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Words form the heart, sound forms the soul, intrigue forms the mind.

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  • Death Song

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Michael McGarrity
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    In Lincoln County, New Mexico, the slaying of a deputy sheriff and his wife reunites Police Chief Kerney and his son, Sergeant Clayton Istee, on the bloody trail of drug-running killers.

    Amazon Customer says: "Another Hit!"
    "Another Hit!"
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    Where does Death Song rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Probably around the top 20.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Death Song?

    The snow storm and the when they were closing in on a suspect. A good description and feel for what it is like to work in and around the very bad weather that can happen in New Mexico.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes between Kevin and his Srgt. Este.


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

    There was a death near the end that was so sad and avoidable. All the wrong choices led up to it and it affected everyone.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cruelest Month: A Three Pines Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    Overall
    (1203)
    Performance
    (845)
    Story
    (830)

    It's spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees, and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth. But not everything is meant to return to life. When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil - until one of their party dies of fright.

    Sara says: "Spring in Three Pines"
    "Great Read"
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    Any additional comments?

    Louise Penny is one of the best mystery writers out there. This book delves deeply into the psyche of her characters while keeping us guessing as to the outcome. I would read anything by Ms. Penny, and Ralph Cosham makes the listening great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tuesday the Rabbi Saw Red: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Harry Kemelman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    On Tuesday, Rabbi David Small takes a break from the Barnard’s Crossing pulpit to teach a course on Jewish Thought at a small community college. But he soon discovers that all is not idyllic behind the ivy-covered walls. When a bomb goes off in the dean’s office, the peaceful campus mood is shattered. Soon everyone - from professors and students to the indefatigable rabbi himself - is suspected of murder.

    Amazon Customer says: "Still a Good Read!"
    "Still a Good Read!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Tuesday the Rabbi Saw Red the most enjoyable?

    I read the the Rabbi Small books when they were first written years ago. To have these available was like visiting an old friend, nostalgic but still of great worth. The mystery is fun and not as easy to guess as you might think. But more importantly, I beleive, is the peek into the ordinary life of a jewish community, its values and its shortcomings and how it grapples with change. It is still very relevant.


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

    Guidall's performance, as always, was excellent. As I have told my friends, he could read a tax return and it would keep me interested.


    Any additional comments?

    The material feels a little dated, especially police procedures, which border on unbelievable but the story is worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Box: Harry Bosch, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Michael McConnohie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1971)
    Performance
    (1674)
    Story
    (1657)

    In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box", the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

    Amazon Customer says: "Disappointing"
    "Disappointing"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I am not sure any one but die-hard Harry Bosch fans could get through it.


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

    Not one of his better tries. It felt like Mr. Connelly was just going through the motions to get another book out there. I wanted to shout, "Show, not Tell" please review creative writing 101. So disappointing.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Very monotone, and almost like it is a news report.


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

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    Mr. Connelly starts connecting the wide spread pieces of the puzzle together into an interesting shape. It just wasn't done in his good style. The narrator made a so-so book even more below average.

    43 of 44 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Man: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3420)
    Performance
    (2987)
    Story
    (2967)

    The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

    K says: "Couldn't be better...except"
    "The Best Yet!"
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    What did you love best about The Last Man?

    No stopping. Not a dull piece to it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very relevant to our time.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Well Mitch Rapp is the best, but his female voices are very well done also.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't miss this book.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Riot: Peter Grant, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1200)
    Performance
    (1090)
    Story
    (1089)

    Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale....

    Nancy J says: "I LOVE this Book!"
    "Pratchett meets Rowling in modern London."
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    If you could sum up Midnight Riot in three words, what would they be?

    What a Hoot!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The digs at English entertainment, literature, politics and wizardry in general was such a refreshing look at urban fantasy in real world time. It was well written, sublte where it needed to be, the prose was excellent.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were several. When Peter meets Goddess Thames. Some interesting dialogue and visuals.


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

    Your not in Hogwarts Anymore!


