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Robin

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  • The Wandering Hill: Volume 2 of The Berrybender Narratives

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (49)

    Larry McMurtry continues the story of Tasmin Berrybender and her family in the Wild West of the 1830s. This is the point in time when mountain men and trappers like Jim Bridger and Kit Carson, though still alive, are already legendary figures, and when the clash between the Indian tribes and the encroaching white Americans is about to turn into tragedy.

    Skeptical consumer says: "Outstanding"
    "The Wandering Hill"
    Overall

    This is the second book in the continuing saga of the Berrybender 'tribe'. Even though the Berrybenders are Englishmen (and definitely WOMEN) to the core, this is a very accurate appellation since they seem to bring with them their version of reality to the untamed wilderness of early America. The characters and circumstances are so rich and novel, the author brings them alive to the point that I feel an active loathing and equal admiration for a number of the characters. This is a wonderful 'listen' that I recommend to all.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost: Paladin of Shadows, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Jeremy Arthur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (518)
    Performance
    (483)
    Story
    (488)

    Former SEAL Michael Harmon, Team Name ''Ghost'', retired for service injuries, is not enjoying college life. But things are about to change, if not for the better. When he sees a kidnapping, a series of, at the time logical, decisions leave him shot to ribbons and battling a battalion of Syrian commandos with only the help of three naked co-eds who answer to the names ''Bambi,'' ''Thumper'' and ''Cotton Tail.'

    Jenassecret says: "Military-Erotica! I want MORE!!!"
    "Wish I could rate this with negative stars"
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    Been a member since 2001, have returned only 3 books since then, and this is one of them. I typically enjoy this type of book, military types succeeding against insurmountable odds with a bit of humor thrown in, as the description implies, but it certainly didn't deliver that. I didn't appreciate the constant put-downs of the one-dimensional female characters to self-aggrandize the men. It got even worse when the lead male character became more "friendly" with the females because he wanted to school them in the ways of dominance and submission. I asked for my credit back.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thicker Than Water: A Felix Castor Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Mike Carey
    • Narrated By Damian Lynch
    Overall
    (239)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (212)

    Old ghosts of different kinds come back to haunt Felix, in the fourth gripping Felix Castor novel. Names and faces he thought he'd left behind in Liverpool resurface in London, bringing Castor far more trouble than he'd anticipated. Childhood memories, family traumas, sins old and new, and a council estate that was meant to be a modern utopia until it turned into something like hell...these are just some of the sticks life uses to beat Felix Castor with as things go from bad to worse for London's favourite freelance exorcist.

    Robin says: "Why did they change the narrator with book 4?"
    "Why did they change the narrator with book 4?"
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    Story is as good as first 3, but they changed the narrator, which really ruins this series for me. Does the publisher really not understand how critical the voices are in an audio book to building the character? I know the author creates the story, but the performance aspect of audiobooks should not be discounted, as it obviously was on this series. If the prior narrator was poor, that's one thing, but he wasn't. The history I felt with Felix is totally disrupted now with some "stranger" pretending to be him. I will not buy more audio books in this series.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Keeper of Lost Causes: Department Q, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1557)
    Performance
    (1347)
    Story
    (1346)

    Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's premier crime writer. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in northern Europe, and he's won just about every Nordic crime-writing award, including the prestigious Glass Key Award-also won by Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, and Jo Nesbo. Now, Dutton is thrilled to introduce him to America.

    Ted says: "Dark, Cold, and Danish"
    "different perspective"
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    Subtle differences in outlook are interesting, good setup for on-going series. I am looking forward to more of these.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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