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Linda

Liberty Lake, WA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • The Dummy Line

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bobby Cole
    • Narrated By Jeremy Arthur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (340)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (305)

    Jake Crosby’s nine-year-old daughter Katy is pure tomboy, and her dad couldn’t be happier. Since she was old enough to walk, Katy has shared Jake’s love of the outdoors, taking to hunting and fishing as quickly as other kids take to baseball or bike riding. As he packs the truck for a spring turkey hunt, he vows to savor the time with his little girl. But Jake’s hopes for an idyllic weekend are shattered when a band of drug dealers attempts to break into the Crosbys’ remote hunting camp. Desperate to protect his daughter, Jake makes a violent and gut-wrenching decision.

    Susan says: "Good and Fast Paced"
    "Great listen"
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    Fast paced and hard to put down. Bobby Cole is a great story teller and I will be looking for more. The characters are developed quickly and without unnecessary information and the situations are believable. The narration is spot on and I totally enjoyed this listen. One of the best so for!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Cove: FBI Thriller #1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (369)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (241)

    The Cove is a quaint little postcard town made up only of old folk who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream - a secret recipe that brings lots of tourists into town.

    Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St. John, of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan, who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and he believes she's the key. But is she really?

    bookish327 says: "Not for anyone sensitive about sexual violence"
    "I'm sorry... but his is bad"
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    What disappointed you about The Cove?

    I know that C Coulter has a loyal following. I've even enjoyed a book or two, but... NO.. just no. This was so poorly written and so lame. Written in the voice of "Oh John... Oh, Martha" sappy romance dime novels, but pretending to be a mystery. Characters are totally unbelievable. NO one would behave that way. Dialog was so inane and the whole plot was ridiculous, a few times I wanted to bang my head on my ipod. I know you ask, then WHY did I continue to listen? I kept hoping (call me the optimist) that at some point it would take a turn and make sense or get better, or come to a conclusion that would have justified the time already invested in listening... but NO. I'm not a literature snob. In fact, I'm rather easy to entertain. I enjoy so many genres and appreciate many different writing styes. I rarely give negative reviews, fully realizing that what we enjoy is highly subjective. But, please save your money. This book is so, so very bad. I got it on sale and if not for that, I would be calling to get my money back.


    Has The Cove turned you off from other books in this genre?

    The genre? What genre was this exactly? It wasn't a romance novel, and sure as heck wasn't a mystery. It had no genre... maybe a comic strip


    What three words best describe Sandra Burr’s performance?

    Sandra was fine. She isn't responsible for bad material. Her voicing and inflections were appropriate and she did her job.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    all of the above.


    Any additional comments?

    Run... save your money. Don't waste your time.Not to Coulter. Please show more respect for your readers. We deserve better from you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Morgue Drawer Four: Morgue Drawer, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jutta Profijt
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (207)

    Shy, but scrupulous, he is happy working as a coroner in the Cologne morgue - until one of his usually taciturn “clients” starts talking to him. It seems the ghost of a recently deceased (and surprisingly chatty) small-time car thief named Pascha is lingering near his lifeless body in drawer number four of Martin’s morgue. He remains for one reason: his accidental death was actually murder. Pascha isn’t too keen on the good doctor, considering the tidy manner in which his body was dissected upon the autopsy table.

    Avonelle says: "Deeply strange. very enjoyable"
    "What a great listen!"
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    Would you listen to Morgue Drawer Four again? Why?

    Interesting characters, unique plot line and dark humor. The narration was just perfect. More than once I stopped what I was doing and chuckled out loud. I will be getting every book in this series.


    What other book might you compare Morgue Drawer Four to and why?

    Odd Thomas would be a comparison.


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

    No, but I will be looking for them. great narration


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tonight I Said Goodbye

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Michael Koryta
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (742)
    Performance
    (604)
    Story
    (595)

    Investigator Wayne Weston is found dead of an apparent suicide in his home in an upscale Cleveland suburb, and his wife and six-year-old daughter are missing. Weston’s father insists that private investigators Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard take the case to exonerate his son and find his granddaughter and daughter-in-law. As they begin to work, they discover there is much more to the situation than has been described in the prevalent media reports.

    Eric says: "Just could not get this engine to rev...."
    "Interesting mystery and great characters."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    for sure.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I totally enjoy the laid back style and character interpretation that Scott Brick delivers. I don't understand the negative comments. Scott totally becomes the characters and this one had me hooked from the beginning


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were a couple of good ones, but no spoilers, so I'll keep them to myself.


    Any additional comments?

    Koryta is my new favorite author. I love this genre and he delivers.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (707)
    Performance
    (637)
    Story
    (634)

    Sonny Lofthus is a strangely charismatic and complacent young man. Sonny’s been in prison for a dozen years, nearly half his life. The inmates who seek out his uncanny abilities to soothe leave his cell feeling absolved. They don’t know or care that Sonny has a serious heroin habit - or where or how he gets his uninterrupted supply of the drug. Or that he’s serving time for other peoples’ crimes. Sonny took the first steps toward addiction when his father took his own life rather than face exposure as a corrupt cop. Now Sonny is the seemingly malleable center of a whole infrastructure of corruption....

    Charles Atkinson says: "Maybe The Best Mystery Novelist Anywhere"
    "Jo hits it out of the park.... again!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. If you like police/crime thrillers this one will be for you


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Son: A Novel?

