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Merv

Auckland, New Zealand | Member Since 2012

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  • Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2210)
    Performance
    (1245)
    Story
    (1238)

    Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is ready for a challenge. But his first case is a little more than he bargained for. It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range - what looks like "trunk music", a Mafia hit.

    Dan says: "Another Harry Bosch winner"
    "A great thriller full of twists"
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    If you could sum up Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5 in three words, what would they be?

    Very good listening


    What other book might you compare Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5 to and why?

    Not sure I can compare this to another book as they are all different in plot but Trunk Music was totally enjoyable.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Always an excellent reader, Dick Hill is a man with many voices and I would look for him when choosing another audilble book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were moments of sadness and some dry humour but I always expect this from Harry


    Any additional comments?

    Michael Connelly has that way of twisting a plot. Just when you think you know the answer to, who was the killer he totally changes direction. I am looking forward to Harry's next case.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6164)
    Performance
    (5861)
    Story
    (5871)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Brian says: "Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped"
    "Fantastic read"
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    From the first chapter this book had me totally hooked.
    Quite different to any I have heard before. Extremely well written and read with many turns to the story.
    Very believable without any fantasy involved.
    Really looking forward to Andy's next book.
    Keep up the good work.
    Best wishes.
    Merv Wallace.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Man: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3373)
    Performance
    (2947)
    Story
    (2927)

    The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

    K says: "Couldn't be better...except"
    "An excellent story and extremely well read."
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    As always, Vince Flynn adds that extra thrill to the plot. I have listened to many of his books and always look forward to a gripping story and a great climax. Keep up the good work Vince.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Wanted Man: Jack Reacher 17

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (79)

    When you're as big and rough as Jack Reacher - and you have a badly-set, freshly-busted nose patched with silver duct tape - it isn't easy to hitch a ride. But Reacher has some unfinished business in Virginia, so he doesn't quit. And at last, he's picked up by three strangers - two men and a woman. But within minutes it becomes clear they're all lying about everything - and then they run into a police roadblock on the highway. There has been an incident, and the cops are looking for the bad guys....

    Chris says: "Good to see Reacher is back"
    "Jack Reacher always delivers in his special way."
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    Where does A Wanted Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up there, probably the best so far.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Excellent plot . This one totally changes as you go along. One of Lee Child's best in my view. He seems to be getting better each time. So looking forward to the next one.


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

    Jeff Harding is my favorite reader. He has the ability to capture all the different voices with total conviction. You forget about the reader and are swept along by the personalities of the different characters. Keep it up Jeff.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, absolutely. Totally absorbed in story. Loved the changes in the plot. Needed to listen non stop.


    Any additional comments?

    Lee Child always my favorite. May Jack Reacher never age or change as he is one in a million.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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