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Jan

Alpine, UT, United States | Member Since 2003

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  • A Heartbeat Away

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Michael Palmer
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (103)

    On the night of the State of the Union address, President James Allaire expects to give the speech of his career. But no one anticipates the terrifying turn of events that forces him to quarantine everyone in the Capitol building. A terrorist group calling itself “Genesis” has unleashed WRX3883, a deadly, highly contagious virus, into the building. No one fully knows the deadly effect of the germ except for the team responsible for its development—a team headed by Allaire, himself.

    nancy says: "A HEARTBEAT AWAY"
    "completely unbelievable"
    Overall

    I hate to write a lukewarm review, but I'm sorry to say that I liked this book about as much as coming down with the flu. I don't mind suspending reality here and there, but this book was almost completely unbelievable. I've liked Michael Palmer in the past, so maybe it was just my impatience with the far-fetched details, but I have to admit that long before Part 2 I started skipping from segment to segment just to see if it "grabbed" me somewhere before the end....unfortunately I "skimmed" my way to the gratuitously happy ending. I wish I hadn't used a credit for it....

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • World Without End

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8988)
    Performance
    (3414)
    Story
    (3450)

    In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, set in 12th-century England. Readers and listeners ever since have hoped for a sequel. At last, here it is. Although the two novels may be listened to in any order, World Without End also takes place in Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building their exquisite Gothic cathedral. The cathedral is again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge.

    Laura says: "Repetitive, but still enjoyable"
    "I wish there were a third book in this series..."
    Overall

    I absolutely loved every minute of this book, as I did with "Pillars of the Earth." John Lee was masterful, and the story was unforgettable. I miss looking forward to hearing it on my drives to and from work, as well as any chance I could get otherwise!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fifth Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4672)
    Performance
    (2666)
    Story
    (2650)

    Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

    Bob says: "Compelling and difficult to put down"
    "I Love Mickey!"
    Overall

    I rarely write reviews, but couldn't resist giving my cheers for Mickey and his gang, as well as for the excellent Peter Giles as the reader! I can't wait for the next book--after having been addicted to all of the Harry Bosch books for years, what a wonderful addition to the family in welcoming his half-brother Mickey Haller. Mr. Connelly is a star!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Symbol

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9139)
    Performance
    (3362)
    Story
    (3440)

    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

    Frank says: "Not his best"
    "Long....Boring....Awful...."
    Overall

    I loved the DaVinci Code so I eagerly ordered The Lost Symbol and began listening as soon as I could get it downloaded. I listened for several hours, waiting for it to get exciting...interesting...believable... If even one of the aforementioned qualities had emerged, I would have been relieved, but unfortunately, it only continued to drag on and on. I am fascinated by the subjects of the book, but this presentation is served up by both writer and reader with a heavy hand in a condescending, preachy manner. The situations are beyond farfectechd and the characters are unbelievable, unlikeable, and poorly developed, and the dialog is often downright laughable. After about 2 hours or so, I started jumping ahead about an hour at a time, to see if a) I was missing anything, or b) if I cared. When I began "cheating" and jumping to 2 hours each time, I realized I had basically quit listening soon after the book began, which I've only done one other time in my many years of Audible membership.

    I know Dan Brown can be a good writer, but I think the pressure to outdo the DaVinci Code really caused this pyramid of mysteries to implode into (too) many hours of worthless dust. I wish Audible had a "return policy" so I could get my credit back....

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • In the Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (4887)
    Performance
    (2927)
    Story
    (2929)

    As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

    Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.

    Amazon Customer says: "A near-flawless audiobook (but for one thing...)"
    "I loved every word..."
    Overall

    I loved every word of this well written, well read, thought-provoking, exceptionally interesting story. The multi faceted plot is an excellent police procedural, as well as an exploration of the mysteries of friendships, relationships, the vaguaries of childhood memories, and the fractured lives of adults who survive childhood tragedy by constructing walls and barriers that shield them from happiness as well as sorrow.

    I was impressed by the ending, which carried forth the authenticity of the characters and the mysteries, both solved and unsolved.

    I have already downloaded "The Likeness" and I look forward to many more hours of being as enthralled as I was "In the Woods."

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Lincoln Lawyer

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6729)
    Performance
    (3024)
    Story
    (3038)

    Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame.

    Steven says: "Great Legal Thriller, Great Reader"
    "Fantastic!"
    Overall

    I started listening to this book and was instantly hooked! It was fascinating to learn what really goes into presenting a defense case. I loved Mickey's brilliant yet fractured logic, and his conflicted feelings about his life, as well as the business of defending some of L.A.'s slimiest characters. Adam Grupper's reading was inspired, and Connelly's book had me dreaming up things to do so I could look productive while I was actually resisting turning off my overworked iPod. I haven't been so addicted to a book in a long time! Now I am in a sad state of withdrawl.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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