storyline"; and I'm not a writer! I have no doubt in my mind that this book was rushed from conception to publication. It could have been so much better. So so much better.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Glenn Beck again?

    Actually I'd be interested in a re-write of THIS book by another author. Agenda 21 has the potential to be a great read and a great movie.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by January LaVoy?

    Because I was continually distracted by the poor writing, the negative impression carried through to Ms. Lavoy's performance. As this was the first time I've heard her narrate a book I'd try at least one more by her before I make a firm decision.


    Any additional comments?

    I appreciate your work Glenn, but this is a real stinker!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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