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  • Scarlet Feather

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (118)

    New York Times best-selling author Maeve Binchy has a way of making everyday experiences extraordinary. Scarlet Feather introduces budding entrepreneurs Cathy and Tom who, along with their extended families, meet the trials and rewards of life head on. Scarlet Feather is a new catering company formed by two friends from cooking school, Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather. Their dream is to have the best business in Dublin.

    Jeanne Penney says: "Another Hit on My List"
    "As Always"
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    Would you listen to Scarlet Feather again? Why?

    Possibly. Just to catch some of the phrasing I may have missed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kathy and Tom. Doggedly devoted and always there for their friends. Kathy is strong enough to realize when she's wrong and go on.


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

    She has good expression and gives each character their own individual voice.


    Any additional comments?

    Binchy is always good. This may not have been my favorite book of hers but she can tell a very real and believable story that keeps the small twists going. I love her character development and real -life stories that are good without gratuitous violence, back stabbing and violation.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • V Is for Vengeance: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1311)
    Performance
    (1082)
    Story
    (1075)

    A woman with a murky past who kills herself-or was it murder? A dying old man cared for by the son he pummeled mercilessly. A lovely woman whose life is about to splinter into a thousand fragments. A professional shoplifting ring racking up millions in stolen goods. A brutal and unscrupulous gangster. A wandering husband, rich and powerful. A spoiled kid awash in gambling debt thinking he can beat the system. A lonely widower mourning the death of his lover, desperate for answers that may be worse than the pain of his loss.

    Gayle says: "Worth The Wait!"
    "You Only Live Once"
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    Where does V Is for Vengeance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Typical of Sue Grafton just a fun listen.


    If you’ve listened to books by Sue Grafton before, how does this one compare?

    One of Sue Grafton's best


    Have you listened to any of Judy Kaye’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She's awesome. I like having the same narrator for each book.


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

    Loved the end was even a bit romantic.


    Any additional comments?

    Fun book to listen to, entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bad Blood: A Virgil Flowers Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1896)
    Performance
    (1018)
    Story
    (1012)

    One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator - and a young man hits him on the head with a steel bar, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he's sure he's dead, and then calls the sheriff to report the "accident." Suspicious, the sheriff calls in Virgil Flowers, who quickly breaks the kid down...and the next day the boy's found hanging in his cell. Remorse? Virgil isn't so sure....

    Bob says: "EXCELLENT!"
    "Bad Lineage"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Bad Blood to be better than the print version?

    I enjoy listening to books over reading sometimes.


    Would you recommend Bad Blood to your friends? Why or why not?

    If they want an easy read.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Shoot out.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Bad Religion.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reflex

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Well-plotted and full of atmospheric charm, Reflex demonstrates the fine style that earned Dick Francis the title of Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. This fast-paced story of a jockey’s courageous murder investigation exposes the politics and corruption at the heart of the British racing world. Philip Nore has no greater ambition than to successfully complete the last years of his career as a jockey, even if it means bending the rules a bit. But when pushed, Philip discovers that there really are a few other things that matter to him.

    K.D. Keenan says: "Classic Dick Francis"
    "Fun and Enjoyable."
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    Would you listen to Reflex again? Why?

    Yes, and probably will.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Reflex?

    Felt comfortable listening to an "old friend".


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

    Love the characterization and voices. Puts you into the story.


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

    No. Just a fun book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Keeping Watch

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Allen Carmichael, a Vietnam veteran turned rescuer of abused children, lives on the fringes of society. When Allen comes to the aid of 12-year-old Jamie O'Connell, he begins an unforgettable sequence of events that may destroy him.

    Ruth says: "a bit much for me"
    "Loved It"
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    If you could sum up Keeping Watch in three words, what would they be?

    Hero at large.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I enjoyed the plot as it was a continuation of "Folly" but also stood on it's own. The end did have me a bit concerned!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed both the history in Vietnam and the relationship between Allen and Jerry. True family devotion even when the years have gone by.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    You are not alone.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy many of Laurie R King's books, this series was one of them. She brings bravery and vulnerability to the table, often within the same character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Desert Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By J. A. Jance
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (86)

    A cop lies dying beneath the blistering Arizona sun - a local lawman who may well have become the next sheriff of Cochise County. The police brass claim that Andy Brady was dirty, and that his shooting was a suicide attempt. Joanna Brady, his devoted wife and mother of their nine-year-old daughter, knows a cover-up when she hears one...and murder when she sees it.

