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Meggin

Speaker, Coach, Author - in Reno, NV (A GREAT place!) I've been an avid Audible fan for several years. Listen on my iPhone many hours each week.

Reno, NV, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 75 reviews
  • 143 ratings
  • 498 titles in library
  • 65 purchased in 2014
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  • Blood Trust: A Jack McClure Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (14)

    It was once said that you must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.... Alli Carson has been through her own personal hell. With her father, the President of the United States, recently dead and her mother in a coma from a terrible accident, she has poured herself into her training to become one of the best FBI agents at the Fearington Institute. Her inspiration and solace comes from the one man with whom she has ever felt a kinship, National Security Adviser, Jack McClure.

    Joe says: "Good Beginning, Rough Middle Bad End."
    "Save your money. Last Lustbader I'll Buy"
    Overall

    Oh, brother. This one was even worse than the one before it. I never put it on fast forward, but rather just listened to the 2nd half of it in the background. It was just a dud. Very disappointing. Nothing about it is believable in the least and the narrator was not the right one for this book. He wasn't terrible, but the production was poor. No way to tell that you were switching to a completely different setting the way you could have if you were reading the book. A complete disappointment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Days of Rage: Smokey Dalton, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Kris Nelscott
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    Chicago, 1969: The trial of eight protestors from the Democratic Convention the previous year has the whole world watching - and all of Chicagoland on edge. Smokey Dalton feels the pressure: more cops on the streets, more FBI in his neighborhood. But when the landlord at one of Sturdy Investments’ South Side properties dies alone in his apartment, Smokey agrees to investigate. He finds old human bones in the basement, along with hints of more. Smokey and his girlfriend, Sturdy’s CEO Laura Hathaway, worry that Laura’s father knew who used that basement and why.

    Meggin says: "Book 6 - May Be the Best of the Series"
    "Book 6 - May Be the Best of the Series"
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    I've listened to all of them and each one has been excellent. I believe this one could be the best of all - so far. I intend to buy Book 7 right now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Burning Room

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Titus Welliver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (897)
    Performance
    (817)
    Story
    (799)

    In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not up to par"
    "Love Michael Connelly (& BOSCH). Disappointed."
    Overall
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    The book was potentially a good one although not the best of the series. Titus Welliver - holy crap. Maybe he's a good actor (I have no idea), but his narration was horrible. Where, oh where, was Dick Hill? Or really, anyone else? I listened to the entire book on double time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Moving Day

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stone
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    Forty years’ accumulation of art, antiques, and family photographs are more than just objects for Stanley Peke - they are proof of a life fully lived. A life he could have easily lost long ago. When a con man steals his houseful of possessions in a sophisticated moving-day scam, Peke wanders helplessly through his empty New England home, inevitably reminded of another helpless time: decades in Peke’s past, a cold and threadbare Stanislaw Shmuel Pecoskowitz eked out a desperate existence in the war-torn Polish countryside, subsisting on scraps, dodging Nazi soldiers.

    Nathan says: "Up and down...but ended WAY UP!"
    "Not What I Expected - and Really, Much Better"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Oh, my goodness. This was a fascinating book, even though it wasn't what I expected. To have such a personality-driven and layered book makes this one stand out. Christopher Lane did an excellent job with the narration. Because it was slow, which was appropriate, in its delivery, I ended up moving it to double-time on my iPhone. I would recommend this because of how you'll be surprised.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thirteen Hours

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Deon Meyer, K. L. Seegers (translator)
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (76)

    Some would call Detective Benny Griessel a legend. Others would call him a drunk. He has trodden on too many toes over the years ever to reach the top of the promotion ladder, and now he concentrates on staying sober and mentoring the new generation of crime fighters: mixed race, Xhosa, and Zulu. But when an American backpacker disappears in Capetown, panicked politicians know who to call....

