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TXlady

VINTON, TX, United States

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  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10077)
    Performance
    (9129)
    Story
    (9207)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Livia says: "Formulaic and Hard to Finish...."
    "Another great book that won't disappoint"
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    Along with being a great lesson in art history, this book was full of the Dan Brown twists and turns. It engaged me from start to finish (and not just because I was stuck on a roadtrip!)

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Templar Conspiracy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Paul Christopher
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    In Rome, the assassination of the Pope on Christmas Day sets off a massive investigation that stretches across the globe. But behind the veil of Rex Deus - the Templar cabal that silently wields power in the twenty-first century - the plot has only just begun. When retired Army Ranger Lt. Col. John Holliday uncovers the true motive behind the pontiff's murder, he must unravel a deadly design to extend the Templar influence to the highest levels of power.

    CHAD P NESMITH says: "If you like good mysteries and action, this is it!"
    "Yawn!"
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    Perhaps it is because I did not read the prior books in the series first, but I could not connect with the characters -- they were quite one-dimensional. As for the narrator, his narration style was about to put me to sleep ... especially the pregnant pauses. "Yes" ......Peggy said.....I would like a cup of coffee." Oh please!

    Half way through I was hoping it was over! If you are looking for something to engage you, don't pick this booK

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • New Tricks

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (888)
    Performance
    (421)
    Story
    (421)

    Andy Carpenter gains possession of an adorable Bernese puppy whose owner was brutally murdered. Few can rival Andy's affection for dogs, and he will do whatever it takes to insure that this little pup doesn't fall into the wrong hands. However, his playful new friend is valued by several people, many of whom are willing to resort to violence to get what they want.It will take more than Andy's usual courtroom theatrics to save this dog, including a little help from his beloved Golden Retriever, Tara.

    John says: "New Tricks"
    "Love it! Love it! Love it!"
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    What a fun book! I do appreciate the irreverance of the main character and the narrator does a bang-up job of bringing the character to live. It is not the most suspenseful crime drama, and the story is a bit lacking, but over all it is a great "read."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Open and Shut

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1608)
    Performance
    (761)
    Story
    (761)

    Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But the fun stops the day Andy's dad, Paterson, New Jersey's legendary ex-DA, drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium.

    pewter says: "Does Anyone Else Notice the Missing Content?"
    "Not War & Peace, but a good listen!"
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    If your looking for a heavy classic, skip this book; but if your looking for a good, lighthearted listen, you'll enjoy Open & Shut. It has its suspense, but the main character is wonderfully irreverrant and makes it an pleasent listen. The book never devolves into deep, heavy character building, but it isn't necessary. One gets to know the characters through the story line. I look forward to getting more of Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mark Logue, Peter Conradi
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (618)
    Performance
    (416)
    Story
    (419)

    At the urging of his wife, Elizabeth, the Duke of York (known to the royal family as "Bertie") began to see speech therapist Lionel Logue in a desperate bid to cure his lifelong stammer. Little did the two men know that this unlikely friendship - between a future monarch and a commoner born in Australia - would ultimately save the House of Windsor from collapse.

    Howard says: "As enjoyable as the film, and then some."
    "Good history lesson"
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    Any additional comments?

    A very interesting listen! The book not only tells of the king's battle with stuttering, but offers insights into the events of the time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Justice Denied

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By J. A. Jance
    • Narrated By Ala Nebelthau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (86)

    The investigation of LaShawn Tompkins's murder seemed straightforward enough. Upon his release from death row, the ex-drug-dealer returned to his old neighborhood where he was gunned down on his mother's doorstep. Just another case of turf warfare. At least that's what it looks like on the surface to Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont, who's been handed the assignment under the strictest confidence.

    Donna says: "She never fails!"
    "Boring!"
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    What disappointed you about Justice Denied?

    Very slow moving and really quite a waste of time; when I find myself doing other things instead of listening to the book, I know it's not for me! Half-way through I just gave up and moved along to another book.


    Has Justice Denied turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, as I like this genre of book.


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

    She's only as good as the words she is given to read. While a good narrater, there wasn't much she could do for the story.


    Any additional comments?

    While this may be from a best selling author, I really wish I hadn't spent the money to get it. It is very slow moving and really not that interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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