    The "reveal" at the end. I did absolutely did NOT see it coming


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

    No, but I will seek him out in the future. Wonderful narrator and character representation was spot on.


    Any additional comments?

    Jo Nesbo is a master at developing tension and developing interesting characters. More than once I found myself actually holding my breath. This is a great listen Five stars all around

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Keeper of Lost Causes: Department Q, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1692)
    Performance
    (1469)
    Story
    (1468)

    Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's premier crime writer. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in northern Europe, and he's won just about every Nordic crime-writing award, including the prestigious Glass Key Award-also won by Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, and Jo Nesbo. Now, Dutton is thrilled to introduce him to America.

    Ted says: "Dark, Cold, and Danish"
    "My New Favorite Author"
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    Perfect character development. Great plot twists. My favorite genre of novel and this is a very enjoyable listen. I can't say enough about the narrator. Great voices and accents and coudn't stop listening. If you enjoy police procedurals and thrillers, this one is for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The King of Plagues: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (1910)
    Performance
    (1695)
    Story
    (1693)

    Saturday, 0911 hours — A blast rocks a London hospital and thousands are dead or injured. 1009 hours — Joe Ledger arrives on scene to investigate. The horror is unlike anything he has ever seen. Compelled by grief and rage, Ledger rejoins the Department of Military Sciences, and within hours he's attacked by a hit team of assassins and sent on a suicide mission.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "THIS ISN'T A SODDEN COMIC BOOK"
    "Hang on... you are in for a ride!"
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    I have read all of the Ledger books. In fact I devoured them one after another. Great storytelling. A combination of a bit of fact, a bit of fantasy and a bit of science fiction. Jon Maberry is my new favorite. As for narration, Ray Porter is the very best I've ever heard. He IS Joe Ledger in my book. I've read all six of these and I'm hungry for more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Odd Interlude: A Special Odd Thomas Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1316)
    Performance
    (1191)
    Story
    (1192)

    Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific coast, quaint roadside outpost Harmony Corner offers everything a weary traveler needs - a cozy diner, a handy service station, a cluster of motel rooms...and the Harmony family homestead presiding over it all. But when Odd Thomas and company stop to spend the night, they discover that there’s more to this secluded haven than meets the eye - and that between life and death, there is something more frightening than either.

    Suzn F says: "Oddy Returns"
    "Disappointed.."
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    I wanted to like it as I have enjoyed the first couple of "odd thomas" adventures. In previous books, I liked the quirky personality and interesting adventures seen from his perspective. This one totally misses the mark. It is so off the scale with silliness that I had to fast forward through some parts just to get to the end and put me out of my misery. This was a waste of a credit that I regret having used. The narration itself is fine, but the storyline is ridiculous and the telling tedious.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bloomsday Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (856)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (382)

    Michael Forsythe is contacted by his former lover, Bridget, a New York Irish Mob boss, whose fiancé he killed. Bridget, calling from Dublin, says that her 11-year-old daughter has been kidnapped. Michael's choice is to fly to Dublin and help her find the girl, or be executed at the hands of Bridget's goons, who are holding him at gunpoint. He agrees to nothing, but is soon on the way to Dublin, leaving the first two of many dead bodies in his wake.

    Johnnie Walker says: "SIX STARS ******"
    "Amazingly good series"
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    The combination of Adrian McKinty and Gerard Doyle is sheer perfection. McKinty weaves deep characters and complex plots. His wry sense of humor and and insight into our humanity (or lack thereof) make the characters real. I have now either read or listened to all of his books and still want more. Not enough great things can be said about the narration. This trilogy came to a satisfying conclusion. I will be watching for more from the wonderful author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3960)
    Performance
    (2363)
    Story
    (2380)

    A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere - the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later - after another bolt of lightning - the stranger returned.

    Barry says: "One of Koontz' best, entirely enjoyable."
    "Couldn't stop listening to this one!"
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    I am a Dean Koontz fan so I was expecting another great tale dancing on the edge of reality. Part time travel, part love story, part mystery, part science fiction and 100% entertaining. I was riveted from the beginning and just had to see what would happen in the next turn of events. Koontz has a way of quickly developing quirky characters without overdoing it and situations that, however unbelievable, we WANT to believe. Storytelling at it's best and I waned the story to go on and on. There are so many wonderful things about this well told fantasy, but I don't want to be a spoiler. If you like mysteries and appreciate letting your imagination wander, you will absolutely love this. I do believe this has been my favorite listen for a very long time. I can't imagine anyone not liking this one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Hear the Sirens in the Street: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel - The Troubles Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (733)
    Performance
    (654)
    Story
    (649)

    A torso in a suitcase looks like an impossible case, but Sean Duffy isn’t easily deterred, especially when his floundering love life leaves him in need of a distraction. So with detective constables McCrabban and McBride, he goes to work identifying the victim. The torso turns out to be all that’s left of an American tourist who once served in the U.S. military. What was he doing in Northern Ireland in the midst of the 1982 Troubles?

    Dave says: "Utterly brilliant"
    "As good as it gets!"
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    This series is beyond wonderful for detective/mystery lovers. The writing here is crisp and fast paced and the character development is just enough to get the point across. McGinty is a true word master and wastes nothing. The subtle humor is sheer genius at times and the stories intricately woven against a background of real events and real people. The literary references are perfect. What can I say? I am hooked. I want more. I also have to mention the masterful narration by Mr. Doyle. PLEASE get the third of this series on audiobooks as fast as you can!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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