    Dennis says: "A window into urban Africa"
    "Outstanding in Every Way"
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    For some reason, this one has sat in my library and I even started it once and never finished it. Until this week. WOW! Outstanding. Interesting, compelling, intriguing, and informative. I've already bought another of Deon Meyer's works on Audible and have it queued up for tomorrow.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Involuntary Witness: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Gianrico Carofiglio
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (792)
    Performance
    (692)
    Story
    (694)

    A nine-year-old boy is found murdered at the bottom of a well near a popular beach resort in southern Italy. In what looks like a hopeless case for Guido Guerrieri, a Senegalese peddler is accused of the crime. Faced with small-town racism, Guido attempts to exploit the esoteric workings of the Italian courts. The voice of Sean Barrett brings this gritty Italian detective series to life.

    dumbclub says: "Excellence"
    "Excellent - both story and narrator"
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    I always like to listen to the first in a series when I realize a book is part of a series and I'm glad I started here. I will continue right on to the next one this weekend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fourth Motive: A Farrell and Kearn Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Sean Lynch
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Deputy District Attorney Paige Callen is being stalked, and the man stalking her is motivated, methodical, and relentless. The police aren’t merely one step behind Paige’s stalker; they’re stumped. So Paige’s father, retired Judge ‘Iron Gene’ Callen, instead hires retired San Francisco P.D. Inspector turned private investigator Bob Farrell, to the dismay of the local police. The cops know all too well Farrell’s reputation as a reckless wild card.

    Meggin says: "I'll Try Another Farrell & Kearn Thriller"
    "I'll Try Another Farrell & Kearn Thriller"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was a good one and I'm willing to try another. A few parts dragged toward the end but overall, it was good enough that I'm interested in another from this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Johnstown Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (857)
    Performance
    (366)
    Story
    (363)

    At the end of the last century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation's burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon.

    Susan K Donley says: "A page-turner! HIstory that reads like a novel"
    "Not sure why I put off listening - EXCELLENT book!"
    Overall
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    For whatever reason, this one just sat in my library until I finally thought, "Well, I'll give it a try." It was outstanding! I want more of David McCullough's books and Edward Hermann's narration was just right! THANKS for the story and the history.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (575)
    Performance
    (407)
    Story
    (404)

    After a woman is brutally slain, investigators bring psychiatrist Joe O'Loughlin in for expert consultation. Joe is shocked to discover the dead woman is a former patient of his who cried rape when he rebuffed her sexual advances. Citing doctor/patient confidentiality, Joe hides this information. But the truth emerges, and suddenly he is the prime suspect.

    Bonnie says: "Found"
    "Not a likeable character anywhere, but good book"
    Overall
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    I certainly kept listening but boy, oh, boy...did I wish there were some likeable characters. There weren't. Overall, worth listening to and I'll read/listen to more of Robotham's books. Going to look for some right now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Providence Rag: A Liam Mulligan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Bruce DeSilva
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (108)

    Edgar Award-winner Bruce DeSilva returns with Liam Mulligan, an old-school investigative reporter for a dying newspaper in Providence, Rhode Island. Mulligan knows every street and alley, every priest and prostitute, every cop and street thug. He knows the mobsters and politicians - who are pretty much one and the same. Inspired by a true story, Providence Rag finds Mulligan, his pal Mason, and the newspaper they both work for at an ethical crossroad.

    Paula says: "Third Book in a Terrific Series - Love Them All"
    "Where is Book 4?! Can't WAIT!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    The previous two books were excellent but somehow, this one was even better! Apparently Bruce DeSilva is getting better and better and Liam Mulligan and the people around him - and the stories they're involved in - are more and more interesting. Keep writing! THANK YOU for a great story. The narrator is perfect for these books. Thankful they've kept Jeff Woodman for all the books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cliff Walk: Liam Mulligan, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Bruce DeSilva
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (162)

    Prostitution has been legal in Rhode Island for more than a decade; Liam Mulligan, an old-school investigative reporter at dying Providence newspaper, suspects the governor has been taking payoffs to keep it that way. But this isn’t the only story making headlines… a child’s severed arm is discovered in a pile of garbage at a pig farm. Then the body of an internet pornographer is found sprawled on the rocks at the base of Newport’s famous Cliff Walk.

    dlb says: "Bruce DeSilva: have you listened to this?"
    "Getting Ready to Buy Book 3 in the Series"
    Overall
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    Keep writing, Bruce. Keep narrating, Jeff. EXCELLENT! Mulligan is smart and interesting and different from the way I sometimes expect him to be. I hope this series continues for at least 5 or 6 books!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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