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Amy

COLUMBIA, MO, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Dance of Death: Pendergast, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (603)
    Performance
    (533)
    Story
    (530)

    Two brothers. One, top FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast. The other, Diogenes, a brilliant and twisted criminal. An undying hatred between them. Now, a perfect crime. And the ultimate challenge: Stop me if you can.

    Nancy says: "Excellent story!"
    "Best of the series."
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    If you must choose one in this series, choose this one. Preston and Child have really hit their stride by this novel. Characters are well-developed, they have mastered the art of foreshadowing, and the narrator is pitch-perfect. I've almost forgotten I listened to him read Atlas Shrugged (skip that one). Of course, at the end, you'll want to rush into the next one, but it's a delicious temptation you will want to give into. Just don't finish in the early morning hours, unless you have a 24-hour bookstore, or can download the next from Audible immediately. Heck, just do it near the end. Then you'll be a fan, and you'll be reading them all.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Rosie Project: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated By Dan O'Grady
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1495)
    Performance
    (1362)
    Story
    (1361)

    Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own....

    Margaret says: "A fun listen"
    "Utterly charming."
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    Mr. Simsion manages to capture the behaviors, thoughts and dilemmas of those with Autism Spectrum Disorders perfectly, without demeaning or exalting. The book is funny, but does not make fun of the main character, Don. He has problems dealing with other people and life, yet he has achieved a high level of success in his life. He has a small group of loyal friends, an above-average job, yet he does many of the things that people within the Spectrum do: he is overly rigid, scheduled and precise. He is aware of his oddities, yet unable to "fit in," despite his awareness of them. Yet, when the opportunity arises, he is eventually able to overcome his rigidness and open himself up to change. His friends and colleagues are caring and understanding, yet have their own flaws, making for a completely heartwarming, yet realistic story. Thank you, Mr. Simsion, for a wonderful few hours of reading.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    Overall
    (739)
    Performance
    (647)
    Story
    (649)

    In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are 36 bodies all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.

    Nancy says: "Enjoyable, but not my favorite"
    "Good book. Not fantastic, but very good."
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    I liked this narrator better than the one that read the 1st 2. And they removed that echo-ey thing when people thought that was a little odd.
    The Audible order for series is not quite right: this is listed as #3, but I think there's another before this, because they keep referring to a dig in Utah.
    There is an odd thing where occasionally a sentence or 2 is repeated. Was the narration read to have commercials inserted?
    My only criticism with the writing is the some adjectives are over-used and some character types are too stereotyped. You know who is going to die because they are the morally bankrupt characters.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1182)
    Performance
    (1030)
    Story
    (1021)

    No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.”

    Sparkly says: "Engaging, entertaining, and heartbreaking."
    "Interesting and multi-faceted"
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    I'm not a big fan of murder mysteries, but the setting tempted me, and I'm so glad I was drawn in. Instead of gory details of corpses and murder scenes, the novel was set in a rich and detailed place, full of characters that were multidimensional and powerful. No stereotypical all-bad or all-good characters. Deep and thoughtful character development, and attention to detail of place transported me to a place where I had never been in real life. Louise Penny is a masterful writer, and Ralph Cosham an excellent narrator, one of those readers that is so seamless that you lose yourself in the text and forget someone's reading to you. Highly recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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