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Janet

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Doniphan, MO, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Letts
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (430)
    Performance
    (384)
    Story
    (382)

    November 1958, New York. Into the rarefied atmosphere of wealth and tradition at the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden comes the most unlikely of horses—a drab white former plow horse named Snowman—and his rider, Harry de Leyer. They were the longest of all longshots—and their win was the stuff of legend.

    eddie says: "When will this story become a movie"
    "A Real life heartwarming story !!!"
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    If you could sum up The Eighty-Dollar Champion in three words, what would they be?

    The American Dream


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved that Harry was a hard worker, didn't let anything stop him and he treated his horses with love and respect. He wasn't in it just for the money and he didn't ask others to do anything that he wouldn't do himself.


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

    I thought he did a good job narrating and he didn't do imitating voices that cause me annoyance and to lose track of the story.


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

    This book brought me warm feelings and was uplifting even though it was real life.


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2511)
    Performance
    (2361)
    Story
    (2360)

    In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

    Marci says: "King and Patton create a winning combo"
    "A bit slow"
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    What did you love best about Mr. Mercedes?

    The Young Holly


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

    No not until the end of the book


    What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

    He could read the phone book & I'd like it.


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

    Not an extreme reaction, but both sadness and smiles


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (2195)
    Performance
    (1826)
    Story
    (1850)

    Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case - but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

    Cris says: "Better than Other Recent Releases"
    "HATE SOUND EFFECTS"
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    What disappointed you about The Forgotten?

    I was disappointed by the narration.


    Would you be willing to try another book from David Baldacci? Why or why not?

    I have listened to other books by this author, but don't remember them having sound effects.


    What didn’t you like about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance?

    The narration seemed clipped and abrupt . The pace was stacotto (sp)


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I could not get past the narration I felt I was listening to an old radio performance


    Any additional comments?

    I need to be able to check out the sound before buying and my sample of the book won't download for me . I DO NOT like sound effects in my books.

    54 of 65 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
    (2278)
    Performance
    (1942)
    Story
    (1931)

    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"
    "Ruined by narration"
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    Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Dick Hill?

    yes


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

    I would have the narrator speak in a normal voice.


    How could the performance have been better?

    same answer as above


    Do you think A Wanted Man needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    The narration bothered me so much that I couldn't get into the story so I don't have an opinion about a sequel.


    Any additional comments?

    Whoever made the decision to have Dick Hill read like he had adnoid problems made a huge mistake in my opinion. I couldn't even understand much of what he said and it made Reacher sound like he was mentally challenged. I did NOT enjoy this book at all and I have liked all of the other Reacher books. I also have enjoyed other narrations by Dick Hill. Very DISAPPOINTED!

    18 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • The Wurst Is Yet to Come: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery, Book 27

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Mary Daheim
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    The charming Hillside Manor is the perfect B&B for a few days of R&R. Okay, so it also features the occasional corpse or two. But is a small body count really any reason for the state to yank Judith McMonigle Flynn's innkeeper's license? Exhausted from answering the nosy critics from the state B&B association, Judith needs a change of scenery. Volunteering to help out at the State B&B booth during Oktoberfest is just the opportunity she's looking for. But before the beer begins flowing, Judith finds a dead body.

    Margaret says: "Fun and entertaining"
    "Exactly What I Expected"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I enjoy these books as a light read .I read them inbetween mysteries that require all of my attention. Yes I would recomend this to some of my friends.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked everything


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

    She puts emotion into the characters.


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

    This was a book that didn't put pressure to listen in one sitting or break it into several sittings.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Force of Nature: A Joe Pickett Novel, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (479)
    Performance
    (407)
    Story
    (401)

    New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box delivers a novel starring Joe Pickett’s sidekick: fan favorite Nate Romanowski.

    In Force of Nature, trouble comes calling from Nate’s past in the Special Forces, and the colleague he once called a friend won’t stop until those who know a deadly secret are silenced. Everyone close to Nate is at risk, including Joe and his family. To save them, Nate will have to convince law-abiding Joe to finally break a few rules along the way.

