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Sherry

Tell us about yourself! Retired School Principal and love mysteries, thrillers, and science fiction print and audio books.

Member Since 2012

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  • The Sinner

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (676)
    Performance
    (313)
    Story
    (318)

    The cloistered grounds of the convent have traditionally represented a place of faith and peace. Now, that peace is shattered as two nuns are found, one dead, one mortally wounded. The killings appear to be without motive, without an obvious suspect, and are further complicated by the murder and mutilation of a third woman. Together, medical examiner Maura Isles and intense, moody homicide detective Jane Rizzoli uncover an ancient horror that connects these terrible slaughters.

    Margaret says: "Outstanding"
    "Another Great Book in the Series"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Sinner the most enjoyable?

    The narrator is wonderful and does a good job of lending her voice and expression to match the mood of the story. The ending makes you want to read or listen to the next book in the series right away to find out what Rizolli does regarding her pregnancy situation.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maura Isles -- she is still somewhat of an unknown with a very deep and multi-faceted personality and background.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Dr. Isles' exhusband shows up


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

    It had some humor in it as well as excitement and mystery


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the money or credit point

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Apprentice: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (572)
    Performance
    (312)
    Story
    (313)

    It is a boiling summer in Boston. Adding to the city's woes is a series of shocking crimes that end in abduction and death. The pattern suggests one man: "The Surgeon," serial killer Warren Hoyt, known for his partial dissection of his victims, and recently thrown behind bars. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires.

    Mary S. Murray says: "Good Read"
    "Excellent Thriller"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, Great follow up to the last book in the series "The Surgeon". This book and narrator gave a sense of thrilling excitement and mystery. The story is fast moving and displays new aspects to Rizzolli's character as the reader begins to understand her a bit more in each book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the thriller nature of the story


    Which character – as performed by Anna Fields – was your favorite?

    She did them all so well it is hard to pick one. She really seems to have Rizzolli down very well, just what you think she should sound like as a tough female cop who has had to claw her way to the top in a man's world.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book in a good series. Well worth the money or credit point.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Containment

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Christian Cantrell
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    As Earth's ability to support human life begins to diminish at an alarming rate, the Global Space Agency is formed with a single mandate: protect humanity from extinction by colonizing the solar system as quickly as possible. Venus, being almost the same mass as Earth, is chosen over Mars as humanity's first permanent steppingstone into the universe. Arik Ockley is part of the first generation to be born and raised off-Earth.

    Gregory says: "Promising but falls a little bit short"
    "The ending was an unexpected twist."
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    What did you like best about Containment? What did you like least?

    I liked the ending the best. It started kind of slow but sped up as you progressed.


    Could you see Containment being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes, this could be make into a movie very easily.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rook: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Daniel O'Malley
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1999)
    Performance
    (1815)
    Story
    (1815)

    Myfanwy Thomas awakes in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, her only hope of survival is to trust the instructions left in her pocket by her former self. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization - and this person wants her dead.

    Ethan M. says: "Harry Dresden meets English bureaucracy"
    "Awesome Book"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Rook to be better than the print version?

    At least as good and since it is audible you can do other things while listening which you cannot do while reading -- such as drive your daily commute to and from work, prepare dinner in the kitchen, mow the lawn, etc......


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters and the premise of the story


    What about Susan Duerden’s performance did you like?

    She did an awesome job !!! Really drew you into the story and characters.


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

    When Rook Thomas reconnected with her sister and the ending when she was happy with her life and had become the best of both her personalities.


    Any additional comments?

    Was extremely sorry to come to the end of the book. It would be great if the author wrote a sequel or two.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Area 51

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Bob Mayer, Robert Doherty
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (490)
    Performance
    (429)
    Story
    (433)

    Deep in the Nevada desert is the most secure compound in the United States: Area 51. The most chilling experiment of all time is about to begin there. The president doesn't know about it. Just a few scientists and military personnel working for Majestic-12 do, and they are about to make a very big mistake.

    William says: "10 hours of setup for a sequel"
    "Keeps your interest"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you listen to Area 51 again? Why?

    Yes, there were a lot of details that one could pick more up the second time around. I listened to is on my commute to and from work. It kept my interest and took the boredom out of the drive.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Area 51?

