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dave

Brigham City, UT, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Bones to Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    Overall
    (658)
    Performance
    (173)
    Story
    (179)

    When the skeleton of a young girl, not yet a teenager, is discovered in Acadia, Canada, Tempe Brennan is reminded of Evangelina, her best friend in her preteen years, who was mysteriously taken away when she was 12. Evangelina was from strange and faraway Acadia. She was named after Evangeline in the Longfellow poem, and loved poetry. Tempe found her exotic and glamorous, and then suddenly she was gone, and Tempe was told not to try to find her, that she was "dangerous".

    Lannielui says: "Average All Around"
    "Very entertaining"
    Overall

    I don't usually write reviews but I had to throw in my two cents worth on Kathy Reichs. It seems like so many people that write reviews of her books parrot the phrases "Too Technical" or "Boring". It's the "Technical" stuff that makes her books so interesting. They are anything BUT boring. If technical isn't your thing listen to something else. I find Kathy Reichs very entertaining.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dragonfly in Amber

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10854)
    Performance
    (7393)
    Story
    (7415)

    New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

    Shelley says: "I ADORE this series!"
    "Just enough history to love"
    Overall

    One of the reviews for "Outlander" warned that this was a "romance novel" written "by women, for women" and as far as the "romance" part of it goes, I've found that to be true. But, I'm fascinated by history and have always loved speculation on things such as standing stones etc. I am also of scottish decent and have spent considerable time reading about and researching my heritage and I enjoy the slant that the author puts on highland history. For the most part I think she portrays everyday things about 18th century highland life very believably... er... other than the way the main character GOT to 18th century scotland... But even that is a fun idea.
    So, yes, there is a lot of "romance novel" to wade through... but just enough history to keep me reading the series.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Echelon Vendetta: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By David Stone
    • Narrated By Firdous Bamji
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (935)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (117)

    When CIA "fixer" Micah Dalton's friend and mentor turns up dead, he's put on a collision course with a killer who has a penchant for intricate knife-work and Native American mysticism, a sadist who is killing ex-CIA agents. The victims are hard-nosed field men whose only link to one another seems to be a global surveillance operation called Echelon. The murders appear to be acts of retribution. But for what?

    Carmela08 says: "Excellent spy tale"
    "awsome"
    Overall

    This is the best book I've listened to for a long time. It had me from beginning to end. The narration was a bit dull at times but the story made up for it... Excellent book!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Crown of Lights

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Phil Rickman
    • Narrated By Emma Powell
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    When a disused church is bought by a young pagan couple, who intend to use it for their own rituals, the evangelical local rector reacts with fury. In an isolated community on the Welsh border, an atmosphere of stifling menace develops - with the persecution of innocent people, false accusations and the formation of a Christian vigilante group. Diocesan deliverance consultant Merrily Watkins is expected to keep the peace as this cauldron of conflict threatens to boil over into serious violence.

    dave says: "Best yet"
    "Best yet"
    Overall

    I've listened to every Phil Rickman book available. I love them all, But this is by far my favorite. Phil Rickman tells a great tale. As far as the narrator, I think Emma Powell has the perfect voice for these books. She's narrated them all and I've come to associate her voice with my mental image of the characters. It wouldn't be the same with another voice.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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