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Poconos

bobby18301

pocono pines, pa United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 17 reviews
  • 19 ratings
  • 293 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2014
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  • Light of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (912)
    Performance
    (810)
    Story
    (800)

    In Light of the World, sadist and serial killer Asa Surrette narrowly escaped the death penalty for the string of heinous murders. But following a series of damning articles written by Dave Robicheaux’s daughter Alafair about possible other crimes committed by Surette, the killer escapes from a prison transport van and heads to Montana - where an unsuspecting Dave happens to have gone to take in the sweet summer air, accompanied by Alafair, his wife Molly, faithful partner Clete, and Clete’s newfound daughter, Gretchen Horowitz.

    Dave says: "Burke is still the best"
    "ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ"
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    What disappointed you about Light of the World?

    I know I should wait until I am finished listening to the book but I am 3/4 of the way through the second part and ready to just give up. Only with Will Patton narrating was I able to even get this far. This story just rambles on and on and on and most of the things the characters are doing are just simply stupid at best! The story line is absurb. Save your money.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Vapor Trail

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Chuck Logan
    • Narrated By J.K. Simmons
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Now a priest has been murdered, and a clue left at the scene suggests it to be the work of a vigilante. Was the priest a sexual predator? Could the Saint be back? For the members of the Stillwater law-enforcement community, it means that a killer could be in their midst.

    Poconos says: "Simply cannot finish this junk!"
    "Simply cannot finish this junk!"
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    What disappointed you about Vapor Trail?

    I should have listened to the one negative review here instead of all the other 4 and 5 star reviews. Were they all listening to the same book? I cannot even try to explain how soporifically this book is written. All I know is I'm half way through and thanks to Audible I will get my money back!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Front: Virgil Flowers, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (796)
    Performance
    (714)
    Story
    (697)

    In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You're about to get a visitor. It's an Israeli cop, and she's tailing a man who's smuggled out an extraordinary relic - a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. Wait a minute, laughs Virgil. Is this one of those Da Vinci Code deals? The secret scroll, the blockbuster revelation, the teams of murderous bad guys? Should I be boning up on my Bible verses? He looks at the cop. She's not laughing.

    Debbi says: "Still a fan, but..."
    "Boring beyond belief!"
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    What would have made Storm Front better?

    I am a huge fan of Sandford and the character but this story is just majorly way too hard to follow. You would need to make a spread sheet of the characters just to even try to keep up with what is going on but even that would not help I'm afraid.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Involuntary Witness: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Gianrico Carofiglio
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (329)
    Performance
    (285)
    Story
    (285)

    A nine-year-old boy is found murdered at the bottom of a well near a popular beach resort in southern Italy. In what looks like a hopeless case for Guido Guerrieri, a Senegalese peddler is accused of the crime. Faced with small-town racism, Guido attempts to exploit the esoteric workings of the Italian courts. The voice of Sean Barrett brings this gritty Italian detective series to life.

    Kathy says: "WOW!"
    "Finally! An author & a narrator to LOVE!!!"
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    Any additional comments?

    This is hands down one of the finest books I have EVER listened to on Audible. I am on book three of the series and the only down side is that I have no idea what I will do after I've completed book four (the last in the series). Hopefully, this author will continue to write and Audible will PLEASE KEEP the narrator! One of the best I've heard in a long time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Poison Flower: Jane Whitefield Series # 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (116)

    In this exciting seventh entry in Thomas Perry's Jane Whitefield series, Jane spirits James Shelby, a man unjustly convicted of his wife's murder, out of the criminal court building in downtown Los Angeles-but the price of Shelby's freedom is high.

    John says: "Non-stop action all the way"
    "Stupid!"
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    What disappointed you about Poison Flower?

