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Joellen T. Hartley

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Man in the Middle

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Brian Haig
    • Narrated By LJ Ganser
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (81)

    Ripped from today's headlines, Brian Haig's new novel finds Army lawyer Sean Drummond caught between duty to Washington's elite and the soldiers in Iraq. Dispatched to investigate the suicide of one of D.C.'s most influential defense officials, an ardent, early supporter of the war in Iraq, Drummond and his female partner find themselves in the middle of a tug-of-war between Washington's most influential power brokers and his own personal allegiance to the soldiers dying overseas.

    Sherri says: "Where is Scott Brick?"
    "timely"
    Overall

    The book is on a timely topic and really quite good. The reader, however, does not do justice to the character of Sean Drummond. As a consequence, Drummond came across as too much of a heavy. I hope that Scott Brick returns as reader in the next book by Haig.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Cutting for Stone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Abraham Verghese
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4751)
    Performance
    (2159)
    Story
    (2167)

    Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics - their passion for the same woman - that will tear them apart.

    Audiophile says: "An Epic Medical Novel"
    "A beautiful book!"
    Overall

    This was a beautiful book: well written, interesting characters, and a wonderful mix of joy and pathos. I LOVED IT. Probably the most emotionally satisfying book I can remember reading. The reader did a terrific job without getting bogged down in the emotional quality of the writing. When it was done, I wished there was more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fallout

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By James W. Huston
    • Narrated By Adams Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    TOPGUN instructor Luke Henry quits the Navy to start a private aerial combat school in Nevada. A lucrative contract with the U.S. government brings him 20 Russian MiG-29 fighter planes with the condition that he train a group of Pakistani Air Force Pilots hand-picked by the Department of Defense. Luke is hesitant to train fighters from another country in the skills he learned at TOPGUN, but he cannot open the school without agreeing.

    Lori says: "Definitely worth the listen"
    "mediocre book, poor choice of reader"
    Overall

    The story was only mediocre, which could have been disguised with a really great reader. This reader sounded like an English college student and was a poor choice for this book. It often sounded like the characters, in a moment of high drama, were discussing which pub to go to for lunch rather than whether someone was a threat to national security!

    It was often difficult to distinguish one character from the other also--the voices were pretty much the same. There were also many pauses in the reading that were extraneous to what was going on and detracted from the current action.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Account

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Stephen Frey
    • Narrated By Ken Kliban
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Investment banker Conner Ashby is doing all right for himself - until he receives a wayward e-mail...and is plunged into a terrifying nightmare. It's a communication not meant for Conner's eyes, about a company engaged in corporate fraud on a massive scale. With millions of dollars at stake and hell to pay if the truth comes out, whoever clicked the send button by mistake isn't about to take any chances.

    Joellen T. Hartley says: "Lost in translation"
    "Lost in translation"
    Overall

    Content was pretty good, and lots of action throughout, but the reader trivialized it. Not a good choice for an otherwise interesting listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blasphemy

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1124)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (243)

    The world's biggest supercollider is locked in an Arizona mountain. The Torus was built to unlock the secrets of the very moment of creation: the Big Bang itself. Will the Torus divulge the mysteries of the creation of the universe? Or will it, as some predict, suck the earth into a mini black hole? Or is the Torus a Satanic attempt, as a powerful televangelist decries, to challenge God Almighty on the very throne of heaven?

    carl801 says: "This makes"
    "You're kidding, right?"
    Overall

    After 8 years of listening to audio books, this is the worst I have ever heard. The book itself might have been interesting, but the reader's style is inappropriate and offensive. I stopped listening after about 90 minutes. I'll definitely avoid any other book read by Scott Sowers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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