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Gerald

Georgetown, TX, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Nano

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robin Cook
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (281)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (239)

    Pia Grazdani, the embattled medical student from Death Benefit, decides to take a year off from her medical studies and escape New York City. Intrigued by the promise of the burgeoning field of medical technology and the chance to clear her head, Pia takes a job at Nano, LLC, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology insititute in the picturesque foothills of the Rockies. Nano, LLC is ahead of the curve in the competitive world of molecular manufacturing, including the construction of microbivores, tiny nano-robots with the ability to gobble up viruses and bacteria. But the corporate campus is a place of secrets.

    Gerald says: "First time review"
    "First time review"
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    What would have made Nano better?

    An ending.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure. I have a few books that I've already purchased


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

    George Guidall always does a great reading.


    Any additional comments?

    I should do more reviews. I just finished this book and I am angry. The ending is abrupt. No conclusion. I guess Robin Cook thinks he is writing a series so he thinks he can get away with this. Because of this ending, I may never read another Robin Cook novel, and I have liked him in the past. It is always obvious in a series that there will be more to the story, but there is some type on conclusion to the book. This one just stops. Period. In the middle of the action. I feel like I wasted my time. It's sad when a good author decides to short change his/her readers to make another buck. That's what I feel like here.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Atlantis Gene: The Origin Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By A. G. Riddle
    • Narrated By Stephen Bel Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1573)
    Performance
    (1433)
    Story
    (1434)

    Seventy thousand years ago, the human race almost went extinct. We survived, but no one knows how.

    Until now. The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time. The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they've hidden the truth about human evolution. They've also searched for an ancient enemy - a threat that could wipe out the human race. Now the search is over.

    january says: "Pretty bad, but not the worst I've ever read"
    "I was lost too many times"
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    This book seemed to jump all over. I have to stop listening quite often, and nearly every time I started listening again, I had to reverse to pick up where it made sense. I found it too hard to keep up with, and didn't enjoy trying.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3495)
    Performance
    (2493)
    Story
    (2499)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "It must be me."
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    I couldn't get half way through the first book of this series before I quit. I must be the only one who had this problem, but I couldn't find a person in this that I was really anxious to like. The great reviews it has are all probably the real thing. I just think that it is my own personality at war with this book. I really wanted to like it, too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4271)
    Performance
    (3802)
    Story
    (3800)

    LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

    Jacqueline says: "Gripping Page Turner!!"
    "Excellent Book"
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    This was an excellent book. It held my interest from beginning to end. MacLeod Andrews was great. It is definitely worth a credit. I loved how Maggie was a whole character. If you love dogs, you will especially like this book.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Guilty Wives

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By James Patterson, David Ellis
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (797)
    Performance
    (638)
    Story
    (646)

    Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte Carlo, and they surrender: to the sun and pool, to the sashimi and sake, to the Bruno Paillard champagne. In the morning's harsh light, Abbie awakens on a yacht, surrounded by police. Something awful has happened - something impossible, unthinkable. Abbie, Winnie, Serena, and Bryah are arrested and accused of the foulest crime imaginable.

    Betsy says: "Ditto - Don't waste your credit."
    "Another top author selling out his fans for money."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I've read the reviews, and some have liked it. I can't imagine why. The "heroine" of this tale is a fool.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson and David Ellis again?

    Probably not, although I have a few James Patterson novels to listen to. If David Ellis is the "co-writer" I don't think I can stand to even try them. This is an unreal premise, and nothing about this novel sounds real. If one is French, I wouldn't advise listening to it especially. It's a shame. I've really been a fan of James Patterson in the past, but if he is going to put his name on something like this, I may go the way I have gone with Patricia Cornwall (if that is the correct name). It's been so many years since I have bought one of her books, I'm not sure..


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

    She is really good. It's a shame her talent was wasted on this.


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

    Anger at the sheer stupidity.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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