    I should have listened to the few negative reviews on this book before wasting my money! I am quitting listening after the first hour or so...can't take any more than that...totally unbelievable story...almost amateurish.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Crew

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    Best-selling author John Sandford takes all the action and suspense of his acclaimed Prey novels and heads west to the dark gleam of L.A.- where the Night Crew works. A mobile unit of video freelancers, they prowl the midnight streets to sell to the highest network bidder. Murders. Robberies. High-speed chases. For them, it is an exhilerating life. But tonight, two deaths will change everything.

    Poconos says: "Save Your Money!"
    "Save Your Money!"
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    What would have made The Night Crew better?

    As usual Richard Ferrone is perfect. I love all of John Sandford's "Prey" books and was excited to find another book by him that I had not listened to. I can't even get past a hour of listening. I quit. This book is bordering of just plain silly! Maybe it gets exciting and starts to make sense further on but I'm way to disappointed and bored to go any further. Going to ask for a refund on this one.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5334)
    Performance
    (4618)
    Story
    (4612)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "Shouldn't always use reviews to purchase a book!"
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    Would you try another book from Jess Walter and/or Edoardo Ballerini?

    I look at all these reviews and wonder how so many people can have such a different view then myself. The story line is sophomoric with idiotic dialog that just is not like normal conversation, the narrator sounds like a high school kid and after investing time in listening to half the book I can't take any more.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jess Walter again?

    Zero!


    What didn’t you like about Edoardo Ballerini’s performance?

    No!


    What character would you cut from Beautiful Ruins?

    Boring voice.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Taken: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (566)
    Performance
    (489)
    Story
    (487)

    When Nita Morales hires Elvis Cole to find her missing adult daughter, she isn’t afraid, even though she’s gotten a phone call asking for ransom. She knows it’s a fake, that her daughter is off with the guy Nita will call only “that boy,” and that they need money: "Even smart girls do stupid things when they think a boy loves them." But she is wrong....

    R. Conley says: "One of the best"
    "I must be from a different planet..."
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    Idiotic story, unbelievably poor narrator...once again I got sucked in to purchasing a book based on other reviews and I'm having a hard time figuring out what book they were listening to. I guess I owe it to myself to continue listening but the narrator is driving me crazy.
    This is a 3 "No Stars" book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stolen Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1254)
    Performance
    (1015)
    Story
    (1000)

    .Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the small Minnesota town of Deephaven, an entire family has been killed - husband, wife, two daughters, dogs. There’s something about the scene that pokes at Lucas’s cop instincts - it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution he’s seen in drug killings sometimes. But this is a seriously upscale town, and the husband was an executive vice president at a big bank. It just doesn’t seem to fit.

    bebe says: "Sanford writes another winner!"
    "Not a full review..."
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    ...because I have not finished the book yet. I'm simply wondering: what the heck happened to the Richard Ferrone that I've grown to love with all the other Sandford books??? He almost sounds like he's trying to copy Scott Brick's (worst narrator here) constant sarcastic tone of voice. He almost sounds like a different person. But, there's enough of himself in there for me to at least try to finish the book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rogue Island

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Bruce DeSilva
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Bruce DeSilva
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (633)
    Performance
    (479)
    Story
    (472)

    Liam Mulligan is as old school as a newspaper man gets. His beat is Providence, Rhode Island, and he knows every street and alley. He knows the priests and prostitutes, the cops and street thugs. He knows the mobsters and politicians--who are pretty much one and the same. Someone is systematically burning down the neighborhood Mulligan grew up in, people he knows and loves are perishing in the flames, and the public is on the verge of panic.

    Michael Jacobi says: "Classic Whodunnit"
    "One of the best books I have read? NO!"
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    Well, I made it to chapter 14! That's it for this grade school level writing. How so many people could give this a great review is just totally baffling to me. The narrator is terrible...I don't know whether he is using his real accent (annoying) or if he's talking with that accent on purpose but it just does not work. He's not as bad as Scott Brick but close. The story is the worst part...slogging along and about as boring as it gets. Maybe I'm wrong and I just didn't invest enough time with it. Maybe I should have waited until the middle chapters but I had to give up. Waste of time. Sorry.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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