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Julie Jones

Stevenson Ranch, CA United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 30 reviews
  • 60 ratings
  • 466 titles in library
  • 18 purchased in 2015
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  • Look Again

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lisa Scottoline
    • Narrated By Mary Stuart Masterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (749)
    Performance
    (217)
    Story
    (216)

    When reporter Ellen Gleeson gets a "Have You Seen This Child?" flyer in the mail, she almost throws it away. But something about it makes her look again, and her heart stops - the child in the photo is identical to her adopted son, Will. Her every instinct tells her to deny the similarity between the boys, because she knows her adoption was lawful. But she's a journalist and won't be able to stop thinking about the photo until she figures out the truth.

    Elaine says: "Excellent Book"
    "FRUSTRATING"
    Overall

    Went on way too long - hard to believe one character could have so little sense and just when you think it is hard to do anything more insane - it gets worse.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Survivor

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1340)
    Performance
    (1189)
    Story
    (1179)

    Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

    T.D. says: "Shakes you to your very core."
    "I had to stop listening"
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    I bought this book because of all of the great reviews. It is rare that I can't finish a book - but this one - I simply had to stop listening to 4 hours in. The first couple of chapters were good - really built the story but then when he was told what he had to do I couldn't take it anymore. I will give up a credit for this...not happy about it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Burning Room

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Titus Welliver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2595)
    Performance
    (2315)
    Story
    (2306)

    In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

    Barbara N. says: "Great story, narration a disappointment"
    "Not as bad as the many reviews"
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    I have read all of the Bosch books but when it came time to read this I hesitated based on the negative reviews. Finally I realized that I needed to see how "bad" it was for myself and I have to say I enjoyed it. I liked how the stories found a way to connect with each other and I really liked his new partner as well. I am glad that I read the latest Bosch book. Was it his best - no. Was it so bad you shouldn't listen - no. If you have read all of the others you owe it to yourself to continue the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (49)

    From number-one New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a classic tale about the promises we dare to keep…to those we dare to love! He has supposedly come to her father's estate looking for respite. But Kirby Fairchild can't shake the feeling that handsome Adam Haines isn't quite the man he pretends to be. She couldn't be sure. But what she does know without a doubt is that as the days and nights wear on, the attraction she feels for this man is only growing stronger.…

    Julie Jones says: "So disappointed"
    "So disappointed"
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    This is the first Nora Roberts book I can't get past the first hour. It is just awful. The narration (which I never complain about) is so bad, the writing is bad...I am just glad I only paid $5.00 for it. Makes the pain a little less painful...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Shame: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Alan Russell
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Caleb Parker has been on the run from his past ever since his father, a serial murderer known by the name of Shame, was electrocuted by the state of Florida. Wishing for nothing more than to start life anew and away from the dark shadows of his past, Caleb tries to distance himself from his father’s legacy by moving to California. But even when he’s far from his father’s killing grounds, the past catches up with Caleb when a new series of murders occurs - reminiscent of Shame’s brutal handiwork. Once more Caleb is thrust into the spotlight - only this time as the prime suspect.

    C. Stephan says: "Fast Paced Exploit of Shame"
    "It's a Shame I wasted a credit on this"
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    I have listened to hundreds of books and it is very rare for me to choose to stop listening mid-book. It got to the point where I was shaking my head saying "let's see - he is going to do so something else he shouldn't do so they think he is guilty". I couldn't stand it anymore. I just don't care how it ends...cause if it was up to me - with the choices he made in the book - I would find him guilty and put him away myself. What a waste of a good credit.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Collector

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3337)
    Performance
    (2977)
    Story
    (2999)

    From #1 New York Times-best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together - and that could tear them apart… As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down - not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend 's Manhattan apartment. And though she can appreciate her clients ' extraordinary homes, their expensive collections, and their adorable pets, Lila has never longed for possessions of her own. Everything she has, including her heart, is portable.

    Diana says: "Definitely not one of Nora Roberts' best"
    "So very much Nora...and so glad it was"
    Overall
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    I fell in love with the characters instantly. I thought the story was great and felt a sense of loss when it ended. I will actually miss listening. I thought the narrator was perfect and could not wait to get in my car and continue to listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Spell: Book Two of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Alan Smyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1400)
    Performance
    (1284)
    Story
    (1275)

    With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken. A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape - by a long-awaited kiss. Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside.

    Margaret-Ann says: "Narration is terrible"
    "Waiting months to be this disappointed"
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    I try not to give negative reviews but the narration on this book was just so bad it made it hard to listen to the story. I truly hope that the third and final book will have a different narrator. The story was ok - somewhat predictable but I am such a Nora Roberts fan she can do no wrong...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sanctuary

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (468)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (318)

    Jo Ellen Hathaway thought she had escaped the house long ago. It was where she spent her loneliest years, after her family was shattered by the sudden, unexplained disappearance of her mother.

    But now, the sprawling resort off the coast of Georgia haunts her dreams. Even more haunting are the pictures that someone is sending her - strange close-ups, candid shots, and finally, the most shocking and heartbreaking portrait of all: a photograph of her long-lost mother. . . naked, beautiful, and dead.

    Lajuan says: "Intriguing"
    "Nora Roberts at her best"
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    I loved this book. I was never exactly sure how it was going to turn out and it continued to keep me wanting for more. I am sad that it is done. I need to find another Nora Roberts soon...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8205)
    Performance
    (7568)
    Story
    (7585)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "Stephen King at his best"
    Overall
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    After just reading The Shining for the first time then going straight to Doctor Sleep it was a fun ride indeed. Doctor Sleep did exactly what I need an audio book to do...make me not want to get out of the car when I get home and look forward to getting in the car the following morning to listen some more. The story was great. Just when I thought I had figured something out I was surprised all over again. I just finished the book and am already sad because I will miss listening on the way home. I truly loved this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Six Years

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3301)
    Performance
    (2849)
    Story
    (2871)

    Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie....

    G. House Sr. says: "Obsession, mystery, and you're hooked!"
    "One of the worst books I have read in a long time"
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    I feel cheated out of a credit. This book was a struggle to get through. I thought about quitting 3 or 4 times. The story was weak. The love story was over the top and not to be believed and the ending was even worse. Don't waste your time on this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5160)
    Performance
    (4673)
    Story
    (4688)

    "Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires."

    CAROLYN says: "TOUCHING & EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF PASSION"
    "Horrible - I feel cheated"
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    This book is so bad I had to stop listening and give up a credit. I don't think I have ever done that. The voice for Gideon is awful. There is no story. I gave it 3 chapters and am throwing in the towel. Don't waste your money

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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