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Charles

Reno, NV, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Cowboy and the Cossack: A Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscovery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Clair Huffaker
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (44)

    Fifteen Montana cowboys and 500 longhorns are embarking on a one-of-a-kind Wild West adventure: a cattle drive across 1,000 miles of Siberia. The clash of cultures between East and West, American six shooter and Russian saber, begins immediately when a band of Cossacks arrives to escort them to their destination. Cowboys and Cossacks must work together or they’ll never survive the journey, which includes a meeting with the warrior Genghis Kharlagawl and his army of bloodthirsty Tartars.

    D mcr says: "Solid, good story"
    "Don't waste your time"
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    Boring book, this book was written by someone who hasn't the slightest idea about cowboys or Cossacks.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    Overall
    (7280)
    Performance
    (6343)
    Story
    (6326)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
    "just an average book"
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    A well written story of a stubborn woman and a responsible cop who knows how to get his way. You know how it ends. Great narration and the story flows really well. The plot is average. I heard the whole book hoping for twists and turns but there was nothing.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • I'd Know You Anywhere

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (974)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (300)

    In the summer of 1985, when she was fifteen, Eliza was kidnapped by Walter and held hostage for almost six weeks. He had killed at least one girl and Eliza always suspected he had other victims as well. Now on death row in Virginia for the rape and murder of his final victim, Walter seems to be making a heartfelt act of contrition as his execution nears. Though Eliza wants nothing to do with him, she's never forgotten that Walter was most unpredictable when ignored.

    Susan says: "I found the reason compelling"
    "smooth and entertaining"
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    Walter is a complicated man and his reasons for finding eliza are mysterious yet meaningful. It was worth waiting till the end to find out why.

    If you are looking for a good story with great writing style, good dialogues and a short read, this book will satisfy you.

    This isn't great literature but it worked great on my commute as I could get immersed easily in the combination of writing/narration. The story is flowing and there was no superflous material. Too many audiobooks fail to engage when I'm driving and not at 100% concentration.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Scorpio Illusion

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    Tyrell Hawthorne was a naval intelligence officer - one of the best - until the night in Amsterdam when his wife was murdered. Since then he's been sailing charters in the islands. Now he's called out of retirement for one last assignment. For Hawthorne is the only man alive who can track down the world's most dangerous terrorist. Now, with his life and the life of the President hanging in the balance, Hawthorne must follow the terrorist's serpentine trail, a path of seduction, betrayal, an instant death.

    Charles says: "skip this book"
    "skip this book"
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    Conclusion: skip this book

    Why? First, the narration is awful. You won't know what character is speaking and it causes a lot of confusion.

    Second, the story does not flow very well, the characters are not very well developed and the scenes are not set clearly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Last Man in Tower

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Aravind Adiga
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (68)

    A riveting story of money and power, luxury and deprivation, set in the booming city of Mumbai. At the heart of this novel are two equally compelling men, poised for a showdown. Real-estate developer Dharmen Shah rose from nothing to create an empire and hopes to seal his legacy with a building named the Shanghai, which promises to be one of the city’s most elite addresses. Larger-than-life Shah is a dangerous man to refuse. But he meets his match in a retired schoolteacher called Masterji.

    Cariola says: "Witty, Sad, Outrageous"
    "have seen better"
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    Ok. The narration was hard to follow. I know Indian accents very well but it was overdone to the point that it was interfering with the enjoyment of the book. And what about the plot and characters: it seems like this book has been compiled by borrowing plots from different bollywood movies over the last few decades. And only the dark sides. There are better books about India than this. The White Tiger was definitely better than this. I am not expecting much depth from this author anymore

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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