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Alison

Tucson, AZ, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • The Innocent: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3735)
    Performance
    (3131)
    Story
    (3154)

    Will Robie may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career.... It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable: He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.

    Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a 14-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway....

    andrea says: "I Hope There's a Sequel!!"
    "Over engineered, lose the sound effects"
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    Story
    What disappointed you about The Innocent?

    The sound effects and the off/on music under. This is supposed to be an audio book not a dramatization movie without visuals. I haven't even gotten to the addition of the second reader. I doubt I'll make it that far. I love Baldacci. But this book is ruined from the start.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    An audiobook that has reviews to warn me if it is over-engineered so I can save my money and time.


    What didn’t you like about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance?

    Can't comment on Orlagh - probably won't make it that far into the book.


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

    Anger and disappointment. I was expecting another riveting Baldacci story and received a dramatization that is so over-engineered as to be rendered un-listenable.


    Any additional comments?

    To David Baldacci - Don't let the producers do this to your audiobooks in the future. I enjoy your writing, enjoy your books, and only have time to listen to audiobooks, not to sit down and read. I would love it if you could get someone to reproduce this book with one reader and no extra sound-effects, music or other distractions.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Witch: The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1645)
    Performance
    (1496)
    Story
    (1493)

    With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations - and where her destiny awaits.

    Ann says: "Over the top"
    "She had me from the synposis!"
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    Performance
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    I loved this book and am looking forward to the next two. Yes, it is predictable, very much like the Three Sisters Trilogy. But I like predictable in our constantly changing world. It took me a while to get used to the reader, and another reader with more variation would probably make it better.

    But it has what I love, rediscovery of magic, horses, and a little formula romance on the side. And horses, did I mention horses? And magic. For me - a great read - er listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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