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Deborah

Debbie

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  • Killer Kitchens: Murders by Design, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jean Harrington
    • Narrated By Gayle Hendrix
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Interior designer Deva Dunne just may have hit the jackpot. Sure, her new client Francesco Grandese talks tough and has shady friends, but he has the eye of a connoisseur, and a huge, empty mansion he wants her to decorate. Deva's boyfriend, police lieutenant Victor Rossi, has misgivings about her promising job - especially when he accompanies her to one of Francesco's dinner parties. After Francesco returns a dish to the kitchen untasted, the chauffeur promptly scarfs it down and drops dead from cyanide poisoning. Has the killer made a terrible mistake and murdered the wrong person? Or was the dead man the intended victim?

    Deborah says: "Fair Story, LOUSY Editing"
    "Fair Story, LOUSY Editing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Killer Kitchens?

    The story itself was typical for the series, but the editing was notoriously bad. Audible should have a separate category for technical issues. This recording would get no more than one star. Breaks were in all the wrong places, and left out where they were needed, like when changing characters. It almost gave me a headache, it certainly left me scratching my head.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jean Harrington again?

    maybe


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    see above


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Snow Crash

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5690)
    Performance
    (2986)
    Story
    (3045)

    Neal Stephenson is a blazing new force on the sci-fi scene. With the groundbreaking cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, he has "vaulted onto the literary stage." It weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility - in short, it is the gigathriller of the information age.

    A. Tuck says: "Classic Stephenson"
    "Don't Bother"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who likes action interspersed with pedantic dialogue. I got so fed up I quit.


    What could Neal Stephenson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Cut it in half.


    Did Jonathan Davis do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I got so bored with all of the history lessons I gave up before finishing the book. The concept of languages being related to viruses is interesting, but it got lost in all of the dialog between Hero and the Librarian.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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