    Ronna says: "Best mystery series ever----great performance of t"
    "Same ole Story"
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    Would you try another book from C. J. Box and/or David Chandler?

    Yes I have enjoyed all of the Joe Pickett books, but if they continue with the same storyline as this book I will probably stop reading C J Box.


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

    Nate has been sold out in order to make him fit the mold of sex for the sake of sex you find in most books. He use to have a code he lived up to ,but now he is just like everyone else BORING . I am so disappointed with the direction this story line took.


    Could you see Force of Nature being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Just pick a star............they are interchangable....


    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Restless in the Grave

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (124)

    Alaska aviation entrepreneur Finn Grant died in the fiery crash of his Piper Super Cub. Someone sabotaged his engine, and virtually everyone in southwestern Alaska has a motive, including his betrayed wife, his bullied children, and Liam’s wife, bush pilot Wyanet Chouinard. With few places to turn, Liam asks his former mentor Niniltna post commander Sergeant Jim Chopin, for help, and Jim quickly brings Kate onto the case. Working undercover as - of all things - a waitress at Bill’s Bar and Grill, Kate learns over beer and burgers that Grant’s business had expanded meteorically over the last two years.

    Charlie says: "Kate Shugak plus Liam Campbell!"
    "Wish The Narrator didn't speak so fast"
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    Would you listen to Restless in the Grave again? Why?

    No I rarely listen to a book more than once.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kate she is always my favorite character


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I liked the narrators voice, but unfortunately she spoke so fast it seemed to me that she just wanted to get it over. I will probably read Dana Stabenow's books from now on rather than listen to Marguerite Gavin.


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

    The speed reading made me nervous.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Drop: Harry Bosch, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3091)
    Performance
    (2518)
    Story
    (2488)

    Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two. DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer, or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics....

    Joanne says: "A completely satisfying listen"
    "Huge Disappointment"
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    What did you like best about The Drop? What did you like least?

    I liked waiting for the book to come out . I really didn't like the narration.


    Would you recommend The Drop to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend The Drop .


    How could the performance have been better?

    I think the book needed a different narrator or Len Cariou needs to clear his throat before being a male voice and not try to be a woman's voice.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I have read all of The Harry Bosch books and loved them so I don't know if this was really a let down in the storyline or if I was so put off by the narrator that I couldn't stay interested in what seemed to me to be two separate stories that just didn't mesh well. Really sorry I was set to like this book.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Bittersweet

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Nevada Barr
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (76)

    Best-selling author Nevada Barr delights contemporary mystery fans with novels like Deep South and Blood Lure. In Bittersweet, she departs the mystery genre for a touching story of hardship, perseverance, and love in the old West.

    M. McGuire says: "Good, but not what I expected"
    "Truely a Bittersweet story all the way through"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Bittersweet to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the book I only listened.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bittersweet?

    Hard for me to find just one , but at the end with the doctor has stuck with me maybe because it was the end.


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

    I felt like I was there.


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

    I have not been able to get this book out of my mind it haunts me at times and my sorrow far outweighs any laughter. This book is a true representation of the old


    Any additional comments?

    I guess I am just surprised at how many mixed emotions I had throughout this book. I have read all of Nevada Barr's books and wasn't prepared for such a slew of emotions her Anna Pigeon books are light reads. Not this one..........

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Trick of the Light: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    Overall
    (987)
    Performance
    (846)
    Story
    (838)

    “Hearts are broken,” Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. “Sweet relationships are dead.” But now Lillian herself is dead. Found among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow's garden in Three Pines, shattering the celebrations of Clara's solo show at the famed Musée in Montreal.

    barbara says: "Amazing"
    "Louise Pennys Inspector Gamache series is the best"
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    If you could sum up A Trick of the Light in three words, what would they be?

    Worth the wait


    Any additional comments?

    I found this author late , but I am delighted with her books !

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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