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John

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  • Ford County: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By John Grisham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (109)

    John Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his immensely popular first novel, A Time to Kill. This wholly surprising collection of stories reminds us once again why Grisham is America's favorite storyteller.

    Wendy S. Ohl says: "Good story, hard to listen to"
    "Good stories - terrible narration"
    Overall

    Some authors should NEVER be allowed to record their own audiobooks. John Grisham is one of those. The narration is stilted, full of inappropriate pauses and generally painful to listen to. Buy a hard copy if you want any real sense of the worth of these stories.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Nano

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robin Cook
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (222)
    Story
    (224)

    Pia Grazdani, the embattled medical student from Death Benefit, decides to take a year off from her medical studies and escape New York City. Intrigued by the promise of the burgeoning field of medical technology and the chance to clear her head, Pia takes a job at Nano, LLC, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology insititute in the picturesque foothills of the Rockies. Nano, LLC is ahead of the curve in the competitive world of molecular manufacturing, including the construction of microbivores, tiny nano-robots with the ability to gobble up viruses and bacteria. But the corporate campus is a place of secrets.

    Gerald says: "First time review"
    "Unfinished Novel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Nano?

    Cook didn't finish - He just stopped writing before any plot elements were resolved.


    What could Robin Cook have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Cook could have been more professional and finished the story instead of just letting everything drop unresolved.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrator does a credible reading job, but I find his voice irritating - just a personal preference.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not any worth mentioning


    Any additional comments?

    I'm pretty sure I'm done with Robin Cook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black and White and Dead All Over

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By John Darnton
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    The novel opens in the inner sanctums of the New York Globe, the city's long-standing newspaper of note, whose back is to the wall. Readership, advertising, and circulation are plummeting - along with the paper's vaunted standards - and the cost cutters have their knives out. But trouble of a wholly different kind begins one rainy September morning when a powerful editor is found murdered in the newsroom.

    Jenny says: "Very entertaining!"
    "A well-crafted story"
    Overall

    Listening to this book is both fun and educational. One gets to hear a fine murder mystery embedded in a description of the newspaper business in the Internet age. Recommended

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • To the Last Man: A Novel of the First World War

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jeff Shaara
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (113)

    Spring 1916: the horror of a stalemate on Europe's western front. France and Great Britain are on one side of the barbed wire, a fierce German army is on the other. Shaara opens the window onto the otherworldly tableau of trench warfare as seen through the eyes of a typical British soldier who experiences the bizarre and the horrible - a "Tommy" whose innocent youth is cast into the hell of a terrifying war. In the skies, meanwhile, technology has provided a devastating new tool, the "aeroplane", and with it a different kind of hero emerges: the flying ace.

    Suzanne says: "To the Last Man"
    "A Solid Jeff Shaara effort"
    Overall

    Seems to concentrate on the emergence of the airplane as a major weapon of war, but that could be a strength for folks who like stories which include the technology of warfare. Generally solidly written, and it is narrated with top-notch superb skill, so the book is well worth its price.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Criminal Intent

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By William Bernhardt
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    When a priest with radical ideas and a parish council with traditional values lock horns over the beliefs they hold most sacred, there's bound to be controversy, and consequences. But murder crosses the line between committing a sin and committing a crime, turning a battle over faith into a battle for justice. And smack in the middle of the explosive case is Tulsa attorney Ben Kincaid.

    Marilyn Armstrong says: "Grabs you and doesn't let go!"
    "Flawed but fun"
    Overall

    An interesting story, even though one has to pump up the suspension of disbelief muscle in order to buy into the plot's notion that dozens of members of a church community could be relied on to keep deep secrets about each other. Not in this world for sure, but if the author could imagine it, one can play along.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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