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  • Private London

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Mark Pearson
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    Overall
    (439)
    Performance
    (371)
    Story
    (374)

    For Hannah Shapiro, a beautiful young American student, this particular nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when Jack Morgan, owner of Private--the world's most exclusive detective agency--saved her from a horrific death. She has fled her country, but can't flee her past. The terror has followed her to London, and now it is down to former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London, to save her all over again.

    Jennifer says: "Great listen overall, I recommend it"
    "Pretty good "read!""
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    Would you listen to Private London again? Why?

    Yes, it was fast-paced and kept adding twists and turns to keep things moving and kept my interest throughout.


    What does Rupert Degas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His pace, accent and presentation make the book come alive.


    Any additional comments?

    Would recommend this book for light reading!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2511)
    Performance
    (2279)
    Story
    (2280)

    Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

    Linda B says: "Well done story"
    "Don't waste your credits!"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who's really into science fiction might enjoy this book. It feels like the author had no plan or outline to follow in writing this book, and made things up as he went along. It was choppy, lacked cohesiveness, and was difficult to follow.


    What could Blake Crouch have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Re-write it.


    What three words best describe Paul Michael Garcia’s performance?

    Adequate


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment that I bought it.


    Any additional comments?

    A waste if time.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • I, Michael Bennett: Michael Bennett, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale, Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (626)
    Performance
    (528)
    Story
    (531)

    Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett's lifelong friend, Hughie McDonough, dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City - and to get revenge on Michael Bennett. To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his 10 kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family's cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers, they step into a nightmare.

    JACKIE says: "Disappointing"
    "Fast-paced, well presented and fun!"
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    What made the experience of listening to I, Michael Bennett the most enjoyable?

    The narrators captured the pace and correct presentation and made this a great ride!


    What about Bobby Cannavale and Jay Snyder ’s performance did you like?

    The accents were wonderful!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    NO


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Between Shades of Gray

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ruta Sepetys
    • Narrated By Emily Klein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (137)

    Lina is just like any other 15-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys - until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia.

    FanB14 says: "Sunlight Through the Cracks"
    "I wish more people would take the time to listen!"
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    If you could sum up Between Shades of Gray in three words, what would they be?

    Tragic historical account.


    What other book might you compare Between Shades of Gray to and why?

    Several books written about the Holocaust come to mind...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I wouldn't say "favorite" is the right word; possibly, moving or blatently honest would be more correct. There were too many scenes of that caliber, but I might say the scene in Siberia where the Russian officer comes to their aid, is one of them.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    See last comment.


    Any additional comments?

    This book should be required high school reading, or college, at the very least! Why hasn't Oprah reviewed this one!!???

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • While Galileo Preys

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Joshua Corin
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    Where others see puzzles, Esme Stuart sees patterns. These outside-the-box inductive skills made her one of the FBI's top field operatives. But she turned her back on all that eight years ago to start a family and live a normal life. She now has a husband, a daughter and a Long Island home to call her own, far removed from the bloody streets of Atlanta. But Galileo's murders escalate and her old boss needs the help of his former protege.

    Kathy says: "A trite book, not particularly well presented."
    "A trite book, not particularly well presented."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story wandered about so much and was not cogently assembled that I found it irritating to listen to...the narrator didn't help much either.


    What was most disappointing about Joshua Corin’s story?

    Lack of cohesiveness and strong characters.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I wish I could tell you that...


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from While Galileo Preys?

    No particular scene stands out -- one reason I supposed I disliked it!


    Any additional comments?

    Please take it back!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2136)
    Performance
    (745)
    Story
    (752)

    Former naval doctor Peter Crane is summoned to a remote oil platform in the North Atlantic to help diagnose a bizarre medical condition. But when he arrives, Crane learns that the real trouble lies far below on "Deep Storm", a stunningly advanced science-research facility built two miles beneath the surface on the ocean floor. The top-secret structure has been designed for one purpose: to excavate a recently discovered undersea site that may hold the answers to an ancient mystery.

    Tom says: "Must Read"
    "Spellbinding and well presented..."
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    What made the experience of listening to Deep Storm the most enjoyable?

    Scott Brick's presentation of this well-written, fast-moving book is terrific, as usual! The book was so well written that my interest never lagged and the story was very explicit in so many details that it seemed very plausible.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deep Storm?

    The ending, where the heros of the book come to realize the actual meaning of the buried "treasure."


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    With Mr. Brick's reading, I am able to sit back and let the events wash over me and just listen as if I were on site, experiencing the whole thing.


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

    Only insofar as encouraging the realization that we probably aren't alone in the universe!


    Any additional comments?

    I was, once again, pleased that I had chosen a book read by Mr. Brick; he is excellent!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7164)
    Performance
    (3523)
    Story
    (3528)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "Unusual format and content-definitely worth a read"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Passage the most enjoyable?

    Still listening -- very long book, but the main narrator, Scott Brick, is excellent and makes the length bearable!


    What other book might you compare The Passage to and why?

    None to compare with...


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Voice inflection and ability to make it through a book of this length because I can listen in my car or while doing chores!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not finished yet, but no, so far.


    Any additional comments?

    I was disappointed when I was listening to one of the parts narrated by Abby Craden, to find out that "parts were missing or unintelligible" (part of the novel - not actually missing, but at first I wasn't sure!)...felt like I was cheated out of that part of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Racketeer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By J.D. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4144)
    Performance
    (3494)
    Story
    (3488)

    Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

    Ron says: "Very Enjoyable Grisham"
    "Title off the mark and writing not cohesive"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Well spent only in that we were driving on a long trip and had nothing else to listen to.


    Would you recommend The Racketeer to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would partially recommend it...definitely not his best work.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None stick out...


    Did The Racketeer inspire you to do anything?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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