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Erin

Rogue River, OR, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 2 reviews
  • 62 ratings
  • 160 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015
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  • Vengeance

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By A. J. Scudiere
    • Narrated By Kristoffer Tabori
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (27)

    Nine years ago, Claymore Beller tried to do the right thing. It was the last thing he did. In retaliation for his efforts, his mafia bosses laid waste to his family. Only the youngest–Cynthia–came up fighting.Three years ago, Lee Maxwell made the same error. His wife and daughter paid for his mistake. In a haze of booze and regret, Lee disappeared.Now, Owen Dunham is following the trail of the ‘Grudge Ninja’–only all his evidence is false and the profilers can’t get their heads around anything.

    Suzanne says: "Retitle to Tedium"
    "Good Story, Great Voices, Really Annoying Effects"
    Overall

    I liked the story and the cast. The characters were interesting and the plot moved well. I only give it 3 stars because the audiobook's sound effects and music almost stopped me from listening to it. The sound effects (police sirens, punches landing, bullets flying, phones ringing,...) were a distraction from the story and somewhat dangerous if you are listening while driving. (Perhaps I am just jumpy?) I think that the music was supposed to enhance the mood but I found the interludes too long and sometimes heavy handed. It felt like they were padding out the audiobook. If I would have realized just how much of the book was effects, I wouldn't have bought it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10773)
    Performance
    (8167)
    Story
    (8216)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Tim says: "True Blood PG13"
    "Wholly unlikeable weak female lead"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I quickly got tired of the way the main character, Diana lets everyone push her around and abuse her verbally and emotionally. I don't believe that you can, even magically, become a full professor at a young age and not have better survival and people management skills. I had hoped she would be a smart, inquisitive and active participant in her own life and she just wasn't.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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