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Larry

Crosby, TX, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7412)
    Performance
    (4176)
    Story
    (4159)

    Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

    Louis says: "Loved it and learned alot."
    "A Magnificent Story and Educational To Boot"
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    If you are a historical fiction fan, this is a no brainer... buy it without reservation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trapped

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jack Kilborn, J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (163)

    It was supposed to be a harmless camping trip. Six wayward teenagers who'd run into trouble with the law, and their court-appointed guardians, Sara and Martin Randhurst. Three nights on a small, deserted island off of Michigan's upper peninsula. A time to bond, to learn, to heal. Then Martin told a campfire story about the island's history. Of the old civil war prison hidden in there, and the starving confederate soldiers who resorted to cannibalism to stay alive. Everyone thought it was funny. They even laughed when Martin pretended to be dragged off into the woods.

    Annie says: "Gore-fest!"
    "I Am Ashamed Of Myself... I Want More!"
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    Performance
    Story

    Cannibals, Torture and Human Guinea Pigs, what more need I say? Apparently four more words.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Purple Cane Road: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (68)

    Dave Robicheaux has spent his life confronting the age-old adage that the sins of the father pass on to the son. But what was his mother's legacy? Dead to him since his youth, Mae Guillory has been shuttered away in the deep recesses of Robicheaux's mind. While helping out an old friend, Dave is stunned when a pimp looks at him sideways and asks if he is the son of Mae Guillory, the whore a bunch of cops murdered 30 years ago. Her body was dumped in the bayou bordering Purple Cane Road, and the cops who left her there are still on the job.

    Dixie says: "Great Story - WRONG Narrator"
    "NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPACT OF A NARRATOR"
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    I bought this book on the strength of James Lee Burke talent, despite the poor reviews of this book's narrator. As much as I love Burke's writing I almost quit this book half a dozen times due to the poor narration. Shouldn't Nick Sullivan listen to a Southern African- American before he just creates a new dialect? All the African- Americans sound like they are from the Carriabian Islands. Clete sounds like a polished business executive. Nick you failed. I hope Burke bans Mr. Sullivan from ever reading his books again.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cold Dish: A Walt Longmire Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2914)
    Performance
    (2081)
    Story
    (2080)

    Award-winning author Craig Johnson's critically acclaimed debut Western mystery takes listeners to the breathtaking mountains of Wyoming for a tale of cold-blooded vengeance. Four high-school boys were given suspended sentences for raping a Cheyenne girl. Now, two of the boys have been killed, and only Sheriff Walt Longmire can keep the other two safe.

    Steven says: "Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)"
    "How many sililarities can you spot?"
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    Craig Johnson has got to be a pseudonym for James Lee Burke. The formula is exact!
    Former Vietnam Vet lawman dealing with anger issues and dead wife, and romancing a new one. His best friend is a Vietnam Vet, who drives a clunker and even though not a law officer, he is the Sheriff’s back up man. Small police force and the best cops on it are women. Main character has an only female daughter who is a college grad. Main character also has several bullet wounds. Alcoholism is featured throughout story… the list of similarities is never ending… Don’t get me wrong. I am not complaining, it is a great story. Oh, George Guidall is a star narrator!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (9771)
    Performance
    (8875)
    Story
    (8887)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Sci -Fi Fantasy With Black Holes In The Plot"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Only if they were Sci-Fi Fantasy aficionados, and then, only on the strength of the performance of Ray Porter.


    What could Peter Clines have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    He could have filled in the holes of the plot. I know this was fantasy but his characters went from acting like morons to scientists within three sentences.


    Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

    The Indian hacker.


    Did 14 inspire you to do anything?

    I will seek more of Ray Porter's work.


    Any additional comments?

    Ray Porter's performance made a bad story into one worth sticking with. I honestly don't regret buying this silly story.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • In One Person: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By John Benjamin Hickey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (474)
    Performance
    (400)
    Story
    (401)

    A compelling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love—tormented, funny, and affecting—and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. Billy, the bisexual narrator and main character of In One Person, tells the tragicomic story (lasting more than half a century) of his life as a “sexual suspect,” a phrase first used by John Irving in 1978 in his landmark novel of “terminal cases,” The World According to Garp.

    Ella says: "Literary Porn"
    "Horrible story, good book."
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    Where does In One Person rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    7 out of 10


    What did you like best about this story?

    John Irving could write about protoplasm and make it interesting.


    Have you listened to any of John Benjamin Hickey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He sounded familiar, smooth delivery, I'll remember his name.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    By bringing to life the arrogent, in your face, selfish attitudes and life styles of the homosexuals, transexual, and perverse characters in this book and by detailing the resulting agonizing death and despair that this lifestyle has brought to society, Mr. Irving has only served to further alinate real life homosexuals to mainstream society.By serving up what most folks in our society find perverse and taboo and presenting it as normal does not enlighten, it repulses.


    Any additional comments?

    Any author that can write a story that angers and repulses, but at the same time captivate a reader(listener) is a great writer. I will stand in line to read Irving's next offering.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rogue Island

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Bruce DeSilva
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Bruce DeSilva
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (617)
    Performance
    (463)
    Story
    (456)

    Liam Mulligan is as old school as a newspaper man gets. His beat is Providence, Rhode Island, and he knows every street and alley. He knows the priests and prostitutes, the cops and street thugs. He knows the mobsters and politicians--who are pretty much one and the same. Someone is systematically burning down the neighborhood Mulligan grew up in, people he knows and loves are perishing in the flames, and the public is on the verge of panic.

    Michael Jacobi says: "Classic Whodunnit"
    "Great New Series"
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    Where does Rogue Island rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the top 10%.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I became friends with the characters... and made a few new enemies as well.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The respect shown to Mulligan by "the business men" by dismissing him from the long table before business was concluded.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "I gotta change that ring tone..."


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Lee Child and John Sanford you must buy this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Next Right Thing: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Barden
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Randy Chalmers has to admit he'd be dead or in prison were it not for Terry Elias. Thanks to Terry's coaching – and an endless stream of AA meetings – Randy's been off the booze for eight years, has a successful new career, and is thriving in a healthy relationship. All is well…until Terry is found dead of a heroin overdose. Convinced that something (or someone) must have pushed him, Randy is soon off on a dry-drunk quest for answers.

    Larry says: "Much ado bout nutin'"
    "Much ado bout nutin'"
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    What disappointed you about The Next Right Thing?

    I couldn't finish this. All the characters were a bunch of drama queens, getting way too involved in each other's busness and making mountains out of molehills... Hated it!


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The possibilities are endless


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He read it aloud.


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

    Not really...


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • For After Midnight

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ty Schwamberger
    • Narrated By Randy Capes
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    In Ty Schwamberger's first short-story collection, For After Midnight, the author takes you on a terror-filled ride through dark woods, the desert, a graveyard, and dark streets where monsters and strange creatures run amok. The other half of this collection is filled with characters driven to the brink of insanity, coping with the loss of loved ones, spousal abuse, and fighting crime on the mean city streets. Are you up to the challenge of venturing into the mind of a true up-and-comer in the horror genre, today?

    Randy says: "A GREAT COLLECTION, A MUST HEAR!!"
    "Was this written by a pre-pubescent boy?"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The stories were just silly, juvenile.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ty Schwamberger again?

    Never.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The female voices sounded exactly like comedian Pablo Fransico when he he is being funny.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from For After Midnight?

    The various sex scenes read like they were written by Bevis and Butthead.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is dedicated to the author's fifth grade teacher... I think because he wrote them in her class. Just immature silliness.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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