    CatBookMom says: "A great beginning to a terrific series"
    "First in Line"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It was mildly entertaining. I was glad to listen to the first in the series and finally understand why the lady became sheriff. The series books I've read and listened to in the past are about the same; mildly entertaining, fairly predictable and just enough of a story to keep you listening.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Glad to finally get the answers since I've read them out of order!


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrator was good and put a good twist on each character.


    Did Desert Heat inspire you to do anything?

    Not to run for sheriff!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1345)
    Performance
    (535)
    Story
    (526)

    Very early, 4:45, on a bitterly cold Minnesota morning, three big men burst through the door of a hospital pharmacy, duct-tape the hands, feet, mouth, and eyes of two pharmacy workers, and clean the place out. But then things swiftly go bad, one of the workers dies, and the robbers hustle out to their truck-and find themselves for just one second face-to-face with a blond woman in the garage: Weather Karkinnen, surgeon, wife of an investigator named Lucas Davenport.

    Erin says: "Entertaining & Edgy"
    "Typical Sanford"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Give the characters more depth!


    Would you be willing to try another book from John Sandford? Why or why not?

    I have read a few and listened to a few. They are typical "no brainer's" that are easy to listen to when doing chores or tasks.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, good narration.


    Was Storm Prey worth the listening time?

    yes as long as you aren't expecting sophistication.


    Any additional comments?

    Will continue to listen to his books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Fetch a Thief: A Chet and Bernie Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (574)
    Performance
    (375)
    Story
    (379)

    Spencer Quinn’s quirky, best-selling tales from the four-legged perspective of K-9 school dropout Chet are unlike anything else in the mystery genre. In this third adventure, Chet once again teams with his two-legged detective partner Bernie Little to sniff out the clues in a perplexing case.

    Sally says: "Good listen. Again."
    "Fun and Enjoyable."
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    What did you love best about To Fetch a Thief?

    Chet always makes me giggle out loud! Funny how I can relate to his observations of the human species as well as himself.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Plot was a little twisty but not a real suspense thriller. Just a lot of fun to listen to.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jim Frangione?

    Well, I must say I had a hard time listening to his interpretation of Chet's voice. Having read the previous two books, I had already given Chet a voice of my own and apparently it was very different from Frangione's take. But in the end, I still enjoyed the audio book.


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

    I just love how much Bernie and Chet are a "unit". They trust each other, love each other and are unwaveringly loyal. There is always a point when Chet is in a bind and I get so tense even though I know he will get out of his "jam"!


    Any additional comments?

    Always good to read a fun book with dogs!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drama: An Actor's Education

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John Lithgow
    • Narrated By John Lithgow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (250)
    Story
    (248)

    In this riveting and surprising personal history, John Lithgow shares a backstage view of his own struggle, crisis, and discovery, revealing the early life and career that took place out of the public eye. Above all Lithgow’s memoir is a tribute to his most important influence: his father, Arthur Lithgow, who, as an actor, director, producer, and great lover of Shakespeare, brought theater to John’s boyhood. From bedtime stories to Arthur’s illustrious productions, performance and storytelling were constant and cherished parts of family life.

    Diane Havens says: "Superb"
    "Not so good"
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    What disappointed you about Drama?

    Just isn't catching my interest, sympathy


    What could John Lithgow have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Can't say really. It is too much of the kind of story between lunch time friends. Not really written to catch a readers attention.


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

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    Will try listening to it again one day.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Red Mist

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1102)
    Performance
    (878)
    Story
    (887)

    Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings. The murder of an Atlanta family years ago, a young woman on death row, and the inexplicable deaths of homeless people as far away as California seem unrelated. But Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding's death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning....

    Rene says: "Too much dialog, too little story"
    "Typical Cornwell"
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    What did you like best about Red Mist? What did you like least?

    Typical "popular novel" reading. Her books aren't as good as they once were. Too bad, too.


    What was most disappointing about Patricia Cornwell’s story?

    No real character development, nothing new.


    What three words best describe Kate Burton’s voice?

    She can give all her characters their own identity. Would help if the story was more for her to grab onto....


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    probably wait for DVD


    Any additional comments?

    When these authors start generating books at such a fast pace, they are never that great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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