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Jennifer Emery

Chino, CA United States

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  • Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker
    • Narrated By John E. Douglas
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (42)

    He has hunted some of the most notorious and sadistic criminals of our time: The Trailside Killer in San Francisco, the Atlanta Child murderer. He has confronted, interviewed and researched dozens of serial killers and assassins -- including Charles Manson, Richard Speck, John Wayne Gacy, and James Earl Ray -- for a landmark study to understand their motives. To get inside their minds.

    Lauren Lanning says: "Need the unabridged version!"
    "Facinating!"
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    If you could sum up Mind Hunter in three words, what would they be?

    I loved to hear the behind the scenes thought process on how they profiled the suspects.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mind Hunter?

    Learning how the Crime Unit was formed and some of the cases that were discussed.


    What three words best describe John E. Douglas’s voice?

    No energy. Dull.


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

    I was sorry to hear that his relationship didn't work out, but that he was still close friends with his ex-wife. That seems to be the case for most people in Law Enforcement.


    Any additional comments?

    I plan on listening to all of his other books regardless of the way it was performed because I know that he was one of the leading profilers in his field.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Club Dead: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (3871)
    Performance
    (2009)
    Story
    (2004)

    In this entry from Anthony Award winner Charlaine Harris' New York Times best-selling series, the gorgeous and feisty telepath hits the road to find her missing boyfriend, who may have run off with his former lover - a notorious vamp.

    Pamela M says: "Simply Fantastic"
    "Great book."
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    If you could sum up Club Dead in three words, what would they be?

    Sexy, mysterious and fun.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked Sookie fighting for her man, whatever it took. And the scenes with her and Alcide.


    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    She always does a great job.


    Who was the most memorable character of Club Dead and why?

    Alcide, of course. I loved every time he stepped into the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead to the World: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3912)
    Performance
    (2011)
    Story
    (2026)

    New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris thrills listeners with the fourth book of her spectacular Sookie Stackhouse series. Driving home from work, barmaid and telepath Sookie Stackhouse discovers vampire and area sheriff Eric on the side of the road missing his shirt, his shoes and his memories. Featuring vampires, werewolves and magic galore, Dead to the World will satisfy any listener's craving for the supernatural.

    Brandon says: "Oooooooooh Booooooooy!"
    "One of my favorites so far."
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    Where does Dead to the World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really liked the storyline with the witches and Eric and Sookies relationship. It is one of the best books so far.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    In this book, I like to hear about the "nice" Erik. It is a nice change.


    Which character – as performed by Johanna Parker – was your favorite?

    Sookie, hands down, but she has a great range for her characters. She always does a great job.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh in some parts, but not cry. The only thing I didn't care for was the Ware-panther storyline. I could have lived without that. Not my favorite in the book or the tv show.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Living Dead in Dallas: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4366)
    Performance
    (2250)
    Story
    (2254)

    After an unfortunate incident, Sookie finds herself beholden to a group of Louisiana vampires. So she agrees to travel to Dallas with her undead boyfriend Bill and track down a missing vamp, but only if the vampires promise to let local humans go unharmed.

    Jessica says: "enjoyed it but was not in love with it"
    "This was a fun ride."
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    If you could sum up Living Dead in Dallas in three words, what would they be?

    Anticipation, involved and alluring.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved meeting the characters Godric and Luna.


    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    Everything. I can't get enough of her performances. They are so much better than the other performers out there.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jessica Buchanan, Erik Landemalm, Anthony Flacco
    • Narrated By Anthony Flacco, Candace Thaxton, George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (46)

    On October 25, 2011, aid worker Jessica Buchanan was kidnapped at gunpoint and held for ransom by an organized band of Somali land pirates. For the next three months, Jessica was terrorized by more than two dozen gangsters. Every terrifying moment Jessica spent suffering in captivity was matched by that of her adoring husband working behind the scenes to deal with her captors. Finally, on January 25, 2012, President Barack Obama ordered a rescue operation by a team of 24 Navy SEALs. Impossible Odds is a harrowing and heart-wrenching memoir of Jessica's kidnapping, her three months in captivity, and her rescue by the Navy SEALs.

    Philippa says: "Well Written & Surprisingly Interesting"
    "An Amazing Survival Story"
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    If you could sum up Impossible Odds in three words, what would they be?

    Courageous, Intense and Heartwarming.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jessica, of course. She always looked out for Paul who was kidnapped along with her. She kept her cool even though she was angry because she knew that their were two lives at stake not just one. She was ingenious in finding ways to care for herself even though they didn't give her the supplies she needed to help her survive.


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

    In the beginning of the book, at the time of Jessica's kidnapping... I was worried about the female narrator not showing enough emotion. I kept listening and found that she did in the rest of the book. She did a great job. The other narrators were wonderful too and it was nice to change voices when changing perspectives and characters.


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

    I love the title of the book and wouldn't change it for a possible film. It's perfect!


