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Cathy

Carlin, NV, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Everyone Dies: Kevin Kerney #8

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Michael McGarrity
    • Narrated By Patrick G Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney and his wife, Lieutenant Colonel Sara Brannon, are on leave and eagerly awaiting the birth of their son when a prominent gay attorney is gunned down outside his office by an unknown assailant. Called to the crime scene and faced with scanty evidence and no apparent motive, Kerney directs his chief of detectives to delve into the victim's personal and professional life, a decision that ultimately leads to a SWAT team screw-up and the death of two innocent people.

    Cathy says: "Who Knows?!"
    "Who Knows?!"
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    Narrator appears to yell his way through this book. I found my mind wandering elsewhere, and would turn it off and forget about it, or go to a different book. I have tried to listen to it 4 times because I couldn't remember it. It was like a new book each time. This guy didn't even leave a memory. How sad is that? Well, I bought it, so it means I will have to try for a 5th time a month from now, because it ran on my player without me, so I still can't say whether the story is a good one or not.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Invasion: Alaska: Invasion America, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated By Mark Ashby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (221)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (207)

    In this controversial book, Vaughn Heppner explores the theme of a shattered America facing the onslaught of the new colossus in the East: Greater China. The time is 2032, and the Chinese are crossing the polar ice and steaming through the Gulf of Alaska. They have conquered oil-rich Siberia and turned Japan into a satellite state. Now a new glacial period has begun, devastating the world’s food supply. China plans to corner the world’s oil market and buy the needed food for their hungry masses.

    Mike From Mesa says: "Suspenseful and believable"
    "Narrator"
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    I wonder where these narrators come from. I also wonder if they have ever listened to an audio book. Not too far into this one, but if he doesn't make a reading change fairly soon, I will not be able to say if the story is any good.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Bend: Terry Rankin Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Gary Showalter
    • Narrated By Neill D. Hicks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    The day begins like any other: Terry Rankin, sole proprietor of Rankin Personal Security Services in Orlando, Florida, accepts a private meeting with a potential client. Sheila Adamson is looking for a bodyguard to protect her from her abusive husband, but Rankin refuses to take the job until she begins divorce proceedings. Moments later, Mrs. Adamson is dead and Rankin is buried beneath the rubble of his house, knocked flat by a car bomb planted in the dead woman's Jaguar.

    Cathy says: "Too much information"
    "Too much information"
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    This book was boreing to me. Just too much 'stuff'' that I think should have been left out. My mind wandered often. Too drawn out. I'm afraid I didn't finish it. Close to the end, though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kill Decision

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Daniel Suarez
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2282)
    Performance
    (2042)
    Story
    (2043)

    Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned - and thanks to her research, automated - drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets.

    Mark says: "LEO WAS RIGHT, PART II"
    "Interesting and fun read"
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    I really enjoyed listening to this narrator. A lot of enthusiasm, quick and alert to read so
    well. I felt that he was having a good time reading this book. He made me smile a few times, which didn't take away from the story at all.
    So much truth and completely believable. It could actually be right around the corner for us. If not already happening. Just look at the news. Some bits are from a good imagination, but the book held my attention from beginning to end. I agree it is a lot like Michael Crichton, but more realistic.
    A very nice break from the last 5 or 6 that I purchased and just couldn't like at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Eye of God: A Sigma Force Novel, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By Christian Baskous
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (331)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (302)

    In the wilds of Mongolia, a research satellite has crashed, triggering an explosive search for its valuable cargo: a code-black physics project connected to the study of dark energy...and a shocking image of the eastern seaboard of the United States in utter ruin. At the Vatican, a package arrives containing two strange artifacts: a skull scrawled with ancient Aramaic and a tome bound in human skin. DNA evidence reveals that both came from the same body: the long-dead Mongol king Genghis Khan.

    Patricia says: "Newest Sigma Force is a little off"
    "Just beginning this and I agree"
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    Haven't gotten very far. I do not like the narrator. Going to be tough listening and following this one. James Rollins is a big favorite and I am already disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hidden Order

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (810)
    Performance
    (727)
    Story
    (731)

    Action-packed from the start, Hidden Order demonstrates yet again why Brad Thor is the "master of thrillers". A string of high-profile kidnappings has Washington, D.C., in a frenzy. When the victims begin turning up dead, frenzy turns to panic. And when the ransom demand is finally made public, panic will turn to terror. In Brad Thor's riveting new thriller, the stakes have never been higher, nor the lines between good and evil so hard to discern.

