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Sherry Pitcock

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  • Eleven on Top

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1347)
    Performance
    (468)
    Story
    (474)

    Trouble seems to find Stephanie Plum no matter where she goes, and once again she's struggling with her tangled love life, her chaotic family, and her God-given gift for destroying every car she drives. This time, Stephanie has decided to quit her job as a bounty hunter. She wants something safe. She wants something normal. She's tired of creeps, weirdos, and stalkers. But just when she thinks she's out, they pull her back in!

    G. Heideman says: "More Plum Fun"
    "This was such fun"
    Overall

    I was slogging up and down the hills of Acapulco laughing my butt off. The people I met must have thought I was there for the cure. It was a fun story, heartfelt and charming characters. The reader was a gem. How she does everyone from a gruff old man to a crazy old Italian witch, I can't say, but it was fun from start to finish.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Chill Factor: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang
    Overall
    (794)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (247)

    Cleary, North Carolina, is a sleepy mountain town, the kind of place where criminal activity is usually limited to parking violations. Not so, lately. Four women have disappeared from Cleary over the past two years. And there's always a blue ribbon left near the spot where each of the women was last seen. There are no bodies, no other clues, and no suspicion as to who their abductor might be. And now, another woman has disappeared without a trace.

    Susan says: "I'd have peeked at the ending ..."
    "So predictable"
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    What made the experience of listening to Chill Factor the most enjoyable?

    The story moved along. Even if you know how it will end, it kept telling a story. It is the telling of a story that makes listening enjoyable. The weather, another character in the plot was well done. The people dealing with one another and the weather was believable.


    If you’ve listened to books by Sandra Brown before, how does this one compare?

    about in the middle. She's been writing more bodice-ripper into her detective stories lately, which is not an improvement


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

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Litigators

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3961)
    Performance
    (3238)
    Story
    (3206)

    The incomparable master of the legal thriller takes us deeper into the labyrinth that is the American justice system, always drawing us in with an irresistible hook, pulling the thread of tension tighter and tighter, and then knocking us out with a conclusion that's never "by the book". Maybe that's why, after more than 20 years of consecutive number-one New York Times best sellers, a new novel by America's favorite storyteller is still a major publishing event.

    Amazon Customer says: "Typical Grisham, entertaining"
    "John Grisham as you like it"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Litigators to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the realness of it all. There were no all-good or all-bad guys. Life is more like that. I like the insight into the law and the practice of it, including the power of the judge, the police and the lawyers all in it for their own reasons, affecting the outcome, independent of the right or wrong of it.


    What about Dennis Boutsikaris’s performance did you like?

    he managed to keep the characters separate.


    Any additional comments?

    John Grisham can tell a great story. He also has some thoughts about the justice system in the US that come to the fore. It is wonderful when they come together so smoothly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (589)
    Performance
    (536)
    Story
    (541)

    John Puller's older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller takes on the burden of bringing his brother in to face justice. But Puller quickly discovers that there are others pursuing his brother, who only see Robert as a traitor and are unconcerned if he survives.

    Joan says: "Time to Give Baldacci a Break"
    "Stretches my power of belief"
    Overall
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    Where does The Escape rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    somewhere in the middle. It is a good story, the reading is adequate, but it doesn't top the charts.


    Would you be willing to try another book from David Baldacci? Why or why not?

    I've read them all so far, no sense stopping now.


    Which character – as performed by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy – was your favorite?

    I liked John the best. He's quite an extraordinary ordinary man. He's complex, introspective and exactly they guy you want in a fight.


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

    Only at the end in the scene with the father and sons.


    Any additional comments?

    Stories that rely on last second saving the world are a tired conceit. This one used the mechanism more than once. Once, I can forgive. The plot twists were hard to swallow at times, even to keep the story going. I do like how the brothers have developed over the series. I do look forward to more adventures with them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Envy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Victor Slezak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1543)
    Performance
    (703)
    Story
    (702)

    New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.

    DMHVetSurveyor says: "Envy"
    "Trite"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Sandra Brown seems to write two kinds of books...the curly font and block letter font. This one fooled me, it seemed to be a block lettered title, which I take to mean a detective story, but this was definitely a bodice-ripper. The characters were all predictable, the plot thin, torrid sex scenes aplenty. You can see the ending from the beginning. Hero and heroine get together, evil doer goes from pranks to murder to justice, aged men are all-wise and caring. Even the loose women had hearts of gold. How sweet.


    What three words best describe Victor Slezak’s voice?

    sounds like McConaughey


    Any additional comments?

