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Rita

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  • The Tenth Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (284)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (105)

    Ben Addison, fresh from Yale Law, is a new clerk for one of the Supreme Court's most respected justices. But when he accidentally reveals the secret outcome of an upcoming decision, a blackmailer makes millions and Ben starts to sweat. Big time. He turns to his co-clerk, Lisa, and his housemates, Nathan, Eric, and Ober, for help.

    Sally says: "Better than anticipated"
    "I'm surprised at how bad this is..."
    Overall

    I could only listen to the first 3 chapters of this book before I deleted it. The behavior of the main characters was incredibly rude, sexist, and ultra-frat-boy. Their emotional development must have been arrested sometime during high school. In fact, they were so obnoxious it made me hope that bad things WOULD happen to them.

    I also found the decisions made by the main character were totally unbelievable for a young man whose accomplishments were so outstanding he was selected among thousands to work for a Supreme Court Justice.

    I'm willing to overlook a lot of inconsistencies in a suspense book, but The Tenth Justice went way past my tolerance level.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Deeper Water: The Tides of Truth Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert Whitlow
    • Narrated By Suzy Jackson
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (78)

    Christy Award winner Robert Whitlow’s legal thrillers draw favorable comparisons to the works of best-selling author John Grisham. Here, Tammy Taylor, a young law student working for a firm in Savannah, becomes immersed in a deadly conspiracy. After Tammy learns dark secrets about her client, her continuing investigation uncovers sinister truths about her superiors as well.

    Teresia says: "Unexpected"
    "This book is totally misrepresented by description"
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    Performance
    Story

    From the description Audible provided for this book, I expected a John Grisham- type novel. Instead I received a book that appears to be written for deeply religious adolescent girls. Compared to this book's angelic main character and her loving family, Nancy Drew was a juvenile delinquent being raised by neglectful parents.

    I want my money back! This book should be listed as a Christian novel written for adolescents--and for heaven's sake, get rid of the reference to John Grisham novels.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pirate King: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    Overall
    (445)
    Performance
    (387)
    Story
    (387)

    As Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes embark on their 11th adventure together, they find themselves immersed in the world of silent filmmaking. Here, the pirates are real—and unlike the shooting done with a camera, this sort can be deadly.

    Debra says: "Very disappointing"
    "Who's speaking?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Judging by the rating this book's narrator has received, I seem to be pretty much alone with the difficulty I experienced. My problem was that much of the time when the movie director was speaking, I would picture Sherlock in my mind. The narrator did not seem to be able to create a significant difference in their voices.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Killing the Shadows

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Vari Sylvester
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    A killer is on the loose, blurring the line between fact and fiction. His prey - the writers of crime novels who have turned psychological profilers into the heroes of the nineties. But this killer is like no other. His bloodlust shatters all the conventional wisdom surrounding the motives and mechanics of how serial killers operate. And for one woman, the desperate hunt to uncover his identity becomes a matter of life and death.

    Rita says: "Too much"
    "Too much"
    Overall

    I read a lot of mysteries containing explicit violence. But there is a point at which mutilations and killings become too gruesome and take up so much of the book that skipping over the extreme violence leaves you with hardly anything to read. I suspect that publishers require their authors to top the level of "gruesomeness" in each new book. That is regrettable.

    I doubt I'm alone in my growing avoidance of books like "Killing the Shadow". Only so much prolonged, repetitive, excruciatingly graphic and detailed descriptions of mutilations/murders can be tolerated. I only wish there was a violence rating scale so that I didn't accidentally buy books like this one.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Suture Self

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Mary Daheim
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Mary Daheim's wonderful world of Hillside Manor is zany, engrossing, and positively addicting! In Suture Self, Judith McMonigle Flynn is scheduled for a hip replacement. Instead of looking ahead to her new mobility, she's worried. "Routine surgery" recently cost a local actress and a star baseball pitcher their lives. Though Judith smells malice, she successfully survives her operation - but another patient isn't so lucky.

    Rita says: "Radical personality changes"
    "Radical personality changes"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed the first half of this book. The quirky, humorous main characters, 2 cousins, were very enjoyable. Unfortunately, about halfway through, the personalities of these 2 women completely changed. I hoped it was just a plot twist. But unfortunately it wasn't. Inexplicably the 2 feisty women suddenly became passive, clueless, and uninteresting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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