    Kennard says: "Not what I expected from the author"
    "Didn't make much sense"
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    I thought this book was rather boreing. He had some real history and I found that to be the only good part of it. The reader was too forceful throughout the entire book, so I didn't care for him so much. The author skipped and bounced from here to there and, honestly, I had a hard time following it. With the narrator always in the same mode, if there was anything exciting happening, it didn't leave any impression of difference to me. My mind wandered. I had no trouble at all composing my shopping list in my head while listening to this one. I even listened to it twice....all the way through. I believe this will be the last Brad Thor book I will ever buy. Give me a David Baldacci any day.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Poe: An Alexandra Poe Thriller, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Brett Battles, Robert Gregory Browne
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    After losing her mother to a terrorist attack, Alexandra Poe was devastated when her father - disgraced and accused of treason - disappeared from the face of the earth. Now, over ten years and a stint in Iraq later, Alex is approached by a man who has information about her father and wants to help her find him. But there's a catch.

    Thelma says: "DISAPPOINTMENT from one of my favorite authors!!"
    "Poor Narrator Choice"
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    I am a fan of Brett Battles, but this one, so far is a big disappointment. 1 hour 40 minutes into it and I have to say, this woman is a very poor narrator for this kind of book. I started it over because I have no idea what it is about.( Realizing my mind went elsewhere while she is droning on). Now, just 35 minutes into it again and I am disgusted. Should have tried the ebook and read it myself. I don't understand why the people who make the choice in narrators don't realize how important their decisions are. These books aren't cheap. It is even worse when you buy as many of them as I do and about half are good experiences and the other half are like driving down the freeway and tossing money out the window.

    I can imagine the difficulty in reading for an audiobook to give all potential listeners a great experience. There are some out there who can do this with what seems like a cake walk for them, and I am amazed by their excellent job. That being said, I try to give the opposite readers a break and just struggle along with them to the very end. (I know I would be terrible at it).

    I have had about 5 books in a row that I simply couldn't get through. Monotone, droning on, etc, is not what will keep me buying these books.

    I am putting this book away for now.....maybe another day I will try it again and feel differently.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Line of Fire: Dr. Alan Gregory, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Stephen White
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (121)

    Dr. Gregory is starting to feel settled, hopeful that a long period of upheaval in his private life is behind him. He refocuses his energy on his clinical psychology practice, where a beguiling new patient captivates him, but the interlude of calm doesn’t last. Devastating fires are threatening Boulder. Alan’s dear friend Diane is showing signs of a long-simmering emotional collapse. And Alan’s most pressing fear - the exposure of a dangerous secret - has become a peril too real to ignore.

    Corinne says: "I Miss the Crazy Patients"
    "Unable to finish this one"
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    I am not sure if it is just me...but I can't stomach any book that goes on about incest or sex trash. Too much time spent on the fast forward button, I really couldn't say what the book is about. Starts with a cop who killed someone and lapses into the 'junk' I don't want to hear. Can't get the earbuds out fast enough. Maybe another day when I have nothing else to do, I will try again and maybe update my opinion. Until then, just not good listening for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marine One

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By James W. Huston
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (481)
    Performance
    (271)
    Story
    (271)

    After the presidents' helicopter, Marine One, goes down in a brutal thunderstorm, the government blames the European manufacturer of the helicopter, accusing them of killing the president. Senate investigations and Justice Department accusations multiply as Mike Nolan, a Marine Corps reserve helicopter pilot and trial attorney in civilian life, is hired to defend the company from the criminal investigations and a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the most notorious lawyer in America.

    Ron says: "Great courtroom thriller"
    "Good one."
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    I enjoyed this book. Not too drawn out...kept my interest all the way through. Narrator was excellent as well.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Refuge

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Chris Knopf
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (88)

    Sam Acquillo is at the end of the line: he's a middle-aged corporate dropout living in a ramshackle cottage in Southampton's North Sea. But then the old lady next door ends up floating dead in her bathtub, and it seems that Sam is the only one who wonders why.

    Daniel says: "A good read (listen)"
    "Rather boreing."
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    Too much insignificant information makes this a long listen. Good to fall asleep to, though, because narrator has nice soothing voice!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hot Pursuit

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman and Patrick G. Lawlor
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (128)

    Alyssa takes on the extremely public assignment of providing personal protection for Savannah von Hopf, an old friend who is running for office. While high-profile, the bodyguard job seems simple and easy enough - except Alyssa is juggling her stressful leadership position with a new baby and a husband who is her subordinate.

    When Alyssa receives several disturbing messages from "the Dentist," a serial killer she has relentlessly pursued for years, Alyssa must take action to protect those closest to her.

    Aurora says: "A thriller within Suz's line"
    "Confusing"
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    I have been listening to this for 3 hours and have no idea what the point even is. Male narrator just yells his way through his parts. I don't like listening to him. Too many side steps in story making it very difficult to follow.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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