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Henry

Derwood, MD, United States | Member Since 2001

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  • Edge: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated By Skipp Sudduth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (260)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (77)

    Behind the well-known U.S. security organizations - the FBI and CIA among them - lies a heavily guarded, anonymous government agency dedicated to intelligence surveillance and to a highly specialized brand of citizen protection. Shock waves of alarm ripple through the clandestine agency when Washington, D.C., police detective Ryan Kessler inexplicably becomes the target of Henry Loving, a seasoned, ruthless “lifter” hired to obtain information using whatever means necessary.

    Ramon says: "Thrilling book with reasonable narrator"
    "Narrator blues"
    Overall

    Fortunately, this book was interesting enough to make me sit through a monotonous narrator so I don't feel that I completely wasted my money and time. I agree with another reviewer who scolded Mr. Deaver (or whomever) for choosing such a poor narrator. I can only imagine how much better the experience could have been had Dick Hill (the King!!!) or Scott Brick narrated it. I can't imagine that the author actually chose this narrator or, if he did, being satisfied with the final result.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Narrows Gate

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jim Fusilli
    • Narrated By Joe Pantoliano, Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (89)

    A powerful epic novel in the spirit of The Godfather and On the Waterfront, Narrows Gate follows the lives of three men as they clash with the dangerous and seductive environment of a Mob-riddled New Jersey waterfront town before, during, and after World War II.

    James says: "Great fun!"
    "Unsure!"
    Overall

    It's difficult to say how good this book is because there is such a disparity in the quality of the narrators--Joe Barrett being reasonably good and steady and Joe Pantoliano being terrible. Pantoliano's portrayal of different Italian accents is almost ridiculous--his characters sounding like little kids or complete idiots. The voices he uses are, more often than not, difficult to understand, both because of the ludicrous accents and lower volumes. I'm really sad I wasted my money on this novel. I gave up listening after about an hour.

    18 of 28 people found this review helpful
  • Worth Dying For: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2493)
    Performance
    (1290)
    Story
    (1289)

    There’s deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska... and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved case of a missing child, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go. The Duncans want Reacher gone - and it’s not just past secrets they’re trying to hide. They’re awaiting a secret shipment, and they have the kind of customers no one can afford to annoy.

    Ed says: "Classic, Kick-Butt Jack Reacher"
    "Worth Waiting For!!!"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this latest entry in the Reacher series. With Dick Hill narrating and Lee Child delivering another great plot, it was hard to put down and over much too soon. I'm very surprised that no one has tried to make a movie out of one of Lee Child's Reacher novels. I keep trying to visualize who could adequately play Jack Reacher in the movies and I can't come up with anyone. It would have to be an unknown, as in the case when Sean Connery was recruited to play the first Bond.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Confession: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3511)
    Performance
    (1226)
    Story
    (1245)

    An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

    Suzn F says: "I confess, I loved it!"
    "Another gem from John Grisham"
    Overall

    I thoroughly enjoyed this latest effort from John Grisham. The narrator was excellent and made it hard to take a break. I found myself listening to this novel even while sitting in front of the TV because I had to find out how it ended. It was pretty realistic in that all the "guilty" parties did not get their just due.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Prostitutes' Ball

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (165)

    It’s a few days before Christmas when Detective Shane Scully and his wife, Alexa, respond to a call in the Hollywood Hills. The crime scene is the pristine backyard swimming pool of a once immaculate mansion on Skyline Drive, the site of an infamous murder decades prior, in which a family was killed in cold blood on Christmas Eve. In the ensuing years, the house has been shuttered and left exactly as it stood on that terrible night.

    Zoe C. Johnson says: "The best of the Shane Scully series"
    "A final gem from Stephen Cannell"
    Overall

    When I heard of Mr. Cannell's passing, I was truly sad that I wouldn't be able to enjoy any more Shane Scully novels. I was pleasantly surprised when The Prostitute's Ball was released. It was another exciting novel with an excellent narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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