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Robert

Summerville, SC, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • 3 reviews
  • 77 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 36 purchased in 2014
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  • In Sunlight and in Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Mark Helprin
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    New York in 1947 glows with postwar energy. Harry Copeland, an elite paratrooper who fought behind enemy lines in Europe, returns home to run the family business. In a single, magical encounter on the Staten Island ferry, the young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale falls for him instantly but too late to prevent her engagement to a much older man. Harry and Catherine pursue one another in a romance played out in postwar America’s Broadway theaters, Long Island mansions, and the haunts of gangsters.

    Leslie says: "Great Insomnia Listening"
    "Incredibly tedious and pretentious"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to another book narrated by Sean Runnette?

    Yes.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not for me. It is not a book I would recommend to any of my friends.


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Ready to Kill: Nathan McBride, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Andrew Peterson
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (476)
    Performance
    (436)
    Story
    (440)

    When a mysterious note referencing a top-secret US operation is tossed over the wall of the embassy in Nicaragua, Nathan McBride and his old pal Harv are called out of retirement by CIA Director Rebecca Cantrell and sent to Central America. Cantrell wants the situation resolved quickly and knows that Nathan is the man to do it; after all, he has a history with the place. The jungle he and Harv are about to land in is the same one that Nathan barely escaped with his life decades before, an ordeal that left him physically and psychologically scarred.

    Mimi says: "Really enjoy Nathan and Harve"
    "very disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Ready to Kill better?

    I kept fast-forwarding hoping it would get better. I finally finished it but definitely not my favorite read.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I am going to listen to Daniel Palmer's new book.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Ready to Kill?

    The scene in the cave was much too long and tedious.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Painting the Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (171)

    On a mild autumn afternoon in 1882, William Trenchard sits smoking his pipe in the garden of his comfortable family home. When the creak of the garden gate heralds the arrival of an unexpected stranger, he is puzzled but not alarmed. He cannot know the destruction this man will wreak on all he holds most dear.

    Janice says: "Skeletons in every closet"
    "Tried five chapters and could not get through it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Robert Goddard and/or Michael Kitchen?

    No


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Looking for a good mystery


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator ok....book was too rambling.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Just wasn't for me.


    Any additional comments?

    Had to start over a couple of times....just started daydreaming and wishing book was over. Finally put it down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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