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Thumbo

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  • The Extremes

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christopher Priest
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cannon
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    After her husband is killed, Teresa joins a virtual-reality company, where she finds relief from her grief in other worlds and personalities. Then she enters the mind of Gerry Grove, the town's assassin. As she explores Grove's virtual existence, Teresa is terrified by what she discovers.

    J. Hansen says: "Good story almost drown in details"
    "Unlistenable"
    Overall
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    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Some people should not narrate books. Me, for example - I'd be very bad at it.

    Sadly, so is the narrator of this book. Slow, stilted delivery, inappropriate inflections - I barely got through the first minute.

    I can't comment on the story, but I am a Priest fan, so it's a disappointment not to be able to listen to this one.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Christopher Priest? Why or why not?

    Yes. With a different reader.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    By narrating it.


    What character would you cut from The Extremes?

    The narrator.


    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
    (4724)
    Performance
    (4212)
    Story
    (4214)

    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!!"
    "Brilliant departure for Robert Crais"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Suspect?

    Peering inside the heads of both dog and man.


    Any additional comments?

    It's all too often that an author with a successful series beanches out in a different direction and falls flat on his face. Mr Crais does not suffer this fate: his stand-alone novel is one of his best works, and indeed one of the most enjoyable audiobook I have listened to for a while.

    The story is told from the perspectives of both man and dog. Who can really say what goes on in a dog's mind? We cannot be sure, but Crais's suggestions are persuasive. And the ending is - well, I won't spoil it for you, but for me it was one of those occasions when I deliberately slowed down during my homeward commute just to stretch the time out to hear it all.

    If you are a lover of both dogs and and thrillers I think you will love this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hollywood Tough: A Shane Scully Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (59)

    At a Hollywood party with his wife, Alexa, Detective Shane Scully overhears a famous producer make a suspicious remark about the strange deaths of his two ex-wives. This becomes more than just police business, because the party is to celebrate the engagement of the producer to Alexa's closest friend. Against his wife's wishes, Shane begins to look into his past.

    Don says: "Poor Narration"
    "Spoiled by intrusive music"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Get rid of the music that plays over/under the narrator and the start and end of each section.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Split Second

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (3937)
    Performance
    (2076)
    Story
    (2073)

    Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight to comfort a grieving widow. Then, behind closed doors, the politician whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.

    John says: "Listen again"
    "Incoherent"
    Overall

    Jumps from one suspect baddie to another with minimal rationale. Pot boiler. Skip this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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