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Ron

SHERMAN OAKS, CA, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • The Killer Inside Me

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jim Thompson
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (96)

    Everyone in the small town of Central City, Texas, loves Lou Ford. But behind the platitudes and glad-handing lurks a monster the likes of which few have ever seen. In The Killer Inside Me, Thompson goes where few novelists have dared to go, giving us a pitch-black glimpse into the mind of the American Serial Killer years before Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and Brett Easton Ellis's American Psycho.

    Ron says: "Much better than those ratings indicate."
    "Much better than those ratings indicate."
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    This is typical Thompson. That is to say: it's dark, it has tempting babes, it has a straight forward plot that flips every time the listener gets comfortable. There has been discussion of the ending, but remember: this is about a crazy person!
    The narration is suited to the story, his voices are perfect for the characters, and the pace is noir creepy. This is a fun listening experience.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Executive Power: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1949)
    Performance
    (1478)
    Story
    (1467)

    Returning from a covert mission, Mitch Rapp was publicly hailed by the president for his role in the fight against terrorism. After years of working in the shadows, Rapp was caught in the media spotlight - and marked for death by virtually every terrorist in the world. Now a CIA advisor, Rapp is ready to battle terror far from the front lines. But when a Navy SEAL team in the Philippines is ambushed, all evidence points to a leak within the U.S. State Department. And a greater threat lurks....

    Annie says: "A great wow!"
    "Lame; boring"
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    Even with the great George Guidall narrating; you can't make chicken salad out of chicken sh-t. So uninteresting that it's like reading a manual for the repair of something you've never heard of. Save your credits or your dough.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Grifters

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jim Thompson
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    To his friends, to his coworkers, and even to his mistress Moira, Roy Dillon is an honest hardworking salesman. He lives in a cheap hotel just within his pay bracket. He goes to work every day. He has hundreds of friends and associates who could attest to his good character.

    Ron says: "Thompson at his best."
    "Thompson at his best."
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    This is a marvelous twist-a- thon where nobody is even close to the way they appear. The plot is so easy to "spoil", I'll just say you won't be disappointed.
    Barbara Rosenblat is a genius narrator. She does men convincingly, making boy-girl conversations seem like two actors working. But the voices she gives the women, whiskey-soaked and cigarette damaged, recall noir femme-fatales from Lauren Bacall to Kathleen Turner.
    I listened to this book in black and white!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (16036)
    Performance
    (14194)
    Story
    (14141)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    ""How We Danced!""
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    There's a lot of dancing in this novel, but none so facile and fanciful as that famous couple Stephen King and Craig Wasson. The novel is as good as they get, raised up further by the narration.
    Be sure to hear this soon, as the spoilers are coming out of the internet woodwork.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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