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  • A Case of Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Adam Mitzner
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1613)
    Performance
    (1391)
    Story
    (1404)

    A high-profile attorney in the middle of a leave of absence following a personal tragedy is drawn back into the legal arena amidst a media firestorm when he agrees to represent a popular rap artist accused of brutally murdering his pop star girlfriend. With its powerful voice, pause-resisting tension, and strong cast of characters, Adam Mitzner’s novels are reminiscent of such best-selling authors as Scott Turow and John Grisham.

    cristina says: "Excellent"
    "At First I Thought It was Predictable....but"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Case of Redemption to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I think the narrator was overall great. If I had to give him a piece of constructive criticism.. I would say that he wasn't the best with female voices (most male narrators aren't), but he still was great with differentiating between the difference male characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character, Dan. He was multidimensional and interesting.


    What does Kevin T. Collins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Rhythm and inflection at certain times where these aspects are needed (during the part when LD raps; during the trial).


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

    When a celebrity lawyer seeks truth against all odds.


    Any additional comments?

    This was not my favorite legal drama audiobook (that would have to be reserved for a John Grisham story....The Testament? or The Firm?) BUT it is worth listening to.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Dog Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Peter Heller
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1134)
    Performance
    (1006)
    Story
    (1010)

    Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life exists beyond the airport.

    Melinda says: "Absolutely Stellar!"
    "Very Good"
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    Where does The Dog Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 15


    What other book might you compare The Dog Stars to and why?

    A much better version of The Road by Cormac McCarthy...not to knock CM....I loved some of his other novels.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Hig is walking into the perimeter with the villians on his tail, and Bangley uses the radio to get him through.


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

    Yes. It made me pay more attention to my dog, Sonny. It made me realize how much I appreciate him as a real companion.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a plot driven book...but really...Such great writing and narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gone-Away World

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Nick Harkaway
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (219)
    Performance
    (173)
    Story
    (174)

    There couldn't be a fire along the Jorgmund Pipe. It was the last thing the world needed. The Pipe was what kept the Livable Zone safe from the bandits, monsters, and nightmares the Go-Away War had left in its wake. Enter Gonzo Lubitsch and the Haulage & HazMat Emergency Civil Freebooting Company, a team of troubleshooters who roll into action when things get hot.

    Ryan says: "Exhaustively witty, but unsatisfying"
    "Great Narration...but couldn't get through it."
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    What disappointed you about The Gone-Away World?

    It was too hard to follow...and not in a good way.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nick Harkaway again?

    no


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the flashback scenes were pretty good


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drowning Ruth

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Christina Schwarz
    • Narrated By Blair Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (649)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (161)

    Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed. A mesmerizing and achingly beautiful debut.

    Steven says: "Drowning Ruth"
    "It wasn't so bad that I didn't get through it..."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The plot is a "supermarket mystery," but the author's style is trying too hard to be artistic and literary...pick one and stick with it.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    the end was good. the beginning was very tedious.


    What three words best describe Blair Brown’s voice?

    raspy, lacks tone, lacks inflection


    Do you think Drowning Ruth needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Christina Schwarz is not a bad writer. She has a knack for vivid description, but I feel as if she's been wronged by a few too many men, and likes to vilify them in a way that is predictable and stereotypical.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • State of Wonder: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4394)
    Performance
    (3194)
    Story
    (3195)

    Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have disappeared in the Amazon while working on an extremely valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding answers to the questions about her friend's death, her company's future, and her own past.

    F. B. Herron says: "Do yourself a favor and listen to this book!"
    "GREAT -the only audiobook I listened to twice!"
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    What did you love best about State of Wonder?

    Unable to put down ~ Uniquely Fantastic


    What other book might you compare State of Wonder to and why?

    Bel Canto, but I liked State of Wonder better...because Bel Canto's ending was dissatisfying for me.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    "STOP THE BOAT" scene


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

    "Who knew a doctor of pharmacology could be interesting without being a felon"....but no that wouldn't sell the movie to the masses...so I guess I'd go with..."Conquer the Rainforest, your Fears and your Peers in a State of Wonder"


    Any additional comments?

    If you liked other audiobooks by Ann Patchett...or any Margaret Attwood...or any other quality writer...listen to this book! Also, regarding the narrator; at first I thought the slight lisp would bother me...but no...Hope Davis is a great narrator...she has a great understanding of tone and inflection...and the lisp becomes endearing.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wicked Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Alex Marwood
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1136)
    Performance
    (1021)
    Story
    (1010)

    On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two 11-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young female tourists in a seaside vacation town when her investigation leads her to interview carnival cleaner Amber Gordon. For Kirsty and Amber, it's the first time they've seen each other since that dark day so many years ago. Now with new, vastly different lives - and unknowing families to protect - will they really be able to keep their wicked secret hidden?

    Tina says: "Really my rating is 4 1/2 stars."
    "Really my rating is 4 1/2 stars."
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    Where does The Wicked Girls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5


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

    Yes. The main characters are complex and original. They are exciting and unpredictable. However, there are a few predictable scenes, but just enough to make the plot understandable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Most of the novels I like fall flat at the end, but I though this one had a perfect falling action and ending.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Wicked Girls and why?

    Leading Character: Amber, because she is one of kind, but in a believable way. Supporting Character: Jackie, because we all have known a "Jackie" in our life


    Any additional comments?

    I don't usually write reviews, but I wanted to take the time to review this book, because I was unsure about buying it at first.....not a well known author....not a ton of great reviews...but I was so pleasantly surprised that it was one of those books that I could not stop listening to...so I have to spread the word!

    28 of 28 people found this review helpful

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