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Carolyn

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Pascagoula, MS, United States

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  • The Panther

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2031)
    Performance
    (1711)
    Story
    (1704)

    Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

    Parusski says: "Good Corey Story"
    "Right!"
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    Would you try another book from Nelson DeMille and/or Scott Brick?

    Sure. Both are talented.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nelson DeMille again?

    Sure. I have a couple in the ipod waiting.


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

    Scott is always at the top of his game. My favorite narrator.


    Do you think The Panther needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    NO. Slow moving. Excessive wisecracks. Waaaaaaaay to many "Right!" responses from Cory.


    Any additional comments?

    Please make Cory a more likable character. His number one response to every statement/thought/situation is "Right!". So sick of hearing that. Such a smart-a$$ he is intolerable.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Echo Burning

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2626)
    Performance
    (1738)
    Story
    (1738)

    Reacher is hitching through the heat of West Texas and getting desperate for a ride. The last thing he's worried about is exactly who picks him up.

    She's called Carmen. She's a good-looking young woman, she has a beautiful little girl...and she has married into the wrong family. They're called the Greers. They're a bitter and miserly clan, and they've made her life a living hell. Worse, her monster of a husband is soon due out of prison. So she needs protection, and she needs it now.

    Lawyers can't help. Cops can't be trusted. So Reacher goes home with her to the lonely ranch where nothing is as it seems, and where evil swirls around them like dust in a storm. Within days, Carmen's husband is dead - and simmering secrets send Echo, Texas, up in flames.

    Sherry Pitcock says: "Love that Reacher"
    "Dick Hill, quit making your women characters WHINE"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    OK to listen while driving, but annoying on another level (whining women and children characters)


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Speed it up a bit. Slow moving. Omit some unnecessary narrative.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dick Hill?

    I like Dick Hill, but not his women voices. But I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Scott Brick.


    Could you see Echo Burning being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    The Rock should play Jack Reacher.


    Any additional comments?

    Perhaps multiple narrators when women's voices are required. Don't fire Dick Hill. He is still one of the best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thankless in Death: In Death, Book 37

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1406)
    Performance
    (1259)
    Story
    (1271)

    For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it’s a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood. Other couples aren’t as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son.

    Patricia says: "Violence vs. Sentiment"
    "What the heck is a "pocket link"?"
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    Any additional comments?

    Boring book. Terrible narrator. But what the heck is a pocket link. This term was used many times throughout the book. Since I had never heard of this, I googled the term and still don't know what this is. It seems to be some sort of electronic device, possibly a cell phone of sorts, but what the heck is it??

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2316)
    Performance
    (1976)
    Story
    (1965)

    Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there. All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride.

    Bill says: "Wanted Man is Wanting ~ And I Want 14 Hours Back"
    "Where is the real Jack Reacher and Lee Child?"
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    What disappointed you about A Wanted Man?

    Dick Hill, who is normally an excellent narrator, really annoyed with the voice for Reacher with a broken nose. We get it. It's broken. QUIT DOING THAT NASAL THING. Also, the story was annoying in several ways. 1) When you can't get directions from the kid who works at McDonalds -- ASK FOR THE MANAGER. Simple. 2) Please make Reacher a little more appealing. Women in real life do not cave to the charms of a dirty, hitch-hiking, homeless man no matter how big and smart he is. 3) I was confused at the end. I did not understand who the guy was that got killed in the beginning. I probably could have gone back and re-listened; but, it was not worth it at that point.


    Has A Wanted Man turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I still like the Reacher series... just not this one.


    What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

    See comments above. Abysmal performance.


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

    It was a Reacher book. It just wasn't a good Reacher book. I still like the series.


    Any additional comments?

    Tell Lee Child to work harder on the next one. And get Reacher a cell phone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Henrietta Who?

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Catherine Aird
    • Narrated By Robin Bailey
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (56)

    Life for Henrietta Jenkins was a quiet, well-ordered affair - a home with her widowed mother and degree studies at university. But her life changed dramatically when, just before her 21st birthday, her mother’s body was found in a quiet road, apparently the victim of a hit-and-run driver. For not only did the simple case turn into a murder hunt, but the post mortem also revealed that Grace Jenkins had never had any children. In which case, who was Henrietta?

    HIII says: "Henrietta's humor"
    "Really awful!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narration was the worst. Different narrator could have helped some.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Robin Bailey’s performances?

    Never


    Any additional comments?

    Slow moving. Could not finish with only 52 minutes remaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Summer Rental

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated By Isabel Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (466)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (343)

    Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. Best friends since Catholic grade school, they now find themselves, in their mid-thirties, at the crossroads of life and love. Ellis, recently fired from a job she gave everything to, is rudderless and now beginning to question the choices she's made over the past decade of her life. Julia—whose caustic wit covers up her wounds—has a man who loves her and is offering her the world, but she can't hide from how deeply insecure she feels about her looks, her brains, her life.

    Sharon says: "Perfect fun summer reading!"
    "Note to narrator"
    Overall

    When you read a book about Southerners you do not have to use that fake, annoying, offensive accent. Pretty much, only someone from the South sounds "Southern". Your voice is distracting from the story and VERY annoying to those of us from the South. Cannot listen to another book read by this person.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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