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Janet

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  • The Reversal: Harry Bosch, Book 16 (Mickey Haller, Book 3)

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (35)

    Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

    Janet says: "Excellent, fast-moving - lots of twists & turns"
    "Excellent, fast-moving - lots of twists & turns"
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    If you could sum up The Reversal in three words, what would they be?

    Fast-paced thriller


    What did you like best about this story?

    Combination of Haller & Bosch characters


    What does Peter Giles bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Makes the characters come alive


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Hope there are more Haller/Bosch books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Down River: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Hart
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (613)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (288)

    Adam Chase has spent the last five years in New York City trying to erase his worst memories and the scorn and abandonment of his family. Then a phone call from his best friend awakens in him a torrent of emotion and pain. Having left North Carolina and its red soil for good, he never thought returning would be easy - and being remembered as a murderer doesn't help much.

    Donald says: "Best Audiobook Ever"
    "Riveting and engrossing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Down River rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story contained so many twists and turns and subplots


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Down River?

    Finally uncovering the mystery of who completed the murders


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

    I have not listened to this reader before, but his voice is perfect


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

    There were many moments in this book that surprised


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this book - it will hold you captive throughout the entire book. There are so many plots and subplots that youare always engrossed in the story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Susannah Cahalan
    • Narrated By Heather Henderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1130)
    Performance
    (1011)
    Story
    (1020)

    In 2009, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records - from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory - reported psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter

    Eric Schurr says: "Very scary, real story, superbly written and rea"
    "Riveting and Fascinating"
    Overall
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Brain on Fire the most enjoyable?

    So engrossing to follow the health issues of Susannah and her ability to get her life back. She had incredible family support and her auto immune disease was so complex and rare that it was almost a fluke that she was diagnosed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Susannah Cahalan


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

    First time, but reader has a great voice


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    To hell and back


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bat: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (946)
    Performance
    (817)
    Story
    (808)

    Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry. He might just be the next victim.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Probably the best of this remarkable series."
    "Good introduction to the Harry Hole Series"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Certainly would recommend this book as it provides you with an understanding of the character of Harry Hole and his various issues. I have read in paperback form volumes 7, 8 & 9 of this series but always wondered why Harry's character was so twisted and flawed. This first book answered many of those questions.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry Hole because he certainly has his flaws so it makes him more believable as a character in that he can make mistakes and still succeed in solving crimes


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

    Haven't listened to other performances


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mark

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jason Pinter
    • Narrated By Noah Plener
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (30)

    "I moved to New York City a month ago to become the best journalist the world had ever seen. To find the greatest stories never told. And now here I am, Henry Parker, 24 years old and weary beyond rational thought, a bullet one trigger-pull from ending my life."

    Malle says: "Great audiobook!"
    "Fast-Paced Thriller"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Mark to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the print version, but thoroughly enjoyed the audio edition


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good character development; fast paced thriller;


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

    Haven't listened to other Noah Plener's performances, but will look for other books that he narrates


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dog Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Peter Heller
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1051)
    Performance
    (933)
    Story
    (937)

    Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life exists beyond the airport.

    Melinda says: "Absolutely Stellar!"
    "Good Story Line but Too lengthy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Dog Stars better?

    I think the abridged version would be a much better listen. The first half of the book was very slow and too much attention to detail. The second half had more action and seemed to hold our attention better.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Like the ending


    What does Mark Deakins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Too many descriptive words that you can't skim by when reading the book. The reader was very good - enjoyed his voice.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Intrigue and wondering "what if..............."


    Any additional comments?

    Abridge this book and it could be a best seller!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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