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't know anything about this book or the kidnapping that had occurred until a friend said that she saw the author (Jessica) on a talk show recently. My friend never listened to the audio book so she couldn't recommend it to me. I decided to take a chance on it and found that it was absolutely inspiring. I highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26348)
    Performance
    (20262)
    Story
    (20446)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    Sue Schreiber says: "A very satisfying ending"
    "Loved Every Minute of It!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend the whole series. I listened to the first two books and then saw Catching Fire and just couldn't stop there. I thought the book Catching Fire was my favorite, but now I don't know.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the storyline of District 13 and all of the new characters that were introduced. I liked the deeper relationships with the older characters. It left me wanting more of this made up world.


    Which character – as performed by Carolyn McCormick – was your favorite?

    I like how she portrayed Catness with both soft and hard emotions. She also did a great job on portraying all of the other characters and making their voices very distint.


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

    Yes, two spots, but I don't want to spoil it for everyone. Lets just say that it had to do with Finnick and Prim at two seperate times.


    Any additional comments?

    I really liked this series and could possible see myself listening to it again sometime.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shadow of the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (1649)
    Performance
    (691)
    Story
    (703)

    Barcelona, 1945: Just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his 11th birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again.

    Katherine says: "Great With One Exception"
    "What a great mystery."
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    Where does The Shadow of the Wind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is at the very top of my list. I read the book all the way through, but had trouble with a lot of the spanish words. I hadn't read it in awhile so I decided to listen to the audio book. It was so much better the second time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shadow of the Wind?

    I love the scary scene when the two young lovers first enter the scary old house and find that it maybe hunted. I also liked when you first meet the faceless man in the trenchcoat.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I just really liked the time period and the location it took place in. Also, the charactors seemed to fly off the page... they were so great.


    If you could rename The Shadow of the Wind, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't. I love the name.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inside the Mind of BTK: The True Story Behind the Thirty-Year Hunt for the Notorious Wichita Serial Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Douglas, Johnny Dodd
    • Narrated By Jason Klav
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    This incredible story shows how John Douglas tracked and participated in the hunt for one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history. For 31 years a man who called himself BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) terrorized the city of Wichita, Kansas, sexually assaulting and strangling a series of women, taunting the police with frequent communications, and bragging about his crimes to local newspapers and TV stations.

    Petersen says: "Book Spoiled by Narrator"
    "This book is not for the faint of heart."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Inside the Mind of BTK to be better than the print version?

    I would think the printed version is better because they probably have photos or documents to gaze upon.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inside the Mind of BTK?

    How the killer was caught. Wow, that was stupid of him. How did he elude the police for so long and then get caught in that way. In the end, his ego took him down.


    What three words best describe Jason Klav’s performance?

    Monotone, soft and slow. I think that he did the best he could with such a serious topic.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me very wary of my surroundings. It was very sad regarding what happened to the victims and I was so mad at the fact that he got away with it for so long. I had never even heard about this serial killer until earlier this year. I saw something about him on t.v. I am so glad that I listened to this book.


    Any additional comments?

    There are a lot of gruesome scenes described in this book. Please remember that before you start to listen. I had to take a few breaks to get through it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Until Dark: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (7292)
    Performance
    (3838)
    Story
    (3872)

    Vampires have officially "come out of the coffin", and Miss Sookie can't wait for one to come her way.

    Pamela says: "That Vampire Said ...."
    "Great book."
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    Would you listen to Dead Until Dark again? Why?

    Yes. It was entertaining.


    Which character – as performed by Johanna Parker – was your favorite?

    They were all good, but I liked Sookie's the best.


    Any additional comments?

    I wanted to wait to finish the TV show series before I started the books because I learned that they are different. I guess that is to be expected with all books to t.v. shows. I thought I wouldn't like it, but it gives it a different twist to an already told story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Vincent Bugliosi
    • Narrated By Joseph Campanella
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    Lori says: "Outstanding!"
    "Wow. Loved every minute of it!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Outrage the most enjoyable?

    I really liked the narrator because he read with such passion about the subject matter. You forget that he is the narrator and not the actual author. I also loved all of the behind the scenes information that was never told to the jury or to the public. And why not?


    What did you like best about this story?

    It kept my interest, expecially on a long drive to Las Vegas. I didn't want to miss a word. Understanding everything that happened in this case from this book was eye opening.


    Which character – as performed by Joseph Campanella – was your favorite?

    Their was no one character, but I really enjoyed his performance.


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

    What went wrong!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Journey into Darkness: Follow the FBI's Premier Investigative Profiler as He Penetrates the Minds and Motives of the Most Terrifying Serial Criminals

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker
    • Narrated By John E. Douglas
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (32)

    We accompany him on the Journey Into Darkness that marks every case he examines; every instance in which he helps police identify the unknown perpetrator of a violent series of rapes, kidnappings, or murders through his remarkable criminal personality profiling.

    BBraun says: "Totally Amazing"
    "VERY INTERESTING!"
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    Would you listen to Journey into Darkness again? Why?

    Sure. It is very informative. You may catch something you missed before.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The stories of the suspects trials and what became of them did.


    What three words best describe John E. Douglas’s performance?

    Better than Mindhunters.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book more than Mindhunter because of the case work that he discusses.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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