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John

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  • A Cadenza for Caruso: Opera Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Barbara Paul
    • Narrated By Chris Kayser
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    A new mystery featuring Enrico Caruso as an amateur detective during the tense premiere of The Girl of the Golden West, at the Metropolitan Opera, in 1910.

    John says: "Great Book for Opera Lovers"
    "Great Book for Opera Lovers"
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    Story
    What did you love best about A Cadenza for Caruso?

    Great story wrapped in historical accuracy of the premiere of Girl of the Golden West. Very convincing portrayal of the singers, composer, director, conductor and general manager. The reader was entertaining for the most part except for his inability to pronounce the names of very important operas.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Historical picture of early days of Metropolitan Opera


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2458)
    Performance
    (2102)
    Story
    (2095)

    Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there. All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride.

    Bill says: "Wanted Man is Wanting ~ And I Want 14 Hours Back"
    "Not the greatest in this series"
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    Would you listen to A Wanted Man again? Why?

    No I've listened to it once. That's enough


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Actually a good ending, the middle bogged down and it was hard to keep interested.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes where Reacher is physical and intuitive.


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

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Severe Clear: A Stone Barrington Novel, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (247)
    Story
    (248)

    Stone Barrington is called to Bel-Air to oversee an exclusive event that will gather the top echelons of the beau monde: Hollywood starlets, socialites, politicos, billionaires from overseas. It’s a task in which Stone has a personal stake, and one that is made all the more pleasurable - though somewhat more complicated - with the arrivals of two beautiful women with whom he’s intimately acquainted. But the grand occasion has also attracted a dangerous criminal group with sinister plans....

    drummin2life says: "Less Stone and Dino, more crap about the Wealthy"
    "one of the best Stone Barington novels"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Severe Clear to be better than the print version?

    Can't say. I've only listened to it


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Good continuation of these characters. They've become part of our family in recent years and we can't wait to continue the saga.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Micro: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    Overall
    (813)
    Performance
    (696)
    Story
    (709)

    In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye. In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting. Trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.

    Amanda says: "Honey, I Shrunk Your I.Q."
    "OK story bad narrator preparation"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I am a big fan of Michael Crichton. I love the way he makes his listener examine the real science of a subject that popular culture has ignored.This is not his best work but it is still an engaging story. What spoiled it for me was the bad preparation the narrator did before recording this book. The story is set in Hawaii and therefore full of Hawaiian names and places. The narrator mispronounced and over pronounced almost every Hawaiian word. Admittedly, I am a long time Hawaiian resident and use many of these words daily. However almost any tourist who has been to Hawaii knows that the main street through Waikiki is pronounce


    Would you recommend Micro to your friends? Why or why not?

    same as above


    Would you be willing to try another one of John Bedford Lloyd’s performances?

    ??? Good voice and good characterizations. Needs better prep on location


    Was Micro worth the listening time?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    no

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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