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Horace

Prescott, AZ, USA | Member Since 2004

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  • High Profile

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (47)

    When the body of controversial talk-show host Walton Weeks is discovered hanging from a tree on the outskirts of Paradise, police chief Jesse Stone finds himself at the center of a highly public case. When another dead body, that of a young woman, is discovered just a few days later, the pressure to solve the crimes becomes almost unbearable.

    Horace says: "Best Parker in a while"
    "Best Parker in a while"
    Overall

    I'm a big Parker fan and this is his best in quite a while. I've rated recent books from 3-4 but this one I give a 5. There are two interesting plots woven into this book. Also, Jesse Stone has apparently overcome one addiction only to succumb to a worse one. And in keeping with Parker's recent trend, action is given the back bench to detection, character development, and dialog.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It's Superman!

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Tom De Haven
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (76)

    Opening with the young Clark Kent on a date, this novel takes an entirely fresh approach to the emergence of his superpowers and the start of his newspaper career, following him from rural 1930s Kansas across America to Hollywood in its golden age and then to New York City. He meets a worldly Lois Lane and conniving political boss Lex Luthor, and begins his battles against criminal masterminds, mad scientists, and super villains inspired by fascists.

    G. Bledsoe says: "It's Superman!"
    "Where's Superman"
    Overall

    Superman is virtually absent from this story - appearing hardly at all in part 1 and only a little more in the second half. Also, the Kent/Superman character is only physically gifted but an intellectual and personality weakling in this very different take on Superman. I gave this two stars only because the Lex Luther character is unbelievably slimy - as good as Superman is dull.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nobody Knows

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Mary Jane Clark
    • Narrated By Fran Tunno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Cassie Sheridan, KEY News justice correspondent, has all a television news reporter could want. But then, she makes a critical mistake. Suddenly, her career is in shambles, her credibility is questioned, and her teenage daughter makes her realize just how much time she hasn't spent with her. Cassie is transferred to Miami to wait out the end of her contract. But in an unsuspecting South Florida town, a killer is watching...and waiting.

    Tom says: "A Good Tale, tritely told"
    "Hard to pay attention"
    Overall

    Uninteresting characters with a boringly told plot. The hurricaine which might have made things a little interesting plays virtually no role. I agree with the first reviewer that the writing does not appeal.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Plot to Save Socrates

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Paul Levinson
    • Narrated By Mark Shanahan
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    In the year 2042, Sierra, a young graduate student in Classics is shown a new dialog of Socrates, recently discovered, in which a time traveler tries to argue that Socrates might escape death by travel to the future. Thomas, the elderly scholar who has shown her the document, disappears, and Sierra immediately begins to track down the provenance of the manuscript, with the help of her classical scholar boyfriend, Max.

    Sherry says: "Not perfect, but enjoyable"
    "Time travel twister"
    Overall

    I respectfully disagree with the other reviewers. I was thoroughly caught up in the time travel twists and turns. The characters WERE interesting and I did care what happened to them. It's also a chance to pick up a little Greek history along the way. All-in-all this is one of the most intriguing time travel novels I've read and kept me guessing till the end.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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