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator did an excellent job of bringing Peter to life. I can't imagine anyone else doing him now. While the stroy was dark in some places, the commentary on mondern england and its culture was wonderful. Peter is a somewhat "distracted", open and on-target character. I look forward to more!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Beautiful Friendship: Star Kingdom, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1104)
    Performance
    (976)
    Story
    (977)

    Stephanie Harrington had always expected to be a forest ranger on her homeworld of Meyerdahl until her parents relocated to the frontier planet of Sphinx in the far distant Star Kingdom of Manticore. It should have been the perfect new home - a virgin wilderness full of new species of every sort, just waiting to be discovered. But Sphinx is a far more dangerous place than ultra-civilized Meyerdahl, and Stephanie's explorations come to a sudden halt when her parents lay down the law: no trips into the bush without adult supervision!

    brendanstallard says: "Wow, Weber hits the target."
    "Not for Adults"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. I was fooled by a review that said this was a good listen even though it is a juvenille book. It really is too superficial for a good listen and too predictable.


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

    I think it would work for age 10 - 13. Not for any one that has listened to his Honor Harrington series.


    Did Khristine Hvam do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes. Although I always imagined the Tree Cats a little differently.


    Was A Beautiful Friendship worth the listening time?

    No, I sped through after about 2 hours, stopping every now and then to pick up characters. I could get all I wanted with about 30 minutes listening time.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good book for your pre-teen or just teen. It is definitely not for adults.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Graveyard Book

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6413)
    Performance
    (3196)
    Story
    (3217)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Gaiman’s not just an award-winning author, but a narrator who earns rave reviews – and fields requests from other authors to perform their books, too! Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead....

    Guillermo says: "Masterful Fantasy for the Jaded Heart"
    "Not just for Kids"
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    What did you love best about The Graveyard Book?

    I think the very best part was the Dance Macbre. It was a beautiful and touching vision of this strange dance.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character, Nobody. He had a gravitas that was beyond his years but believable.


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

    The final discussion between Nobody and his Guardian almost brought me to tears. Moving, not maudlin.


    Any additional comments?

    Toward the end, I was a little confused and had to leap in thought to figure it out. But,... it was good for the brain. This was so well written and performed I recommend it for anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cast in Chaos: Chronicles of Elantra, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    Overall
    (536)
    Performance
    (478)
    Story
    (481)

    Kaylin Neya is a Hawk, part of the elite force tasked with keeping the City of Elantra safe. Her past is dark, her magic uncontrolled and her allies unpredictable. And nothing has prepared her for what is coming, when the charlatans on Elani Street suddenly grow powerful, the Oracles are thrown into an uproar and the skies rain blood.

    Ali says: "Amazing Book Cant wait for the next one"
    "Love this Series!"
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    Would you listen to Cast in Chaos again? Why?

    Michelle Sagara has a way of keeping this series from getting stale. I really like the main character and the changes in each book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Knew people and characters that are definitely going to come around again.


    Which character – as performed by Khristine Hvam – was your favorite?

    The female dragon.


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

    Not your ordinary dragon.


    Any additional comments?

    I really like this series, even though the events seem to take place within weeks of each other, her main character grows up just a little more in each episode.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doc: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mary Doria Russell
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (487)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (351)

    The year is 1878, peak of the Texas cattle trade. The place is Dodge City, Kansas, a saloon-filled cow town jammed with liquored-up adolescent cowboys and young Irish hookers. Violence is random and routine, but when the burned body of a mixed-blood boy named Johnnie Sanders is discovered, his death shocks a part-time policeman named Wyatt Earp. And it is a matter of strangely personal importance to Doc Holliday, the frail 26-year-old dentist who has just opened an office at No. 24, Dodge House.

    Dennis says: "Great writing and narration"
    "Great Listen!"
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    What did you love best about Doc?

    He was such a complicated man, that I wanted to listen more and more about him. So well written!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Doc?

    Transcending the gunslinger/gambler reputation to expose a very complicated man who was a good dentist, a good friend and a gentleman. I particularly liked his treatment of Wyatt Earp in his dentist's office.


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

    Every character was excellently displayed.


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

    A west that you never knew!


    Any additional comments?

    It was a perfect transition of the South meets the West after the War between the States. Very well done and I am not a fan of historical fiction...this was one of the best books I have listened to in a long, long time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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