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  • The Last Policeman

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ben H. Winters
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    Overall
    (497)
    Performance
    (445)
    Story
    (447)

    What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die soon, anyway? Detective Hank Palace has faced this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. There’s no chance left. No hope. Just six precious months until impact. The Last Policeman presents a fascinating portrait of a pre-apocalyptic United States. The economy spirals downward while crops rot in the fields. Churches and synagogues are packed. People all over the world are walking off the job - but not Hank Palace. He’s investigating a death by hanging.

    Amazon Customer says: "There was trepidation ..."
    "Interesting but..."
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    Story

    The premise is fascinating and the main character interesting and solidly constructed, but the story began to drag. The narration is generally good but I am left wondering why a character so profoundly a product of his New England origins speaks with a southern accent. I think I will read rather than listen to the next two books planned for this trilogy.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Full Blooded: Jessica McClain, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Amanda Carlson
    • Narrated By Casey Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (127)

    It's not easy being a girl. It's even harder when you're the only girl in a family of werewolves. But it's next to impossible when your very existence spells out the doom of your race.... Meet Jessica McClain - she just became part of the pack. In the vein of Kelley Armstrong and Patricia Briggs, a new urban fantasy that rewrites the werewolf myth....

    Roberta says: "Terrible narration ruined it for me"
    "Terrible narration ruined it for me"
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    Story

    The premise was an interesting one, but the narration was so poor I gave up on the book. The narrator wasn't bad when voicing the main character, but at other times was so stilted she sounded robotic.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Motor Mouth

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (67)

    It's the last race of the season, the wheels are smoking, and the temperature is rising at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Alexandra Barnaby is NASCAR-driver Sam Hooker's raceday spotter, his eye-in-the-sky, telling Hooker when to pass and when to let off the gas. From her vantage point high above the grandstand, she's also seeing goings-on in the infield that will change her life.

    Sue Ryals says: "AWFUL"
    "terrible narration"
    Overall

    I like Evanovich's novels, and have liked other audio editions, but I found it impossible to listen to this one. The narrator used a painfully exaggerated cartoon-like voice for the NASCAR-driver hero, and a bland generic voice for the New Jersey auto mechanic heroine. I had to turn it off by the 2nd or 3rd chapter. A big disappointment.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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