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Alejandro Donate

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  • 6 reviews
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  • 252 titles in library
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  • The Devil's Daughter: Hidden Sins, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Katee Robert
    • Narrated By Carly Robins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (218)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (180)

    Growing up in a small town isn't easy, especially when you're the daughter of a local cult leader. Ten years ago, Eden Collins left Clear Springs, Montana, and never once looked back. But when the bodies of murdered young women surface, their corpses violated and marked with tattoos worn by her mother's followers, Eden, now an FBI agent, can't turn a blind eye. To catch the killer, she's going to have to return to the fold.

    shelley says: "Not for me..."
    "Not what i was expecting (in a bad way)"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not really. The narrator..was bad. Specially her male voices were nasal and whinny. Also she will yelled every sentence. the characters will sound loud and exasperated all the time.
    Second...The main character is the worst FBI agent I have ever read before. She is constantly making stupid mistakes, getting herself in trouble and at the same time we will be reminded that SHE IS AN FBI AGENT and one of the best.......


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have change the narrator. Also is a romantic-suspense, lacking in both. There was no connection between the protagonists. Too force. I rolled my eyes several times with the two of them. The suspense was also weak. Not much of a mystery in my opinion. figure it out too soon.


    Was The Devil's Daughter worth the listening time?

    ehhhhh...........


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Drowned Girls: An Angie Pallorino Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Loreth Anne White
    • Narrated By Julie McKay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1200)
    Performance
    (1083)
    Story
    (1076)

    Detective Angie Pallorino hasn't forgotten the violent rapist who left a distinctive calling card - crosses etched into the flesh of his victim's foreheads. When a comatose Jane Doe is found in a local cemetery, sexually assaulted, mutilated, and nearly drowned, Angie is struck by the eerie similarities to her earlier unsolved rapes. Could he be back?

    Lia says: "Excellent New Series"
    "Excellent!!!!"
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    Where does The Drowned Girls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely in my top 10


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Drowned Girls?

    There is so many great moments in this book, it is hard to pick just one.


    Which character – as performed by Julie McKay – was your favorite?

    I like Angie, but the narrator did a very good job with all the voices. Its the first time I listen to one of her narration but I was pleasantly surprise. Very good.


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

    Yes!!


    Any additional comments?

    Loreth Anne White is a wonderful author. All of her books have depth. Wonderful character development and always believable. This book is just as good as A Dark Lure. Read IT!!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Right Behind You

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels, Teri Schnaubelt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3802)
    Performance
    (3521)
    Story
    (3502)

    Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash's older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: they are all experts on monsters.

    Dennis says: "Absolutely Fantastic!"
    "Disappointing"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    As much as it pains me to say this (because I am a huge fan of Lisa Gardner), this book was bad!. I don't understand what happened with this book. It's almost as if she didn't want to write a book about Quincy and Rainie but had no choice and came up with this. The book is about Quincy and Rainie and they barely do anything in the book. Chapters, after chapters, where the only thing that happens is either a gun lessons or cooking lessons. Also, I found it very stupid they will allow a 13 year old to be part of an open investigation. Lisa's books are usually fast paced, twist here and there but this book is lacking in everything that she is so good at.


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

    By the time the books was over I really didn't care. I actually rolled my eyes with the ending. I can't say much because I don't want to spoiled it to anyone but even the end was flat and unsurprising to me.


    What about Luke Daniels and Teri Schnaubelt ’s performance did you like?

    The narration was Perfect. The only good thing in the book in my opinion.


    Do you think Right Behind You needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    NNOOOOOOOOOOOO PLEASEEEEE NOOOOOO. I think Quincy and Rainie were great characters in the previous books but they are retire and should stay that way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Trapped Girl: The Tracy Crosswhite Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Robert Dugoni
    • Narrated By Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3357)
    Performance
    (3012)
    Story
    (3002)

    When a woman's body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself with a tough case to untangle. Before they can identify the killer, Tracy and her colleagues on the Seattle PD's Violent Crimes Section must figure out who the victim is. Her autopsy, however, reveals she may have gone to great lengths to conceal her identity. So who was she running from?

    hrhjones says: "Best in series so far"
    "Another winner!! Thank you Robert Dugoni"
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    What did you love best about The Trapped Girl?

    There are so many great things going on in this book. The twists, the mystery and development of the characters we love. I highly recommend the Series and of course this book. Another winner. Not a dull moment in the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood on the Tracks: Sydney Rose Parnell Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Barbara Nickless
    • Narrated By Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1965)
    Performance
    (1744)
    Story
    (1737)

    A young woman is found brutally murdered, and the main suspect is the victim's fiancé, a hideously scarred Iraq War vet known as the Burned Man. But railroad police Special Agent Sydney Rose Parnell, brought in by the Denver Major Crimes unit to help investigate, can't shake the feeling that larger forces are behind this apparent crime of passion. In the depths of an icy winter, Parnell and her K9 partner, Clyde - both haunted by their time in Iraq - descend into the world of a savage gang of rail riders.

    shelley says: "Great debut, looking forward to more from this author"
    "Amazing"
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    What made the experience of listening to Blood on the Tracks the most enjoyable?

    I was hooked from the first chapter. The story was fast-paced and very entertaining. Narrator was terrific.


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

    Yes.


    Which character – as performed by Emily Sutton-Smith – was your favorite?

    Sidney


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

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Torn: LOST Series #4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Cynthia Eden
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    Forensic anthropologist Victoria Palmer has always been better with the dead than the living. Shutting down her emotions, she lets few people in. But then Victoria's latest investigation takes her and agent Wade Monroe to Savannah, Georgia. Handsome, dangerous, and more than ready to play dirty on any case, Wade weakens Victoria's aloofness with just one glance.

    Sarah Kimling says: "Sarah"
    "Terrible Narration"
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    What did you like best about Torn? What did you like least?

    I could'nt tell. I didnt finish the book.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The story was not bad but The narrator!!!!!!!! It ruined the book for me. Her narration is slow and the voices are terrible. Its hard to tell when the characters are thinking or talking out loud. Not only that but her voices are awful.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Abby Craden’s performances?

    Nope. Never!


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe the book was good but i will never know...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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