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LaVerna

Claremore, OK, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Hell's Corner

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2567)
    Performance
    (1169)
    Story
    (1177)

    John Carr, aka Oliver Stone-once the most skilled assassin his country ever had-stands in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, perhaps for the last time. The president has personally requested that Stone serve his country again on a high-risk, covert mission. Though he's fought for decades to leave his past career behind, Stone has no choice but to say yes. Then Stone's mission changes drastically before it even begins. It's the night of a state dinner honoring the British prime minister.

    Ramon says: "Great story with nice twists"
    "very excitiing"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Hell's Corner to be better than the print version?

    never read the print


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

    yes most certainly


    What about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance did you like?

    They were both very good.


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

    yes I did. could not stop listening to it.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the book. All of David Baldachi's books are good and exciting. scarry that this could really happen, if it is possible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Storyteller

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3412)
    Performance
    (2980)
    Story
    (2995)

    Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

    Suzn F says: "The Baker, The Nun, The Virgin and The Monster"
    "Historical and informative"
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    Where does The Storyteller rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narrators had great voices and the historical facts of the story. I loved it.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Narrators were great.


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

    I did laugh at times, and felt sad at others.


    Any additional comments?

    You just got to hear this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Scarecrow

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2624)
    Performance
    (991)
    Story
    (990)

    Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.

    P. Giorgio says: "Depth & Breadth"
    "Amazing"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Scarecrow the most enjoyable?

    The narrator and story line


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

    Very good narrator


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. Not complete yet but I like it so well can't wait to finish

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You're Next

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2856)
    Performance
    (2434)
    Story
    (2418)

    Mike Wingate had a rough childhood  —  he was abandoned at a playground at four years old and raised in foster care. No one ever came to claim him, and he has only a few, fragmented memories of his parents. Now, as an adult, Mike is finally living the life he had always wanted  —  he’s happily married to Annabel, the woman of his dreams; they have a precocious eight-year-old daughter, Kat.

    Janice says: "Edge of my seat."
    "unable to enjoy"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have no Idea. It was a strain for me to comtinue made it through 10 chapters,


    Has You're Next turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I guess so. The commentator was boring, and no expression in his voice. Slow monotone


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    I was not impressed. Wore me out listening to him. Too slow, and no character to his voice


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3014)
    Performance
    (1883)
    Story
    (1898)

    Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with his head in several pieces and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "Good Listen"
    "pretty long"
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    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    this did not make me laugh or cry. It was intense, but too long. I got confused a couple of time due to the different characters. However, the ending was a surprise and you don't know about it until last few minutes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fifth Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4719)
    Performance
    (2709)
    Story
    (2693)

    Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

    Bob says: "Compelling and difficult to put down"
    "slow to start"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fifth Witness to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print


    What other book might you compare The Fifth Witness to and why?

    not sure


    Have you listened to any of Peter Giles’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    not that I am aware of


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    not really


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the book. It was slow to get started, or so I thought, and was just about to give up on it, when it began to get interesting. the ending was quite a surprise

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I, Alex Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Tim Cain, Michael Cerveris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1401)
    Performance
    (497)
    Story
    (497)

    Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim.

    David says: "Double Crossed.. Double Good"
    "Not my favorite"
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from James Patterson and/or Tim Cain and Michael Cerveris ?

    Yes. But this book was not my favorite. James Patterson is a good writer


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

    I have listened to othe James Patterson books but this one was just so so


    How could the performance have been better?

    Not sure


    Was I, Alex Cross worth the listening time?

    Well it was ok


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • French Silk

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (739)
    Performance
    (538)
    Story
    (541)

    Like the city of New Orleans itself, Claire Laurent is a vibrant beauty laced with a mysterious elusiveness. The founder of French Silk, a fabulous lingerie company, she has fought hard to make it a worldwide success. Then a TV evangelist attacks French Silk’s erotic sleepwear as sinful. And when he is killed, Claire becomes the prime suspect. District Attorney Robert Cassidy knows Claire is damning herself with lie after lie about the murder, even as he feels her drawing him into her world and her very soul....

    OLIVIA says: "Sandra Brown at her Best!!"
    "Amazing"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about French Silk?

    The reader and her southern accent


    What other book might you compare French Silk to and why?

    Can't remember another book but this is the best book I have read in a really long time. I have enjoyed it tremendously. I will read more Sandra Brown book for now on


    What about Renée Raudman’s performance did you like?

    I was addicted to her voice and accent. She was great and will look for more books she does


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

    Not particularly. But did enjoy the erotic love scenes


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romance and mysyery

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Moonlight Road

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (751)
    Performance
    (557)
    Story
    (553)

    This 10th novel in Robyn Carr’s New York Times best-selling series features scruffy-looking ex-Navy gynecologist Aiden Riordan and prickly lawyer Erin Foley. While each just wants to get away from it all for the summer, a bear scare, a bizarre concussion, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity thrust them together and kindle an unlikely romance. Then Aiden’s scheming ex-wife shows up.

    Judy says: "Like Catching Up With Old Friends!"
    "excellent"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Moonlight Road again? Why?

    yes it was so good, I might have missed something


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Aiden and his lawyer girlfriend. I am a romantic and his ability to make love to her in a considerate and caring way. WOW too bad the real man is not like that.,


    Have you listened to any of Therese Plummer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


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

    I laughed, chuckled and was moved.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book. I was not sure, when it first started out with a lot of characters, That was a little difficult to keep straight, however, by the time I was into the book, I got everyone firgured out. I thought this book was great and glad I hung on as long as I did.Teresa Plummer was great. Enjoyed listening to her.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Lyndsay Faye
    • Narrated By Steven Boyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (571)
    Performance
    (493)
    Story
    (497)

    It is 1845. New York City forms its first police force. The great potato famine hits Ireland. These two seemingly disparate events will change New York City. Forever.... Timothy Wilde tends bar near the Exchange, fantasizing about the day he has enough money to win the girl of his dreams. But when his dreams literally incinerate in a fire devastating downtown Manhattan, he finds himself disfigured, unemployed, and homeless. His older brother obtains Timothy a job in the newly minted NYPD, but he is highly skeptical of this new "police force".

    Joanne says: "A wonderful book"
    "Too descriptive"
    Overall
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who likes lots an lots of detail an understands some words


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Least interesting is the time an era of the story


    What aspect of Steven Boyer’s performance would you have changed?

    His vocal of other characters should be more distinctive


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Gods of Gotham?

    Didnt finish the book so not able to answer this


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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