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L. B. Kacir

ADHD specialist

United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 5 reviews
  • 10 ratings
  • 131 titles in library
  • 24 purchased in 2014
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  • The Borrowers

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Mary Norton
    • Narrated By Rowena Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (116)

    Pod, Homily, and Arrietty are a family of tiny people who live beneath the floor, behind the grandfather clock in the old rectory. They own nothing - everything they have is borrowed from the "human beans", who don't even know they exist.

    Carol says: "Exciting, Whimsical, and Well-Read"
    "Enjoyed by the whole family!"
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    I chose to get The Borrowers to play during a long drive with my parents (74 years old) and my 17-year-old daughter. The story was as wonderful as I remembered and it was a treat to have it read in Rowena Cooper's marvelous British accent. Even my father, who seldom reads any fiction, enjoyed it! Now my daughter and I have been listening to the sequels whenever we drive together, and it is a marvelous bonding experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hard Way: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (219)

    Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away. The car contained one million dollars in ransom money. And Edward Lane, the man who paid it, will pay even more to get his family back. Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-hire operation. He will use any amount of money and any tool to find his beautiful wife and child. And then he’ll turn Jack Reacher loose with a vengeance - because Reacher is the best man hunter in the world.

    Susan says: "My least favorite Reacher"
    "Rabid Reacher and Dick Hill fan"
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    I started reading the Reacher series when I ran out of Harry Bosch stories. (Sorry, Michael Connally. I like Harry better than his half brother.) I chose this from another of the many series I considered because I loved the way Dick Hill narrated Connally's books and have not been disappointed in his narration of Jack Reacher's adventures.

    Since I came late to the series, I was able to start at the beginning and proceed through them in order until I came to One Shot. It and The Hard Way were not available from Audible when I got there. So I skipped to Bad Luck and Trouble which I loved, kept going for 3 more books, and then, lo and behold, the two of them magically appeared.

    I then read the reviews and was disappointed by the negativity of so many reviewers. One said that they were retitled reprints of two Reacher books and another complained that he figured out The Hard Way well before Reacher did. A third one criticized Dick Hill's narration and commented that it was not accurate for the characters. I was a bit disappointed, but I had loved every other book Dick Hill narrated by Lee Child and enjoyed them, so I went ahead. (I'm also a little bit compulsive about not skipping steps in a process.)

    I loved both One Shot and The Hard Way and had no problem with the characters' voices. (I can't recognize an accent for my life.) I too, "figured them out" before Reacher, but I didn't care. I enjoyed hearing the steps he took to get there and I was completely unable to predict his plan for dealing with the theories he had along the way.

    I have loved listening to every book in this series. I am always pulled into the stories completely and relate to the characters. I have no trouble distinguishing which characters do and say what and I have to force myself to stop listening and get out of the car or take out my earbuds when I have to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (2991)
    Performance
    (1692)
    Story
    (1701)

    The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his victims. Now, with a single faultless shot, Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city's nightmare.

    Barry says: "Wow! Excellent Bosch thriller!"
    "As good as I remembered"
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    I had read this one as a paperback back in the nineties. I think that I picked it up in an airport on a trip and was enthralled -- staying up until I finished it. When I joined Audible, Michael Connelly was recommended to me as being like some of the other authors I read. I hadn't realized that there was a series in which this was the third book until then, so I decided to listen to them in order. This one matched the first two in plot, characters and suspense -- even though I had read it before! Now I have just finished number four and I am about to get number 5. 3 cheers for this third adventure of Detective Hieronymus Bosch!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (5064)
    Performance
    (3034)
    Story
    (3034)

    For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch - hero, maverick, nighthawk - the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal. The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "What a Terrific Book"
    "Great entry to Michael Connelly"
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    If you could sum up The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1 in three words, what would they be?

    Great characters, plot


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1?

    Harry's flashbacks to his Viet Nam experience


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    It was easy to tell the characters apart and usually his voice was just part of the story.


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

    I was really disappointed in the characters who betrayed their values.


    Any additional comments?

    The lost star in "performance" was because I didn't like the voice of the female protagonist.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5684)
    Performance
    (4850)
    Story
    (4845)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Jim Butcher is Audible"
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    Where does Ghost Story rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's the first audiobook I've listened to on my Kindle, but it's definitely superior to the 2 I listened to on CD. I won't mention the ones I used to listen to on cassette tapes...


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ghost Story?

    Harry's first contact with Bob!


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

    No basis for comparison, but he did a great job!


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

    The scene in Denny's with Molly.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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