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Joseph

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  • Chosen Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (644)
    Performance
    (354)
    Story
    (362)

    An art history professor and writer and cheerful pervert, James Qatar had a hobby: he took secret photographs of women and turned them into highly sexual drawings. One day, he took the hobby a step further and...well, one thing led to another, and he had to kill her. A man in his position couldn't be too careful, after all. And you know something? He liked it.

    Nina says: "a great Sandford thriller"
    "dissapointed"
    Overall

    A friend suggested I listen to the Prey books, and by chance this is my first one. The story is good, but the dialog is often choppy and feels like a characature of what "real" characters would do and say in this situation. I simply can not take these characters seriously!

    Also, the reader is less than impressive. He does try to change his voice to do different characters, but with minor characters especially I find that they sound one way in one part of a scene and then different a little later. He also has killed the pronunciation on several words - so badly that I would not have known what the word was if it were not in context, and at least once referred to a female character as "he". Not to mention, if you listen there is this annoying sound through much of the recording - it could be an echo, but I suspect that someone else was reading something nearby.

    All in all, I MAY give Sandford another try based on the strength of the original recommendation I got, but I don't imagine I would ever try this reader again.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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