    Kept me from falling asleep at the wheel...just.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Act of War: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1023)
    Performance
    (925)
    Story
    (920)

    After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem - no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.

    Justin says: "Scary good"
    "Not my favorite"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Act of War again? Why?

    no


    Would you be willing to try another book from Brad Thor? Why or why not?

    Of course


    Any additional comments?

    I normally like Brad Thor books. they're full of action and seem likely. this one seemed unlikely in both the premise and the resolution. The premise that the Chinese are planning a large scale operation with a handful of Somalis and no back up systems, that their leaders are naive and that the FBI can track everything at that level. It all seemed so convenient and unlikely. There was lots of action even if it was rather choppy.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Speaks the Nightbird

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3008)
    Performance
    (2685)
    Story
    (2669)

    The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

    aaron says: "Dark, Twisted Period Piece with GREAT Characters!"
    "Interesting look at another time"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend it. It was nice to see such devotion to the truth in the face of social self-righteousness.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The young clerk Matthew. He had a fairly modern take on things in a very dark time. People really believed in witchcraft. So many were killed as witches to assuage the fears of fools.


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

    Even though it was set in a long gone world, the persecution of women by a whole town of ignorant and fearful people who overwhelming believe in their fear-based religion rather than take a look at something reality-based. I guess I felt a resonance in today's world.


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting story. Set in a long ago era, it was full of fairly contemporary people. the money-grabbing baron, the truth seeker, the victim of abuse, the law, the chorus of "true believers"

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bury the Lead

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (769)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (265)

    Northern New Jersey has a new local hero on its cultural crime turf. He's Andy Carpenter, the Paterson defense attorney who can sling a quip as fast as he can outmaneuver a snarling prosecutor. Acclaimed author David Rosenfelt's first novel was nominated for an Edgar Award. Now, in this new novel, the intrepid lawyer is thrust into the spotlight where he risks becoming a media victim...of the most fatal kind.

    Rajesh says: "Thoroughly enjoyable"
    "Fun Trip"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Bury the Lead to be better than the print version?

    I din't read the print version


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this book, not because it is a deep read or examines the meaning of life. It is just plain fun. The main character was charming and funny, living an intense life one moment and a regular one the next. The eternal question of who defends a nasty criminal will never be answered, so we can have an interesting trip along the way. All the while knowing that the bad guy is really innocent, otherwise why the story. A nice read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vanished

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Joseph Finder
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (884)
    Performance
    (374)
    Story
    (375)

    Nick Heller is tough, smart, and stubborn. And in his line of work, it's essential. Trained in the Special Forces, Nick is a high-powered intelligence investigator - exposing secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. He's a guy you don't want to mess with. He's also the man you call when you need a problem fixed. Desperate, with nowhere else to run, Nick's nephew, Gabe makes that call one night.

    Earl says: "Excellent weaving and unexpected"
    "Not a great narration"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Vanished in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting story. It has lots of charm and plot turns. I liked that part. I found teenage Gabe to be an irritating and grating character. That is probably the narrator's interpretation. I tried restating, in a non-nasal, non-whiny voice and they did not seem so irritating.


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

    The plot was sometimes hard to follow and required some lax standards for consistency, but it was quick moving and exciting.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Holter Graham’s performances?

    Probably not if they include doing a lot of dialogue. Maybe if she was reading non fiction


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gods of Guilt

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3371)
    Performance
    (2983)
    Story
    (2975)

    Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

    Ted says: "Luxury Vehicle… Does It All"
    "Connelly comes through again"
    Overall
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    Where does The Gods of Guilt rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I liked this story as well as any from Connelly's books. The main character, Mickey, is still embroiled in his messy life, with estranged wives, child etc. as well as a difficult and meaty trial. His people all seem well-drawn and I liked/hated them all. I hate only for them to end.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Burglar in the Rye

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (91)

    Winner of multiple Edgar and Shamus Awards, Lawrence Block keeps fans guessing to the end with his rollicking Bernie Rhodenbarr mysteries. In this diverting caper, full-time bookstore owner and part-time burglar Bernie tries to do the right thing for a new friend, only to find himself accused of some terrible wrongs.

    F. Hayek says: "Outstanding"
    "Likeable"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Burglar in the Rye the most enjoyable?

    The story moved along well. I liked the characters. It was read well.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The metaphor and reference to Catcher in the Rye. I read it as a teenager and it was meaningful to so many of us at that age. Just wish old JD had written more.


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

    Great voice(s)


    Any additional comments?

    The idea of the burglar as the good guy and an intellectual was interesting. I liked that he was so proud of his expertise and talents. Good story all around.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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