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LINDA

SEABECK, WA, United States | Member Since 2010

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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
    (9893)
    Performance
    (8965)
    Story
    (9041)

    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...."
    "Dan's Dante is Firing on all cylinders"
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    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    Great story. My husband and I loved the travelogue style and the history of the Medici's and Dante. Made me at Florence and Venice to my bucket list and will attempt to read Dante again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Robert, of course, he has so much depth and knowledge.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Trident Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Rick Campbell
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (53)

    The USS Kentucky - a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying a full complement of 192 nuclear warheads - sets out on a routine cruise. Not long after it reaches the open sea, however, the Kentucky receives a launch order. After receiving that launch order, it is cut off from all counter orders and disappears into the Pacific while it makes the eight-day transit to the launch site. What the Kentucky's crew doesn't know is that those launch orders didn't come from the US government.

    Jeffrey says: "Satisfying High Tension Thriller!"
    "Not your Grandpas Navy!"
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    What did you love best about The Trident Deception?

    Trident Deception was a good "page turner" that I looked forward to listening to every day after work.


    What other book might you compare The Trident Deception to and why?

    Hunt for Red October for sure, but Trident Deception holds it's own amongst the biggies,


    What about Peter Ganim’s performance did you like?

    Good narrator. Not overly emotional which was needed for this story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joyland

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Michael Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3022)
    Performance
    (2793)
    Story
    (2795)

    Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. Joyland is a brand-new novel and has never previously been published.

    Cozy Reader says: "The sweest and creepiest coming of age story!"
    "Very En-JOY-able!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Joyland the most enjoyable?

    I loved listening and learning the carnival/amusement vernacular. That made the story especially interesting to me. This coming of age story of a college man was tender and funny. The story wasn't particularly scary as a standard Steve King story can be, but was enjoyable in the same way that "Stand By Me" wasn't scary, but had some dark human moments, but not too harsh.


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

    The plot kept me on my seat because I was not sure whether the story was going to get really scary. The ending was good and satisfied the suspense.


    What about Michael Kelly’s performance did you like?

    Michael Kelly's voice was great. He had voice of a youthful college student. It seemed perfect.


    Who was the most memorable character of Joyland and why?

    Michael and Devon seemed the most memorable to me for the long run, but the carnival owner and Madam Fortuna stick in my mind.


    Any additional comments?

    A story that can be read by all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (6336)
    Performance
    (5875)
    Story
    (5897)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "Rivetting Recovery Story!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Doctor Sleep the most enjoyable?

    Most enjoyable? Wow, how is gut wrenching story about a raging alcoholic enjoyable...well because it is a story of redemption and hope. I first couldn't listen because the narrator reads this story so well that I was personally drawn back into the pain of alcoholic co-dependency....but as the story evolved I was sucked into Dan's story and rooted for him to survive. Plus the story of "telepa-kinisis" was so cool. I loved Abra and Dan's AA sponsors.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Doctor Sleep?

    The most memorable for me was when the story took a great twist near the end. I was listening to the story and exclaimed "No f... way!" out loud. My husband wasn't sure what was wrong.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the train scene where Dan, Dave, John, and "Abra" were faking out Rose and the True.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was especially moved when Dan had the internal struggle when he was shacked up with Deany, the coke, and her toddler. We all make decisions we later regret and harbor guilt. Have to learn to "drop the rock".


    Any additional comments?

    I wonder if this book was cathartic for Stephen and his recovery? Bravo Mr King!
    You Rock!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (6343)
    Performance
    (5776)
    Story
    (5784)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "Cuckoo for Cuckoo"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Cuckoo's Calling the most enjoyable?

    I really liked this book. I felt enmeshed in the British life, lingo, and food. The story wasn't exciting but it kept me interested the whole way thru. Rowling scored a 10.


    Which character – as performed by Robert Glenister – was your favorite?

    I like Robin. She is excited to work helping a private detective.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil in the White City

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Erik Larson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4374)
    Performance
    (2076)
    Story
    (2097)

    In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

    D says: "A Rich Read!"
    "Chicago story didnt grab me"
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    What disappointed you about The Devil in the White City?

    I dont know exactly what I didnt like except for I found the story to be slow. The history of the construction seems excrutiatingly slow and didnt interest me, even though I am in construction.


    What could Erik Larson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Less background on the builders.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Victims: An Alex Delaware Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By John Rubinstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (657)
    Performance
    (520)
    Story
    (527)

    Unraveling the madness behind L.A.’s most baffling and brutal homicides is what sleuthing psychologist Alex Delaware does best. And putting the good doctor through his thrilling paces is what mystery fiction’s #1 bestselling master of psychological suspense Jonathan Kellerman does with incomparable brilliance. Kellerman’s universally acclaimed novels blend the addictive rhythms of the classic police procedural with chilling glimpses into the darkest depths of the human condition. For the compelling proof, look no further than Victims....

    Jennifer says: "ALEX DELAWARE IS BACK & IN FINE FORM!!!!!"
    "Ah Alex! You have been the best for 20 years!"
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    Alex and Milo are my favorite characters! Once again, great story!
    We need something with more Robin in it next time! And dont forget Blanche!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17669)
    Performance
    (15710)
    Story
    (15662)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Stephen King makes me think"
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    I really enjoyed this book.
    The paradigm shift and alternate universe is always a mind twister that leads us to think...What if?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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