    When they got in the space ship and headquarters in the mountain


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

    Kept my interest


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the cost

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Further: Beyond the Threshold

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Chris Roberson
    • Narrated By Jeff Crawford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (57)

    The 34th century: Humankind is spread across 3,000 light years in myriad worlds and habitats known as the Human Entelechy. Linked by a network of wormholes with Earth at its center, it is the world Captain RJ Stone awakens to after a twelve-thousand-year cryogenic suspension. Stone soon finds himself commanding the maiden voyage of the first spacecraft to break the light speed barrier: the FTL Further. In search of extraterrestrial intelligence, the landing party explores a distant pulsar only to be taken prisoner by the bloodthirsty Iron Mass.

    Dennis says: "Talking Dog,Lions and Apes! Come on!"
    "Not interesting until last third of book"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you like lots of stereotypic science fiction dialog for chapter after chapter than you might like this book but if you were looking for action or excitement or even something slightly interesting then don't start at the first chapter skip to the last 25% of the book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Chris Roberson again?

    Yes


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

    The audio performer was good and did the best he could with the book to make it interesting


    What character would you cut from Further?

    90% of the kooky characters and side bar characters that never really added anything to the story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27690)
    Performance
    (21484)
    Story
    (21695)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    GS says: "Conflicting Emotions"
    "Another great book in the series"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Mockingjay to be better than the print version?

    All I can say is I wish there were more books in this series. The author helps you to identify and understand characters so well that you fall in love with them and hate it when the book is over. The audio performer makes the characters come alive and keeps true to the author's feelings in the book. That is especially true with this last book in the series. Great listening, lots of lose ends in the tale are tied up and new things come to light in this last exciting book. The last games were great along with the clock premise as part of the game makers design. I spend an hour to three hours a day in my car and this audio book made me want to make my drives longer just so I could listen to more of the book. Great listen and well worth the cost.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Catness the MokingJay was my favorite character however I loved Peta


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

    Great performance as usual for McCormick


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender in Exile

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, David Birney, Cassandra Campbell, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2275)
    Performance
    (1184)
    Story
    (1187)

    Andrew Wiggin is told that he can no longer live on Earth, and he realizes that this is the truth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: he is the Savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony. He is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros, at one of the Hegemony's training facilities, but instead the 12-year-old chooses to leave his home world and begin the long relativistic journey out to the colonies.

    Joshua says: "A Change of Perspective"
    "Ender is outstanding and fully engages your mind"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Ender in Exile in three words, what would they be?

    Fantastic, Fun, Engaging


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ender in Exile?

    I love all the areas where the reader can get into Ender's mind and how he plays situations and outwits others.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Clear voice with proper amount of excitement and enthusiasm


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, yes, yes,........ Never wanted to stop when I got to work or home. I listened to this book during my daily commute to work. Couldn't wait to get back into the car to listen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Time Traders

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Andre Norton
    • Narrated By William Coon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    The young man in question, Ross Murdock, is about to embark upon the adventure of his life. In order to avoid prosecution, he reluctantly joins Operation Retrograde, whose members are exploring various time periods. Their goal? To find out where – and when – the ‘Reds’ are obtaining certain scientific breakthroughs, in order to maintain the balance of global power. An outsider in his own time, Ross becomes an outsider in other times as well, and faces one challenge after another.

    Barbara says: "Excellent"
    "Interesting and different science fiction premise."
    Overall
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    If you could sum up The Time Traders in three words, what would they be?

    Definately different than most cookie cutter science fiction books. Very interesting premise spanning both the future, science fiction, and ancient history. At times the story kind of got lost in all the details of each time period, thus dragging it down a bit. Was very inexpensive for my Kindle so it was worth the price. Fantastic and fast moving in areas while in other areas slow moving and detail ridden.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Murdock


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    He was fairly monotone and at times seemed to drone on and on.


    Any additional comments?

    Very interesting premise and mix of historical periods with futuristic periods of time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Heartbeat Away

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Michael Palmer
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (103)

    On the night of the State of the Union address, President James Allaire expects to give the speech of his career. But no one anticipates the terrifying turn of events that forces him to quarantine everyone in the Capitol building. A terrorist group calling itself “Genesis” has unleashed WRX3883, a deadly, highly contagious virus, into the building. No one fully knows the deadly effect of the germ except for the team responsible for its development—a team headed by Allaire, himself.

    nancy says: "A HEARTBEAT AWAY"
    "Well worth the cost and time. Great Story."
    Overall
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    If you could sum up A Heartbeat Away in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, interesting, and exciting.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Heartbeat Away?

    When they discovered the living person from the research trials. It gave hope and continued excitement to the story.


    What about Robert Petkoff’s performance did you like?

    He was clear, consistent, and showed emotion / excitement without over doing it.


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

    Scientific thriller that could actually happen anytime and anywhere in our present world.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story line and plenty of excitement.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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