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Carole P. Bronico

sadieladie

Harleysville, Pa | Member Since 2010

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  • 10 reviews
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  • Live by Night

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (235)

    Boston, 1926. The ‘20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw.

    Richard Delman says: "Lehane shows off his skills."
    "Very good, and getting better."
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    What did you like best about Live by Night? What did you like least?

    I'm not quite finished with it, but everything, it was very well written


    Would you be willing to try another book from Dennis Lehane? Why or why not?

    Since Mystic River, I look for Lehane books.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    very well


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely a cut above...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6843)
    Performance
    (3212)
    Story
    (3217)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "Like multipe books in one!"
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    Would you listen to The Passage again? Why?

    Probably not, but then I don't usually.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Peter, but I may have selected another character earlier on in the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trophy Hunt: A Joe Pickett Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (222)

    It's an idyllic late-summer day in Saddlestring, Wyoming, and game warden Joe Pickett is fly-fishing with his two daughters when he stumbles upon the mutilated body of a moose. Whatever - or whoever - attacked the animal was ruthless: half the animal's face has been sliced away, the skin peeled back from the flesh. Shaken by the sight, Joe starts to investigate what he hopes in an isolated incident.

    itinerant says: "another good one"
    "Joe Pickett at his best!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because I'm never disappointed by a Joe Pickett story. I like Joe and I like his family. I like them as people and I like their values.


    Any additional comments?

    If you haven't listened to a book in the Joe Pickett series, do yourself a favor and indulge in one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Silken Prey: Lucas Davenport, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1140)
    Performance
    (977)
    Story
    (971)

    Very early one morning, a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he’s waking up on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. When the car stops, a voice says, "Hey, I think he’s breathing." And another voice says, "Yeah? Give me the bat." And that’s the last thing he knows. Davenport is investigating another case when the trail leads to the man’s disappearance, then - very troublingly - to the Minneapolis police department, then - most troublingly of all - to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons.

    John Norton says: "Still my favorite combo of author and reader"
    "Vintage Prey"
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    What made the experience of listening to Silken Prey the most enjoyable?

    It's a great new Lucas Davenport story. The kind of story you can wrap yourself in a blanket, curl up on the couch and listen to to the very end.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lucas, of course!


    Any additional comments?

    You know you won't be disappointed when the story line follows Virgil Flowers or Lucas Davenport.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Given Day

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (165)

    The Given Day explores the crippling violence and irrepressible exuberance of a country at war with, and in the thrall of, itself. As Danny, Luther, and those around them struggle to define themselves in increasingly turbulent times, they gradually find family in one another and, together, ride a rising storm of hardship, deprivation, and hope that will change all their lives.

    D Jay says: "As Good As It Gets"
    "Very long. I almost stopped listening to it"
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    What did you like best about The Given Day? What did you like least?

    I had trouble getting through the first 2 sections and almost stopped listening to it. The third section really picks up, though.


    Could you see The Given Day being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    yes, with a lot of editing


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 39 Clues, Book 1: The Maze of Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    Overall
    (906)
    Performance
    (424)
    Story
    (427)

    What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 Clues? What if you were given a choice - take a million dollars and walk away...or get the first Clue? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the Clue - and begin a very dangerous race.

    Darla says: "Didn't realize this was a childrens book"
    "Great for kids and grownups alike"
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    Where does The 39 Clues, Book 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    very well


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The 39 Clues, Book 1?

    Won't say, don't like spoiler alerts.


    Any additional comments?

    After a suggestion from a friend, I got the first two books for my grandchildren. Then I decided to listen so I could discuss it with them and I really enjoyed the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life as We Knew It: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Susan Beth Pfeffer
    • Narrated By Emily Bauer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (131)

    Miranda's disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the Moon closer to the Earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun?

    Syd says: "Makes You Wonder..."
    "Excellent story and very well thought out"
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    What made the experience of listening to Life as We Knew It the most enjoyable?

    Partly the narration. Emily Bauer did a great job of putting just the right amount of emotion into the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Miranda


    Have you listened to any of Emily Bauer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no, I haven't


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

    It would give too much away, so I can't say. I don't like spoiler alerts.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this book. It was very refreshing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Creole Belle: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1577)
    Performance
    (1361)
    Story
    (1325)

    Creole Belle begins where the last book in the Dave Robicheaux series, The Glass Rainbow, ended. Dave is in a recovery unit in New Orleans, where a Creole girl named Tee Jolie Melton visits him and leaves him an iPod with the country blues song “Creole Belle” on it. Then she disappears. Dave becomes obsessed with the song and the memory of Tee Jolie and goes in search of her sister, who later turns up inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf.

    Melinda says: "Burke & Patton -- Synergistic Phenomenon"
    "Will Patton is Dave Robicheaux!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Creole Belle to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read it in print.


    Which character – as performed by Will Patton – was your favorite?

    Robicheaux of course


    Any additional comments?

    You can never go wrong with Burke and Patton

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Not a Serial Killer: John Cleaver, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Dan Wells
    • Narrated By John Allen Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (389)
    Performance
    (275)
    Story
    (276)

    John works in his family's mortuary and has an obsession with serial killers. He wants to be a good person but fears he is a sociopath, and for years he has suppressed his dark side through a strict system of rules designed to mimic "normal" behavior. Then a demon begins stalking his small town and killing people one by one, and John is forced to give in to his darker nature in order to save them.

    M. Mott says: "Great, if visceral book, terrible narrator."
    "Not every sentence ends with an exclamation mark.."
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    Would you try another book from Dan Wells and/or John Allen Nelson?

    No. The story may be good, but I couldn't tell. The narrator reads as though every sentence ends with an exclamation mark. It was so annoying that I had to stop listening. I could not appreciate the story.


    What was most disappointing about Dan Wells’s story?

    the narrator


    What didn’t you like about John Allen Nelson’s performance?

    enough said


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Final Victim

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated By Stephen J. Cannell
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    S. Harvey says: "Stunning"
    "Good read"
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    Would you listen to Final Victim again? Why?

    Good story, great performance.


    What about Stephen J. Cannell’s performance did you like?

    I usually shy away from books read by the author. They may be great writers, but they are usually lousy readers. Cannell is the exception. He can write AND he breathes life into his writing when he reads.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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